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Get an overview of this hotel3-star hotel near the beach


With direct access to the beach, this Traverse City hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Traverse City Beach, Clinch Park, and Bryant Park. Traverse Area District Library and City Opera House are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Features

At Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach, spend the day playing on the nearby beach then return to dine at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 179 rooms provide free WiFi, room service, and cable TV. Guests will also find coffee makers, free newspapers, and hair dryers.

Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool and an outdoor pool, Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach provides a spa tub and a sauna. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Event facilities measuring 6700 square feet (603 square meters) include a conference center. This beach hotel also offers a nightclub, a fitness center, and a complimentary children's club. An area shuttle within 8 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) are complimentary for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary. The property may provide extended parking privileges to guests after check-out (surcharge).

  • Sauna 
  • Spa tub 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Total number of rooms - 179 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • One meeting room 
  • Nightclub 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference center 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 6700 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 603 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge each morning.

CWs Blue Water Bistro - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Wingers Sports Bar - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per night

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach
  • Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach Traverse City
  • Holiday Inn West Bay Beach
  • Holiday Inn West Bay Beach Traverse City
  • West Bay Beach
  • West Bay Beach Holiday Inn Resort

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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3.9 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
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Overnite stay because of inclement weather.

5 out of 5
by from Prudenville, Mi
Posted Jan 11, 2017
Cons: Asked for handicapped room. Cannot stand on my own for any amount of time. Need walker or cane. Bath facilities were not conducive to my needs.
Had early dr appt, so stayed overnite, so we would not have to make 2 hr drive in bad weather.
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Nice hotel next to beach

4 out of 5
by from bay city michigan
Posted Dec 31, 2016
Had a great time with great peepsand the food was great.
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4 out of 5
Posted Dec 19, 2016
Excellent location, free parking, very well maintained rooms. Downside: walls are paper thin and noise is a significant issue
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Super clean, modern room at a good price

5 out of 5
by from Traverse City
Posted Dec 12, 2016
The room had a clean modern fill with everything I could need or want...
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 12, 2016 by Hreed
Thank you for your review!
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5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 19, 2016
The staff was all very friendly and helpful finding things to do and how to get there.
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Not Worth the Cost

3 out of 5
by from G
Posted Oct 17, 2016
The hotel is in a pretty convienent location, but it's definitely not worth the cost. The staff was pleasant enough, but the overall impression I got was that the building is not being taken care of. The walls and furniture in both common areas, as well as in my room, were scratched and beaten up. Signage in the elevator had been scribbled on. The one elevator car was very slow. Service in the hotel restaurant was abysmally slow. It's a decent hotel, but definitely does not meet my expectation for a hotel with the word "resort" in its name. I've stayed at much nicer places for significantly less money.
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Family event

5 out of 5
Posted Oct 4, 2016
Great experience every staff member very helpful and friendly!! It was my daughter's venue and was simply perfect!!!
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From check-in to check-out, outstanding!

5 out of 5
by from Jones
Posted Sep 27, 2016
I wanted to take the bed home with me. Slept like a baby.
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2 out of 5
by from Chicago
Posted Sep 25, 2016
Pros: location is superb
Cons: really......take a guess
Location: great view, walk everywhere
Stay away if you want a good nights sleep. We placed blankets by the door with the adjoining room and towels by our hallway door to dampen the sound. They placed us above an outdoor bar with a band and on the side of the hotel with a lounge with live entertainment. You could hear the people next door on the phone and simply talking. This could be a great place with some soundproofing, everything else was great. The staff did their best to be helpful and understanding but.............................
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nice hotel great location

5 out of 5
Posted Sep 13, 2016
Pros: everything
Location: great location you can walk to downtown drive to nearby places
great overall experience staff was very friendly and helpful, great atmosphere
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