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4.6 out of 5

"We truly enjoyed our stay. The room was clean and spacious, enjoyed the separate living and kitchen area from the bedroom. The balcony overlooking ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 10 Sep 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront apartments with free WiFi

Beachside getaway

With a stay at this Traverse City apartment, you'll be steps from Traverse City State Park and a 5-minute walk from Traverse City Beach. Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay are also within half a mile (1 km).

Private beach, sauna

A private beach and an indoor pool are featured at this apartment. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the gym and perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, kitchens

The 46 apartments feature well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and balconies or patios. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Studio Suite, Non Smoking, Beach View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max
$109* Per night/room Oct 30 - Oct 31

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Beach View

Bed Count 4 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 10 Max

Condo, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Beach View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Pinestead Reef Resort ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Pinestead Reef Resort

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
We truly enjoyed our stay. The room was clean and spacious, enjoyed the separate living and kitchen area from the bedroom. The balcony overlooking the beach and water was a great place to enjoy coffee in the morning and the last light of day at night. Our stay was just after Labor Day, so it was quiet and peaceful. The beds were comfortable and we left the sliding door open at night to hear the waves and enjoy the cooler evenings. I’ve read other comments about the age of the hotel and the hallways being a little rough and out of date, but those concrete walls kept out any road noise and traffic sounds. Did not even know if there were people in the rooms next to us, it was that quiet. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2022

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4 out of 5
It was nice but the balcony overlooking the lake was incredible!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2021

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5 out of 5
Very nice

Posted by on May 27, 2021

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5 out of 5

Beautiful condo on the beach.

This is the third winter we have stayed here. We love having extra space and a full kitchen to cook if we want to. Close to restaurants and downtown. Beautiful home away from home.

Posted by , from Western Michigan on Jan 25, 2017

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4 out of 5
We had a great experience at this resort! The space was just what we needed. Having a kitchen was a big plus. Being on the lake was lovely.

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from August 13 2022 to August 17 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool

Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Pinestead Reef Resort like an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach apartment also offers a sauna and a terrace. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Traverse City apartment.

  • 46 guestrooms or units
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Computer for guest use
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • 1 conference room

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Pinestead Reef Resort offers 46 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 4-star apartment have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Sitting area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


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

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 5 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; 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. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 18
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Children stay free
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Pinestead
  • Pinestead Reef
  • Pinestead Reef Resort
  • Pinestead Reef Resort Traverse City
  • Pinestead Reef Traverse City
  • Pinestead Reef Hotel Traverse City
  • Pinestead Reef Traverse City
  • Pinestead Reef Resort Apartment
  • Pinestead Reef Resort Traverse City
  • Pinestead Reef Resort Apartment Traverse City

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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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.