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The Washington Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
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The Washington Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 9 Grand Haven B&B and Inns
Midland, Michigan
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19 reviews
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“Delightful in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Booked a 3 night weekend stay, traveling with hubby on business. (June 2013) I'll 'fess up and let you know that it was our first B & B experience in 30+ years of business travel, so we didn't know what to expect. The owners, Tony and Michelle, did not disappoint! They are warm, welcoming, and attentive to their guests needs from the moment you arrive (without being intrusive). You can tell they've love what they do, and have been doing it for many years.

The house is a tastefully appointed, well kept craftsman style from the early 1900s. (No "fru-fru frilly ruffles here!) The grounds around the building are well kept and the rose arbor was in beautifully in bloom. Did I mention CLEAN? Spotlessly clean, everywhere. Passed my "white glove - sniff test" right away! (Thank you, Michelle and Tony!) There is ample parking for guests, and they even made provisions for the large van and 18' cargo trailer we were traveling with.

We stayed in the Dornbros room (Largest, on first floor with private bath), and even though we were on the first floor (closer to possible street noise) it was quiet and very spacious. The linens and blankets were in newish condition, crisp and clean, and the bed and pillows just the right level of firmness. Our room had both an air conditioner and a ceiling fan for our personal choice of comfort level. The windows opened for the option of allowing the cool evening breeze to blow through the lace curtains. Ahhhh.....

Breakfast was indeed a treat! I'm a "foodie", and really appreciated the attention to detail, the different choices each morning, and the absolute freshness of everything served. Our breakfast was far and away better than anything I've ever been served in a 4 star hotel, and would qualify as gourmet by most standards, but still with the charm and intimacy you would hope for in a B & B setting. Delish!
Snacks, fresh coffee, tea, and ice cold water was out and readily available during all hours of our stay.

The Inn is located just blocks from the waterfront and downtown shops and eateries. Walking distance even for this ol' ample bodied baby boomer.

All in all, a delightful stay. We're already planning to book early for next year.
Other B & Bs are really going to have to step up to the plate after this one!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cadillac, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

My wife surprised me for my birthday with a night here after dinner and a concert in Spring Lake (FYI if you are in the area check out Seven Steps Up for a show. Lots of great acts playing acoustic performances in an old Masonic lodge. Great venue and great show). Angelina did a great job subbing for her parents. The rooms are all furnished with period antiques and decor and are impeccably clean. It's quiet and an easy walk to down town GH. Breakfast was great as well. Nice job. I'd stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed June 2013
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glasgow, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

We spent the 4th of July in Grand Haven and had a great surprise. The Washington Street Inn felt like we were at home. Everything was good. The rooms were clean and breakfast was a treat. The inn owners were helpful with recommendations for dinner and fireworks after. The fireworks were spectacular and dinner very good. It was truly a perfect vision of what America can be.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2011

We traveled with family of two cuples. Took the two rooms at end of hall that shared the shower and toilet. They were both delightful, comfy beds everything immaculate.
Full homemade breakfast. We attended SalmonFest the weekend of sept 17. Low key pit lots to do.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

I made a reservation at the last minute -- luckily for me all hotels in Saugatuck were full... The Wash Street Inn was gorgeous -- the decor was everything you would expect from a B&B without being too over-the-top... The host and hostess were very delightful, and did everything to make sure their guests were comfortable. The breakfast was varied, and delicious (and home-made).

The Inn is about a 5 minute walk from downtown Grand Haven, which is also charming. It has many good restaurants (non-chain restaurants!). Check out the farmer's market -- delicious fruit.

I would recommend staying with Tony and Michelle at the Wash Street Inn B&B. It is a treat.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

We stayed with Michelle and Tony in late July 2011 for 3 nights. This very nicely renovated 1902 house was sparkling clean and very comfortable. We stayed in "Mary's Room" with the bathroom across the hall. I wasn't sure about this arrangement, but it was the last room available for those dates. It worked out fine, as our room was at the end of the hall and the bath was marked "private" and only for our use, so we were able to leave our toiletries there.
Our room was a nice size and very clean and comfortable, with a good bed. Michelle's breakfasts were very good and different every day with big portions, so much so I finally asked for smaller servings. Fruit juice, fruit cup, home baked coffee cake and an omelette roll was an example of one breakfast. They also have a small refrigerator in the dining room filled with free bottled water and available for storing guests' food. The dining room also has large jars of treats such as meal bars, pretzels, etc. The common rooms are very well furnished and again, comfortable.
The location is about 4-5 blocks from the main downtown shopping, dining and activity area. The public beach is about 3-4 blocks beyond that, so the location is great for walking. Grand Haven is very safe feeling, and seems to be a good family place.
Tony and Michelle are very accommodating and helpful, as well as fun to talk to. If we go back to Grand Haven, we will certainly stay there.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Washington Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: 608 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1457
Location: United States > Michigan > Ottawa County > Grand Haven
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Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Haven
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic lodging located in one of Lake Michigan's most beautiful resort towns. Quaint, 1902 post-Victorian, 5 room inn, a short walk to shops, pubs and waterfront. Seasoned innkeepers having hosted guests for 30 years. Private and shared baths, full breakfast and snacks available throughout the day. 4 common rooms to rest & relax. Front porch. Come & enjoy beautiful Grand Haven in our historic home. ... more   less 

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