We've been staying at the Beachway for 2 weeks every year for over a decade. It's just about 3/4 mile from OxBow, Chicago Art Institute's summer camp where my husband studies glassblowing. The Beachway is SO accessible to EVERYTHING in the area - 1/2 walk to Lake Michigan, steps to the Chain Ferry to take you to downtown Saugatuck via the Kalamazoo River and the InterUrban bus offering door-to-door service in a many-miled area. The Beachway has many apt units with 1,2,3 bedrooms, some studios and a cottage - all with cooking facilities - plus many pool-side hotel rooms, a couple of big family units and then the capability of booking spaces in a wide swath of their own property. All with access to grills, too. The pool is immaculate with plenty of chairs and chaise lounges, tables and umbrellas. Continental B'Fast available in lobby, along with games, dvds, maps, menus, pool towels, candy, etc ... and a MOST amazing and attentive staff. Housekeeping staff is directed by a most amazing woman, Hyacinth, who comes up from Jamaica "in season" and rocks this place. Owner Kathy Wilson is the hardest working woman I've ever seen and she has seen it/heard it all. We love it here and find it pastoral, calming, colorful and very genuine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the banks of the Kalamazoo River, the Beachway Resort is the closest hotel to Lake Michigan's Oval Beach. Take a ride on the only hand-cranked chain ferry in the US and spend a day shopping Saugatuck's shops and art galleries, or relax beside the sparkling heated pool! Enjoy some of our amenities such as our large heated swimming pool, movie library, board games and toys for children, guest computer and morning coffee & donuts. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beachway Hotel Saugatuck