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Anchor Inn on the Bay

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Traverse city
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Overall very nice place to stay. Nothing fancy but very good location with a private beach. The owners are very accommodating and keep the place clean. If you are looking for a weekend getaway this is your place! We will definitely be staying again next year.

Thank CarmenMogk
Penticton, Canada
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Small cabin with Queen bed. Not a lot of room to stay in but we were only sleeping there as party was at a different place. Room had coffee maker, TV, wireless, fridge with a small table and two seats.

2Thank EricGolfer
Reviewed 27 October 2014

This place is super cute and cozy. It's very clean and we'll kept. In a great location with a beautiful beach. Great in the fall, would definitely recommend! The staff was very friendly and accommodating as we'll!

2Thank Adev62
Portage, Michigan
Reviewed 15 September 2014

The reason I'm rating this average instead of poor, is because the price of the room is on the low side for the area, so for the price compared to other places, it might be what you should expect for the price. The lady who checked us in was lovely and nice, and the exterior looks cute. The images on...

4Thank beHonestevery1
Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Slow start cause all were expecting a Hotel type room all gusied and fancy. The rooms are exactly as their pictures. Quaint, and laid back. Already thinking of next year. End of trip all were pleased.

1Thank Rita A
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We stayed here this past summer with my brother and sister-in-law. I was hesitant at first when my BIL said he booked some cottages. We were pleasantly surprised. The cottage was indeed dated but was nice and clean, a definitely priority for me. They had excess parking in the back where we could park our boat and trailer. The beach...

2Thank flowerlover54
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Room was very small. Just wide enough for bed and night stand with access to only one side of the bed. That being said, bed was comfortable and room was clean. Just stayed one night so it worked out fine.

1Thank jeff w
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Great price, perfect location, beautiful HUGE yard, lovely location for multiple families to stay together with a home-from-home feel. We rented the 2 bedroom cottage and the neighboring room... It was perfect for us. We enjoyed the beach on the Grand Traverse Bay (right across the road is the Anchors Inn private beach). The biggest highlight was the huge playground...

3Thank BeccaAndRob
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This place is away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The cabins are older, but very clean and comfortable; more importantly, much cheaper then any hotel in Traverse City. We were there for a wedding, so not a lot of time was spent at the cabin. In the evening we did sit on the beach swing and enjoyed...

Thank Julianne S
Pinckney, Michigan
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Just spent a comfortable & enjoyable 5 days here. We hosted a rehearsal dinner in their spacious lawn...playground, horseshoes, hammock, volleyball net, firepit, lakeside beach and lots of parking made it a big success! The host are very accommodating and willing to help in anyway. Rooms may be a bit dated but the quaintness beats the "hotel room" look and...

Thank 928Jane

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anchor Inn on the Bay

Address: 12068 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-5260
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range: $81 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Anchor Inn On The Bay Traverse City, Michigan
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Traverse City
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
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“Affordable, Clean and Spacious”
826vickic, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“cabin 13 has a view of the bay, very quiet away from the street.”
lyondown, 10 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The one queen room is tight but an amazing value.”
EdG286, 10 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Perhaps the "cottages" would be better for space? Don't expect a free standing building though- they are all connected.”
beHonestevery1, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Look at the pictures. What you see is what you get.”
515ritaa, 13 Sep 2014 | Read review
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