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Wayland, Michigan
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a wonderful 49th Anniversary weekend get-a-way. The Sugar Beach was a great choice. Room was very nice with a beach front view. Close to everything ! What's not to love about Traverse City! King bed was very comfortable, husband couldn't understand the 1/2 pillows ! They could use a little meet & greet in the lobby with snacks...

Thank KaronS418
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay! The hotel was clean & the pool was SO nice. Hottub was amazing. The area was quite & contentinal breakfast was very good. This hotel was very close to town, a 3 minute drive to town where there were tons of stores & brewery's. About 10-15 mintues to winery's. Beautiful area.

Thank Ashley9288
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We paid almost $275 for one night here earlier this year and it was definitely overpriced in my opinion. We visited because of a wedding in town but this place was definitely not worth the cost. We weren't impressed with traverse city at all, and not this place either.

Thank johnny5ski
peoria, il
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights starting Sept 25th. Great beachside resort, very clean and well kept. Fabulous view of the beach & bay from our 2nd floor balcony. Husband didn't like the bed but I thought it was Ok. Helpful front desk provided maps, dining & tourist tips. Wonderful indoor pool & jacuzzi. Would definitely stay at again!!!

Thank gaelicstorm
Justintraversecity, General Manager at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Gaelicstorm, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We also appreciate the feedback regarding the beds, by the beginning of summer 2017 all of our rooms will have brand new beds in them, we would love for you to come stay with us again and see what you think. Hope to see you...

Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Room was very clean and had all the amenities we needed,, Breakfast room was very nice with a wall of windows facing the beach and even a small balcony. I travelled with 2 "morning" people who enjoyed sitting there watching the sun rise, Would definitely stay there again but would request a beach view. And the rain shower was GREAT.

Thank foster3137
Justintraversecity, General Manager at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words regarding your visit. We also enjoy hearing how much people enjoyed themselves during their visits with us. We are rather fortunate to have the wonderful views of East Grand Traverse Bay, and are happy to hear that you all enjoyed them as much as we do. We are looking forward to seeing...

Sterling Heights, Michigan
Reviewed 27 September 2016

After our first night we headed out in the morning to head over to Leland, MI. We returned at around 3:30PM and found our room had not been cleaned yet. We called the front office and was told someone would be there shortly. Two hours later still no one showed up. Decided to use the spa and found the water...

Thank jimshieldsphoto
Justintraversecity, General Manager at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, I first would like to thank you for taking the time to inform us about your stay. We apologize that it appears you were unhappy with the accommodations. We would like to the opportunity to further discuss the things listed in your review, and the chance to make things right. If you would like please call the hotel directly...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great location on the East Bay, perfect for families or couples. I had a second floor room right on the lake; even number rooms face the lake/beach. Rooms are clean and well-maintained, have free wifi, and TV with DVD player. Table and chairs plus microwave and mini-refrigerator means a family can save some money by having a quick lunch in...

Thank Domna C
Justintraversecity, General Manager at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Donna, Thank you so much for taking to write such wonderful things about your visit with us. We are rather fortunate with the beaches and the views that are here at the resort. We hope to see you and your family again in the future. Take care and we hope you enjoy the rest of your 2016 year.

Birmingham, Michigan
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stayed here with my husband, daughter and 18 month grandson. The microwave did not work until maintenance came up and discovered it was not plugged in. The refrigerator froze everything. The pak n play was not set up correctly and necessitated three calls before it was child safe. Plus they charge 10 dollars extra per day?!? The staff are friendly...

Thank msl50birm
Southgate, Michigan
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I have stayed at this particular resort twice in the last five years, most recently in late August. I really like this resort. Rooms are clean, the beach itself is very well-kept and provides lots of comfortable lounge chairs. The daily continental breakfast is very nice as well, and we appreciated that it was included in the room price. Staff...

Thank jenn28msu
Justintraversecity, General Manager at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you jenn for your wonderful feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself yet again during your stay. We are very fortunate to have to great views and sugar sand beach here at the resort. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Traverse city has become a favorite for my family. This was our 2nd time staying at Sugar beach, and i'm impressed with how well the property has been maintained. Unlike many of the resorts we have visited in the past, that seem to run down after a number of years, Sugar Beach has not only managed to keep the property...

Thank brooksaw
Justintraversecity, General Manager at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Brooksaw for your kind words and wonderful review. We are pleased to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time during your stay. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your 2016 year, and that we will see you again in the future.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Sugar Beach Resort Hotel

Address: 1773 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range: €72 - €149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sugar Beach Resort Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 95
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Also Known As:
Sugar Beach Hotel Traverse City
Sugar Beach Traverse City
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
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“Lake view should be a good preference”
 of 5 bubbles shirishv2015, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I thought one of the bedrooms had a little too much access to street lighting, but the kids didn't care.”
 of 5 bubbles Momtoexchangestudent, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sunday-Thursday better value”
 of 5 bubbles KaronS418, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Even number rooms face lake/beach.”
 of 5 bubbles d0mnac, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Beach front views are the best, ground floor beach front walk right out to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles jenn28msu, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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