Best Western Hotel Benton Harbor-St. Joseph,  Benton Harbor

4.0/5  - based on 149 guest reviews.
1592 Mall Drive, 49022-2310, Benton Harbor, United States - See map
+1 269 925 3000 +1 269 925 8796

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Stay at this newly renovated, premier Southwest Michigan hotel located along I-94 at Exit 29. This beautiful Benton Harbor, MI hotel is conveniently located with nearby popular beaches, golf courses, world class wineries, and more. Corporate guests will appreciate our proximity to Whirlpool Headquarters, DC Cook Plant, Bosch, Lake Michigan College and the University of Notre Dame. The newly renovated Best Western Benton Harbor-St. Joseph is a standout among area hotels for its excellent customer service. The property features a unique lodge-style lobby complete with a cozy fireplace and complimentary coffee/tea. Energize in our 24-hour fitness center and unwind in our refreshing indoor/outdoor pool. You can also relax in our charming outdoor gazebo and BBQ area. Guests can enjoy luxurious beds, super-fast Wi-Fi access, 42-inch LCD TVs and a complimentary healthy full hot breakfast. Our 100% non-smoking facility is equipped with mini-fridges and microwaves in every room. Ask about our Presidential Suite! The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western Benton Harbor-St. Joseph is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Make a reservation today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Benton Harbor-St. Joseph,Benton Harbor
  • 5
    « Quick week-end getaway »

    Wonderful stay at a close location from Chicago area to enjoy Michigan. We will return. We love the St Joe area. Able to visit Saugatuck Mi. The weather was cooler and windy, but it did not keep us in or from long walks, good food, good drinks, and meeting nice people.

    5
    « Unique Building »

    I was very satisfied with my stay. The building is unique. Not like other box hotels. It is a little older but the hotel is renovated and up to date. I would come back. Staff is older and nice. Smiles everywhere.

    4
    « "Very Good Stay" »

    This was a group stay and the hotel did a good job of handling the housing. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfast was good although they were not fully prepared for our group and thus were not keeping up with the food. Would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « A Very Satisfied Guest »

    I would recommend this hotel to everyone. My family and I were impressed with the cleanliness of the hotel. The beds were clean and comfortable. The continental breakfast was good. The front desk and kitchen staff were very nice. We will definitely stay there whenever we are in Michigan again.

    5
    « Recommend to anyone traveling in the area! »

    Hotel was very clean and newly remodeled. Check in staff went ABOVE and BEYOND to make our stay great! Rooms had very nice beds and linens. Bathroom was very clean and good size. Free breakfast was very nice for continental breakfast. Excellent stay and would recommend to anyone traveling in the area!

    5
    « Good Stay »

    The hotel is nice and located at a convenient location off the highway. You can see it from the interstate. I liked the breakfast, it was warm and filling. I will stay again next time I am in the area.

    5
    « Great Choice »

    Good location for us...close to I-94 but not too close. Price was great. Desk clerk was very friendly. Room was really large with a couch and two Queen beds. Breakfast was good. Overall a really good choice

    4
    « Very »

    Beds were great and spacious room. Staff was wonderful and fitness room equipment good quality. Hotel was close to good choice of Restaurants and shopping. Movie theater was nearby. Breakfast was good but for the 6 nights we stayed the

    3
    « Story of the good & bad »

    Nice hotel overall with excellent beds and pillows. Exercise room was sadly lacking with nonworking and worn out equipment. Also, internet speed was below average. Location was OK, but area was only so-so at best. Room was quiet. An electrical outlet for electric and hybrid-electric vehicle owners would be a nice addition.

    2
    « Not honest.I like Best Western but I cant stay at this hotel again. »

    My family and I stayed at this hotel on 04-06 till 04-08-2018. I cannot recommend this hotel to anyone. I left a bag of personal property in my 1st room as I transferred to my new room due to the noise level and doors being closed around my first room. I left a bag of personal property.in my first room. I called the front desk to report what I left in the room. I tried to recover my property within a half hour after changing rooms. I was told that the room had been cleaned. I tried to retrieve my property and I was told that my property was property of the hotel cleaning staff. This was not right and I cannot recommend anyone to stay at this hotel. This hotel does not have a policy in tact that will protect your property if you accidentally leave it.

  • 4
    « I would stay here again. »

    The indoor pool was small, but it's connected to their outdoor pool [which was closed due to the season] but I think it's really cool. The Staff is awesome! We had issues with noisy neighbors and we actually got a small discount because of it. Housekeeping was so detail oriented in that after cleaning the room the first day, she saw what we needed and left extra of that. I thought that was awesome. The hotel is super close to a shopping strip which is awesome. There is a walmart basically across the road as well as rite aid, dollar store, and many other stores. As well as fast food. I would definitely stay here again.

    3
    « Better than expected »

    Although there are several newly built hotels right nearby, they were all $40-50 more per night than BW. Since some friends were also staying at BW on the same weekend we decided to stay to. Nothing super special, but the rooms were clean, beds were comfortable and staff was nice. Typical breakfast with some fresh fruits, bagels, eggs, bacon/sausage, oatmeal, waffles. Temperature control was good and quiet. The only thing I really didn't like was the road noise from I-94. The newer hotels were just as close to the highway, so maybe they would have been more quiet but it wasn't worth spending an extra $100 for the weekend.

    1
    « DO NOT GO HERE! »

    Worst experience at a hotel EVER! Terrible staff...do not care about you whatsoever. They treat the guests as burdens..they are lazy and clearly do not care about what they do for their jobs. Whoever the managers are need to be replaced to whip that place in shape.

    5
    « Excellent »

    The hotel is clean and the staff was very pleasant and helpful , the beds are super comfortable and the shower was nice . The Continental breakfast was really good and the Attendant was very sweet and friendly!

    5
    « Two Night Stay, Satisfied »

    The rooms were very clean and comfortable. There were NO problems what so ever! It's easy access right off the highway, but still nice quiet rooms! The staff was very friendly also, even the night clerk! I would stay here again! ??

    4
    « Good location - great motel »

    Good sized well appointed, clean and quiet room; easy access to local restaurants, shopping and the freeway; helpful and friendly staff - so all-in-all a pretty great motel. Although 20 minutes or so from the lake it was an easy drive to all the tourist locations.

    4
    « you get what you pay for... »

    We checked in and it was "alright". We paid $65 and it had clean room and bathroom. Staff was friendly and helpful. Never had breakfast at a hotel with paper plates, but food was good and there was a good variety of items.

    4
    « Nice »

    Nice place, I enjoy staying here, and have many times. I will return again. The pool and fitness room are always in good shape. In the summer I like the indoor/outdoor pool! The breakfast is always good.

    2
    « False Smoking Claim »

    I was wrongly accuse of smoking in my room, just because I did not want maid service to interupt me and my lady friend. I thought this act was very disrespectful, of $250.00 charged to me for something I did not do!!!!!

    4
    « Godsend in a ?snow globe?. »

    Friendly and concerned staff, comfortable bed, nice breakfast, great location near the movie theatre, easy parking, all rooms in one building, gave me a toothbrush and toothpaste when I needed one, good room temperature control.

  • 5
    « Girls night out »

    Room was clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would stay again breakfast was ( just ok ) but it was complimentary so cant complain. We tried to use pool and hot tub area but for some reason it was extremely hot and steamy and pool water was way to warm. Maybe next time ??

    4
    « Very comfortable »

    The bed was super comfortable. The room darkening Shades were top rate. All the employees that I dealt with were very friendly and helpful. I slept great but the rooms were a little bit noisy. I really didn't use the wifi very much but my friend did and she had problems with it.

