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The Harbor House Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Grand Haven B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Everything perfect :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Top located at the Michigan lake in walking disctance to restaurants, musical fountain, harbour. Top service. Beautiful rooms. Excellent breakfast. Nice balcony. Pretty dining rooms. High speed WiFi. Fireplaces in a lot of rooms. I would definetely go again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Green Oak Township
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85 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Harbor House Inn in August 2013 for one evening and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were in Room 25 which was very roomy, had a large bed, spa tub, fireplace, and a wrap-around private deck where we enjoyed a bottle of wine while watching the musical light & water show across the Grand River. The Inn was VERY clean, staff was extremely accommodating, and it's perfectly located to nearby restaurants, the waterfront, pier, and shopping. The continental breakfast was delicious and baked goods were homemade. The staff has thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. I would highly recommend The Harbor House Inn and am looking forward to a return visit.

Room Tip: Room 25 is worth the extra cost for its roominess, coziness, and wrap-around private deck.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Michigan
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58 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Harbor House Inn for only one night on our way back home from a vacation. I wish we had planned to stay longer. Our room on the second floor had a deck furnished with 2 adorable chairs and a table with a wonderful view of the water. The immaculately clean, spacious room with a gas fireplace was welcoming and the canopy bed comfortable. However, I did not understand the frame for the canopy. It seemed to be made from rather cheap metal pipe-like material and did not fit the more substantial look of the rest of the beautiful furniture. But that was just aesthetics and did nothing to mar the great night's sleep we had. The bathroom was spotless with a jacuzzi tub and shower. We were greeted in a truly welcoming and friendly manner when we checked in and at other times when we would return from sight-seeing. The breakfast was good and plentiful. The inn is in a fabulous location enabling one to walk to downtown, to restaurants, and the water. We are hoping to return to the Harbor House Inn someday soon for a longer stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lake Odessa, Michigan
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126 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

It's always a relaxing stay for us when we're staying at the Harbor House. I made reservations about a month before arriving and they only had 1 small room off the big porch available. We normally go early in the season so we normally have our choice of rooms, not so this time. There's a small TV in the room so my husband was happy. We rode our bikes to the State Park beach, walked the river walk, watched the musical fountain from the screened in front porch and enjoyed the wonderful breakfast the 2 nights we stayed here.

Room Tip: Our room door was near other doors at this end of the house & we could hear everyone going in an...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Judy_Jackson1955
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Novi, Michigan
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Returned back to harbor house again. Stayed in Captain's Cottage same as last year. Two parents, three kids, and grandparents to again. Outstanding place. Meet every need, clean, excellent homemade breakfast, evening snacks. Two block walk from all restaurants. Great place with families or a quiet weekend for couples young and old. 10 minute walk to beach also right on boardwalk.

Room Tip: No swimming pool but beach nearby. Cottages are excellent
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester, Michigan
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This Inn has become the traditional inn for our annual Grand Haven Girls weekend. I believe we've stayed there at least four times in the last five years. It is beautifully decorated (some rooms even having fireplaces), located on the channel leading out to lovely Lake Michigan, is also bordering the downtown, provides a very nice continental breakfast and what is really crucial, is quiet at night. The Inn also provides an evening snack of cookies and coffee. It reminds me very much of the "Stowe Inn" in Stowe, Vermont; it has that New England or specifically Cape Cod feeling. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lowell, Michigan, United States
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77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband & I were married in Grand Haven on Saturday 7/13. We stayed at the Harbor House on Friday & Saturday nights along with 12 of our guests! This is a beautiful place to stay. All of our guests were pleased as well.
Our room was a corner room with a balcony that had a nice view of the channel.
The breakfast was great in the morning with a variety of homemade goodies, fresh fruit, juices, etc.
My only complaint was that no coffee was available until 8:00am when breakfast was ready to be served. It would have been nice to have some coffee available earlier than that.
We would certainly stay here again!

Room Tip: There are 3 stories to this inn and no passenger elevators. There is an elevator for your luggage t...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Harbor House Inn
Address: 114 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1348
Location: United States > Michigan > Ottawa County > Grand Haven
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Haven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Harbor House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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