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“Good value for a sweet sleep” 4 of 5 stars
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Cherry Tree Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2345 N US-31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686   |  
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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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“Good value for a sweet sleep”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Staff were very helpful from reservation thru check out. The room was on the top floor, & overlooking the bay - so quiet and i'm sure with better weather, a beautiful view. The Jacuzzi tub in the room was a bonus...we didn't even use the pool. It is a small indoor pool, with an adjoining hot tub, but it has windows into the breakfast room. So, if you are eating breakfast on that side of the room, you watch the pool action. The outdoor pool was closed for the season, but looked great & nice beach access as well. The breakfast was fantastic. Great value as it was included in the room price. Make your own waffles and another hot choice as well as cold cereals, fruit, yogurt, pastries etc. The cherry coffee was delicious and available all day in the lobby. Nice touch. The amenities in the room were perfect for us, although no idea how play the free playstation that sat there! The drive to downtown was considerable, although there was a shuttle offered to the state Theatre and maybe the casino ... The place was very busy, even midweek, off season. They had maps of Sleeping Bear dunes trails for us and recommended places to eat as well. We were very pleased with our choice to stay here.

Room Tip: Definitely go for the bay view. Otherwise you look over the street. We loved the Jacuzzi tub in the...
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Green Features: The "bee choice' toiletries were lovely. Leaving the sheets for 2 nights is smart too!
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Jonathan P, General Manager at Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Hello and thank you for your time in writing a review of your stay. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and all of our amenities. I'm glad you mentioned our coffee. We're proud to offer Starbucks coffee in our rooms and then a locally roasted and freshly ground coffee in our lobby 24-hours-a-day.

I'm happy you saw our complimentary shuttle service and I hope you did get a chance to visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Thank you for your stay. Have a wonderful rest of the year!

Best,

Jonathan P.
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We had the great pleasure of sharing a very special night with Cherry Tree Inn and staff.
Should we be fortunate to make to our 50th anniversary. I have no doubts, about where we would be staying. The staff and rooms for our parties were perfect. There was nothing that my wife and I would have changed or wanted and that was the same with the other room we also had for our other quest. The breakfast was great. Both rooms had great views of the bay and sunset. The bed was very comfortable and the fireplace just made the night. This is a winner.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan P, General Manager at Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Good day!

Thank you for your very kind review. I hope you do make it for your 50th anniversary! I'm glad both rooms were nice and you liked the fireplace - it's that time of year where those really make the rooms feel warm and homey.

Thank you!

Best,

Jonathan P.
General Manager
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Sarnia, Canada
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Checkin was nice, the room was nice, the view of the water was nice as well. The only thing that was kind of a damper was the room was a suite, and the room that had the bed had no temp control, making the cold. Other then that, it was a good experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan P, General Manager at Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. I apologize for the temperature control in the suite you stayed in. We do have 10 suites that we are working on improving the temperature control between the living and bedroom areas. The remaining 66 rooms we have don't have this trouble. We can help direct you to one of those rooms int he future, but we are working to improve these 10 suites in the near future.

Thank you again. Have a great day!

Best,

Jonathan P.
General Manager
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in the Leelanau suite in mid-September, and it was a very spacious suite. We especially enjoyed the large wraparound balcony that faced the bay with a great view of the sunsets. The bed was extremely comfortable, but the pillows left a lot to be desired. However, this is a common complaint that we have with most of the hotels that we have ever stayed at. The furnishings in the bedroom were very nice, but the decor in the living room area could use a little more pizzaz, as well as the bathroom facilities. The breakfast was just average, and the breakfast room itself was a little too small (at least on the days that we were there) to adequately handle the overflow of guests, so we ended up bringing our food up to our suite. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. We had one small issue with one of the TV's in our suite, but as soon as we called the front desk, they sent someone immediately to address the problem.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan P, General Manager at Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Good day!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. I'm glad you enjoyed the Leelanau Suite. You'll be happy to learn that these suites are being remodeled this winter - new carpet, furniture, and bathrooms. We're quite excited for these updates and I think it will add the pizzaz you'd like to see.

Thank you so much for your review. Have a nice fall and come see the remodeled suites when they are done after this winter.

Best,

Jonathan P.
General Manager
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Rolla, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Cherry Tree Inn is one of the best hotels we stay in on our cross country excursions. I book several hotels year round and this one is at the top of my list. The staff is very helpful, the rooms are wonderful, great breakfast, and a perfect location. I will continue to book by groups at the Cherry Tree Inn every time I'm in Traverse City.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Jonathan P, General Manager at Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Hello!

Thank you so much for bringing your group to our hotel. It's wonderful to read how much you enjoyed your stay. We'll be happy to welcome your groups in the future and help them around our gorgeous area.

