The good... good location. Friendly staff. pool was warm and clean. We were here in winter, but if you're a summer guest the beach would be a plus. Restaurants nearby. Several ski resorts within an hour drive. Flatscreen TV was good. Sauna was good.
The bad: hot tub WAY too hot (probably 106+). construction in the locker rooms made the Womens' locker room become a unisex locker room which is not very convenient since you have to walk to pool from outdoors (rooms have a outdoor enterance) and it would nice to change out of a wet suit in locker room instead running back to your unit in a wet suit. The construction crew didn't clean up, so the one "unisex" locker room had tools lying about and chunks of plaster on the floor, toilets sitting out by the vending machine. Room doors didn't latch properly, have to pull shut really hard. Heat within the unit is difficult to control. Two individual window units that either made the rooms really hot or really cold. The balcony was really strange- one continuous balcony so that you (or others) could stroll around even on the second floor and gaze into the various units affording no privacy if any windows are open. Room was dusty and the cupboard had boards that were falling off between the fridge and the stove. Bathroom is really cold. There is a heater, but it doesn't appear to work. Supposedly the one bedroom unit sleeps 6 but it appears that a queen or king bed was swapped for two full beds (very small for two people- and makes the room VERY crowded) and one pull out sofa. We found food in the fridge that the previous occupants had left. Normally in condos the ice is emptied from the previous occupants, but not so here. Work out room consisted of a bike (broken- tension knob broken off and I bruised my leg on the bolt that was sticking out where the knob was supposed to be). The eliptical made an awful grinding sound continuously. The treatmill was the only thing that really worked, but the emergency stop feature was taped toegther with electrical tape.
The ugly: dishes in the one bedroom condo were NOT clean. There was food residue and fingerprints on the dishes and even lip marks on some of the glasses. The can opener was so dull that it would not cut through the cans without several trips around the top and even then you have to push (and cut your fingers) on the top of the can to get hte can open (low quality kitchen impliments, pots and pans). The whole kitchen cleanliness issue made me question the cleanliness of the entire unit.
Summary: if you get this cheap, then it's a fair place to stay. We were very dissapointed since it was rated an RCI silver crown resorts. There must a HUGE difference from the gold crown resorts we are used it to this silver crown resort resort.
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- Pinestead Reef Resort Traverse City, Michigan