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Brio Beach Inn

1465 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686 (Formerly The Sands Motel)
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Dallas TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

If you're looking for a hotel on the water, this is it. Just steps from a well- cared for beach complete with lounge chairs. Also has a deck with tables and chairs overlooking the water. The rooms were extremely clean and tastefully decorated. Beds were comfortable. Also there is a convenient parasailing activity right next door.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great location right on the beach. Rooms are small but obviously newly renovated and in great shape. Comfortable for my two night work stay. Very reasonable rates when compared with neighboring properties. Offices closes over night but they provide a contact a a nearby hotel if you need something. Did not eat breakfast.

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Thank Jennifer9600
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful hotel is right on the water with a nice beach and view. The hotel was clean, modern, and very serene. We loved our stay here and will definitely be back. The cost was also so much more reasonable than surrounding resorts. We slept in so we didn't sample the breakfast but the hotel exceeded our expectations in every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay!!! The hotel is right on the beach; had bonfires at sunset, beautiful!! The rooms are newly renovated, very clean, reasonable price and staff very friendly. Would highly recommend. We already booked our room for next year!!!

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

One of the cleanest places we have stayed at. Staff very friendly and alert. Would love to go back this winter! Beach is right at your footsteps and clean. Outside sitting area right on the water. Keep up the great work!

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We stayed here over Labor Day and it was by far the cheapest option. Room smelled a little smokey, despite being a "smoke free" establishment. Otherwise it was clean and decent for the low price. A bit misleading to say it is on the beach, as the building is located perpendicular to the water...so no room even has a water... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

So glad to see the Brio finally on TripAdvisor! Traveled here with a group of friends the week leading up to the Cherry Festival (a couple weeks after they opened). I have been a Traverse City traveler for 20 years and have stayed at many properties along miracle mile, and this hotel may just be my new favorite! Against my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It was a last minute trip to escape up north and it was available. It's cozy; it began life as in inexpensive motel (The Sands) and you can see that history under the tasteful updates. It is also ON the beach and every room has a water view. The have a nice deck, fire pit, and beach chairs. The rooms... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I saw this place listed and a couple reviews, it sounded too good to be true. I stopped by to see the place and was so sad that I had already been booked at another place that cost too much and didn't even come close to providing what Brio Beach Inn has..To start off, the property is CLEAN, and small,... More 

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InnkeeperTC, General Manager at Brio Beach Inn, responded to this review

WOW!!! Your review is better than any advertising we could buy! Thank you, ever so kindly, for taking your time to share all of your wonderful comments about the Brio Beach Inn. It is a special place we are very proud of and we want to make sure everyone who comes feels a genuine warm welcome! Please come see us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

The Brio made our stay very welcoming . My daughter was married on their beach yesterday . The view from their rooms is amazing . The rooms are fully remodeled and beautiful ! I would definitely recommend this hotel . Friendly and helpful staff .

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InnkeeperTC, General Manager at Brio Beach Inn, responded to this review

A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to your daughter and her new husband! Our very FIRST wedding at the Brio Beach Inn!! They'll have to make it an annual visit! Thank you for choosing to have your special day with us...it made us feel special too! More 

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