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Sugar Beach Resort Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1773 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Ranked #13 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually stay here once or twice a year. This time the hotel is really showing that it needs an update, a good cleaning or both. Bedding very old and worn; stained bedspreads. Walls and ceilings are in need of attention; repainting. Hallways look beat up, walls and carpet need attention. Breakfast is the same-waffles, cereal, juice, coffee, yogurt and bland... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is really great. Great location great staff right on your own private section of beach. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The property is clean and well cared for. My only complaint was the weather it rained all 3 days we were there. Not the resorts fault. The room we stayed in had a mini fridge ,microwave... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was fairly clean and the beds comfortable. The toilet had a crack in the base and leaked onto the bathroom floor. We had a balcony, however, the gnats were so prolific we couldn't set out and enjoy the view of the bay. I was not at all impressed with the breakfast service. Nothing hot so all you had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there during a perfect week in July with the kids and it was perfect! Rooms are clean and just enough for staying at a beach front resort with mini fridges and microwaves in room and free breakfast every morning. The boat rental is situated there so it makes it so easy and convenient to rent boats or trampoline the... More

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Warsaw, Indiana
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights at this hotel. The room was large, beautiful, and clean. We stayed in a king room, lake view with a balcony. The view was breathtaking. There was a mini-fridge, small table with two chairs, a couch and coffee table, and a night stand on both sides of the king bed. The room... More

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26 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This hotel on the beach facing the lake and with a balcony view is very enjoyable. Our clean room was large with 2 sinks and a microwave oven and a refrigerator. Good maid service. The breakfast was minimal, basically a cold buffet with no meat or eggs, inefficiently laid out and served -- very easy to skip in favor of... More

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After staying here for one night last summer, we decided to return and spend the first week of September. We were not disappointed ! Check-in was effortless and the staff were more than accommodating. A special thanks to Lauren for all of her help. The room was extremely clean and well decorated. The bonus feature for us is that the... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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19 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went with several friends who had been to Traverse City before----this was my first time. We got a very good deal on a suite: $744 for 3 nights, which worked out to $186 apiece or $62 per person per night. The quarters were a bit cramped, but that's what we signed on for. The room was a bedroom with two... More

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Jackson, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We normally stay at another hotel down the beach from this but there were no vacancies for a beach front room so we chose the Sugar Beach Resort instead - So Glad we did! We booked the two queen bed room facing the bay for 2 nights. I asked for an upper level corner room when I reserved (through the... More

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Valhalla, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I recently spent four nights at the Sugar Beach Resort. We wanted to be right on the beach after spending our afternoons exploring and enjoying this beautiful region of Michigan. Our room was on the third floor with a perfect view of Grand Traverse Bay. The balcony was spacious with room for a table and two chairs,... More

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Address: 1773 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sugar Beach Resort Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 95
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