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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Pool is very nice. Beds are very comfortable. Bathroom insanely small. Location is perfect. But once we saw our socks and the bottoms of our bare feet totally black from the carpet, we got a bit grossed out. Also, bring your own hair dryer. Even though they say they provide them, the first one we tried sounded like a fork...

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

Thank you very much for alerting us of your experience. Due to our direct-from-your-car entrances and the fact that you must cross the lot when returning from the pool we are aware there is certainly the potential for "walk off" on the carpet when guests enter the room. We use a special non-oil based environmentally safe parking lot sealer, clean...

Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 August 2013

My daughter and I were here for a brief mother/daughter weekend. The inn was not posh but extremely well kept and clean. Dogs are allowed here, but due to allergies, I requested a "non-pet room" as well as one that was fairly quiet as the inn is situated on busy Highway 31. Jeff, the congenial owner, accommodated us perfectly. We...

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Westerville, Ohio
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Very clean, very convenient, a big bang for your buck. We were there for a Porsche Club event...and paid 35% - 50% less than the "host hotel." The sitting room includes a sofa in a separate area from the bedroom, a nice area to relax with a sizable flat screen tv and a kitchenette that included cookware and linens. Pool...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Immaculate and well maintained. Knowledgeable staff provided good recommendations for food options. Our unit had kitchenette, bath, sitting area and bedroom on main level; bedroom and jacuzzi spa upstairs. We were here for an overnight, but could easily do very well for a longer stay. Would return again.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Our stay at the Traverse Bay Inn was fabulous. We came for the Cherry Bomb Lacrosse Tournament. July 26-28, 2013. It was me and my son and another teammate. I loved the place. It's quaint, clean and well kept up. The bikes are the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. Our room had a full kitchen, bedroom...

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willoughby ohio
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The Traverse Bay Inn is the BEST value hotel in Traverse City. I have been traveling to T.C. for 25 years. I had my honeymoon there ! We have camped there and stayed at the resort, along with a number of other hotels. Up until a few years ago I thought I had to stay on the bay to have...

1Thank ohio85
Lendava, Slovenia
Reviewed 30 June 2013

The room we had was okay. It was clean. BUT....the part that upset me was, I called in about March to make reservations for late June, because we were attending a family wedding. When I made the reservations I said how many people would be there and they quoted me a price. I even called the day before our arrival...

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

Thank you for your review and comments. It's great to be able to have an opportunity to clear things up when there are guest questions or disappointments. Give me a call, text, or email and I would be glad to credit your extra charge; I don't want to ruin anyone’s visit for a few bucks and obviously there was an...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 25 June 2013

My son Evan and I once again stayed 3 delightful weeks at the "Traverse Bay Inn" from May 30th thru June 17th, 2013. We were so welcomed and the staff/owner took great care of us. All were so friendly and became family. What ever we needed the staff was so accommodating. I love the rooms with the full kitchenette and...

2Thank CathyPantzartzis
TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn, responded to this review

Wow, what nice things to say about us! Thank you very much for relating your experiences at the Traverse Bay Inn, I'm glad we could serve you well. It's always fun to make new friends and share all of the great things our area has to offer with our guests, you had some great June weather and were able to...

Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 20 June 2013

While there is nothing fancy about Traverse City Bay Inn, there is plenty to write home about. Clean rooms w/ a kitchenette,comfy beds, beach access across the street, bike trail leading into town (8 miles?) or Suttons Bay (22 miles) behind the well maintained beautiful property, Walgreens, Family Video, Burger King, Speedway, and Bob Evans all in walking distance. DId...

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Reviewed 16 June 2013

I do not beleive you get what you pay for. We payed very little and got a ton. We wanted to save some cash for wine and food so we deceided to stay at a small motel. It was clean and comfortable. The towles and linens were fresh and soft. The room was a studio which is one of the...

4Thank cnews

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • 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: €52 - €165 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles PoppaBear2, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Allows pets, ask for room where no pets were the night before. Wife has allergies.”
 of 5 bubbles Pumpsy, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go to another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles PCBAnnArborMich, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“For quiet, request a room/suite in the back. This hotel is right on a very busy street.”
 of 5 bubbles 325bebe, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the back away from US-31.”
 of 5 bubbles Norlinscafe, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
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