    1
    « Customer Service Lacking »

    This hotel needs to work on cleanliness and customer service, especially with the new hotels around. Jennifer at the front desk is a waste. When my toilet flooding she did not initial offer a different room. I had to demand one. My vacation was interrupted dealing with this. She was not apologetic at all and made it almost seem as if the inconvenience of changing rooms was my fault. They need to wash all of their bedding. Not just the comforters. I think renovations need to be revisited. I will no longer stay here, but go up the street to one of the newer hotels. Lesson learned. You get what you pay for and honestly the other hotels are not much more expensive.

    5
    « Great Stay at Quality Hotel »

    This was my second time staying at Best Western this year. The location is conveniently located near several eateries and major stores. The staff was very courteous, helpful and attentive. The rooms were immaculate, spacious and the bedding was wonderful. I will definitely stay here once again.

    4
    « Value »

    It was a very nice stay and my children enjoyed the swimming pool and I enjoyed the hot tub. Breakfast was abundant on choices and replenished diligently by the staff. Check in was a little slow but I believe they were in between shifts so it was understandable. Checking out was a breeze and had a great overall stay

    4
    « BH hotel »

    Stayed 9 days at this Best Western for a business trip. I have also stayed at 3 of the other area hotels in the area on past trips to Benton Harbor, this hotel has consistently provided a pleasant experience.

    5
    « Wonderful! »

    Best Western came through again! Clean, comfortable bed, great location, great price, and a delicious breakfast! Staff wonderful! I was very happy with this hotel! Glad I found it! Will be back on my next trip.

    4
    « Clean and Friendly »

    A remodeled BW. Friendly and clean. As a road warrior we look for hotels who welcome the weary, put us in a clean quiet room and make our stay as pleasant as possible. This does all of that and a good breakfast as well.

    4
    « Good value, pleasant stay »

    Stayed here for a weekend wedding. Staff was very nice to interact with, rooms were clean, complimentary breakfast much better than I was expecting (great selection, freshly cooked, omelets, bacon/sausage, French toast, waffles, pastries, juices, fresh fruit etc). My only negative was that I found the bed a bit uncomfortable but other family members thought it was fine.

    4
    « good value »

    was a good stay, not the top rated place but clean and comfortable. pool small but clean and warm. hot tub almost too hot. they serve free breakfast though we did not eat there. couple of restaurants walking distance but no sidewalks in area. easy to find site.

  • 2
    « Hoping this morning was a fluke. Small repairs needed. »

    One elevator. Rooms are in long hallways on 2 separate sides. Right next to a freeway. The entry at the end stairwell was broken. Access to get my stuff in and out was not convenient. The lock on my door wouldn't lock. It was very late and I made the choice not to report it. The night clerk was friendly. The morning staff seemed unorganized and chaotic. The morning clerk was running up the stairs when I wanted to check out and yelled out, what is your room number and just leave the keys on the desk. I smelt burning and saw smoke coming from the breakfast area. I got in my my car to leave and an employee came out and started smoking right in front of the entrance. Needless to say, I did not leave with a positive impression.

    3
    « Staff Was Great - Hotel Was Just OK »

    Booked this hotel online through a third party site. The staff were all very welcoming and kind - from front desk and housekeeping to the ladies cooking breakfast. Everyone was lovely. The location left a little to be desired.... unless you want to shop at Wal-Mart. Our room could have been cleaner (the mirrors were a mess) but it was nice to have a fridge and microwave in three room. Again.... for the price, the hotel was ok, but could have been better.

    4
    « Clean Room. Nice Staff. Good Value. »

    We stayed here as part of a family weekend stay in the area. If you prioritize value, then you can't go wrong with this hotel. It is older than some of the others right down the street but has been very well maintained and has all of the conveniences you would expect in a modern hotel. If you prioritize ultra-modern styling and decor, then there are other more expensive hotels right down the street. It worked well for our family and I would have no concerns staying there again. The room was clean and had 2 queen beds, large new flat screen television, microwave and a nicer than average fridge including a small freezer. Support staff were super friendly and approachable. Breakfast had typical continental offerings but also omelettes and some hot breakfast meats too. They were also super helpful maneuvering food allergy concerns which was a big plus for us and that alone was worth the stay.

    3
    « Not to bad »

    The beds were comfortable and the room was clean. It did have a nice size fridge. Pool and hot tub were very nice and clean. Breakfast was just ok. It was cold and I would have rather had biscuits and gravy. I would have liked to see maybe donuts offered for little ones.

    4
    « Benton Harbor/ St. Joseph »

    Very nice hotel, our whole wedding party was satisfied with the experience. Nice warm pool, the kids loved it. The staff was attentive and respectful of our needs. Really nice pizza place not too far away called Joey C's, suggested to us by the front desk.

    5
    « Cross country »

    This is a Best Western Plus and everything about it is very good. Hot breakfast, beds and pillows, counter space, shower head flow, room size. And nice staff.The pool is really nice in that it goes from inside to outside which makes it fun for kids. I highly recommend this hotel.

    2
    « Poor Value »

    Upon check-in, the line was almost out the door and only 1 person was working the front. This is on a day that multiple weddings have their parties booked here and there was limited scheduled transportation for the guests to take to the wedding venues (bride/groom planned, not hotel). With such a time crunch and high volume of ppl checking in, there should have been at least 2 people at the front desk. With this wait, we ended up missing the trolley by just a few minutes and when we asked for help getting a taxi, they said they could not help us but we could call some in the room. Hmmmm. Late at night while going to bed, it also sounded like a herd of elephants were fighting and then moving furniture around for a good hour. It was insanely loud, to the point where I thought maybe someone was in danger. No voices, just crazy banging. Startling when trying to fall asleep, but it was better us in that room than other guests I imagine, since we stayed up until around 1. But the poor rating most comes from having experienced something I have never experienced in all my years of travel. As mentioned, we were here for a wedding so most people were returning to this hotel late at night. Needless to say, 10 AM comes fast to most people that are there celebrating and I can say that most of my friends didn't even make it up anywhere close to breakfast hours. Anyhow, I set my alarm for 9:50 because I knew my husband and I would need food to feel better after the long night. I arrived in the bfast room at 9:54 AM. I was looking around trying to find anything to put food on to, so that I could take it to the room, but could find nothing. I was desperate to find a cup to put the waffle batter in so I could at least get something to soak up our insides, but the woman taking food away would not pay attention to me. I did not get her name because I knew she wouldn't give it to me...she'd already ignored all my questions and requests. I was standing in front of the waffle machine and she came over and while I continue to ask her, trying to get ANY response, she took her body weight and shoved me aside so she could take the machine apart. I was appalled. Getting physical with a guest??? It was so blatant, uncalled for and just plain wrong. And she pretended as if nothing happened because nobody else saw. I was simply, politely asking for a cup. And there were 2 other women also asking for plates to get food to take back. There were still some sausages and hard boiled eggs out, 2 pastries and a couple yogurts, but no serve ware or plates. One other woman said her watch said 9:57, as mine said 9:56. The woman who's name I did not get because I was about to see red and I didn't want to make a scene, just continued to take stuff to the back. Another staff-member, older and smaller, came out and said they were going to close in just a couple of minutes, so technically it was still open. Obviously, it wasn't 10:00 AM yet. This was a Sunday morning, when the hotel was fully booked. That might just required a few extra minutes..not to mention, it's their job. I strongly believe this is something that shouldn't allow for a 2nd chance, there is no job where pushing a guest and ignoring them and NOT doing your job, should be tolerated. This breakfast was included in the high rate of this hotel and we didn't even get any of it..even following the 'rules'. I am truly sickened by the action that took place and this uncalled for hostility.

    5
    « Wedding Bells »

    We always stay at Best Western and this time was no diff. We stayed there do to our sons wedding. We got there and where given the wrong room they changed us with out the blink of a eye. They where very nice and moved us right away and we got the room we needed for the 4 of us. Very clean and would stay there again. Room was clean as can be and the fridge worked great to hold my water and meds in.

