We stayed Sunday night 11/13/11 and found this motel to be very clean, great value for the price, especially in off season. Our ground floor room had a furnished kitchenette with fridge, stove, microwave and small dinette, flat screen tv and love seat. Down a connecting hallway was a very clean small full bath and a separate room with a comfortable queen size bed with more than ample closet/storage space. TV in bedroom. This unit could easily be used for long term stay.
On arrival, the office was empty; a phone on the counter would connect to office personel. Check in was quick. Be aware that off season there will not be 24 hour front desk staffing but you will be able to call someone for emergencies. This is not uncommon for small hotels in resort communities in this area.
Check out was easy, just leaving the keys at the front desk.
One con: traffic noise was noticeable beginning at 4:30am. Maybe all those hunters setting out for start of deer season.
I would highly recommend staying at Traverse Bay Inn.