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West Bay Beach - A Holiday Inn Resort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   615 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684 (Formerly Holiday Inn Traverse City)
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Ranked #7 of 38 hotels in Traverse City
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
tcmiLee Traverse City, Michigan
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I had dinner 4/11/2014 in Shimmers by the Bay. The food was amazing and service was great. I could drink the honey salsa! The fish and chips were crisp tender and tasty. After the renovation, this has become a favorite location of ours in the winter but especially the summer on the deck. Another great change is... More

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Ferndale, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I took our kids to Traverse City for my son's spring break in early April and stayed here for two nights. We wanted a nice place within walking distance of downtown with an indoor pool and fitness facility and West Bay Beach definitely delivers and went beyond expectations. When we checked in, we were told that they... More

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Zeeland, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Holiday Inn four nights while attending a real estate class in Traverse City. Having lost my husband to cancer in December, it was a difficult trip to Traverse for me - full of memories and sadness. The staff at the Holiday Inn Resort were super kind and tended to my every need. I felt their care... More

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a tour operator and I brought a 30 person group to Traverse City in April. All of my tour guests loved the hotel. The staff made the check-in process effortless by having all 17 of the room keys setup ahead of time. All I had to do was grab the key packets and hand them out to everyone... More

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Grandville, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

 I brought my daughter and her friend to this resort as Spring was trying to make an appearance. I liked the fact that we were able to bring our dog. Pros..proximity to downtown.comfortable beds.great breakfast.floor to ceiling window that faced the lake albeit still frozen.clean room....Cons..while trying to check in the manager in his attempt to be thorough inundated us... More

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Colin W, General Manager at West Bay Beach - A Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Hi Karen R - Thank you for your recent stay at our property here in Traverse City! We are glad that, overall, you enjoyed your time spent with us. We appreciate the feedback on your experience during check-in; we have made a note of this and will ensure we don't bombard future guests! See you next time, Colin More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Since the moment we stepped in the door we felt welcomed. I had forgotten my bathing suit and I had wondered if the gift shop had any. They didn't but offered to shuttle me to some place that had them for sale. How nice is that!!! The pool was so nice! Not sure if it was air freshener but the... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here one night while traveling to Glen Arbor...room was very clean and comfy - loved having the sofa and desk...overall appearance of hotel was very nice. We had one room and our friend had the one beside us - we woke up about 3am and the room was 83 degrees...we shut off the heat as it only blew out... More

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Colin W, General Manager at West Bay Beach - A Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

amandabgraves - Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor.com! We appreciate the opportunity to learn about your recent stay. Also, congratulations on your status of Top Contributor! It’s great to receive feedback from someone with so much reviewing experience as you! We hope to see you again! Colin More

Harbor Springs, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed April 4-6. Let me start by saying that I'm not a huge complainer and usually when I read reviews I take them with a grain of salt and we more times than not have a great experience, unfortunately not with this hotel. Not sure we will ever come back again. Upon entering our room #233. We found it to... More

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Colin W, General Manager at West Bay Beach - A Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Dreaming_of_summer - Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor.com. We appreciate you giving us an opportunity to learn about your recent stay. Your review is, unfortunately, indicative of problems we were experiencing this past weekend. Our HVAC control system malfunctioned, and caused sporadic issues throughout the hotel. The bigger disappointment is that our staff didn't take better care of... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a long weekend. It was very clean. The people were very nice we ogling and helpful. There are two restaurants right in the hotel. Easy access affordable options on he menu. It is downtown with easy access to many shopping and a number of great eateries. It was well worth the stay.

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Colin W, General Manager at West Bay Beach - A Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Jellibean3 - Thank you for your review! We appreciate you mentioning our great staff here at West Bay Beach Resort! Colin More

Frankenmuth, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent a long weekend up in Traverse City with another couple. Our main purpose was to check out the wineries, but our stay at the West Bay Beach Holiday really made it a great weekend. Just loved our breakfast server, Jennifer, who treated us like family! And Bradley made the best made-to-order omelets for us each morning! We... More

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Colin W, General Manager at West Bay Beach - A Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Lynn Z - Thank you VERY much for your review! We really appreciate you mentioning Jennifer & Brad in your comments. See you next time! Colin More

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Additional Information about West Bay Beach - A Holiday Inn Resort

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Traverse City Hotel Traverse City
Holiday Inn Traverse City Hotel
Holiday Inn Traverse City
Traverse City Holiday Inn
Address: 615 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684 (Formerly Holiday Inn Traverse City)
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
#4 Business Hotel in Traverse City
#13 Family Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — West Bay Beach - A Holiday Inn Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rising from the waters edge, West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort is the only full-service, four season resort on the white sandy shores of West Grand Traverse Bay. You can do it all while visiting the Holiday Inn West Bay hotel. Conveniently located within walking distance to downtown, Traverse City offers unique boutique shops and an eclectic area of restaurants, art galleries, and theaters. Looking for things to do while you re in the area? Traverse City offers an abundant amount of satisfying activities such as hiking, biking, golf, water sports, para-sailing, boating w/ boat rentals, charter fishing, kayaking, wine tours, and dune climbing to name a few. Nearby area attractions include Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park, Leland's Fishtown, Hagerty Conference Center, Turtle Creek Casino, Interlochen Arts Academy, Dennos Museum, Music House Museum, and Grand Traverse Mall just to name a few. Whether for work or for pleasure, West Bay Beach has it all! ... more   less 
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