by Courtney Elko
This all-suite hotel offers families spacious rooms and a prime St. Joseph location. When staying here, families can easily walk to Silver Beach, the Whirlpool Compass Fountain splash pad and the Silver Beach carousel, all situated just below the bluff from the hotel. The Curious Kids’ Museum is located just next door to the hotel and numerous shops and restaurants are only a short walk away when staying here.
Larger families will love the Boulevard Inn in St. Joseph because they can comfortably accommodate up to six people. The spacious suites feature one or two bedrooms and can easily accommodate large families. The suites offer a refrigerator, microwave, free Wi-Fi and space to spread out. The onsite restaurant serves a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, as well as lunch and dinner.
Families looking for the perfect hotel location when staying in St. Joseph, Michigan, will want to stay at the Boulevard Inn.
Our Editor Loves
- Central downtown location
- Walking distance to the beach
- All-suite hotel
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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There are 84 suites on seven floors, each offering a city or park view. Connecting rooms are not available; cribs are available upon request. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel. The suites can accommodate a family of five or more.
The spacious suites feature one king or two double beds and a sleeper sofa in a separate living room area with a door. There is a mini-fridge (or full-size refrigerator), microwave, coffeemaker and a sink. Each room also features a flat-screen, Smart TV, which allows guests to log in to their favorite apps. The bathroom features a shower/tub combination.
The large, two-bedroom suites feature a king bed in one bedroom and two queen beds or two twin beds in the second bedroom. A sleeper sofa is located in a separate living room area with a door, and the kitchenette space offers a large counter top with seating, a full-size refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and a sink. There is a flat-screen, Smart television in each room, which allows guests to log in to their favorite apps. The one bathroom features a shower/tub combination.
by Deb C
On Oct 5-6, 2019, we had an incredible wedding reception for our daughter and new son-in-law, followed on Sunday with a brunch, at the Boulevard Inn in St Joseph, MI. Allison Sherman, Director of Sales, was an incredible event manager for both events. The food, the ambiance, and the attentive service were all stellar. We are so grateful and we would HIGHLY recommend the Boulevard. Thank you, Allison, Courtney and Ariana!
Front desk greeted us and was very friendly. Great location however our bed experience was not the greatest. Nothing special but very clean and friendly service. We dined at the restaurant in the hotel and the food was very good. Service was all right. Breakfast included and was buffet of eggs, cereal, oatmeal muffins, fruit, juices and coffee. Again , nothing special. No service, help yourself. Place needs some updating in hotel and restaurant.
When staying at the inn, families are just up the bluff from Silver Beach County Park, where they’ll find Silver Beach, the Whirlpool Compass Fountain and the Silver Beach Carousel, all within walking distance of the hotel.
South Shore Health and Racquet Club
While there isn’t a pool onsite, guests are provided with free passes to the South Shore Health and Racquet Club. At the club, which is about a 10-minute drive away, there is a heated indoor pool, half basketball court, fitness center, adult and youth fitness classes, and racquetball and pickleball courts for all ages.
Parks and St. Joseph Downtown
The Boulevard Inn features a prime location as it is located next to the Curious Kids Museum, across the street from Lake Bluff Park and is surrounded by downtown St. Joseph and all of its restaurants and shops.
Complimentary breakfast is available to all guests at The Bistro. The hot, full American breakfast buffet offers things like eggs, sausage, waffles and more. Breakfast is available from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Coffee, cookies and water can always be found in the lobby as well.
The onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Bistro offers both indoor and seasonal outdoor seating, overlooking Lake Bluff Park and Lake Michigan in the distance. Some menu items include burgers, sandwiches, ribeye, salmon, and pasta. A kids’ menu is available, as is in-room dining from the restaurant. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.
Complimentary, but limited parking is available to hotel guests on a first-come, first-served basis. But the area is also surrounded by both free and paid parking lots and metered street parking.
- Fitness Center
The onsite fitness center offers cardio and weight machines. Guests also have access to the fitness center and classes at the South Shore Health and Racquet Club
The Best Time to Visit
St. Joseph and the hotel are definitely most popular in the warmer, summer months, with July and August being peak season.
St. Joseph is located in southwest Michigan, along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. It’s about 90 minutes from Chicago and less than three hours from Detroit. The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is located about two and half hours away. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is about two hours away and the Chicago Midway International Airport is located about an hour and 45 minutes away.
Families staying at this centrally located hotel can easily park the car upon arrival and walk to everything. When staying here, families can walk to the beach, carousel, splash pad, kids’ museum, restaurants, shops and more. Everything is only a short walk away.
Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine on The Bistro terrace at sunset.