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The Looking Glass Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Grand Haven B&B and Inns
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews
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“Amazing Views, Delicious Breakfast, Wonderful Hosts, Fantastic Place to Stay!”
Reviewed 27 May 2013

This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. I was a little nervous about the idea but the Looking Glass Inn far surpassed my expectations. The inn is spotless, the breakfast is outstanding, and Norma and Howie are two of the kindest and most welcoming people that I have met. This is a great place to get-away and relax! We were able to walk into town for dinner which is another plus. The inn is across the street from the beach and lighthouse. We can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Arrived after dark, not knowing that we had to park at the bottom of the hill and ride a little electric trolley lift up to the inn. Stairway and lift were poorly lit, and the lights were not left on for us. Innkeepers said coffee and breakfast were at 9, and didn't offer to accommodate us much even though we told them we had to be up and out earlier than that due to family commitments. Whirlpool tub in our room was nice, but no toiletries other than soap were provided. The "Lighthouse Room" we stayed in had no view, was small, and the queen bed was quiet but saggy. For $200/night with a two night minimum, we did not think this inn was much of a value.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a west view of the pier and beach.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

this was our first trip to Grand haven, but will not be our last. And we will return to Looking Glass Inn. It was perfect. Howie and Norma are wonderful hosts, enjoyed more than a few laughs over coffee and a great full breakfast. The view from the rooms and the deck are spectacular. We left reluctantly with great memories, beautiful pictures, some new recipes and new friends.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, OH
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

Clean, great breakfast, amazing view, perfect location.....Everything was terrific. We walked to the downtown area both nights and the beach is right across the street. The house is spotless and what a treat to wake up to the smell of breakfast being made. We will definitely go back.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hebron
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Reviewed 28 July 2012 via mobile

We had never been to Michigan and were so very pleased to find, not only with The Looking Glass Inn, but Grand Haven as well.
If you want to relax, this is the perfect spot. The view of the lake, pier and lighthouses from the deck of the inn is lovely, the sunsets, spectacular!
Norma and Howie are such wonderful hosts. We left feeling like we made new friends. Our room was somewhat on the small side but comfortable. The bathroom was quite large. And everything was spotless!
Breakfast is several steps above the norm and was something different each of the five days we were there. Always several types of cereals, muffins, bagels, and fruit, but some type of egg/meat dish every day as well as some type of homemade bread and/or sweet dish. The blueberry/peach cobbler was to die for! We had breakfast on the deck each morning overlooking the lake and beach.
Almost all the other guests had been there multiple times. That speaks volumes.
Thank you Norma and Howie.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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East Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

Norma and Howie were fantastic. The place was spotless. Breakfast was delicious. Best view in Grand Haven! Walking distance to downtown and literally across the street from being in the sand and on the beach!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

This was the best B&B that we've stayed at yet. The entire house was impeccably clean and well maintained. Each room had seperate themes and pleasingly decorated to go with that particular theme. The breakfasts were delicious along with great conversation with Howie and Norma, the owners. The view of Lake Michigan from our room, the living room, and front porch was breathtaking. You can take the steps up and down for exercise or the Trolley will get you and your luggage up and down the hill. Private parking is at the foot of the hill and Grand Haven Public Beach is directly across the street. We hope to go back later in the summer when the weather is warmer. This was a great place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Looking Glass Inn
Address: 1100 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Region: United States > Michigan > Ottawa County > Grand Haven
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Haven
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our small 5 bedroom Bed & Breakfast sits atop a Michigan dune providing spectacular views of Lake Michigan, the pier, and the lighthouse. All rooms have at least a partial view of the water. Hot Breakfast, parking and wi-fi are included. ... more   less 
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The Looking Glass Inn Grand Haven, Michigan

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