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“Very handicap accessible, very clean, classy hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bay Valley Hotel and Resort
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Bay City
South Lyon, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Very handicap accessible, very clean, classy hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Excellent older, but very clean facility, beautiful golf course, helpful, professional staff. Beautiful entrance, great patio for outdoor dining. The handicap entrance was the best I have used- door easy to open and doesn't try to slam shut on you. Elevator takes you right up to the front desk. Door to room also opens easily and doesn't slam shut as you are entering. Plenty of outlets in room to charge power chair, portable travel concentrator, and large concentrator, and use laptop at the same time!! (and without moving furniture to find them!!)
The beds were heavenly, and the pillows, as well. I haven't slept that well for a very long time.
I will come back and bring some golfers.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Alice M
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Lakewood, Washington, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

If you want a clean secure room, stay here. If you do not want to laugh at 80s decor and carpet, go somewhere else. The entire sleeping area needs updating as soon as you enter the halls and notice the dirty green carpet and multicolored doors.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jorge P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

To first state the problems of this hotel. 1. The rooms are in need of some serious repair and updating. 2. Walls are very thin and could be built up to drown out noise. 3. The kids running in the hallway needs to be addressed. 4. Food is god awful thank god it was part of the deal that I got for the room and didn't have to pay for it. 5. My girlfriend got a drink with a bug in it, they took it from the table and dropped off the same drink. We had to go to the bar ourselves. 6. Service is awful besides the front desk, dinner took us an hour and a half. Now for the good side of things, for the price you get what you pay for. Secondly it's conveniently located off of I-75 and by a bunch of fast food places in which I would rather eat.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Martymazzo
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Michigan
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

I've stayed here twice in the past month via Priceline.

By the looks of it, you would think this is a high class hotel. Pretty interior. Kind of quaint and old fashioned looking. But really, it's just a run of the mill hotel.

Rooms are nice and comfortable mostly, but not anything better than you get at a brand name hotel.

Walls are very THIN. I could hear the guy next to me snoring--so loudly that it woke me up at 4:30 a.m.

There is a small fridge, microwave, coffee maker.

Continental breakfast is included, but actually a better one is at the nearby Four Points Sheraton. It's okay (packaged pastries, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, cereal), but you would expect something a step higher in this sort of place. An omelet & hash browns are available for $5.00.

I wouldn't pay full price--but for the discount I got, it was fine.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beth1961
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

My husband and I spent three days at Bay Valley Resort from Thanksgiving evening to Sunday morning. The price for our large room with king size bed which included a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker was very reasonable. The room was clean but in need of some repair (caulking around the heating/cooling unit, etc.). Also, the heater was kind of loud. The bathroom area seems to have been recently remodeled and was in very good shape. We did not use the pool or sauna. They furnished a continental breakfast which was varied and well-stocked. They also offered made-to-order omelets for $5.00 extra. The resort is conveniently located near the freeway. The grounds and parking lot were in decent shape as were the common areas. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
This hotel is older and in need of a bit of maintenance and refurbishing to make it really sharp but for the price you can't beat it.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Valerie R
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Granville, OH
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

We stayed at Bay Valley Hotel and Resort for one night and I was extremely disappointed. I splurged for the biggest room they had available; the cost was $106 for the night. The room needed serious renovation and upgrading--and even cleaning! The carpeting was in terrible shape, loose on the floor and the seams were coming up. Looking out the (dirty) windows, I observed that the railings on the faux balcony were full of old, dried pigeon droppings. I was surprised to see one of those slits in the wall next to the vanity where one was supposed to dispose of used razor blades; I hadn't seen one of those in 20 years! To make matters even worse, I was stung by a yellow jacket bee in the room within two minutes of entering. I really wanted to like this place, as we had stayed here just after it opened in the 1970's and we were on a nostalgia trip through the area, but I don't think parts of this hotel have been touched since we were there last time.

We mistakenly decided to eat dinner in the hotel bar that night. We ordered a pizza from the menu and waited...and waited...and waited for it to arrive. After forty minutes, with no pizza in sight, I told the server to just send it up to the room when it was ready. My wife, a saint, waited another few minutes for the pizza and brought it up to the room. It was in a box, like you would expect from a neighborhood pizza parlor. I am not convinced that the kitchen didn't order our pizza from another restaurant and just send it out, box and all, to be served.

Even the grounds around the hotel (not including the golf course, which I understand is the main draw here) were neglected. Tufts of grass were growing through paving stones and parts of the parking lots, apparently just because no one was keeping the place looking nice. Really, I'm surprised this resort is still open for business. They most be staying open by cutting back on maintenance and upkeep.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank craigzieg
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Goderich ON
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

This spot is a real gem and an excellent value. It is a large hotel complex located just outside Bay City and only minutes by freeway to the city itself. The hotel offers a top notch dining room as well as a sports bar. Continental breakfast was included in the price of the room.
An indoor/outdoor pool with hot tub and work out room are located on the lower level along with meeting rooms. It was great to sit on the pool deck outside and enjoy watching the golfers come in on the 18th hole.
Hotel room very clean and comfortable with good quality mattress. Small frig and coffee pot in room. Didn't hear any noise from adjoining rooms. Bathroom a little dated but clean.
Great for a family stay or a golf vacation. The golf course is a little pricey but there are many courses in the area.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sharetime_10
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Additional Information about Bay Valley Hotel and Resort

Property: Bay Valley Hotel and Resort
Address: 2470 Old Bridge Road, Bay City, MI 48706-9344
Region: United States > Michigan > Bay City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Bay City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bay Valley Hotel and Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bay Valley Resort is Mid-Michigan's finest full service golf resort and conference center, featuring 140 comfortable guest rooms, Full Service Restaurant, Lounge, a challenging 18 hole championship golf course designed by Desmond Muirhead, year-round, heated indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center. Bay Valley Resort has over 10,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space that will accommodate up to 400 guests. Bay Valley Resort has an ideal location, in the heart of the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan, which includes the cities of Bay City, Saginaw and Midland, off I-75 at Exit 160. ... more   less 
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