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Anchor Inn on the Bay

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12068 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Anchor Inn on the Bay
Ranked #18 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

This place is super cute and cozy. It's very clean and we'll kept. In a great location with a beautiful beach. Great in the fall, would definitely recommend! The staff was very friendly and accommodating as we'll!

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Portage, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The reason I'm rating this average instead of poor, is because the price of the room is on the low side for the area, so for the price compared to other places, it might be what you should expect for the price. The lady who checked us in was lovely and nice, and the exterior looks cute. The images on... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Slow start cause all were expecting a Hotel type room all gusied and fancy. The rooms are exactly as their pictures. Quaint, and laid back. Already thinking of next year. End of trip all were pleased.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stayed here this past summer with my brother and sister-in-law. I was hesitant at first when my BIL said he booked some cottages. We were pleasantly surprised. The cottage was indeed dated but was nice and clean, a definitely priority for me. They had excess parking in the back where we could park our boat and trailer. The beach... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Room was very small. Just wide enough for bed and night stand with access to only one side of the bed. That being said, bed was comfortable and room was clean. Just stayed one night so it worked out fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Great price, perfect location, beautiful HUGE yard, lovely location for multiple families to stay together with a home-from-home feel. We rented the 2 bedroom cottage and the neighboring room... It was perfect for us. We enjoyed the beach on the Grand Traverse Bay (right across the road is the Anchors Inn private beach). The biggest highlight was the huge playground... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The cabins are older, but very clean and comfortable; more importantly, much cheaper then any hotel in Traverse City. We were there for a wedding, so not a lot of time was spent at the cabin. In the evening we did sit on the beach swing and enjoyed... More 

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Pinckney, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just spent a comfortable & enjoyable 5 days here. We hosted a rehearsal dinner in their spacious lawn...playground, horseshoes, hammock, volleyball net, firepit, lakeside beach and lots of parking made it a big success! The host are very accommodating and willing to help in anyway. Rooms may be a bit dated but the quaintness beats the "hotel room" look and... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

One of the best prices in the area. The owners are friendly hard working folks. The rooms are small and older but clean. There is play space for kids. The beach is OK, you will need to walk across the M-22. Its Not luxury, but I would stay again

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Muncie, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

When I travel I want clean, safe and cheap. Will pay more to ensure the first two. Yes it does seem to be a little dated and our room was small. I was in the bathroom changing clothes and cracked my elbow on the knob to the shower. But our room was very clean and it did look like they... More 

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Address: 12068 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
#15 Family Hotel in Traverse City

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