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Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast

244 E. 8th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Franny O that runs/owns the place is a gem. She is as nice as it gets. Just wonderful. But the place itself is really pretty bad. Like no A/C. Which meant open windows or suffocate. Busy street with lots of car/motorcycle noise. And every room, including our room that had its own bath and entrance, had WAY too much furniture,... More 

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TheGardener44, Guest Relations Manager at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at our home. We always appreciate guest input to help improve our business. To address your concerns, we do have central air conditioning, however, at this time of year we often turn the AC on and off based on weather. You may have arrived during an off period, and the... More 

Amherstburg, Ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were warmly greeted by Fran and she gave us a lot of handy information about the area. There is always coffee available and wine in the fridge. Fran warned me that the Hammond Room on the main floor was small but I was still surprised at how small it was. I wanted a room with a private bath so... More 

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TheGardener44, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so make for taking the time to review your stay with us. We have remedied the overhead light and placed out wrapped soap for our next guest. Although unused, I can completely understand your trepidation. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Effingham, New Hampshire
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have B&B'd before, but have rarely had such a gracious stay. Every detail of our preferences and comforts was accounted for. We stayed the weekend of Cherry Festival (unbeknownst to us)--but were really there to pick our daughter up from Interlochen Summer Camp. We enjoyed the Langley Room, a second story room with a shared bath, which worked out... More 

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TheGardener44, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay and we look forward to another visit from you next summer! More 

Monroe, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was our first Bed and Breakfast experience and it was awesome! We stayed in the Hammond Room which is on the first floor, has its own bathroom, and a very comfortable queen sized bed. The first morning we accidentally slept thru breakfast, but the Oviatt staff so kindly left us omelets and fresh fruit for when we woke up!... More 

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FrannyBluhm, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Hammond Room. We love to cook here at the Oviatt House, so it is nice to hear sincere compliments about the quality of our breakfasts. We look forward to another visit from you soon. More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed on the last night of our honeymoon and had a wonderful time! This was our second bed and breakfast experience and we enjoyed the hospitality. It really did feel like she opened her home to us. We stayed in the grose room that had it's own bath and entrance. The room was very clean and we enjoyed all... More 

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FrannyBluhm, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review for us. We appreciate when guests notice the small details and know the value in word of mouth advertising. We hope you will come back to visit us again! More 

Whitehall, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Oviatt House. Franny and her staff are awesome hosts. Our rooms (3) were pleasant and comfortable. We had the perks of our own bathroom, and 2 others had a shared bath. The location was perfect for driving, biking or walking around TC. Breakfast was excellent. Overall just a great place to stay at... More 

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FrannyBluhm, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to send in a review. Traverse is really a fun city and I am glad you had the time to enjoy it. More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had a great time at the Oviatt House! Unfortunately, we had to cut our stay short, but we really enjoyed it while we were there. Franny, her husband and the other staff were so welcoming, friendly and accommodating that they really made us feel at home. We stayed in the Grose Room, which is very nicely decorated, has its... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great little urban B&B. Franny exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed a glass (or two!) of wine with her and shared stories and life experiences finding we had many things in common. I enjoyed my private room with en suite bath and private entrance. The house is old and creaky and you can hear your neighbors but that's ok because... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Oviatt House. Franny was such a wonderful hostess. You can tell that she loves what she does. Our room was pleasant and comfortable if a bit small. We had the perks of our own bathroom and a private entrance which was definitely the way to go. The location was perfect, we were within... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Don't really have anything to add - the other reviews have pretty much covered it: 1) Franny - very, very friendly & helpful,fun to talk to... 2) Incredibly convenient location - only 5 min walk to downtown, but far enough away to be quiet 3) Breakfast: delicious.Franny is more than happy to accommodate any dietary preferences (because whatever it is,... More 

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FrannyBluhm, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Oviatt House B&B. So glad you enjoyed your stay in Traverse. We feel so fortunate to have this beautiful location to share. We look forward to your future visit. More 

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Address: 244 E. 8th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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