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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009
orfltraveler orlando fl
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
  • All months
    (140)
  • Mar-May only
    (20)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (76)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (34)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (10)
All months
There are newer reviews for Tawas Bay Beach Resort
See the most recent reviews
Lansing
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2009

Upon arrival, I learned that my room was not ready....it was 4:30 PM. When I finally got into my room, I found a man's sock next to my bed. SO, I went down to the desk and requested another room. The woman informed me that it would be awhile. (it was a Tuesday night and there were only a dozen... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

The service was lousy, the owner was rude, the pool area had broken tiles with jagged edges, and the food was mediocre. The beach was nice, but you can get that anywhere in Tawas. Will never stay there again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
mich
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

Runied my mothers birthday. It was aprox i hour to get our dinner, no one cleared our table at all. had to ask for refill on drinks from manager. the coconut jumbo shrimp were may be medium, with no coconut on them. upon complaining nothing was done. we had two small children with us during this so called meal and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
breckenridge
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

We stopped here to dine outside. The tables, chairs, walls, ceiling COMPLETELY covered in dead bugs & spider webs. We had to stand & wait for a long time for someone to wipe off the table then stand & wait for a very long time for someone to clean off our chairs (which they didn't--still totally covered in dead bugs/webs).... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MI
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

I had a bad feeling about our trip to Tawas Bay Beach Resort after reading some of the previous negative reviews. I tried to put them out of my mind and hope for the best. Unfortunately, they were accurate and I was not all that pleased with our stay. Our room was a Bay-side, Non-smoking Jacuzzi King room. Nice enough,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2009

While charging high nightly rates this place is worse than a cheap hotel. While on vacation to visit family we stayed 1 night here...thankfully it was only 1 night. There were broken air conditioners & A-coils lining the hallway. The hallway access doors had broken door knobs that just spun & wouldn't open. This was not just one but 2... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
orlando fl
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009

We had a great time ! Rooms were exceptionally clean. We have stayed there when it was a holiday inn and poorly run. The new owners are putting money back in and it really shows. Love the location. Very close to downtown. Food was awesome. Looking forward to visiting again this summer and spending time on the beach and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Essexville, Michigan
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2009

It's simply becoming a burden on the beach. This used to have a beautiful hotel (Holiday Inn)-- the nearby schools would rent it out for an evening and host Prom there, decorating the interior beautifully. Tourists would come from miles around to stay for an evening or two, and enjoy the romantic atmosphere of a pool overlooking the beach, or... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Berkley, MI
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2009

We commend the staff and servers for the excellent seervice we had over the weekend. The rooms were clean and quiet. The food was very good and the entertainment was great. What else could you ask for. Plus it was an excellent value.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Michigan
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2008

We recently stayed here for one night while heading north. The restaurant food was good. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location on the beach was delightful. However, it is an older hotel with corridors that twist and turn. The hotel would benefit from a renovation. It was also relatively expensive.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Do you own or manage Tawas Bay Beach Resort?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
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): $
Number of rooms: 101
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, 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)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay