ParkShore Resort ★★★

3.8 /5
Overall score
83%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4
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Overview

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.

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.

Dining

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

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.

Highlights

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

Nearby 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

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)

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.

Dining

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

Recommendations for you

Guest score 3.2 / 5
$45
Guest score 3.6 / 5
$44
Guest score 5.0 / 5
$63
Guest score 3.0 / 5
$59
Guest score 4.1 / 5
$89

Amenities

Featured

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Laundry service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Conference facilities

Internet

  • Free internet

Parking

  • Free parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

3.8 /5 Overall score

83% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.8/5
  • Cleanliness: 4/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.9/5
  • Comfort: 4/5
  • Location: 4.5/5
  • Value: 4/5

Great Beach

Would recommend Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Great beach for a family vacation! We loved happy hour too.

| Rochester Hills Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Rather Disappointing Overall

Would not recommend Thu, Jul 30, 2015
I searched online for a hotel in the Traverse City area for my husband and myself as we were having a few days vacation and thought upper Michigan would be a nice place. In reading the other reviews of this hotel I noted that they were mixed but thought I would take a chance. Sadly, I was disappointed - and that was with taking my Diva attitude down considerably. Our room was on the 2nd floor and we faced the parking lot - which was fine but there was no balcony and the front awning/cover of the hotel obstructed most of our window. The room was showing its age and looked rather worn out. Our bed was king size as requested and came with four pillows but they were the saddest pillows EVER! They were about the size of a throw pillow for a chair and just as hard. I know that pillow plumpness is a personal thing but the size was ridiculous. The hotel offered a hot buffet breakfast in the morning at $7.99 per person but only $5.99 if you were a hotel guest. As the hotel did have a restaurant I presumed that the breakfast would be fairly good. However, for me and my husband it was not. Everything seemed to be very cheaply done with plastic plates, cups and utensils. The french toast was soggy and chewy. The bacon had seem better days and the scrambled eggs were gray. I stuck to a self-toasted bagel and some cold cereal to be on the safe side and my husband tried the other selections so the comments are his. So even for $5.99 it was not good at all! For the remainder of our stay we went out to breakfast and had great food for just a bit more money. When we went down to breakfast we had put our do not disturb sign on the door so that when we came back we would not interrupt having our room cleaned. We then went out around 11:30 and removed the sign but when we returned at the end of the day our room had not been touched. I asked at the front desk if we missed having our room done due our not leaving until 11:30 and was told that no we should have still had our room taken care of as the staff don't leave until around 2:00 or so and should have come back. But it was noted and the next few days were fine. Although, I tried using the hair dryer the next morning and it died so I left I note for housekeeping. When we returned our room was clean, my note was still there but the dryer still didn't work. On our way out later I mentioned it to the front desk staff asking if housekeeping had let them know and they said that they hadn't been advised but would take care of it - which they did by the time we returned. Perhaps my mistake was thinking housekeeping would pass my message along were as I should have advised myself. The hotel was on a beach which was very nice with plenty of lounge chairs but no shade anywhere - make sure you bring your own shade umbrella if too much sun is an issue. I thought that we got a deal but for the monies paid I was very disappointed and next time will check out something along the lines of a regular hotel not a resort. Which is where another couple that we met stayed and they said it was much better than how ours sounded. While I thought I was booked a resort facility for our vacation I was pretty disappointed. And yes, I have stayed in plenty of lower cost hotels so I'm not such a diva. Perhaps for others this place would be great - especially with children with the beach right there. The water and sand were very clean so it was a nice beach area. I would be very hesitant to recommend this hotel to others unless I knew what their expectations would be.

| N/A Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Awesome Trip

Would recommend Fri, Jul 10, 2015
We had a wonderful time. The staff of the hotel was all excellent!! The view from our room of the bay was beautiful!!

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Traverse City Comedy Festival

Would recommend Thu, Jun 18, 2015
Loved it, even though it was the coldest weather possible!

| Algonac Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

weekend get a way with my wife

Would recommend Wed, Jan 21, 2015
we had and awesome time staff was nice had a great time looking for a weekend go to the park shore resort

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

short getaway

Would recommend Wed, Jan 21, 2015
hotel and staff were great quick check-in nice restaurant and lounge with live entertainment

| grand rapids Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great girlfriend weekend

Would recommend Fri, Dec 5, 2014
Used my rewards for room which was awesome price to stay. Balcony open to the beautiful waters of Grand Traverse Bay. Ideally located to get to shopping, dining and casino. Casino pick up at the hotel. Great bar and music at night. Would stay again!!

| Petoskey, MI Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Holiday Getaway

Would recommend Mon, Dec 1, 2014
We spent 3 nights at the Parkshore. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff very helpful. The location is just outside of the bustle of downtown Traverse City which was just where we wanted to be. Added bonuses were the indoor pool and hot tub and the restaurant/bar. Happy hour prices were great and the food was good. We'd go back!

| Mid Michigan Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Parkshore Resort

Would recommend Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Very nice hotel and staff. Has a bar/restaurant attached if you desire. Some rooms overlook the bay on Lake Michigan which is beautiful!

Nightlife hint

Lots of fun restaurants and bars downtown!

| Battle Creek Mi Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Nice Place, nice staff

Would recommend Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Nice place and staff was very friendly and helpful but had some fruit flies in the room :(

| Waterford, MI Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

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.