My husband and I stayed in this B&B over a weekend in order to attend a family wedding. We found the home to be fantastic! It was very clean and we found no issues what so ever. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom clean, and the breakfast was wonderful. Shelly (the innkeeper) was warm, friendly, and had lots of suggestions for things to do in the area. We would certainly stay again!!
My husband and I stayed at the Boyden House for an extra long weekend trip to Grand Haven. My husband had never stayed at a B&B before and was a little nervous. After our stay here, I think he would do it again. It took some getting use to eating breakfast in a home-like environment surrounded by strangers but the food was very good. They will accommodate special diets if requested as well. While our specific room (Amber's Room) was smaller (it is an old house after all), it did have a private bath which was nice. And even though it was small, it had everything you needed. There is a little common room upstairs where guests could put/make food with a full size refrigerator/freezer, a micro-wave and a sink with some utensils and plates. This was a nice feature. There were unexpected perks like fresh cookies and free bottled water. Shelly, the hostess, was very friendly and helpful. The location was very convenient to walk downtown (10-15 minutes depending on your speed and where you were going). We didn't know about the parking situation and had taken our bikes so we were pleased to find parking on property (not having to park on the street). Should we find ourselves headed back to Grand Haven, we would definitely look to book here again.
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Boyden House. Our room was comfortable and we enjoyed the private patio. Peaceful place to enjoy a cup of coffee and glass of wine. The place itself was clean and inviting with an interesting history and the grounds were well kept and inviting. The breakfast and hospitality were hands down the best as we were greeted warmly with a chocolate cake (we were celebrating our anniversary) and given many ideas for sight seeing. The breakfast was delicious. We will definately be back for another visit and will highly recommend it to others.
Loved our stay at Boyden House B&B. Shelly was very helpful and attentive. She thoroughly explained the schedule for meals, local activities, location of stores, and provided restaurant recommendations. Only recommendation: I do yoga and therefore am on a yoga mat on the floor in my room, a bit of dust under the bed that a Swiffer would easily get.
My husband and I stayed two nights in the Driftwood Room. Was very clean, and I'm a germ freak! Box fan in the room so that was nice as there was no AC on this particular room. Bryan was friendly and super helpful when we asked him to recommend places to eat. He cooked fabulous quiche. Perfect location. We brought our bikes and it was just a quick ride to the Main Street. Beach directly across the road. Great view and the trolley was handy to haul suitcases. Loved the little beverage station. One shelf of the little fridge was for guests to put their own things that might need to be refrigerated. Would definitely stay again if we ever can make it back to Grand Haven!
This B& B was so warm and welcoming, the Victorian decor impeccable A lot of love, sweat , and class went into the making of this inn. The hosts were delightful, the breakfast delicious. Would recommend to anyone staying in the area!
My wife and I stayed at Boyden House for 5 days. When we arrived, even though we came after the normal,check-in time, we were warmly greeted by Shelly, the on-site inn keeper. Shelly is very friendly and does a really great job with the guests and the house! The house is beautifully furnished and our room (The Executive Suite) was lovely. On the 2nd floor, where our room was there is a guest kitchen which is well stocked with a Keurig coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, popcorn, even ice cream! Boyden House is an easy walk to the downtown area, which was great, as there is a lot of restaurants, shops, and the waterfront area with much to do. We really enjoyed spending time in the evenings sitting on one of three beautiful porches! Breakfast is served in the dining room from 9-9:30. The food was very good, with baked oatmeal every day, but when the house was full, they ran out of oatmeal. They also could use some hot plates or chafing dishes, as the food could be hotter. All in all, we loved staying here and Shelly is a great host! Compared to other B&B's, we'd rate this an 8; with a few minor improvements at breakfast, it could easily be a 10! We would definitely stay here in the future again!
The house is beautiful with amazing wood detailing. The air conditioner in our room kept making noises that woke me & personally thought the cost was pretty pricey for one night - over $300. Yes, I liked it. Won't spend that kind of money again though. If you're not concerned with the cost, this is a great place to stay. It is a drive to the lake - not as close as I thought.
