We found the BI to be a good place to stay in St Joseph. In our suite, the furnishings seemed older but everything was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and professional, the included breakfast buffet was fresh and hot; better than the average B&B fare. We did not eat any lunch or dinner at the BI so can't comment on those.
ST Joseph is nicer than many other lake shore communities, and the BI is right in the heart of the tourist area, with enough restaurants, bars, and shops to keep us busy. The Lake Michigan beaches and nearby dunes are truly awesome as well.
We stopped at a casino in Michigan City, though I forget which one it was. I did note that it was a "Boyd" property. Sam Boyd owns a slew of "locals" casinos in Vegas, and this casino measured up well with his Vegas properties. Most of the black jack tables seemed to have a $25 minimum bet, kind of rich for a cheapskate like me. They had plenty of slots and video poker; but I didn't see any video poker with optimum payout percentages.
Overall we had a very nice holiday on the Lake Michigan shoreline.
- 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