A budget friendly hotel, 2.1 miles from Downtown Traverse City. Pet friendly.... Woof! Extended stays available in the winter season ONLY (November-April). On a mission to trump the expectations of our guests, and provide a comfortable & safe "home away from home" experience. Visit locally: music, fine dining, affordable one of a kind eats, breweries, vineyards, kayaking, beaches, several shopping areas,and bike and hiking trails. Travel out: casinos, Suttons Bay, Old Mission Peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire, Glen Arbor, Leelanau State Park, Peterson Park, Northport, Mackinaw Bridge & Museum, and much more in between!
Rooms with two queen beds or a single king available at this 72 room, two story lodge. Our rooms open from the outside, adding a little more privacy to your stay. No stuffy hallways here! Just exuberant Northwestern Michigan air, right outside your door. Microwaves and mini fridges available upon request for additional charges. Roll away beds available. Come visit a place that is truly unlike any other, and stay at a hotel that strives to go above and beyond. With our comfortable and affordable rooms, you might end up staying another night or two. Spend your days in Traverse City. Spend your nights at Travelodge. You'll be glad you did.
We stay at Travelodge every time we travel up north in the fall time. The place itself is great. It's clean, they have good breakfasts (during non-covid time), people are friendly, etc. However, the ONE downfall of the place is the parking situation. During the fall, it gets very, very busy at the Travelodge and parking can be an issue. One of the nights when we tried to park after an evening out, there were ZERO spots left, but it was mainly due to 4 big trucks taking up 2 spots each. That eliminated about 4 spots where we could've parked. We had to park WAY out by the street. The next night we came back and the same thing happened. We ended up having to park in handicap overnight until there were spots opened the next morning. Finally, while we were trying to pack the car during checkout, we wanted to move the car closer, but 2 of the spots were occupied by LONG pick up trucks and they were blocking 2 spots we could've used. It's ridiculous that these long trucks can just park anywhere they want without caring about blocking open spots. To me, it's common sense. If your vehicle is too long and is blocking an open spot, find another place to park that's a better fit for your truck. I think one solution could be to put signs up that say certain spots are for cars while other spots can be for pick up trucks. Another solution is to repaint the parking lot so that you can better see where the lines are. Maybe that would help people park better? It's just frustrating that EVERY year we come up (at least for the past 8 years) and we have this parking issue every single time. Other than parking, this place would get 5 stars.…
$15 pet fee, no weight limit or breed restrictions. They gave me a room at the very back where there was no noise and lots of grass for the dog. They even left some poop bags and two giant milk bones for us on the door handle! Not the most updated or beautiful guest rooms, but definitely fine for a quick stay. Would definitely recommend.
Over priced for small, unclean room. We were planning to stay 2 nights, but changed plans after only one night. The place looked very run down and needs a lot of repair. I would not recommend this hotel.
I wouldn't recommend if you want a nice place to stay. But if you just need a bed and dont mind the appearance then have at it. The service was the best part of my stay. They were pretty friendly and tried to be accomodating.
