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Howard Johnson Traverse City
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   417 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686   |  
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Ranked #21 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
Sudbury, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I stayed there during Black Friday weekend. The service was great, room was very clean and roomy. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The lady at the front counter I wish I remembered her name was so friendly and funny. Had a great stay, I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My last choice was Howard Johnson for my fourth of July trip up north to Traverse. Why, I have found that these were great hotels in the early 70's but most are just that, a has been garbage place with no up keep. I was forced to book this property because I waited too long and they only had two rooms left. On the other hand I booked thanks to Travel Advisor, their reviews were favorable and I took a chance. Facts; it is an older property, it does need some work but the owners have updated the rooms. Nice showers, tiled floors, newer furnishings, overall a nice weekend. I will still steer clear of a Ho Jo, but would stay here again because of the clean lobby and friendly staff. One suggestion, they should either paint or carpet the stairs going up, they look bad as a first impression. Keep up the good work you guys.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We were only going to stay one night in Traverse City. Our first room was very nice, very clean. King size bed, beautiful shower. It had looked like it had recently been remolded. We decided to stay an additional night and were able to get a room with a jacuzzi, equally as nice and we were so glad we stayed here. Very nice front desk attendants, willing to help us with dinner plans.
Over all a great place to stay. The pool is lovely, even though we did not use it.
No complaints.. Great place to stay in Traverse City

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Traverse City 2*
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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