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Traverse Bay Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2300 N US Highway 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Ranked #8 of 38 hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we recently stayed here for a weekend and although the place is old, our room was VERY clean and QUITE. There are restaurants and a put-put golf course within walking distance. However, there are no sidewalks in this area until you walk about 2 city blocks on a grass trail near the roads edge. the outdoor pool and hot tub... More

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Oberlin, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here on vacation. We had a second floor, studio room -- one small room and adjoining bathroom -- complete with small full-size refrigerator, two-coil stove top, sink, microwave, and kitchen supplies. We purchased food at Tom's market just north on US31 and cooked dinner in the room. A dining table for two was perfect. The... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had the opportunity to stay here during the week leading up to Memorial Day. While the staff was obviously very busy prepping for the holiday, they were very friendly and responded pleasantly to all of our needs and questions. The room was very clean and also had a king size bed, jacuzzi and TV upstairs. (three TV's in all) We... More

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henderson nv
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

While visting family in MI we wanted to see Traverse Bay so looking at T A I wanted something that had 2 rooms. This was perfect for us! It sleeps 8 people 3 queen beds 2 bedrooms kitchenette only drawback was one bathroom but not a big deal for one nite. Price was great and no bugs very clean!!

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Detroit, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I had to find a hotel that accepted dogs. I also wanted an outdoor pool, since dogs are not allowed on the beaches. The staff were so nice to me and my chihuahua. I was so excited when I walked into my room, expecting a traditional king bed hotel room. The room had a living room, kitchenette and bedroom with... More

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Hartland, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel was a nice surprise. There is a separate living space with kitchenette, and a bedroom down the hallway. Now, it is by no means a modern hotel with the newest updates, but it is very clean & larger than expected. Also my dog liked it because there was a large field to take walks. And the separate bedroom... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We chose this motel because it is cheap and dog friendly. I am very happy that we did! Very very clean! Awesome jacuzzi tub! Everything seemed like the owners really took good care of it. I had never actually stayed in a motel before, but this experience has shown me how much more you can get for the price! Highly... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I checked in late January on a weekly extended stay basis and had planned to stay til late April. It took me over a month to figure out what was going on. A few days into my stay I noticed red marks on one leg and didn't think much of it. Then a few days later I had red marks... More

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

I can assure everyone that all manner of diligence on the part of the Traverse Bay Inn has been taken to address this reviews comments and accusations. We must take every guest comment seriously and realize how disconcerting these kinds of remarks may be to our guests and potential guests; they are to us as well. We all take pride... More

Clinton township, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We have stayed here a number of times during the winter and have not been disappointed! The accommodations are clean and spacious. The office staff are always there to offer suggestions and to insure your stay is everything you want it to be. Great central location to the wine country and downtown.

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Cadillac, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Booked the room for four days in order to go to medical appointments based upon the excellent reviews for the prices available, and arrived with a friend on Feb 19th at about 730 pm after clearing the late arrival over the phone earlier that day. Was immediately impressed by the quality of the housekeeping and the well-stocked kitchenette in room... More

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

I appreciate the review very much, Angela W. Always glad to hear good comments about our great staff and the good work they do. I'm also glad you let me know immediately about the noisy guests next door so I could take care of the problem. Our rooms are extremely well insulated from noise so I was immediately concerned as... 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*
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Traverse Bay Hotel Traverse City
Traverse City Bay Hotel

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