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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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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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Whitehall, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stayed with friends for the weekend and were excited to have a two bedroom unit to share. The moment we walked in the door we were very disappointed. The carpet was old and dirty and desperately needs to be replaced. The couch was stained. The ceilings in several rooms showed signs of water damage, not just under the area... More 

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

I acknowledge your review and thank you for your comments. Your experience was disappointing I'm sure, please call us so we may discuss further. We take your comments seriously and I will personally see that any problems are corrected. We are not in the business of ruining a vacation or business trip and I wish we would have had knowledge... More 

Grand Rapids, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Clean hotel that would be good for an extended stay. Had a small kitchenette with frig, range and microwave. Small living area contained a couch and small dining table. Lots of closet space. Bathroom has no counter space at all. Bed was harder than I like. Unit was clean and had lots of towels. We had trouble finding the hotel... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

First thing it impressed me about the hotel was its great Value for Money. Secondly, Cozy, Clean and location. Me, my wife and my kid stayed here for 2 nights in Jacuzzi room. Its very compact but with all amenities in it, Its 2 bed room (one in Ground Floor and other at the top) with a small living room... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great value and the room was quite cozy, staff was friendly and helpful. Had a woods just behind the hotel, it was relaxing to see. Looks like a great place for summer fun and located just across the road from Grand Traverse Bay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We decided at last miniute to stay in Traverse and based on reviews here decided to try this place. Could not beat the price $44 plus $6 room tax. They upgraded us to a jacuzzi suite so had use of king size bed. It's to your fancy motel- but very clean, updated and has everthing you'd need. Fantastic for the... More 

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

I'm glad you enjoyed the upgrade and the room worked out for you! I'll pass your review on the staff as well just in case they haven't read it yet. Maybe we'll get to see you again sometime! Also I wanted to remind everyone of the road construction in the immediate area. We can't wait until it's finished. (It will... More 

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