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“Excellent Choice in TC” 5 of 5 stars
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Bayshore Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   833 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686   |  
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Ranked #21 of 39 Hotels in Traverse City
michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice in TC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2005

The bayshore is clean, well-kept, has a great location and super service. We stayed in a jacuzzi suite and found the view awsome and the hot tub great. It was perfect for a romantic getaway. Its pricey but worth it. Its location is among the closest of the beachfront places to downtown. The breakfast is amazing. I wouldnt stay anywhere else in TC.

  • Stayed August 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2005

Pro's: Very clean hotel and rooms. Nice showers and water pressure. Great location to downtown Traverse City. Free Breakfast. Nice pool and beach. Kept riff-raffs out of property for fireworks.

Con's: No room service, bar, or restaurant. Breakfast was free, but omelettes, sausage, etc. were cooked via microwave (or at least we thought). Many front desk employees had idea to some questions about TC, and when my wife asked if they had a consierge, they didn't know what that even was. They have a shuttle bus, but it won't take you to downtown TC. Hot tub in pool area was loaded with sand. Indoor tables at poolside had umbrellas while outside ones didn't.

Overall, I'd would stay there again, but I would check around before I do so.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2005

The Bayshore Resort was an all over wonderful experience for my 2 kids, wife, and I. There was an outstanding continental breakfast and the views from our suite were breathtaking!!! We were only a few miles from the down town area and being there during the Cherry Festival was wonderful! Now we come evey year to enjoy the festivities. We just had a blast as the staff was curtious and friendly and we could enjoy swimming in the pool or in a real bay any time. I recommend this resort to you for it's overall wonderful qualiy and its relaxing atmosphere....There was never a dull moment on our trip!!!!!!!

  • Stayed December 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Novi, Michigan
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2005

I booked three nights here over through this website, and overall I was impressed.

Pros: Very clean. All non-smoking. Nice jacuzzi rooms. Nice bay view. Helpful staff. They even placed towel/wash bags outside your door if left up the privacy tag on the door, which was a nice surprise.

Cons: None really. I guess I could say the breakfast was nice and above average, but not as extraordinary as I was led to believe from some other reviews.

Overall I was pleased, and I plan on a return visit to this hotel the next time I travel to the Traverse City area.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2005

Beautiful rooms with balcony overlooking the bay. Very friendly staff. Excellent breakfast buffet. Would definately stay here again!!!! Very clean and beautiful pool and spa area. We highly recommend this hotel!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2005

My husband and I and In-laws thought it would be fun to go away for a weekend to Traverse City for a mini vacation. I went on Trip Advisor to check out a nice place to stay and saw good reviews on Bayshore so thought we would give it a try. It was very nice. We both got a spa room and if you get two queen beds you get a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Be aware that if you ask for a King, no King Rooms have a full view of the Lake. We originally booked a King Room but changed to 2 Queens because we would rather have the view. The people are friendly and the continental breakfast is truly amazing. It is by far the best continental breakfast any of us have seen. They have everything you could want. From yogurts and fresh fruit to omelettes and sausage, waffles and french toast, cold cereal, fresh donuts and muffins...they have it all! Since we went off season it was half the price so it is a really nice place to stay for the money off season. The resort is also completely non-smoking which is really great. You won't regret staying here!

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Brighton, Michigan
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2004

I recently stayed at the Bayshore Resort while attending to a business conference in Acme. The Bayshore was WONDERFUL! I brought along family so they could visit downtown TC during the day. The hotel staff was accomodating, letting them know about shuttle service to the TC Mall, etc. The pool was clean and beautiful. Our 2 double queen room was on top floor overlooking the bay. It was such a relaxing place after I got back from my conference. I will plan on getting back in the Summer. I think the Bayshore is the best Inn I have stayed in MI to date. We headed to Mackinac Island after our stay at the Bayshore, but TC was a much better memory. Thanks to staff and management of the Bayshore for a great time.
PS: The SMOKE FREE environment was GREAT. More hotels should follow suit.

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Additional Information about Bayshore Resort

Address: 833 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access 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:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bayshore Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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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