    3
    « Nice Clean Place, Service is Shaky »

    They get 3 stars, the stay was good and the staff was super perky and refreshingly nice. But there were a couple things they could improve for sure. 1st - Our room didn't completely face the highway but you could hear the cars with the window closed. It was rather loud all night long. 2nd - They need more towels! We had 4 people for our reservation, but only 3 sets of towels in the room. When we went to the pool there were no towels! We were told the pool was popular that day. - Great, we'll drip our way back to our rooms w/o towels? If the pool is buys, maybe wash some towels to put more out? Just a thought. 3rd - Get to breakfast early cause once it's out it's out Too bad. Usually you ask they will refresh the food, felt like we were given the leftovers when we arrived. Hotel is clean and cute on the inside, but needs a little finesses to make it nicer, and a bit more user friendly. When I asked about the travel brochures for the area the gal nicely told me they were gone cause it'd been a busy season, so we found them at another hotel instead. Beds were comfy and the AC/Heat worked wonderfully.

    4
    « Clean & quick »

    Staff was very friendly and hotel was clean & beds comfy. Breakfast was good, I personally prefer more fruit and would love to have gluten free options. Would stay again. Easy to get to from Berrien Springs Fairgrounds.

  • 4
    « Comfortable bed, clean room »

    Maybe it's the time of year or the location, but I thought all of the sort of "medium priced" hotels in this area were on the expensive side. That being said, the Best Western was a good choice. The reception staff was very nice, got us an early check in - which we appreciated. The AC worked well in the room, the bed was VERY comfortable. The bed was as good as a Marriott or high end Hilton - which is really the main reason for going to a hotel anyway. The breakfast was adequate. Our only regret was that we didn't bring our swimming suits, the pool looked very inviting as it was both indoors and out. If you are looking to enjoy the quaintness of Saint Joseph, but aware that it's about 15 minutes away from the hotel.

    4
    « Good hotel, great staff »

    This hotel is very nice. It has a pool and hot tub. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good too. We had a few dirt stains on our shower curtain but otherwise the room was good. Very comfortable beds. Could use a little work in the pool area but still a great and popular feature of this hotel. I would stay again.

    5
    « Better than Expected »

    One of the cleanest and well-run hotels in which I have ever stayed. The staff was very helpful, and the amenities were better than i expected. The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast buffet was very good and well stocked.

    4
    « Mo traveler »

    Very nice stay. I try not to be too picky about things my only requirements are the room must be clean as well as the bathroom and shower, the room we had excelled in both. The only reason I didn't give it a five is because for some very light sleepers traffic noise might be a problem as we were adjacent to the highway. Would highly recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Comfortable Bed at a Good Price »

    Stayed here for a visit to Lake Michigan lake shore. Hotel was very clean and seemed to have been recently renovated. Bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was good and the breakfast attendant was friendly and outgoing. The hotel is right off the interstate. The neighborhood could have been better, but it did not feel unsafe. There is a nice movie theater just down the street that has $5 movies all day on Tuesday. Very good value.

    3
    « Disappointed »

    This was the most expensive hotel we have stayed at for the past few years. We expected more. The bed was comfortable enough but those little side things like a broken closet that we couldn't get hangers from or a TV without any guide .... little things that were frustrating.

    5
    « Last Long weekend before summer is over! »

    Hotel is really clean and staff is super nice and helpful. We went as a big group of 28 people and the staff was very nice to us, they did their best to make us feel happy. We always wanted to stay together and for sure there was no room that can fit us all to sit together, so they turned on the lights in the breakfast area so we can all sit there and chat. To feel welcomed and appreciated makes everything goes smotth!

    5
    « LOVE THIS HOTEL »

    They've remodeled this hotel and the rooms are Very Clean, beds are super comfy and I stay at Best Westerns because a lot of them have Indoor/Outdoor pools in the Midwest. There's Nothing worse than staying at a hotel in the middle of summer and being in an indoor pool!! Ugggh!! The staff is always Super nice and the lady that takes care of the breakfast is Great and it's a Pretty good breakfast too. :)

    3
    « Meh, it's ok »

    We stayed here for two nights while on vacation in St. Joseph. The room had standard amenities, but was little small. Pool area is very small compared to other Best Westerns we have been to. Breakfast was ok, nothing spectacular and pretty standard for hotel breakfasts. The major disappointment was how poorly our room was cleaned/prepared. We registered 4 guests and received three bath towels, not a big deal but annoying. The second day, same thing, again not a huge deal but annoying. When we got back to our room after our second day I was disappointed to find that the garbage had not been emptied and the floor in the bathroom was not cleaned. In general the rooms were not very well cleaned, we found this to be true in almost all areas of the hotel.

    3
    « Surprised It Is A Best Western Hotel »

    Overall okay. Outdated--needs refurbish, but clean. Breakfast eggs awful. Staff very nice and helpful. Have stayed at several Best Western hotels across country--this one was lower standard than expected.

  • 4
    « On vacation in St. Joseph »

    Overall, I mostly enjoyed my one-night stay at this hotel. The price was above average, but the room decor was up-to-par & the bed was comfortable. I was most impressed with the breakfast. The items were typical of most Best Westerns, but there seemed to be a special touch from the kitchen staff...as in the food was actually seasoned. I did have a problem with a broken iron replaced with another broken iron. However, I would stay here again.

    5
    « Great price and very very nice hotel »

    I gave an excellent because whenever you can get a clean room and free wifi and comfortable bed - for this price, it should be excellent. We were only there one night, but it was great. Comfortable and clean. Pool didn't look that inviting to me, but people were in it and seemed to enjoy. Again, only one night so didn't experience any other ementities

    3
    « Green Pool »

    The indoor/outdoor pool was a draw for my 8 year old. When we arrived, we were disappointed to see that the pool was GREEN and very murky. You could not see the bottom. The lady at the front desk stated that they had shocked the pool but it didn't work. The next morning I was ready to check out and the front desk person told me it was from the rain and the pool was safe, so we stayed. That night the pool was closed for 4 hours for "cleaning". We swam afterwards in the green muck because my son insisted as there were others in the pool. The next morning a guest told me that he overheard the pool maintenance people talking about the chemicals were off. We did not swim that day. Very disappointed that we were lied to about this!

    3
    « Met my needs »

    Recently stayed at this location at the beginning of a Lake Michigan Circle Tour. The facility met my needs but the decor is dated. As Best Western continues their makeovers I expect this facility will receive upgrades.

    1
    « Yuck! »

    The toilet was running in the room and wouldnt always flush. When i called the desk they said the maintence man was ill so couldn't be fixed that night. No biggie. The next night when we came back the toilet was still not fixed. When i asked the desk they said " oh yes, we were waiting for you to switch rooms". They never informed me i needed to move , just expected me to guess. We switched and put the kids to bed. The next morning i realized the bathroom still had dirty wash rags ,(with gross hair on them) hanging on the shower rod. I sought out the manager becaue i was completely grossed out and he was annoyed to be pulled away from his pool cleaning duties. He smarted off to me but promised at 10 am my room would be cleaned spotless .i was afraid many corners had been cut and wantwd the sheets changed and all. I left to take kids to breakfast elswhere because the kids begged me not to make them eat the breakfast provided again. The food was horrible. I killed time while out so they would have time to clean the room. We came back at 11:30 to give the kids a bath. Room was still dirty. Kiddos fell asleep . Cleaning lady walked into the room without knocking at 12:30. We left. I informed the cleaning lady i was leaving so she could now go clean. Came back about 7:30. I was horrifed to fins the beds unmade and the wash rags still hanging in the bathroom. Front desk had me switch rooms for the third time. I witnessed man walk onto a room he had juat rented only to find it already occupied. Leading me to question the hotels securlty. I will not be back.

