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Ship-N-Shore Hotel

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just thought we'd check a few places in town before we headed out to find an Interstate motel we could afford. So glad we stopped in here! I'd have to say it is the oldest, yet cleanest, freshest smelling place we've ever stayed. A very unique place, with beautiful landscaping that gives a tropical feel! On a damp, cold and...

Thank Teri F
Reviewed 21 January 2017

My college girlfriends and I LOVE the Ship N Shore. We've stayed here several times over the last 20 years. Our most recent visit was in August 2016. Weather was perfect, and we were delighted to see that our room had been updated and tastefully decorated. (Last time we were here, they had shag carpet that appeared straight out of...

Thank Anna10877
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The beds are uncomfortable and walls are very thin, you can hear everything! It also has a musty smell to it. People that work there are very nice, just not a great place to stay. Great place to stay if you plan on hitting the bars and you can walk to your hotel.

Thank lisagQ1175QR
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We just back from a short trip to Saugatuck and stayed at the Ship N Shore. Although this place has been around a long time, it's very clean and simple. We were lucky to have a waterfront room right on Lake Kalamazoo. The best part of staying there is the location. It's close to all the cool stuff in the...

Thank Howard D
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lovely to wake up on the water and to be right in the center of town. Rates very reasonable - breakfast is what it is. Staff wonderful - except for a very crabby night-shift guy who is a story unto himself. I left my laptop in my bedroom and got a call within in an hour - it was home...

Thank Brian M
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ship-N-Shore is centrally located in downtown Saugatuck, facing the waterway. Walkable to shopping, eateries, bars, attractions and next to the Chain Ferry. This is a motel in my book - exterior corridors, simple rooms with little storage space and very simple breakfast included. During our girls weekend in October we were comfortable in a clean room with good beds. The...

Thank BEE199329556
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I was very impressed with our experience at Ship-N-Shore,exceptional clean comfortable rooms with an indoor lounge and a beautiful flower filled garden sitting area along the river to watch the boats.Location is everything here with a quaint park next door,along with the only chain ferry in North America right next to the hotel.The entire town of Saugatuck is all within...

Thank James007jk
Ryan B, General Manager at Ship-N-Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, James, for your wonderful review of the Ship-N-Shore Hotel. We love to hear that you enjoyed yourself while staying with us; and can't wait to see you again in the future.

Findlay, Ohio
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Actually we visited this property over a year ago but just now getting around to reviewing it If you are looking for a totally different experience this is it!! First, the people who run it are fantastic. Second the breakfast is great Third, it only has 4 rooms. They are small and cozy. Clean and quiet Fourth, the location is...

Thank Wolfe99
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 September 2016

My time here was SO AMAZING that before my stay was over, I booked a room for several days for a YEAR FROM NOW. Yeah, it was THAT GOOD!!! I'll be honest, this was not my first choice to spend my birthday weekend. I had wanted to stay at the Bayside Inn next door but they were 100% booked up...

Thank phoenixrising
Ryan B, General Manager at Ship-N-Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate that enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed your birthday so much. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guest. My staff and I enjoyed getting to know you, and can't wait to see you again next year!

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I organized a bus trip for 40 ladies to Saugatuck. One year in advance I visited the town and talked to the locals and asked questions. The locals recommended Ship n shore for our accommodations. I've learned to listen to the locals. The ladies loved the hotel. The gardens are beautiful; hotel is close to everything; pool and hot tub...

Thank mrsbeachbound
Ryan B, General Manager at Ship-N-Shore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you again to you and all of your ladies for staying with us recently! It was a pleasure to host your group, and we are more than delighted to hear that everyone enjoyed themselves. I had a chance to speak personally with a few ladies in your group, and they were a joy to talk to. We hope to...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of downtown, the Ship-N-Shore Hotel is Saugatuck's Ultimate Waterfront Address! We are within walking distance to all of downtown Saugatuck's many shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and pubs. We offer a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as free continental breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ship-N-Shore Hotel

Address: 528 Water St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
Region: United States > Michigan > Allegan County > Saugatuck
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Ship `n Shore Hotel Saugatuck
Ship n Shore Motel
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“No elevator; if you cannot walk up stairs, request a room on ground level.”
Anna10877, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Either a room at the very front by the water, or an upstairs room with a harbor view”
D45XAbrianm, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The pool view is closest to the water. Garden view is very cute with outdoor seating and walkways.”
BEE199329556, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Riverfront rooms along the dock are the best”
James007jk, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are no elevators so if you can't climb stairs, choose a ground floor.”
  • Charming way to display towels. Not necessary but oh! so! appreciated for it's artfulness.
  • Spotless bathroom with cool retro tile and tub. NO MOLD!!!
  • Large and cheery silk orchid arrangement...and dust free, too!
  • LOVED that they have an extra blanket, an iron and ironing board!
  • Very clever window treatment in bathroom. Custom screen allows humidity OUT and no bugs IN!
phoenixrising, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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