Originally built as Websters Hotel in 1874 to serve the small village town of South Haven, located directly on the shores of Lake Michigan. Incorporated as a village in 1869, and as a town in 1902, South Haven, soon became one of the top beach resort cities in the U.S.
The first proprietor was E.C. Webster. Throughout the ages the hotel shared its home with many businesses. These included several restaurants (1906-1944), a Western Union (1925), and an ice-cream parlor.
On February 1, 1944 Donald and Elizabeth Nichols purchased the hotel. They changed the name but kept the charm. The lobby still has the original tin ceiling, tile work, lobby desk and staircase. It even has a moving bookcase, that delights children. New owners Joanna and Anna Rajter have continued to maintain the allure of an early day setting with comfortable modern accomodations for their guests.
Breakfast: Breakfast served everyday (in-season)
Bagels, raisin bread, croissants and english muffins with cream cheese, butter and jams Blueberry, banana nut,
and/or chocolate chip muffins
lemon cake, coffee cake, pastries
Fresh local berries and fruit
cereal with milk
coffee, tea, milk
All reservations must be canceled within 10 days within the arrival time. Failure to cancel a reservation will result in a full charge on your credit card. Holiday/Special event: All reservations must be canceled within 14 days of arrival time. Failure to cancel a reservation will result a full charge on your credit card. We are located in central downtown and cannot be responsible for outdoor noise, especially during special events.