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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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Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Grand Haven, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here during a last minute mini road trip to Traverse City and we were totally impressed. The rooms were very very affordable and had a ton of space. They were very clean, and it was quiet at night. You do have to drive into downtown Traverse City, but it only took a couple of minutes.... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We rented the Fireplace Suite for two nights for a weekend getaway. It was nice, clean, plenty of space. Loved having the kitchenette and dishes there. It is a little North of town, a cab ride downtown cost about $20. Definitely worth the price though. It is pet friendly for an extra fee. The TART trails are right out back,... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The suite was nice and large for our family weekend. There was more than enough space to spread out and for the dog to run around. Access to the walking trail behind the hotel was excellent. I have no negative comments since the hotel room was what we were expecting and the staff was very nice. Overall, I would recommend... More 

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