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Anchor Inn on the Bay

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12068 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Novi, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great experience at the Anchor Inn By the Bay. Our two bed room was clean, surprisingly roomy and the beds were comfortable. It had all the amenities we needed including a large table and chairs. The kitchenette was stocked, the room was quiet and the grounds were exploding with flowers. The staff was so friendly -- I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for the weekend and this was the perfect place - cheaper than any of the hotels in the area. Room had an old school cabin feel, but was completely clean and spotless. Less than 10 minutes to downtown and 10-15 minutes from the major wineries in the area. Friendly, courteous staff, easy check-in/check out. Stay here... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here July 2014 for a few days and decided that if we came back to Michigan we would definitely stay here again. As the other reviews state the rooms are small and nothing fancy; the value is great though. The owners are wonderful, very helpful and have great advice. While here be sure to check out a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Cute little cabin with everything you need for a great vacation by the Grand Traverse Bay. We stayed in Cabin 13 for a week and it was quiet, clean and comfortable. They had bikes and kayaks and a private beach a few steps away. Innkeeper Sara told us of many wonderful places to go while we were visiting. We were... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Perfect location for our time in the Traverse City/Sleeping Bear area. Room was comfortable and clean. My kids loved the jungle gym, and the beach (across the street) was great. Crossing the street, not so much. But once you get passed the feeling of being in the video game FROGGER, you will enjoy your dip in the bay. Water was... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We just left this morning and already miss it. Did not get to know the owners much as we were out enjoying the area most of the day or enjoying sitting on the private beach, but we stayed there a week and it was perfect for our needs. Is the bathroom small? Yes but it serves it's purpose. The kitchen... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night at Anchor Inn by the Bay and wished we could have stayed longer. The rooms are very simple, but clean and comfortable. The grounds are well kept and the private beach across the street is small, but clean and nice. Great place to hunt petoskey stones! If you're looking for fancy or upscale, this isn't your... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We stayed at this inn for just one night. Great location by the bay, but really, really tight for 4 people. Definitely needs renovation. We first thought there was no shower in the bathroom, but it was behind the door. No place to put anything down in the bathroom, and barely enough space to turn around. Once the sofa bed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We took a 2 day trip to Traverse City w/ 5 kids aged 2-13 (yes we're crazy-ha!) we were looking for a kid friendly cottage-type place that wasn't too pricey. The Anchor Inn served its purpose. A playspace, swings, hammock and yard games were right across from the little cottages which helped when kids got up in morn and we... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed there three nights and the first cabin we stayed in, the bathroom was barely big enough to turn round in. The cabins were probably built in the 50s and in dire need of modernization and renovation. They were probably cute when built. I would describe it as rustic, a little better than camping, but the price was affordable,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Anchor Inn on the Bay is a quaint family style resort on the West Grand Traverse Bay - situated in a beautiful park like setting. You may choose from 1, 2 or bedroom cottages with full kitchens - or a unique motel room. All rooms are air conditioned. We are on M-22 just 2 miles north of Traverse City. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anchor Inn on the Bay

Address: 12068 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range: $60 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Traverse City
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
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