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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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102 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I chose to stay here in September 2016. We came to visit family, so we just needed a clean, comfortable place to sleep. This hotel definitely filled the bill. We rented a queen suite which had a small bedroom with a queen bed, closet, dresser, nightstand, TV, and air conditioner. The bed was quite comfy and linens... More 

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Thank momcop
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

No frills but pleasantly surprised. Clean and spacious with a great rate! It's usually hard to find affordable accommodations with 4 kids - but coming back very soon with the kids this time. Plenty of sleeping space and privacy. Would recommend for sure.

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Thank Cindy P
Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good rooms and prices for traverse city the whole family had a great time. Good location as well nearby all the thing you need in tc. Nearby restaurant and beaches are a bonus. Would definitely stay again and recommend the nice wonderful staff

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Pinconning, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbeatable nightly rate for the great studio apartment style room. Unexpected upstairs bedroom was awesome. Older style kitchenette but everything else up-to-date. Would definitely recommend to all who need a place in busy Traverse City.

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Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

The price was right for the Traverse Bay Inn, and since the reviews were okay, we decided to book a room. We needed it just for one night while on the road. As it turned out, we didn't realize there were 3 queen beds (two upstairs, one downstairs), so it's an even better price for a family. Small kitchenette was... More 

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Thank 325bebe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

My family of 4 decided on a last minute summer vacation and wanted to stay close to home in OH. My husband had a project to do in Suttons Bay, MI, so the family decided to spend a few day in Traverse City, MI before his project began. The city is BEAUTIFUL and very relaxing. Everyone was really nice and... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Was not expecting an apartment style room, but was pleasantly surprised. Very clean and fully equipped for a longer stay. Not sure of what nearby amenities there are, but many would be very accessible due to it's location. The fact there are no office personal after 8pm is a bit of an issue if problems arise. But otherwise, it was... More 

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Thank Ganders1984
Traverse City, Michigan
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Front desk closes at 8pm, no services, didn't receive any of my messages while they were open. Worse of all had dinner plans and people couldn't get a hold of me. Broken Jacuzzi on top of that. I don't recommend this place mainly on lack of service, never seen nothing like it. If you have any issue with room ,... More 

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Thank Douglas T
Frankenmuth, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We found this little gem just four-miles east of Traverse City on US-31. Our room had a very comfortable bed, an updated bath, two flat-screen TVs, a mini-kitchen and a private bedroom... all for $80 in mid-June. Plus, our bedroom window opened up to the woods. The pool looked very clean and well maintained. We will definitely stay here again.

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Thank Norlinscafe
Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Nice apartment style suites, some with an upstair room with multiple beds for sleeping. Mini full-kitchen. The Inn backs onto a park so it's quiet. There is a busy road in front, and you need to walk a bit to get to the cross-walk to cross over to the bay side. The wifi is not great - slow connections that... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Traverse Bay Inn

Address: 2300 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3756
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range: $65 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Traverse Bay Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Traverse Bay Hotel Traverse City
Traverse City Bay Hotel
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Traverse City
#12 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City
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