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Grand Beach Resort Hotel
Ranked #13 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 7, 2012

My family stayed in this hotel the first weekend in November 2012 because my husband did the Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike race. I originally booked the Hampton but discovered this was $10 cheaper/night (and right on the beach). We had a first floor king room w/ pull out sofa. It had a sliding door leading directly onto the beach, which we knew it would be too cold to take advantage of but the view was great. The room, which I'm assuming gets a lot of family use in the summer, not to mention a lot of sand tracked in, was immaculate!! Awesome newer looking bathroom with the more expensive granite tile -- not the typical hotel bathroom. Newer carpet, comfortable bed. Great continental breakfast - pancakes, cereal, coffee, juice, etc. Attentive staff, seems to be mom/pop owned. The lobby has a fireplace, lots of comfortable seating.

Our room was only $99/night since it was the "off season." The same room is $279 in July, which actually isn't bad for a Traverse City beach hotel. We came home and already booked the same room for next year's race.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Laura W
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We were greeted by a friendly and efficient staff. Our room was very clean and had a giant hot tub. It was too cold for us to enjoy the lake view for a long period of time, but it was a memorable experience for us. We did not have breakfast there since we wanted to eat at a local joint.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Just recently stayed two nights (friday and Saturday) this weekend September 28-30th. Have to say I booked the hotel on a wim that it would be decent, and it definitely exceeded my expectations. The pictures didn't give the best of what the hotel rooms were going to look like they looked a little outdated online. And they were upgraded, we stayed in a king room, king bed, pull out couch, microwave, mini fridge. The bed was comfy the pillows not so much they were overstuffed and not very comfy. The views from our room was beautiful and the balcony had two chairs and a table which was great to enjoy the view and your morning coffee. Bathroom looked recently redone tile flooring, granite sink. We were a 10 minute drive from downtown, they had a shuttle that left 4 times a night to the casino which was nice. Front desk was very helpful with things to do and places to eat , very nice people. Breakfast was typical continental breakfast! The pool was clean and no one was in it which was great, didn't have to deal with any kids screaming or splashing.

Room Tip: If you want a view of the bay make sure you ask for a bay room because they have rooms with balconys...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Nice location, really close to town and family attractions; like mini golf! The rooms were very clean, the beds were comfy, it had a fridge...all major perks in my book. They served free breakfast, it was basic, but nothing wrong with it taste wise. Great hotel, plan to come back

Room Tip: get the king with spa :D
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

This hotel is well located away from downtown but near enough to visit. It is across from a very nice minature golf course. the rooms are basic and the furniture outdated and cramed into the rooms that contain two beds. But the view cannot be replaced and the suger sand beach is great with good grooming and lawn furniture. It is safe for children as you have to walk out to the end of the pier before it starts to get deep. It has a good basic hotel breakfast included and the staff is attentive. The weight room is small and was under repair while we were there.

Room Tip: Make sure you pay the extra and get a room facing the lake---well worth the extra cost
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

had a lovely stay here, arrived labor day, the weather was gorgeous , we enjoyed the beach and it was really quiet. had a fantastic room, stepped right out of the patio doors onto the beach. rooms are clean and comfotable, breakfast a little basic, but adequate. a lovely hotel, would love to go back

Room Tip: definitely book a beach front room, waking up to the ocean veiw was incredible
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I had a very pleasant stay in September, when the weather was still nice enough to enjoy the beach, but without the crowds of summer. Sugar beach is outstanding. It is well-appointed with lounge chairs and umbrellas, and the staff grooms it nicely every morning. Separate towels are provided, there are nice tables for picnics, and the views are wonderful. My room was not on the beach, but it was still very clean and comfortable, and I enjoyed my private porch. The staff went out of their way to make me feel welcome with every encounter. I found the pancake-maker entertaining, even if the pancakes weren't top notch. The main downside for me was the traffic. When you exit the parking lot (turn right only), watch out. The cars come around the corner pretty fast, so you have to gun it to avoid a problem.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank KenH207
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Additional Information about Grand Beach Resort Hotel

Address: 1683 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3741
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
#14 Business Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range: $80 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Grand Beach Resort Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated Grand Beach Resort Hotel is one of the finest waterfront lodging facilities located on the beautiful beaches of East Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. Greet the stunning sunrise or relax to a gorgeous sunset from the privacy of your own balcony or patio overlooking more than 300’ of sugar sand beach being caressed by the waves of East Bay. This Resort is perfect for enjoying water sports, local shopping, and the best of eateries, wineries and breweries. You can also enjoy the plentiful amenities such as an indoor pool, hot tub, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, fitness center and more to make your stay not only enjoyable but memorable for years to come. The newly renovated rooms offer our guests pillow-top mattresses, a mini refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and in-room safe. 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 Grand Beach Resort Hotel where your search can end and your adventure can begin. ... more   less 
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