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Tawas Motel - Resort

1124 W Lake St., P.O. Box 248, Tawas City, MI 48764
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bay City, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

Ugh. Supposed to be a no-smoking room -- it stunk like 50 people had just smoked a thousand cigarettes and had been doing so for years -- that lovely fresh/stale combination of stink. Owner's dog ran into our room as we were leaving and peed on the floor -- no owner in sight. To owner's credit, he offered us to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

we got our room for a winter special price of $39.99. It was clean, although the bathroom could be updated, but its not like you stay in the bathroom..:) the owners were great. great stay!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

Tawas motel was holding a garage sale when we got there, which we found very strange and unprofessional. I was not a fan of the sun room area, it was a spot for people to get loud around your room. The room was not clean at all, especially the bathroom. There was dirt and dead insects in the bathroom window... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2008

I came across the motel as I was driving thru Tawas, not expecting to spend the night. I found the place to be very friendly, helpful, informative. The owner (Bob) was very nice to chat with, with a good sense of humor. I couldn't have been happier with the room. It was decorated very cute; was quiet, had lots of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

My husband and I (mid 50's) stayed 2 nights in August 2008 for a golf outing. It is a small property, family owned. Yes, it is older but we liked the feel of the old time "Up North" motels. It was very clean and looked like it had brand new carpet. I didn't care for the look of the water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2007

I did not know what to expect in a "non chain" hotel, and I was pleasantly surprised. The room was very clean and had all of the expected amenities you would find in a chain. The room also had a small refrigerator which came in handy for my sodas and dinner leftovers. I enjoyed the heated oudoor pool which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2006

I traveled through Tawas City on business a couple weeks ago and found a decently priced room that exceeded my expectations. Although I was traveling alone, the facilities seemed like a great place to bring my family to this summer. There was plenty of things to do to keep the kids entertained, plus the room was very clean. The guy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2005

The owners (Bob & Colleen) are very compassionate caring people. They went out of their way to make me feel welcome and comfortable during a stressful time for me. I had to move to Tawas from Saginaw, MI for 6 weeks Monday thru Friday's for a college internship. It was winter and the drive was not a good idea. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2004

Stayed there with my family when we were cross country sking. Very clean and the owners were more than cordial. Highly recommend.

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