Saugatuck, MI 

The Beachway Resort & Hotel

106 Perryman
Saugatuck, MI 49453 US

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Rates: $90 to $605
Total Rooms: 44
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (1 review)


Circa 1900. Overlooking the Kalamazoo River, The Beachway Resort & Hotel is a relaxing destination in Saugatuck, Michigan. Lake Michigan's award-winning Oval Beach is popular nearby. Swim in the large, heated pool and relax on a sundeck. Browse through the movie and game library for inside entertainment. Accommodations offer something for everyone from romantic waterfront suites that may include a balcony, fireplace and Jacuzzi, to family-friendly cottages or more economic B&B-style guest rooms. Start each day with coffee, fruit and donuts before exploring the area attractions and seasonal festivals.Location: Waterfront and City/Urban.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $90 to $605
Payment types accepted include Visa, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, American Express, Master Card, Diners Club and Discover.
Rooms: This property has 44 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 2 with whirlpools, 14 total suites, including 2 two-bedroom suites, 1 three-bedroom suite and 2 four-bedroom suites, 7 cottages, 3 guest houses and 1 cabin.
The types of beds available include King, Queen and Twin.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Minimum stay requirements apply most weekends. This means any stay which includes a Friday or a Saturday night is subject to meet the minimum stay requirements. May - no minimum stay on weekends June - 2-night minimum stay on weekends July & August - 3-night minimum stay on weekends, some apartments/cottages/houses require 4 night minimum stay September - 2-night minimum stay on weekends October - 2-night minimum stay on most weekends Following are exceptions to our standard minimum stay policies: Memorial Day Weekend - 2-night minimum stay Independence Day/Weekend - 3-night minimum stay Labor Day Weekend - 3-night minimum stay
Cancellation: All cancellations are subject to a $15.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations received within 7 days of the scheduled arrival date will lose their entire deposit. Please note that weekly rentals and holiday/festival weekends require 30 days notice for a deposit refund. The following are holiday/festivals that require at least 30 days notice on cancellation: Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Day, Venetian Festival (last Saturday in July), Labor Day Weekend.
Pets: Pets Allowed and We allow pets in Cottage 800 - the watermelon cottage.

Services & Amenities

Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea.
Amenities In Room: Cable TV, Bath Amenities, Wireless Internet Access, Television, Kitchen, Iron/Ironing Board, Telephone, Refrigerator, Coffeemaker, Hair Dryer, DVD, Fireplace and Air Conditioning.
Amenities On Site: Hot Tub/Jetted Tub, Library, Family/Kid Friendly, Phone, Washer, Copy Machine, Free parking on premise, Pool, Swimming, Child Care, Fax, Suitable for Events, Handicap Access and Television.
Business Traveler Amenities: Wireless Internet Access, Hair Dryer, Desk, FAX On-site, Flexible Check in/out Times, Iron/Ironing Board, Gym Nearby, Television and Internet Access.


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are May, September-October, Sunday-Thursday, no holidays. Closed November-April


Events Hosted: Meetings, Weddings, Family Reunions, Romantic Getaways and Honeymoons.
Other Activities: Wineries, Water Sports, Tennis, Skiing Downhill, Skiing Cross Country, Shopping (Local Crafts), Parks, Museums, Live Theater, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Golf, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Birdwatching, Bicycling, Beaches, Art Galleries and Antiquing.

Historic Interest

Over 100 years old, the Beachway Resort in Saugatuck, Michigan first opened its doors in 1900 as "Pokagon Inn", the first hotel on the west river bank. The hotel accommodated 100 visitors and included a 200 ft. dock on the river. The first year must have been very successful because in 1901 it was announced that 50 more rooms would be added. However, in the fall of 1901, the hotel burned and was closed. In 1906 a new owner rebuilt the Pokagon Inn in the Beachway's current location. Until the 1930's the only access to Lake Michigan from downtown Saugatuck was by boat up the river. It was during the 30's that Oval Beach Road was constructed to connect the west river bank to the lake. Since this left the hotel "the nearest resort to the beach" as the ads said, the name "Pokagon Inn" was dropped and changed to "Beachway Resort". After several changes of ownership, the current owners, Kathy and Frank Wilson, longtime residents of the area, gained possession of the crumbling building on April Fools Day, 1984. Renovations included a new foundation, new roof, and floor to ceiling makeovers for all rooms. The Beachway was remodeled a second time in 1994 to expand the front of the building, adding about six feet to all view rooms.

Romantic Interest

The BeachWay is situated between downtown Saugatuck and Lake Michigan overlooking the Saugatuck Harbor. Mere footsteps away is the only hand-cranked chain ferry in the U.S. Take a ride across the Saugatuck Harbor and spend a day shopping in Saugatuck's charming downtown shops and unique art galleries. Or if you desire some downtime relax on our hotel's expansive tiered sundecks that surround the resort's pool!