    1
    « Never Again »

    This hotel did not meet my standards. The lobby and hallways all appeared dated, the wood paneling looked aged and in need of a refresh. I booked two rooms, two double beds and a king. The king bed was not close to a king, at best it was possibly a queen. The pool was horrendous. The water was green, cloudy, and had lots of floating debris. Lake Michigan was cleaner. The water in the pool was also very cold. The breakfast are had its own issues. I understand the hotel does not advertise as a restaurant but the size of the breakfast ares was insufficient to serve the guests booked. I also had an encounter with the attendant during breakfast. She was extremely rude, becoming increasingly hostile. I was attempting to get juice in a coffee cup since the coffee cup is insulated and keeps the beverage cooler longer as well as it also has a lid which i use for my children. She told me I could not use the coffee cup for juice and could give me no explanation as to why. I have stayed in multiple hotels in multiple areas and never had this issue before. This was the first time I had stayed in a Best Western and until my stay was under the impression that the chain was somewhat upscale. I generally stay with Drury Inns or Holiday Inns when we travel, Drury was unavailable locally and Holiday Inn had few rooms available. My stay in Best Western was the best advertising they could have.

    2
    « Failed to Clean Oir Room... »

    Arrived back at hotel to fimd our room uncleaned. Shower has no soap dish or anywhere to put soap, shampoo. No mat for outside shower. Bathroom generally very unclean. Don't waste ur time on "free" beakfast. McDonalds down the street.

    2
    « Disappointed »

    My two older daughters and I stayed at the hotel for 4 days. When we first arrived, the hotel was clean, nicely decorated and staff was friendly. Our first room that had 2 queen beds had nice decor and super comfortable beds. Then it went down hill. The only bathroom outlet wasn't working, so we notified the front desk to get it fixed. We were told by several staff no one had seen the handyman that day. Eventually we were offered to be moved to the Presidential suite at no extra cost to us because they had no other room available with 2 queen beds( there were three of us). Sounded nice! Well, the light in the bathroom above one sink was out, other light dull, vent was hanging from ceiling, placemats on table were dirty with leftover food and it was a King bed with a pull out couch. My poor daughter sleep on the pull out couch with a too thin mattress. Couch bed was pulled out but no sheets, when I called the front desk to inquire about having the bed made, the girl was not very friendly and rudely said "Aren't they in the closet or drawer?" I checked and they were but without pillow cases. It was odd making up my daughters bed in a hotel. The free breakfast was good, but each day they ran out of different food. Only one lady working the kitchen area so we often had long waits to get to certain foods or wait for new batches to come out. The Indoor pool and hot tub were discolored and smelled horrible and disgusting. My daughters went in the hot tub for ten minutes only and got out due to the rancid smell. Went to the outdoor pool which seemed fine and no smell. That night both daughters had bumps all over their stomach. One daughter's bump went away the next day, other daughter still has them all over her stomach. Doc said it was most likely from being in the hot tub Next day, the hot tub was out of order! Was told by one staff the only handyman was on vacation for the rest of the week so couldn't replace the bulb in the bathroom. I guess that's why no one saw him the day before. Every day there was someone different at the front desk and none of them knew anything about any problems we asked to get addressed. At checkout, there was someone different again, so I explained why we were moved by the hotel staff. Paid my bill and upon walking out noticed I was over charged several hundred dollars. Went back in and finally the manger came out of the room next to the desk and only after I got upset about being charged the Presidential suite rate did the manager Ken finally take care of it. What a huge disappointment. This was not run like other Best Western Hotels I've been in before. They will not get my business or my friend's business in the future. Choice a different hotel!

    4
    « Trip outlook »

    Nice place to stay. Clean and close enough to St Joes to do and see things. We were treated very well. Any questions that we asked were responded to with plenty of information. It will be a place that we will return too in the future.

    5
    « Dad trip »

    Took my Dad back to his childhood vacation spot. He loved going back to Sister's Lakes and seeing what was the same and all that has changed. The Best Western worked out perfect for our trip. Thanks again.

  • 5
    « stay and play »

    good choice, close to beach and restaurants. nice pool, good place for families. Clean and quiet. could use a dedicated smoking area. Nice having available coffee and access to internet station. complementary newspaper was nice.

    4
    « Solid family hotel »

    I appreciated the location (right off the highway and close to stores and restaurants) of this facility. It features a large pool and a fitness center. The price of the rooms we booked were competitive and attractive. Our rooms were contemporary and very clean. Nice option when staying in Benton Harbor.

    3
    « Family Trip »

    Not the cleanest hotel, pool was old, small and cold. Beds are new and room new. Sub par selection of snacks at the desk. We paid $110 per night for two nights. Pay a little more and find somewhere one star nicer. BW are trying a comeback and they've done ok but the upgrade at this hotel felt somewhat unfinished. Also from the area I drove Benton Harbor is run down and in complete disrepair. St. Joe is where the nicer town is and all the activities for your family are there.

    5
    « Overnight Stay »

    This was our first visit to this hotel in Benton Harbor. The reception desk clerk greeted me upon check in with a warm smile. The check in process was seamless and she told me about hours for the swimming pool and hours for breakfast in the morning. The reception area was beautiful and decorated with style. We had a room with 2 queen beds and the beds were wonderful with lovely linens. The room was spacious with a easy chair where I could enjoy my morning coffee. A wide screen TV, fridge, writing desk and microwave completed the room. We are coming back through on Friday but chose a different hotel because the Best Western for that evening had jumped it's prices by an additional $70. The hotel is gorgeous, the staff friendly and the beds comfy!! Would definitely stay here again if the price is right!!

    4
    « Family Fun Vacation »

    Motel was clean, breakfast food okay but service was excellant, availability of linens (towels) was low. Overall a really nice place to stay. Pool area was clean. It was 10 min. to Silver Beach at St Joseph, MI.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    We enjoyed the stay. Updated, contemporary rooms. Very clean. Close to attractions, shopping and restaurants. It was a good room at a good price for visiting St. Joe. I don't know what else to add to get the required number of characters!

    4
    « Great vacation »

    We really enjoyed our trip to Michigan and we spent two days in St joesph benton harbor. This is a older hotel but has been redone. Room was clean and decent sized. We didnt do breakfast but the pool was nice.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay! »

    Great Place to Stay after spending a day at Saint Joseph, Michigan watching the fireworks! Would definitely come back to stay when we are in the area! Budget friendly but still a wonderful clean place to come to after a long day at the beach!

    4
    « Decent, clean and comfortable. »

    Easy to find, easy check in. Place was clean, rooms were good size. Bathrooms had everything you needed. I thought the bed was nice and comfortable. They had an indoor pool that connected to the outside, also a hot tub. The only thing I thought needed improvement was the breakfast. I've had much better quality at other BW, and while it was steady busy, the staff, while very friendly, seemed overwhelmed. Checkout was a breeze. One last thing, thought the rate was a bit high, but we were there on a Saturday, and it seemed in line with other hotels in the area. Might just be the time of year and the area.

    5
    « Wonderful all the way around »

    We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel for the price. It is very updated even with a pool lift for persons with disabilities. Room was very clean and sharp and I slept great which is usually a challenge for me in hotels. The continental breakfast was amazing and we loved chatting with Cheryl, the very sweet and joyful breakfast area staff member.

  • 3
    « Silver Beach excursion »

    This hotel is one exit down the highway from the St. Joe exit. If you are going to Silver Beach or St. Joes Michigan, this is a very clean and satisfying hotel. It has an nice indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub. The breakfast is typical for continental style and staff brought out replacement food when needed.

    5
    « Relaxing »

    Perfect area...very nice staff! Beautiful town and setup! Suggest anyone to stay. Family oriented and fun. Only issue was the entrance door in my room and the tv remote didn't would half the time. Minor items!

