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ParkShore Resort

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

You get what you pay for with this hotel. The biggest pro for this hotel is its location right on East Grand Traverse Bay. We were able to walk right out of our room onto a little patio on the beach. The views are incredible. Unfortunately, our room was right next to the elevator and was a little noisy. Next time I will make sure to request a room on an upper floor. The hairdryer in our bathroom broke after about two minutes of use and luckily one of the cleaning personnel was willing and able to install a new one right away. I think that if the owner were willing to invest a little bit more money in nicer linens and décor it could be a very nice hotel.

We will love to stay here again!!! Very clean & comfortable, we loved the terrace, enjoyed the beautiful view of lake Michigan.

Hotel is nice, could use an update in some areas. There is no bathroom vanity just a sink which which is fairly inconvenient. The TVs are pretty small in the rooms also. Other than that it was clean, the staff was great and served its purpose for the weekend! We went in Feb so being close to the beach wasn’t accessible but in the summer months it would be perfect!

Nice clean place. Very friendly helpful staff. I’ve been here twice and both times have been great experiences.

It was a pleasant stay. Extremely small tv in room. Overall I would stay again for the price I paid. I had a discount I would not pay more for what it is.

Ordered nachos from the lounge, they were horrible.

Entering the hotel you are hit with the horrible smell of chlorine and cigarette smoke and greeted by decor that has been poorly kept since the 60s. Unbeknownst to us, we had booked a room with a whirlpool (poor advertising on the part of Orbitz) and were shocked to find there was no availability to change us to something else. The room itself was clean but awkward, having only one end table, a jerry-rigged TV, and no decorative touches. The floor also had shoe prints all over it and the kitchenette sink did not work. This hotel is also located too far from Traverse City to enjoy a nice walk in. Overall, for the $200 we paid for the night we expected a great deal more.

We arrived in our room to find a guy laying on the bed...front staff gave us the wrong room :( the showe was going from warm water to very cold also...walls are thin, had to turn on the fan room to not hear next room...nice view though

Bed was not comfortable, neither was the furniture. But I guess you get what you pay for

Smelled bad in the room and around the hotel. Could of had better service during breakfast at the hotel (breakfast was good). No hotel staff interaction at all. The coffee was not the best.

Took our teenaged boys on a quick trip before the oldest leaves for college, the bunk bed suite was perfect for our family of four. Great views of the water and easy access onto the beach. Wish breakfast was included for the price we paid. Rooms could use some updates (the hungry caterpiller sheets on the bunks were very worn and the bathroom is showing its age) but the room was clean and comfortable. Front desk mistakenly billed our credit card despite already having the money thru Orbitz but issued the credit the following day.

took them 2 days to fix outdoor shower valve on beach.tracked all that sand into hotel lobby and into my room.after 3 night stay and 2 reports the ice machine on my 4th floor still did not work at all.carpet outdated and dirty.front desk person gave me bad directions to winery location.front desk had to correct my total bill twice before getting it right.First and last time this hotel will get my money

Great hotel and location. Very nice view and beach just few steps from the hotel.

We stayed for 2 nights. Check in was fast and efficient. The hotel has a restaurant that offers room service at a very reasonable rate. We had a room facing the water with a small balcony which was very nice. Hotel has beach access but looks nothing like the attractive photos the hotel has posted. The hotel is showing its age and could use updating. There's nothing "resort" about it.

Comfortable and quiet hotel. Nice view of the Bay.

Disappointing,pool was freezing,breakfast was minimal and stairway dirty..Overpriced for what pictures are shown.

Front desk was friendly and helpful but property needs work. Bed was uncomfortable, pillows were thin, towels were dingy, shower spray was weak, TV was tiny. Took my kids to the pool - we had to go to back to the front desk to sign out towels then check them back in at the front desk after we were done swimming. Just not up to today's standards.

Beach is awesome; road is noisy. Food at the restaurant was great!! Staff was awesome, very accommodating and friendly.

Room heater was loud and made sleeping difficult.

Great beach for a family vacation! We loved happy hour too.

