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“Beautiful view” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Bluff Inn and Suites

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Lake Bluff Inn and Suites
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in South Haven
Crestwood, Kentucky
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

The inn is on a bluff over looking lake Michigan. The view is beautiful. No beach access is a drawback, but they have a nice pool. Rooms are ok, nothing special. One of our rooms had an odd oder, but we just tried to ignore it. Prices seem a little pricey for what you get, but I guess you're paying for the view. Have stayed there for our vacation the last 2 years, and we have enjoyed our stay. We do like the view, and the proximity to town.

Room Tip: We stayed in the 3 story building, which seemed to be one the newer (newer compared to other ones on...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank karen P
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

Worst place ever to stay! Our bed had blood stained sheets and the air conditioning unit did not work. When we informed the staff they were rude and unapologetic! They did nothing to fix the problems. We will NOT be going back! The only thing this place has going for it is the beautiful view.....breathtaking! It does not, however, make up for the rude staff and run down rooms. It's a shame!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

Visited Lake Bluff Inn and Suites with my family for Labor Day weekend. We really enjoyed this place and plan to return next summer. The room we stayed in was spacious, bright, and clean. It had a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and a bathtub Jacuzzi that my son and daughter really had fun playing in. There was a sandbox, swing set, and a kid's pool that was perfect for my children. The secretary was very helpful in explaining where the beach and great places to eat are located in South Haven. They also provide a large breakfast with a good variety of foods. Thank you for a great vacation!!!

Room Tip: The 3 story building has great views!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ruby W
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

We were pleased with our decision to stay at Lake Bluff Inn and Suites. We were looking for a suite-type set-up as we were traveling with in-laws and toddlers. We chose this one particularly because it let us break up the week as we only could stay for a few days. Then when we saw the negative reviews on Trip Advisor, I was nervous (we had already booked a room at that point). I was so relieved when arriving as the lobby is very clean and more modernly outfitted. The morning breakfasts were satisfactory. We didn't swim much as it was cool when we were there (mid-June), but we used the pool table and ping pong table, the kids' swing set and sandbox, and the picnic tables outside. The view was beautiful.

The suite itself was fine enough. We had to call about ants in our room and had to be vigilant about putting any opened food in sealed containers or the refrigerator. The carpet was okay, no spots or visual dirt, though it wasn't brand new. Would be a better asset for them to not have carpet I believe. The furniture and bedding was again a bit dated but adequate for the price and flexibility the place offered. One receptionist was not very friendly but not rude. Others, particularly housekeeping were pleasant.

I would stay here again. It is a very good deal for all that comes with the place. We were certainly pleased with our trip and Lake Bluff Inn met our needs.

Room Tip: We had very nice large suite facing the bluff/lake (on the one-story side of the building).
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lindsay B
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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

I have never been to a worse hotel in my life. For starters we had to walk up three flights of stairs to get to our room. Secondly, the fridge took two hours to turn on and get cold. Nextly, you can never get the air conditioner to a good temperature to be comfortable. Their wifi went in and out without warning. The breakfast had barely any protein, their juice tasted terrible. Ice costs 25 cents(what a rip off.) If you want to get into the hot tub you had to ask the people at the front desk. Their hot tub temperature when we go their was 106 degrees farenhite. And by the end of our stay it was at 92 degrees. This hotel also gave me a cough and sore throught that I still have today.They also frown upon you using the breakfast area after hours. We asked to use it to play a game of cards and we were rudely denied. After about an hour they let us in though. But the whole hour that we were in their the lady was looking at the clock, it was as if she couldn't wait to get us out of their. We also wanted to use the computer to watch the Tiger game, but we were denied that also. Lastly if you want to print anything it costs you $.50. Also the rec room was hotter then the actual outside temperature. The only upside was the free ping-pong in the game room.

Room Tip: Save yourself some money and don't stay at this hotel
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Timothy J
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Chicago
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89 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

This is a difficult review to write because it will depend on your frame of reference. Compared to many resort town hotels Lake Bluff Inn wouldn't do very well. Compared to other accommodation available in South Haven for families with children in particular this is one of the best places you can stay.

The swimming pool, kiddy pool, the huge lush lawn, the small swing set and sand box are enough to entertain young kids for days. The beautiful views of Lake Michigan (no beach though) will please the parents. The fact that so many of the rooms have a view of the playground and pools also means that parents don't need to constantly be on top of their children to look after them.

The rooms, however, leave a thing or two to be desired. The fact that many rooms have a full kitchen is great. The grills and picnic tables outside of the rooms are great. The rest is so-so. The bed in our room was rock hard, the blankets worn. The kids slept on a sofabed which, had they been even a few pounds heavier, would have been very uncomfortable. The towels were neither plush, nor soft. We were not convinced the room was that clean either.

All of this said, if we were coming back to South Haven to stay for an extended time, I would probably pick Lake Bluff again. Even though this place is not a bargain, at this price it is hard to find much else in South Haven.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Advokaten
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Gosport, Indiana, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Nice surroundings, easy to get to places. Really enjoyed the place, thanks ken

Room Tip: The cheaper rooms I thought where best.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kenneth C
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Additional Information about Lake Bluff Inn and Suites

Property: Lake Bluff Inn and Suites
Address: 76648 11th Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1651
Region: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > South Haven
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in South Haven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lake Bluff Inn and Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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