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Park House Inn Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 24 Saugatuck B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 7, 2010

Stayed over Venetian festival weekend. Park house is a nice B&B , good food and lots of it for breakfast, relatively quiet at night for sleeping. About a 10 minute walk into town. Nice common rooms, screened porch, and garden area outside.

Does share a parking lot with a restaurant and marina, so that can create noise and tight parking spaces, but mostly not an issue.

Our favorite B& B of the three we have stayed at in Saugatuck.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2009

With more than fifteen trips to Saugatuck over the past ten years, we've tried at least half of the 30 B-n-Bs that dot the Saugatuck/Douglas area in the Golden Coast of Michigan. While not our favorite of our various accommodations, the Park House was a nice place for a quick week-end getaway.

The innkeeper Toni was very informative, and made guests feel quite at home. She provided a brief history of the house, and then a geography lesson, with map, for new and returning guests to the area alike. Toni offered dining opinions, and was very open and welcoming. We were sorry we didn't make the acquaintance of the resident dog Penny, but we certainly didn't hold that against the staff!

A gas fireplace in the room was a nice romantic touch, and proved useful in the evening. The bathrooms were newish, and very clean, which was a big plus. The food was decent, and hot items as well as the standard cold cereals were available. ( We've had such wonderful breakfasts at the Wickwood [owned by one of the authors of the Silver Palate cookbook] in Saugatuck that all other B-n-Bs have a hard time competing in the gustatory delight category. ;>)

The only negatives were that the walls were pretty thin, allowing us to hear clearly our neighbors' conversations, and that the breakfasts were served at a long, lumberjack-style table in a room just big enough to fit it. Given that the Park House is the oldest standing residence, we weren't too surprised that sound carried as it did. And we personally prefer the small tables in some B-n-Bs, which allow a couple to have a private breakfast rather than a community meal. That point, tho, is completely a personal issue and I could tell many others at our table brimming with guests highly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and chat with other guests.

At least one other couple we met told us that they return to the Park House every Columbus Day weekend, and a few others mentioned that they had stayed with Toni and Melissa in the past. For the money, and given that we made our reservations fairly late (maybe in early September) it was a good value and a nice weekend. The Park House isn't our first choice for our next trip to Saugatuck, but we certainly would be happy to stay there again should our favorite places not be available.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2009

Very nice people, ok place, but over $200. per night is too high.

Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2008

I just returned from a trip with a friend to the Park House Inn in Saugatuck, Michigan and cannot wait to go back. The Innkeepers, Toni and Melissa, are such great people....kind, considerate and willing to take the time to answer questions.

The Inn itself is the oldest residence in the town of Saugatuck. It's been very well kept up and the rooms are first rate. We stayed in the Loft Suite which is the former attic of the home, that was converted to a two bedroom suite. It's the most rustic of all the rooms and gives you a sense of being in a treehouse since the view out the side from the third floor is of mature maple and juniper trees...very private. There's also an in-room fireplace.

Breakfasts are great, as well as all day snacks available for those who hungry between meals, or late at night.

The location of the inn is very nice, off of the busy main streets of downtown, yet a pleasant 5-10 minute walk to the center of town.

There is plenty of off street parking for cars. Downtown inns suffer from bar/restaurant noise which is not a problem here...very quiet at night.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 22, 2008

My husband and I went to Saugatuck to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary, This is a very charming B&B to stay at. Very relaxing with all the comforts of home. The inn keepers do an excellent job of explaining the history of the inn as well as making you feel comfortable for the duration of your stay. We had a relaxing getaway and really enjoyed everything. I would recommend The Park House Inn to everyone!

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2007

What a wonderful get-away! I used to go to Saugatuck several times per year, but had not been since my formerly favorite B&B had changed ownership about 15 years ago. A friend and I were looking for a place to go for a girls' weekend, and picked Saugatuck. After some research, I booked the Loft suite at the Park House Inn.

Well, it was wonderful! The innkeepers were warm and welcoming, the atmosphere was cozy, and the room was spacious and comfortable. There is always a good selection of nibbles, plus tea and cocoa and instant coffee, in the dining room, and the sitting room is decked out with comfy places to sit. We had a VCR in our room, and found many viewing options available in a cabinet in the sitting room. Also, since the weather was still warm, we were able to breakfast on the wonderful wrap around porch, which overlooks a lovely garden.

The breakfasts, incidentally, were really good, too. Wonderful mixed fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, toast, English muffins, and multiple offerings for main dishes. One day, there was a choice of muffin cup eggs with or without bacon, the next day was a choice of either blueberry pancakes or scrambled eggs. And the coffee is fabulous!

I've already planned a return trip, and I suspect that there will be more!

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 30, 2006

We stayed at the Park House the weekend of 11/10/06 and had a great time. Adele and Toni are wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and plentiful. We loved the fire in the dining area. This was our first time there with Toni and Adele and they have only improved on Joe and Lynda's original ideas. We loved the new touches. The other couple that came with us had never been to a B&B and will probably never stay at a hotel again! Thank you so much. We will be back.
PS Don't miss the Pansy or Mignon Suites!!

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled with friends
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Address: 888 Holland St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9607
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Location: United States > Michigan > Allegan County > Saugatuck
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #7 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Saugatuck
Price Range: $167 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic 160+ year old property with modern amenities & mixed period furnishings. Offering 9 guest rooms, all private full baths & seasonal use fireplaces(Nov-Apr), some rooms feature private hot tub or over sized jetted spa tub and balconies for exclusive use by room occupants. Daily maid service, serving full breakfast daily family style in the dining room with wood burning fire in colder months to warm the morning. Onsite free parking & WI-FI service. Located close enough to walk to downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries but far enough away from the crowds to be quiet and relaxing. ... more   less 

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