by Hilarey Wojtowicz
West Bay Beach, a Delamar Resort opened in November 2013 and offers 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 free Wi-Fi.
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 and live entertainment daily.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront hotel
- Onsite restaurant
- Pet-friendly rooms
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
Don’t let the lack of balconies fool you, this resort has plenty on picturesque views of the bay! With the recent upgrade, West Bay Beach Resort doesn’t disappoint with its newly designed suites and rooms. (All rooms are designed around ceiling to floor windows.)
No dog smell in our room at all. I was discouraged by the Pet Policy and really thought twice about staying there and I’m glad I took the leap of faith. Despite plenty of adorable puppies, there was no sign of any pets hosted in our room. No smell, no stains etc..... I typically don’t want to stay where pets are allowed. But it was fine here.
The customer services was great in the bar area. Each weekend night in THE VIEW nightclub offered drinks, dancing with a great DJ and football. Lots of post wedding parties gathered in this spot for nighttime fun!!
The Breakfast place seemed short staffed but despite that, the service was quick and on point. The front desk was helpful and their maintenance man, Scott was super helpful when we couldn’t figure out how to lock our newly installed door.
I would highly recommend West Bay Beach.
Staff was very helpful, we asked them a lot of questions about the area. Rooms were very nice. The beds were the most comfortable. The shuttle service was the most helpful to us. Breakfast was nice and the waiter was most friendly.