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“Not on the waterfront but still a good hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Courtyard Traverse City

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Courtyard Traverse City
Ranked #15 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
michigan
Level Contributor
210 reviews
141 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Not on the waterfront but still a good hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

I recently stayed here 2 weekend nights free with Marriott Reward Points and then again for 1 night later in the week for a business trip. It was my first time staying at this property because I usually stay somewhere located on the waterfront when I work in Traverse City. The hotel was clean and the rooms were fine. I liked the Bistro restaruant located in the lobby and found it very convenient to be able to order breakfast or dinner right there. They also serve Starbucks coffee and tea. Overall this was a nice Courtyard by Marriott and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Columbia SC
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149 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

Though it's not in the downtown/waterfront area that seems to be the most attractive and fun part of Traverse City, this hotel is a good choice. It's just 3-4 mile drive to the downtown area. Pleasant front desk staff, pool, fitness room, nice decor, quiet, clean rooms. It's across the street from a shopping area that includes Target, Macy's, and several other stores and restaurants.

My room rate seemed expensive for this level of hotel ($189 a night), but it appeared to be a busy weekend for hotels in Traverse City. Several hotels were sold out.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GamecockGirl
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Chesterfield, Michigan
Level Contributor
86 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

This hotel was wonderful. I have always preferred Marriott over any hotel chain and this was surely not a disapointment. We went to Traverse City for just one night and although it was a little pricey, was very much worth it. Our room had a king with a jacuzzi tub and was a beautiful room. A little bit far away from downtown or the attractions, but the staff made it worth the drive. We received a phone call shortly after arriving to our room asking if we needed anything which I found to be an added bonus ontop of how wonderful everything was already. Definitely would stay again, and continue to be wowed by the Marriott brand.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nikiroo29
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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2011

This Courtyard is very clean and quiet. Clean enough for this asthmatic to stay here safely for extended periods. Quiet for it is away from the busiest traffic. Staff is very friendly and cheerfully helped me with special needs. I felt like family when I stayed here.

The lobby area is intimate and great for small business meetings. There are several semi-private spaces here with semi-curved seating for four or more, a table, television and internet services, both wireless and hard-wired. This is a new style lobby that most Courtyards I've visited do not offer yet.

The Bistro food is fresh, tastes great and made only after ordered in most cases. Well worth the small wait. And, the evening bar is very cozy.

The pool and gym areas are the cleanest I've seen.

A great visit. I actually miss being here and will be back when I am in Traverse City.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bobcatlips
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Springboro, Ohio
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

Appears to be an older Courtyard that has been updated with the new lobby and food court breakfast area. The food court concept is something new and fails miserably when compared to Hilton's Garden Inn full service restaurant. But the hotel was extremely clean and the rooms quiet and comfortable. The location was a few miles from the busy downtown area and across from a mall. There are numerous eating choices in the area and the location is actually very convenient. Will stay there again and recommend highly to others traveling in the Traverse City area

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

This is the third "redone" Courtyard we have stayed in in the last three months and all have been a pleasant, consistent experience. In addition to a physical makeover with new amenities - it seems to me that the staff and management have been retrained as well. In all three locations we experienced some of the most friendly and courteous employees we have ever met in Marriott properties. We would happily return to this property if we are ever in the Traverse City area again.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank awc007
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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

Staff here was excellent. Made sure my room had a fridge that I requested and it was a nice little one. Front desk was also willing to freeze some ice packs for me so my cooler would be in good shape for the following day.

Room decor is updated, very nice. Bed was firm, everything was clean. Heating/cooling was older so no thermostat control, but it worked well (aside from cooling being a touch loud)

I would stay here anytime - highly recommend!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank zaezae
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Additional Information about Courtyard Traverse City

Property: Courtyard Traverse City
Address: 3615 S Airport Rd W, Traverse City, MI 49684-7920
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City
#13 Family Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Traverse City 3*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated Courtyard in Spring of 2016 features comfy beds surrounded in a modern flair room decor. The Courtyard by Marriott Traverse City offers 83 very clean rooms including King Suites, Queens with 2-beds and King bed accommodations. Travelers can enjoy free Wi-Fi, an on-site Bistro restaurant featuring healthy breakfast items and seasonal dinner options, along with a full bar and nightly drink specials. For coffee lovers, there is a 24-hr.Starbucks, outdoor courtyard with fireplace and an indoor pool and whirlpool. For convenience, a 24-Hr. business center with computer and printer and a 24-Hr. fitness center and market place also available. Located five miles from downtown Traverse City and the Grand Traverse Bay, beaches, shopping and restaurants. ... more   less 
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