Stayed at the Grand Traverse Motel for one night in mid October. Room was a deluxe king. It was pretty good, clean, and recently renovated. However there were a few challenges. The blinds don't do a great job of blocking the light so the sun is very visible pretty early. Could really use some dark curtains. The bathroom remodel wasn't very good and the window had no screen. Both of those were not huge issues. The bigger issue was that, while the bed appeared fairly new, it was broken. The mattress frame collapsed to ~6" on one side when you laid down on it. (slept on by a very averaged sized person) This caused a rather uncomfortable night. Would have mentioned at check out, but the office is closed in the morning.
I found the Grand Traverse Motel at the last minute for a 1 night stay in Traverse City on our way home to Ohio. The motel far exceeded any expectations we had and our room was even more updated than pictures appear (I unfortunately did not take any of my own, as we were in a bit of a rush upon arrival). The room was spotless and had a very nice flat screen tv, mini fridge, and bathroom. Five minute drive to downtown, where we found open parking to be abundant. Both staff members we communicated with were very friendly and helpful. I imagine the price is hard to beat in such a lovely city.
The Grand Traverse Motel's use of third party sites and the way they hide the fact that your reservation is non-refundable is in my humble and naive opinion sufficient reason for me to warn you to avoid this place when there are so many honest options available. Sleep in your car, on a park bench, but dont let them grab your money like they did mine.
I stayed at this motel last year during may and the front desk lady was anything but friendly, me and my fiance wanted to stay together for a night so i booked a room, the room was nice but still had strands of hair in the drain and toothpaste in the sink, i woke a late and checked out a little late when i went to return my key the front desk lady said that i would charged for late checkout the price for the night there was supost to be 98$ and she charged me 250 for checking out late. and she was very rude about it. i wouldnt rate this place 1 star honestly. Very Very poor hospitality
(our stay august 2019) Motel is well placed. Not far from the lake by feet but it only gives accès to a private hotel beach located on opposite side of the street which means you will have to cross the street surrounded by traffic. Needs a lot of attention to do that. If you want to access the lake you’d better drive 5 min on this road in direction of the city. This motel is a typical one. We rented a room for 3 and get 3 queen beds in our flat. You would expect at least the same number of furnitures to held 3 to 6 persons. This was not the case. For example only 2 chairs while we were 3... only 4 little spoons or 5 forks... same for coffee machine able to do only for 2 persons approx..! The interior is quite old. Not refreshed for a while. Bathroom is just fine. But beds were awful. We injured our backs during our 3 nights over-there and slept very badly. The person on sites are not really willing to help. Pity. I would not go back.…