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“Great beach, old hotel.”

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Tawas Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in East Tawas
Reviewed August 6, 2012

The hotel use to be a Holiday Inn, and I don't think it has had any money invested into it since it became the Beach Resort Hotel. The Beach is very nice, and well kept. The website to the hotel is aweful and outdated as you do not get the coupon book it says on there. The hotel restuarant is ok, but nothing to write home about. All in all, the beach by the water is the selling point, everything else is just mediocre at best.

Room Tip: The beach side rooms are ok, but since there are no balconies to the beach, it may not be worth the...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I have read several bad reviews regarding Tawas Bay Beach Resort and thought I might be disappointed. Yes the hotel is a little older and yes they good use some updates. Overall the place was wonderful.

Our stay was 7-25 to 7-29 Wednesday through Sunday

The King Bay Front room that we stayed in was clean and comfortable.

The Beach Bar was great with a very friendly staff. the band on Friday and Saturday night was great.

The Lounge was nice and comfortable.

The Dining room served a good breakfast and dinner.

The hotel is around the corner from downtown East Tawas which had some nice shops and bars. Branacle Bill's serve's the best Bloody Mary's and has a nice inexpensive breakfast.

The beach itself was beautiful and well kept.

The hotel is next to a State of Michigan dock/pier. It was a good place to walk and watch the boats coming and going.

Great location if you can't have fun there you can't have fun.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Bay Beach Resort is situated on the white beach of East Tawas. Rooms are spacious (not so trendy) and it has a good restaurant with reasonable prices and great staff. They were all very helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: Choose bayside if you're here... and secund floor if you want some privacy.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Marinadehaan
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Dirty Rooms..ANTS...Terrible Hotel Never again!!! We were so looking forward to our getaway until we got away. Thought we were over charged and the staff was just rude..

Room Tip: Don't book a room
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Linda V
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Myself, my daughter and her boyfriend attended a wedding here in June 2012. Our entire experience was positive. Very welcoming place to stay. Nice view of water from our rooms. All in all a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Lee J
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We have been staying in this hotel for over 5 years now and we love each and every visit there that we decided to get married there just last weekend! The location is amazing because it is right on the beach and only a block away from downtown. The staff and atmosphere at the hotel is more than can be expected because they always go out of their way to make you feel like you are at home. The food is always tasty and I have never had any complaints. Bikini's the bar outside on the beach makes the experience extra special!

I would recommend this place to everyone and anyone!!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

My daughter and her new husband chose this spot for their beach wedding. All of our big family and many friends made the trip. We were warmly welcomed by Donna at the front desk and all of the staff was very helpful to us as we unloaded our wedding"stuff", making sure the banquet room was available to us as soon as possible. Jasmine did a perfect job, having everything planned and ready. We enjoyed our rehersal dinner at the Bikini Bar after Jasmine walked us through the wedding. A great help! The setting was beautiful, and every person was friendly and helpful. I wish I knew all of their names so I could thank each one of them. The food was great and set up and clean up went so smoothly. Our rooms were clean and comphy, and all of our kids and their kids were close together. That made things easy and fun. Lots of fun time on the beach enjoying the sun and sand as well as the jet skis! Great memories!!!

Room Tip: We likeed that our family was all together on the first floor. Lots of little ones. Very quiet on th...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Tawas Bay Beach Resort

Address: 300 E Bay St, East Tawas, MI 48730-1456 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")
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Location: United States > Michigan > East Tawas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in East Tawas
Price Range: $119 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tawas Bay Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
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 
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