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Brio Beach Inn

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Livonia, New York
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Made a last minute reservation here for a quick one nite stay. This newly renovated motel was exactly what we needed. Great view right on the beach. Small rooms but clean and fully updated. Refrigeraters, coffee maker, microwave to name a few. Great location and nice staff. Would definitely stay again.

Thank Hende1959
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It was the first time we had ever been to Traverse City, Mi. We were invited for the wedding of very good friends of ours. We were given the option to stay at the Brio Beach Inn. I t is a very quint small motel on the shores of Lake Michigan. It has it's own private beach, and out sitting...

Thank Gregory K
Allegan, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is an older motel that has been redone recently. Rooms are small, but everything is clean and new. There are many tables on the deck overlooking the bay, plus lounges on the beach, and a fire pit. We met another couple there for 3 nights and had a blast. Had dinner on the deck two nights, pizza then sushi....

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This was a perfect getaway for me & my husband. The room was perfect. Had everything we needed and wanted!! There was a queen bed, two chairs with a small table to set drinks, end table by bed, dresser, microwave, and mini fridge. We stayed in a resort the day before and we definitely got a better deal & a...

1Thank Tammy C
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is the first time reviewing a hotel ever. Great little place but be sure to get a quote of your rate via email upon booking if done over the phone. I was charged incorrectly when I checked out. It's a good thing I remembered the name of the staff I booked so I could retrace my steps. This issue...

2Thank sydfinch2016
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We just spent 2 nights down here at the end of August. You really couldn't ask for a better location. Literally just steps away from their beach. And the beach furniture was all brand new. A great bonus is they have a fire pit on the beach. You can buy the wood from the front desk for $5 and have...

Thank MSkinner
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I read the reviews before we booked this hotel and they were right. Clean, small rooms, freshly painted with laminate floors (no carpet) excellent for sandy feet right off the beach. Nice chairs and tables for your use on the beach and deck. Free wifi and breakfast. Microwave, fridge and coffee maker in room. Close to town for attractions. Staff...

Thank crabapple18
Wasilla, Alaska
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I booked at Brio Beach on the strength of the reviews I read on TripAdvisor, and they were all absolutely spot on. The place is immaculate, and has everything you need for a delightful beach experience. PLUS the price is affordable and reasonable. There are tables and chairs on a multilevel deck right on the beach, plus lounge chairs on...

Thank CEJAlaska
Harper Woods, Michigan
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I was looking for a place to stay in Traverse City that was on the water but wasn't as pricey as so many of the resorts are. Read all the great reviews on the Brio and decided to take a chance. It did not disappoint. It is definitely a small and modest property but has been upgraded and offers all...

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place. Enjoyed stay. Great view and great value. Would recommend to anyone. Found this at last minute and will return. Please stop and check out this wonderful hidden gem. This is right on the waterfront. Several beach activities on beachfront. Also s great market across the street.

Thank Krmline

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The saying "Up North" seems to create an image and a feeling for each of us, no matter where we live. Although our definitions would surely differ to some degree, we believe we all share some version of the same vision that starts with a genuine..."Ahhhhh!" Please join us for a memorable stay at our quaint, cozy inn on the shores of beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay where the crystal clear water is sure to take your breath away! Visit our newly renovated "Cottage Inn" offering "Classic Ambiance & Traditional Service". Be Delighted! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brio Beach Inn

Address: 1465 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686 (Formerly The Sands Motel)
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
The Sands Hotel Traverse City
Sands Hotel Traverse City
Brio Beach Inn Traverse City, Michigan
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“We went on the off season. The price was soo inexpensive. They close for the Winter.”
Hende1959, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms have a view of the bay, ground level does not.”
424SteveT, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor will give you a better view of the water and a little more privacy.”
375carolynm, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The second floor has the better views”
JimWuj, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Splurge for the room closest to the water on the bottom floor. Has walk out patio.”
KitkatDallasTX, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
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