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Traverse Bay Inn
Ranked #22 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Reviewed October 16, 2011

My wife and I were attending a wedding reception at the Park Place Hotel and as luck would have it, they were full. Lucky for us. TripAdvisor was not wrong about Traverse Bay Inn. Clean, affordable, accomodating and very unexpected. Thanks to all the previous comments. Right on the money!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JTinMidMichigan
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

SUMMARY:

Pros:
-Accommodating staff
-Comfortable bed
-Good shower water pressure
-Clean and basic, but great value

Cons:
-Hot tub turned off for season (during 1st week of October). Hot tub should be available year round (or at least into October, when the weather is perfect for it).
-No counter space in bathroom

...AND FOR THE FULL STORY:
Our family stayed in 3 separate rooms at the Traverse Bay Inn in early October while in Traverse City for a wedding. We arrived early and requested early check-in so that we could get ready for the wedding, and the staff was incredibly accommodating -- all 3 rooms were ready by 1pm even though check-in is technically 3pm. The rooms are not fancy by any means, but they are clean and provide all the basics, and even a couple bonuses like the kitchenette with fridge, microwave and utensils. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom shower had great water pressure; my only criticism of the bathroom is that there was literally no counter space whatsoever. The staff was again wonderful when we requested that they arrange for a cab to arrive early in the morning to bring us to the airport -- the cab driver arrived promptly and even knew our room number to knock and let us know he was there. Overall, this is a great basic place to stay when traveling on a budget. The only thing that would have improved our experience significantly would have been if the hot tub was on. It had been turned off for the season (by the 1st week of October!). Major bonus points would be earned if the hot tub was available year round.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank jessica w
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

Upon arrival I was immediately impressed by the cleanliness and roominess of my accommodations. The fact that I had a kitchenette was an added bonus, although I only made the free coffee provided. The bed was comfortable just a little too firm for my taste but I adjusted. I rarely heard the people next to me which was a plus. I could hear the traffic at times but it was mostly quiet through the night. The sofa they provided was not too comfortable but it served its purpose. If anyone asks me I will highly recommend this place, very affordable and at a great location. I will certainly stay here if I ever go back to Traverse City...The staff was very helpful also...Thanks

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank Skywalker707
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

Traverse city has become our fall get away for the beautiful colors. Traverse Bay Inn is the best place to stay. Clean, spacious rooms with an amazing price during the off season. We've been impressed each time we've gone.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Victoria W
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

We visited with our 9 month old son and were impressed by how much space there was - we could have slept 6 adults in the three beds! It was nice for our son to have his own space and we were still able to hang out and watch TV without disturbing him. The room was very clean and there was everything we needed in it, including dishes. The room had a little bit of a musty smell, but other than that we were very impressed. The weather wasn't very good so we couldn't spend time biking or at the pool, but the location was convenient to all of the attractions we went to. Will definitely be staying there again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Was shocked that there was an "upstairs" like a condo setup without the balcony. VERY CLEAN, nice towels and sheets. No BEDSPREAD to mess with, nice quilts. Stayed for 4 nights, did my laundry, and it is only a dollar and 50 cents to dry, need to do 2 drys tho. Pool, hot tub, grill, (could not get it to work tho, just used the broiler in the kitchenette) 3 tv's, shower and tub, plenty of closet space and if you are doing your own cooking, there is a huge pantry too.

Very friendly staff and owner, Jeff.

Would definitely stay again if the opportunity arose.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank Perci57
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

We stayed at the TBI for one night with our two grade school children. They loved having their own 'apartment' upstairs! The room was a bit outdated, however quite clean. Beds were comfortable, very clean as well. Pool area and hot tub were well cared for. Ground were well maintained and clean. A great value for families looking for a place they can trust.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank Jaybo90
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Additional Information about Traverse Bay Inn

Address: 2300 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3756
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Traverse City
#12 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range: $70 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Traverse Bay Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Traverse Bay Hotel Traverse City
Traverse City Bay Hotel

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