We exchanged one of our timeshare weeks to stay at your facility. Never, and I repeat NEVER, have I experienced such a dismal, filthy, and odoriferous environment. I'm not even sure where to start. We were advised by phone 3 weeks prior to check in that the pool was under construction but would be ready by the time we got there. Obviously, that was not the case, as the pool is still under construction / maintenance, and from reading other reviews it appears it has been this way for quite some time. When I questioned the staff about the pool (her name was Leanne), she said no one would have said the pool would have been ready by the time we got there. I asked her if she was insinuating that my wife was lying, and she said no but they probably said it "should" be done by our arrival and therefore it was not guaranteed that it would be open. On to the room, or "suite" as it is advertised. I'm a retired police detective. Every city has its share of "questionable locations." During my time as an officer on the road, I've responded to many of those types of locations. Your place brought back memories!! Unfortunately, not good ones. The entire building is in disrepair. Walking through the front door reminded me of walking into a seedy apartment complex in response to some type of drug or disorderly subject call. When we walked into the room, we were literally punched in the nose with a combination smell consisting of mold / mildew and stale beer, along with another smell I couldn't quite identify. Despite spraying air freshener and attempting our own bit of cleaning, the smell never went away entirely. When I walked up to the refrigerator the first time, my feet stuck to the floor and made an audible peeling-off sound as I lifted each foot. We took one of the wash clothes to wipe the floor; it was black with filth after wiping down a small, 3 X 2-foot section in front of the refrigerator. The legs of the kitchen table had loosened over time, making it completely unstable. We were able to hand-tighten the nuts, which had all spun off about 1/3 of the way. All of the window sills and the bottom track of the sliding patio door were black with dirt and spider webs. I use the term "patio door" loosely, as it was more of an emergency egress, as the minuscule area outside the door was completely unkempt, disgusting, and not fit for any type of use. The space behind the bathroom door next to the door frame actually had 4 daddy long leg spiders, who at least seemed to be enjoying the room. As an added bonus, the shower lever was stuck in the shower position, so the water would not come out of the tub faucet. I guess not that big of a deal if you're taking a shower, but we had to wash our feet in the sink after walking on the floor with no socks on and discovering how dirty and nasty it was. Back to Leanne: I brought up all of my concerns to her at the same time, but I wanted to get the description of the premises documented before I continued. First of all, let's keep in mind that hotels and the like are a service-based industry, dependent upon keeping guests happy. After I mentioned the pool situation, I moved on to our concerns with the condition of the room. Almost the entire time I was speaking with her, she appeared preoccupied and was not even looking at me while I was speaking. She was very defensive regarding the pool situation and condition of the property, and sounded like she was making excuses. She said the rooms are not considered suites; they are condos. So of course, my thought, even though they ARE advertised as suites, was this: I don't care what you call it, how about you clean it? Leanne NEVER offered to have anyone come and clean the room or send someone to do a walk-through to address our concerns. Her answer was: She could refund the one night of our stay if we were leaving, but she couldn't do anything if we decided to stay because, in her words, it must not be bad enough for us to leave. Yep, she said that. And of course, there was nowhere to go / no vacancies anywhere else, and we had already exchanged a timeshare week. I asked for contact information for the manager and was handed two cards, one for Assistant General Manager Merila Vaughn and another for Front Desk Manager Justin Jewett. I composed an email after leaving the office with the following subject: ***URGENT*** UNCLEAN ROOM, SUB-STANDARD ACCOMMODATIONS AND SERVICE. In the body of the email, I simply asked that one or both contact me at their earliest convenience to discuss the situation and provided my personal cell phone number. Unfortunately, no one returned my call. Two days later, my wife stopped into the office for a garbage bag (no extra ones were left in the room), and Mr. Jewett was there. My wife briefly explained our situation and advised him that I had sent an email but hadn't received a response. He said he had been off. However, he was now aware of said email and still did not return my call. And one last note regarding the service: My wife had gone to the office later in the evening for some coffee, as we had our niece and her friend staying with us for a few days. The coffee is distributed in single serving pouches, and my wife was handed 4. She requested more, saying that we were using the bigger coffee pot that was in the room and wanted to brew more than one cup at a time. The clerk first argued that we didn't have a bigger coffee pot (we did...why would someone even say that?) and then said she was only supposed to give out 4. My wife said we have 4 people and we need 8 so that we could all have two cups in the morning. The clerk grabbed a handful of coffee packets and tossed them at my wife, saying something akin to "Here, just take them all then." Classy employee. We should have read the reviews before staying here...our mistake; but clearly, we are not the only ones that feel this way. In fact, the negative reviews are overwhelming, and I would be completely embarrassed as an employee, manager, and especially an owner to be associated with this property in any way. You can be assured that I will be posting this review to as many travel sites as possible so that others can avoid a huge disappointment and waste of money.…