We chose the Boulevard Inn to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary this weekend, and for the most part were thrilled with our stay. After reading previous reviews, I was concerned about staff attitude. However, it soon became apparent that staff attitude is now a priority at the Inn. Our telephone reservation and subsequent follow-up call for additional information was handled with the utmost professionalism. The attitude of all Inn staff that we met, from the front desk manager (Rita), to the housekeepers was excellent. Andrea at the reception desk was outstanding.
The Inn is in an excellent location for beach access and quaint shops are within walking distance. Our 6th floor spacious, Harbor Lights Suite was extremely comfortable, in a location perfect for viewing spectacular sunsets. Unfortunately, our sitting room window view was encumbered by vapor trapped between the panes of glass. However, the view from our bedroom was phenomenal.
The Inn’s sitting room and library have a warm inviting ambiance. Free apples and cookies daily add to the, “sit and stay awhile” feel. The Bistro’s full American breakfast, including made to order omelets, was very good.
As with all Inns, there are cons. For us, they were: No pool, Jacuzzi, or sauna, the water pressure in the shower was abysmal (management has promised to check it), no services directory or phone book in the room. And last, but not least, at 6:00 a.m. I inquired at the front desk where I could get a small carton of milk for coffee. I was directed to a nearby gas station, or to wait for the Bistro to open at 7:30 a.m. Thankfully, the station was only a couple of blocks away, since I had to walk. As there was no Services Directory in the room, room service completely slipped my mind. I was very disappointed that it apparently also slipped the receptionist's mind.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Boulevard Hotel Saint Joseph