I found this hotel quite by accident while researching the Saugatuck area, and I am so happy I did. Located down a beautiful residential street-you would never expect to find a hotel there. The view is simply breathtaking.
Other reviewers may have commented that the furniture in this hotel needs updating, but I did not find that to be true. The furniture was nice, the rooms were very very clean with crisp sheets and lovely quilts. Having a fridge in the room made it nice to get snacks from the grocery store in town.
The breakfast buffet was wonderful every morning. You can choose to eat it there in their beautiful breakfast room overlooking Lake Michigan or take a tray to your room. There was an assortment of cold cereals, oatmeal, two kinds of fruit, boiled eggs, bread from a local bakery (oh my gosh you have to try the bacon bread) and the pastries.....YUM. My personal favorites were the puff pastries filled with creme cheese, but there were also sticky buns and cinnamon rolls.
The outside grounds were top notch. Great gas fire pits that were lit every night before sunset and other seating arrangements placed for just the perfect view of the sunsets on the beach. We enjoyed swimming in the heated pool as well as swimming in the lake. You couldn't ask for a cleaner more private beach.
Saugatuck is a great getaway for shopping and some amazing restaurants. We enjoyed The Butler, Phil's, Hercules (Greek) and Marros (Italian)
Trust me, this is the stand out place to stay in Saugatuck. Just to sit on the deck or any of the seating areas and relax and look at the lake was something we enjoyed from the early morning until night.
I met the owner one evening while I was enjoying a glass of wine on the deck and he could not have been nicer. We actually met lots of great people who were also staying there....everyone was so friendly.
All in all, for a trip that is only four and a half hours from my hometown of Columbus, Indiana.....leaving in the morning and by the afternoon having my toes in the sand on the beach....AMAZING!!!!!!!!
My sister and I are already planning our trip back to the Lake Shore Resort same time next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- View breathtaking sunsets... Walk along sandy beaches... Bike scenic Lakeshore Drive... Relax to gentle lake breezes. The Lake Shore Resort: redefining relaxation. Lakeview rooms resting atop the bluff on the shore of Lake Michigan only 3 miles from downtown Saugatuck. Amenities include: private beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas, kayaks, bikes, large heated pool, continental breakfast overlooking Lake Michigan, 2 miles of private nature trails, and much more. Come stay with us. Experience Saugatuck and Stay on Lake Michigan...it's GREAT! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lake Shore Hotel Saugatuck
- Lake Shore Saugatuck