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Grand Traverse Motel

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1010 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Grand Traverse Motel
Ranked #35 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Detroit, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew from the moment I walked into the office that I shouldn't stay, but I was tired. The motel room would have been over-priced at 60 bucks rather than the 165 I was suckered into paying. Lucky us, we were given the owner's favorite room. Poor man! The door didn't close without major jiggling. The room had that lived... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

After staying 2 nights we found out that room service is not included after coming back to our room and finding the beds unmade and towels still on the floor. We were told that no new towels etc were done unless you stay three nights. There was no signage in the room stating this. They were happy to give us... More

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Cleveland Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I stayed here two years ago in July and the hotel served us well. Close to downtown, relatively quiet, and affordable. So, when we went back to TC in september 2014 we went back to the same motel. we should have walked out from the beginning but sadly didn't. The male running the desk looked drugged up,... More

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is an old motel but the beds were comfortable, it was clean, the wifi worked, and the room showed some fairly recent signs of having been updated. Staff was pleasant and check-in was hassle-free, and it was nice having a small fridge and microwave in the room. However, not having a telephone in the room and having only the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Room was large and Clean. Nice to park at front door to prepare for day trips. Very limited service here and Tv choice not much but that is not why we were there.. TC is an expensive town to stay. We were there on the weekend of Film Festival but for other reasons. There was an upcharge on the rooms-... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This was a last minute trip. I needed someplace close to better hotels on an extreme budget. The grand traverse was it. Negatives? No cable TV, barely pulled in one network station, and that was fuzzy. Hot and cold water knobs in the shower were switched. Surprise! No bathroom fan. On the positive side it was the cheapest around. Rooms... More

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Saint Johns, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What a great location, close to downtown and the beach. The price was fair in my opinion. Those griping about the price in previous reviews need to shop around and see what others are charging...this is Traverse City in the Summer people...prices are going to be higher than some Podunk town! Yes this is a older motel but my room... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The guy who checked us in was awful. He was really rude and sarcastic - right from the start. He definitely didn't deserve our business, and I wish we would have just left. I would rather have slept in our car. I was so upset by the way we were treated. The room smelled like vomit - really. The whole... More

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The only positive comment is that the room was relatively clean. Nothing has been upgraded since the 50's, the towels were threadbare, the blankets- can't even begin to describe. The window air conditioning unit worked for 10 mins. before blowing a fuse, after which the coolest it ever got was 77. There were two screens in the four windows, one... More

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London, Ont
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The bathroom could have been cleaner, there was a bar of soap left in the top of the tub surround. The rest of the room was clean. Air conditioning worked great! The bed was hard but great pillows. I had a smoke free room and it really was smoke free. Reception was very helpful pointed me to a great restaurant.... More

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Additional Information about Grand Traverse Motel

Address: 1010 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family operated motel with 18 units. We provide in-room coffee, refrigerators, microwaves, air conditioning, and in-room phones. Dogs are welcome in certain rooms on a per case basis, however no cats. The Motel is located just six blocks from downtown shopping and dining and only one block from the beach. The Grand Traverse Motel is nonsmoking facility which is open year round. ... more   less 
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Grand Traverse Hotel Traverse City
Grand Traverse City Hotel

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