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Overall rating:TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: 4.5Based on 131 traveler reviews
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This B&B was fantastic!! The owners thought of everything for our stay. We really liked the fact that we were able to book a one-night stay, for a little extra. Most of the B&B's we looked at required a two-night stay. We were able to have a couples massage after arriving, and the owner was able to change our massage time (we got caught in traffic and feared we would miss our appointment). The main house has a selection of sweets to eat. We enjoyed breakfast in our room. It was really good and included a little bit of everything. Nicely presented also. We stayed in the New York Loft room. The room was very nicely decorated with several things I would like to find for home. The bathroom was lavish. I WANT A HEATED TOILET SEAT!! The room was quiet. The bed was comfortable. The 2 person whirlpool tub was very large and came with bath salts. Things I would have changed, but are not deal breakers were: there was no hair conditioner in the bathroom. When I travel, I always find hair conditioner included in the room. There was only a three in one shampoo/body wash. I have fine crazy hair and it requires conditioner. I didn't bring any, so I had crazy hair going home. LOL! Also, the wine bottle opener didn't work very well. Had a really hard time getting the cork out of our special bottle of wine! These things are minor though. We would definitely stay again!
We had a very nice stay in the Beach House room. I usually hate hotels (seriously..sleep on top of bed, shirt over pillow, etc). But this place felt like home! So clean, welcoming, and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. The scone was amazing...who knew I'd like scones? The eggs were free range and I was accommodated well with my no meat diet. I just wish we could have stayed longer!
Prairieside Suites is the ultimate luxury getaway. Cheri and Paul have included EVERYTHING you could possibly want for a weekend getaway. Room was so comfortable, extremely clean, food delicious, and great hosts! What more could you want.
My wife & I have stayed at many B&Bs, and we booked Prairieside Suites for a well earned get away. Unfortunately, we ended up being disappointed in our choice. We stayed there April 3 & 4, 2015 in the New York Loft. It was the first time that we ever had gone to a B&B and not be greeted by someone when we arrived. We paid extra for early check-in and even called while we were enroute to confirm our arrival time. When we arrived, we were locked out and had to call the owner for key codes to get in. Luckily, we didn't call 20 minutes later; otherwise she would have been watching a movie and been unavailable. Again, for this, we paid extra. The room itself was very nice and well appointed. However, it was a bit frustrating that my wife & I had to share one hand towel during the two days that we were there (it wasn't even changed when the room was "cleaned"). The only cleaning that was done was that one of the waste baskets was emptied and the bed was made. The breakfasts were, at best, "okay". Their focus was obviously on fancy/eclectic rather than flavorful and filling. The portions were very small with no offer on seconds. The orange juice was warm. The second morning we had hot "pecan rolls". My mouth was watering until it was served. It was a dried up/crumbly concoction not much bigger (or tastier) than an alka seltzer tablet. For what you get, this B&B is way over-priced and my wife & I will not be returning.
My wife and I loved our time at Prairieside. We stayed in the French Riviera room and it was really cool. The bed was so comfy and soft. It was clean, charming, full of character. The owner and staff were very friendly. We plan to return.
Tuscan Villa was our choice for a couple days to unwind and relax. We were glad we choose this room. The decoration reminded us of Italy, the country we like to visit again.
The room had all the amenities we needed for our stay. The B&B is built and decorated with attention to details and guest's comfort in mind. Thank you both for our experience.
Jitka and John
This was our first time at a B & B and I must say this was the most amazing place for our romantic getaway! Truly a must!! Warm and inviting, extremely clean, wonderful private rooms with the most amazing details. Could not ask for a nicer place to stay!! Owners are great along with the entire staff.
My husband and I were on a getaway for the wkd to Grand Rapids and decided to try this b&b. The room we stayed in, Beach House, was beautifully decorated. Actually, there was nothing beachy about it, but it was very contemporary. The hot tub was very spacious...more than enough room for two. There was a lot of attention to detail, not only inside the room, but also with the food. We paid extra to have breakfast delivered to our room, and beforehand, the owner made sure of food allergies, preferences, what kind of beverages to have in the fridge for us, etc.
The set-up of the room was a tad awkward as the TV and fireplace were both to the right of the bed, and you looked straight out to the tub. The shower was phenomenal with unique shower heads and great tile work.
The location wasn't the best (nothing walkable) in our opinion, but definitely safe.
Overall, it was a great stay.
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Prairieside Suites. We stayed in the Tuscan Villa, a very beautifully decorated and furnished room. It had every amenity and comfort anyone could ask for, we really didn't want to leave the room, just wanted to enjoy the fireplace and read a book. The bed was extremely comfortable, the whirlpool tub and candles were delightful and the multi head shower was heavenly. I really love the fact they have a separate area to sit and read or watch the large flat screen TV.
Cheri and Paul were welcoming and told us all about the areas great restaurants, and the lovely Inn they have created, better host you could not ask for. Everything was perfectly decorated and the craftsmanship of all the work was excellent.
I would definitely recommend Prairieside to our friends wanting a weekend romantic get away or to business travelers visiting the area. The Inn is much more comfortable than any hotel while traveling and very convenient to all or GR.
A better Inn you will not find..
We will definitely be back again.
We stayed in the Tuscan Villa at Prairieside from 11/10/14 to 11/14/14 & were celebrating my companion's return from his deployment. At almost $1100, it was a huge splurge for us. We immediately fell in love with the room & bathroom. From the European shower to the heated towel rack and heated tiled floor, lots of thought was put into the room design. On the second day, we recived news that my companion's leave might be cut short so he could return to his unit. When I called Cheri and informed her we might have to leave on day 3 instead of day 4. She informed us that there would not be a refund to our credit card, instead we would be given a gift certificate for the couples massage, breakfast tray, and the 4th day. After numerous phone calls, we were able to stay through the original reservation time. My suggestion would be to make sure you have a strategy for any type of emergency because you won't receive a refund on your credit card. Next time, we will stay for a couple of days only.
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