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Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel
Ranked #13 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Michigan
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A lot of positives but not the best”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The rooms are clean and spacious. Each room has a nice little patio but there are no dividers so you are ver close to those around you. The beach is fine but marsh on both sides so you cannot walk the beach other than right in front of the hotel. That was a big turnoff for us. Also, very picky about not letting you smoke outside. For the price we will go elsewhere next time but it is not a bad place at all.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We got married at Pointes North on Aug 9, 2014. It was so beautiful there. Everyone was so nice and helpful. The beach was beautifully groomed everyday and they also groomed it for our wedding. We are planning to go back for our anniversary next year.


Matt & Salina

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Took a last minute getaway to Traverse City, Michigan. Was grateful that we found a hotel as this destination is usually booked months in advance. There are only a few properties that are on the beach. This hotel is on the beach but the beach is surrounded by tall grass. The tall grass makes it safer and is only occupied by hotel residents but the beach is smaller in size. The rooms are clean and nice with refrigerators, microwaves, coffeepot and hairdryers. The bed was comfortable. All rooms face the bay. Hotels that are neighbors to the hotel have water sports for rent. Complimentary muffins, bagels, juice, cereal are available in the morning. This is not the hilton but the bay front rooms make the difference. An outdoor pool is steps from the beach. Kids could be in the pool while you are on the beach. All in all, a very nice stay. There are nicer properties on the beach but we could not complain. The rate was good also. They offer AARP.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I love Michigan beaches but I am not fond of most of the accommodations. With that in mind, my husband and I enjoyed our stay here ! It was a last minute trip & one room opened up mid Summer due to a cancellation. It turns out it's the only 4th floor room they have, thus a suite. The bigger balcony allowed for lounge chairs, the view was amazing, especially sunset & the 1 bedroom Suite was spacious. The beach was clean, the room was clean & the staff was very friendly. We didn't really use the kitchen, enjoyed the living room, hot tub, double sinks & liked that there was a water closet. Would be great to come back with the kids but was perfect for our romantic getaway. Breakfast is included. Be prepared, no elevators.When we checked out we saw a flyer for beach massages that we probably would have splurged on had we known. Recommend !

Room Tip: Beachfront views are amazing & outdoor pool a plus
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cass City, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Rooms were nice and spacious, jacuzzi tub was great and king size bed was amazing! The view from our balcony opens right out onto Grand Traverse Bay and was breath taking. Staff was very helpful and the beach was groomed daily. We will definitely be back again someday.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Matthew G
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I read all the reviews saying to avoid the rooms next to the pool- after we were already placed in a room next to the pool. Good thing I didn't know that it was supposed to be a bad thing, because we thought being able to walk right out our door and onto the pool deck was GREAT. Traveling with kids, we found this super convenient. We didn't have a problem with noise, although we do tend to bring most of the noise with us where ever we go. I'm sure having an upper level deck with a better view of the lake would have been nice too. So, in short... I think you can't go wrong whichever location you get, although if you aren't planning to use the pool, then you might want to go for an upper level.

I would definitely stay here again, without hesitation.

Room Tip: Next to the pool deck is great if you have kids using the pool.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Michigan
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

The room was bright & cheerful but this is definitely a more old-fashioned, dated motel than resort. Beach looked great but we had bad weather & didn't use it.
Biggest complaint: We were told we were getting TWO QUEEN-SIZE beds. What they gave us was a double bed & pull-out couch. When we called the front desk they said that they counted the sofa sleeper as a bed and claimed they were both queen size. Absolutely NOT!
We felt it was a rip off for $250/night.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Property: Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel
Address: 2211 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
#13 Business Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paradise found on Michigans Gold Coast. Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel is located on the shores of East Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City where you’ll find no better place to relax and unwind in any season. Our spacious rooms feature two person JACUZZI® spas, private balcony or patio and breathtaking panoramic views of the beach and East Grand Traverse Bay. No rooms identically furnished for a unique touch to your up-north experience ... more   less 
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