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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
lindar2282015 Clarkston, Michigan
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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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Allen Park, Michigan
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to write a positive review for this property as supporting small town businesses is a big deal in my book. Not this time however. First and foremost, confirm and then confirm again the room price that you lock in when booking. I speak not only for myself but for several other parties that I overheard arguing when the... More 

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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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 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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