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“Great Family Getaway” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Beach Resort Hotel

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Grand Beach Resort Hotel
Ranked #17 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
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47 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Family Getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Stayed here during the school break between Christmas and New Years to take are kids sking in the area. This was the third time we have stayed at this property, but first since 2000. Well we were not dispointed.

Stayed in a family suite that was very clean and had two king beds in bedroom and queen sleeper sofa in a separate living area. In the living room there was an additional chair to sit in by the sofa along with a small kitchen table and two additional chairs. Good size fridge, sink, microwave and additional counterspace. TV in living room was a 50 inch flat screen mounted on wall and TV in bedroom was a old tube 27" TV integrated into a cabinet. Plenty of room for our family of six with all of our ski gear. Only bummer was the heated pool was a little cool. Breakfast was fine, nothing special, but the price, customer service, and location is all top notch.

Will stay here again and would recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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South Carolina
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed here during the winter time which of course can always be interesting in Northern Michigan. The room was very clean, it was in a great location and the hotel staff was very friendly. Wished we could have gotten a late check out- however that is life. Overall very satisfied with the stay I am not looking into returning in the summer.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Beavercreek, Ohio
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

I would stay with this hotel agin. The room was clean. We had a jacuzzi tub. It was clean and huge.Breakfast was what you expect for a hotel breakfast. The pool was nice. The best part was the beach. You are right on the beach. The water is clear and shallow. Perfect for families to play or couples to relax. We spent every evening relaxing by the bay.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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92 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Check in was easy, directions to the room were off as she told me to go through the breezeway when the door to where my room was under the breezeway. They also offered to open breakfast early if our team had an early game which I thought was nice. The room was large with a fridge & microwave. The beds were comfortable. The only issue was a slow draining shower.

The breakfast was disappointing, very little there. My son ate it because he didn't have time to do anything else. I went elsewhere to eat.

We had a gorgeous view of the bay from our room.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Zeeland, Michigan
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Our stay at the Grand Beach Resort was made memorable because of the friendly staff, large and exceptionally clean rooms. It also boasts 300 feet of sandy beach. We will definitely stay here again!! We chose to bring our friends from Wales to join us in Traverse City. As a result, the are now calling Michigan their "second home".

Room Tip: A ground floor beach fromt room is exceptional because all have walkout private patios in addition t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bay City, Michigan
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51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

There was no way any of us would have stepped in the bathtub. It was stained and torn up. I can't believe that the room was considered rentable. The free breakfast is nice but having only one toaster makes the line incredibly long.

Room Tip: You do not want room 118. Right next to the entrance door. Bad idea on New Years Eve.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Lansing, Michigan
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We were planning on being in Traverse City to see a friend and we decided to give the kids a couple of days to enjoy an indoor pool while we did. I called 24 hours in advance and made the reservation for a "family suite," which in this resort is two king side beds in one room which can be divided using a sliding door from the living room / kitchette / seating area in another, double sink area off the bathroom. Bathroom has two doors that close in either direction. Overall, everything that was promised to us was provided, but it didn't hit the "very good" mark for us. FYI - No attached restaurant but there are many in the area and the continental breakfast was fine. The pancakes were acutally good and each member of the family found something they liked/wanted. The room was clean, but not totally to my standards, and the pool was freezing until it was brought to the attention of the staff. Air conditioners/heaters were a little loud for my taste, but did work. Off-season options are limited. Overall cost vs. what we received was average.

Room Tip: If you want the bayside view, understand their is a significant upcharge and the "courtyard&quo...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Grand Beach Resort Hotel
Address: 1683 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
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:
#14 Business Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Grand Beach Resort Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 97
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