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Marina Grand Resort
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in New Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Columbia City, Indiana
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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

My wife and I stayed here recently and were very happy with our stay. Nice place , staff was friendly will be staying here in the future.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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La Grange, Illinois
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82 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Stayed for one night with my husband. Marina Grand has really great specials off-season. We loved our room, modern and very clean overlooking the marina. The restaurants in the hotel had great service and great food! However, I did not feel very welcome when I checked in. The woman at the front desk was NOT FRIENDLY AT ALL. SHE DIDNT EVEN SMILE. Luckily the lady that checked us out was friendly. I filled out a comment card and mentioned this but never heard back from the resort. I think people in the service industry should always at least smile and be a little friendly. I would go back but I would hope not to have to deal with a cold welcome.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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davenport, Iowa
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51 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

We made our reservation late on a Friday night after a change in plans. We were hoping for a better deal as it was late & off season but took a chance anyway. We were delighted to find our room had a fireplace and a balcony. It was a European style mid class hotel, on the marina and a few blocks from the public beach. All rooms face the Marina. Confusion @ check-in had nothing to do with us but resulted in our getting a free pint of Ben & Jerry ice cream. Free coffee and free bikes were added pluses. Just enough shopping on Main St. Nice coffee shop & restaurant on the premises. Sister hotel down the street had us for a delicious dinner one night. Great weather topped off the weekend. We were so happy with our last minute reservation that we will return again, in the off season.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Michigan
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

The Marina Grand is a very nice condo/hotel in the beach town of New Buffalo. We are three friends from college (in our late 60's) who make an annual girls' getaway. We stayed in a loft suite and it was great for the three of us. Fireplace was very welcome as the weather (early Nov) was damp and chilly. Staff is very good - welcoming, helpful. Good complimentary coffee from coffee bar in the morning was also a welcome amenity. Beautiful view of the harbor.

A few negatives: while the master bedroom with King bed had a lovely, large bath, the half bath off kitchen is not very serviceable for three women - no place to put toiletries and such. Even a shelf would be helpful. Full kitchen is nice though we did not really use it; but it is well stocked if one should choose to eat in.

A major flaw in the design of the hotel is the very long corridor leading to rooms. There are elevators at either end, but none in the middle of the building. Makes for a long haul with luggage, etc. to reach one's room if it is situated inthe middle of the building as ours was. As there are no ice machines on the 3rd floor (our floor) nor ice maker in the unit's refrigerator the long trek down those long corridors is an inconvenience.
The location of the hotel is good - close to town which is helpful since the restaurant in the hotel does not serve breakfast (though there are breakfast pastries, etc. in the coffee bar off the lobby). The hotel restaurant is excellent as is the restaurant in the sister hotel nearby - Harbor Grand. We would return to the Marina Grand and make sure we requested room closer to the elevator!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Mialbatross
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Olympia Fields, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Great place to stay while in New Buffolo...fantastic views...great staff...nice large room...comfortable bed with fireplace...Go here if you stay in New Buffalo

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Jalolu
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

I came to New Buffalo with a group in late October. The rooms were great-- clean, updated. Our 2 bedroom suite came with a full kitchen which was great to bring along food to prepare in the room. The view of the marina was awesome...we were on the 3rd floor. In my opinion this was a great time to be in the area with the fall colors. Great place to stay, would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ChiTownie520
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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121 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

A group of us stayed at the Marina Grand for a wedding in October. It was an absolutely beautiful place. The view from the outdoor patio of our 3rd floor room was very pretty, with lots of boats still in the marina in early fall. The room itself was clean, updated, and very, very nicely decorated. I could have moved in and lived there.

In addition to our room, we loved the Bentwood Tavern restaurant inside the hotel. Really delicious, well-prepared food. I would also recommend the rooftop deck for a beautiful intimate wedding ceremony (although the whir of the mechanical equipment up there can make it hard to hear).

I was surprised to see the negative reviews here after such a nice stay. I guess if you're highly price-conscious, you should stay at a chain hotel. However, if you love a great boutique hotel in a unique location, you will enjoy the Marina Grand.

Room Tip: Higher floors will have a better view of the marina. Also, the hallways are VERY long, so anyone wh...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Marina Grand Resort

Property: Marina Grand Resort
Address: 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1903
Location: United States > Michigan > Berrien County > New Buffalo
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in New Buffalo
#2 Romantic Hotel in New Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A waterfront boutique hotel for overnight and extended stay featuring luxury accommodations, highly personal service and unexpected touches. Amenities include waterfront dining, rooftop deck, swimming pools, game and fitness rooms. Complimentary bicycle and beach chair rentals. Walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. Wedding and conference facilities to 100. ... more   less 
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