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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This holiday Inn on the bay is very nice. It has been here right in the heart of TC forever and is in a prime location. It is very well maintained and fresh looking. Hopped on the bike trail right from the parking lot. We had a delightful breakfast in the lovely dining room-so delicious, served by Thomas from Germany....

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

we stay at approx 20 nights a year in hotels, plus 2 kids in hockey so tournaments , that said this is by far the best hotel experience for a hockey tournament , ever. had challenge w wifi, 2 engineers spent an hour resolving and were happy to do it. breakfast was full menu , housekeeping was polite and helpful......

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Hunter R, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Good morning Vincents C, We are honored to receive this review from you! Our resort is excellent in that we have many amenities for both the kids and the adults. We enjoy having teams stay with us and hope your team did well in the tournament! Thank you again for your review and please come see us again soon! Hunter

Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had our holiday party at this venue last night. Food was great. Service was even better. Banquet Captain Randy and servers Meagan and Lindsey were incredibly friendly and prompt. Our party came off without a hitch!

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Hunter R, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Hello RLK7676, We firmly believe in hiring the best staff to set us apart from the other resorts and conference centers in town. We appreciate the kind words of encouragement towards our banquets team who always provide top notch service! It would be our pleasure to host your holiday party again next year! Hunter

Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have lived in Traverse City all of my life. The last several years, due to my husband's job, I winter in Florida. Now that our children have grown and moved on, we are downsizing and found ourselves 'between homes' for several days. We chose West Bay Beach due to it's location, and because I frequent the patio in the...

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Hunter R, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Hi emmontoya1, We are grateful to be your current home away from home while you undergo the process of finding a new place! Thank you taking to Tripadvisor to share your experience and the staff who have made a great impression on you. Please continue to let us know if there is anything you need during your stay! -Hunter

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been recommended to visit Traverse City, we looked for a decent hotel and this hotel met our requirements perfectly. Right next to the lake, walking distance to the centre of Traverse City (but the hotel has a Free shuttle) large & comfortable Lake view room and very friendly and helpful staff. Check-in and Check-out was quick and very helpful.

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Hunter R, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Hi Garonne9, We are pleased to know that we perfectly met your expectations of a clean, friendly hotel near downtown Traverse City! It's encouraging to know that our guests love their experience when they stay with us. We hope you enjoyed visiting our beautiful city and will visit again soon! Hunter

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dan the shuttle driver has been our driver for 4 years on our annual Friendsgiving trip and is awesome. He has great stories and is always there quickly for any moves around town we need to make so we can enjoy our trip and not drive anywhere.

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Hunter R, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Hi Emily G, We love being your go-to resort for your annual Friendsgiving! Thank you for your loyalty and for sharing your great experience with us. Our shuttle is a great service around town and we are happy to know you enjoy it's convenience. We will see you next year! Hunter

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at the hotel was great. We took in a concert in town and stayed the night. We also decided to have Thanksgiving Brunch at View. Awesome good, beautiful view and staff was very nice. Karl Molitor was also very helpful.

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Hunter R, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Hello Daphne S, Thank you for joining us this Thanksgiving and sharing your great experience here on Tripadvisor! We hope you enjoyed the concert and your time in Traverse City during the holiday. Thank you for bragging on our amazing staff and giving us a 5 star review. Come see us again soon! Sincerely, Hunter

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed the weekend at the West Bay resort in Traverse City. The trip was in Mid-November so we didn't get to experience the beach or other outdoor amenities. The staff however was fantastic. Very kind full up up north charm. At the Starbucks I only had my phone to pay and they didn't have the scanner. She let me...

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Hunter R, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Hi Dan L, We are glad you loved your experience and found our amenities to be perfectly suited to your needs! We hope your next visit will be in the summer months to see all of our great outdoor amenities and activities. We greatly appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit! Hunter

Berkley, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 11/1816 and could not have been more pleased. Scott S. was a trooper listening to us being excited to meet our puppy! He made us feel very welcome and took care to make sure we had everything we wanted for a very enjoyable evening. James was fun and can't forget Carl at the Front Desk----thank you for being so...

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Hunter R, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Good morning shedon3, Congratulations on your new puppy and thank you for allowing us to be a part of the memory! We appreciate your review and hope you and the new puppy will be back soon to visit. Have a great winter! Hunter

Plymouth, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is a few minutes from downtown, has their own nightclub that was going strong on a Friday night, and offered delicious specialties for breakfast at the restaurant. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room was very clean. We were extremely pleased with our stay!

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Hunter R, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review

Hi Janeen B, Thank you for rating us 5 stars! Your review is very encouraging to our team and let's us know we are doing a great job. We would love for you to be our guest again soon and wish you a wonderful holiday season! Hunter

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rising from the waters edge, West Bay Beach, Holiday Inn Resort is the only full-service, four season resort on the white sandy shores of West Grand Traverse Bay. You can do it all while visiting the Holiday Inn Resort West Bay hotel. Conveniently located within walking distance to downtown, Traverse City offers unique boutique shops and an eclectic area of restaurants, art galleries, and theaters. Looking for things to do while you re in the area? Traverse City offers an abundant amount of satisfying activities such as hiking, biking, golf, water sports, para-sailing, boating w/ boat rentals, charter fishing, kayaking, wine tours, and dune climbing to name a few. Nearby area attractions include Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park, Leland's Fishtown, Hagerty Conference Center, Turtle Creek Casino, Interlochen Arts Academy, Dennos Museum, Music House Museum, and Grand Traverse Mall just to name a few. Whether for work or for pleasure, West Bay Beach has it all! ... more   less 

Additional Information about West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort

Address: 615 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686-2617 (Formerly Holiday Inn Traverse City)
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range: $97 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 179
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Traverse City Hotel Traverse City
Traverse City Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
#4 Business Hotel in Traverse City
#11 Family Hotel in Traverse City
#11 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City
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“Higher rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles ronwF7924QV, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Because of design, all rooms have excellent views. However, get a room away from the night club if you want undisturbed sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles pekopper, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“West side is where people with dogs can stay....so ask for east room if barking bothers you.”
 of 5 bubbles JayR101, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from the club area...”
 of 5 bubbles kenmH8527YA, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“407 was great”
 of 5 bubbles michWingnut, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
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