ParkShore Resort

3 stars
1401 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
172 reviews
Great Stay

Friendly staff, perfect waterfront location, a little outside the downtown area but well worth it.... See full review

  • Asoave81
  • Aug 25, 2014
Wonderful place to get away

The hotel and beach were wonderful. The staff and proprietors were fabulous! It was a laid back fun... See full review

  • Skmie
  • Aug 20, 2014
Views are grand at this bayfront Traverse City hotel

Situated on the shore of the Grand Traverse Bay, the ParkShore Resort provides a private beach and grand views. Guests enjoy hotel amenities such as an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and a cocktail lounge. Guest rooms provide either a view of the bay or a view of the Grand Traverse City Park across the street. Some rooms also offer balconies and/or whirlpool baths. High-speed Internet access is complimentary.

Highlights
  • Located on a private beach
  • Select guest rooms include balconies overlooking the bay
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Cocktail lounge with live weekend entertainment
Location

Traverse City, dubbed the Cherry Capital of the World, produces more than 75 million pounds of cherries a year. The area also boasts six ski areas within 35 miles and more than 30 golf courses.  Guests also enjoy nearby wineries and miles of beaches.

Rooms

The four-story ParkShore Resort has 80 guest rooms and suites, all with premium bedding and mini-refrigerators. Televisions include cable and high-speed Internet access is complimentary. Other standard amenities include an in-room safe, hair-dryer, iron/ironing board and coffee-maker. Select rooms include balconies and/or Jacuzzi baths. Guests may choose either a view of the bay or of the adjacent Grand Traverse City Park.

Dining

The ParkShore Lounge provides a full dinner menu and a happy hour daily. Room service is available.

Recreation

Guests enjoy a heated indoor pool and spa, and fitness room. Water sports enthusiasts take advantage of on-site boat rentals, including sail boats, pontoon boats, kayaks, jet ski boats and more. A short walk from the hotel is the Pirate's Cove Adventure Park, which offers family-fun activities including mini-golf, go-carts, bumper boats and water slides.

Transportation
  • Cherry Capital Airport (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Greyhound Bus Station (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
  • Detroit Metro Airport (267 mi/429 km)
Attractions
  • East Grand Traverse Bay (Adjacent)
  • Traverse City State Park (Across the street)
  • Pirate's Cove Adventure Park (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Dennos Museum Center (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Grand Traverse Resort and Spa (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Turtle Creek Casino (7 mi/11.3 km)
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (28 mi/45 km)
Business
  • Internet kiosk in lobby
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Free limited copy services available

ParkShore Resort Rooms

Parkview Room
One King Bed. Our Parkview rooms ensure comfort and style with a view of the Grand Traverse State Park
Courtside Room
Two Queen Beds. Courtside room offers a gorgeous view of Grand Traverse Bay from a private balcony.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

44.7472 -85.5494
Area served
Traverse City, Michigan
Nearby airports
Cherry Capital Airport-TVC
Area description
Traverse City, Michigan’s finest beachfront resort located on Grand Traverse Bay. A Northern Michigan vacation destination place!

Dining

Parkshore Lounge
The ParkShore lounge offers upscale casual dining - serving a lite menu, happy hour and live entertainment.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Offering conference facilities for business meetings and seminars.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (172)

Ratings and reviews for ParkShore Resort

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
172 out of 172
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of ParkShore Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
midland, mi
Jun 24, 2011

Great Quiet Beachside location!

Room was better than expected! We had a beachfront view from our balcony which was amazing. The beach was clean and well groomed. The room itself was amazing. Super clean and had every amenity that you could need (including a fridge which was a great surprise for us!). They had a great restaurant/bar downstairs with some great food! We can't wait to stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of ParkShore Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yeddi
Battle Creek, MI
Jun 15, 2011

Great 3 day escape

Nice private beach. Along with a great breakfast buffet and nice clean rooms. Pool was very nice aswell. All around very pleased!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of ParkShore Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dietmar
Business
Graz, Austria
Jun 12, 2011

very friendly staff

very helpful staff, got an upgrade, early move-in, clean and confortable, beautiful setting on the lake shore

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of ParkShore Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Overdue for Time Off
Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 10, 2011

Exceptional Value for our Stay

Wonderful midweek escape and the view was awesome! Very clean, comfortable bed and restaurant/bar on site with great happy hour!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of ParkShore Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Michigan
Jun 5, 2011

Parkshore

Room was ok, does need updates, and smelled like stale cigrarette smoke. Beach was nice though, and right next to the public beach also.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of ParkShore Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Kalamazoo, MI
Jun 1, 2011

great beach

The staff was very pleasant. the beach & beach chairs were great. One of our room chairs was very stained, questioned if they had been left on the balcony & rained on. Breakfast buffet small & limited, but quicker & probably cheaper than running out to local restaurant. several choices & restocked quickly when low.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of ParkShore Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Birmingham, MI
May 28, 2011

very good

just a short stay but the staff was very friendly, the room was clean, and it was a great value. I will stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of ParkShore Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
seattle wa
May 23, 2011

great place

wonderful location, great restaurant, hard bed, nice room and view

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of ParkShore Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Michigan
May 1, 2011

Relaxing

It was nice and relaxing, I would of liked a receipt when checking out. So how do I get a receipt for my stay?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of ParkShore Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Flint, mi
Apr 21, 2011

Not very impressed

when we first got there the worker was very nice and friendly! Later that night we went and got in the hot tub....it was nasty...hair floating all over in it and you could see the dirt floating in the foam. So we went up and took showers right away! The tub did not drain. When we got up the next morning the tub was still full of water! We also ate at the lounge that was there and was not impressed at all. As a matter of fact my chicken was spoiled on my nachos I got! Bed was comfortable that was about the only good thing. O and breakfast is not free!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
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