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Bay Inn Tawas

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1020 W. Lake St., Tawas City, MI 48763 (Formerly Days Inn Tawas City)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Zanesville, Ohio
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11 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here overnight because it had a pool. The pool and hot tub were both dirty. The hot tub had a film over the entire seats and walls that was a shade of red. Looked to be a mold. Pool was also cloudy and dark. Wall shower area needed a serious rust and calcium deposit removal. Rooms were adequate.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My room was very spacious and comfortable - the A/C unit and fan in the bathroom were both a bit loud, but that is my only complaint about the room. The hallways and staircases weren't vacuumed once while I was there (7 days) so that wasn't so nice, but everything else was wonderful. The beds were nice and the linens... More 

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i made a reservation, months in advance. was for three people and asked for a cot. they assured me there would be one. Imagine my surprise when we entered the room and no cot. I was then informed they don't have ANY cots...and that the person who took my reservation never said they had any, which would make me a... More 

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Hazel Park, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a one night stay and arrived at the hotel at 12:00 noon and was rudely greeted and told they don't start check in's until 4:00 . So for a little over three hours we explored Tawas. As we have already vacationed in Tawas before we really were basically killing time until check in . When we returned to... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 nights in mid August. Would rate as above average and loved the fact that the place was clean. It was hot while we stayed and the air conditioning was a bit weak at times and would sometimes shut off. The wifi had too much interference from other area hotels to work properly. Other than that, everything... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for four nights with two adults, two little kids and a dog. We chose this hotel because it was the only place we could find in Tawas that allowed dogs, and because it had an indoor pool. Their dog policy: small daily fee, no "dangerous" breeds. Fair enough. The hotel is south of the main area of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very basic hotel. Clean. Nothing out of the ordinary good and nothing out of the ordinary bad. If you are on a road trip and need an immediate place to stay, this would be a choice. It is not waterfront if you are wondering.

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Milford, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This hotel was very reasonably priced . We were only in town overnight to visit relatives. One great benefit was we were able to bring our dog which was a wonderful plus. Our son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters were also staying in the next room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would definitely stay again.

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Sumner, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our softball teams stayed at this hotel along with the sister hotel, the Crow's Nest, for a recent softball tournament. The girls enjoyed the pool and hot tub. The hotel next door had a nice lawn area for a team cookout and campfire. Showers were great and front desk staff was friendly. Continental breakfast was very nice. Only complaint was... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Indoor pool yay! Except the for the cloudy water ( can't see your feet in the "deep" end (5') and the chlorine was so strong it gave my girls a mild rash. Staff is not unfriendly but certainly not interested in making your trip enjoyable. Breakfast is lackluster even when compared to typical hotel continental breakfast. No fruit at all... More 

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