This hotel is across the street from the amazing, pristine, silvery shores of Lake Michigan. The entrance is on the less picturesque backside in the alley parking lot, while the Bistro restaurant's veranda dominates the front, offering a perfectly refreshing platform from which to enjoy the view and a glass of local Michigan wine. This is a tourist destination with tourist prices, so don't expect any AAA bargain rates, but you will definitely get a bargain compared to other tourist destinations. The rooms are graciously appointed, with plenty of space. Each is equipped with a single-serve Keurig machine for coffee and all the expected amenities, including a sitting area TV as well as a separate sleeping area TV. The hotel is not new but has been excellently refurbished, and the non-smoking facility has no musty smells or unsightly stains or questionable carpets -- it is thoroughly updated and very fresh, with the possible exception of fans in the bathroom. However, the incredibly fluffy and abundant towels (none of those skimpy thin towels!), upscale accessories, soaps, lotions and shampoos more than make up for the absent fan. The staff is extremely helpful and professional.
The complementary breakfast in the Bistro is superb, more that your typical banana, bagel and yogurt continental fare. Although the dinner menu has limited selection, the offerings available are flavorful, prepared with fresh and local ingredients, and served in aesthetically attractive presentations. Overall, this is a perfect setting for a relaxing get away or business trip, you will not be bothered by external traffic or noisy guests, and if you are fortunate enough to get a west side room, you will enjoy a spectacular view. If you go on business, book an extra night to enjoy the local culture, which is rich with unique and colorful boutiques, and spectacular natural attractions. The Boulevard Inn is close, within walking distance, to some of the best attractions St. Joseph has to offer. If you can get to one of the many farmers markets, you will enjoy some of the best produce in the world. This is one of the best kept secret destinations in the mid-west.
- 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