Decent resort. The best location
Reviewed 25 August, 2021
I am really surprised at some of the poor reviews of this hotel. I have stayed at this resort several times over the years. I have not been here in about six years and prior to my last visit thought it was getting rundown. We decided to give it another try, and we were pleasantly surprised at The improvements made at this hotel. When we were here about six years ago, the rooms smelled musty and the hotel appeared run down And in need of some TLC.. we walked into our room expecting it to smell musty and it did not. We could tell that they had recently painted the rooms and the carpet was replaced since our last visit. We were on the second floor. They had a dehumidifier in the hallway to help with the moisture. They did not have a dehumidifier on the first floor so perhaps that is why people felt the rooms smelled musty??. Our bed was extremely comfortable and the grounds as well as the beach area and indoor pool were well-kept.. The hotel did indicate that due to staffing shortages, they did not serve breakfast. We did breakfast on our own, but realize that the entire town has most restaurants closed on Mondays and Tuesdays so it made getting breakfast a bit challenging. Overall I believe this hotel has made improvements in the aesthetics and comfort. I am not sure if the second level has been renovated and the first level has not?? But we were not disappointed. We did not eat lunch or dinner at this hotel so I cannot comment on the food. One last comment, due to the fact that the restaurant did not serve breakfast, they did give you $25 per day to enjoy drinks at the outdoor bar.
Reviewed 11 August, 2021
My family and I have stayed at this motel for many vacations in the past years. I call it a motel now because it fits motel criteria. The nightly rates are not 5 star rates. For 3 nights it cost $568.00, which includes them lovely fees and taxes. We were given drink vouchers, which my wife and I don't drink, so there useless. The room was pretty, "run-down". Beds braced up with 2"x4"s, lights that take a few seconds to actually turn on after flicking the switch, fridge that leaks water, pillows that feel like they've been washed a hundred times, beds that are as hard as concrete, door that you have to slam shut for it to latch, etc, etc. I see why they give you drink vouchers you need to be tipsy to tolerate this place. Ate at the restaurant one night, $18 for a perch dinner....... the perch was burnt and hard as a rock, fries were burnt as well and a solo cup with cole slaw so maybe 3 fork bites. The only thing that this place cares about is its outside bar and curb appeal in its lobby. They treat you like your gong to steal from them. Last I knew my CC is on file at there front desk. Use your excuse of being under staffed, that doesn't explain the dumpy environment and price gouging. When in town some shop owners would ask where we were staying, there comments fit all of my thoughts, they all said we don't know how that place stays open. They said these comments without me saying anything negative! I have only written 4 reviews in my life time towards business's this is the 4th one. If I ran my business the way they run this facility I would not have a business.
Half good, half not. by Fritomann
Reviewed 3 August, 2021
We came on July 23, 2021, and checked right in, 3 or 4PM. I had very high expectations based on great conversations over the phone with the reservation department.
There was included a $25 restaurant credit so we planned on having dinner in their pretty restaurant. The room was nice, 3rd floor like we asked for. More on that later.
So we came right down about 530 pm and I ordered "boneless chicken wings" buffalo style. My wife had fish I believe with giant waffle fries and she liked them. But the wings were awful. They were more like fried lard hush puppies, burnt. Our waitress, Madison, was great. She did her best. But my food was hopeless.
There was not much of a beer selection, either, what I would call convenience store beer. Pretty sad for a great beer state like Michigan. I settled for a red ale, Killians I believe. Just had the one.
Now, this is a beach resort and there is lots of activity inside and out at all hours. The Bikini beach bar looks like lots of fun for younger people. We are not young but used to be.
I still think this is the best lodging in Tawas City, but be prepared not to experience peace and quiet.
No hot water.
Reviewed 16 July, 2021
Nice place for $200.00/ night. But not so good when you go to shower and there's no hot water. The lady at front desk already knew there was a problem. But was not concerned about it. She just I will let them know about it again.
Reviewed 5 July, 2021
This resort has a nice beach on Huron, but it's definitely run down needs updating. It was probably nice at one time but smells old and stale, thin walls loud air conditioning. It's a shame when a hotel doesn't upkeep. I would not go here again.