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“Almost a five”
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Boulevard Inn
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Saint Joseph
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very quiet and clean. Very comfortable. Lakeside view (6th floor) good but not great. Breakfast buffet very average. Hotel veranda very comfortable; great for reading, people watching. Bistro dining on veranda was extremely pleasant. Midweek parking OK.

The focus in St. Joe is on Silver Beach and beach goers. It is not a fine dining hub.

Room Tip: We had a lakeside corner suite on the 6th floor for the two of us. Excellent.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stayed in a two bedroom suite with our four grandchildren. The room was very clean, great size and good value for our family. Excellent location, within walking distance to restaurants, water park and beach. Didn't realize that breakfast was included with our stay until we got there which was an added perk. The kids enjoyed making their own waffles. TV did not work in one of the rooms, maintenance was there to resolve the problem in minutes. Was given a break on the bill for that inconvience without asking. Kids loved the hotel and want to return next year for our trip. Overall a great stay and would like to go back. St Joe has a lot ot offer for kids.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time to St Joseph MI and we were taken back by what we saw and experienced. We had 3 wonderful days here and the hotel was truly exceptional in most every way; service, resturant, accommodations were great. Pk/ing lot was small but with the abundance of parking around the hotel, parking was great. Staff was friendly and helpful. We were on the 6th floor with a great view. The 7th lakeside even better. The rooms were well soundproofed and so quiet. We'd give it 4 and 1/2 stars!

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

The hotel is located about 2-3 blocks from the beach overlooking a park, and Silver Beach. The beach is huge and the surrounding town, which is about a block from the hotel, is nice. The room, which was a suite, was clean and not too small. Included in the cost of the room was a complimentary breakfast bar. The bar contained similar items as offered by many other hotels but my wife and I thought the quality of the breakfast food was poor. The dinner menu was bit better and priced as you would expect most restaurant hotels to be. The room was about $300.00/night which I thought was more than the accomodations were worth. Several other issues also presented problems. First, the hotel has a small parking lot which it owns. There are not enough spaces to accomodate all their guests if the hotel is marginally full. Surrounding the hotel is free public parking. This easily takes the overflow from the hotel parking lot unless it happens to be a warm day when the public beachgoers have access as well. We left for a day trip one day and when we returned we circled the many public for twenty minutes until we found a space about a block away. I expect a hotel to have sufficient parking for its guests. Another issue, at least for me, was the absence of any type of store in the hotel. Though they had vending machines, some of which worked and some of which didn't, there was nowhere on the property to buy any type of medicine, snacks or baby items if you needed them. If asked I would give this hotel a qualified recommendation but I think I'll try the Silver Beach Hotel if I return to the area just to see what it's like. I get the feeling this hotel doesn't try very hard because they don't have to.

Room Tip: Upper floor "Park View" rooms offer a partial view of the lake.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

My parents wedding anniversary was coming up and I thought a Romance Package from the Boulevard Inn would be the perfect gift! I was not disappointed in the least!

The staff was so great in helping get the room clean and ready for me to set up a few personal touches early. I had requested an early check-in for them of 2 pm. This particular date was not too busy and the front desk staff (as well as housekeeping) gave me a call by 12:30 to let me know everything was all set!

The package had a little something for both of my parents and their room had a great view of the pier/lake.

We also made reservations for them in the Bistro and gave them a gift certificate for them to enjoy dinner on us. The manager, Samer, was very helpful in helping us set up a poster of their years together at their table as well as keeping a chilled bucket of grape juice aside for them as my parents do not drink.

All in all my parents were thrilled with their stay and said it was by far their best anniversary gift yet.

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Room Tip: Anything 4th floor and above seems to get above the trees during a season of bloom.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

The hotel is all suites and located close to Silver Beach (overlooking Michigan Lake) and the downtown area - it was a perfect spot for a quick weekend trip. The rooms were large and well appointed (we had a spacious living area and a small kitchenette - refrigerator, microwave, coffee machine). Very convenient and comfortable for a visit to St. Joseph's. An American style breakfast was included in the rate and was good for a quick start to the day. Will stay here again when visiting the St. Joseph / Benton Harbor area.

Room Tip: All the rooms are suites, very spacious and comfotable
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Boulevard is obviously the best location to stay at in the city. We stayed over the Fourth of July weekend and we were able to avoid all the beach traffic and walk right across the street to the beach! Also, the rooms have just been renovated with updated bedding and a great free breakfast as well! The few minor issues were involving the elevator and parking. The hotel apparently have private parking and shares the public downtown lots so we spent about 10-20 minutes looking for a spot. But this was during the Fourth of July weekend so it was understandable. Another minor issues was the elevators were very slow and took forever no matter which floor we were waiting for it on so advice is take the stairs if you can. But besides that we had a very good stay here and I would definatly recommend the Boulevard to anyone staying in St. Joe's!

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Boulevard Inn

Address: 521 Lake Blvd, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1311
Location: United States > Michigan > Berrien County > Saint Joseph
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Saint Joseph
Price Range: $136 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Boulevard Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you to relax in our newly remodeled all-suite accommodations at The Boulevard Inn, ideally nestled atop the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Allow our courteous staff to anticipate your needs and exceed your expectations! Quaint shops, gorgeous beaches, and an abundance of dining options are located just a short walk from our hotel in St. Joseph, Michigan. As our guest, you'll enjoy a complimentary expanded continental breakfast served in the Bistro on the Boulevard each morning. While you're here, delight in lunch, dinner or cocktails served in the area’s most highly regarded restaurant. Our signature style takes advantage of local, fresh, seasonal ingredients simply and elegantly prepared. ... more   less 
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