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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed October 18, 2016

While certain items were in need of a facelift or updating, the beds were excellent and the view from our ground floor room was excellent. The room charge included a voucher for the restaurant/bar, and a hearty breakfast was included as well. Staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay here and would stay here again.

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
Reviewed October 14, 2016

I can echo the sentiments of other travelers. The scenery was beautiful, especially if you can score a lakeside room. The view of the sun coming up over the lake is amazing!! The wifi was adequate and easy to connect to. The television was large and the channel selection was better than most properties. The rest is dated and sorely...

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

The room was OK but had a musty smell that likely was coming from the heating/cooling unit. Signs of dampness and moisture around the unit. Problem solved by turning off unit and cracking windows open. Pool and hot tub were great. Got a bit crowded for a while with kids. Out bar dining room experience was not so good. We...

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed October 3, 2016

We stayed with our extended family for 4 days in August. Yes, the whole place needs updating but the location is fantastic. The beach is well maintained and clean. There is a marina and playground nearby for exploring. Near downtown with restaurants, shops and ice cream shops. The rooms are clean but in desperate need of new carpets, new paint...

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

The Rooms are very clean, You can swim in there heated pool, sauna or just walk the dock write by the place. Then you can walk down town. If hungry they have good food at the hotel.In the summer time they have a camp fire on the beach, They have and out door Bar with food and music.

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Parker, Colorado
Reviewed September 25, 2016

If we would of had more time to find another place to stay we would of asked for our money back the minute we walked into our room. The stairway up to the second floor smelled like some on had gotten sick in it. They had huge fans running in the hallway, we never did find out why! Once in...

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Just spent another weekend at Tawas Bay Beach Resort. Outdoor bar was open and weather was great. Good live entertainment both inside and out that my son and his wife really enjoyed. Only downside is the place could use some interior room upgrading. Other than that staff was friendly as usual, good comps for food and cocktails and not sure...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a 2 1/2 star property: those expecting more might be disappointed. But for what it is, we thought it rated 4. The breakfast was served & food was very good, while service was a bit slow. The hallway was clean & bright. Our king bay view room was nicely furnished & clean, with a good AC, nice shower/hot...

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Linden, Michigan
Reviewed September 6, 2016

We arrived on Friday of Labor Day weekend. Check-in went smoothly. The place smells a bit musty and the furnishings are outdated in the rooms and lobby. Our room faced the beach (room 106). There were visible cobwebs in the corners along with a shirt left on the floor from the prior guest (gross!). The hallways were dirty all the...

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West Branch, Michigan
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Our latest visit to Tawas Bay was marred by the reservation policies that this resort has...they tell of a 72 hour cancellation policy, and a 2-night requirement to book your reservation. We were fine with both, and we gave our credit card to hold the rooms, as you would with all hotels. It ended up we could not make it...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Tawas Bay Beach Resort

Address: 300 E Bay St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1456 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")
Location: United States > Michigan > East Tawas
Price Range: $115 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tawas Bay Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
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Tawas Bay Beach Hotel East Tawas
Tawas Bay Beach East
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Go for a lake view during low season”
 of 5 bubbles johnpL4354EM, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“ask for lakeside, you will at least enjoy the view”
 of 5 bubbles KellCayman, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“Bayside room a must.”
 of 5 bubbles L8302QCjohnk, Oct 10, 2016 | Read review
“The beach side gives a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles gregoryf522, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
“Get a lake front room rather than a highway view room.”
 of 5 bubbles 243WilliamS, May 22, 2016 | Read review
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