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Anchor Inn on the Bay

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12068 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5260 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anchor Inn hosted our wedding weekend June 21-24, 2018. After searching many venue options in TC, nothing seemed right until we discovered this location. It was really important to us to find a "one-stop-shopping" site. Almost all of our guests were traveling from out of...More

Thank Jenne M
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We rented a one-bedroom cabin for 4 nights and appreciated that the owners let is do this, since their cabins usually have a 1 week minimum in the summer. We also appreciated being near Traverse City,. but away from the noise and crowds. It is...More

Thank Polly b
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We loved staying at the Anchor Inn by the Bay. The location was perfect for us, as it was outside of the chaos of downtown, but close enough to ride your bike or jump in the car for a 5-minute drive. They are located right...More

Thank sueski99
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This hotel is classic beach cabins, the buildings are maintained well there is a beach across the street with a bonfire pit also a bonfire pit near the cabins also. I think all the units 1 bedroom and larger have a kitchenette. It is very...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Just left Anchor Inn last Saturday. This was the 4th year in a row my husband and I spent a week there. Very satisfied and plan to stay every year. This motel is nothing fancy, but very clean, great location and everything we need. The...More

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The Anchor Inn on the Bay is a quaint family style resort on the West Grand Traverse Bay - situated in a beautiful park like setting. You may choose from 1, 2 or bedroom cottages with full kitchens - or a unique motel room. All rooms are air conditioned. We are on M-22 just 2 miles north of Traverse City.

Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
 
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint, Charming, Mid-range, Great View
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Location
United StatesMichiganTraverse City
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Traveller (33)
Room & Suite (6)
Pool & Beach (4)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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"Get the kitchenette"
sueski99
Aug. 12, 2018
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"Book this early in the summer season they are fully booked most of the summer"
MICouple77
Aug. 7, 2018
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"I was unable to get a "ratings" response option."
deborahe820
May 30, 2018
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"We love the hotel style room since we do not prepare any meals."
Bubba11111
Nov. 2, 2017
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