Bay Inn

1020 West Lake St., Tawas City, MI 48763 United States (USA)
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3.0 Star Property
44.256540 -83.531090
+1-800-760-7718
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4.0/5

Based on 88 guest reviews

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  • We have an indoor pool
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • 42 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 11:00am
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 7.2/10

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Local Attractions

Walking distance to Lk. Huron. Beautiful beaches, golf courses. Canoe the mighty AuSable River. 30 minutes from Eagles Landing Casino.

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Verified Reviews of Bay Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Fine Rooms"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Room was fine.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Oct-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Oct 13 to Fri Oct 14 2022 at a $131.99 average nightly rate.
"Everything was Great!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Everything was great!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Sep-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Sep 07 to Thu Sep 08 2022 at a $100.09 average nightly rate.
"Very Clean Pet Friendly Hotel"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Very clean, got pet friendly room, room location convenient, near grassy area. Coffee excellent. Hot breakfast provided. Location convenient on main drag, easy to get to all activities in the area.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Aug-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 29 to Sun Jul 31 2022 at a $219.99 average nightly rate.
"Clean room and great breakfast."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We thought the person that check us in was very pleasant. The breakfast in the morning was great. Our room was clean.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Jul-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 15 to Sun Jul 17 2022 at a $234.99 average nightly rate.
"Room was good, booking was awful."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Tried to book direct with hotel, only to be booked by Expedia with out knowing. I ask if I could have the room rate that booking.com offered only to be duped to be charged 20.00 more! Talked to the hotel manager Nick. He said there's nothing he could do it was a third party reservation. No body would be responsible. All so ask three times to three different people, “ I wanted a no pet room”. Only to get to the hotel and find out I was booked in a pet rm. I managed to get that part changed.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Jun-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Jun 27 to Tue Jun 28 2022 at a $199.35 average nightly rate.
"Nice Hotel; Average Service Level."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Our stay at the Bay Inn was pleasant. The hotel is clean, the room was very nice and it was relatively quiet. The bed was comfortable and supportive. Another thing that is important to me is the shower, which had good water pressure and a multi featured shower head. The breakfast in the mornings was about as expected, with mini eggs and sausage, make your own waffles, cereal options, bagels, juice, coffee, etc.. The biggest disappointment with the hotel was the check in. We had reserved three rooms, which were prepaid through a third party service. At the end of a long day (10:30 p.m.), we arrived to check in for the stay. I had made the reservations for all three different people. I walked in and the man behind the counter asked for my name, which I provided. As he looked up the rooms in the system, I asked if it would be possible for each of the other people in my party to charge their own rooms on their credit cards (it had originally all been charged to mine). The man, in a harsh tone, said they couldn't do that and, in fact, he only found two rooms in the system and not three. They were all booked up, so there was no room for the third person in our group. I insisted there was a mistake, because I had clearly been charged for three rooms for two nights each (it was already on my credit card). The man insisted it was the third party's fault and nothing he could do about it. In a panic, I tried to get hold of the third party company, while the man continued to search on the computer. He finally called a manager (or someone in charge) on his cell phone. Only then, after 20 minutes of this, did he finally ask if the names of the other party's in our group; it was then determined the third room was saved under the name of the third person. The man then scolded us for not giving him all the names in our group. Yet, it is his responsibility to register us and ask the appropriate questions needed to find our rooms. He never asked the other persons names, even though they were standing right next to me! Did he assume we all had the same name? He is the employee, we do not know his process or what is needed to find the rooms in the system. Asking for all names in the party should have been automatic. He didn't even apologize for the inconvenience his lack of knowledge caused us. In general, the front desk employees could be a little friendlier. Also, there was no in stay housekeeping provided (remnants of the Covid era). The bottom line is the Bay Inn is a nice enough hotel overall, even with the questionable service from the staff.
(Group coordinator, booked 3 rooms), from US flag
26-Jun-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jun 24 to Sun Jun 26 2022 at a $247.99 average nightly rate.
"Us23 Trip"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Great room, Great location, good breakfast.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Sep 16 to Fri Sep 17 2021 at a $115.99 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 88 guest reviews

Property Description

Inn of Tawas City located 3 hours north of Detriot. Walking distance to beautiful sand beaches of Lake Huron. Many top ranked golf courses in the area.Conferance room for up to 35 people. Free continetal breakfast.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00pm
Check Out: 11:00am
Year of Last Renovation: 1999
Floors: 2
Rooms: 42
Non Smoking Rooms: 27
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 1
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Meeting Rooms: 1
Meeting Space: 900 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 35 people
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Group cancellation is 30 days before arrival.
Nightly Parking: 0.00
Total Taxes: 8.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Games room
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted

Airport & Shuttle Information

80 miles from Saganaw Tricity Airport, 60 miles from Alpena Airport.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

FAQs about Bay Inn

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4:00pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00am based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Bay Inn have?

There are 42 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Bay Inn?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

Can I get a AAA rate at Bay Inn?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Bay Inn?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there a pool at Bay Inn?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property..

Testimonials:

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"Your follow-up and "shepherding," from my first contact with the web site until and including this one, is very impressive, very much appreciated. I would and will certainly use the site again, and I would certainly recommend it to others." S.J. - Detroit, MI

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