    4
    « Nice property »

    Just a one night stay here on our trip to Mackinac. This must be a brand new hotel or been entirely renovated because it's spotless. A bit of confusion at check in but it was rectified promptly. It was an unremarkable but satisfactory stay.

    4
    « Great stay »

    My family and I had a good experience here. Rooms were nice, as well was the pool. Staff also provided excellent care as Reginald the attendant was went the extra mile to make me and my wife's stay a memorable one. Only reall issue was the breakfast as it left a lot to be desired. However besides that small issue it's a good place to take a break if you're on vacation

    2
    « Disrepair-out of service »

    Out of toilet paper, out of wash clothes, and the sink doesn't drain. Will be looking for another hotel if we visit st.joseph again. When we were checking in a delivery man took it upon himself to pick up our 19 month old son because he was in his way. completely scared my wife.

    3
    « Good stop over near interstate, nice restaurant across the street. »

    Good stop over to break journey, nice pool area, all the fire doors were wedged open, breakfast just okay. 5 mins from interstate, near Lake Michigan. Friendly staff, beds comfortable but a little high

    5
    « Wonderful Stay »

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The whole place was clean and nicely decorated. The off season rate was excellent which is what drew us in. The pool was neat with the inside/outside swimming option. I would thoroughly recommend staying here. It's also one of the better 'free' breakfasts I've had. The breakfast person definitely put 'love' into the breakfast.

    5
    « Great Value and the breakfast was good »

    It was a great stay. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean, beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was good, great coffee and the breakfast staff was very accomodating and effcient. I would highly recommend.

    5
    « Excellent hotel stay in Benton Harbor,MI »

    Overall excellent. This hotel is very clean and peacefull location. Staff of the hotel is very courteous. Very convenient location all around the shopping area. Online booking is also very easy. I recommend to all business users to use this hotel for their stay.

    4
    « Newfound Gem »

    This hotel is a great find at a pretty good price. It has a larfe bar fridge and microwave. The rooms look as though they have just been renovated and has nice furniture and comfortable beds. It has a pool area but we did not have time to use the facility. I would definitely go back to that hotel.

  • 5
    « Great stay »

    Staff on check in were so friendly and very fast we got a room right away and we asked for a good and close place to eat....they recommended cravings and it was great! Would stay there again if ever in that area and would recommend to family and friends!

    4
    « Nice hotel and staff »

    We booked this hotel based on price compared to others in the area. We made the right choice. The hotel is clean, comfortable, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The kids swam in the pool indoor/outdoor, which is small but the kids had a great time. We did not use the gym. The free breakfast was the typical hotel fare: good, not fancy. Can't say enough about the staff here from housekeeping to management everyone was friendly and went above and beyond.

    5
    « Very Nice updated hotel in great location »

    Rooms were nicely updated, beds were very comfortable and it is located near all the hot spots. We did not get to use the pool, workout room or other amenities due to a late arrival time. The pool looked very nice and was an indoor/outdoor pool with hot tub.

    5
    « Great Place »

    I reserve this hotel based on value - it was cheaper than others in the area. But the place was great. The room was excellent & the staff was super. I had a great stay. The only negative I have is that the area isn't a good place to go for a walk. I'd definitely go back. Side note: I left an electric device. They promptly mailed it to me - I was very grateful.

    5
    « Super nice room! »

    Stayed one night, king bed with sofa.It was an immaculately clean room, very spacious, modern and updated, very quiet with a nice breakfast. Overall, great accommodations, although the room advertised as non-smoking but smelled slightly of smoke. The restaurants surrounding the property leave something to be desired but the hotel was great with competitive prices and a good breakfast. Would recommend.

    5
    « Great hotel, super clean, comfortable »

    Room was modern, updated, immaculately clean and had a very comfortable bed. Very quite, nice property with a good breakfast. Had a problem with bathroom electrical outlet. Room smelled of smoke. Front desk staff (Jackie) was very professional, helpful, friendly.

    5
    « Great hotel....great staff »

    This is one of the nicest BW I have ever stayed at. Beautiful lobby and rooms. The best part was the treatment we received by Tiara and Ms. Jackie! It is walking distance to many restaurants and a short drive to the lake. The continental breakfast was very good, nice and fresh and clean.

    5
    « Wonderful Best Western »

    This is the best Best Western I have stayed at. Great employees. Beautiful hotel. Very good buffet breakfast. Indoor/outdoor pool is a nice touch. Continue down Niles Avenue to the downtown shopping and Silverbeach area.

    5
    « Thanks »

    Thanks for the best western and the workers for this great place in Michigan I m so lucky I spent my time here and I wish all the Hotels nice and clean lake best western I will recommend this Hotels to all my friends and family

    4
    « Traveling on our way to our Friends house! »

    This is a great hotel, the people are so friendly and helpful! The room is nice, it was raining a lot, so we had ants in our room, they moved us to another room all was good! Will stay again! Breakfast was good too.

  • 5
    « very nice »

    everything was nice not one thing to complain about, clean great employees, bed compy, you cant go wrong i didnt get a chance to use everything the hotel offered but what i used it was very nice, i would recommed

    4
    « Good one night stay »

    Stayed here on our way to Chicago and for the price $82 for a King bed it was really good. Located close to the highway, a number of restaurants nearby and a few stores. They have a nice pool and free breakfast. Rooms are clean , bed is comfortable. Good values.

    5
    « Beautiful »

    Love this location and the service was wonderful. Beautiful balconies and gorgeous view of the river and the fall foliage. This one is on my list to revisit! The rooms are spacious and well appointed, and the design of the building in unique.

    4
    « Pleasant Stay »

    The Hotel and the rooms was very Clean and the Staff was friendly. Coffee was always available at all times. The Breakfast was good they offered cheese omelettes, french toast, sausage, biscuits & gravy we stayed for 5 days and it would of been nice to have a combinations of bacon and scrambled eggs some days but all in all the staff member was right there to assist you and replace the items that was empty.

    5
    « Lovely Hotel »

    Beautiful interior with new carpet and freshly painted rooms. Good location near I 94 in between St. Joe and Benton Harbor. All of the staff members we encountered were friendly and courteous. I always stay at Best Westerns and this hotel was one of the nicest.

    5
    « A hidden gem! »

    The Benton Harbor Best Western is fantastic! Beautiful, newly remodeied spacious rooms, comfy beds, and a great value! We love this place. There's nowhere in the BH-SJ area to find a room this nice for under $100. They also offer free breakfast in the morning. The entire building is really impressive, the staff is always friendly and professional, and the rooms are very comfortable.

    4
    « Love the hotel, great staff, good service, nice rooms, wonderful location. »

    Went to the Steelhead 70.3, stayed at the hotel, they do their best to make us feel at home, even prepared a breakfast at 4:30 am for the participants. Help us to take a shower afterwards eventhoug the check out was earlier. Will always recommed and come back, cause this town is beautiful and the hotel is like staying at my uncle's home, with a better bed jaja. Because of the 70.3 the rate was a lot more expensive than usual.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    I'm pretty skeptical of hotels that I have not stayed in, especially areas I'm not familiar with. This hotel and area were completely fine! The hotel was clean, professional and I enjoyed staying. The area was easy on/off x-way, what I consider a "good" clean area. Many restaurants and stores close by (within walking distance). As a female traveling alone for work, I would stay here again and have already recommended the hotel to others.

    5
    « No freeway noise »

    Nice and clean; handy to restaurants and any necessary shopping. Didn't use the pool but it looked very inviting. Breakfast very nice (typical for most Best Western's). Would recommend anytime. Quite for being so close to freeways.

    5
    « After the concert »

    Met friends in town for the Piano Boys concert at the local college, Lake Michigan College at the Mendel Center. Best Western was located one exit away so it is in a perfect location. Shopping for last minute items are minutes away, Wamart, Meijer are very close as well as restaurants. So easy to get on and off the I-94 freeway and to the hotel. We did have breakfast at the hotel, eggs and sausage were hot and fresh. Had yogurt for a dessert.

