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Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Ranked #12 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I wanted to book a property right on the beach so we had a "home base" just steps away. We are 4 - 5 star type of travelers but knowing there isn't that sort of property in Traverse City, based on reviews, this hotel seemed to fit the bill. And it exceeded our expectations. The room was large, clean and quiet. I paid for beach view and it was worth every penny. Every morning while my teenage kids slept, I read the paper, sipped my coffee and took in the beauty that is Lake Michigan. The kids that run the jet skis, paddle boards, etc --- are very friendly and helpful. The beach was cleaned every morning. The breakfast was par - not worth much as an added value - but it did exist. The only drawback and there is no solution - - the 4 days we were there - -- there were also SEVERAL groups of LARGE families. They were friendly and kind - but did tend to "take over" the breakfast area and areas of the beach. But, like I said, the hotel seemed to draw family reunions gatherings - so that's not a bad thing - just sometimes a tad overwhelming. What made our vacation so perfect - was the weather - 80 degrees and happy each and every single day. Can't beat that. My kids and I both agreed we would stay here again in a heartbeat!!

Room Tip: if you can afford it - the beach front views were worth the extra money. Lake Michigan is gorgeous!
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife stayed in the room while I played golf. We left the room at 1:30 pm and left the card out to have the room made up. Only one towel was left and that was on a wet wash cloth. No trash was emptied and the bed wasn't made. Got less than the response expected from the front desk. I was disappointed as I have stayed here before and like the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank jimskibum
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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here and it was very clean. The beach was really clean and they had great options of jet ski rentals (weather was too cold for us) but they looked like new skis. Good location to downtown and everything else. Definitely will stay here again.

Stayed: July 2014
1  Thank JJBialek
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Sugar Beach was not my first choice to stay at in Traverse City, but I would absolutely stay there again. It is centrally located, has a nice beach, wonderful breakfast. The price was just right. The décor was beautiful. The only issue was being next to the stairwell and hearing the door slam several times at night. Fortunately that stopped before 11pm. Wonderful staff also.

Room Tip: 2nd floor is by the breakfast center, but pool is next to the lobby. Ground floor rooms with a pati...
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank PSBWyoming_Michigan
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Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was great. It's located right on the beach, has great lounge chairs and even offers umbrellas. Other hotels don't all have these things, some only offer chairs for the sand. This matters as the water is cold, so having quality seats helped to enjoy the beach. The front desk was very helpful and the room was well taken cared of. We would stay here again.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank jeff42_10
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Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Quiet, clean and comfortable. This place smells clean. Beach behind the resort is perfect. The room comes with HDTV, DVD players, closets a sink, microwave, granite and it's simply put COZY. The 3rd floor balcony view is superb! Front desk was super helpful and gave me lots of menus and brochures for things to do. Great staff! Oh and the pool is heated and there is a arcade on the first floor for everyone!

Stayed: June 2014
1  Thank Richelle B
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great location, right on the beach! Nicely furnished room, good beds and modern bathroom. Soundproofing was good, didn't hear the neighbors! Breakfast was included in the price. Staff very friendly. Swam in the indoor pool, it was great! Will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: People with children would enjoy the lower level room with a patio door walkout right to the beach!
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Address: 1773 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range: $91 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sugar Beach Resort Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel is situated on over 300' 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 deluxe continental breakfast simply cannot be beat. Included in every guest room is a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and personal safe. 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 lovely leisure living area, 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. ... more   less 
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