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"Good for price, easy access to town, due to covid not sure about other amenities " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 23 Jun 2020

Hotel Description

Hotel perfectly located for exploring Tawas City

Heart of Tawas City

Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Lake Huron and Gateway Park. Tawas City Park Beach and Ascension St. Joseph Hospital are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. A lobby fireplace, a picnic area, and a computer station are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 42 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$100* Per night/room Oct 22 - Oct 23

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Suite, 1 King Bed (No Pets Allowed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (No Pets Allowed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Bay Inn ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bay Inn

Everyone (6) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Good for price, easy access to town, due to covid not sure about other amenities

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020

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Jun 24, 2020 by nick

thanks

4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019

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Oct 2, 2019 by nick

thanks

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

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Aug 21, 2019 by Nick

Thanks

5 out of 5
The hotel is directly across the street from Lake Huron, and wishing driving distance of many attractions.

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 30, 2019 by Nick

Thank you. We hoe you will come again.

3 out of 5
This hotel does not support our troops or military. Construction workers are given a discount yet active or retired military does not. The hot tub was set at 78 degrees. The keys by 9 am the next morning were shut off. The woman at the front desk was very nice but the owner and the gentleman the next morning were not.

Posted by on Mar 30, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 29, 2019 by Nick

We are sorry you had many issues with your stay. Let’s address them one at a time. First, the 3rd party booking platforms do not offer discounts. If you call the hotel directly to book your stay, Bay Inn offers discounts for contractors, military, veterans, and government workers. Second, we keep our swimming pool set at 85 F, and our hot tub at 100F. These are maintained automatically and would only change if the pool was drained for service. We do not open the pools for guests until the temp has been reached. Third, keys are deactivated by contact with any electronic device. We do not deactivate the key until the checkout has been confirmed. Our staff is courteous and prides itself on being helpful. If there was any difficulty it may have been related to a guest breaking rules and complaining about the rules. In any case, we appreciate your feedback and hope you try us again.

3 out of 5
I've stayed here many times and This has always been one of the nicer hotels in the area and still is however some of the facilities needs some general maintenance. I also noticed that the hot tub was not working well and that the continental breakfast have been scaled back since my last visit.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018

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Oct 9, 2018 by nick

thanks for your time.we appreciate

4 out of 5
Pros: One of the better hotels in the area. Have stayed here many times. They offer a lot of extras such as a fridge and microwave in the room, nice pool and hot tub, and a free hot breakfast bar. They also allow pets (although we didn't have one with us this trip). Also accommodated us for an early check in. Cons: Could use a few minor improvements such as an elevator for the second floor rooms and our room needed some minor repairs to the toilet and door latch. Nothing that impacted our trip tho.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018

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Jun 25, 2018 by nick

thanks for your feedback. we appreciate.

3 out of 5

Overall a good experience.

I was nervous to stay here after reading other reviews, but the rate was impressive and we needed a room. The place was quiet. I was impressed that we had a fridge and a microwave. It was decently clean, though not the cleanest I've stayed in. There was hair in the shower of the first room. We had to switch rooms, too, because the lock didn't work on the door of the room we originally checked in to. The pool was okay, though there was a ton of old water pooled up on the floor, not draining. It was a slip risk for my kids, not to mention a cesspool for bacteria. Management was pleasant. I was disappointed that there wasn't an elevator; my poor husband had to schlep our stuff up the stairs and then had to do it back down the stairs when we discovered our room wouldn't lock.

Posted by , from Saginaw, MI on Jun 12, 2013

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3 out of 5

Disappointed in the small things.

The breakfast was sub par. The toaster did not work well and some fresh fruit would have ben nice. Air conditioner in room was noisy plus I had to tighten down the toilet seat becasue it was loose, barely attached.

Posted by , from Kentwood, MI, USA on Jul 30, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great location and clean

Pros: Free breakfast
I was really impressed with this room. Loved having a recliner in room to read at night. The room was very clean. staff was friendly.

Posted by , from Michigan, USA on Jul 4, 2012

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Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. The business-friendly Bay Inn also features barbecue grills, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available. This Tawas City hotel is smoke free.

  • 42 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Saginaw, MI (MBS-MBS Intl.) (123.7 km / 76.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bay Inn offers 42 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Tawas City hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service is available.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bay Inn Tawas
  • Bay Tawas
  • Tawas Bay Inn
  • Bay Inn Tawas City
  • Bay Inn Hotel
  • Bay Tawas City
  • Bay Inn Tawas City
  • Bay Inn Hotel Tawas City

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.