  • 4
    « Updated hotel; clean and comfortable »

    The hotel has been recently updated. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The breakfasts are very good. I used this hotel for wedding guests. The staff was incompetent in handling the reservations. I advise staying on top of the reservations to be sure they are accurate and that the guests all have rooms when they check in. All of the wedding guests were complimentary regarding their accommodations.

    1
    « I thought this place was remodeled-the dirtiest place I've ever stayed »

    Came up to go apple picking with my son. I have stayed here under the previous ownership and it wasn't THIS bad. Literally just checked in. The front desk person was sitting in the common area, on his phone. Seriously? We get in the room and at first (in the dark) it seemed ok. Once the lights came on, the creepy feeling that I should have stayed elsewhere sunk in. The floor has not been vacuumed or shampooed in well, forever. See photos. Food on the floor. Food in fridge. I don't even want to remove my shoes. Huge cobwebs around the window. My view speaks for itself. The arms of the couch are filthy. The bathroom floor is nasty. The dust is further proof that the rooms are NOT being cleaned. Hair in the bathroom making me seriously nauseous. Thank heaven it's only one night and I will NEVER be back.

    4
    « Good Stay. Pool is nice. »

    I chose this hotel due to the outdoor pool. Check in was good. Room was nice size. I liked having a refrigerator. There was also a large comfy chair for watching tv. Breakfast was good. Plenty of options...little omelets, sausage, waffles, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, etc. The pool is indoor/outdoor....you can swim under the glass to get to the outdoor pool. I enjoyed reading by the outdoor pool in the morning. I requested late check out and was given until noon. I would have preferred later but oh well. I will stay here again next time I'm in the area.

    4
    « Nice Stay »

    Beds and pillows were comfortable. Staff was friendly. Our sons enjoyed the pool. Breakfast was good but you had to get there early. The coffee was delicious. The drive to Silver Beach was short. The fridge was a nice amenity. Grocery stores and restaurants extremely close.

    5
    « Stay here for a good night's sleep »

    This hotel was very clean and comfy. From the bed to the pillows to the towels, I was very pleased. The only disappointment was the pool. It hadn't been skimmed or treated for algae and was filled with both. The area around it was clean just not the water.

    3
    « Redecorated & Clean Room »

    Granted we were only there for 1 night, but the room was clean, the bed was comfortable and a short ride to downtown Saint Joseph. Hit the Complimentary Breakfast Early for greater variety and availability of food items, and less people traffic.

    3
    « Clean, comfortable »

    Shared a room with cousins, for family event. Typical roadside hotel, clean and comfortable. Breakfast provided, but nothing like a real breakfast. It was pretty expensive for what it is. It's about five miles to St. Joseph beach and lovely downtown, with nothing to walk to except a Walmart and other urban sprawl type places.

    4
    « Good Night Rest »

    The staff that greeted us was very friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable. We found that our room was also quite, which we were happy about because we needed a good nights rest. There were some restaurants near by but not within walking distance.

    3
    « Fine for an overnight stop »

    Sufficient accommodations near restaurants. Room was clean and comfortable Had a good night's sleep. We were able to book the day we arrived which was around July 4th holiday time. Staff was efficient.

    2
    « Ok, if you have no other options »

    Booked same day of stay because all hotels in St. Joes were sold out. Drove through a terrible area to get there from downtown St. Joes', so I'd definitely advise ignoring your GPS and sticking to the highway. Fan in bathroom was ridiculously loud. Nothing good or bad to report, what you would expect from a Best Western. Right on the highway (road noise)

  • 1
    « Disappointed »

    We will never stay here again. We stayed in the presidential suite. For what we paid for this room (disappointed) Big is all positive. Un-finished updates, lights burnt out, lights go out on there on & back on again, we had to go get toilet paper b4 we could use the bathroom, the shower floor I thought was to fall threw, when I sat in one off the chairs I starting getting itchy, too much wasted space, kids running the halls & screaming!

    3
    « Pricey rooms but comfortable »

    I was in town for a family event and was surprised at the number of new hotels in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph. We chose the Best Western because it was the best value in the area at $199 per night with breakfast included. I thought the price was ridiculously high for the area but I needed a room. I wanted to give high marks for the cleanliness of the rooms but the breakfast left a bad taste in my mouth (no pun intended). The dining area for is extremely cramped and will accommodate maybe 30 people. I was there over a weekend when the hotel was at max capacity. On our second morning, which was a Sunday, we went down for breakfast a little before 9am. On the first morning they had the typical breakfast items: make your own waffles, hot & cold cereals, eggs, breakfast meats and a variety of breads & muffins. There was also fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea and juices. We went down a little earlier on Saturday so there was plenty of food before the crowd came in. On Sunday however, they were completely out of just about everything. There was no waffle mix ready, no fruit, no muffins, no eggs and no breakfast meats. The hash-browned potatoes were under cooked and could not be eaten. We waited at least 30 minutes and none of these items ever came out. Breakfast is over at 10am so I figured they were not going to replenish. Needless to say I was disappointed and outraged that I was spending $199 per night and still had to go out to purchase my own breakfast. There were a number of people complaining as well. What outraged me even more was during check out I mentioned the breakfast fiasco to the assistant manager Amanda and she just said, "oh really?" She did not offer any type of apology or anything for the inconvenience to my wallet. I don't understand how the hotel could be at max capacity and not have enough food to serve its guests.

    5
    « Clean and comfortable »

    Rooms were fairly priced, clean, and the beds were super comfortable. The indoor/outdoor pool was a lot of fun, too! I stayed here with three friends and we found the location to be nice (about 15 minutes' drive from the beach, and close to several restaurants and a Meijer).

    4
    « Value for money spent »

    No frills but nice check-in & out staff, adequate breakfast, decent room w/ freezer/refrigerator, & microwave. Bed not the most comfortable but I've paid more for less quality elsewhere. Overall, worth the money spent. I'd return.

    3
    « Decent hotel »

    We decided, at the last minute, to spend an extra night in Michigan on our way home to Chicago. The Best Western was available, very conveniently located near the expressway entrance, clean and comfortable. Very friendly staff and the breakfast had a good assortment from which to choose.

    4
    « Great choice of hotel »

    The hotel was just remodel, everything was new and clean, If you are looking for a decent hotel , this would be it, Only thing that i was dissatisfy in was the breakfast, you did have choices to chose from, Nothing really healthy to chose, could of use more fresh fruit, and a variety of eggs to chose from . the hotel was close to downtown, abt 20 min drive. I would come back and stay here again, if we plan on visiting St. Joe.

    3
    « Well..the good and the bad »

    We stayed July 5 through 8. We got everything unpacked and settled, only to have a bug crawling on the bedside table. I grabbed a tissue and a zip loc and captured the critter. I brought it to the front desk attendant (Harold I think we his name). It resembled a bed bug in some ways. After researching on my own after, I am not sure it was. They did allow is to move into a room on the opposite side of the hotel. I wasn't about to stay in the first room. After repacking our belongings and food for the week back up, we proceeded to the new room. Upon entering, the main hallway light (you know, where you tend to keep things and where the full length mirrors are)....was not working. I reported it to the front desk staff. They promised to have maintenence look at it. As we left for the lake the next morning, I reminded the desk staff that our light needed to be looked at. Again, a promise it would be looked at. Upon return after a day on the beach, I was disappointed to find the light not repaired. I returned back to the desk and asked about it. The maintenance Saif the light fixture needed replaced entirely. So with three females in a room, we had very little space to get ready. I did not want to pack our room up again and transfer to another room. I said okay, and returned to our room. Upon check-out, the price that I had reserved the room for, was incorrect. They informed me it was Expedia's error, but that they would give the room to me for the price I reserved it for. All of the incidents by themselves, sound petty; however, it was one issue after another. I just wanted to kick back and relax and not have to worry about things. They never did tell me if the bug was a bed bug or not. As bed bugs develop, they look different, so I could not decide. I would think that was something a hotel would make sure that their guest who found it....knew what they found out. They gave me a $20 discount for our inconveniences. Reloading an entire room of 3 people's clothes, food, bottled water, and bathroom items, was an ordeal. Had it not been for all of that, I would have insisted on a different room when the light wouldn't work. In all, the hotel was okay. I do sound like a complainer but I feel that small things add up and I do want to see a report of what the bug was or if it was ever investigated.

