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Traverse Bay Inn

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Frankenmuth, Michigan
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We found this little gem just four-miles east of Traverse City on US-31. Our room had a very comfortable bed, an updated bath, two flat-screen TVs, a mini-kitchen and a private bedroom... all for $80 in mid-June. Plus, our bedroom window opened up to the woods. The pool looked very clean and well maintained. We will definitely stay here again.

Thank Norlinscafe
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Nice apartment style suites, some with an upstair room with multiple beds for sleeping. Mini full-kitchen. The Inn backs onto a park so it's quiet. There is a busy road in front, and you need to walk a bit to get to the cross-walk to cross over to the bay side. The wifi is not great - slow connections that...

1Thank jenredpdx
Grand Rapids, MI
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We would probably stay here again, but I think the excellent reviews here are a bit misleading. The Inn had friendly staff, the location is good, the pool is nice and clean (although a bit chilly). And the price is great. However, our room was very smelly - smelled like tobacco smoke and old furnishings. The decor was from the...

Thank Natalie718
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We booked 3 rooms through an online service. When we arrived there was 1 attic room for 6 adults!? The desk worker told us to take it or leave it, but he was "in the business of selling hotel rooms not giving refunds". Ended up spending an hour with the online service and driving an hour to the next town....

1Thank beckyhanson
downers grove,ill
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Our cozy two story place was the perfect lodging for our two families. There was a queen size bed on bottom floor for one couple and two standard beds in the loft room upstairs for the family with two children. The living room/ dining/kitchen area was small but adequate for our six person party while we were cooking, dining and...

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Cleveland, OH
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Annual "sister getaway"...What a great little motel! Very clean, very cute, everything we could need. Spoke with quite a few of the other guests and everyone was enjoying their stay at the Traverse Bay Inn, and Traverse City! Special thanks to Clint at the front desk for being so friendly and helpful, pointing out some great routes, along with some...

Thank kelley c
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I booked this at the last minute. Traveling alone with a big dog. I wasn't expecting much due to the price, but was pleasantly surprised. No, it didn't have top notch furnishings, but was very clean and just the right size. I booked the queen room on the first floor and it had a separate bedroom from a little kitchenette...

Thank PSK2088
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Although it might look a little dated on the outside, we were very impressed with the interior. We had the jacuzzi suite, and it was amazing! I appreciated different controls for heat on the first floor and the second floor. The staff is extraordinarily friendly. The inn is in a great place, with restaurants and a Walgreens close by to...

1Thank juko81
Plainfield, Indiana
Reviewed 13 March 2016

The room was clean and the bed comfy. I would have been happier if the carpet had been cleaned before we stayed there because the people before us had pets. I enjoyed the whirlpool. The people very nice. My husband wants to go back as soon as possible.

Thank edye63
Campinas, SP
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The hotel is an inexpensive alternative to families of four or more people as it provides 2-bedroom suites which are clean and spacious. For a very reasonable value you get: - 2 bedrooms (one upstairs), kitchenette, single bath room - Parking and internet access free - Full kitchen appliances for cooking - Three closets and plenty of room for luggage...

3Thank DR_JLF22

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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: RM264 - RM1,073 (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
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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