Hotel Pinestead Reef (Traverse City, USA)

Hotel Pinestead Reef (Traverse City, USA)

About Pinestead Reef

Located on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, Pinestead Reef offers nightly rentals as well as time share properties. All units are non-smoking and feature views of the bay. First floor rooms have walkouts to the beach, while second and third floor rooms have balconies. Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, living area, and safe. Rooms have flat-screen TVs with HBO as well as free Wi-Fi. Pinestead Reef offers an exercise area, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, and sauna. There is also a game room and hiking trail. Guests have access to a lobby and lounge area which features a stone fireplace. Boat and jet-ski rentals are located nearby. This hotel does not serve breakfast, nor does it offer a restaurant. However, Round's Diner, which specialises in breakfast, is less than three miles away. Turtle Creek Casino is less than eight miles from this hotel. Shanty Creek Resort ski area is 35 miles away. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 25 miles away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


1265 US 31 North, 49686, Traverse City, USA

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  9.2 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.9 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.8 / 10

Positive Reviews


Beach Side Location

Guests say this hotel's best feature is its prime location right on the beach. You'll enjoy gorgeous views of the lake. And you're also within walking distance to several restaurants. It's just a short drive into the downtown area. It's also a great base for visiting other Northern Michigan locations like Mackinac Island.


Fantastic Water Views

Guests say it's worth staying at this property just for the stunning views of East Grand Traverse Bay you're treated to each day. All rooms have a bay view and you'll find that waking up each morning to look across the water is something you don't want to miss.


Hotel Boasts Wonderful Extras

This resort offers nice amenities like a clean and well-maintained exercise room. There's also an indoor pool and they offer a deck and lawn chairs for you to use. You'll also have the opportunity to relax in the Jacuzzi and sauna, which guests love.

Negative Reviews


Resort Needs a Refurbishment

Many guests feel that this resort is a bit outdated in the decor, furniture, and furnishings. Carpets are beginning to smell, ceilings are too low, and beds are worn and ready for replacement. Guests also say you may find ants and other bugs in and around the rooms.


Cleanliness Not a Priority

There is no daily maid service at this hotel unless you pay an additional charge. Guests mention finding dirty dishes that had been put back in the cupboards, as well as trash from previous tenants underneath the beds. It doesn't appear that they do a thorough job of cleaning in between guest visits.


Traffic Noise May be an Issues

Be aware that this property is located on a busy, main road, so guests say you can expect to hear quite a bit of traffic noise. Earplugs may help to lessen the noise.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance Hall/lobby
  3. Elevator
  4. Gym
  1. Wheelchair accessible
Wellness / Spa
  1. Sauna
Room facilities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
Sports facilities
  1. Billiards
For children
  1. Kids stay for free

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 17:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


1265 US 31 North , 49686 , Traverse City , USA
Telephone: +1(231)9474010 | Fax: +1(231)9470255 | 

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