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Traverse Bay Inn

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St. Catharines
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Fit the bill for a quick overnight stay. Six adults staying in the 2 bedroom. Was clean, efficient checkin/checkout, great price, family run business. Lots of local knowledge from Jeff. Only thing holding me back from 5 stars is needs some paint on rusty surfaces, and updating.

Thank sweethome
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed for one night in one of their single queen rooms upstairs. It was very cute. The staff was friendly and our stay was very pleasant. Would definitely atay here again, next time we are up this way!

1Thank Jeffrey B
Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Very comfortable room, great little kitchenette/combo living room area with 2 separate bedrooms. Beds were very comfortable and the room overall were very clean. I would suggest for the owners to clean the a/c filters, (didn't notice until the morning we were getting ready to leave). For those traveling keep in mind that the hotel sits east of Traverse City,...

1Thank allabouttrav
Saginaw, Michigan
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Booked a room at Traverse Bay Inn for Labor Day Weekend because it was about all that was left...when we arrived we were in shock! Room was huge for the price w/a full kitchen and 2 seperate rooms with an upstairs and whirlpool. Highly suggest staying here. Great deal!!

1Thank Nikki H
Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Complete kitchenette, comfortable, back your vehicle to the door, restaurants and beach, and great views within walking or wheelchair distance. The proprietors were good to me; they are very busy but if you need them, just dial 0. Plenty of room in the room. I was alone and can't travel light.

1Thank Stor5936
Wixom, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Wanted an inexpensive place that took a dog for overnight while doing circle tour. Just my teenage son and large dog. Assumed we were stuck sharing a queen bed. Shocked to find a 2 bedroom suite, complete with an upstairs bedroom. Tip, don't close upper floor door. My son locked himself out. Didn't get a chance to use pool or...

1Thank Kim S
Harrison Township, Michigan
Reviewed 27 August 2015

You always wonder about what could be a road side motel with good reviews. When considering the price compared to other hotels in the area, this is a steal. We booked a queen room and ended up in the queen and two full (I think). Downstairs was the family room/kitchen with LCD tv (crappy upsizing issues on the TV). Kitchen...

1Thank Brian P
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Room was spacious and over all place was well kept. Plus the staff was super. We will be back for sure. Pool and Jacuzzi were great. Close to TC bike trail and of course plenty of things to do in the general area.

Thank Mike K
Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The staff at Traverse Bay Inn are very sweet and accommodating. The rooms are older but clean. It reminds me of a hotel my family would have stayed at in the 1980's. It is small and the rooms still use real keys for those who remember hotels doing that. With all of its charm I gave this little place an...

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by the traverse bay inn. Very roomy. Small kitchen , bedroom with queen, kitchen/living area, bathroom down stairs and bedroom upstairs. Lots of closets. Nicely equipped and great pool and hot tub. We stay in traverse city 1-2 x's a year. Will be a my go to for the price! Room to park boat trailer on grass....

Thank Travelers1233

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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
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • 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: $77 - $336 (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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