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Brio Beach Inn

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Michigan
Reviewed 5 September 2015

So glad to see the Brio finally on TripAdvisor! Traveled here with a group of friends the week leading up to the Cherry Festival (a couple weeks after they opened). I have been a Traverse City traveler for 20 years and have stayed at many properties along miracle mile, and this hotel may just be my new favorite! Against my...

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Reviewed 3 September 2015

It was a last minute trip to escape up north and it was available. It's cozy; it began life as in inexpensive motel (The Sands) and you can see that history under the tasteful updates. It is also ON the beach and every room has a water view. The have a nice deck, fire pit, and beach chairs. The rooms...

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

I saw this place listed and a couple reviews, it sounded too good to be true. I stopped by to see the place and was so sad that I had already been booked at another place that cost too much and didn't even come close to providing what Brio Beach Inn has..To start off, the property is CLEAN, and small,...

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InnkeeperTC, General Manager at Brio Beach Inn, responded to this review

WOW!!! Your review is better than any advertising we could buy! Thank you, ever so kindly, for taking your time to share all of your wonderful comments about the Brio Beach Inn. It is a special place we are very proud of and we want to make sure everyone who comes feels a genuine warm welcome! Please come see us...

Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

The Brio made our stay very welcoming . My daughter was married on their beach yesterday . The view from their rooms is amazing . The rooms are fully remodeled and beautiful ! I would definitely recommend this hotel . Friendly and helpful staff .

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InnkeeperTC, General Manager at Brio Beach Inn, responded to this review

A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to your daughter and her new husband! Our very FIRST wedding at the Brio Beach Inn!! They'll have to make it an annual visit! Thank you for choosing to have your special day with us...it made us feel special too!

Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We had business in Midland, MI and were advised to visit Traverse City while in the state. We drove up without any knowledge of the area and after using trip advisor for price comparatives, decided to stop in and check out Brio Beach. Rooms are small, but the whole place is newly redone with nice new beds and furniture. Everything...

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InnkeeperTC, General Manager at Brio Beach Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy you found your way to our front door at the Brio Beach Inn! Thank you for staying with us and we greatly appreciate your compliments regarding the property and our team! Hope to see you again soon!

Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Went to Traverse City on a family vacation, and absolutely loved the location of this tastefully redone classic motel. Rooms were immaculate and so happy to have breakfast included. Beautiful deck and new beach chairs. Management was welcoming and attentive. And the price was great!

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InnkeeperTC, General Manager at Brio Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for the wonderful review of our property! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and appreciate your compliments regarding the motel...you gave us some great adjectives with which to market and we will use them!! We LOVE it..."Tastefully redone classic motel".

Fenton, Michigan
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Want to go to Traverse City? Want to stay on the water? Want to pay $300+ per night...uh oh. Let's get one thing straight, Traverse City lodging is expensive, and I mean DUMB expensive. Most places don't offer a whole lot more than a place to lay your head at night for an insane amount of money. I feel like...

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InnkeeperTC, General Manager at Brio Beach Inn, responded to this review

Well...thank you so very much for the wonderful endorsement!! There is no better "sales pitch" than from someone with firsthand experience. After extensive renovations, we reopened the property on June 12th. and it has absolutely been our pleasure to welcome everyone who has come to our door. You certainly "hit the nail on the head" with your comment about this...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The saying "Up North" seems to create an image and a feeling for each of us, no matter where we live. Although our definitions would surely differ to some degree, we believe we all share some version of the same vision that starts with a genuine..."Ahhhhh!" Please join us for a memorable stay at our quaint, cozy inn on the shores of beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay where the crystal clear water is sure to take your breath away! Visit our newly renovated "Cottage Inn" offering "Classic Ambiance & Traditional Service". Be Delighted! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brio Beach Inn

Address: 1465 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686 (Formerly The Sands Motel)
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
The Sands Hotel Traverse City
Sands Hotel Traverse City
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“We went on the off season. The price was soo inexpensive. They close for the Winter.”
 of 5 bubbles Hende1959, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms have a view of the bay, ground level does not.”
 of 5 bubbles 424SteveT, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor will give you a better view of the water and a little more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 375carolynm, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The second floor has the better views”
 of 5 bubbles JimWuj, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Splurge for the room closest to the water on the bottom floor. Has walk out patio.”
 of 5 bubbles KitkatDallasTX, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
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