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Anchor Inn on the Bay
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great spot to stay! Very Nice, clean and cozy rooms. Great private beach section. Just a few minutes away from the downtown area. A lot of good restaurants around and different things to do. Owners are very friendly, prices are comparably cheap. Free WiFi and Cable. Will definitely stay there again

Room Tip: If you travel with a family, choose a bigger cottages with 1-2 bedrooms, they have kitchens and living room. If you coming with you second half, you can go with a smaller room. They all have fridge, microwave, coffee maker.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Charles P
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We have been visiting our mom in Traverse for a couple years now and every time we stay at Anchors Inn on The Bay. I have to say the place is great! Location is awesome, is just 10 min away from downtown, where all the fun is (bars, restaurants, shopping, concerts, public beaches) another big plus- they are right on the bay and have their own little private beach! You can also rent kayak if you want for an additional. The hotel is very nice itself, we stayed at the few different rooms and you can find anything from small cottages (studio style) for a couple till the little nice 2-bedroom cottages with kitchen and living room.Huge kids playground and fire place right in front of the hotel. Also grills and picnic tables in front of each lil cottage! We had so much fun there! The hotel is very clean, maid service is every day (which we didnt expect, so it was nice to get back to the room and find a made bed). The owners, Sara & Jon, who run the hotel are very nice and friendly And they always on premises if you need anything!
Great experience, great place to stay. We recommend Anchor Inn on the Bay to everyone and we definitely will stay there again!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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2  Thank Lvliz24
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

First of all, Traverse City is an extremely nice vacation spot. The bays are absolutely perfect for all kinds of water activity. The city has an amazing variety of art, culture, and entertainment. Wine and Beer lovers will rejoice! There is an impressive collection of winery and brewery to choose from. The Anchor Inn boasts a relaxed family atmosphere at a reasonable price. The rooms are more like cabins near the beach than a typical modern hotel room. If you are looking for a clean, quiet place with fridge, microwave, (some have kitchens), picnic tables, Large fire-pit, room for the kids to play, BBQs, and private beach, this is the place for you. The owner's are very accommodating. The location is semi secluded, the grounds and buildings are maintained well. After two visits, one solo, one for family reunion, I can absolutely recommend this location to anyone visiting Traverse City.

If you have a group of people or a family, this is a great spot to get together and enjoy each others company.

Note: The beach is secluded and private but located across the street. (very short walk)

Room Tip: Rooms vary from family size with kitchens to double queen beds with micro and fridge. Be sure to request something that suites your needs.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Benjyjp
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Loved the Anchor Inn! The bay is right across the street. Private setting with sand and a cozy fire pit. Kayaks available. Fridge, microwave and coffee in room. Parking right outside rooms. Plenty of channels to surf on the TV. Surrounded by trees. Cabins were cute and clean. Most comfortable. Owners were very pleasant. We will be back! Downtown Traverse City now far. Plenty of dinning in the area. Fun for all ages. We had a large family reunion there and everyone had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Rebecca F
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

This place brought back great memories of a little place my parents used to take me in North Carolina. Clean, convenient and accomodating. The people running the place were helpful with restraunt suggestions and fixing anything that was needed. Great space for our two small kids to play outside and wonderful location close to everything we wanted to see. We are going to be repeat customers!!

Room Tip: The rooms with a kitchen are great but ALL rooms come with a grill!
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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