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“Nice, Comfortable” 4 of 5 stars
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16220 Lakeshore Rd, Union Pier, MI 49129   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Union Pier B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Nice, Comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had a clean, comfortable room with a good bed, good bathroom, fresh paint and carpeting. The restaurant does take over the lower floor at dinnertime, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I don't see what the complaints are about. We have stayed at the sibling, Lakeside Inn, and our experience here was better. Friendly staff, good coffee in the morning. It's an old resort-town inn. If you want the Best Western, go out to the highway.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Palos Heights, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We have been going to Gordon Beach Inn for several years and have seen the inn go down hill over the years. The lovely common area with fireplace and cozy seating has been taken over by Timothy's restaurant, which leaves only your room to sit and enjoy an evening drink or read. They did provide coffee in the morning, around 10am with sweet rolls were from Costco, not exactly what you think of when imagining a quaint Michigan Inn. Shaker style furnishings and vintage bathrooms are fine, but the lack of a common area makes you feel like a kid banished to your room for being bratty. On a strange note, the Gordon Beach Association requires you to carry a flag when using the beach, so they know you 'belong' and aren't sneaking into their private beach. Give me a Break!

Room Tip: Eat at Timothy's skip the Inn
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank 12bigfish34
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

All in all things were nice, clean, and room was big enough. Bathroom had new towels, sink and tub clean. It's not a 5 star hotel and it doesn't claim to be one. Bed was very comfortable, firm with new linens. We would stay here again and recently stayed at there sister property Lakeside Inn, that also was a perfectly preserved blast from the past resort.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Catchhim
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Chicago
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Like its sister Inn, The Lakeside Inn, just down the road less than a couple of miles in Lakeside, MI, this place has sadly lost its charm. I can refer you to 50john1234 who best sums it up. The rate for the rooms/suites??(hardly) is out of touch with reality, but they get the rates from uninformed guests who have been mesmerized with the "historic" element and undeserved hype. Not to be misunderstood, the Lakeside Inn is barely..barely better. Inadequate A/C, smallish bathrooms, uncomfortable beds, chipped paint, NO tv now in at least a few suites( ..and those that still exist have 12-15 inch screens at best), plus, plus. Unique, quaint, and charming about 15 years ago, now these inns could be best described as run down and are lingering using their historic landmark protection as an excuse to do nothing to improve the properties. The owner(s) need to drop several thousands of dollars into both places and regroup. Until extensive upgrades are made, we'll stay away. Timothy's Restaurant in the GBI is the only reason to visit either inn. Still, very good...not excellent, but very good.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank azwurth
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Very over priced ,it's a dump we had the best room with a private deck filthy dirty ,paint chipped , over looking garbage .room was run down ,dirty,smelled terrible,6 in TV from 1980, terrible mattress,shower barely worked and they called this a suite , when we checked out didnt even ask if we enjoyed our stay don't waste your money with place wish I read reviews earlier .

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank 50john1234
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Peoria, Arizona
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

What a find this area is and especially this inn. It offers a very quaint setting, comfortable rooms and great dining - the close proximity to the Lake Michigan beach is a plus! You won't be disappointed with time spent here!!!

Room Tip: Choose one with a deck out back!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The Gordon Inn is ideal for those seeking a convenient location and proximity to a very good restaurant. The staff are friendly. My room was sub-par, however, with a tiny bathroom and a thick coating of dust under the bed. The bed itself was comfortable but was oddly sloped and saggy. Strangest of all, the management opted to rent the lobby (adjacent to the guestrooms) to a birthday party, complete with a blues band playing so loudly I could hear every note they were playing right through the walls of my room. At some hotels and inns, $150 barely buys you a bed and a flat screen TV. At The Gordon Beach Inn it buys you live jazz while you're IN bed!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Gordon Beach Inn

Address: 16220 Lakeshore Rd, Union Pier, MI 49129
Location: United States > Michigan > Berrien County > Union Pier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Union Pier
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Gordon Beach Hotel Union Pier
Gordon Beach Inn Union Pier, Michigan

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