Hotels Close to the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan

by James Rada, Jr.

The Four Winds Casino Resort is an Indian-owned casino very close to Lake Michigan in New Buffalo, Michigan. Owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the resort has the only land-based casino in southwest Michigan, according to the casino’s website. The casino has 3,000 slot machines ranging in cost from a cent to $100. You’ll also find 100 table games and 20 poker tables. When you’re hungry, you can eat in one of the five resort restaurants or enjoy live entertainment on the resort’s stage.

O”Brien Inn

The O’Brien Inn, just across the highway, is the closest hotel to the Four Winds Casino Resort, other than the resort itself. Since it isn't part of the resort, you'll find that the room prices are around half the price of a similar room at the casino's hotel. The O’Brien Inn has 98 guest rooms with some that are pet-friendly to make traveling with your cat or dog convenient. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, per Michigan law (violators are fined $200). Rather than a simple complimentary continental breakfast, the O'Brien Inn offers guests a full, hot breakfast every morning.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites New Buffalo

If you are traveling for business, try the Holiday Inn Express. It has a business center with copying, faxing, e-mail, Internet access and printer, so you can take care of business. When the day is done, you'll be less than 0.75 miles from the Four Winds Casino Resort and 1.5 miles from the beach. You also can swim in the heated indoor pool or workout in the fitness center. Rooms are available with kitchenettes and whirlpool bathtubs.

Harbor Grand Hotel and Suites

Enjoy scenic views of Lake Michigan from the Harbor Grand Hotel and Suites, located about 2.25 miles from the Four Winds Casino Resort. The Harbor Grand is a boutique hotel that was renovated in 2006. It has 55 guest rooms some with water views, fireplaces, wet bars and flat-screen TVs. Some of the pampering you'll receive includes breakfast in bed, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream brought to your door at any time, Vosges Haut-Chocolat and massages.

Sans Souci Euro Inn and Cottages

The Sans Souci Euro Inn and Cottages is about 2.75 miles from the Four Winds Casino Resort. You can enjoy staying lakeside in a suite, cottage or vacation home. When the temperatures drop, light the indoor wood-burning fireplaces. A full breakfast is served in your suite when you want it. Sans Souci has 50 protected acres with trails that allow you to stroll the grounds on a nature walk. You also can go swimming in the lake or just lie on the beach.

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