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Sugar Beach Resort Hotel

1773 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
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#11 of 40 hotels in Traverse City
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel is situated on over 300 feet of the sugar sand beaches of East Grand Traverse Bay leading into the gorgeous waters of Lake Michigan and is as sweet as the name implies. Fully renovated in 2017, Sugar Beach Resort Hotel gives you the perfect location for local eateries, wineries, breweries and local shopping as well water sports right on the beach. The pillow-top mattresses ensure a great night’s rest and the view overlooking the bay while you enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast simply cannot be beat. After a day on the town relax in our heated hot tub, take a dip in our indoor pool, or work off the day’s indulges in our fitness center. From larger suites that can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably, that includes a spacious living room, to more intimate rooms with a king bed and a sofa; there is sure to be a room to fit your vacation or business trip needs. Welcome to Sugar Beach Resort Hotel where your search can end and your adventure can begin.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Electric vehicle charging station
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Water sport equipment rentals
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bay View
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Lady Dy wrote a review Aug 2021
Eastpointe, Michigan151 contributions24 helpful votes
My husband and I needed to get away for a few days. We wanted water views and this hotel fit the bill. Fortunately for us our rooms were ready when we arrived at about 2 p.m. on Sunday. Staff was very friendly. The room looked just like the pictures and was for the most part clean. We had a first floor room as we wanted to walk right out to the water. Be aware that room 106 is very close to where the jet skis and other things are rented so there was a lot of walking by the room. It was not horrible and got a lot better on Monday. Great place to view the sun rise and views of the Bay. Air conditioning worked great. My only real complaint is what they call breakfast. I believe COVID has something to do with it but it was pretty sad. Overall we enjoyed our stay but due to the cost may consider another location.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Nikki A wrote a review Aug 2021
118 contributions42 helpful votes
Location and beach is great, but felt like I was duped into paying too much when using Booking.com. This room was not worth over $700. Not even $350 if we are being fair. It’s a nice place for families with young children who may spend time on the beach. We have teenagers and spent less than an hour on the beach. The pool and spa are nice. We had first floor bay-facing room, and every family who walked by our room looked right inside. It was uncomfortable making eye contact with people in my PJs. So I would recommend a balcony if you choose to stay here. The breakfast was a complete joke - cereal, cheap yogurt and mandarines. They claim this is for our safety but it’s for their convenience. Plenty of busy hotels are doing buffet or sit down free breakfast, for less money. I would not return. If needing a bay front hotel, I would instead return to the Delamar.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
dreimer043 wrote a review Jul 2021
Naples, Florida158 contributions75 helpful votes
Make sure you get the balcony view of the lake otherwise stay somewhere else. The patio made the room a 3 star . The room is outdated but comfortable. The pool is super crowded every night with kids but its nice they have adults only from 10 to 11 each night. They also offer a free breakfast of fruit, eggs or yogurt.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: get beach balcony view
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Sachin B wrote a review Jul 2021
Saint Louis, Missouri4 contributions3 helpful votes
Staff was friendly, all kids, helpful if you need new key cards which everyone needed multiple times a day. Outdoor key receptacles never work. If a group of people was trying to enter the building everyone would join to see if anyone had a functional key card. This was our first trip with our 3 year old son since the pandemic. The beach is nice. No guidance over some unruly guests. Two large men (barrel chested, fat, aggressive) got into a fight on the beach using extremely foul language. I could hear it from my room in the second floor. Nobody stopped this. I yelled down and offered to come down to help shut them up in front of the little children everywhere listening to their foul language and fighting (really fowl, not “stupid” or “damn”). For 500 dollars a night there is NO service. Nobody cleans the rooms. We even had the house cleaner who was picking up nasty trash in the balls that you just gave to toss out there for clean bedsheets. There were none. Apparently the hotel excuse is “covid” but nobody wears a mask in the hotel. Somewhat sloppy, no services, breakfast options are not good, straight from 7-11, literally. Never ate it. For 100-150 a night, maybe. I was mislead by the online and website material. Next time will definitely stay at one of the neighbors properties, but not grand beach or sugar beach. Good Things: Pool and hot tub (smaller side though) Beach location is nice. TWC water sports were really helpful and nice.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sunseeker wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
My husband and I have been staying here every summer for at least 10 years but will never return. The place is filthy in the mornings with piles of wet used dirty towels and trash thrown outside every door - they tell all the guests to just throw everything on the floor outside the door where it stays for a couple hours and gets worse by the hour. We had to side step the piles of filth just to get out in the morning. This exposes every guest to all kinds of diseases and is NOT acceptable under any COVID standards. Other hotels we’ve stayed at are cleaning and wiping things down more since COVID but this place has declined to an unsafe place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sugar Beach Resort Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Traverse City State Park (1.0 km), Swan's Nest Gifts (0.1 km), and Pebble Brook Golf (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sugar Beach Resort Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Mesa Grill, Don's Drive-In, and Smoke and Porter Public House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Sugar Beach Resort Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Village at Grand Traverse Commons (8.2 km).
Does Sugar Beach Resort Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Sugar Beach Resort Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.