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2035 US-31 N at Four Mile Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
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#7 of 41 hotels in Traverse City
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
Tamarack Lodge is located on the East Bay of Lake Michigan. We have our own private beach and dock. We have 29 fully furnished one, two and three bedroom condominiums. Most residences have a full view of the bay. There are a few one bedrooms that have a partial view.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Fireplace
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Bay View
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Ben C wrote a review Jul 2022
Ann Arbor, Michigan3 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean rooms, beautiful views, friendly staff. This is our 4th summer staying in tc and we always have a pleasant stay. Rooms, halls and lobby are stopless. Outdoor areas beautiful and the staff goes out of their way to be accommodating
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Eugene U wrote a review Jan 2022
Vassar, Michigan21 contributions9 helpful votes
I have been staying at this property for several years, same time every year, which is the 3rd week of May, one week befor the Memorial Day Holiday, when when the summer rates become effective. Today I called to make my reservation for this year (2022) and was astonished to hear that the room rate for the condo that I rent every year has increased by 30%!!!! Look, I know there there is inflation, 6.5% percent to be exact, so it would be fair to increase rent by that amount, by 30%?? This is just gouging, plain and simple. Regretably, I will be lookinhg for accomidation elseware, perminetly
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms are great, with the exception of the 1-bedroom units, they are extremely small.
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Hrocks wrote a review Sep 2021
Cleveland, Ohio118 contributions46 helpful votes
On the surface, this is a very nice facility...the rooms are a compact condo. There is a kitchenette, stacked washer/dryer very nicely appointed bathroom and a small patio. (we were in a 1 BR corner unit) There were a couple of factors that kept me from rating it higher. While it's on the water, the front of the building is on the main drag, US Rt. 31...CONSTANT traffic. Ingress/egress is a pain, and while out on the patio, the road noise drowns out the sound of water lapping to shore. As some of the other reviewers noted, they run a very tight ship. You do things their way, in a very prescribed manner. This is not a traditional hotel. It is priced like a high end JW Marriott, without the amenities or service. It's nice, but if we return to Traverse City, we would probably opt for one of the B&B's located at one of the wineries on the peninsula. (BTW, some of the wineries were beautiful and off the beaten trail.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Nour Y wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution3 helpful votes
We are a family of 5 with 3 young children so the rooms in the White Pine workout great for us. This is our 4th stay in the last 3 years. The beach is very small filled with rocks, not very safe for young children. My 3 year old daughter fell on the rocks and cut her knee....but no care from the front desk when I asked for a bandage. You are responsible for cleaning your room during your stay and before you leave. Upon checkout you have to have a checklist completed; empty all trash and take out to dump, put all dirty towels in a bag, load and start the dishwasher....just to name a few chores you have to do well on vacation. Worst part is the customer service at the front desk. The "new" guy (as they call him) was extremely nice along with all the men at the front desk. There is an older women who is very rude and lacks customer service....not good to have at the front desk. Upon checkout we were set and my husband had already paid in full on the first day when we checked in, but she called us when we were having breakfast and said we underpaid $100. My husband explained to her we have a receipt from checkout and he paid the amount noted but she insisted we drive back and pay the $100. My husband did go back and did pay but she had a completely different receipt that had a different amount. She claimed the "owners" need the money. They just lost a lifetime customer.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Claire wrote a review Aug 2021
31 contributions23 helpful votes
The room was gorgeous but this place is way over priced, especially since there is no coffee in the room, breakfast is not included (or even available) and there is no pool. Not only that, you had to initial your name on two pages worth of stuff before you could check in. We arrived at 2:45, with a 4:00 checking. Our room was available but they would not let us in until 4:00 (other hotels will let you in if your room is available). Checkout was early at 10:00. We had to bag up all our trash and take it to outside receptacles if there was more than one trash bag (if we didn't, we would be fined 50 dollars and then an additional 25 dollars for one bedroom, 50 dollars for 2 bedroom and 75 dollars for 3 bedroom place). We also had to bag up all our lines and place them in a bag, if we didn't, we'd have another fine. Ridiculous, we will not return. It's too bad because the room itself was very nice and had everything you would need. We get a larger two bedroom condo unit on the beach in Fort Myers Florida and we spend almost 50% less and that resort includes three pools, a wonderful breakfast every morning, free access to kayaks and paddleboards, etc. The amount they charged was ridiculous.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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JARtraveler29 wrote a review Jun 2021
Plymouth, Michigan306 contributions46 helpful votes
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This place is awesome! We stayed in the 3 bedroom Sugar Maple condo on the first floor. Everyone loved it. Kids were in heaven with the TVs and space to spread out. Everything updated and clean. Easy access to the shore and back area. Friendly front desk staff. Saturday morning grab and go breakfast. Borrowed DVDs from the desk. Plenty of soaps and detergent for laundry and kitchen. Literally could not find anything to mark them down for on the survey. Definitely worth the splurge.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Lots of free parking. Use the traffic light to make turning on and off US31 easier.
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JKS62578 wrote a review Jun 2021
Livonia, Michigan7 contributions8 helpful votes
Great place to stay in Traverse City. Beautiful lodge. We stayed in a two bedroom unit. Excellent master bedroom with Air Tub. We would have rated our stay 5 stars except the hot tub in our room would work for 5 minutes then trip circuit breakers on the room's GFI circuits. Maintenance promptly responded several times but never fixed the cause. Frustrating. Front desk very friendly and efficient. We understand about the Covid limitations and having to refresh our towels in the washing machine and dryer. However, A note of the house rules stating extra towels would incur a lodge premium charge along with penalties for not removing "extra" garbage seemed overly negative for an over $400/night room.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Try for a two bedroom unit. Pricier but worth it.
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Shelly A wrote a review Oct 2020
Romeo, Michigan18 contributions46 helpful votes
We have stayed at several hotels in the Covid era this year. No other establishment has required us to take out our own trash or incur a $50 fine. Every other hotel still provided coffee in the room (Tamarack used to keep hot coffee available in their lounge, but no more, and no provisions in our room). For $500 (2 bedroom suite) per night we got shabby worn out furniture, worn out TV remotes, no coffee, and unfriendly front desk staff. We will be booking elsewhere in Traverse City in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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sncbird wrote a review Aug 2020
IL26 contributions7 helpful votes
We visited in the Tamarack July 24 - 27, 2020. We had a huge 2 bedroom condo on the 5th floor. Amazing views of the Lake and breath taking sunsets. The Lodge went above and beyond with their measures regarding Covid-19. The private beach is small but it's absolutely fine. Lots of tables with umbrellas to sit at. There are plenty of restaurants, shopping and wineries close by. Staff was very welcoming and friendly. We will definitely be back :)
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: try to get a room on the 5th floor which is the penthouse level for the best views
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JC3 wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions2 helpful votes
This is our 2nd stay at the Tamarack and it has been awesome both times. The rooms are spacious and extremely clean and well kept. The location is great and the views of the water are breath taking. Every staff member has been personable and welcoming - absolutely no complaints. We will definitely be returning in the future!! This has become our “happy place”.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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TAMARACK LODGE - Updated 2022 Hotel Reviews (Traverse City, MI)

Frequently Asked Questions about Tamarack Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tamarack Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Swan's Nest Gifts (0.3 miles), Doug Murdick's Fudge (0.6 miles), and Pebble Brook Golf (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tamarack Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Tamarack Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tamarack Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tamarack Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tamarack Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Mesa Grill, Don's Drive-In, and Smoke and Porter Public House.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tamarack Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Tamarack Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Village at Grand Traverse Commons (5.3 miles).
Does Tamarack Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Tamarack Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.