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Grand Traverse Motel

1010 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
Grand Traverse Motel
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have stayed here a few times over the years. I come back because its always clean & the price is right. Everything in Traverse City is so expensive and this place meets my needs as a traveler who whats something affordable. I am not one who looks for the amenities of a Marriott or big branded chain hotels. Comparing... More 

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Grayling, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Will not stay there again. We were desperate, tired and they had a room. Cost a little over $75.00 and no discounts because the price was already low?? I should have looked at the room first but hubby and I were so tired. When the desk clerk handed me a real key with a plastic tag my mind said oh... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Tulsa
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

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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