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West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort
Ranked #5 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, Michigan, United States
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63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the resort in early August the weekend of our wedding. From our arrival it was clear all of the staff had been well trained. We were given the option of one of the nicest views in the hotel, but were warned about the noise from the night club on Friday and Saturday nights. We were too tired at night to be bothered by it, but if you are a light sleeper and turn in early I would avoid rooms near the club. Kids get a free breakfast and lunch and the food was pretty good. The beach/water was also nice. My only gripes with the rooms was that the bathroom space was too small and the soundproofing between the rooms was poor. Overall we had a great stay and would come back.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Colin W, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Hi Scott T-

Congratulations on getting married and thank you so much for the lovely review on tripadvisor.com!

Cheers to a long, happy life together!

Krystal F
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Saginaw, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

wonderful pet friendly hotel, accommadations first rate. friendliness and service of the staff, (Devin) at the Day Club, from the food and drinks to overlooking the beach were great. walking distance to downtown. Parks for the dog to enjoy.

Room Tip: Pet friendly rooms very clean and updated, Rooms facing west,view of Grand Traverse Bay,(beautiful)
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Colin W, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Hi Myra N-

Thanks for the nice review! So good to hear you and your pet had a great time. See you again sometime!

Krystal F
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Walking distance to downtown, beautiful beach, great hotel. Older hotel but totally updated/renovated. Day club restaurant overlooks the bay great place to eat and live music at night. water sport rentals on site. only down fall - the carpet in the halls and stair ways were dirty and it is a little pricey but still very glad we stayed here.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Amy L
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Colin W, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Hi Amy L-

Thank you for the great review on tripadvisor.com! Dayclub is one of my favorite places in town, the atmosphere is great and food is even better.

See you in the future!

Krystal F
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Chesterfield, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I got married just this past weekend at the West Bay Holiday Inn Resort and we cannot say enough about it. Every detail from the beach ceremony to the reception was handled with no issues by Rachelle, Kim, and Zack. Rachelle really went above and beyond and eliminated any stress to make sure we had a perfect day! We couldn't have pictured it any better. Also, a special thank you to Erik, who opened up the snack bar just for us after it was closed so that we could get a quick bite to eat. Also - thank you to Jennifer who gave us a wonderful breakfast experience the morning after the wedding. We also got a room that overlooked the beach and came back to our room after the wedding to a wonderful surprise. Thank you West Bay for giving us a wedding day that we will NEVER forget! ❤️

Stayed August 2014
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Colin W, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Hello Heather 0809-

First of all, Congrats on getting married!! Thank you for choosing us on your special day! Your wedding day is one of the biggest moments in your life and we are thrilled to have provided such lovely memories for you.

Rachelle, Erik, Zach & Kim are valued members of our team, thank you so much for mentioning them.

Congrats again, maybe we will see you for the one year anniversary? :)

Krystal F
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South Lyon Mi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

The place is constantly dirty. I'm not sure if this is because the customers are excessively rude and dirty, or if their staff is incompetent, or if they just need more trash cans conveniently placed throughout the complex, but trash was every where - food dropped on floors/beach/by pool not picked up, cigarette butts all over the beach, glasses/cups left wherever; even in the early morning, when you would have expected night staff to have been around cleaning, there would be garbage every where.
Bathroom was small but biggest complaint is that the cleaning service did not replenish toiletry items each day, including toilet paper. For $400 a night, I expect another bar of soap, bottle of shampoo and spare roll of paper each day!
Breakfast service at restaurant was slow and wrong, although they were pleasant enough.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Colin W, General Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Finnmichigan -

Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor.com. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us.

We certainly handle a large volume of guests and visitors to our property, and we need to do a better job of "reacting" to that, and ensuring that we keep our areas tidy and well kept. We let you (and others) down on this, and we need to prevent that in the future.

I understand it is frustrating to come back to a room that isn't just right. Our team needs to be more careful when servicing our guest rooms. I discussed this with the team and we will work hard to ensure this doesn't happen to other guests.

I hope you will give us another opportunity to host you while in Traverse City.

Colin
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Fort Myers, Florida
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39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

This hotel has no concept of service, cleanliness, or how to satisfy a customer. Staff is poorly trained and not very attentive. The only hotel that was worse than this one was the resort hotels at Disney. If you like drinking out of plastic cups and having a filthy place by all means stay here.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Colin W, General Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Gfous -

Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor.com.

We are very disappointed to see that your experience was not enjoyable.

I'm hoping you will contact me to share some more details about your stay. We often receive great comments about our staff, so I'm anxious to hear from you.

Thank you in advance,

Colin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Ruebon Quijas was an amazing server at the patio restaurant at this hotel! He provided amazing service and has a contagious self of humor that made for a wonderful meal. Thank you Ruebon Quijas! We will come back based on this amazing expertise!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Colin W, Guest Relations Manager at West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Hi Anonymous42893-

Thank you for the great review and kind words about Reubon! He is a valued asset to our team and we are lucky to have him.

Thanks again,

Krystal F
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Property: West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort
Address: 615 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686-2617 (Formerly Holiday Inn Traverse City)
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
#4 Business Hotel in Traverse City
#11 Family Hotel in Traverse City
#11 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rising from the waters edge, West Bay Beach, Holiday Inn Resort is the only full-service, four season resort on the white sandy shores of West Grand Traverse Bay. You can do it all while visiting West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort! Conveniently located within walking distance to downtown, Traverse City offers unique boutique shops and an eclectic area of restaurants, art galleries, and theaters. Looking for things to do while you are in the area? Traverse City offers an abundant amount of satisfying activities such as hiking, biking, golf, water sports, para-sailing, boating with boat rentals, charter fishing, kayaking, wine tours, and dune climbing to name a few. Nearby area attractions include Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park, Leland's Fishtown, Hagerty Conference Center, Turtle Creek Casino, Interlochen Arts Academy, Dennos Museum, Music House Museum, and Grand Traverse Mall just to name a few. Whether for work or for pleasure, West Bay Beach Resort has it all! ... more   less 
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