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Traverse Bay Inn

2300 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3756
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#16 of 40 hotels in Traverse City

Traverse Bay Inn is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Traverse City, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Traverse Bay Hotel provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Traverse Bay Hotel offers a pool and barbeque facilities, which will help make your Traverse City trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

For those interested in checking out Centre ICE Arena (4.3 km) while visiting Traverse City, Traverse Bay Hotel is a short distance away.

If you’re looking for a seafood restaurant, consider a visit to Reflect Bistro Inside Cambria Suites Hotel or The Cottage, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Traverse Bay Inn.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Traverse City State Park (1.8 km), which is a popular Traverse City attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Traverse City!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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georgeandgracie46 wrote a review Sep. 6
Dover, New Hampshire167 contributions65 helpful votes
Maybe it was because of the holiday weekend but I thought the rates were very high for the quality of the room. The bed was not comfortable. We had to hang towels in the closet because there was only one hook in the bathroom. The room seemed pretty clean which was something. We only got one coffee package for a 4 night stay. They don’t do mid stay cleaning, which is understandable in COVID, but they could stock the rooms better in the first place. Instead, you have to ask for extra soap, TP, etc. We had to visit due to a family emergency in town so our choices were limited. Given other choices I doubt we’d return.
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Date of stay: September 2021
X1285ZLkims wrote a review Aug. 2021
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota6 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights in August 2021. The number one thing that would have made this place better would have been a dehumidifier. The place was so closed up and damp it smelled and never dried out, no matter how much we ran the air conditioner. Layout was nice for our family of 4 with the bedroom upstairs with two full beds for the kids. (Room 112). Bathroom was tiny and hard to “get ready in” -it needed a shelf and more hooks to make it functional. It had one of those pedestal sinks you can’t sit anything on. This place has tons if closet space, but we didn’t need it for a two night stay. The guy at the front desk was friendly and helpful, the kids appreciated the outdoor pool. Bedding needs to be upgraded. Stains on our beds left a yucky feeling in me even after they brought me fresh bedding -it still had stains, but it did smell clean. Wasn’t going to even leave a review but for the price we paid and reviews here, I expected better.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
amigolucy wrote a review Jul. 2021
minnesota134 contributions37 helpful votes
Loved this stay - wish it were longer. The rooms are spotless and the upstairs and main bedrooms (with TV in each) would be perfect for traveling couples or families. Even the pool was crystal clear and inviting. Being pet friendly we did not expect the cleanliness. It was far better than any non pet rooms we’ve stayed in other places. The setting is lovely.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Geralyn M wrote a review Mar. 2020
Grayling, Michigan139 contributions25 helpful votes
Our first time here, and will always be our pick in the future !!! A little apartment, home feel !! Queen bed downstairs, king bed and Jacuzzi upstairs, LOTS of closet space, kitchenette 3 TV's throughout, etc. Clean, very reasonable $$$ and very quiet. The bedrooms are toward the back so you don't hear parking lot traffic. Very quiet inside, don't hear people next to you. Would love to try a summer time visit since the pool area is nice. Staff was exceptionally nice, on the phone and in person !!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn
Responded Mar. 12, 2020
Thank you very much! So glad you enjoyed your stay, see you this summer I hope - Jeff
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John E wrote a review Oct. 2019
Chicago, Illinois81 contributions27 helpful votes
Spent two nights and was very pleasantly surprised at the value of the Inn. Had a one bedroom unit with a small kitchen and sitting area. Not fancy but very well maintained and quiet. Staff was gracious and welcoming. Best value I've ever gotten in Traverse City.
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Date of stay: September 2019
US$65 - US$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Traverse Bay Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Traverse Bay Inn?
Nearby attractions include Swan's Nest Gifts (0.7 km), Hilbert's Honey Co. (1.2 km), and Doug Murdick's Fudge (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Traverse Bay Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Traverse Bay Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Traverse Bay Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Traverse Bay Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Traverse Bay Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Mesa Grill, Don's Drive-In, and Smoke and Porter Public House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Traverse Bay Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Traverse Bay Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Traverse Bay Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Village at Grand Traverse Commons (8.9 km).
Is Traverse Bay Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.