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Traverse Bay Inn

2.5 of 5 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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Pickford, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a room via telephone and by leaving a voicemail message because they do not answer the phone after 6pm. I had an emergency come up and had to cancel the room. I left another voicemail message on Tuesday night to cancel a Friday night booking. I was charged for the room and the price was higher than originally... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable. Clean. Good bed. Good pillows. Bathroom and shower was much too cramped. I would stay here a second time, but the furniture needs to be updated. New paint would help. The stairs up to my room were very narrow and required extra care to traverse safely. Although I got a "good deal" on Priceline, I still felt on-checkout like... More

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Higgins Lake, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Traverse Bay Inn was very clean and felt very homey. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. The staff is very friendly as well as the maid staff. I look forward to staying here again on our next visit to traverse city.

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Long Beach, CA
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33 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Traverse Bay Inn is only a few minutes from town. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our unit had a small living room with a kitchenette and a separate bedroom. While we were only spending the night, I noticed that it had excellent closet space. The bed was very comfortable. The pool was closed for the season, but it... More

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Copemish, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Clerk was great. Ready for me to check in, I arrived late, room heated and lights on. I was over whelmed at the spacious room. A bedroom upstairs and one on main floor. Full kitchen. Updated, clean, brand new TVs in every room. Bathroom was small but clean and updated.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great rooms, close to town, friendly staff, but book in advance if you want to stay during the summer!! Across the street from the beach, but also a pool and hot tub right on site :) For the price, it was totally worth it, to be close enough to town, but far enough away to get some space from the... More

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Windsor
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We loved this motel-style rental for its location, cleanliness and spacious unit. This is a small property, so book early for the summer. We had one bedroom plus living room and kitchen for the same price of one room in another hotel across the street ( that hotel has a beach front and other amenities but pricey). Traverse City is... More

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Metropolis, Illinois
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67 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Cane to Traverse City as we love the northern areas of Michigan. We were not disappointed. Gorgeous room that was clean and spacious. Stag went out of their way to make is feel like family. This stay could not have been better. Closer to summer great dining and some really nice areas within driving distance like Petosky and other quaint... More

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Celina, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Clean and Cozy! Would love to stay here longer. Ardy was courteous, efficient, and a definite PLUS for the hotel! Great memories in Traverse City and this would be our "pick" hotel if we get to visit again.

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cleveland ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Good location, very, very clean. Pool is clean. Staff is friendly --- with one exception. When we arrived, the woman at the desk didn't look up, didn't greet us....turns out she was on her phone and apparently her shift was up. Luckily, another woman came out and was very welcoming. This trip was my husband and me, there were several... More

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Address: 2300 N US Highway 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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

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