We have visited Traverse City innumerable times throughout the years. We have stayed at many a hotel, as well as stayed with friends who live locally, and camped. We finally decided to give the Park Place Hotel a try and were glad we did. We got a discount since we were attending the Chocolate Festival.
We had a king room, on the 7th floor, in the back corner. We loved the size of the room. Our 2 sets of very large windows were wonderful. We did have to get the maintenance man to come "unlock" the windows, since they apparently do not do this until mid-April. No screens on the windows, either. But we enjoyed a beautiful weekend of warm temps in the 60's and 70's and that window was necessary to enjoy our room, otherwise it would have been much too hot in the room. The fan that is built into the vent system did not begin to cool the room. The windows overlooked Boardman Lake and City Hall and a part of West Bay. Delightful. Windows had both sheers and black out curtains.
Our king bed was comfortable, with good linens and plenty of warm blankets-too many. Pillows were good. They provided 4 large pillows, as well as several throw pillows. Two nightstands in the room, one on each side of the bed. Each had a drawer, lamp. The bedside lighting was very good. Phone on one table, alarm clock on the other, both worked well.
Large closet with iron/board, 2 luggage racks, 7 hangars, near the entry door.
Decent sized table with coffee pot. Two straight back chairs, that actually were pretty comfortable, but not meant for lounging. A very nice desk, with lamp and plugs. TV armoire with 3 drawers was large and pretty nice-though it was pretty well worn and showed it age and scraped finish. TV is also old-no flat screens here. Remote worked well, as did the TV.
I wish the room had a nice chair (or a pair) to lounge in. It would have been nice reading or gazing out at the view. There is certainly room for one (or two).
Bathroom was immaculate. Tile floors (they are cold!), granite countertop, one sink, lots of room to put your things. Deep, old fashioned ( in good shape) soaking tub. Shower pressure was OK-could have been a lot better. Good bath products and great towels.
Full length mirror on bathroom door. Lighting is good in both room and bathroom. Fan worked very well in bathroom as well as sun lamp. There is a window you can crack, again, no screens.
The lobby is very pretty, the staircase beautiful. Elevators are nice, too. Everything is very well kept. Fresh flowers! 3 computers for guest use. Plenty of seating in lobby, also. Desk was well staffed and friendly people working it. The gift shop has some unique items and the people who run it were very helpful and friendly. Wide range of products.
Parking is good, I am sure it is tight when full and/or very busy. I understand some people have to park on the street or in another lot.
Pool, exercise facility and locker rooms kept clean and and well stocked with equipment, lockers, towels and chairs or lounge chairs. Very strong chlorine smell permeates that whole area, though.
While there, an excellent jazz combo of piano, guitar, and french horn players entertained in the lobby. We thoroughly enjoyed their music.
There is a 9th floor (or 10th?) bar area that is very nice. Small, large piano you can sit around, with great views of the city, bay, etc.
I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting the area and want something right downtown, has a restaurant (Minervas), pool, etc.
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