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“Cleanest......nicest HoJo!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Traverse City
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   417 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686   |  
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Rooms very clean and it was obviously they'd been recently updated. Big rooms and the beds were super comfy. The only con in my opinion was that rooms open to the outside and there's no interior hallways. Normally not an issue but since we came with family and were in 3 separate rooms, it would have been nice to not have to bundle up to go to the other rooms. But we chose this hotel because it was one of the few hotels that had a handicap room that did not have a tub but a large walk-in shower, which is what my father needed. Turns out all of the rooms have the same walk-in shower, really nice in my opinion but it did make it a little harder to bathe my young kids who still like to take baths. We were surprised to find a small refrigerator in-room. I personally didn't have any contact with the staff other than when we first called to ask about room availability and she was very friendly and helpful. They offer free breakfast but my family decided to try breakfast at another nearby hotel (kinda silly, I know) which turned out not so great so cereal would have been alright considering it was free. We have to return to TC soon and we'll definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alanson
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The room and the counter staff were great! The only constructive critique would be the breakfast. Upgrade it past cereal and toast. It wouldn't take much...hard boiled eggs and a waffle-maker? Then guests could leave on a little more of a 'great stay note'.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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East Lansing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

WWhen I asked about a pool,she said yes,they had one..did not state that it as outside...not open !!!! When checking in,and found that out,I almost didn't stay,the best attendant said I could swim for 5.$ a mile down American inn. Thats what I did. Very nice. Because of the best clerk,I stayed,she was very friendly and helpful!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Traverse City

Address: 417 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Traverse City 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in beautiful Traverse City Michigan. Our property has been completely remodeled and offers value with comfort that will exceed your expectations. We offer King Rooms with Jacuzzi Tubs, Complimentary Expanded Continental Breakfast, Free local & long distance calling and free Wi-Fi internet access. Sink into our new Simmons Beauty Rest Mattresses and enjoy a relaxing show on our large LCD flat screen televisions. Our award winning property is non-smoking and sparkling clean, as evidenced in our International Housekeeping Award for 2012. We are located one mile from Downtown Traverse City with all its attractions and shopping districts. Our stunning beaches are within walking distance so this property has everything on your checklist. Enjoy restaurant discounts and explore the nearby Wineries and Peninsula. Call us direct for your reservations today! Traverse City is a beautiful area to visit anytime of year, so we look forward to welcoming you as our guest. Our team strives to exceed the expectations of every guest who stays with us and we sincerely look forward to the opportunity of accomplishing this with you. ... more   less 
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