We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 38 Traverse City hotels

Traverse Bay Inn

2300 N US Highway 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Traverse Bay Inn to your Saves list
Traverse Bay Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
90%
Ranked #4 of 38 hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
timbertoes Clinton township, Michigan
Write a Review

165 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    104
    43
    6
    8
    4
See reviews for
48
74
5
10
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Clinton township, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cadillac, Michigan
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Fort Wayne, Indiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Every June, we come to Traverse City for the annual dog shows, my favorite shows of the year. One of the many things we look forward to is staying at Traverse Bay Inn. Not only were we initially attracted to the inn's well-kept, inviting, external appearance, the fact that such a great place allows dogs sealed the deal for us!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Detroit, Michigan
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed here with the kids for a night before an early-morning hockey game. The kids had a bedroom downstairs and we had the king jacuzzi room upstairs; it was more like a mini-vacation than a family hockey trip. Everything was very, very clean. The white down comforters were crisp with a nice, soft bleach smell. The kitchen cupboards had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Jeff and Chris run a wonderful place. We booked the 2 bedroom with a fireplace (One king size, and the other queen size) a kitchenette and three flat screen televisions. I came into town the night before surgery and needed a place to stay for the night before. The beds were very comfortable and having two bedrooms made it so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Clean room that looked recently remodeled. We stayed in a kitchenette. it was like a two room apartment. Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom was very clean. For the price, I dont think you could beat it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kodiak, Alaska
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Our stay here was great. The staff was friendly and they accept large dogs. For the price it is hard to beat. The rooms are all very clean and unique. Our first night we stayed in the queen studio, it was a very cool space but tiny! I felt like I was in an RV. The next night we stayed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and comments. It's that time of year when we concentrate on our annual upgrades and ongoing repairs so your comments are very timely and appreciated. See you again soon I hope and while your there do stop in the office for a visit! - Jeff More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Super clean, great location, comfortable beds, hot water. .. and great staff! We will be back here and only here when we visit again! We have stayed at 5 other places over the last year and none have compared to Traverse Bay Inn!!! I highly recommend staying here anytime of the year

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We absolutely loved this place. The decor is a little outdated, but clean, spacious and wonderful. The staff was helpful and we ended up staying an extra night. The TART trail is right behind the property and the location was great. Would stay here again no doubt.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This little spot was so down-home and comfortable. There were two great televisions, kitchenette, living room and separate bedroom. The rates were beyond reasonable and Jeff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this little spot anytime of year. Not to mention Lake Michigan is right across the street!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments, Tamika. I enjoyed visiting with you and sharing some suggestions for what to do and where to go in the area. I'm sitting here looking at East Bay now and being thankful for where I am and the opportunities I have to meet new guests like yourself and so many others we see every year.... More

Been to Traverse Bay Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Traverse Bay Inn

Also Known As:
Traverse Bay Hotel
Traverse Bay Hotel Traverse City
Traverse City Bay Hotel
Address: 2300 N US Highway 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Traverse City
#6 Family Hotel in Traverse City
#14 Business Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Hotels.com and Otel so you can book your Traverse Bay Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Traverse Bay Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.