We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 3 East Tawas hotels

Tawas Bay Beach Resort

300 East Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Tawas Bay Beach Resort to your Saves list
Tawas Bay Beach Resort
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
50%
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in East Tawas
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Viperfreak2 Spartanburg, South Carolina
Write a Review

140 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    26
    42
    20
    16
    36
See reviews for
41
47
6
22
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (40)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The televisions in the rooms are CRT (Cathode Ray Tube for you younger people) not LCD flatscreens. The heat/AC will make some noise. The bathrooms are basic with low showerheads. What did you expect in East Tawas? The facility is clean, the beds are comfy, and the staff is typical of the area. They are not going to be overly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked. In on 9/29 around 2 pm room was ready and very nice in the back with a bay view.Check In was fast real nice people.Breakfast was nice hot not many choices but enough .Noise level from beach bar was ok we were far enough away did not hear much it stopped at 11 pm.Walk to town nice places to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a reservation to stay here, drove 3 hours only to find out at check in they had our reservation for the following week and no rooms available. Rob at the front desk should be fired based on his nasty attitude. Another woman at the front desk was trying to be apologetic and he came up with a "sorry there's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
michigan
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fenton, MI
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rochester, Michigan
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Chicago
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Tawas Bay Beach Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Tawas Bay Beach Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tawas Bay Beach Resort

Address: 300 East Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")
Location: United States > Michigan > East Tawas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Otel and Hotels.com so you can book your Tawas Bay Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Tawas Bay Beach Hotel East Tawas
Tawas Bay Beach East

36 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (34)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (8)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (2)