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Pinestead Reef Resort
Ranked #23 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

To me this is the best place to stay on the bay in Traverse City! The rooms are clean and spacious. The beds are comfortable and first floor walk outs to the patio and beach is great. The staff is courteous and friendly. I've stay at other hotels on the bay and this one is by far the best and at reasonable rates compared to others.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Matt C
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I gave this place a chance because it could fit six people. I'm so glad I did! Kim at the front desk was super accommodating and was able to get us an early check in. Plus, we had a grassy area right on the beach. The inside was super clean and the furniture was comfy! This is the only place that I've ever stayed where I want to stay again!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Ashley A
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

What a nice place to stay. Quiet. Nice beach. Unit where we stayed was a condo-type with two bedrooms and two full baths, full kitchen. Appliances were not up to date, but they all worked well. This is a bit out of town, but then the beach was not crazy with people. It was a most pleasant week stay here and I would definitely go back again. Don't depend on wi-fi. I had to go to office several times to use it. They were attempting to get it fixed, but if it's important to you...check before making reservations.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Carrol D
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

My family has been coming here since the 80's. Yes the bldg. is starting to show it's age a bit but the rooms are renovated quite frequently. I look forward to my return each year to see what will be new, different and updated. In this day and age if what one thinks of as a one bedroom/one bath apartment is that it may not be fancy enough; well this isn't the place for you. We still and always will still find it just right. When looking to book other hotels in the area they just seem to fall short. They may be newer and not show the wear and tear, but they charge the same price and do not offer the beachfront views, kitchenettes and ability to just have your family together in one spot for a week without having to leave if you don't want to. Quite, peaceful, relaxing and awesome to see returning visitors come back each year. You see the same families you did the year before during their week and then they turn into family as well. Great view of the bay and lots of beachfront. This hotel will always hold a special place in my heart! My family loves being together here spending quality family time together. Most beautiful sunsets to watch as you eat on the quaint balcony. Down to earth and real place. If one doesn't appreciate character but prefers generic cookie cutter then this probably would not be the place for you.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

While the decor was a bit dated, the cleanliness and view surpassed my expectations. From our bottom floor room, you could walk right out to the beach. Quiet. Peaceful. Next time we are in the area, we will stay here again.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
Thank VegasHolly
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Address: 1265 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3632
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range: $122 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pinestead Reef Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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