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Traverse Bay Inn

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Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We just got back from a very nice visit to Traverse City. We traveled through the night and arrived very early morning. They were very accommodating and left the keys (actual keys) for us. Upon entering the room you notice the nice size. Sitting space with a flat screen tv, kitchenette, and decent size bedroom with another tv. The bathroom...

Thank Gina C
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Nice motel with clean suite rooms. Has a kitchenette, small dining area and two bedrooms. Sleeps at least 6. Practical location and good value for the money. Check in and check out quick, easy, especially as we arrived at 3 am (the keys were waiting for us).

1Thank Beverly R
Reviewed 11 October 2015

My sisters and I stayed here for one night when on a driving vacation thru Michigan. It was hard to find a room for one night (colors weekend??). This hotel was just fine for three of us. One bedroom, bath, living room/ on the first floor; 2 beds up stairs. The stairs are kind of steep, and a pain in...

Thank JudyAC
Reviewed 5 October 2015

My husband and I took my mom to Traverse city for the weekend so we were looking for a two bed room suit. It was great to find this hotel in the short of time. We took the a two-level 2-bed suites with fully equipped kitchen. The rooms are very clean and they have everything we need. The beds are...

3Thank WindyandSun
St. Catharines
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Fit the bill for a quick overnight stay. Six adults staying in the 2 bedroom. Was clean, efficient checkin/checkout, great price, family run business. Lots of local knowledge from Jeff. Only thing holding me back from 5 stars is needs some paint on rusty surfaces, and updating.

Thank sweethome
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed for one night in one of their single queen rooms upstairs. It was very cute. The staff was friendly and our stay was very pleasant. Would definitely atay here again, next time we are up this way!

1Thank Jeffrey B
Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Very comfortable room, great little kitchenette/combo living room area with 2 separate bedrooms. Beds were very comfortable and the room overall were very clean. I would suggest for the owners to clean the a/c filters, (didn't notice until the morning we were getting ready to leave). For those traveling keep in mind that the hotel sits east of Traverse City,...

1Thank allabouttrav
Saginaw, Michigan
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Booked a room at Traverse Bay Inn for Labor Day Weekend because it was about all that was left...when we arrived we were in shock! Room was huge for the price w/a full kitchen and 2 seperate rooms with an upstairs and whirlpool. Highly suggest staying here. Great deal!!

1Thank Nikki H
Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Complete kitchenette, comfortable, back your vehicle to the door, restaurants and beach, and great views within walking or wheelchair distance. The proprietors were good to me; they are very busy but if you need them, just dial 0. Plenty of room in the room. I was alone and can't travel light.

1Thank Stor5936
Wixom, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Wanted an inexpensive place that took a dog for overnight while doing circle tour. Just my teenage son and large dog. Assumed we were stuck sharing a queen bed. Shocked to find a 2 bedroom suite, complete with an upstairs bedroom. Tip, don't close upper floor door. My son locked himself out. Didn't get a chance to use pool or...

1Thank Kim S

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Traverse Bay Inn

Address: 2300 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3756
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range: $82 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Traverse Bay Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Traverse Bay Hotel Traverse City
Traverse City Bay Hotel
Traverse Bay Inn Traverse City, Michigan
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Traverse City
#12 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City
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shrewdgrud, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Can walk to Walgreen's pharmacy, which is 2 doors down.”
PoppaBear2, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Allows pets, ask for room where no pets were the night before. Wife has allergies.”
Pumpsy, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go to another hotel”
PCBAnnArborMich, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“For quiet, request a room/suite in the back. This hotel is right on a very busy street.”
325bebe, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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