    4
    « Very nice! »

    We just came back from a 2 day stay.The hotel was just fine. Breakfast had a variety of choices. It was crowded on the weekend but that is to be expected. The hotel was clean and comfortable. We will return there again next year if the price stays the same.

    4
    « Nice place to stay. »

    This was a very nice place to stay. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The staff was helpful and friendly. The breakfast was nothing special. I have had better but I have also had much worse. I used the computer in the lobby and it was very good and quite fast. I didn't see anyplace close to eat, but I wasn't really looking for that.

    4
    « PLEASANTLY NICE. »

    Came to visit the St. Joe's area during the 4th of July weekend. This hotel is right off the exit with everything around the area. It's about a 15 min ride to St.Joe's beach and town. Includes a connecting outdoor pool. Had a nice sauna, and handicap lift! Best of all free breakfast! Great staff and exceptionally clean during the holiday. I would come back.

  • 5
    « Found this hotel amazing! »

    Reserved a block of rooms for a wedding nearby the Best Western in Benton Harbor, Michigan. We found the staff very organized, helpful, and willing to stay connected prior to our stay to answer our many questions. Upon arrival, they were ready for our group. During our stay they were wonderfully accommodating. The front desk help, the kitchen help, and the housekeeping staff were always going the extra mile to be sure we had a great experience. Rooms were clean, internet worked well, pool area clean, and conference room was clean and convenient for our big meeting area. Highly recommend this hotel!!

    3
    « High Price For A Best Western »

    We were in St. Joseph for a wedding. This hotel with local/state taxes charged us almost $250/night. For a Best Western this is exceptionally expensive. The rooms have been updated, the complimentary breakfast was nice. However on Sat. the staff could not keep up with the number of people trying to get something to eat. Virtually every serving dish was empty. The hotel backs up to the Interstate and the rooms are not well sound proofed so a lot of traffic noise during our stay. The sound proofing between rooms also was not sufficient. Normal conversation in the room next to ours could be heard on our side of the wall. The windows in our room were filthy and in need of either cleaning or replacement. The staff was very friendly and never failed to greet you.

    5
    « Great value »

    Overall a great weekend! Room was very nice, very clean! Housekeeping does an excellent job! Breakfast was ok, set up should be revisited so the flow is better for the waffles and pancakes which take up cooking time. These two things caused a bit of a crowd unnecessary in the breakfast area. Location is great close to the highway and shopping close by. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful when we asked for directions.

    4
    « Cold hot tub and poor breakfast »

    The hotel overall is very nice. My two complaints are they did not have a hot - hot tub. It was cold and even after complaining 3 times it was not corrected. Their Breakfast was cold and the food items dried out. This was the worst breakfast I ever had at any Best Western or hotel. Other than that the hotel is in a good location and is modern and in good condition.

    3
    « almost made it »

    We try to stay at Best Western on all of our trips. This one was to give us a rest before last stop. Most of it was up to snuff, but there were a couple of small problems. Room was clean, but lacked luggage bench. We had to call to get sound on TV to work (they came up and finally figured out problem). Continental breakfast was great as usual.

    4
    « Not Bad »

    I stayed here in May 2016 with a group of other managers from my company who were in town to work the Senior PGA Championship. Overall, my stay was a pleasant one; my room was clean, the free internet was fast, the staff was helpful, and there were a number of restaurants within walking distance and a Walmart nearby as well. The only negative thing about my stay were some housekeeping issues we had with not getting our towels and washcloths replenished daily. We would place our used towels on the bathroom floor and when we returned to the hotel in the evening, they felt damp and and we could tell they rehung the ones we wanted replaced. This wouldn't be a huge deal except for the fact that I was sharing a room with a coworker and we had no way of knowing whose towel was whose after they were rehung. We went to the front desk for replacement towels and we were told the hotel was out of extra towels until the next day.

    3
    « Nicely updated, but needs some tweaking. »

    We stayed here for one of my daughter's softball tournaments. We really didn't want to stay in Benton Harbor, but the hotels where she was playing about 10 minutes away were either fully booked or had doubled their rates for the weekend. After reading the reviews, we thought this hotel sounded pretty good for the price. The hotel is older but has been updated, although the grounds could really use some TLC. Upon check-in, the front desk clerk was less than courteous and seemed like he wanted to be anywhere but there. He was very slow and uncommunicative and it took forever to check in and get our keys. We found our room, which was clean and had a refrigerator, microwave and wonderful pillows. However, the TV wouldn't work without an engineering degree and there wasn't a guide or instructions on how to use it. After struggling for about 10 minutes, we called our friend at the front desk who walked us through a ridiculous amount of steps to get the thing turned on and working, but you couldn't use the guide or it would mess everything up. The wi-fi worked very well the first night, but not in the morning. We also had problems with our key cards. The first night, they wouldn't open the outdoor entrance door closest to our room. The next morning, the quit opening anything. We were checking out, so it wasn't a big deal, but I don't get how they just stop working. The pool area was very nice and clean with an indoor/outdoor pool and large hot tub. The complimentary breakfast Sunday morning included fruit, cereal, assorted bagels, toast and pastries, biscuits and gravy, eggs sausage, hash browns, waffles and juice/coffee. Would we stay here again? Under the same circumstances, yes. As a destination, no.

    4
    « A pleasant surprise »

    Booked this place at the last minute for a weekend wedding in the area. I was not sure what to expect given the mixed reviews. Check in was a breeze front desk staff was efficient and we got onto or room quickly. Room was nice clean although had a strong odor of fabreeze. Pool area was nice and clean. Breakfast was what you would typically expect. Best this about the place is the staff we checked out early 5:30am. Staff went out of her way to provide us to go bags with breakfast treats. Overall a good experience

    2
    « NIGHT MARE »

    I stayed here on May 19th the room was nice, but the next day I got a big surprise. I had over 500.00 of unauthorized charges on my debit card. The only placed I used my card was at this hotel, when I was checking in I observed the guy behind the counter writing something down I'm sure it was the info from my card, be very careful if you stay here

    4
    « Very good stay »

    For the price the accommodations & the amenities were very good. Very clean & the staff was very helpful. 24 hr. coffee & the continental breakfast was one of the largest selections I have ever seen. The work out equipment was outstanding. Overall I would give this stay a 4.5 rating, very pleased.

  • 4
    « great renovation »

    Recent renovations. Very nice. Indoor/outdoor pool which is a nice touch. Priced very reasonable. location just off of US 94 - downside for some people might be some highway noise, however it didn't bother me.. Restaurants are close-walking distance.

    3
    « Nice, but not a great area and poor breakfast »

    Nicely remodeled hotel, pool was out of commission, beds were great. Hair on floor of bathroom. Breakfast was the most disappointing. Nothing was stocked and the attendant was reluctant to restock anything and we arrive 40 minutes before it closed. We had to ask for everything and eggs and french toast were cold. No potatoes as signs indicated. The attendant appeared to not want to replenish because she would have to clean it up! Other staff very polite. Right next to Walmart , the area was a bit old and dirty like, but we did not feel uncomfortable nor unsafe. Sports group of small children were playing soccer in hall until 11 pm. Annoying.

