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1010 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Grand Traverse Motel
Ranked #36 of 38 hotels in Traverse City
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Saint Johns, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We attended the Cherry Fest on July 7-8 and needed something close to town. Closest hotel under $200 for the weekend. The man at the front desk was friendly and helpful. Our room, #127 was large and clean. There were a few chipped tiles but the room was clean and the air worked great! It is an older hotel so... More

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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

we stayed their on June 29/12 for one night only, the room was clean, and a large room. they are pet friendly. but it cost134.00 for one night. their is no pool and no in room phone and the office closed at 10 p.m. so if you need any thing after 10 p.m. your out of luck. the ice machine... More

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milford miii
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

what a rat hole ! the only thing grand about this place is the price, this should be a $50.00 a nite motel not $150.00 ! they said the rooms were updated ? i guess that's what they call it after they paint the walls ! this place is a DUMP ! if you like living in the 50's your... More

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Merrillville, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

I stayed at this motel due to a sickness of a Family Member in Traverse City. It was affordable, but thats the only good thing I can say about this motel. The room was dirty, smelly, lacked common amenities one would expect at any motel. The front desk was poorly run, and simple needs like my telephone not working were... More

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Midland, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Very clean and decent motel for the price. Staff was amazing.

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Westland, Michigan
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

First, I have to say I was a bit nervous with the mixed reviews but I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, the rooms are not brand new. If you really look there are some "blemishes." A small stain, older curtains, grout coming loose, but overall our room was clean and comfortable. It was also half the price of other motels in... 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 38 hotels in Traverse City
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 
Also Known As:
Grand Traverse Hotel Traverse City
Grand Traverse City Hotel

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