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“Perfect Weekend Getaway”
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Blue Water Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Saint Clair B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 12, 2012

My husband and I ran across this gem when we stopped for lunch at the River Crab restaurant. Our server told us all the rooms had been recently renovated and were really nice. We had stopped up the road at the St. Clair Inn, which is just tired. LOVED the room, the furnishings, the bed, the bathroom (real showerhead instead of those spigots that most motels install, real tile instead of plastic "inserts", Neutragena products, fluffy large towels...). So we had lunch at River Crab, cocktails at the bar, then dinner at River Crab, and even stopped in Sunday morning for a Mimosa before heading out. For $100 or so, cannot beat the Blue Water Inn!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

This has always been a great view but finally the remodeled the hotel and it is a great place for a getaway just a few minutes from the Detroit area. All rooms have been remodeled and the restaurant while pricey has a great reputation.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Maybe we shouldn't have asked for the AAA rate. The hotel was only about half full (I asked), but we were still given a room whose view of the water was mostly blocked by the stairway leading up to the third floor. There was a "popcorn" sound from the vent fan in the bathroom, and the sound kept going all night long. The TV didn't work (the woman at the desk said "those TVs have a mind of their own"). The place was clean, the furniture funky, but we had a bad night's sleep and no view.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that does not have stairs blocking the view. For example, don't take room 205.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Cindy B
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

The Blue Water Inn was perfect for my purpose--a quiet Sunday night away from Metro Detroit. The room was quite clean and seemed newly renovated with some very nice furnishings (new Kohler sink, nice bathroom decor, flat screen TV, IPod clock radio) and other more modestly priced nicely coordinated furnishings. I especially liked the artwork, two large abstract prints with vintage photo insets of the St. Clair river. All rooms face the river, and mine (on the front desk floor level) had a wonderful elevated view; sitting by the large window and watching the water was very peaceful and helped me to clear my head from work and other stresses. If I ever need a quick and relaxed getaway from Detroit, I will come here again.

Room Tip: If you want a better view of the river, get the second floor (front desk level) or third; the Inn is...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank krainzse
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

All hotel rooms are being completely remodeled. That means construction noise and dust.. Workers start at 8:15 am. You can't open the windows to enjoy the beautiful view of the St. Clair River & its cargo ships due to drywall dust & workers outside your room. The hotel room rate was not adjusted and the owner said "Come back when the renovations are completed, you'll really like it!" The included breakfast was meagre. No orange juice or fresh fruit as in past years.
The bathroom sink in the room did not drain & no one was available with a plunger until the following day. They still did not arrive.
The River Crab Restaurant is still excellent. Ask for the Early Bird Menu, 4 - 6 pm from Monday - Friday excluding holidays.
Call the hotel in the fall of 2011 & make sure renovations are completed before booking a room.

Room Tip: upper level for better view of river
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank jlondon7
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

Booked and paid for the room in advance, upon arriving we decided it was too awful to spend the night. Instead, we drove 70 miles back home after the wedding reception.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank KOS18
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Reviewed August 19, 2010

The hotel had a great view of the river, was very clean, and had incredibly comfortable beds. The staff was also very friendly. The bathroom was very "bare bones" and had an industrial feel to it - no toilet tank, no lid for the seat, mismatched pieces, etc., and while not terribly pricey - $88US - I thought it was a bit much for what we got. Again, tho, it did have that view.........

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Bellamar83
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Additional Information about Blue Water Inn

Address: 1337 North River Road, Saint Clair, MI 48079
Location: United States > Michigan > Saint Clair
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Clair
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Blue Water Hotel Saint Clair

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