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Michigan
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2011

My wife and decided to stay at the North Shore Inn because of it's location and view of the water. We booked our reservation about a month ahead of time, and had no problems with booking the place. We reserved a 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo, which was on the 2nd floor, and had a nice view of the water.The... More 

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jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking time to write a review! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and would return to the North Shore Inn during a future trip to Traverse City. I'm also happy you enjoyed your goodie bag! We like to do special little things as often as possible for our guests to let them know... More 

Spring Lake, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Made a reservation here months early. Good communication. Spent a long weekend in room #305 and found the room as advertised: clean, comfortable with a great view of the Bay. The staff was friendly and accommodating. It was quiet, except for the road noise which was not a great problem. Intend to return to the North Shore Inn again.

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jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your kind review! I’m happy you mentioned you "found the room as advertised". I know it can be difficult to make reservations at a place you've never seen with your own eyes and you are sometimes left wondering if it looks better in the pictures. This statement will help put fellow travelers minds at ease when... More 

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2011

Everyone we spoke with at the North Shore Inn was very nice and helpful if we needed it. Our condo was clean clean clean - gotta love that. The beach was ample and provided a nice place to sit at sunset - we have mostly visited the expansive beaches along the Florida coast so this was a change, as was... More 

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Thank LynnBeth
jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review and thank you for sharing your pictures of the beach! Our housekeeping staff was pleased to hear you found your room to be "clean clean clean". The girls we have working in housekeeping have been here for several years and have become very aware of all the little details in each individual room! The... More 

Bellevue, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2011

My wife and daughter and I spent a week here and thought the over all experience was great. Beds were comfortable, great view of East Bay, nice sandy beach, good pool, good kitchen, friendly staff. It was close to everything (well, in TC what isn't?). Comparable rentals within blocks were double to triple the rate. If we had questions or... More 

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jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your kind review. I am so happy you and your family were able to take advantage of the North Shore Inn's many amenities. The private balconies located off the living room area (also off upstairs bedroom in 2br/2ba units) give you an amazing view of East Bay! The Sunsets are stunning and so relaxing after a... More 

Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2011

Clean condo resort, beachfront on the East Bay. Beds were not comfortable, cheap mattresses, and shower was very small, no tub.. could not shave my legs. Small outside pool, no ice machine. Well equipped kitchenette. Minimal housekeeping service, they finally came about 5:00 each day to change out towels, even though we displayed the 'maid service needed" by 9:00 each... More 

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jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am pleased to hear you found our resort clean. We work very hard to make each guest’s stay as pleasant as possible. I am sorry you felt the daily maid service was not quick enough. Our housekeepers need to make sure all of the rooms people are checking into... More 

Flushing, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2011

My husband and I got married on the beach at the North Shore! It was beautiful, perfect, I am so glad I had it there! It is a small little paradise with wonderful staff, wonderful people who stay there and it feels like one giant family. Everyone looks out for one another, and this is our second year vacationing there!... More 

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jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for your review! We were delighted to have been a part of such an important day in your lives! We are always more than happy to help our guests in any way possible! Congratulations on your marriage and we wish you both all the happiness in the world! Thank You, LaBonte Management P: (800) 968-2365 More 

Norton Shores, MI
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2011

I was looking for a place with an outdoor heated pool for my 6 year old and also a beach. The North Shore Inn gave us both and we had a blast. We just booked again to go back in a few weeks. The staff is wonderful and very accommodating. We're hoping to go back next year and the year... More 

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jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking time to write a review. I'm pleased to hear we were the "Perfect" location for your family's vacation! Not many resorts in Traverse City offer an outdoor heated pool so I'm happy you were able to find what you were looking for at the North Shore Inn! We look forward to seeing you on your... More 

Rochester, Michigan
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2011

Stayed here for a girls getaway for a 3 day weekend . The location on the beach was perfect and close to downtown TC. The unit was extremely clean & the staff was very nice & accomodating, they were wonderful! We stayed in the 2 bedroom / 2 bath unit (#302). The furnishings and decorating was straight from the 1980's... More 

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jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your kind review! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay! Our staff is very dedicated to making the North Shore Inn a clean, comfortable and friendly environment. You are correct, each unit here is individually owned so no two rooms look exactly the same. I will let the owner know about your concerns so they... More 

Lansing, MI
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2011

I stayed here for 3 nights with my husband and young daughter. We didn't get the best room since we booked so late, but we were willing to sacrifice to be so close to the beach. I hope that all the other units are more comfortable then the one we stayed in. When I called to get information on the... More 

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jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking time to write a review. I would first like to apologize for any incorrect information you were given from our front desk staff. All of our units accept the pool side unit you stayed in has central air so I can see how that error was made. I will make sure to re-inform everybody of... More 

Temecula, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2011

This was our family's 12th year in Traverse City, and North Shore Inn has become our home away from home. We a couple weeks every year at NSI and have not once been let down. We get a 2bed/1bath bottem floor condo just because it so nice to walk right out the door and down to the beach without using... More 

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jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and beautiful pictures! I am so pleased to hear we have become your "home away from home"! To be honest you and your whole family feel like a part of our family now! All the detailed information you've shared will definitely help future North Shore Inn families make an informed decision... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The North Shore Inn is a charming New England style condominium hotel on Grand Traverse Bay. With a picturesque beachfront setting with private sandy beach, outdoor heated pool and sundeck, and 26 spacious luxury 1 and 2 bedroom units with completely equipped kitchens and sleeping up to 5 people, the North Shore Inn offers a perfect setting to enjoy the four-season beauty of the Grand Traverse region. The hotel enjoys a great central location convenient to dining, shopping, golf, snowmobiling, skiing, two nearby gambling casinos and numerous award-winning wineries. In the off season, reduced weekend and mid-week packages are featured, as well as Auto Club, AARP discounts.(offered November- April) Free WIFI in all rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about North Shore Inn

Address: 2305 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range: $106 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
North Shore Hotel Traverse City
North Shore Inn Traverse City, Michigan
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
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“Would be nice for young families, 2-3 small children.”
 of 5 bubbles 1_M_L_e_, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“3rd floor might be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles F4926ZMjamesr, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“First floor are great for families with little ones Third floor for families with teens Second floor great for couples.”
 of 5 bubbles islandgirl222, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Top floor was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles NomiaRiver, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront fully equipped condominiums at low rates”
 of 5 bubbles krism584, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
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