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“Love, love, love The Harbor Grand” 5 of 5 stars
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The Harbor Grand
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in New Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Portage, Michigan
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10 reviews
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“Love, love, love The Harbor Grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We stayed here twice this year - once to celebrate our anniversary (no kids) and second to show the hotel off to our kids. We love the delicious breakfast in bed (delivered to our room) and included in the room rate. The rooms are gorgeous with both a jacuzzi tub and fireplace. Beautiful view overlooking the harbor. Free movie and bike rentals. They have an amazing, friendly staff and a gourmet restaurant on the property. We plan to return at least once a year - maybe each season. :)

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Garden City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

We plan on trying to visit here at least once a year. Me and my husband came for a little quite, alone time, and we did not want to leave. The king harbor view room was perfect, with the fire place and the big tub. We loved the view, it was so peaceful. The lady at the front desk, Gloria, was so kind and so helpful, everyone there treated us so nice, and went out of there way to make sure we had everything we wanted. The room was clean and cozy and very relaxing.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
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177 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

This was our first stay at the hotel and we cannot wait to go back! We enjoyed the hotel for our 5th anniversary. From the moment we walked in the the staff was beyond nice and so accommodating. The front desk sent us a bottle of Prosecco and an anniversary card which was such a nice touch. Our room was beautiful, located on the 3rd floor with a fab view of the marina and lake. We enjoyed the fireplace and the morning AM breakfast delivered to your room in those adorable baskets such a great touch! And loved loved loved their Uncommon Grounds (coffee) from Saugatuck they had available complimentary in the lobby! The fire pit at night was a wonderful feature to have and was the chairs along the waterfront. Which we went and sat down by the marina and enjoyed an early evening with our Prosecco. My only negative comment is that the rooms were extremly dry and hot even when you turned off the heat. We slept both nights with the patio window wide open in October just to cool off.... and at night if people are sitting outside the voices carry up to your roooms (but please take into consideration we had our patio open so do not let that stop you from staying)! Wonderful choice and we cannot wait to go back!

Pros - Views, staff, fireplace, AM breakfast, bathroom, close to everything
Cons - Rooms are very dry

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

This was my first time at the Harbor Grand and I surely plan on coming back. The hotel is directly on the Harbor in New Buffalo. I had a 3rd floor King Harbor view room. The bed was fantastic and this is one of the few hotels which actually has king size pillows vs those little squares they give you at the chain hotels. Fireplace, flat screen, whirpool tub, marble shower - all the amenities. My wireless connection worked just fine. They also deliver a free breakfast to you in the a.m. You get a menu when you check in, fill out what you want and when you want it delivered - nice touch. The indoor pool is big and deep and probably has the best view. Walking distance to everything.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Suburban Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

If you're looking for a quiet get-away with some opportunities for some together time,
the Harbor Grand is the place. It's a beautiful hotel in a great location. New Buffalo is one of several epicenters of Michigan wine country, which makes the Harbor Grand that much more inviting. The staff at the Grand couldn't be more helpful, the suites are clean and comfortable, and we had a wonderful time. :-)

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brookfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Harbor Grand a couple of times. The staff is great and friendly. The harbor view rooms are nice and romantic (fireplace). We usually stay during the week so it's pretty quiet. The Brentwood Tavern next door has great food! The Four Winds casino is only about 10 minutes away - lots of fun and good restaurants!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Michigan City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

I loved this hotel. We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was amazing. A short walk to the beach and local shops. The only problem is there is no lounge in the hotel.

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Additional Information about The Harbor Grand

Property: The Harbor Grand
Address: 111 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117 (Formerly Harbor Grand Hotel)
Location: United States > Michigan > Berrien County > New Buffalo
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in New Buffalo
#3 Romantic Hotel in New Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Full-service boutique hotel on the New Buffalo harbor. Waterfront rooms include luxury bedding, fireplaces and whirlpool baths. Indoor pool, massage therapy and waterfront dining. Complimentary breakfast in bed and bike rentals. Short walk to Lake Michigan beach and downtown shops and restaurants. Weddings and meetings for up to 75. ... more   less 
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