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“Great location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Boarders Inn and Suites of Traverse City
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1870 N. US Hwy 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3746 (Formerly Super 8)   |  
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Ranked #29 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
Howell, Michigan, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

My fiance and I came to traverse City for our anniversary. We decided to stay at a less expensive hotel since we were on a budget. We paid $50 for this hotel. Very nice for the price. We had a small snafu when checking in (which may have been linked to another booking company) so we were upgraded to the Jacuzzi suite. The Jacuzzi suite normally goes for $79. There are more than enough towels, a refrigerator, and coffee. The breakfast was nice too. I would definitely recommend this place for location and price.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cindy R, General Manager at Boarders Inn and Suites of Traverse City, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Hi Ashley U!
Thank you for choosing Boarders Inn and Suites of Traverse City for your anniversary stay! We may be biased, but we think Traverse City is spectacular, especially this time of year! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and were impressed with our location, staff and accommodations.

We hope to see you for many future anniversaries! Congratulations and thank you again for choosing to spend your special day with us!

Cindy
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Originally, we were going to book a pricey hotel on the lake ($250+) per night with no lake view , but decided to book the Boarders for under $100 per night. We were glad we did! This hotel has a great location (across the street from our original choice). The room was clean, spacious, and comfortable. The breakfast was adequate, too. The staff was friendly. We thought it was funny that we could look out our room and see the lake....that's more than what we would have had at the other hotel. We used the money we saved on the hotel to pay for meals and souvenirs. Great time!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cindy R, General Manager at Boarders Inn and Suites of Traverse City, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Mll143,
We know you have many choices when it comes to accommodations in Traverse City. Thank you for choosing Boarders Inn and Suites of Traverse City!

We appreciate your positive feedback and we are pleased that you enjoyed your accommodations and our service.

We hope to be of service to you on many future trips to our beautiful area! Thank you again!

Cindy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Two of my girlfriends and I stayed at Boarders on Saturday, September 7, 2013. We stayed in room 104. The room was very clean and spacious. The bedding was smooth and clean. The beds were comfortable with several pillows to choose from. The bathroom was well equipped with towels and complimentary toiletries. The bath was clean and spacious. The breakfast was nicely presented and plenty of choices. The coffee machine was a little weird and took a minute to figure out how to operate. The room was a little noisy from the street traffic and patrons of Hooters next door, but not enough to keep us awake. We would certainly stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cindy R, General Manager at Boarders Inn and Suites of Traverse City, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Hi MaryKayOwosso!
Thank you so much for your recent stay with us and the positive feedback you left for us here on TripAdvisor. We love this area so much and we are so happy you had a "girlfriends weekend" in our beautiful city.

Please let us know if we can be of service to you for future stays!

Cindy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Boarders hotel in Traverse City is a converted Super 8 motel that offers clean rooms at an affordable price and prime location. Located within walking distance of a handful of fast food restaurants and miniature golf course, the location of this motel really is the selling point.

