Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City

we had no window, but hey, why not have a heart shaped tub.
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3.5
#15 of 41 hotels in Traverse City
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Located in beautiful Traverse City Michigan. Our property has been completely remodeled and offers value with comfort that will exceed your expectations. We offer King Rooms with Jacuzzi Tubs, Complimentary Expanded Continental Breakfast, Free local & long distance calling and free Wi-Fi internet access. Sink into our new Simmons Beauty Rest Mattresses and enjoy a relaxing show on our large LCD flat screen televisions. Our award winning property is non-smoking and sparkling clean, as evidenced in our International Housekeeping Award for 2012. We are located one mile from Downtown Traverse City with all its attractions and shopping districts. Our stunning beaches are within walking distance so this property has everything on your checklist. Enjoy restaurant discounts and explore the nearby Wineries and Peninsula. Call us direct for your reservations today! Traverse City is a beautiful area to visit anytime of year, so we look forward to welcoming you as our guest. Our team strives to exceed the expectations of every guest who stays with us and we sincerely look forward to the opportunity of accomplishing this with you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Vending machine
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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417 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3041
Getting there
Car recommended
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Pferdina wrote a review Apr 2023
Grand Rapids, Michigan171 contributions80 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I chose this hotel because the location was very good (about a mile east of downtown) and the price was reasonable. I was not at all disappointed! This hotel is two floors with covered, outdoor corridors. My room was on the second floor, near the stairs. The main office has a very comfortable lounge area with tourist information (including staff picks and local weather updated on a whiteboard every day) as well as a nice breakfast area. The breakfast area could use a few more tables and chairs at busy times, but two of my three mornings it was not crowded at all and I easily had a table for myself. Breakfast offerings were "light" which meant, plain donuts, bagels, and cinnamon rolls, three kinds of dry cereal, hard-boiled eggs, fruit cups, yogurt, and a selection of granola bars. There were juice boxes, 2% milk, coffee and hot tea for beverages. I would have liked a fresh fruit option, but I was content with these choices.

The room looked nice. I had a king bed with lots of pillows. The pillows were smaller than standard, and seemed to have various firmness, so I could arrange them to get the support I needed. Linens were clean and smelled fresh. The decor was minimal, but everything was clean. There was a small refrigerator and microwave next to the TV, a small desk with wooden chair, and an upholstered chair. The lighting was good. I appreciated having the outlets and USB ports in the desk lamps.

The bathroom was small but also clean and I had plenty of supplies for three days. Rooms were only cleaned and resupplied upon request, which I rather liked. I found the shower (no tub) worked well and the ventilation fan was loud but not more than expected. There was good water pressure and plenty of hot. At the sink, I could get either very hot water or very cold water at any moment, but adjusting the water temperature to a medium warmth was beyond me.

The room temperature was controlled by an under-window unit, and I never needed to adjust it. The room was always comfortable for me (I was there when the outdoor temperature was steady around freezing).

It was remarkably quiet. I think the hotel was at least half full, judging from the number of cars in the lot. All of the staff I interacted with were welcoming, friendly, and efficient. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Knights Inn Traverse City, Owner at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
Responded Apr 25, 2023
Thank you for your feedback! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It would be a pleasure to serve you again one day. I hope you come back to see us!
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oxengirl wrote a review Feb 2021
Fairview, Michigan478 contributions144 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
In town for business & too late to drive home so I thought I'd give HoJo's a try. The front desk manager (Josh) was a gem & placed me in a quiet, clean room. Upon entering I felt the temperature was down & the room was cool, so I placed a call & Josh promptly appeared to reset the heater & brought me a blanket. Very efficient & helpful to solve the issue. Thats the kind of service that brings people back. My stay was pleasant, had a lot of fresh hot coffee, a grab & go bag for the road to munch on for breakfast & the room served my needs. Bed was firm, lots of pillows & warmed up nicely. Will return if in the area again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Knights Inn Traverse City, Owner at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
Responded Feb 14, 2021
Thank you Oxengirl for a great review, We are very happy to hear our amazing staff member Josh was able to fix your heat in a timely manor and make your stay pleasant. We absolutely love to share the great reviews with all our staff members to let them know they are appreciated in everything they do. We thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you back again.
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Jim S wrote a review Aug 2021
Sterling Heights, Michigan7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife had a medical emergency and spent 11 hours in the emergency room with a heart problem prior to checking in.we find out our room is on the second floor with no elevator. I’m not sure this is even legal in Michigan these days but if you’re looking at booking this hotel make sure you know there is no elevator to the second floor. I’m done with Wyndham hotels after this trip as I stayed at 5 different Wyndham hotels and was not happy with any of them.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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jarmfield2021 wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed a couple nights, there were no obvious deficiencies in cleanliness, all the staff I observed complied with face coverings and positioned themselves behind the plexiglass when interacting with customers.

The single king room was perfectly adequate for my needs, actually more spacious than I expected, and I was happy to find a desk and a lounge chair in the room. The sound proofing between rooms seems quite good as when I was out on the walkway I could indistinctly hear there were other people in the rooms to either side of me but wouldn't have known otherwise as I heard nothing while in my room.

