Nice hotel, great private beach, excellent service
Posted Sep 6, 2016
Grand Beach exceeded expectations and was a great value relative to other similar Traverse City locations. It wasn't inexpensive, but I was happy with the value, especially during peak season. I have stayed in several other Traverse hotels, which were more expensive than Grand Beach but less enjoyable.
The private beach is fantastic and the hotel was remarkably clean given the number of people coming straight in from the sand. The beach had a box of toys for children, which was a nice touch.
Our room was recently renovated and far better than expected. We were told all rooms will be renovated by the start of summer season in 2017. While we didn't have a beach view, each room has a private balcony, which was a nice touch. Plus the mini fridge and microwave came in very handy.
The included breakfast doesn't have the most options, but it was better than I expected based on what I read in the reviews. It had more than enough options for our two night stay.
The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. Both the front desk crew and the staff at the beach were ready to assist with any request.
I have recommended this hotel to several friends already. It's a great option, especially for families. We plan to return next year.