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Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great resort, the drinks and bartending is great, Matt Weatherholt is a stellar bartender!!! Give the guy a raise!!!! Very professional and thanked my friend and I for our military service! The drinks are awesome and the service is great!!!

Awesome Bartender Matt Weatherholt, super friendly and professional. Fast service and great personality. Will defiantly come back, highly recommend this place. Great view of the bay too. If you're in town defiantly stop by and see Matt. For sure deserves a raise!!!

Don't expect a great value in Traverse City in the summer time as they have 3 months each year to make their money. This hotel has a primo location and a very nice outdoor patio for food and drinks which we really enjoyed. The hotel itself has some wear and tear on it, but I've seen better and much worse. We were on the 2nd floor in the middle and the DJ on Friday night had the bass turned up as high as he could and our room just shook, but we didn't complain as it's summer time in TC. If you get a good rate, you will like this hotel more.

Location is the best part plus some nice amenities. The indoor pool area was dirty specifically the wad of hair that someone could've slipped in. This morning we wouldn't have had breakfast if it wasn't for the host Caleb who tried his best to get us a server and nobody seemed interested. Caleb was the best part saving the day taking our orders.

Had a great time! Hotel and staff were fantastic! Location is perfect! Rooms are clean. We included breakfast in our stay and it was worth it. Full buffet or if the menu. Waitress was very friendly. Starbucks inside the hotel. Just a walk to the downtown shops. Everything was great!!!!

This is the quintessential 3-1/2 star hotel. It has everything you could want... indoor pool, outdoor pool, game room, private beach, club, beach bar, etc... but many of the amenities felt a bit dated. The room we stayed in was nice and looked to be recently renovated. The bathroom reno had more of a "lipstick on the pig" feel. Fresh wallpaper, new countertop, but dingy old tile, tub and floor. It was clean though and overall good bang for the buck. The one thing that blew us away was the location. It is right on the bay which provided awesome sunset views from the private beach. It is also just a short walk to town. It was a great value as it was priced similarly to other hotels with fewer amenities further away from town.

We had an excellent time at West Bay beach, a Holiday Inn Resort. We stayed one overnight for a birthday retreat. We sat out at the Bayou patio and enjoyed drinks and music. The next morning we went back out to the patio in the afternoon and talked with Tommy Rioux while having more drinks. Tommy is such a nice guy! Great to see that he works for you! We will be back! Great conversation Tommy... we look forward to seeing you again! Thanks Andrea

Came to Traverse City, Michigan for a birthday celebration. Wonderful treatment by Tommy Rioux and his staff. Despite the weather, we enjoyed hanging out at the Bayou. Caitlin was very sweet and made our time there a blast! Thanks for the accommodations and great time!

We stayed here for 5 days and were treated with great hospitality the entire time. The staff was helpful from the front desk to the breakfast staff in the mornings. The indoor and outdoor pools were both kept nice, as well as the beach area outside of the outdoor patio, so we were able to enjoy time together with our 14 month old daughter without worrying about cleanliness. The sunset views were indescribable from the patio dining and we had the best server, Lindsay, which was the main reason we returned to the restaurant the next night. We can't wait to come back to visit Traverse City & stay here again. Thanks to your entire staff for making our trip an experience to remember!

My wife and I were served by a delightful young man named Milos Plavsic, a Serb who was mastering English. He was dedicated, alert and extremely cordial. Thanks to his service, we are likely to return

615 E Front Street Traverse City MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach places you within a leisurely stroll of Traverse City Beach and Traverse Area District Library. This 179-room, 3-star hotel has 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. It's on a lake and also a short walk from Clinch Park and Bryant Park.


Enjoy dining at CWs Blue Water Bistro, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


The 179 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach features a nightclub, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 827 reviews