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“Beautiful location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Bayshore Resort
833 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686   |  
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Ranked #26 of 38 hotels in Traverse City
Linden, Michigan
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I just visited this hotel for the first time. The location is wonderful with bay views and within walking distance to downtown. The room, however, had no comfortable chair for sitting. The standard room also has no refrigerator or microwave. This is a good spot for a good nights sleep.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The property itself is just north of the downtown strip right on Grand Traverse Bay. Very nice location. The property itself is nice overall. Some upgrades are being done. My room itself was somewhat dated but nice and clean. I wish that I would have had a water front room versus a room that you had to hang your head out the window to see the bay. Family friendly resort. Nice pool and beach.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

no value found here. room was odd shaped and dark. breakfast was horrible - eggs that didn't look or taste like eggs, sausage swimming in grease, unripe fruit but lots and lots of carbs. would get an ok rating if rates were 30% less. still need to drive anywhere so location was of no particular importance.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Michigan
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed here for two nights during the week in October to enjoy the fall colors. The Bayshore is a great location just a quick drive from downtown. The hotel and its rooms are clean and comfortable, just a little bit dated in decor. I guess I would call it "girlie" ... a bit flowery ... but who cares if you get a good night's sleep. We got a two Queen side room that was not waterside, but had a small balcony and a view of the water if you looked over the balcony a bit. The only thing I didn't like about the room was that there was no mini-fridge or in-room coffee maker. I knew that going in, but I don't want to trudge downstairs in the morning for my "make me human" first coffee.

For those looking for a free breakfast, you can do pretty well at Bayshore's buffet. All the usual breads, fruits, and beverages, plus some hot items. We had cheese omelettes, sausage, and pancakes. It's not the made-to-order type of thing, but good for the price (free!). It was jam-packed with people, too, and there was plenty for everyone. I did not use the pool or spa but they looked very nice and they were nearly empty since kids were back to school.

A good place to stay when in TC in the fall looking for reasonable prices. It will stay in my list of go-to places when I come back the next time.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were there for a wedding. Although it was cool out, I think we had season prices, so it was about $180 per night for two relatively horrible beds. The furniture in the room was not quality (but the TV was okay). It seems that they use the term "Victorian" as an excuse to not update mattresses for decades. The view of the water is not that great. You can see land on every side. The pool is right in front of the checkout counter so basically nobody was using it. Almost every time we walked by the checkout counter, a worker would tell us to have a nice day, even if we were walking back and forth multiple times to get things out of the car (which is a long walk but that is okay). The workers seemed like freshmen in college, being underpaid. As I left, I actually found the manager and told her I was not impressed. By that point, I did not want to make a scene. I would never go to this hotel again for season prices.

Room Tip: The only thing that makes it a resort is you can walk out to the small water area in the back.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Highland, Michigan
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in late September. It was a great location for touring the wineries in both the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas. It was also very conveniently located near downtown Traverse City. The staff was very friendly and efficient. We never had any problems during our stay. The breakfast buffet that was included with the room was quite good and better than other hotels we've stayed at in the past. We will definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Traverse City, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I spent our wedding night at the Bayshore Resort. We were busy with so many details that we forgot to book a room for ourselves until the Thursday night before our Saturday wedding. Consequently, our options were very limited. The ladies at the front desk were very nice when we arrived to check in between our wedding dinner and the reception which was held at a different location. We booked a suite that had a balcony overlooking the beach/bay, a fireplace and a spa tub in the center of the room. The decor was dated, but I suppose that's where the "charming" aspect came into play. The bed was very comfortable, although there could have been more pillows. The temperature in the room was hard to regulate, possibly because of the sheer size of it. We added the romance package - which was money well spent. The deluxe continental breakfast was fantastic - waffles, french toast, tons of fresh fruit, pancakes, yogurt, juice, etc. Overall, our room was large, charming and romantic - but somewhat overpriced.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bayshore Resort

Also Known As:
Bayshore Hotel
Bayshore Hotel Traverse City
Bayshore Resort Traverse City
Bayshore Traverse City
Address: 833 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are ready for a romantic relaxing getaway or simply enthusiastically wanting to indulge your sense of adventure, you can do it here at Bayshore Resort! Our Victorian style hotel is nestled on the beach of West Grand Traverse Bay and offers the best of all you love about Traverse City - a great waterfront location and a short stroll away from downtown with its diverse dining, shopping, and nightlife. Bayshore Resort has the perfect room to fit the specific needs of every guest from amazing views to Spa Rooms, Suites, and more! Our complimentary Wi-Fi makes it convenient to mix business with pleasure. Join us every morning for a fresh, complimentary breakfast before spending the day on our private beach, taking a swim in the large indoor pool, or venturing out to explore the charming shops and restaurants that the area has to offer. Taking a day trip couldn’t be easier as it is only a short drive to the area’s elegant wineries, exciting casinos and exceptional Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. ... more   less 
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