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Traverse Bay Inn

2300 N US Highway 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Ranked #7 of 38 hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011
Jaybo90 Clarkston, Michigan
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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 The room was a bit outdated, however quite clean.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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

Check in was a breeze, but make sure that you arrive in time or make arrangements if arriving late as the office closes at 9pm in the shoulder season. It's well located on US 31 not to far from downtown and a mile or so from the state park. The unit is nothing phenomenal, but has all that you need... More

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Cadillac, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

This was the worse experience I have ever had with any hotel. I book my room well in advance. My husband and I were planning on staying there for one night after our wedding that day. I booked a jacuzzi suite and really needed it. We planned our wedding in one month and did everything ourselves including the food. We... More

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

I would again like to offer my most sincere apologies for your whole unfortunate experience. We certainly feel terrible and please try to understand that we do not intentionally want to ruin anyone’s vacation let alone a special night like you had planned. We had no idea it was your wedding day or of any late arrival plans and would... More

3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

I booked this room for a last minute trip for my daughter and myself. The one bedroom is awesome and we truly felt like a home away from home. The room was spotless, couch and bed comfortable, kitchenette came in handy, ice cold AC. I really like having a bedroom as my daughter was able to go to bed while... More

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Livonia, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Just got home from two nights at Traverse Bay Inn and can't wait to return. The rooms were stocked well with everything you could want and were clean. The outdoor pool/hot tub area was clean and enjoyable. Owner was very gracious. Our next trip to Traverse City will definitely be at the Traverse Bay Inn. Tina

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Walled Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

Whether you are on vacation as a family, couple, single or in the Grand Traverse area on business, the Traverse Bay Inn is a great place to stay if you want to bypass the multi-level, high end (and pricey) "strip resorts". Jeff and Chris offer a very comfortable, clean and FUN in with some features I appreciate...cute in-room kitchenette (sometimes... More

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El Dorado Springs, MO
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Although located on a busy highway, the motel is surrounded by trees so that the view from the bedrooms is that of nature. The pool and hot tub are attractively landscaped. The units are well maintained and very clean. The unit is equipped with a medium-sized refrigerator, a 4 burner stove with oven and broiler, and all the dishes and... More

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Defiance, OH
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

We love Traverse Bay Inn.....it offers a clean, comfortable, and convenient place to stay, that includes a full kitchen and living room area that is seperate from the comfy bedroom. . Hot tub and pool also very nice. The staff was very helpful and friendly. And all at a very reasonable price. We will definitely return!!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We stayed two nights at the Traverse Bay Inn. The Inn is a motel with rooms accessed from the outside. The hotel is well located and convenient to the water, Old Mission Peninsula and places to eat. Moomer's Ice Cream is also very close by. The outside is very well maintained and attractively painted and landscaped with hanging baskets of... More

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Southfield, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

What a wonderful bargain, convenient to most everything, with clean rooms and a welcoming staff. We stumbled upon the Traverse Bay Inn, and found ourselves very fortunate in doing so. We will be returning. The free bikes made cruising the city bike trails easy. The public beach is right up the street. Very nice restaurants within walking distance. All around... More

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

I’m so glad to hear of your good experience with us here at TBI! It's been a really busy season and it's good to know we are contributing to a hopefully all-around positive Traverse City visit. Family vacations are expensive and we understand just how precious your family time is. That being said it is really gratifying to know we... More

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Address: 2300 N US Highway 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
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Traverse Bay Hotel Traverse City
Traverse City Bay Hotel

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#3 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City #3 Best Value Hotel in Traverse City #6 Family Hotel in Traverse City
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