If you're looking for a good night's sleep in an EXTRAORDINARILY clean room at a very affordable rate, the Sierra Motel is an excellent choice. The Sierra is a typical older Michigan motel - wreaths of artificial flowers on the walls, knotty pine ceilings, rubber backed drapes, functional chairs, a desk, and small rooms. (If you're over 6'2" tall, you can probably sit on the toilet and put your feet in the shower). However, it is VERY well maintained and VERY clean. Room 113's linens were fresh, the mattress comfortable, the carpet clean, the small but adequate bathroom spotless, the water in the shower hot and plentiful, and the room VERY soundproof. The room amenities - small frig, microwave, in-room coffee pot, bedside clock, TV, hair dryer. This is not the place for you if you need a large room, a pool, a view of the bay, a "free" breakfast, or even a bathtub in order to be happy. However, if you are looking for a spotless, inexpensive, comfortable, quiet little motel to get a good night's sleep in Traverse City, you can't do better than the Sierra. Added plus - the owner is friendly and genuinely customer oriented. Call direct to negotiate best rate. Bottom line - the Sierra is the kind of place guidebooks like Frommer's and Fodor's highly recommend for the budget conscious traveler!
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