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“smelly room, ok location”
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Parkshore Resort
Ranked #25 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“smelly room, ok location”
Reviewed 2 December 2011

We had the basic room. We were put in a handicap accessible room that wreaked of cigarette smoke, to the point where our clothes smelled of cigarette smoke when we walked out of the room. I went downstairs to ask for a nonsmoking room and was told all of the rooms are nonsmoking. Well, this room clearly had been smoked in. They said they were booked and couldnt move us, that we would just have to deal with it. Yuck!
We opened the window, but since the room is on the street side, the busy street kept us up all night.
The one positive of this place was the location. It was close to downtown and right on the beach, which was nice. It was on a very noisy street though.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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almont mi
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Parkshore end of October 2011 and thought it was very nice for $69.00 I liked the decor with its warm earthy tones, room was very clean. Had a balcony with a beautiful view of the bay. king size bed was comfortable, had a small fridge but no microwave. room service was fast and polite.
breakfast buffet was descent for $5.99 , Other hotels like the one next door have a free complimentary breakfast which would of been nice.
I will stay at the parkshore resort again and I do recommend this place after comparing many other hotels iv stayed at on the strip. Its A very nice place to stay for the money, at least in the off season.

Room Tip: I like the 4th floor because I think the top floors are the best view
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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cincinnati ,oh
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

I was on a business trip in October, and booked this hotel, thinking it was on the beach and would be relaxing to be by the water. But found it to be really teriffic.

The room was as close to perfect as you will see, the breakfast was excellent,and the views were outstanding.

Now I realize this is October, so there was nothing going on beachwise, but it would be a beehive of activity in the summer

Room Tip: beach side is a little bit higher but worth it
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Athens, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

This resort is located very centrally and on the beach in Traverse City. There are plenty of water activities to enjoy, and the lake was like GLASS. the resort is not fancy, but it works. Breakfast required payment/vouchers, so I didn't really partake, not a lot of fruit, small bagels, other pastries and cereal available. Biscuits, gravy, sausage, bacon, premade waffels, etc. if you like that for breakfast. The rooms are ok, there are a few different types available. The staff were very nice and responsive to questions. Get a room on the ground floor facing the beach, they have nice, grassy sitting areas.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Brighton, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2011

We had just stayed at Grand Beach and weren't sure if this would be as nice. But for the money, it did exceed expectations. Very clean, comfy bed, buffet breakfast for $5.99, nice lounge and beach front very clean.

Room Tip: Next time would prefer room on 1st floor rather than 4th floor.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
277 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Parkshore hotel is by no means the Ritz Carlton, but the rooms are updated and very clean. The best part of this hotel is that it is located right on East Bay and theres a nice sandy beach at your footsteps. The hotel offers lounge chairs on the beach, you can buy firewood to have a bonfire at night and there are boat rentals right next door. The perfect location in Traverse City in my opinion! Also, one of the more affordable places in Traverse during peak season!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Huron Township
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

We had a terrible stay at the PArkshore resort (Motel) lol..... I went up to Traverse City for a relaxing weekend with my wife and kids...... but had a terrible experience..... when I called the front desk at 12:35 am and asked about the extremely loud music.... I was told "it should be almost over, we have a dj for some party"..... After 1:20 am I was so mad I was going to leave....well the manager said no refund and that my money was gone.... (I paid cash).....HE said i already used the room and he couldn't resell it.........Hello.................... I paid for a room with a quiet stay,,,,, not to mention I had to pick up hair in the bathroom from some other guest...... these people are mean and dont care about customers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont waste your time and money here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Parkshore Resort
Address: 1401 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3636
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Parkshore Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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