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Sugar Beach Resort Hotel

Traveler (205)
Room & Suite (53)
Pool & Beach (46)
Certificate of Excellence


#15 of 40 hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel is situated on over 300 feet of the sugar sand beaches of East Grand Traverse Bay leading into the gorgeous waters of Lake Michigan and is as sweet as the name implies. Fully renovated in 2017, Sugar Beach Resort Hotel gives you the perfect location for local eateries, wineries, breweries and local shopping as well water sports right on the beach. The pillow-top mattresses ensure a great night’s rest and the view overlooking the bay while you enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast simply cannot be beat. After a day on the town relax in our heated hot tub, take a dip in our indoor pool, or work off the day’s indulges in our fitness center. From larger suites that can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably, that includes a spacious living room, to more intimate rooms with a king bed and a sofa; there is sure to be a room to fit your vacation or business trip needs. Welcome to Sugar Beach Resort Hotel where your search can end and your adventure can begin.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Harbor View
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Full view
53Somewhat walkable
Grade: 53 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
100Room tips
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I was trapped in Traverse City when my flight was canceled. Sugar Beach was close to the airport. There are lots of restaurants in the area within walking distance. They also had plenty that would deliver. The two young men who checked me in were friendly and efficient. The
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Response from Justintraversecity, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review and for choosing us. I am so happy you enjoyed the room, location and found our staff friendly. We look forward to hosting your next trip away! We will have another turtle waiting for you!
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Hotel's Favorite
Friendly professional staff greeted us. Nice to get a welcome email making sure if we needed anything, the staff was ready to help. Great beach view. Close to city happenings. Would love to have stayed longer but on a road trip. Very comfortable and safe. Rooms very clean!
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Response from Justintraversecity, Front Office Manager at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Responded Aug 24, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback about your most recent stay with us! We are so glad you chose us to be one of your stops on your road trip and that you got to enjoy the amenities inside and out. We look forward to seeing you again and hopefully for a longer stay!
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Had another great stay at the Sugar Beach Resort! You can’t beat the bay view with a private porch. Rooms have been updated and bathrooms have nice tile showers. The resort is clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the heated indoor heated pool & free
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Response from Justintraversecity, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the review and your thoughts! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay. I am happy you found the property clean and enjoyed our updates. We really appreciate you choosing us again and we look forward to hosting your next trip away!
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We took an impromptu trip up to TC for the possibility of Northern Lights (didn't materialize :( ) and booked this place for the first time at the last minute for the beachfront view. First impressions were quite good. Nice lobby area and everything including our room was clean.
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Response from Justintraversecity, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Responded Mar 31, 2019
Thank you very much for the feedback and review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the view and the hotel. I appreciate your understanding with the noise of the other hotel guests and also the feedback regarding breakfast and the texting service. We are always seeking to improve guest experience. The rates in the summer can vary quite a bit week to week or month to month, I may recommend giving the front desk a call and checking on a few different times to see if we can find something to accommodate! Our beach is truly special in the Summer! Thank you for choosing us!
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Kids running up and down the hall for 2 hrs was annoying and the breakfast was extremely limited, but other than those 2 complaints...the hotel was great. The room was spacious and very clean. Ask for an upper level on the end of a hall.
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Response from Justintraversecity, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Responded Mar 31, 2019
Thank you for the feedback. I do apologize for the noise. For a future stay, feel free to reach out to the desk and we will always seek to resolve any noise issue and enforce the quiet hour. I am very happy to hear you found the room spacious and clean, I do hope you would choose us again!
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$96 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMichiganTraverse City
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