by Hilarey Wojtowicz
The new West Bay Beach – A Holiday Inn Resort opened in November 2013 and offers families accommodations right on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay. With more than 170 rooms, including KidSuites, guestrooms designed for families with children, the Michigan resort allows families to enjoy both the city and the beach while on vacation. Choose to stay in a standard guestroom, an executive club room or a suite. All come with king or double bed options. Every room also comes with an in-room mini-fridge, as well as Internet and flat-screen, High-Def televisions.
Resort activities include beach sports, water sports, two pools, a game room and more. Dine at one of the two onsite restaurants, The Bistro, which serves breakfast and dinner, or Shimmer’s On The Bay, which serves lunch and dinner, or head downtown to one of the local restaurants, just minutes from the hotel. Enjoy free onsite parking, pet-friendly accommodations for just $15 per pet, per night and live entertainment daily.
Our Editor Loves
- KidSuites - guestrooms designed for children
- Pet-friendly accommodations
- In-room refrigerators
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
I liked the location and ambiance of this hotel however the service wasn't great. The beach bar should be fun but the service and music is not except when they host live bands in certain nights. My friends and family all enjoy EDM (Electronic Dance Music) but they do not play it there. I asked Matt who is the only great employee they have in the beach bar who told me their IHG Regional Mgr told him they could not play EDM. He had been playing it and selecting a great mix which is why I liked going there. No...instead they can play rap with bad words and other lame music. Too bad because this place could be so much more than it is! They need to listen to Matt and his ideas....he is a great example of a hard working positive employee!
by Hailee H
We visited in the off season, so the hotel was quite quiet. Our room was clean and had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable, and the shower was decent. I ordered food from their breakfast restaurant, and was pleasantly surprised. Room service was also good. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful throughout the entire stay. The indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna were in good shape. I wasn't as impressed by the views from the room as I thought I might be, but it was nice and we could see the lake.