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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 #6 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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soo, ontario
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11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Found this place thru the great reputation it has on TA and just want to confirm that it lives up to everything. Clean, kitchen equiped with everything you need, 3 tv's, lots of closet space, parking at your front door, I will stay there everytime I go to Traverse city now!

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Plainwell, Michigan
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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

We stayed Sunday night 11/13/11 and found this motel to be very clean, great value for the price, especially in off season. Our ground floor room had a furnished kitchenette with fridge, stove, microwave and small dinette, flat screen tv and love seat. Down a connecting hallway was a very clean small full bath and a separate room with a... More

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Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Over the years we've stayed in several different motels in the Traverse City/Interlochen area for concerts at the Interlochen Music Camp, but once we found the Traverse Bay Inn, we have not gone anywhere else. It is a very comfortable, clean, quiet (we never did hear our neighbors next door) and affordable place to stay, especially with the off season... More

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

And thank you for the review! It's great to hear you had a pleasant stay with us in Traverse City. I wish we could have accommodated you on the Friday Night. (Sometimes another day in TC is hard to resist, I know) We can be busy at times that you might not expect due to events, festivals, and lots of... More

Livingston County, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

My wife and I were attending a wedding reception at the Park Place Hotel and as luck would have it, they were full. Lucky for us. TripAdvisor was not wrong about Traverse Bay Inn. Clean, affordable, accomodating and very unexpected. Thanks to all the previous comments. Right on the money!

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

SUMMARY: Pros: -Accommodating staff -Comfortable bed -Good shower water pressure -Clean and basic, but great value Cons: -Hot tub turned off for season (during 1st week of October). Hot tub should be available year round (or at least into October, when the weather is perfect for it). -No counter space in bathroom ...AND FOR THE FULL STORY: Our family stayed... More

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Hart, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Upon arrival I was immediately impressed by the cleanliness and roominess of my accommodations. The fact that I had a kitchenette was an added bonus, although I only made the free coffee provided. The bed was comfortable just a little too firm for my taste but I adjusted. I rarely heard the people next to me which was a plus.... More

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Fremont, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Traverse city has become our fall get away for the beautiful colors. Traverse Bay Inn is the best place to stay. Clean, spacious rooms with an amazing price during the off season. We've been impressed each time we've gone.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We visited with our 9 month old son and were impressed by how much space there was - we could have slept 6 adults in the three beds! It was nice for our son to have his own space and we were still able to hang out and watch TV without disturbing him. The room was very clean and there... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Was shocked that there was an "upstairs" like a condo setup without the balcony. VERY CLEAN, nice towels and sheets. No BEDSPREAD to mess with, nice quilts. Stayed for 4 nights, did my laundry, and it is only a dollar and 50 cents to dry, need to do 2 drys tho. Pool, hot tub, grill, (could not get it to... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

We stayed at the TBI for one night with our two grade school children. They loved having their own 'apartment' upstairs! The room was a bit outdated, however quite clean. Beds were comfortable, very clean as well. Pool area and hot tub were well cared for. Ground were well maintained and clean. A great value for families looking for a... 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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Also Known As:
Traverse Bay Hotel Traverse City
Traverse City Bay Hotel

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