While checking in the young lady made it C R Y S T A L C L E A R that no smoking of tobacco or otherwise was permitted on the grounds or in the rooms & I was very appreciative to know that I wouldn't have to deal with the stench or pollution from smokers during my stay. I checked out very early in the morning at 3am and the gentleman who staffed the front desk over night appeared genuinely concerned with my comfort and inquired if there was some deficiency that was causing me to check out so early.

Overall, very pleased with my stay, experience, and the value offered. I will not hesitate to book a room here again on future trips.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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B6987ZYjenniferr wrote a review Dec 2022
Pittsburgh3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the 5th time we have stayed at this hotel. It is very clean and the staff has been very helpful and friendly during out stay. The room where they have the breakfast is very cozy with the fireplace and always makes us feel very welcome. We will definitely be returning to this hotel in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Knights Inn Traverse City, Owner at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
Responded Jan 27, 2023
Thank you for your feedback! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we get the chance to serve you in the future.
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AnnieDodgeCity_KS wrote a review Aug 2020
Dodge City, KS132 contributions56 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros: Room was clean enough, no noise at night, nice outdoor pool to swim in, and decent breakfast for a COVID breakfast- good cinnamon rolls ,coffee, fresh fruit, and Yoplait Yogurt, even a small bottled water.
Cons: The pool didn't open until 10:00 am, needs to be earlier for those who like to swim morning laps like I do. Not many places to walk to. We loved spending part of our time at a beach front property, Points North Beachfront Resort...more to do, but more expensive too.
Over-all HOJO is a good value for your money. No elevator, but we liked the second floor because there was no noise above us.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Knights Inn Traverse City, Owner at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
Responded Sep 24, 2020
Thank you Annie for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are happy to hear you had a chance to enjoy our pool area during your stay. Opening the pool earlier is something we can possibly change in the future. We thank you for your feedback and hope to see you back again.
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mattschwal wrote a review May 2021
Freedom, Wisconsin1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My stay was very positive April 22-24th 2021. The staff was very friendly and courteous during check in and check out. I didn’t stay much at the hotel or use the amenities or have breakfast at the hotel, so I can’t comment on any of that.

Since this stay was during the covid pandemic, all staff were masked and a plexiglass shield and hand sanitizer were at the front desk. When I checked out, I had to put the room keys in a special basket .

The bed was pretty comfortable. The only concern I have was that since the rooms are al private entrances, I could hear people well from outside. The tv and cable box looked outdated, but I never used them.

The room overall was very clean. I found a small pile of dust under the corner of one of the beds, but first noticed when I looked underneath to make sure I didn’t lose anything.

It was a very good value for what I paid for. I’d book a room here again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Rebecca Bidwell wrote a review Mar 2022
61 contributions19 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
room had one towel the floor around the hot tub would move when u waled over it so I didnt use the hot tub in fear id fall thru the floor. the desk let=g was wobbly and falling apart. sink didnt drain well. toilet had to be messed with after each flush so it would fill again. it was clean but just looks old and in need of repairs the metal stairs are rusty and unsafe in the winter ice. breakfast consisted of cups of processed fruit, yogurt, some cold prefrozen danishes and granola bars. no hot food at all not even milk or anything. just horrible clean enough to stay if its all that is available but not my first choice unless it gets a redo soon.
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Date of stay: March 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Steve Warner wrote a review Feb 2023
Vicksburg, Michigan13 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed here twice now for multi day work trips to TC. There are endless hotel options in this town but this Howard Johnson's has been perfect for my work trips. It's clean and well- maintained. The rooms are super-large and spacious, beds are comfortable, staff that I've dealt with are very nice and helpful. Fridge and micro in the room, heat and cooling work well and aren't noisy like in some places. I've stayed in the winter, so the rates were excellent. I'm sure it's more expensive in the busy summer season but if you are looking for an overall reasonably priced place with a comfortable room this is a good option.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Knights Inn Traverse City, Owner at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
Responded Feb 7, 2023
Thank you for your feedback! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we get the chance to serve you again one day!
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fredstemler wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had reservation through booking.com for three rooms at Knights Inn (across the street from Howard Johnson and owned by the same company). When we arrived, we were told that we did not have a reservation. I showed the clerk my confirmed reservation, but they had no rooms. We were told to try the Howard Johnson across the street. We had to discuss the problem for a long time before we were offered rooms (supposidly at the same rate as our reservation, but we were charged more). I will never use a Wyndham hotel/motel in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Josiah H wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool is outside, so it's closed in the colder months."
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Chelly0225 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Bay City, Michigan137 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking can be tight towards the evening hours"
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Chez R wrote a tip Jun 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom488 contributions232 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"as my room was away from the main road i had no traffic noise at night "
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357donaldg wrote a tip Oct 2022
Muskegon, United States19 contributions12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"A room nearer to the office"
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IraIneptio wrote a tip Oct 2019
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan45 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hot tub room on the 2nd floor is above the lobby and next to vending machines and the door seals leak light."
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PRICE RANGE
C$150 - C$342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
howard johnson traverse city hotel traverse city
LOCATION
United StatesMichiganGrand Traverse CountyTraverse City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
Which popular attractions are close to Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City?
Nearby attractions include Dennos Museum Center (0.6 km), Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products (0.8 km), and East Bay Park (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City?
Conveniently located restaurants include Reflect Bistro Inside Cambria Suites Hotel, The Cottage, and The Omelette Shoppe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Village at Grand Traverse Commons (4.8 km).
Is Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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