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Elberta Beach - 4 min drive
4.9/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)
Elberta/Frankfort, MI

"This property is a great place to stay! We picked this home because our daughter was getting married at the Elberta Life Saving Station which is in walking distance from this home. The home was very clean and comfortable. It has everything you need. The owner is quick to respond if you need anything. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Escape to Beautiful Lake Michigan!
Grand Traverse Bay Lake View Condo
The price is $119 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21
Traverse City State Park - 5 min drive
4.7/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Very nice place and great location...

"Very nice place and great location- Had a great vacation, stayed 4 nights. Cute condo, love that the beach had rentals, Jet ski‘s, kayaks, paddle-boards, boats. I would stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Grand Traverse Bay Lake View Condo
Bayshore Resort
Great for beach vacations
3 out of 5
833 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
Clinch Park Beach - 10 min walk
4.6/5Exceptional! (800 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, indoor pool
Travelers say...

"LOVED IT!!! The room/hotel was clean. The private beach was beautiful and never crowded at any point in the day. The person who checked us in when we arrived super late was very KIND. Last minute, we decided to come a day earlier and had to book the extra day through another platform. Our reservation ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Bayshore Resort

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The Baywatch Resort
3 out of 5
1529 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is $110 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
Traverse City State Park - 2 min walk
4.6/5Exceptional! (384 reviews)

"Pick a first floor room facing the bay and you will only be a few steps away from the water. Excellent location!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

The Baywatch Resort
Grand Beach Resort Hotel
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
1683 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is $80 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
Traverse City State Park - 2 min walk
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,375 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Travelers say...

"I liked having plenty of space for kids to run around in our suite. We were right next to an elevator but somehow with how the room is set up and with the air conditioner, we heard outside noise maybe 2 times, which was nice! The beach is smaller than it looks in the pictures but still really nice ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Grand Beach Resort Hotel
Cherry Tree Inn & Suites
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
2345 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is $126 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
Traverse City State Park - 17 min walk
4.5/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"Everything was great and exceeded our expectation I would come back every time I have a trip their way"…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Cherry Tree Inn & Suites
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
1773 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is $80 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
Traverse City State Park - 4 min walk
4.5/5Wonderful! (947 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Travelers say...

"Loved the place! Bright clean building with every amenity we needed. And it was right on the beach. They did a good job covering all concerns in this time of Covid. We’ll definitely visit again!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2020

Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Harbor Lights Resort
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
15 S. Second Street, Frankfort, MI
The price is $95 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20
Frankfort Beach - Beachfront property
4.4/5Wonderful! (391 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, indoor pool
Travelers say...

"The resort is uniquely situated at the harbor and beach in downtown Frankfort. The views should be spectacular. Our unit, however, had a view of the parking lot. We arrived the day after Labor Day, so there should have been a better unit available for us than that. Also, we were there for three nights ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Harbor Lights Resort
GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Traverse City
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
1614 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28
Traverse City State Park - 3 min walk
4.4/5Excellent! (1,350 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, indoor pool
Travelers say...

"Night shift manager took care of our room issue quickly and efficient. Also took care of unruly guest! Awesome job!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Traverse City
Pinestead Reef Resort
Great for beach vacations
4 out of 5
1265 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $119 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19
Traverse City State Park - Beachfront property
4.3/5Excellent! (168 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, sun loungers, indoor pool
Travelers say...

"Currently under renovation, had no idea when we booked. Our room was clean but rather outdated."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Pinestead Reef Resort
Spacious Rooms With Breathtaking Panoramic Views Of The Beach
Great for beach vacations
The price is $109 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8
Traverse City State Park - 14 min walk
4.2/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, sun loungers, outdoor pool
Great room!

"This was a great room for my husband and I for our anniversary. The room is very comfortable and the high ceilings make it feel bigger than it is. The bed is comfortable, the Jacuzzi tub is a huge bonus and we would definitely book this property again. My ONLY complaint is the air-conditioner. It's ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Spacious Rooms With Breathtaking Panoramic Views Of The Beach
Empire Lakeshore Inn
2.5 out of 5
11730 S. Lacore Rd, Empire, MI
The price is $120 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
4.2/5Very Good! (284 reviews)

"Pros: the room was fairly clean. We stripped the bed and used our own sheets, blankets and pillows (which is what we always do because I cannot sleep any other way) the bed was extremely comfortable I’ll say. The WiFi was also reasonably good. It did cut out a few times. Walking distance from Lake ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Empire Lakeshore Inn
Pointes North Beachfront Hotel
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
2211 U.S. 31 North, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $99 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
Traverse City State Park - 15 min walk
4.1/5Very Good! (459 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"Nice just on the beach and we got the room with the bay view. Balcony to sit and enjoy the beautiful view."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Pointes North Beachfront Hotel
West Bay Beach-A Delamar Resort
Great for beach vacations
3 out of 5
615 E Front Street, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $165 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
Clinch Park Beach - 3 min walk
4.1/5Very Good! (928 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"This is a beautiful hotel. Perfect outside patio by the water. Would definitely say here again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

West Bay Beach-A Delamar Resort
ParkShore Resort
Great for beach vacations
2 out of 5
1401 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $120 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28
Traverse City State Park - Beachfront property
4.1/5Very Good! (975 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, indoor pool
Travelers say...

