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226 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not quite to the level of when I first discovered it oh 20+ years ago, but definitely improved. Stayed recently and really enjoyed my comfortably outfitted room, and the convience of the downtown location. The rooms are older--so the tubs are worn, tiles may be cracked--but my room had new furnishings, fresh linens, and a handy kitchenette. A sound machine... More 

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Chicago, IL
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33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

First, a formal thank you to the desk staff. They were great in helping select a room (they are all unique and different room styles) and when our reservations were in jeopardy due to a family illness. The room decor and up keep are average and casual, not luxurious, but the amenities are what we came for and they were... More 

Thank CloudSwing
Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! When you call us, we listen, and match our guests to the room or suite that best fits a guest's particular needs, budget and preferences. We are ANYTHING but cookie cutter at Old Harbor Inn! And you are right, our sunsets are amazing! We live life "One Sunset at a Time" More 

New Hudson, Michigan
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This hotel was very unique and well worth a night's stay. The property is split between several buildings built into the dock right on the river. Its a very cool experience. The room itself was very nice. It appears as if it was updated with a sprinkler system and an updated bathroom. It looks like when it was updated some... More 

Thank TofferVance
Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

South Haven is such a great town, and Old Harbor Inn is in the heart of it all perched above the Black River Harbor and within walking distance of everything! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us! More 

Aurora, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed a Thursday and Friday night and were in room #2. Room was nice the layout of the hotel is a little confusing, it's split into different buildings but we got the hang of it quickly. The room was good had a kitchenette and nice sized bathroom, a little outdated but clean which is most important to us. The... More 

1 Thank jennieo0395
Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

You summed us up well. "The location is amazing you can walk to the lake and to anywhere downtown" We are in the heart of everything "South Haven" We look forward to welcoming you again! More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel was ok. The hotel staff was somewhat friendly(No my pleasures said here..:o). They didn't seem to want to be there. Downtown hotels should always have a lot or garage for parking at the property. Their parking lot was down the street and around the corner for $10...lol. What's the point? We got lucky and found parking close by,... More 

Thank dawn h
Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

Downtown is somewhat parking challenged on busy weekends, since so many want to enjoy South Haven. All city parking is free. We do lease a small lot around the corner as an paid guaranteed option for our guests. The bright side is once you park, you can walk everywhere! Thank you for bringing the hook to our attention. That room... More 

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118 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Overall, the room was lovely, spacious, and well decorated. Now, the issues. Check in was a long process, as the desk person was interrupted numerous times with calls(lasting up to 5 minutes) other people, and overall, we were at least 20 minutes getting checked in. The room was upstairs overlooking Harbor, and at $169.00 per night, I didn't think a... More 

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Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

The week following Labor Day is very popular, with beautiful weather and lower rates. Prime check-in time can be hectic, especially when you split your invoice 3 ways and each pay cash. We call our private balconies "small" and suited for two guests. Thank you for letting us know the bathroom sink inexplicably had the hot water valve shut off.... More 

Livonia, Michigan
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a harbor view room #️⃣ 31 overlooking the harbor and the idler river boat restaurant. The room was very nice and spacious compared to the other rooms which I thought needed updating. The balcony was very small but fine for one person the chairs were uncomfortable if planning on sitting out for a while.The front desk which included... More 

Thank Maha H
Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

Overall it sounds as though you liked your room, received good service and love spending time in South Haven :) Who doesn't? South Haven is a delightful little beach town! We look forward to welcoming you again! More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed in Caboose 1 which is ran by Old Harbor Inn but located down the road. Overall we had a great time. The room is outdated but the location and "fun factor" of the caboose help make up for it. Bonus, a pack and play fits in the shower room! My husband and I also enjoyed sitting out... More 

Thank Rachel L
Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

Yes, it is a real Caboose! The Caboose has been a very popular and value priced choice, but this year when it was featured among "The coolest uncommon places to spend the night in Michigan" by Mlive online, and as an article in many papers, it became even more popular! We are happy you were able to create family memories... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Everyone has been very nice, from check in & getting ideas of what to do. Our room is a 'budget' room with a 20% discount with two night stay, very nice size, clean and comfortable. Definitely would make reservations again ! The hotel gives us easy access to the 'downtown area' , easy walk to light house peer for sundown,... More 

Thank Maria T
Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

Late summer Sundays-Thursdays are a great time to visit South Haven. Often the week or two before Labor Day weekend we do have a multiple weekday night discount. Our guests enjoy a more laid back pace than prime season. We are always happy to give you ideas of places to go and things to eat! #1 our sunsets, of course!... More 

Waterville, Ohio
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4 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in a Harbourview room. Harbourview has a large window, but no balcony. Very clean. Located in downtown, easy walking distance to shops, restaurants & the beach. Have stayed there 5 times in the past several years & has loved every minute of it. Highly recommended.

Thank Cathy817
Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind remarks. We love having our guests return over and over! It sounds as though your room of choice is a Harbor Landing room, which indeed has an excellent view, but no balcony. Harbor Landing rooms are a great value, especially if you are out and about enjoying South Haven most of the day. What we... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old Harbor Inn is the only lodging property on the waterfront in downtown South Haven. Explore all of South Haven’s attractions, dining, wine tasting,shopping beaches, entertainment venues, parks and more all walking distance. Harbor View rooms have private balconies perched high above the water, with stunning panoramic views. Or choose the value minded Downtown View and Harbor Landing rooms. Also Deluxe Suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzi’s, and some with two bedrooms. At Old Harbor Inn, the views, the attractions, the fun, are all outside your door. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Harbor Inn

Address: 515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
Region: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > South Haven
Price Range: ₹ 7,455 - ₹ 7,455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 44
Also Known As:
Old Harbor Hotel South Haven
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 10 is a harbour view room and has great views of both the marina and river. Accessed by stairs no elevator.”
  • Bathroom Room 10
  • Sunset
  • Balcony View
  • Room 10 Harbour View
 of 5 bubbles scotgrl3, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 14 with great access to outdoor deck overlooking harbor.”
 of 5 bubbles David_S48360, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a Harbor view room with balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles MutualFun, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“A harbor view room is best”
 of 5 bubbles barbarat39, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Request a room that is not above the bar!”
 of 5 bubbles donnacU4640ZY, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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