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“Nice "No Frills" Motel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Motel 6 Traverse City

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Motel 6 Traverse City
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1582 US 31 North, Hwy 31, Traverse City, MI 49686   |  
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Ranked #27 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
Illinois City, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice "No Frills" Motel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Rooms have been remodeled. Excellent bedding and clean room. Good Service and Friendly Staff. No breakfast other than coffee, but that is advertised. Tight parking lot. Great place to stay if you want "no frills." However, at more than $80 per night, there could be a bit more offered to bump this motel to excellent.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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43 hotel reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We've visited Traverse City for a day or two for the last two years and have stayed at another more expensive chain very near the Motel 6. Last year we were not particularly happy with the room so decided to try the Motel 6. Excellent choice. I'm disabled and was able to bring my power scooter into the room and turn it around with no trouble. The bed was comfortable and the room and bath were very clean. They accept dogs and the bikeway is immediately available to the rear of the building for dog walks. Motel 6 does not provide a breakfast, but given the quality of the offerings at one alternative the lower price more than compensates. There is coffee available in the lobby and a Big Boy about half a block away.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Not bad for the money. Only coffee for breakfast. Heated pool was by no means heated extremely cold couldn't swim in. Staff was very nice. Rooms clean and very plain. Hot tub was nice and warm. Other motels in the area served at least donuts.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great motel, clean, good beds and nice towels, service and personnel helpful and friendly, I will have to take another look at Motel 6's in the future as we are traveling. We travel often and stopped going to Motel 6 due to bad experiences; here is a big "THANK YOU!" To Jonny and his staff.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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South Boardman, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to Traverse City's Motel 6 in decemer 2013 was fine at first, the room was clean, modern and comfortable. But when we came across the indian man on staff (who i later found out was the OWNER!!) He was VERY rude when we asked for an extra towel.
Our second visit, the beginnging of this month, we had no issues (or so we thought) my husband had never been there before, we planned on staying 3 days but only paid for one up front, telling the lady at the front desk if he liked the room he wanted it for 2 more nights. So not to book the room to anyone else and he would be down before checkout time to pay for the other 2 nights. No problem she said.
We wake up around 10:30 (our alarm didnt go off) checkout was at 11, so my husband jotted downstairs to pay for the remaining 2 nights. Only to be told when we got there that we had to leave. He asked why, they said they had 2 noise complaints from the people under us.
1) why was the room not phoned to tell us there was a complaint?
2) we informed the first lady we talked to (the one who checked us in) that my husband had a disorder where he cant hold his body still (kind of like terrets) where his leg spazzums can sometimes sound like a stomp. We were given a room on the top floor anyway.

It was this same indian man (owner) who was very rude about everything. He would not listen to a word i said. I asked if we could just be moved to a bottom floor, so my husbands disability couldnt bother anyone, and expressed how sorry we were, he was not having it.
Then we told him we had unpacked 3 large suitcases of stuff, hung up all of our clothes, had all of our items organized in drawers, etc because we were preparing for a longer stay. We asked for an extra few mins to gather our things at very least, we could pay for a late checkout. and he would not even grant us that, giving us only 15 mins to gather our massive amounts of stuff spread through the entire room. He made a couple rude comments that had me highly offended to top it off.

I do not recomend this hotel to anyone! Honestly i would rather sleep in a cardboard box than visit this place again. The owner is a very rude man, and discriminates against people with disabilities!!!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Elkhart, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed here for one winter night and found it to be clean, comfortable and a good value. We will definitely stay here again in the future. The Red Mesa Grill is just a couple doors down and a great restaurant. The motel is within a short drive or cab ride to town and has several restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I would like to say, that the midnight staff, who apparently "owns" the hotel, treats people like dirt! If you are up at night, and have to deal with the person who was working on 2/12, then I feel sorry for you. He is RUDE, and won't even give you his name! Other than that, it was a nice hotel, but just UN-HOSPITAL service. If you RUN a hotel, LEARN how to treat people w/respect!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at Motel 6 Traverse City, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Dear tcandy10,

Thank you for sharing your review. We apologize for the unpleasant stay
you had as a result of the service issues you experienced. These conditions are
not consistent with Motel 6 standards for quality, and we encourage you to contact our
Guest Relations Department so they can have a record of your experience to help us
provide our guests with better service in the future: 1-800-577-3435.
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Traverse City

Address: 1582 US 31 North, Hwy 31, Traverse City, MI 49686
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Traverse City 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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