Stayed in room 2. Large, comfortable, clean.......it's a room, nothing fancy. But I came for the beach. And only a short walk away and a pleasant walk at that. It was pleasing to see all the homes and lovely trees and landscaping. The beach is spectacular.....beautiful sand, clear water, rocks and pebbles........as for putting out your little flag on the beach.........in season and on the weekends the beach would be mobbed if security couldn't discern an association member from the general public......so not a bad idea.
The inn itself is not bad but I was a litte apprehensive after reading the reviews. I booked a reservation for myself on the spur of the moment, wanting to get away from it all for awhile. The room met all my expectations. I'm not sure what the expectations were of all the people that wrote negatively. I was not expecting the J.W. Marriott, it's a beach inn for Pete's sake. Yes, the restaurant is big, taking up the first floor and the main attraction second to the beach (lost my parking spot Friday night and had to park on the grass in the common area). So there is no cozy lobby/sitting room. But I was able to snag an Adirondak chair on the front porch on Saturday night after eating at Timothy's and sip coffee and people watch. There was a wedding reception going on and my waitress suggested the porch and she would come outside and refill my cup....it was nice. And the bright, young college girl at the front desk on Saturday afternoon....charming and helpful.
So overall, it was what I expected for a beach vacation town......not a five star resort, just a nice homey experience.
- Also Known As:
- Gordon Beach Hotel Union Pier
- Gordon Beach Inn Union Pier, Michigan