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Grand Beach Resort Hotel
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

The beach was fabulous! We stayed for a week and enjoyed just simply hanging out. I wished there was fire pit and a bar to make it a real resort. The bed was not comfortable and only 2 pillows in each bed with worn out sheets and covers. Breakfast area was too small and same boiled egg each day. Staff was okay except for the young man who was not friendly when we booked to use jet ski. I can tell he was not too happy working that day (Tuesday 7/24). Tony, the manager was also unfriendly and not accomodating. You guys need a vacation!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

We stayed at the Grand Beach in July 2012 for three nights. We reserved over the Internet and got a room overlooking the parking lot for $219 (plus tax and resort fees). The hotel room was clean and spacious but a bit worn.

The obvious draw witht his hotel is the fabulous beach. They have a large sandy beach on East Bay. The water is clear and the bottoms is completely sandy...no rocks. There is a gradual drop off so it is perfect for small kids.

The hotel is also conveniently located to downtown Traverse City. There is mini golf, go karts, and bumper boats directly across the street.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Jennifer M
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AmandaLC, Manager at Grand Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2012

We are proud to offer clean, comfortable rooms on Grand Traverse Bay and your feedback is much appreciated, especially on how we can improve our guests’ experiences. This feedback will be used to make improvements on our hotel. We are thrilled that you had time to enjoy our daily groomed beaches and the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay during your stay! Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We've been coming to Grand Beach for a good 10 years, we love the first floor beach front walkout room. It's heaven! The rooms are very pretty and very clean. Last time we stayed there our room only had a shower stall but 3 years later our room had a bathtub again! Convenient for families with little ones (as i told front desk 3 years ago)!!! The beach is maintained beautifully with lots of chairs & chaises. We rented a boat and that's always a fun time! Staff is great, super helpful. Grounds are well kept. We love the free breakfast room with the neat pancake machine. Hotel is right across the road from Pirates Cove, a super cool activity park with go-karts, zip lines & water slides. Great time for kids & parents alike! Book early in the year for best available rooms, beach front is hard to get! I think even first floor courtyard view isn't a bad room. Close to lots of restaurants, great location! And wifi available!

Room Tip: book early for beach front rooms. We love the first floor beach front for super easy beach access.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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AmandaLC, Manager at Grand Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2012

Thank you for being a loyal guest to the Grand Beach Resort for 10 years! Your feedback is very important to us as feedback is a gift. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoy our first floor rooms, including the ability to walk out to the sand, sit on your patio, or just enjoy the sights and sounds in this breath-taking place. For this reason, the rooms with a beach views book very quickly, so booking early is a must! When you return, a warm welcome, and these beautiful rooms will be ready for you and we eagerly look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 23 July 2012

We stayed at the Grand Beach with our 2 grand daughters , I thought the hotel was pretty nice. Really nice beach , breakfast was busy too busy for us , overall the hotel was worth while. My problem is we booked a beach side room with a balcony on Expidia , when we arrived we got a room facing the parking lot. We thought just must be a mistake , went to the front desk and was told if you book a room though Expidia it is a non beach room no matter what . If you do not book a room with the hotel directly you get a parking lot view. This would have been nice to know since I didn't book a beach front hotel to look at my car in a parking lot. I think the Grand Beach should let you know with a CALL or a POSTING , I would have paid a little extra to sit out and watch the waves and sunset !!! They told me they make no money on Expidia bookings , why have them and upset people ???

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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AmandaLC, Manager at Grand Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2012

Thank you for taking a moment to tell us of your recent stay at the Grand Beach Resort. Since our breakfast area is often busy we recently added a quick conveyor cooker to speed up the process for fresh pancakes in the morning. We encourage our guests to book directly with the hotel to ensure that we can give you the exact room type and placement you wish to enjoy while stay with us. Please contact me at 231-938-4455 and I will be happy to make a reservation with a beach view for you next year.

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Reviewed 5 July 2012

We were at the end of our vacation, having travelled to the Upper Peninsula, then down the north western side of MI, where we stayed in Charlevoix & then finally Traverse City. Originally booked at another area hotel, we were able to cancel that reservation & stayed at this wonderful place! We felt so welcomed by the staff: the manager (Tony Pappas, I believe) was awesome-shook our hands, told us to personally ask him if we needed anything & got us into our room straight away! We were able to have early check-in, which allowed us to have way more beach time! Katelyn, the desk clerk we initially encountered was very nice & professional. In general, all of the staff were extremely friendly & seemed to enjoy what they do/interacting with guests-this is the way it should be when dealing with the public. The private beach was lovely-clear water (shallow, too), soft sand beneath your feet, plenty of lounge chairs or adirondack chairs, large beach umbrellas, cabanas. The only thing the hotel is missing is a bar! Rentals available for pontoon boats, speed boats, wave runners, kayaks, paddle boards & water trampoline, but you must bear in mind that all of these activities cost quite a bit. I suggest bringing a frisbee or football to toss around or a raft/floatie of some sort & just relax in the calm water. Room was nicely decorated, with, of course, beach themed decor (which I love)-had a very beach cottage-esq feel & was calming. Nice storage cabinet/entertainment armoire. Beds very comfortable & nice bath/shower, with oversized shower head. The room also had a small fridge & microwave. My only regret is that we were could not have stayed longer. We will definitely return & will recommend the Grand Beach Resort to everyone ( there is also a sister resort, called the Sugar Beach Resort, which I'm sure is just as lovely)!

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