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“Another great stay at the Park Place!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Park Place Hotel
Ranked #32 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Northern Michigan
Level Contributor
85 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Another great stay at the Park Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

My favorite place to stay while in Traverse City- the historic Park Place. I checked in at 4pm and preferred a high floor but the room wasn't ready, however they had a corner king room on the 5th floor. No problem!

The room was nicely appointed, very comfortable bed, large bathroom and best of all two large windows. One had a view of downtown and the bay, the other over the pool.

I had an early dinner at Minerva's, the hotels signature restaurant. They were having a special Octoberfest menu do I had the chicken rolled in smashed pretzels. Yum! I should have ordered the mustard on the side because I'm not a huge mustard fan, however the waiter was fantastic and the meal was very good. I took my dessert to go and put it in my room refrigerator.

I then visited the pool and the Beacon lounge on the 9th floor. Gorgeous views of the peak fall color.

Back at the room, the only problem I saw was sheer contact like paper on the bathroom windows. For a nice hotel that is subpar.

Had breakfast the next morning- at Minerva's and had oatmeal and toast and excellent coffee. Again, fantastic waiter which I especially appreciate.

I had a wonderful stay as always.
PS: a nice hot bath, the remote and my dessert in bed was a great bit of me time!! Thanks Park Place!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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parkplace1, Front Office Manager at Park Place Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
We are always welcoming new and return guests and are glad your experience was such a memorable one. We look forward to your return visit.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Molokai, Hawaii
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288 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

The service at the Park Place Hotel was friendly and efficient. The hotel couldn't be in a better location. You can walk to all of the shopping along Front Street. I'm stumped by some of the negative reviews of this hotel. I had a great stay. My room looked out on the lake and the town. It was comfortable and well-appointed. Get a room in the tower for the best stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wandering_bob231
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Michigan
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177 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

This hotel has the best location you could ask for when visiting downtown TC. It is located one block away from the popular Front Street shopping district. It was perfect! As for the hotel, it is a bit dated but then again it is a historic building. We had a room in the historic tower on the 8th floor. The room was nice with a good view. No complaints there. What needed some attention was the pool area. We went to the pool on a Sunday evening. We were the only ones there. There was no attendant, even though there was a desk area that looked like an attendant should have been there. You enter the pool area through the locker rooms. There were 2 bathrooms in there, one door didn't lock and the other didn't even have a door handle let alone a lock. The pool was nice, heated. The hot tub wasn't working properly. No sign as to how to operate the hot tub, which was tricky. Even then, only two jets worked and one was directly below a wad of gum that was smeared on the side. The cement on the sears was chipped. Not a great place to relax. All in all, we will stay here again because of the great location.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank natys_mommy
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parkplace1, Front Office Manager at Park Place Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Park Place and appreciate your review. We hope that in the future you will visit us when you return to Traverse City!
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Greenville , MI
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have stayed at The Park Place a few times! We love that it is with-in walking distance of downtown! Our room this year was clean and updated considering it is an older hotel! The rates were the best we could find for any hotel close to downtown! Also, they don't have a 2 night minimum. Some of the hotels we checked into still had a 2 night minimum in the off season. Also, their penthouse bar, The Beacon, is incredible! It is very dark and gives an amazing view of the Traverse City area! It is very small with a capacity of only 45, which makes it that much better. They had a guy playing piano and he was pretty good! We will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: We loved the historic tower/ king room! Our best room to date!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JackiJ422
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parkplace1, Front Office Manager at Park Place Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
We are always striving to achieve a great guest experience and are happy that we met your expectations. We hope that you return to the hotel soon!
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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We were in a junior sweet and it had a lovely view with a patio (too cold to use this trip). Nice bedding and decor, although the low ceiling and bland paint job show some age. The bathroom is a bit small. It is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown (probably the most conveniently located hotel downtown). The staff is always very helpful. This is our go to property in Traverse City.

Room Tip: Just blocks from everything the gorgeous little town has to offer.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CrystalEats
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parkplace1, Front Office Manager at Park Place Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
We appreciate your visit to the hotel and your review. We look forward to your next visit to Traverse City and the hotel in the future!
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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Although the hotel and location are nice, the room we stayed in the tower was extremely small. For the price we paid, location and convenience were the only thing worth the high price tag of the Park Place. This would have to be one of the smallest rooms I have ever stayed in. The bathroom was also small and is not large enough for two people to get ready in. Also, not enough outlets in the room, at least none that were easily accessible.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tribecca2
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parkplace1, Front Office Manager at Park Place Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
On behalf of the Park Place Hotel we would like to thank you for visiting the hotel and your review here. The hotel is historic and, therefore, we are unable to address the room size, but we hope that you will return to visit Traverse City and the hotel again.
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Troy, Mich
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

This was my first time to this hotel. I read all the reviews on TA before I booked this trip. My wife and I stayed there Sept.30th thru Oct. 4th for our 24th wedding anniversary. The hotel is in a perfect location with in walking distance to everything. I heard how old the hotel is and how the view from certain rooms are not very good. Also read how rude the staff was. I did not find any of these issues during our stay. The staff was wonderful. Our room was immaculate when we returned from shopping and wine tasting. We had a room on the old side of the hotel. We over looked a roof thru one window and the pool thru another window. By the time we made it back to the room it was dark out anyways so it was no big deal. The pipes did rattle for a few seconds when the water in the shower went from cold to hot, and the bathroom was a little out dated but things like that don't really matter to me. The room was beautiful and the bed was comfortable. We did have some drinks in the bar one night in the penthouse. The bar is very small but we loved it. We go to Traverse City a couple times a year and always try different places. We will absolutely be back at the Park Place primarily because of the perfect location and how nice the room and staff were. We booked the room thru the hotel website and saved some money booking it online.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank papajohn078
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parkplace1, Front Office Manager at Park Place Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
We are always gratified when guests of The Park Place Hotel have enjoyed their stay. We appreciate your comments and look forward to your retrun stay when you visit Traverse City again!
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Property: Park Place Hotel
Address: 300 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2517
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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Place Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 140
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