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Howard Johnson of Traverse City
Ranked #13 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Illinois City, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Average Hotel”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

The rooms were nice, but need some furniture (besides a desk chair). TV was small for the size of the room. Breakfast is "spartan" - very little. Some nice added touches (fruit, granola bars, cookies) would have earned the hotel an extra star. There was several inches of snow that had fallen and the parking lot was not cleared which made for hazardous conditions. Having to walk over several inches of snow to get into your car, and then track into the room was not good. Some type of outdoor mat would have been nice as well.

Room Tip: All rooms face the outdoors- choose a room away from Munson ave. There also is NO ELEVATOR and stair...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Was very pleased with our stay! We got a great deal on the room, comfy beds, free breakfast and wifi and a great friendly staff! They also offer discounts at certain restaurants for staying at HJ and offer shuttles. I've seen a lot of reviews complaining about the continental breakfast, yes it was your average breakfast...doughnuts, bagels, cereal, etc. But it was free, good, and hit the spot! We had clean, warm rooms and comfy beds with tv and fridge. We weren't there for the hotel, we were there for the city. If you're coming for the hotel...then no obviously Howard Johnson wouldn't be your first choice. However, if your loking for a nice, affordable place to sleep then look no further. I would definitely stay here again!! Thank you!

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Property: Howard Johnson of Traverse City
Address: 417 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3041
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson of Traverse City 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in beautiful Traverse City Michigan. Our property has been completely remodeled and offers value with comfort that will exceed your expectations. We offer King Rooms with Jacuzzi Tubs, Complimentary Expanded Continental Breakfast, Free local & long distance calling and free Wi-Fi internet access. Sink into our new Simmons Beauty Rest Mattresses and enjoy a relaxing show on our large LCD flat screen televisions. Our award winning property is non-smoking and sparkling clean, as evidenced in our International Housekeeping Award for 2012. We are located one mile from Downtown Traverse City with all its attractions and shopping districts. Our stunning beaches are within walking distance so this property has everything on your checklist. Enjoy restaurant discounts and explore the nearby Wineries and Peninsula. Call us direct for your reservations today! Traverse City is a beautiful area to visit anytime of year, so we look forward to welcoming you as our guest. Our team strives to exceed the expectations of every guest who stays with us and we sincerely look forward to the opportunity of accomplishing this with you. ... more   less 
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