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“LOVED IT!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Tawas Bay Beach Resort
300 East Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in East Tawas
Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
“LOVED IT!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Beach Resort and loved it!!! I have stayed in many other hotels while traveling and by far this one was the best, from the staff, to the clean rooms, to the great times out at Bikini's and the restaurant....yummm. At night we would go down to the lounge and hang out and have a few cocktails, the staff were great to talk to and we met a lot of great people from the area!!!

I know that we would stay at the Beach Resort again and again!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort. We traveled to the area from Florida with a group of Friends and had a great time. The staff was very friendly and helpful, from the front desk on through. We had drinks and lunch several days at the Bikini Bar and took in the Bar lounge at night with some great entertainment and good drinks. The Bartenders and wait staff at both places were friendly and quick and they were very busy many times that we were there.
We had Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners at the inside restaurant several times and enjoyed well prepared meals and friendly staff without much wait, the varity of food and preparation was very good and they have excellent appetizers.

Our stay was during the middle of July and I found the rates to be very comparable to many other areas of the country during the prime season. Our rooms were clean and well equiped and even though we were unable to get a beachside room (they were fully booked) our room met our needs and we were able to be given rooms next to our other friends that had traveled with us from florida, making it all very convenient for getting together.

We came during "fishfly" season, which was a bit of a shock, but then again we have "no-see-ums" and "lovebugs" so it was fine and I noticed that each morning the staff was out washing down the sides of the buildings and the walkways to clear everything away for the patrons.

To sum it up, we had a really great time and already plan on returning again this July and many more in the years to come as we have an anual trip planned to the area for all of the foreseeable future.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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se3owat
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

This hotel is a place to sleep at its best. Very pricey and staff unfriendly, persnickety comes to mind. If I'm paying more than $100 a night for my room, a smile from the staff should be required. I've been coming to this town for over 50 years and would recommend a variety of other places - definately not this resort!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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East Hampton, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

My Husband and I renewed our vows on the Beach of the Tawas Bay Beach Resort in August. We had everything we needed. The staff was very helpful. There was another wedding just before ours, but it didn't interfere thanks to perfect timing by Jasmin and her staff. The beach was raked and so clean. They even took down the volleyball nets for us to ensure no volleyballs would be hitting our guests! We had several guests stay at the hotel from out of state. They thought the price was reasonable for that time of year and overall, enjoyed their stay. Bikini's Beach Bar was the biggest hit for them. I recommend anyone to the Tawas Bay Beach Resort for all of their wedding needs! Thank you for making our day so perfect!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

Stayed this past weekend. Staff was genuinely happy and very helpful. Rooms clean, sheets soft and pillows really nice!! They served and catered to 60 people in my group and did outstanding. Thanks Tarah for finding my money and turning it in. :-)

Room Tip: Pick beach side...great view!!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed this weekend for the Triathlon. This is an absolutely wonder location. Beach out the back door, a block from town with the restaurants and shops. Hope to make it back soon

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Does this hotel even have standards?

The room smelled like sweaty armpits. The rate was $150 a night and extremely overpriced.

The bed was uncomfortable, the pillows were bad. I felt gross touching anything in the room.

I was in town on a business trip. I was suppose to stay 4 nights, I checked out IMMEDIATELY.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Tawas Bay Beach Resort

Address: 300 East Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")
Location: United States > Michigan > East Tawas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in East Tawas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a full service resort on Lake Huron. We have 101 rooms, a beach bar with live entertainment in season, a restaurant and lounge open year around, and 600 feet of clean sand beach. We also hold beach weddings and receptions and many business meetings each year. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tawas Bay Beach Hotel East Tawas
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