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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The resort as a whole is very nice and a great place for families. The good and bad is that the units are mostly timeshares. So your experience depends on the owners. Last year we got a unit that was clean and updated to maybe the 80's. This year we got a unit that was clean but maybe updated to... More 

Thank Bret P
Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

If I could give zero stars I would. This place is so gross. We booked it for a week and only stayed one night and got a different place to stay across town. The condos are so old and dirty. There is no air conditioning and in July makes it a heater. You get a demanding note when you check... More 

Thank krs9
Kaysville, Utah
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this resort for over 30 years and it never gets old. However as a parent of four children I now truly appreciate all the family friendly amenities and activities. My children enjoyed the kids club and making crafts. We played on the beach and play ground several times. You can take your own bikes and... More 

1 Thank Aanika E
Boise, Idaho
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144 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This resort is mostly condos but they have a couple of "hotel rooms" #9 & 10. They are perfect for a large family or large group. Although it is only one (huge) room, it has 2 queen beds, a set of bunk beds, a large sofa that turns into a bed and one small sofa. It has a small kitchen... More 

1 Thank Boisenb
Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

When we first arrived at our condo, it felt like I was walking into a horror movie. The building was old and smelly. The stairs leading up to our room appeared to never have been even vacuumed. We even left a spoon out to see if it would ever get cleaned up (it didn't). As soon as we got to... More 

1 Thank Rawrbin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Let me first say I was very impressed with the property. There is an endless variety of things to do. It is located right on the beach but also offers a pool, mini golf course and even a craft area for the kids. The grassy area was really nice and had bbq available. We were able to rent water crafts... More 

1 Thank Arianne B
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2015

My extended family and I rented 2 condos that were not in the same building. The one I was in was in building J which is where the store is located. The condo itself was falling apart and really old. There were cobwebs on a bedroom door and inside the bedroom, the wall was cracking and falling apart, it was... More 

1 Thank V9897MQmel
Heber City, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Our family has been staying at Ideal Beach every summer for over thirty years, mainly because it is one of the few places to stay next to the beach/lake. However, the last five years have just been horrible. The condo's are getting old and disgusting. I am certain our wasn't even properly cleaned last week. The sheets looked used and... More 

6 Thank Sarah H
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

This resort has a great beach and grounds. It would be 'ideal' for family gatherings. We stayed in the small motel rooms near the beach. It was very basic, small and outdated. I kinda felt like I was camping but with 4 walls around me! If we go here again I would choose to stay in the main lodge. If... More 

1 Thank Kandi1014
West Jordan, Utah
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88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Pros: We recently rented "the house" on the property with some other family members. It was clean and had adequate space for all of use with fold out beds and cots. Kitchen was fully functional and stocked which was a huge bonus. It was also the 4th of July weekend so they were providing a fireworks show with cotton candy... More 

1 Thank Becca O

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Banquet Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This is a place for families, memories, and traditions. We offer the perfect opportunity to experience all the fun of the Bear Lake Valley. Situated right on the shore of beautiful Bear Lake, Ideal Beach has acres of white sandy beaches and quick access to the cool, blue water. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy our vast open green spaces, which are perfect for picnics, flag-football, or an afternoon nap. From our swimming pools to the beach, from mini golf to tennis, from ice cream, hotdogs, or nachos the store to fire pits on the beach, Ideal Beach is the place for families to create memories together. We currently offer family activity's daily now as well. Such as: Face painting, nail and hair art- ever Tuesday and Thursday from 2-5pm. Scavenger hunts, and I spy games on Monday all day. Wednesday night we have bingo night. Friday is s'mores and hotdogs, with alternating ice cream bar. And Saturday is out big day starting with pancakes, a kids carnival games. Prices varies from free up to $5 at most. We are trying some thing new annd hope you enjoy it as much as we do ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ideal Beach Resort

Address: 2176 S Bear Lake Blvd, Box 224, Garden City, UT 84028
Region: United States > Utah > Garden City
Price Range: €71 - €212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
Also Known As:
Ideal Beach Hotel Garden City
Ideal Beach Garden City
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“Motel room 6 was the absolute closest to the lake. The water was low this time of year, though, and it looked generally messy.”
 of 5 bubbles APinkPanther, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“anything that faces the beach is great!!”
 of 5 bubbles shopgirl5934, 15 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a unit facing the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 280ShannonW, 17 Sep 2013 | Read review
“I believe you could request a certain room if you knew of a good one... we didn't.”
 of 5 bubbles NaunieG, 3 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles chrisg130, 19 Aug 2013 | Read review
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