"Nice place, room was a little outdated but overall okay."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

ParkShore Resort
Hampton Inn Traverse City
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
1000 U S 31 N, Traverse City, MI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $130 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12
Traverse City State Park - 2 min walk
4.1/5Very Good! (756 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, indoor pool
Travelers say...

"They enforce the social distancing and accommodation to room service."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Hampton Inn Traverse City
The Beach Haus Resort
2 out of 5
1489 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI
The price is $100 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1
Traverse City State Park - Beachfront property
4/5Very Good! (215 reviews)

"Great location, great beach, great lawn, and well appointed room. Generous sized beach compared to neighbors, jet ski and boat rentals next door, market and good food across the street. Pirates Cove a 3 minute walk away. First floor rooms have direct access to generous well manicured lawn with tables ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

The Beach Haus Resort
Park Place Hotel
Great for beach vacations
3 out of 5
300 E State St, Traverse City, MI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $147 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
Clinch Park Beach - 3 min walk
3.9/5Very Good! (926 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, kids pool
Travelers say...

"Clean rooms, nice location. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We brought our dog along and the hotel was a great place to stay with our dog."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

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Beach Hotels in Traverse City

Known for its beaches and festivals, Traverse City offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway. With 100 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this destination, it's easy to find one that meets your needs.

As you browse for a place to stay by the water in Traverse City, check out these top-rated beach hotels with positive customer reviews.

ParkShore Resort - 2 hotel on Traverse City State Park. It features an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Guests love the central location and breakfast.

Bayshore Resort - 3 hotel a private beach. Our travelers recommend its pool and shopping. This hotel boasts an indoor pool, daily, and a spa tub.

Park Place Hotel - 3 hotel, 3-minute walk from Traverse City Beach. It offers a restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access, and free self parking. Guest reviews highlight the beach and breakfast.

Pinestead Reef Resort - 4 apartment on Traverse City State Park. It features a private beach, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Activities include volleyball. Guests love the beach and cleanliness.

Empire Lakeshore Inn - 2.5 motel a nearby private beach. Our travelers recommend its beach and overall comfort. This motel boasts complimentary wireless Internet access, free self parking, and LCD televisions.

Planning Your Trip to Traverse City

Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 79°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, March, and December, with an average temperature of 16°F
  • Driest months: February, March, December, and May, with an average rainfall of 2.11 inches
  • Rainiest months: September, August, October, and June, with an average rainfall of 3.33 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Traverse City

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you can't wait to check out the beaches, head to Traverse City Beach or Traverse City State Park for a relaxing day by the water. Discover the area's festivals and lakeside setting, and make time for local attractions like City Opera House and Clinch Park. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Traverse City Visitor Center or Old Town Playhouse. Visitors also enjoy Traverse City for its:
  • Wineries
  • Breweries
  • Boating
  • Golfing
  • Tours
  • Shopping

Getting Around Traverse City

To get to Traverse City, book a flight to Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital), the closest major airport, which is located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the city center. If you'd like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

Frequently asked questions

What is Traverse City like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its beaches and festivals, Traverse City offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway.
What's the best place for a beach vacation in Traverse City?
Grand Beach Resort Hotel is a top beachfront hotel with an indoor pool and free breakfast, and it’s located close to Traverse City State Park. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Sugar Beach Resort Hotel and ParkShore Resort.
How many beach hotels will I be able to find in Traverse City?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 73 hotels in Traverse City for your beachside break.
When's the best time for a beach vacation in Traverse City?
You can plan your beach trip with this snapshot of year-round temperatures in Traverse City: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 65°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 25°F. The snowiest months in Traverse City are January, February, November, and December, with each month seeing an average of 30 inches of snowfall.
What is there to see and do around Traverse City?
After arriving and settling in at your hotel, you might want to venture out and explore everything Traverse City has to offer. If you’re excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at Clinch Park or Clinch Park Beach. Discover the area’s festivals and lakeside setting, and make time for local attractions like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Torch Lake. You can also pay a visit to Front Street or Turtle Creek Casino for more to see and do.
What's the best way to get to my beach hotel in Traverse City?
Here’s some information to help you get to and around your beach accommodation in Traverse City more easily: Make your way to Traverse City with a flight to Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), the closest major airport which is located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away. If you’d like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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