Have a wonderful rest of fall.

Best,

Jonathan P.
General Manager
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Big Rapids MI
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Really enjoyed my stay here on the weekend of the 13th and 14th of October. TC was buzzing with the warm weather and the hotel and area were quite busy with people. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Hotel is very nice and in a great location. A few things to pick on which are not huge, but need some mention. Our A/C unit was a bit loud and buzzy, but we did report it and it improved a bit. Pillows are a bit small but bed was comfy! Breakfast room was a bit warm and full, but again the hotel was fully occupied.
Now the good parts of the review. Room was very comfy and quiet. Room accessories were great (in room tub, fireplace, etc.) Place was very quiet, no noise from other parts of hotel. Would likely stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan P, General Manager at Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Good day!

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write a review of your stay. I greatly appreciate it. I apologize for the hiccups that you encountered during your stay. I will address these items with our staff so we can better prepare our rooms and also focus on better improvements to our linen and breakfast area in the future.

I hope you do return to enjoy our area once again. Have a wonderful night!

Best,

Jonathan Pack
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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Although it has been a couple of months since our family vacation to Traverse City (Mid-August), I'm still smiling at what a great time we had at the Cherry Tree Inn and Suites. The amenities, location and service were top notch.

We were looking for a location that had many on-site amenities. At the time of our trip, our children were 2 years and 4 mos. old and we weren't looking to pack up the car again and hop all over town. We were impressed with the beachfront, sunsets, play structure for the kids, indoor and outdoor pools, children's library and our 2nd floor Elk Rapids Studio room. As for value, we found that for an extra $50 night we could stay at a great place over staying at a place "just to sleep."

The staff was very helpful. We had a minor issue with a group of guys smoking cigars on the beach and the wind was blowing the smell into our room. A call to the front desk and the problem was resolved within 5 minutes. Ashley at the front desk also was very helpful and welcoming.

Even though the beach is on a sandbar, it worked out great for my two year old. We could walk a 100 yards out and the water was lower than her knees.

The Inn is right across the street from access to the TART (Traverse Area Recreation Trail), which is awesome for jogging or biking.

The only thing that I would change with the Inn are the door closures. The doors close loudly and it can wake you up, sounds like a firing range. The front desk said that they are in the process of performing renovations and would consider my suggestion. Soft door closers would make the Inn perfect.

We already booked our trip for next year in an Elk Rapids Studio. I look forward to going back to the Cherry Tree Inn and Suites and North Peak Brewing Company, my favorite place for dinner.

Room Tip: Lower rooms are more accessible, but there are usually ducks that are looking for food.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan P, General Manager at Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Hello!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - especially after a few months since your visit!

First, thank you for the pictures that you shared of our beach and the sunsets. They are wonderful and we're so lucky to get the awesome sunsets over the water. Just awesome!

Second, I'm glad you and your children enjoyed the beach and the shallowness of our access. I like it because you get such a different perspective of the waterfront being able to walk out a long ways without going over your knees. This allows for great walks in the water along the shore in the water plus views and photo opportunities that are unlike any other beach area in the much of the world.

Finally, thank you for your suggestion on the door closers. I still have that note in my renovation notes, and I will be pursuing it with our updates this winter. I apologize that the doors were closing louder. One of the troubles we have is that since we are on the water and we have patio doors, this allows for rushes of air flow, making the doors closer louder. That's the #1 cause of the fast-closing door. Finding a closer to balance between the rush of air and being able to close when the patio door is sealed is a tricky fix. But we'll see what we can do!

Thank you again and have a wonderful rest of the year. I hope you come visit again with your family so we can see your children grow!

Best

Jonathan Pack
General Manager
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Address: 2345 N US-31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
#2 Green Hotel in Traverse City
#4 Family Hotel in Traverse City
#4 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City
#7 Business Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cherry Tree Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As a top Traverse City resort, the Cherry Tree Inn & Suites leads in service, cleanliness & comfort. With 400 feet of East Grand Traverse Bay waterfront, the Cherry Tree's smoke-free facilities provide the comfort you look for while our staff provides the service you need. Amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast with locally roasted and freshly ground coffee, complimentary wireless Internet access, indoor & outdoor pools and hot tubs, a sauna, and fitness and arcade rooms. All rooms feature pillow-top mattresses, high-definition TV's with high-definition channel programming, including a full HBO line-up, Sony Playstation 2's, iPad/iPhone/iPod docking stations, Starbucks coffees, Tazo teas, irons and ironing boards, safes, and kitchenettes with microwaves, refrigerators, and sinks. Reserve your stay at one of Traverse City's best! ... more   less 
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