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Traverse Bay Inn

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Harper Woods, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for an overnighter. Upon arriving and opening our door to our NON SMOKING room we were hit with stale cigarette smell. Talked with the front desk and she informed us that a term renter that smoked, had that room, but he didn't smoke in the room. Well he/ they certainly did! So the front desk person dropped off a...

Thank mary s
TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank You for alerting us! We're in the process of identifying any specific issues and implementing the necessary solutions. Annual Spring cleaning is under way; we always look forward to the nice weather so we can give the place the Summer Shine! Glad to refund any charges and thanks again.

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights during the week, booking at the last minute. The location is very convenient off the west arm of Traverse Bay. There are quite a few restaurants within walking distance but nothing too special...mostly chains. We arrived late, after notifying the office, and picked up our key as instructed. We had reserved a standard king room...

Thank DTown6964
Rockford, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel - like a full condo - perfect for a family vacation. Full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, pull out bed, fireplace, nice view of woods. Right across from Bay with entertainment and convenience amenities all next door. Great stay

Thank joenapieralski
TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the Great Review! We're glad you enjoyed our great location and lodging and hope to see you again sometime soon. It's looking like another busy summer so book soon for July and August!

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This place delivers more than just a place to stay at a super reasonable rate. Although not super close to downtown TC it's not very far plus it is right on the TART trail and only minutes away from the VASA ski trail. Each unit has a kitchenette and flatware-no paper plates and plastic silverware. It's quiet w parking at...

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TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank You! Always nice to hear from our guests. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back in Traverse City soon! Our housekeeping staff is the BEST and they work hard every day to make things fresh and clean. I'll be sure to pass on your nice comments.

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stayed 4 nights for a business trip recently, and enjoyed the stay. One caveat - this is a no frills hotel, but a good value. Upstairs bedroom was good. Bathroom is clean, but small. Good sized fridge, and decent sofa/sitting area with TV. I would stay here again due to the value, and cleanliness.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We looked into this hotel for a pet friendly stay, 10$ a pet per night. Ended up not bringing the dogs last minute but incase anyone is looking for the pet fee...also they have to be crated and quiet if left alone. The room had a stove, fridge, sink and a microwave! Two tvs, a couch, two person table and...

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We almost re-routed our trip so we could stay here an extra night...it was THAT comfortable. Feels like an apartment. We were in the 2 bedroom with jacuzzi. The bed was SO comfy...lots of pillows and nice linens. The jacuzzi...upgrade to get the jacuzzi!!..So perfect at the end of a long day. The water is so wonderfully hot. Bedroom upstairs...

Thank czechheather
Midland, Michigan
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place has amazing value and is like a little apartment. I did not expect this for the pricing. I stayed in the King Jacuzzi suite. When you walk in directly behind the door is a small kitchen table that expands with 2 chairs (there are 2 more chairs in a closet). Over that is a tv. To the right...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a NO Frills stay Small Bathroom but good shower. Did not use the upstairs for the steps are very steep. Staff not friendly and no one is there after 7:00 pm. Kitchen usable but not nice. Would stay here again.

Thank Pumpsy
White Lake, Michigan
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Was charged $250 for one night's stay. Nobody at the desk when we arrived at 4pm. Expected more than a room with a tiny worn Magic Chef stove from the 80's, a dirty old couch, miniature bathroom and a filthy carpet. There are no amenities. We booked for two nights and stayed one. We could not wait to get out...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Traverse Bay Inn

Address: 2300 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3756
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range: €51 - €219 (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
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Traverse City
#12 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City
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“Can walk to Walgreen's pharmacy, which is 2 doors down.”
PoppaBear2, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Allows pets, ask for room where no pets were the night before. Wife has allergies.”
Pumpsy, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go to another hotel”
PCBAnnArborMich, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“For quiet, request a room/suite in the back. This hotel is right on a very busy street.”
325bebe, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the back away from US-31.”
Norlinscafe, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
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