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“How a guesthouse should be” 5 of 5 stars
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618 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453   |  
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Ranked #7 of 24 Saugatuck B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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“How a guesthouse should be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Such a lovely guesthouse, right on the river and a short walk to the centre of town. Absolutely loved the deck by the river where there are lots of tables and chairs and a hot tub. We sat out with a bottle of wine that we bought and had the most relaxing time.

The room was super clean and comfortable. We had one of their standard rooms upstairs. We had a big terrace that was shared with one other room facing the lovely street (very quiet and lovely to look out on). I did catch a peek at the more expensive river view room and it looked amazing, with a sitting area in the room as well as a fantastic view. I'd get that room if we went back again.

This was the best breakfast from a guesthouse or hotel that we had the whole trip. They leave out coffee and tea making facilities all day and leave out afternoon treats at 3pm I think it was - delicious cookies on the day we were there.

They really have thought of everything. There's free wifi, a computer downstairs and dvds you can watch, and boardgames.

They had their own parking bay right outside.

I must say that Kathie the innkeeper was so helpful and friendly. She was a real pleasure to meet.

The town itself is very sweet and has plenty of cute shops and restaurants and a few bars. I would definitely recommend travelling out to the dunes if you have a car. The beach there was beautiful.

  • Stayed May 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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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Westfield, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Just back from an extended weekend getaway and absolutely LOVED the Bayside Inn. Char was a real delight and so very friendly. Our room (Suite 9) was perfect -- so clean and comfortable. We didn't take advantage of the breakfast, but enjoyed a little snack Char left out for the guest in the common area.

Still quite cold (I hear Spring is on the way!), so we made us of the fireplace after some time in the hot tub. We thoroughly relaxed, which is exactly what we were looking to do.

We will definitely return.

Thank you, Char, for making sure we were comfortable and enjoyed every moment of our time at the Bayside!

- James and Michael

  • Stayed April 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Twelve family members spent the weekend at the Bayside for their murder mystery dinner & it was a wonderful experience. We were celebrating a 50th birthday and the inn sent that person a bottle of champagne. The hosts are very nice & accommodating. They go out of their way to make sure your stay is enjoyable. The dinner was well-organized, food was great & the other guests participating were all delightfful! The rooms are lovely & very clean. There is a fireplace, drinks & snacks always available. Breakfast is a good variety of fresh fruits, yogurts, cereals, muffins, coffee cakes along with a baked strata, etc. A great inn for a quiet relaxing stay or enjoy the fun when they offer a special event! Would go again!

Room Tip: Room 1 is lovely with a sitting area. Room 6 is very roomy with a good view. If you have children on...
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  • Stayed March 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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New Buffalo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a great place to spend the weekend. The view is great and it is located right down town on the Kalamazoo river and withing walking distance to everything. The innkeepers are very freindly and accomodating. We have celebrated the last 5 of our 45 anniversaries there.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We went for a winter weekend getaway. Our rental was run by Bayside Inn but was off-site across the river. The condo was clean, well stocked, and had a great view. The jetted tub was nice. Check-in and check-out was very easy.

  • Stayed February 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 Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barrington, IL
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great for couples who just want to get away. Great location and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Terrific amenities and breakfasts were spot-on. Best location, right on the water. We've been there 10 times and will always go back.

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Some friends and I have been staying at Bayside Inn the weekend before Thanksgiving for numerous years and the service, rooms, amenities and breakfasts are always top notch. We've never been disappointed in any of our visits there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Address: 618 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Location: United States > Michigan > Allegan County > Saugatuck
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Saugatuck
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of downtown Saugatuck and overlooking the harbor, this once landmark boathouse has been masterfully transformed into a contemporary waterfront bed & breakfast. In-house amenities include a waterfront jacuzzi,fireplace and in-suite jacuzzi rooms, contemporary rooms and suites with private baths, air-conditioning, cable television, phones, private decks, and wireless high-speed internet access. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Bayside Hotel Saugatuck

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