West Bay Beach – A Holiday Inn Resort

615 E. Front Street , Traverse City, 49686, MI

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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

Family Interests

  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Sailing
  • Water Sports

Family Amenities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Laundry
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool
  • Refrigerator


Reservation Canceled By Hotel Two Weeks Before Stay

by Allen F

We had a reservation that was booked 6 months ago through the IHG website for the July 4th holiday. I received an email today informing me that they had canceled the reservation because they were no longer an IHG property. Spoke with the GM, "Michael", who told me he would re-book the reservation for $300 more than my original reservation would have cost. So, if you enjoy the excitement of wondering whether your reservation will be honored, or canceled at the last minute, this is the property for you!!!

The best hotel experience ever

by Scott D

My wife and I travel all of the time all around the country at a lot of nice hotels, but have never had the coustomer experience like we did here. I never write reviews on hotels but This place was awesome. We have traveled and stayed at a lot of 4 and 5 star hotels acrossed the country from Hawaii, Vegas, Nashville, and so many more. And non of them have ever matched the caring and willingness as this place did for its guest. we were celebrating our five year anniversary and decided to go to traverse city for the first time... upon arrival to the hotel about four hours before check-in and they allowed us to check in early. The front desk person checked us in, his name was Alex Alger, the guy was top notch while I was checking us in, I asked if there was like any cool hidden spots around that would be good for my wife and I to check out, he told me there wasn't really any hidden spots but sleeping bear dunes was awesome for sunsets and he was trying to think of other things as well and let me know in a little bit. So after getting settled in our room we decided to go to the pool and have a few drinks in the sun. I got a text from Alex, saying he would like to do something special for our 5 yr. He went all out when we got back to our room later that night from downtown and a walk on the beach, there was rose peddles leading from the door to the bed, with a bottle of champagne chocolate covered cherries hotel gift cards complementary breakfast cards, souvenirs from the shop and incredibly decorated plus more. He took and kept Communication with me via text and really helped make this trip memorable. The guy really needs to get a raise or somthing. On top of that the hotel was awesome was in a great location right on the Bay and a couple hundred yards of downtown. They also have a free shuttle that takes you anywhere you want for the most part. The patio was awesome Big with a live band and a bar that led to the outdoor pool, it has a few nice restaurants in it along with a Starbucks and a night club... a lot of people complain about hearing noise from the nightclub in the rooms at night time which is a lie our room was right above it couldn't hear it at all. We were not able to check out half of the hotel cause they were remodeling it, which is ok you can't be mad at a place that is making itself even better for the future guests and it will give us something to look forward to the next time that we stay. If you are looking for a great hotel with a great staff than look no further than here you will not regret it. I would give this hotel a rating of 5/5.