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“Made for family reunions”
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Beach Haus Resort
Ranked #21 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
madison, wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Made for family reunions”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

If you and your extended family want to hang out together on the beach, play cards, and watch the toddlers play -- the Beach Haus is for you. As a couple, however, we were not as enchanted as others. The rooms are definitely dated altho clean; the A/C sounded like a B52. And, if the family reunion out on the lawn is NOT your family -- they are a little too close for comfort.

Room Tip: All the rooms face the water. I'd try to get an end room if you want quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Great location on nice sandy beach. You can carry your continental breakfast outside and eat at picnic tables. The property is a little dated but service was friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and there is free wi-fi. Only minor complaint is that it would have been nice to have some fresh fruit for breakfast like bananas or apples. We are thinking of returning to rent the Penthaus with family.

Room Tip: Almost all rooms face the bay. You need to choose whether you want a balcony or ground level patio...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Located right on the beach! They provide chairs, tables and loungers in the yard area between the hotel and the beach and chairs for use on the beach as well. There are BBQs available and a small continental breakfast is offered. We enjoyed two nights here and the staff were extremely helpful

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms have walk out patios right to the courtyard and access to the beach!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Mt Pleasant
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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Spent 2 nights in June. June 18th and 19th. Right on the beach. Our room had a patio with chairs and tables. Water was "cold" for us Michiganders in June, but what a beautiful view. Of course kids were in the water. Very relaxing property. Great location just outside of Traverse City. It is an older hotel. Air Condition is the wall unit type. It did the job though. Refrigerator worked just fine. I absolutely would stay again for a beach get away.
The room was good size with two double beds. Very comfortable beds. The bath was large and clean. The continental breakfast was basic, but we went out for breakfast anyway so it didn't matter to us. As a small hotel it is excellent. Of course doesn't have the glamour of a huge high rise but as a small older hotel it is great.

Room Tip: I suggest the patio over a balcony. Just my preference. There is a nice BBQ area.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2012

Pro's:

Staff is extremely friendly and helpful
Room and bathroom are clean
Beach is gorgeous and pretty much private, we were the only ones out there


Cons:

Pictures on site do not match your room, those are the pictures of the penthaus
Room is very small - bed is pretty much in kitchen
Doesn't have all the means necessary if you plan to cook all your meals there - ie utensils, cooking instruments, napkins, soap, pans - make sure to pack your own
Bed is horribly uncomfortable

All in all - decent place.

Room Tip: 1st floor opens up to the beach, 2nd floor has patios
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2011

As other reviews indicate, the service was friendly and prompt. The setting is as described and right on the water. Couldn’t be better.

If you have a room that is not enclosed in the main house the traffic is noisy at night, and speaking of night, this is the only hotel I have been to where the Kleenex is so hard and the beds are so soft. The mattress seems to be a slab of (aged) foam rubber that has compacted and flattened with use, nor have I slept on a bed with a plastic sheet under the mattress pad since I was a kid in a hospital. The result is that the bedding slides around under you, makes inexplicable and ineradicable bumps, and squeaks with every turn.

Value for money is OK, but I’m not sure about those beds.

Room Tip: Get a room inside the main building--not with direct access outside.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Michigan
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314 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Older building but Very well maintained and completely charming. Located right on East Traverse Bay with sandy waterfront, but grass and flowers up by the rooms. Most rooms have view of water. #113 is somewhat larger with full kitchen. It is perfect for extended stays in Traverse City. Large penthouse is available also. Light breakfast is provided. I highly recommend this lodging. Look it up on the website!

Room Tip: Splurge for a waterfront room. #113 is larger, more windows, more patio area. Has Murphy Bed.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Beach Haus Resort
Address: 1489 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3636
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Beach Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Haus Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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