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“Good spot right on the water”
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Bayshore Resort
Ranked #4 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Had a stay here when we went to visit a friend for a wedding in Traverse City. The hotel is right on the water and provides beach chairs for the guests for free. Indoor pool is nice. You can walk to town but it is not super close. Overall no complaints.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Recently visited the TC area...this was my first time and the Bayshore Resort was a great choice. We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed the resort and everything TC had to offer. The location is great-a quick ride/walk into town, close to restaurants, wineries and sleeping bear dunes. We had a partial lake view room and it was great...beautiful view, very large/clean room and very private. Staff was very friendly and helpful with recommondations and directions. I would recommend and will definitely come back and stay at the Bayshore again!

Room Tip: For couples-I recommend a partial view spa room...its excellent!
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Rooms here were a bit more expensive than some alternatives, but we chose it based on a recommendation and it's beach location. This is a nice hotel with friendly staff. The room was spotless and comfortable. The beach was perfect. The breakfast selection was nice and included many fresh fruits. We also found the pool, hot tub and surounding area to be very clean.
The location of this hotel is great being you are on beautiful Lake Michigan and within walking distance of the downtown area.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights on a 3rd floor quiet, clean room overlooking full view of the water. Staff friendly and helpful and always a smile as they greet you. For the price, a coffee maker and fridge would be an expectation. Clean resort:saw staff cleaning beach chairs every morning. Conveniently located close to downtown area. A must for restaurants is the Apache Trout Grill with a rustic outdoor patio overlooking the water. Well worth the wait!! Thankyou to Kate, our waitress, and the" kitchen team" for the fabulous service and symphony of delicious food. My husband and I are RCI members and are well travelled and thoroughly enjoyed our first time stay inTraverse City.

Room Tip: Had full water view room with 2 queen beds, Lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. Enjoyed coff...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Had a partial lake-view, but the distraction on the side of the hotel was unbearable. A dark green Chevy truck remained parked 24 hours along with other equipment. The owner of the truck would work on the truck late in the evening and throughout the night. A suggestion would be to plant some flowers and keep that area free of looking like a "junk yard". Sitting on the balcony was out of the question because all you could see was this truck and the other equipment. Felt as if you were next to a repair shop. Not a nice hotel resort feel.

The room was okay. It was truly hard to retreat when the comfort was not available. The dust around the headboard, behind the nightstands were horrible. The chairs with sand residue made it feel as if you were in an unclean room although the room itself looked clean until you were up on the area and saw it needed a serious cleaning. Towels in the bathroom had blond hair on them, but they did smell like bleach so you would figure they have been washed. Shower was left with hair each day after someone had come in to clean.

Staff were nice. The indoor pool was very nice. The exercise room was also nice, but freezing cold. One gentleman came into the exercise room to leave out...to only return with a sweatshirt and sweatpants because of the unbelievable cold temperature of the room.

Truth ~ this could be a nice hotel if it were cleaned, the sides cleaned up of the junk feel, and updated rooms, and renovation of the breakfast area. Not sure what was going on in that area. I refused to eat.

Needless to say my retreat took place more on driving somewhere else and taking in the sights or sitting on the lake. The worst part of the retreat was my time in the hotel.

Room Tip: Forget the partial view.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Room was nice, hallways and elevators were very hot, breakfast had something for everyone but not enough seating (nothing like trying to eat with people standing over you so they can snag your table when you leave, when you just sat down yourself), overall room was clean, just don't look behind the nightstand:( , our toilet wouldn't flush in the middle of the night- there solution here's a toilet plunger and just leave it in your room which didn't work so had to use the bathroom downstairs for all guest, next day asked again and they said it was fixed, luckily plunger was left in room the second night. Not something you should have to deal with at 280. a night. At 3:30am coffee available at desk was cold. For the price, mini fridges and coffee pots in room should be a give in. Plan to travel back to the area in the next couple of months with just adults, and thinking twice about staying here again.??

Room Tip: Full water view is great, if you are traveling with others or kids skip the jet tub as it sits right...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Mandy O
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Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights and really enjoyed the hotel. The entire hotel was spotlessly clean. The staff was friendly. The rooms are large and some are right on the beach! The indoor pool was really nice and we loved using it when the weather was too cold to go to the beach. The location is great, less than a mile from downtown and directly across the street is a fabulous restaurant. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Additional Information about Bayshore Resort

Address: 833 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2703
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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
#14 Family Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range: $101 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bayshore Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are ready for a romantic relaxing getaway or simply enthusiastically wanting to indulge your sense of adventure, you can do it here at Bayshore Resort! Our Victorian style hotel is nestled on the beach of West Grand Traverse Bay and offers the best of all you love about Traverse City - a great waterfront location and a short stroll away from downtown with its diverse dining, shopping, and nightlife. Bayshore Resort has the perfect room to fit the specific needs of every guest from amazing views to Spa Rooms, Suites, and more! Our complimentary Wi-Fi makes it convenient to mix business with pleasure. Join us every morning for a fresh, complimentary breakfast before spending the day on our private beach, taking a swim in the large indoor pool, or venturing out to explore the charming shops and restaurants that the area has to offer. Taking a day trip couldn’t be easier as it is only a short drive to the area’s elegant wineries, exciting casinos and exceptional Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. ... more   less 
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