Our stay at the Port City Victorian Inn was a fabulous stay. We enjoyed the home relaxed feel, great conversation at breakfast and excellent breakfasts. Our hosts were very friendly and great to talk with about the history of the Victorian Inn. It was a like a trip back to the mid 1800's with conversation about the Muskegon area during that time period. We would definitely recommend a stay at the Victorian Inn.
Boyden House was within walking distance (and a very beautiful walk) to everything I wanted to see and do. The breakfast was delicious, and the room was comfortable. Thank you for your hospitality.
Debi and Greg have created the most wonderful B&B at The Lewis House, and they're the consummate hosts. They've completely remodeled this stately mansion in a gorgeous way, and don't mind sharing their experiences with guests. The home, the gardens, the carriage house, and the views all add up to a first class experience in every way. It sounds trite, but they've truly thought of everything. Our room - The Lake Room - was immense and has an incredible bathroom. Breakfast was absolutely unbelievable, especially considering that they worked with a Vegan and a Gluten Free guest. They were able to harvest fabulous things from their garden and incorporate them into an imaginative meal that everyone loved. And there was one last lovely touch: upon leaving Debi and Greg presented us with a small brown paper bag with a very nice hand written note. The bag was filled with O.M.G. delicious home made caramel corn. A perfect ending to an otherwise perfect weekend at The Lewis House. Well Done, and Thank You Debi and Greg!
My second stay here and it continues to amaze and surprise with its simple elegance and comfortable rooms. Such a pleasant place with a beautiful Koi pond and the front porch is beyond description! Even if its raining its the perfect place to relax, unwind and visit or read a good book! Shelly is the best hostess this side of the Mississippi.
The Port City Inn is a wonderful place to stay on the West side of beautiful Michigan. The Inn is a amazing Victorian mansion preserved with such care and attention to detail. The breakfast sunroom filled with natural sunlight was great place to start the day with a delicious breakfast! The breakfast cannot be missed: the first morning we had- omelettes, sausage, fruit, hashbrowns, fresh orange juice, toast; our second morning we were served waffles, eggs, strawberries, bacon, pineapple & banana compote topping, and fresh orange juice! We stayed in the Captain's Room that had a great sitting area, and a very nice patio overlooking the water- also a jacuzzi tub and fireplace! The Inn had plenty of parking and great access to downtown and a very nice paved bike trail. Fred and Barb are welcoming and go above and beyond to be sure all guests are comfortable. Fred and Barb are a wealth of information on the history and happenings around Muskegon. We had a great visit and felt very at home. We enjoyed our conversation with our hosts and look forward to visiting again!
My boyfriend and I planned a trip to Grand Haven, and we were hesitant on booking our stay through a Bed and Breakfast; as we were concerned that we would be forced to make small talk with other people staying there. However, the Boyden House is set up in such a way that you can have privacy at breakfast and/or meet new people if desired. We stayed in the executive sweet, and we were pleased with the room size and comfort level of the bed. My boyfriend proposed to me that weekend and even received help from the innkeeper, Shelly, to keep it a secret. We definitely will seek out the Boyden House again upon returning to Grand Haven!
We loved our stay. IT was our first time at a B&B and we would do it again, the little touches were a delight the host was lovely and her breakfast was delicious. If your looking for a romantic get away or just relaxation and fun the Boyden house Inn will not disappoint.
This B&B is well located near downtown Grand Haven and its many unique shops and restaurants. We stayed 2 nights in the Carriage House while in town for a wedding. Plenty of room for 4 people and a nice mini-kitchen and sitting area. The bathroom was is a bit cramped. The morning breakfasts were superb and covered the tastes for the adults and child in our party. The main house is well decorated and inviting. The Carriage House suited our needs very well. Service was outstanding. If the occasion arises we will take advantage of their hospitality again.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Boyden House.This B&B had all you could want at a B&B,(see rating), and an extra quality not found in many.Sincere Homespun "Home -I Ness!! The sincere type We would happily recommend Boyden House to anyone for a reasonable "get away"....anytime! Ward & Elaine Kremer,South Bend IN...We'll be back!!