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Pinestead Reef Resort
Ranked #25 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Michigan
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55 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“"Where everybody knows your name..."”
Reviewed 31 July 2011

As the theme song for the TV series Cheers goes, Pinestead Reef Resort is truly a place where, if you are a repeat customer, everybody knows your name. The staff is excellent! We have been going there for several years, and are always greeted very warmly. Although it is an older building, units have been kept up very well and are always clean. There is an indoor pool and hot tub and games room for the kids. The beach and view of the bay are spectacular! There are good restaurants , grocery stores, and specialty stores nearby. We wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mackinac Island, Michigan
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Pinestead Reef Resort is a wonderful family or romantic get-away! The long, sugar sand beach and beautiful blue waters of the East Bay are the perfect spot to relax, play, swim, or walk. We just love it there and will go again for sure!!

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2010

We stay at the Pinestead every year. You can't beat the location or view. Love that the rooms now have the plasma tv's. Also, the resort has an indoor pool, so on the bad weather days, the kids still have something to do! They also offer family activities, such as bingo and crafts. Great family resort!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Troy Michigan
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Reviewed 10 April 2010

We stayed in room 212 for Easter, 2010. Weather was bloody cold and snowed early April. Accommodations were GREAT! Fantastic location and view to DIE for! Resort has an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and game room. Being elderly and the place full of kids during Easter Break, we did not partake in that but is a fine place for families and elderly couples such as us.

Location is on the main highway so street sound is loud!!!!!!! Winter weather, we had the windows shut but when the semi trucks drove by, literally shook the land. Unit was quiet as long as front street windows shut.

Lots to see via Leelenau Peninsula, Mission Point Peninsula and Traverse City itself. Accommodations were GREAT! Very CLEAN! The balconies on the water and front door are shared which was odd but never intrusive. Fantastic location.

Be SURE to eat at Red Messa Grill just up the road if you enjoy Mexican Food. Cheap and Fantastic!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Grand Rapids
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Reviewed 5 February 2010

We visit Pinestead at least twice a year, and TC itself more than any other vacation location. The upgrades in the bathrooms and the addition of the plasma tv's was a welcome surprise last year for our visit. Never had a bad experience at this resort. Next trip is only a few days away. Great location if your interested in anything from golf to casinos to wine tasting. Pinestead is a short drive to any type of experience you are looking for.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Greater Cleveland
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Reviewed 1 September 2009

The Pinstead Resort definitely has a view of the bay which is a nice bonus. I would recommend trying to get a room on the bottom floor because you can walk right on the beach without having to go upstairs and you have a patio/yard you can sit and eat on. The second floor has a shared balcony/walking corridor that is not private and space is limited, although there are tables and chairs. The place is a timeshare. The kitchenette is nice. It's not elegant but it was pretty clean. The television was large and HD. The private beach is nice. There is a pool that is relatively small and a hot tub. There is a sauna and a small workout room with a fairly old elliptical (but Precor) and treadmill. This place is located in a long stretch of resorts in Traverse City. You do have to pay if you want to send a fax. This is fairly close to the Turtle Creek Casino.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Michigan
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Reviewed 28 July 2009

This hotel has a fantastic view and lovely lakefront...the customer service is ok..the secretary at the front desk wasn't very pleasant...the rooms look like they are based on a theme from the 1980s...so they could use some work..

  • Stayed May 2009
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Property: Pinestead Reef Resort
Address: 1265 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3632
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Pinestead Reef Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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