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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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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Clean with decent rooms but hotel needs some updating. Pool, beach and tiki bar were nice. Staff was friendly but overwhelmed. Worst part of stay was when we asked for room service to plunge the toilet and were td

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family has been staying at Tawas Bay Beach Resort for over 10 years. Each year, our experience gets worse and worse. Our trip this year (August, 2014) was our worst yet. Our price for our room was changed at check-in. After our first night, we woke up to ants throughout the room. They didn't allow us to change rooms,... More

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michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back earlier today from this hotel. I gave it a 4/5. Arrived Thursday night around 1030 pm. Jennifer at check in was very nice, and pleasant. (Thank you Jennifer). The rooms are older, have a musty smell, and rooms are nothing fancy. The hotel is older, and so are ALL the other motels in the area. Upon waking... More

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Fenton, MI
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the location of this hotel, and the food in the restaurant was extremely good. Add to that the fact that our hot breakfast was free each day (for four people) and that we got a discount on each dinner which made our entire bill for food during our stay very, very reasonable. The hotel is old, and could... More

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Rochester, Michigan
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told the outdoor bar closes by 11pm. At 1:30am loud drunks were screaming and laughing. Called front desk, no answer. Dogs in hotel barking all night. Went for breakfast, wait staff continually walked past us and waited on people who came in afterward. Spoke to the Manager. She smirked and laughed. I said it's not funny.

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Chicago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter left her favorite bear in the room. She can't go to sleep without it. I called 4 times the day we checked out and each time told to call back. On the third call someone even asked for my number the to call me back and they never did so I continued to call. I called the next... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will never ever ever stay at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort again. When we checked in, I asked the receptionist to please use the card I was handing to her, not the card I had made the reservation with. I was assured this was absolutely no problem. Yesterday morning, I noticed that the wrong card had been charged. I... More

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Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, I will agree the hotel needs updating. However, we had a very pleasant stay. Rob checked us in and could not have been more professional. He answered all our questions and was very helpful. The free breakfast in the morning was great but too much. Would like to have had fruit, etc. but you will not go away hungry.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old, outdated, cheaply & poorly refurnished, noisy, dirty, bugs (both dead and alive), lousy service, and why on earth would you voluntarily visit this part of the state anyway? Seriously. I love northern Michigan, I love the Upper Peninsula, and I love quaint little places to stay, but I would rather spend a weekend in Detroit than up here. Fortunately,... More

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Valletta, Malta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel looks like a storage warehouse from outside. Inside the rooms and decor are very dated. Corridors and stairways are dirty. This hotel is long overdue a refurbish. Bikinis Bar - 'Live Entertainment' - the 'entertainers' were one step above karaoke - and a small step at that! Once they started playing about 30% of people at the bar... More

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Address: 300 East Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")
Location: United States > Michigan > East Tawas
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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