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Tawas Bay Beach Resort

300 East Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in East Tawas
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed over a weekend in September and had a good time. The hotel is really run down and the staff wasn't very helpful. What's nice is it is within walking distance of the city and lake. The pool area was clean and the bar was busy. We will not be back due to being overpriced for the accommodations.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is right on the bay. Has great amenities. Was unfortunately there to work so didn't have time to partake. Rooms were okay, a little dated. But staff was cordial and the location was perfect.

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Redford MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We love the tawas bay beach resort for its location. We love downtown tawas and can walk there from the hotel. Plus its right on the beach and next to pier. Its not the best hotel I have stayed in as it is older and the rooms are small and outdated but we love the location and there isn't anything... More 

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Caro, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Pros first Friendly clerk, large cozy lobby lounge area with tv and free coffee if u are waiting cuz check in is firm @ 4:00 Attached restaurant we utilized for dinner with 10% off coupon. The food was good waiting with a beautiful view of the harbor. large size room nice new pillow top beds were comfortable and very clean.... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were looking for a pet friendly place and there are very few in the Tawas area so we were happy that they accept pets for a fee (30 lb. limit). People at the front desk were pleasant but not overly friendly. The hotel offers rooms on the city side for $90 or $100 forthe lake side. We made the... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a solid hotel for the price. It's located off the main road going through town, right on the water. Paid $100 for the night. Clean rooms. Front lobby was nice and clean. Both front desk people we interacted with were friendly and helpful. The pool is nice with a good view of the water. There's a bar connected... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is an old-school former Holiday Inn, perfectly acceptable. During winter, the pool, hot tub, and sauna area is a real treat, though. They are in a solarium directly on the bay, so you can sit in a warm, humid pool area, overlooking the frozen bay. It's a nice pick-me-up in the middle of winter. Conveniently, the pool is open... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed 1/31/15 The good: the staff is AMAZING! Very friendly, they go out of their way to welcome you and seem to genuinely like helping their guests. We had especially good service from the woman at the front desk. She should get a raise! The onsite restaurant was also extremely good. We had dinner and breakfast there, and enjoyed... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
9 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Veteran of many perchville feats here, plus a few blues festivals in august. A very old former holiday inn. Owners have been slowly updating portions of hotel. Service cab be hit or miss. They really overcharge for February. Perchville, but a lot of fun and the place to stay during festival. Tiki bar area in summer is fun also.

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Allen Park, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

On July 22, 2014 Five family members and myself went to the Tawas Bay Beach Resort for dinner. After our dinner we moved outside to the deck. When I went to sit down the chair broke and I fell on the deck. Family members helped me up and went inside to get help. Karaoke night and only one waitress who... More 

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