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Cedar Lake, Indiana
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have been going to the Carriage House for years. This year was another great experience. Carlene checked us in and couldn't be more sweet or welcoming. Everything was clean and ready for us. We've stayed in more than half of the rooms and the Phaeton was another good choice. It was spacious, clean, and had a great view. Love...

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Bremen, Indiana
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have never done a review on a B&B or hotel, however I felt like I needed to make sure and share our great and wonderful experience with others. Carriage House at the Harbor is one of those experiences where it's more than just a great nights sleep or a really nice breakfast............it's the way that the Innkeeper makes you...

Thank jhelmuth
Francesville, Indiana
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway. We felt very welcomed and enjoyed our visits with innkeeper and staff. They were very helpful with local info. Rooms were clean, comfortable, and typical Victorian. We had a little balcony, which was nice. Breakfasts were almost more than we could eat, and delicious! Easy walk to town and 1...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have been to South Haven before and thought it would be fun to try a new place to stay. The location was nice, an easy walk to the main part of town and a great view of the harbor from the Inn, but we were disappointed in our stay. When the owner, as she was showing us to our...

Thank SherryinChicago
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We have been coming to the Carriage House for a few years now and it never disappoints. I bet we have stayed in 1/2 of the rooms at the Inn and each one has its own B&B feel. We stayed in The Barouche this past week. It is on the 3rd floor so not for the person who has trouble...

Thank Vivian31
Findlay, Ohio
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My sisters and I visited this wonderful bed & breakfast for a long weekend this past week. We had excellent service and could not have enjoyed ourselves more! Suzanne and Marcia were perfect hostesses! The rooms were ready early when we arrived and were perfect. Next time we will try for a room with a balcony overlooking the harbor. They...

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Wheaton, Illinois
Reviewed 8 September 2016

For the last 10 years my husband and I have spent Labor Day weekend at the Carriage House. It is my favorite weekend of the year. The house is nicely decorated and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The breakfast are delicious and well planned. The staff is friendly and we have formed friendships with other guests who also return...

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I can't believe that I didn't come here last time! This place is very comfortable and well-receiving for those looking for a one-day-getaway, and while the price may be a little higher than what one would expect from a typical, run of the mill hotel room, the close proximity to the beach and Northern South Haven's attractions is worth every...

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in the Victoria Suite, which has a nice deck and beautiful view of the harbor, a fabulous breakfast and friendly staff. We loved having our own private entrance as well. The rate was $310 per night (plus tax and fees), which I thought was over priced. The Suite can accommodate up to 3 people, however...

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Suzanneschloss, Front Office Manager at Carriage House at the Harbor, responded to this review

As the new innkeeper, I Marcia, own responsibility for your disappointment; I came up short. I should have supplied extra towels. I should have informed you the linens on the sofa-bed are always clean although they get severely wrinkled from being crushed back into sofa-size. I sincerely apologize for the disappointing elements of your experience.

Reviewed 30 August 2016

We read the previous reviews and expected to arrive to a wonderful bed and breakfast. From the outside it looks nice. Our room had NO decor... plain walls and some cheap framed magazine covers that were faded. Old small bathroom with no updates or not cleaned very well. The king size bed was very very hard, did not sleep well....

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Suzanneschloss, Owner at Carriage House at the Harbor, responded to this review

I am so sorry you had a bad experience. The Victoria used to be the innkeeper’s quarters and our website states it is not decorated like the rest of the house; it also mentions the small bathroom and doesn’t say anything about a kitchen. Thank you for bringing the kitchen to our attention and we will make sure the microwave...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This beautiful harbor-side mansion was the first, and only, Bed and Breakfast in Michigan to receive the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award. It boasts 12 uniquely inviting guest rooms, each elegantly appointed with a private bath, comfy robes, and first class amenities. Many have cozy fireplaces, whirlpools, and private porches overlooking the harbor. Breakfast is a not to be forgotten experience at the Carriage House Harbor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carriage House at the Harbor

Address: 118 Woodman St, South Haven, MI 49090-1142
Region: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > South Haven
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Carriage House At The Harbor Hotel South Haven
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Make sure to choose a room the over-looks the harbor. It's well worth the extra money!”
 of 5 bubbles jhelmuth, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Having a balcony was a nice amenity. Rooms in Victorians are small, so getting a "larger" room affords a little more space.”
 of 5 bubbles CVandBoys, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We love the White Chapel.....definitely the best in the Inn, but a little more expensive. The Caleche is wonderful as is the Barouche.”
 of 5 bubbles Vivian31, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Do not book or pay for the Victoria King Room”
  • extremely small sink area
  • metal window blinds were in really bad shape...unacceptable for the price of the room
  • Ridiculously small bathroom... the door hits the toilet bowl
  • There was a frig.. not working but they stored christmas decor in it
  • Windows were filthy...inside and out
  • small bathroom and narrow step up to the tub
  • This was the advertised flat screen TV.. .in the closet, wires hanging out
 of 5 bubbles KarS666, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Definitely suggest the White Chapel or any other room facing the harbor. Most of them have a private balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles carlaanddaves, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
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