1401 US 31 North Traverse City MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

ParkShore Resort places you next to Traverse City State Park and within a 10-minute walk of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. This 80-room hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant and conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also near Mt. Holiday Ski Area and The Dennos Museum Center.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Park Shore Lounge, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 80 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

At ParkShore Resort, guests have access to an indoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Guest reviews for ParkShore Resort

Everyone (18) Couples (99) Business (14) Family (44) Friends (15) Other (7)
4
Couples

You get what you pay for with this hotel. The biggest pro for this hotel is its location right on East Grand Traverse Bay. We were able to walk right out of our room onto a little patio on the beach. The views are incredible. Unfortunately, our room was right next to the elevator and was a little noisy. Next time I will make sure to request a room on an upper floor. The hairdryer in our bathroom broke after about two minutes of use and luckily one of the cleaning personnel was willing and able to install a new one right away. I think that if the owner were willing to invest a little bit more money in nicer linens and décor it could be a very nice hotel.

By on Apr 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 3, 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and we will work hard to make those improvements.

5

clean and comfortable

Everyone

We will love to stay here again!!! Very clean & comfortable, we loved the terrace, enjoyed the beautiful view of lake Michigan.

By on Mar 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 20, 2018

Thank you so much for the great review, we loved having you here and we can't wait to see you again.

4

close to downtown

Everyone

Hotel is nice, could use an update in some areas. There is no bathroom vanity just a sink which which is fairly inconvenient. The TVs are pretty small in the rooms also. Other than that it was clean, the staff was great and served its purpose for the weekend! We went in Feb so being close to the beach wasn’t accessible but in the summer months it would be perfect!

By , from michigan on Feb 10, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 11, 2018

Thank you for choosing the ParkShore Resort and for the great review we hope that you will come back and check out that beach next summer.

5

nice place

Everyone

Nice clean place. Very friendly helpful staff. I’ve been here twice and both times have been great experiences.

By , from Lansing Mi on Feb 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 9, 2018

That's great news! We work hard to be sure that our guests enjoy their stay and when we hear comments like that it makes our day. Please coma back and see us again soon.

4

nice hotel

Everyone

It was a pleasant stay. Extremely small tv in room. Overall I would stay again for the price I paid. I had a discount I would not pay more for what it is.

By , from Midland on Jan 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 3, 2018

Thank you for the great feedback I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we loved having you here please come see us again soon.

4
Everyone

Ordered nachos from the lounge, they were horrible.

By on Nov 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 26, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, it looks like your experience with the resort was good but you were not happy with an appetizer in the restaurant and lounge. I am sorry sorry about that and we will do our best to correct that issue immediately. Please come back and try us again soon.

2

disappointing.

Everyone

Entering the hotel you are hit with the horrible smell of chlorine and cigarette smoke and greeted by decor that has been poorly kept since the 60s. Unbeknownst to us, we had booked a room with a whirlpool (poor advertising on the part of Orbitz) and were shocked to find there was no availability to change us to something else. The room itself was clean but awkward, having only one end table, a jerry-rigged TV, and no decorative touches. The floor also had shoe prints all over it and the kitchenette sink did not work. This hotel is also located too far from Traverse City to enjoy a nice walk in. Overall, for the $200 we paid for the night we expected a great deal more.

By on Oct 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 25, 2017

I am so sorry that you had that experience and we are working hard to make sure that doesn't happen to anyone else. thank you so much for letting us know.

3
Everyone

We arrived in our room to find a guy laying on the bed...front staff gave us the wrong room :( the showe was going from warm water to very cold also...walls are thin, had to turn on the fan room to not hear next room...nice view though

By , from MI - Michigan on Oct 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience we will do our best to get those issues corrected and we hope that you will allow us another opportunity to better serve you in the future.

3

price was fine

Everyone

Bed was not comfortable, neither was the furniture. But I guess you get what you pay for

By on Aug 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 26, 2017

Thank you for sharing your your experience and we apologize that you had those issues we will address them immediately and I hope that you will allow us another opportunity to better serve you.

3
Everyone

Smelled bad in the room and around the hotel. Could of had better service during breakfast at the hotel (breakfast was good). No hotel staff interaction at all. The coffee was not the best.

By , from traver city on Aug 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 24, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience, I apologize that you were not able to interact with the staff more and I hope that you will come back and allow us another opportunity to better serve you.