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“Weekend Getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Marina Grand Resort
600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in New Buffalo
Lockport, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Weekend Getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The room was very clean, and the hotel was pleasant. I was disappointed with the lack of room service, we have stayed at the Harbor Grand where breakfast in your room is included, and I wish the Marina Grand had a similar service, even if there was a charge for it. The balconies in the rooms are very nice, and we would have enjoyed eating breakfast out there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Chicago, Illinois
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

About one hour outside metro Chicago, stayed here for a weekend getaway and winery tour. From the outside this hotel looks unremarkable, and then, the minute you walk in you experience a beautiful lobby and warm service from a great staff. The rooms are an excellent blend of modern and quaint. With decks overlooking the marina, it is a very peaceful experience. The restaurant is fantastic, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just drinks, it was a pleasant surprise. There is also a great coffee shop/deli which serves excellent coffee products, baked goods, and snacks. This is a tremendous property that I will definately return to in the future.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stayed at the Marina Grand with my sisters to catch up and relax which we did. Check in was hassle free and fast. Room was clean and had a harbor view with balcony and fireplace in the room. We wanted to check out the Michigan wineries which we did with the help of directions from the front desk. Overall our visit was great, will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hinsdale, IL
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I stayed at Marina Grand Thur-Monday with my sisters and my mom so we could get away, relax, enjoy good food and catch up.
We had a great experience checking in with Keenan. He told us about everything that was happening in the area.
We were able to do everything we wanted! Stayed in and played games in the evening, walked into town in the morning and went on short trips during the day to local places.
The resort is perfect-- location is fun-- right on the marina. There is much to offer right on the resort: balcony for sunrises, rooftop for sunsets, Ben&Jerrys on demand, Free coffee and great onsite restaurant. Close to town and Amtrak station.
we loved it and will be back!!!

Room Tip: room on the corners are quiet and get great sunshine!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Great (albeit too short) stay for a friend's wedding. Great size room that was clean with strong internet and awesome balcony overlooking the marina. Modern lobby with good energy and attentive staff. First trip to New Buffalo. Will be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Ok the good first. The final suite we were given was clean and very nicely decorated with a beautiful view. Now the reason I shall never return. First they seem to have a bait and switch routine. Book and pay immediately on line see a beautiful suite. Arrive and get a room at the Harbor Grand- Harbor Grand and Marina Grand are next door to each other and share an owner. The room at Harbor Grand had dirty, stained bedspreads, a sliding door that opened to a ledge with a metal rail and was very stinky. GROSS! When we said the room wasn't what we saw on line we were told we could 1. Have them bring us a refrigerator since we had booked a suite. When we said we would just leave we were offered a move to the Marina Grand. I should say the young man at Harbor Grand was very polite and tried to make us happy. Although, I think they have a script for this bait and switch routine. He said he would call ahead and we would have no problem with our check in at Marina Grand we had already paid but would need to register there. When we got to the Marina Grand we got a snotty girl who demanded we pay again. Despite stating what we were told by the last clerk she basically acted like we were lying and demanded we pay again. So currently awaiting a promised refund since we had to pay twice. Plus they told me they would hold a card for incidentals but they did actually charge 60.00 on it and we had no incidental expenses. Awaiting a refund. At Marina Grand the lobby is clean and upscale looking. Walk out of the lobby to dirty halls, smelly stained carpet, hot- they did have the air on- set at 77 in the halls on a hot day. The long halls were horrible smelling with large windows that needed to be cleaned. On a weekend get away I wanted relaxation and fun. The hour of check in, the need to enforce that we expected the room we saw on line and the requirement that we pay twice, plus the dirty stinky halls and elevator was the low point of an otherwise nice get away. Even though the views at Marina Grand are lovely and the room we finally got was great the hassle was just not worth it. And seriously clean the halls, windows and elevators and remove the stained stinky carpets. Its a beautiful location. oh and lose the bait and switch routine people would love it.

Room Tip: choose a different hotel even though the location is lovely!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Love the location of Marina Grand Resort! There are so many nice shops and restaurants in New Buffalo, with the Marina Grand Resort being walking distance from them. We were also in walking distance from the beach there.
We stayed in a one bedroom suite which had plenty of space as well as a small kitchen that was very nice. We also enjoyed relaxing on the patio with a good view of the marina. The sister property (Harbor Grand) was very nice too. We had a wonderful dinner at the Terrace Room which was very cozy and comfortable. There was a nice fireplace near our table too.
If you like to gamble, the Four Winds Casino is a short distance away too. The casino is very Las Vegas like, except without the free drinks. You can also get a free shuttle to and from the casino and the Marina Grand Resort if you have some adult beverages.
We can't wait to visit the Marina Grand Resort again soon! Highly recommend to stay at this wonderful property.

  • Stayed March 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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Additional Information about Marina Grand Resort

Address: 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117
Location: United States > Michigan > Berrien County > New Buffalo
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in New Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A waterfront boutique hotel for overnight and extended stay featuring luxury accommodations, highly personal service and unexpected touches. Amenities include waterfront dining, rooftop deck, swimming pools, game and fitness rooms. Complimentary bicycle and beach chair rentals. Walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. Wedding and conference facilities to 100. ... more   less 
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