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The Harbor Grand
111 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117 (Formerly Harbor Grand Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in New Buffalo
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Quick get-away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed at Harbor Grand for 2 nights after the town's busy week end Fall Festival. We were loved the hospitality and our comfortable fireplace room overlooking the harbor. We enjoyed the in-room breakfast, pool and dinner at The Terrace. The massage room (extra charge) was a special treat for both of us to enjoy together. Living north of Chicago, we look forward to returning.

Room Tip: 3rd floor facing overlooking both the harbor and the restaurant fire pit for outdoor dining.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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waukesha, wi
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is an old hotel, but updated and well maintained--very clean. The shower has 2 shower heads and is spectacular! Very nice continental breakfast delivered to the room. You can walk a block to a public beach on Lake Michigan. New Buffalo is a very cute town with nice restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Very comfortable hotel. In room complimentary breakfast very nice touch. Right across from Amtrak station proved to be no problem and very convenient. Indoor pool with outdoor deck. Definitely will return.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at The Harbor Grand for one night before the busy Labor Day weekend (we were told by many that New Buffalo gets very busy over the holidays). The hotel is at a great location in New Buffalo. We ate dinner at The Terrace Room for dinner and sat outside. It is right on the harbor, so views of boats, but nice location. Food and service were good, maybe a little pricey. The room had a nice view of the harbor and Lake Michigan in the distance. Room was a nice size, updated bathroom and very clean. It had a tv, dvd player, mini refrigerator, fireplace, spa tub but no balcony. The hotel is within walking distance of bars, restaurants, the beach, etc. We did a couples massage at this hotel. It was set up in what used to be a bedroom. So not very fancy but it was a nice massage and I would do it again. I was very pleased with the service and our overall hotel stay. We plan on staying her again next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I visit New Buffalo at least once every summer, but usually rent a house. This time my boyfriend and I stayed at the Harbor Grand. We arrived early and did get early check in which was great. Although, we opened up our door to find an old small outdated room. We stayed in the king harbor view on the 2nd floor. There are NO balconies which was so disappointing only a sliding door. The view was very poor a huge tree took up most of the harbor view. The tv was old and you could tell the room and hotel need updating. For almost $400/night I expect more.

The only positive was the location- walking distance to the lake and downtown area. The staff was also very courteous.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 3rd floor harbor may have a better view but still no balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed for a couple of days to celebrate the return of our kids to college--and peace!. The rooms are well appointed and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is excellent---you can walk to fun shops and bars and restaurants. The hotel restaurant is excellent, with both inside and outside seating. They have adirondack chairs on the lawn looking over the harbor--great place for a martini! Breakfast is delivered in a picnic basket---a fun change! Not inexpensive, but worth it. We will be back.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Nice weekend get away. Great location to the beach and other areas in the
Harbor Country. Breakfast in your room is included daily with an ok selection of yogurt, muffins and coffee/juice. Our room was located next to the pool deck and workout facilities; we didn't have a problem with carryover sound. As a matter of the pool deck felt like our private area to our room. My only compliant was that the plumbing is noisy; you can hear the toilets flushing and our bathroom fan was extremely loud. Also the room had a stale smell to it, but once the window was open it went away. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was clean upon arrival (sans stale smell) and cleaned by the time we would come back by 2 pm.

Room Tip: Go with a harbor side view. Otherwise, you may get the sound of Amtrak coming through town. The hote...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Harbor Grand

Address: 111 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117 (Formerly Harbor Grand Hotel)
Location: United States > Michigan > Berrien County > New Buffalo
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in New Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Full-service boutique hotel on the New Buffalo harbor. Waterfront rooms include luxury bedding, fireplaces and whirlpool baths. Indoor pool, massage therapy and waterfront dining. Complimentary breakfast in bed and bike rentals. Short walk to Lake Michigan beach and downtown shops and restaurants. Weddings and meetings for up to 75. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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