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2.5 out of 5
1683 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
$98/night
Sep 3 - Sep 4
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,864 reviews)

"Nice waterfront property. Only bad thing was slow WIFI and disappointing breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Grand Beach Resort Hotel
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2.5 out of 5
1773 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
$98/night
Sep 3 - Sep 4
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,376 reviews)

"The staff members were all friendly. The beach area was great, and the fact that there were available beach toys to borrow on the property was terrific!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
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2 out of 5
1401 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI
Free Cancellation
$120/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4/5Very Good! (1,059 reviews)

"This was our fourth stay at ParkShore, and we’ve never been disappointed! We always stay in the family suite, with a balcony over looking the beach, which is breath taking! The staff is always welcoming and accommodating! We will be back!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

ParkShore Resort
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3 out of 5
833 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI
Free Cancellation
$139/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.6/5Exceptional! (531 reviews)

"Right on the lake, rooms have balconies and walking distance to town."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Bayshore Resort
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3 out of 5
615 E Front Street, Traverse City, MI
$102/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.1/5Very Good! (658 reviews)

"We loved the location and extremely friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

West Bay Beach-A Delamar Resort
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2 out of 5
1489 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI
$110/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4/5Very Good! (147 reviews)

"The property has a perfect layout and great view of the bay"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

The Beach Haus Resort
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2.5 out of 5
2345 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
$209/night
Aug 26 - Aug 27
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,143 reviews)

"Great hotel. Very clean. The indoor & outdoor pools and hot tubs were great. The complimentary shuttle downtown was so easy to use."…"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Cherry Tree Inn & Suites
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2.5 out of 5
15 S. Second Street, Frankfort, MI
$125/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (332 reviews)

"Excellent location. Able to walk wherever we needed to go"…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Harbor Lights Resort
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3 out of 5
300 E State St, Traverse City, MI
$120/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
3.9/5Good! (1,146 reviews)

"Very nice room. Easy access to downtown. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Park Place Hotel
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1529 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
$120/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.6/5Exceptional! (253 reviews)

"Location great, views great. Close to downtown Traverse City (5 minutes). Plenty to do in the area."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

The Baywatch Resort
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2.5 out of 5
1614 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI
Free Cancellation
$89/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,238 reviews)

"Extremely friendly front desk staff and large clean room."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Traverse City
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4 out of 5
1265 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI
$149/night
Sep 5 - Sep 6
4.3/5Excellent! (143 reviews)

"Lovely place right on the bay. Nice veranda for sipping drinks."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019

Pinestead Reef Resort
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2.5 out of 5
1000 U S 31 N, Traverse City, MI
$112/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.2/5Very Good! (664 reviews)

"The hotel is amazing, clean, and comfortable. Plus the location is very good and the beach is just in front of the hotel"…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Hampton Inn Traverse City
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4.9/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Very clean, great space, very close to the water

"Perfect for a family trip"…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Escape to Beautiful Lake Michigan!
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4/5Very Good! (30 reviews)
Nice condo

"Great location. Condo has been updated and was very clean. Staff in office friendly and helpful. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2018

Spacious Rooms With Breathtaking Panoramic Views Of The Beach
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2.5 out of 5
11730 S. Lacore Rd, Empire, MI
$92/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4/5Very Good! (165 reviews)

"Great place! Perfect location! Room was extremely clean!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

Empire Lakeshore Inn
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2.5 out of 5
2211 U.S. 31 North, Traverse City, MI
$164/night
Sep 16 - Sep 17
4.2/5Very Good! (316 reviews)

"We loved the pool being right on the beach, and we also loved that every room was spacious and had a view of the water."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2019

Pointes North Beachfront Hotel
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4.6/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Perfect size for the two of us.

"While we didn’t take advantage of all the resort amenities, we had easy access to restaurants, shopping, and the water. The memory foam bed was actually a bit too soft for us, but the fluffy towels were lovely."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2018

Grand Traverse Bay Lake View Condo
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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.

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