    1
    « Tricks-a-Turning All Around »

    Don't let the limited TripAdvisor reviews FOOL you like they fooled me. This is NOT a hotel to stay at. Tricks were turned by both the clientele and the managerial staff during our stay. For those uncertain about which review to believe, I can only suggest reading some of my other Trip Advisor reviews. After a long day of travel spanning over 1,000 miles of driving, we arrived at the Best Western-Benton Harbor/ St. Joseph very late in the evening. Upon arrival, we thought it odd how many cars were parked in the check-in lane (more on this later). Entering the hotel, we were greeted by a kindly night manager and an up-to-date lobby that featured decor far above the typical decor accompanying Best Western hotels. Unfortunately, the professional and caring nature of the night manager and the furniture in the lobby was the highlight of our stay. Check-in proved to be the first of many disasters. Although we made our reservation through an online booking company and produced our online confirmation, the hotel did not to have the reservation. A 20-minute wait in the check-in line while the night manager was on the phone with the booking company solved nothing. Apparently, based on the comments of the night manager and by other guests seeking to check in at the same time, the hotel has difficulty accessing reservations through online booking companies. Far worse than the 20-minute wait to learn that our reservation was not received by the hotel were some of the other "guests" trying to check into the hotel. To put things politely, and in quasi oblique terms, a segment of the clientele using this hotel pays in tightly folded cash bills, wears very skimpy outfits, and communicates with a male overlord before actually booking a room (more on this later). In light of this awkward, uncomfortable, and seemingly unsafe situation at the front desk, I considered finding another hotel. However, in light of the very late hour and in fear that I might be charged a cancellation fee by the online booking company if I didn't stay at the hotel, I opted to be patient. My patience, proved extremely detrimental. First, although we initially thought that we were fortunate to be assigned to a room in a corridor opposite of the corridor where the aforementioned other guests checking in, the corridor where our room was located reeked of marijuana. Second, while unloading our belongs from our car, a loud shouting match erupted in the parking lot between those individuals who we had seen physically paying for various rooms in the hotel and their male overlord. Such did not do wonders for either our sense of security in this establishment or our ability to sleep. The third detriment, however proved most disturbing, at least in principle. After a very uneasy night of one-eyed-open sleep, daylight and time to hit the road again arose. Come check-out, the day manager/manager of the hotel concluded that the night manager erred in deciding that the hotel would honor the online total price because the online price included an incorrect taxation rate and that we should have to pay more than the price quoted in the reservation and agreed to by the night manager. Needless to say, the verbal argument I observed between "employee" and "overlord employer" in the parking lot the night before was now to be rivaled by the argument I was having with the hotel manager at the front desk. In sum, in 15 years of travelling on a regular basis, I've never encountered such unprofessional and lackadaisical managerial staff, as epitomized by the baggy sweatshirt and casual jeans worn by the hotel manager. The attentiveness to cleanliness and detail by the maid staff was no better as (1) the carpet in our room was stained with a crusty white substance (ICK)' (2) the pull out sofa bed had no sheets, pillows, or blankets, and (3) the breakfast room floor was as sticky as a glue mouse trap. Finally, for anyone interested, the pool remains closed for maintenance (on the plus side it might actually be clean since it has not been used). Bottom line, other than the lobby and the kindly and caring night manager, there is nothing redeeming or reasonable about this hotel. If you want a nicer hotel, drive a little further to Michigan City, Kalamazoo, or Grand Rapids. If you are seeking an affordable budget hotel in this area, try one of the less expensive hotels next door as they really cannot be any worse. While I'm by no means an easy critique, I know the difference between a hotel with flaws and an establishment that is an utter disaster and I've never had a worse, or even remotely comparable, stay at a hotel.

    5
    « Beautiful Hotel! »

    Really enjoyed our stay. Staff & breakfast were wonderful. Location is very convenient and close to food. You can tell they put a lot of time into the property. Hotel is modern, unlike most Best Westerns.

    5
    « Excellent »

    Great staff! Excellent hotel surrounded by great places to shop, eat and close to freeways. The service was excellent and the fitness room was available. Because this hotel is new, the pool was not available. Overall a great place to stay.

    5
    « Nice Hotel Benton Harbor »

    Very nice and comfortable rooms. This location is new and I can see good changes in the hotel chain taking place. Staff is friendly. Breakfast was ok but like I said this is a new location and the staff said hot breakfast will be soon. Well worth the stay.

    4
    « Recent renovation is beautiful »

    Due to lake effect snowstorm and the closing of I-94 my trip from Battle Creek to Benton Harbor took 4 1/2 hours. Too tired and anxious to continue my trip in the dark, I stopped in Benton Harbor to look for a place to stay. I almost stopped at a different hotel but slid past their entrance and pulled into the Best Western. It looked dark as if it wasn't open, one car parked under the overhang. Lights were on, so I went in. The hotel had just re-opened the day before so I was their second guest ever. Check in was bumpy as clerk had just started and was unfamiliar with procedures. This will get better with experience. My room was on the side of the hotel where the wind was coming from. Maybe this was why I couldn't seem to get the room warm enough. I had the thermostat set to 80 and I was still chilly. The entire hotel seemed chilly maybe because it was new? it was windy? not enough warm bodies inside? Breakfast was a little sparse, only cold items available - pastries, cereal, fruit. Again probably because of the newness of the facility. Great coffee machine available 24/7!! Pool was unavailable yet I probably wouldn't have used it as it is right off the lobby with big windows looking into the pool area.

    3
    « This property is now closed »

    I stayed here several times in the past. It was clean but, needed updating. The pool is located right next to lobby and every person that walks into the lobby can see the bathers. Drove past today to find this hotel is now closed. Under new ownership and being remodeled.

    2
    « Very tired hotel with nice staff »

    This hotel needs a full makeover. The staff made a big deal on check in about upgrading my king room to one with a "hot tub". I was surprised to open my room door to find a big bathtub in the room next to my bed. Unfortunately the outdoor pool and a social function were both going on directly outside my window. This hotel is not very private. The breakfast was acceptable but not great. The door cards repeatedly quit working requiring me to go back to the front desk for replacements. The staff was nice and helpful. I will not stay here again.

    2
    « Nothing changed »

    After my critical comments in August I had a letter from the manager of the hotel apologizing, so on my last trip to Benton Harbor in December I gave it another try. Well, nothing has changed about the rooms. The only positive about this hotel is their staff, all very friendly. That's it.

  • 3
    « Far from St. Joes, room smelled like smoke »

    The hotel stated that it was close to St. Joes . It was more like 10-15 minutes away which isn't bad but was not what they advertised. The hotel and room smelled like stale smoke. The indoor/outdoor pool was nice . Will go back to the Holiday Inn next year.

    3
    « Badly needs updating! »

    Over the years I have stayed several times at this Hotel, unfortunately, nothing has changed to the better. Certainly not the standard of other Courtyard Hotels I know. Last time I stayed in early July I had a room with filcy curtains, partly dirty room and chipped bath tub. And at that price you definitely find better rooms in Benton Harbor. This hotel is making it difficult to stay just because of the Awards Program.

 

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·From: The east. Follow I-94 East to Exit 29, Pipestone Road. Turn left on Pipestone Road. Follow to Mall Drive. Mall Drive becomes Cinema Way. The Best Western Benton Harbor-St. Joseph is on the left. ·From: South Bend Regional Airport. Take US-20 Business W to US-31 N. Exit 22 toward Pipestone Road. Turn left on Sodus and then turn right on Pipestone Road. Turn left onto Mall Drive. The Best Western Benton Harbor-St. Joseph is just ahead. ·From: Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Take I-190 to I-294 S. I-80 East to I-94E. Exit 29 Pipestone Road. Turn left and go to Mall Drive. Turn left onto Mall Drive. The Best Western Benton Harbor-St. Joseph is just ahead. ·From: Midway International...

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