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“Surprisingly great hotel in small town America” 4 of 5 stars
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Wenonah Park Place, Bay City, MI 48708   |  
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Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Bay City
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Surprisingly great hotel in small town America”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

I would have never guessed that this caliber of hotel would be in small town America. We were looking for a hotel that was central to explore several spots within Michigan. Bay City was perfect. The hotel is central for visiting much of Michigan (Traverse City, Frankenmuth, Birch Run....). The hotel is modern and quiet with access to the pathway for walking along the river. The beds are very comfortable as well. The topper for me was the hot chocolate chip cookies that we were given upon check-in.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Midlands, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

Wonderful hotel in Bay City, large, clean modern rooms, excellent restaraunt, fantastic staff. Would certainly stay here again. Only complaint might be that the in-room air-conditioning was a little noisy in my room and woke me up each time it came on.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

My family and I had to find a place to hold a bereavement luncheon for a very special man! The minute we walked into The Doubletree Hotel in Bay City we were greeted so kindly and were directed to the exact person we needed to meet with. The staff made everything so easy for my family and I during a very difficult and stressful time, we can't say enough great things about them! On the day of the luncheon, we had a great room, lovely decor and very attentive staff waiting to help our guests. The food was delicious and affordable. Anyone looking for a place to host a luncheon or any event would be crazy not to stop in and see what they have to offer. Thanks to all the staff at Doubletree Hotel of Bay City! You do a great job!

Stayed February 2010
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2009

Was surprised at the amount of amenities this hotel offered, staff was friendly and facility was very nicely docorated.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

Stayed here for a 2 day conference. Very clean hotel. The staff was very friendly. The conference rooms were sufficient. The work out room was small, but had the basic equipment. The economy appears to be taking a toll on the Bay City area...restaurant choices are less than desired...mostly chain restaurants. Planning to try the hotel restaurant.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2009

I wanted to drive around the Thumb in Michigan but could not find any lodging to my liking in the Thumb. We decided on staying in Bay City and driving around the Thumb on our way home. It was a very good decision. The hotel, as the name indicates, is on the Saginaw River. We asked for a river view and it was lovely. The room was a good size and had a small refrigerator, coffee pot and other expected niceties. The bathroom had plenty of room on the counter top for spreading out whatever you brought. And the beds are triple sheeted. This hotel is in an excellent location, within walking distance to all downtown stores and restaurants. We even walked over to a two-masted 85 foot sailboat and went on the three hour cruise down the river and into the bay. The staff was helpful and generous with the delicious warm chocolate chip cookies they offer at check in. Each guest gets one. The next day I asked if I needed to check out and then back in to get another, they laughed and offered us two more. Very lovely. My only complaints with the room were, if you were staying awhile, there were not very many drawers for storage. Also the have very few king size beds and we could not get one. The other options is two doubles (Yes, doubles, not queen). Other than that, it was a perfect stay.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

We stayed at the Doubletree in Bay City in August because we were visiting Frankenmuth and Birch Run. It was a well reviewed hotel with a good price for the suite we reserved. Staying in Frankenmuth with a similar amount of space would have been well over $300. Everything was great and we're very happy we stayed there. The front desk staff was very helpful and checkin went smoothly. Parking was at a premium due to a wedding and a reunion at the hotel, but the walk from the garage wasn't too bad. The room was clean and comfortable and in great condition. And I'm a sucker for warm chocolate chip cookies. They also give HHonors members two small complimentary bottles of water. We had breakfast in the hotel restaurant the next morning. The service was good if not immediate, and the french toast was delicious! We would definitely stay here again if we were to be visiting the area.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Wenonah Park Place, Bay City, MI 48708
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Location: United States > Michigan > Bay City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Bay City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Doubletree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront on the east bank of the Saginaw River in the heart of historic downtown Bay City, Michigan, offers the perfect location and ambiance for business and pleasure travel. Centrally located within the greater tri-city area of Midland, Bay City, and Saginaw, just two miles east of I-75 off of US-10, our hotel provides easy access to MBS International Airport, area corporations, and leisure attractions. Historic and prosperous, Bay City has retained its charm and is known for its antique shops, boutiques, pubs and eateries which are all within walking distance from the Hotel. ... more   less 
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