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Traverse Bay Inn

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2300 N US Highway 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Complete kitchenette, comfortable, back your vehicle to the door, restaurants and beach, and great views within walking or wheelchair distance. The proprietors were good to me; they are very busy but if you need them, just dial 0. Plenty of room in the room. I was alone and can't travel light.

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Wixom, Michigan, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted an inexpensive place that took a dog for overnight while doing circle tour. Just my teenage son and large dog. Assumed we were stuck sharing a queen bed. Shocked to find a 2 bedroom suite, complete with an upstairs bedroom. Tip, don't close upper floor door. My son locked himself out. Didn't get a chance to use pool or... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You always wonder about what could be a road side motel with good reviews. When considering the price compared to other hotels in the area, this is a steal. We booked a queen room and ended up in the queen and two full (I think). Downstairs was the family room/kitchen with LCD tv (crappy upsizing issues on the TV). Kitchen... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was spacious and over all place was well kept. Plus the staff was super. We will be back for sure. Pool and Jacuzzi were great. Close to TC bike trail and of course plenty of things to do in the general area.

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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Traverse Bay Inn are very sweet and accommodating. The rooms are older but clean. It reminds me of a hotel my family would have stayed at in the 1980's. It is small and the rooms still use real keys for those who remember hotels doing that. With all of its charm I gave this little place an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by the traverse bay inn. Very roomy. Small kitchen , bedroom with queen, kitchen/living area, bathroom down stairs and bedroom upstairs. Lots of closets. Nicely equipped and great pool and hot tub. We stay in traverse city 1-2 x's a year. Will be a my go to for the price! Room to park boat trailer on grass.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stayed once in the winter & the staff was very friendly , room was clean & up dated for the area. Price was great for winter travel , but once summer comes rates jump up quite high , but that is to be expected for the area. Close to everything , great food & shopping

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TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again sometime soon. Summer has been great in Traverse City so far and we're looking forward to seeing all of our Summer friends at the Traverse Bay Inn - Jeff More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Husband and I were here on June 16, stayed one night. The room was clean. Front desk service was friendly. Room was very spacious with a kitchenette and separate bedroom. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. If you were on vacation with your family this place would be great.

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Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We try to get to Traverse City at least 5 times a year and we make sure we stay here. Unfortunately we usually are only able to stay 1 night at a time and that is just not enough. This hotel is quiet, quaint and absolutely adorable!!!! To say it feels like HOME is an understatement, it feels better than... More 

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Highland Park, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Upon checkin, which was listed to be 3, we arrived at about 2:30 and the woman at the front desk was placing receipts and keys in envelopes for guests to pick up as they arrived. When asked, she said she was leaving at 3 and there wouldn't be anyone in the office until morning. When I asked what is the... More 

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