The rooms offered clean beds, flat-panel TVs, alarm clocks, and coffee makers. The motel also offers a basic fitness center (treadmill, bike, and elliptical), but we did not use it on this stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Muskegon, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My husband and I just stayed at this hotel last night. We were planning to stay in Traverse City for only the day, but decided to stay overnight at the last minute. This hotel had an open room for $169.00. The lobby was nothing too impressive, and the elevator was, well...disgusting. The room was clean (mostly.) There was a stain on the decorative linen that was on top of our comforter, and we had a mystery wet spot on our carpet for the duration of our stay, but our bed was comfortable and our bathroom was clean. The T.V. was small but good quality, and we slept great on the mattress.
The staff was very helpful. After leaving the downtown area at close to 1 a.m. they directed us to the best place where we could get a pizza delivered at 1 in the morning, and looked up the phone number for us.
In the morning, we went down for the breakfast and were very happy with the selection. There was an area where you could make your own waffles, cereal, muffins, toast, hard boiled eggs, chocolate and white milk, apple and orange juice, as well as several other breakfast staples.
The location was great, minus the fact that it is very difficult to turn left out of this hotel. However, it's not for from anything and it's within walking distance of a Wendy's, Hooters, and the best mini golf course we have ever visited (They also have a ropes course, go karts, bumper boats, and other attractions). It is across the street from the lakeside hotels, and we could see the lake from our 3rd floor room.
All in all, it was a good hotel for a one night trip that we booked on the fly. When we go back though, I think that we will be selecting a different place to stay. It was not worth the $170.00 per night price tag.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It used to be super 8 motel. Did not seem to change anything but the name and doubled the price (obviously!) It would be acceptable to stay overnight but not much longer. Pretty much everything is old, outdated, and dire need of renovation and cleaning. The carpet in the elevator is encrusted with dirt! The room keys do not work properly. The bathroom small and needs update badly. The plastic bathtub making cracking sounds when you move is a major shame! The towels are smelly. Housekeeping is pathetic. One of the days they forgot to clean our room... The bottle screw cup that I dropped on the first day was sitting under the desk, next to trash basket for 4 days. At the same time, the envelop for tips with the housekeeper handwritten name (classy move!) was updated regularly... Need to put their act together. Not coming back and do not recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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18 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

There are not a lot of options in Traverse City, on a Saturday night, in August, at a reasonable rate. I discovered this when I needed to be in the area for work and needed to find a room just a few weeks in advance. However, reviews from my trusted TripAdvisor community helped me feel comfortable about making a one-night reservation at the Boarders Inn (for $169).

As mentioned, this used to be the Super 8. I never stayed there when it was the Super 8; but the Boarders Inn website says "Newly Renovated!".

Here's what I liked: The bed was comfortable, clean, with updated linens. The room/bath was clean. The staff were all friendly. Hot waffles were part of the continental breakfast. AC unit worked great.

Here's what I didn't like: The common area carpets were not clean, and the elevator was particularly banged-up and messy. The staff (though friendly!) were not particularly professional; one wore a ripped and stained "uniform" while manning the front desk. There were industrial garbage cans in the hallways without lids, apparently for guest use. Really expensive for what you got (but probably market rate for TC on a summer weekend).

Here's what I didn't mind, but you should know about: The room furniture (desk, chair, tables) were very worn/banged up and definitely not part of the "renovation". No mini-fridge or microwave in the room. The AC unit is noisy. Traffic noise too, at least if you are on the front of the hotel. There is now seating for more than 8 (mentioned in a prior review) for the breakfast; maybe 8 tables?

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1870 N. US Hwy 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3746 (Formerly Super 8)
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Boarders Inn and Suites of Traverse City 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boarders Inn and Suites Traverse City MI hotel is conveniently located near Cherry Capital Airport on Highway 31 N. Located in northern Michigan; Traverse City is right across from Grand Traverse Bay and many outdoor activities like swimming, fishing, hiking and more. When you book a room at our pet-friendly Traverse City hotel, you can look forward to free amenities including continental breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking for any sized vehicle you arrive in. We also offer 24-hour front desk service, handicap accessible and non-smoking rooms, as well as whirlpool or fireplace suites. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. Whether you want to spend the day outside on the bay, enjoy breathtaking views, or browsing charming small-town shops, our Traverse City hotel location delivers. Fish or cruise the waters of Grand Traverse Bay, or relax with a stack of magazines on beaches like Traverse City State Park. With the waterfront in view, check out the exhibits at Grand Traverse Lighthouse, or hike or bike Traverse Area Recreational Trail. During the winter, go snowmobiling on Boardman Valley Trail. If you love to shop, explore unique shops on Front Street in downtown Traverse City or the 100-plus stores in Grand Traverse Mall. If you would rather tee off, get in a game of golf at Mitchell Creek Golf Course. You will find plenty of restaurants near our Traverse City, MI, hotel. Find casual dining at Fire Fly, or try pub food and pints at Mackinaw Brewing Company, both in downtown Traverse City. Get a quick bite of Chinese food at Golden Chopsticks or, if you have a taste for Italian, go to Trattoria Stella. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Super Eight Traverse City
Traverse City Super Eight
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