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“Another Great Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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203 Dyckman Ave., South Haven, MI 49090   |  
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Ranked #8 of 16 South Haven B&B and Inns
Ellisville, Missouri
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“Another Great Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This was our fourth visit to the Sand Castle Inn in South Haven. We have stayed in the Garden Room and Coronet Room on the first floor, this visit we stayed in the Tapestry Room on the second floor. It is a quaint bed and breakfast, friendly owner and staff, wonderful breakfasts, appetizers and cookies in the evening are a nice touch. The rooms are lovely, the pool looked inviting and the accommodations always exceed our expectations. Great location to the beach, Captain Lou's for a drink, Clementines for dinner, cute shops and a nice walk to the lighthouse.
See you on our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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 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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Hamburg Twp, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

My husband and I have gone to the Sandcastle Inn once before for just a one night trip to the beach. Good location and we have been please with the accomodations at the Sand Castle Inn. Comfortable room and lovely large porch to relax on.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We spent a lovely weekend here, celebrating a family member's birthday. We especially appreciated the convenience of a first floor room for our handicapped member. I agree with all the positive comments made by the other reviews. The only inconvenience we experienced is that there is not enough seating for breakfast. Tables filled rapidly and trying to balance a tray on your lap is awkward. Other than that, our time here was great.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The Sand Castle Inn was the perfect escape. We stayed in the Tower Suite which was the only suite on the 3rd, top, floor. The room was awesome with windows all around and a balcony. There were appetizers in the afternoon, cookies, drinks, and a delicious hot breakfast on the wrap around porch. The Inn is within walking distance of anywhere you'd want to go in South Haven.. a 15-20 min. walk to the pier where we watched the sunset. This was our third trip to the Sand Castle Inn. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: The Tower Suite offers privacy and a view of the park across the street.
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anderson, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Sand Castle from July21-24,2012 have stayed at other B&B and this was the best from accomendations, food and service. Our first night stay was in the pool room-very clean and nicely decorated-very quiet. We stayed 3 nights then in the Crown Room-great room-liked the private patio,clean, pretty furniture. Both rooms were very relaxing and comfortable beds,did not hear other people coming and going. The inn staff were friendly, provided a declious complete breakfast at 9:00 a.m. each morning, afternoon snack and evening frest cookies, always had beverages and candy available. Just a one block walk to the beach and near downtown stores and restaurants. The pool is well maintained-had some great swimtime and relaxing on the lounge chairs. Also liked having breakfast on the patio and sitting on the big front porch. We made some new friends, looking forward to returning. Tara and Guane B.

Room Tip: Recommend the Crown Room and the Pool Room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

My wife and I had a lovely vacation at the Sandcastle Inn. We loved that it is a one block walk to a little used and very nice beach on Lake Michigan. When I got tired of the sand, we would walk back to the pool and take a dip (then a nap in the lounge chairs). We were almost always had the pool to ourselves. Don't underrate the value of the pool, it really made the difference on our stay. The room was very clean and the bathroom was very nice. The entire Inn is very well decorated and furnished. Nice big flatscreen TV for relaxing in the room in the evening.

We will definitely be returning next year for another week-long stay.

Room Tip: If you plan on sleeping in or are a light sleeper, I recommend a room on the second floor. Our first...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We had a wonderful stay away. We were there for 3 nights and wish it was longer. The staff was very friendly and took care of any need. The beach is a block away, shops and restaurants were just a bit farther. We drove into town but it is within walking distance.
Some of our favorite things included: Amazing hot breakfast casseroles every morning, snack, appetizers, warm chocolate chip cookies every day, wi fi---indoor and out, small private pool
(never anyone there!), beautiful furnishings, front porch was amazing (great view and you can even see the beach!), sunsets in South Haven are heavenly, fridge for the guests (for leftoevers, wine, etc), very quite in our room---we NEVER heard any other guests.
We will definitely stay there again!!

Room Tip: The "garden room" has a weird bathroom setup---the toilet and shower are behind a closed d...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sand Castle Inn

Address: 203 Dyckman Ave., South Haven, MI 49090
Location: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > South Haven
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in South Haven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Sand Castle Hotel South Haven

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