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Traverse Bay Inn

2300 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3756
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#16 of 40 hotels in Traverse City

Traverse Bay Inn is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Traverse City, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Traverse Bay Inn provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Traverse Bay Inn offers a pool and barbeque facilities, which will help make your Traverse City trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

For those interested in checking out Centre ICE Arena (2.7 mi) while visiting Traverse City, Traverse Bay Hotel is a short distance away.

If you’re looking for a pub, consider a visit to Hopscotch Brick Oven & Taproom or Parkshore Resort Lounge, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Traverse Bay Hotel.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Traverse City State Park (1.1 mi), which is a popular Traverse City attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Traverse City!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private check-in / check-out
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Geralyn M wrote a review Mar 2020
Grayling, Michigan143 contributions25 helpful votes
Our first time here, and will always be our pick in the future !!! A little apartment, home feel !! Queen bed downstairs, king bed and Jacuzzi upstairs, LOTS of closet space, kitchenette 3 TV's throughout, etc. Clean, very reasonable $$$ and very quiet. The bedrooms are toward the back so you don't hear parking lot traffic. Very quiet inside, don't hear people next to you. Would love to try a summer time visit since the pool area is nice. Staff was exceptionally nice, on the phone and in person !!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Thank you very much! So glad you enjoyed your stay, see you this summer I hope - Jeff
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John E wrote a review Oct 2019
Chicago, Illinois84 contributions26 helpful votes
Spent two nights and was very pleasantly surprised at the value of the Inn. Had a one bedroom unit with a small kitchen and sitting area. Not fancy but very well maintained and quiet. Staff was gracious and welcoming. Best value I've ever gotten in Traverse City.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Michael C wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stated 9/30 thru 10/1/19. Friendly front desk reception and cleaning people. We had everything we needed in our room. Our 7# Malti-poo dog stayed with us too for a small additional charge. Although the cleaning people don't do daily housekeeping when you have a dog with you, we were able to get towels and anything we needed as they were more than helpful. We loved that they had bikes we could ride, although we didn't have time to use them but maybe next time. We made breakfast every morning in our kitchenette. They had all the pots/pans and silverware we needed. Also made lunch and had a picnic at the motel picnic table. We love the mom and pop hotels instead of the chain hotels. We love that we can drive right up to our motel door. We will be back as it had everything we needed and price was reasonable during the week. Thank you for a wonderful stay Traverse Bay Inn!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Hey, that's all great to hear. We enjoyed having you and glad we'll be seeing you again sometime soon. Thanks again, Jeff
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Gloria S wrote a review Sep 2019
North Ridgeville, Ohio23 contributions6 helpful votes
This place is really old and the furnishings & carpeting in the room we stayed looked very worn. There were balls of dust behind the headboard of the bed. Flying gnats as soon as we walked in and dead bug on bathroom floor. For $159 which we paid for one night, we expected much better quality as we are accustomed to. No frills, no breakfast. I would not recommend a stay there.
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Date of stay: September 2019
dlsbonar wrote a review Jul 2019
Royal Oak, Michigan17 contributions7 helpful votes
We stay at Traverse Bay Inn every time we come to Traverse City because the prices are good (if you stay on a weekday as opposed to weekend), the rooms are spic & span, the beds comfortable, they are all efficiencies (so you could save by cooking yourself if you wanted) and the staff (Megan in particular) are super helpful and friendly.They offer free bikes to ride and though we've been coming for several years we've never used them, but we did this time and it was an enjoyable way to spend part of the day, plus we found a good restaurant along the way (Red Mesa). We like this place because it's a good location, dependable and clean.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure to ask Megan (front desk) for dining suggestions - she suggested The Omelet Shoppe and...
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Response from TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn
Responded Jul 24, 2019
Thank you very much! Glad you like our great location and were able to take advantage of our bikes and enjoy the TART. Megan and the staff do a great job cleaning and I'm happy that you appreciate how hard they work.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Traverse Bay Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Traverse Bay Inn?
Nearby attractions include Swan's Nest Gifts (0.4 miles), Pebble Brook Golf (0.1 miles), and Doug Murdick's Fudge (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Traverse Bay Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Traverse Bay Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Traverse Bay Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Traverse Bay Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Traverse Bay Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Don's Drive-In, Red Mesa Grill, and Smoke and Porter Public House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Traverse Bay Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Traverse Bay Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Traverse Bay Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Village at Grand Traverse Commons (5.6 miles).
Is Traverse Bay Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.