We stayed at this hotel on a Sunday night (October 5, 2008) for one night. We got this room through the Traverse City Visitor's Bureau using their Fab Fall package and paid only $65 a night which was a real deal considering most hotels at this time of year still want at least $20 more a night. (The package also came with coupons for local stores and wineries and credits for the Leelanau Sands Casino.)
That being said, our experience was only mediocre. The hotel is clean and well maintained and the rooms were decent sized and clean. The bedspreads were a little dated but clean so we can't complain. When we got to the room, the air conditioning was on even though it was about 50 degrees outside! Even after turning the heat on, it was a back and forth to the heater ordeal to get the temperature right. The thermostat didn't read the right temperature apparantely, so even jacking the temperature up to 80 or 85 degrees did not keep the heat on. The one real complaint my husband and I both had was about the beds. They are rather stiff and if you're used to or like a softer or pillow-top mattress, you'll be sorely disappointed with these rather hard mattresses.
Several other reviewers have said that the hotel was not quiet at all but we didn't have this problem. Maybe it was that it was cooler outside and so no one was really at the Pirate's Cove park next door but it was very quiet during our stay. We didn't hear anyone in another room or noise outside, either.
The staff here is ok, though not outwardly helpful - at check-in, we asked about the INN-pressive club membership and didn't get much info on it and no info on how to join. Their breakfast, as others have said, was very good. Waffles, biscuits and gravy, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, pastries...
Overall our stay here was decent - a good deal for the money as long as you don't mind a stiffer mattress!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the GrandStay Hotel & Suites Traverse City, MI. We know there's no place like home, but with our updated furnishings, room decor, flat screen TV's and cozy Serta Perfect Sleeper beds, the GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Traverse City will feel like your home away from home. You can count on GrandStay to be your best lodging choice, with unmatched service and remarkable amenities like our free, hot, home-style Grand Start breakfast and free, hotel-wide, high-speed Internet. Guests also enjoy our inviting, indoor pool and hot tub and comfortable, quieter rooms. The GrandStay Hotel & Suites Traverse City is conveniently located in Traverse City, Michigan's Premiere four season resort destination only minutes away from the historic downtown shopping district, award winning wineries and micro-breweries, beaches, hiking and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Americinn Traverse City
- Americinn Hotel Traverse City