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Mitchell Creek Inn
Ranked #29 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Reviewed May 11, 2010

I absolutely adore Mitchell Creek Inn. My friends and I have stayed at this motel upwards of a dozen times, and we have already made our reservations for summer 2010. If you want a chain with a lot of amenities, then it isn't for you. You won't find upscale, chic, and classy here. What you will find is a clean, pleasant stay at a quiet laid-back inn. The motel sits on the main drag just to the east of Traverse City - about 3 miles out maybe. It is *directly* across from the State Park and beach. There is a crossing light at the corner which makes the 3 minute walk to the beach easy.

The rooms are clean and cozy; some might describe them as small, but I think they are fine. My companions and I are very comfortable. We stay in the kitchenette and cabins, so I have not personally been in the smaller room. There are no phones, so bring your cell. But honestly, how many people don't have cell phones now... There are a number of restaurants in the area that will deliver (but that's another review). They will allow pets and do provide internet access. The rooms do have cable television. The beds are very comfortable and fresh.

The owners are sooooo nice and very kind and helpful. The rates are quite reasonable for the touristy location. While the rooms themselves are close the main road (I don't think the noise is bad), there is a beautiful woodsy area with Mitchell Creek running through it at the back of the property. They have a gazebo area and fire pit with comfy Adirondack chairs. I can't tell you how many evenings I've sat back there with friends, the owners, and other guests enjoying drinks and the fire.

Though simple, your basics are covered. I've *never* had a "ugh" moment at this motel. The atmosphere is very cabin or cottage like - simple but homey. Love this place!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 24, 2009

Over the summer some colleges and I stayed at The Mitchell. The service was great. Very friendly and personal. The rooms were clean, comfortable and accommodating. No stairs or long walks from your parking spot. Also, there is a leisure area behind the inn with a creek, (and although i didn't get the chance to see it i heard the salmon are amazing in the fall.) grilling area and fire pit. The Mitchell is pet friendly, with the owners do (digger) on site. The Inn is close to town (only about 3 miles) and right across the street from the beach. Overall we had an amazing trip, and plan to go back soon!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 5, 2009

Vey nice little mom and pop Inn, Exactly what I was looking for, a nice little up north place.If you are looking for a chain hotel you can find everywhere then this might not be your place. But if you are looking for a nice up north location this is the place for you. It is pet friendly which is a huge plus, there is a creek running through the property and it is right across the (busy) street from the state park. I mention busy street because it is, but that wa no problem for us and there is a light to cross the street. It is in a good location, not too far from toiwn. You will need to drive there but you will need to at most locations.It is not right on the water, but it is just across the street. The owner is very friendly and personal, she made the stay even nicer. They also have free internet.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Address: 894 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3602
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #29 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Price Range: $118 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mitchell Creek Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mitchell Creek Inn is a quaint, 14 room inn on East Grand Traverse Bay, across the street from the State Park Beach. Locally owned and operated by US Army Veterans, the Inn features unique rooms, friendly staff, and an outdoor area where guests can fish from the banks of the creek, enjoy grilling or a campfire, and paddle one of the complimentary kiaks down the creek to the Bay. If family-friendly and easy-going is your style, this is the place for you. ... more   less 
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