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Temple Terrace, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third motel I've stayed at in Traverse City. This one was the best. Great price! Great location! Great room! The room did exactly what it was supposed to do: it was clean, kept me comfortable, and cool all at a great price!

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Thank RonCarrell
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

That's great! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. Thank you for the positive 5 star review. It's a huge help for a small family motel as we compete with the big guys. We hope to see you again. More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were lucky to find this place. w/hardly any vacancies (that were affordable), i'll admit i was thinking this might be a dump - but it was clean & comfortable. the staff were great! it was a great location! the beds were comfy, the shower/plumbing were in tip top shape. it was very quiet. they even had a small fridge.... More 

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Thank sydevan
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. These are a big help. We are so glad you found us, and can appreciate a clean mom and pop motel with prices that are much more affordable than most. Come again! 😀 More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very happy with everything. The staff is amazing and very helpful. Room was clean and location was perfect. To tell you the truth we were not expecting how nice this motel was. Well done GT Motel we will return.

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Thank Kelly P
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Kelly P, WooHoo, another fan that appreciates a small family run motel with prices that are better than most of the other options in TC. The new management here has been doing a wonderful job this summer and the housekeeper does a great job as always. Come stay again!! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want resort amenities, you pay resort prices. If you want to save your hard earned cash, and spend it on family vacation adventures without sacrificing on the basics, like a clean room, genuinely caring people, and a safe quiet environment then this is the place to go! I'm not a fan of spending money for foo foo crap... More 

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Thank Jean C
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Glad to hear you like it here. Thank you for being a fan, and taking the time to give us a 5 star review. Your review helps a lot. More 

Hubert, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 6 days from July 25th till July 30th. The owner Greg and the new managers Holly and Josh could not have been more accommodating, helpful and friendly The price is very fair,the rooms large . Clean rooms, close to town. Will stay again and again when we are up this way. Bed was comfortable we also... More 

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1 Thank Bridget H
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! WooHoo! We love it when people get it. So glad you caught fish, found a restaurant to fry it, and were able stay longer than you anticipated. Please come again! We wish you well on your future travels. Thank you. More 

Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We do not have high expectations for motels, but we would expect more for the price ($250 for one night) during the Cherry Festival. Positives -- The motel is conveniently located near downtown Traverse City. -- Has a fridge -- Private entrance Negatives -- No cable -- No shower head -- TV monitor was a computer monitor -- Uncomfortable beds... More 

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Thank serena012000
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Sorry to see you could only offer us 1 star. It can be difficult for some to understand the pricing in a tourist destination. With high priced real estate and a short season, even the no frills, mom and pop motels are priced higher than similar properties in cities that have a year around travelers in consistent volume. We are... More 

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North Street, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

they charged to use their parking lot to park in after I paid valet to park my car. Small room for 201.00 a night and couldn't look out window it had moisture between pains of glass. Then during check out they charged another 15.00 for use of parking lot and all the stores inside the hotel closed at 5 pm... More 

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Thank Kenneth1958
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

The property being reviewed is not the Grand Traverse Motel. You can tell because they refer to the property by name... G.T. "Resort". When reading the review, they refer to charging for valet parking, which is a service we do not offer. More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Rolled up and saw a guy getting arrested. Got to the room and it was clean, but very dated. The bed was not comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. But for the money I spent for the room I could have got more from another place. They have a great location, they just need to start upgrading some of... More 

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2 Thank Robert N
Montague, Michigan
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was a total rip off...$250.00 a night. It was not a very nice place to stay, others that were there for the night thought so also. I wish we would have kept looking instead of settling for this place.

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4 Thank Karen K
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Sorry to see you could only offer 1 star. It can be difficult for some to understand the pricing in a tourist destination. With high priced real estate and a short season, even the no frills, mom and pop motels are priced higher than similar properties in cities that have a year around travelers in consistent volume. We are a... More 

Racine
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

hotel room was nice only problem was that the bathroom was not totally clean had mildew in the shower but the view and the rest of the room was great. there was a party going on that weekend so the neighbors were really noisy but the hotel discounted the room for all the issues but I would go back its... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer L
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We hope you will have a better experience next time. We have new management as of this summer, 2016. They are doing much better and I'm sure you will be able to give us a 5 start review next time. We are seeing them consistently online now. Thank you. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a family operated motel with 18 units. We provide in-room coffee, refrigerators, microwaves & air conditioning. Dogs are welcome in certain rooms on a per case basis, however no cats. The Motel is located just six blocks from downtown shopping and dining and only one block from the beach. The Grand Traverse Motel is nonsmoking facility. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Traverse Motel

Address: 1010 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2708
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range: $99 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Traverse Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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