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Tawas Bay Beach Resort

300 East Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not believe that we were charged a total of $241 for a room with 2 queen beds for 1 night on the ground floor with a view of the parking lot. It was the only thing available so we had to take it and I think that is how they get away with overcharging guests since most of... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great, right on the water and within walking distance of downtown. However, that's the only positive this place has going for it. Rooms are dated, beds are uncomfortable, towels are scratchy, our sink leaked, the windows in the rooms were small, the whole place smelled musty, and the staff is not attentive. Breakfast is included but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time. 10 year old grandson really enjoyed the pool. Room was clean and staff did a great job cleaning it between nights. Will definitely go back. Other guests we talked to while checking in told us we would enjoy tawas beach and they were right.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant place! We had such a private and relaxing stay here. The owners were awesome. They were so nice and helpful. I definitely give this place 2 thumbs up. They have a fire pit where we roasted marshmallows and also three paddle boats that are free to use.

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Allen Park, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poorly trained staff. Don't know if they were trying to scam money off us the whole stay or if they just had inadequate training. Location is beautiful and the beach was clean, just make sure you really pay attention to your bills at the bar, and at check-out!

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Clarkston, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was very happy with the hotel Room was clean. Hotel staff were pleasant and friendly. Can see that they are working on improvements to the beach and grounds areas. Would recommend the hotel as a good and fun place to stay. Not happy with the hotel restaurant. Even with having reservations we had to wait for a table for breakfast... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This place is a disgrace to the town it is located in. We used to spend a wonderful time there when it was a Holiday inn. Our recent visit in July proved to me that the only positive reviews of this place on Tripadvisor are the works of the owners or people affiliated with them. The place still has tube... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just came home yesterday after a 2 day stay. The hotel room was very clean and the T.V. and bed where updated. The wallpaper was comming off the wall and the lamp shades where cracked.Besides the front desk you could not tell who worked at the hotel for no one had name tags on or uniforms. - Food was great.... More 

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Sanford, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Offer beach bucks to customer, you use them and then when you check out they say you were not suppose to get them, there were 12 in our party who 6 rooms all had this happen to them, and the front desk was so rude about it. Outdated facility and the ower only cares about $$ did nothing about the... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

2 weeks before wedding get notified by email they don't have our event booked. This was done 9 months prior we came to taste test food and select menu etc 4 months prior. Lost or didn't have room reservations for guests. Would not guarantee an early checking for the bride to get ready. Changed the time of the wedding without... More 

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