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Traverse Bay Inn

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Room & Suite (27)
Pool & Beach (6)
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Traverse Bay Inn is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Traverse City, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning. In addition, Traverse Bay Inn offers a pool, which will help make your Traverse City trip additionally gratifying. Traverse Bay Inn makes getting online easy, with free wifi. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Traverse City, Traverse Bay Inn is located a short distance from Front Street (7.3 km) and The Village at Grand Traverse Commons (9.0 km). If you’re looking for a pub, consider a visit to The Filling Station, Hopscotch Brick Oven & Taproom, or Parkshore Resort Lounge, which are all convenient to Traverse Bay Inn. Looking to explore? Then look no further than Traverse City State Park (1.8 km), Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (1.0 km), and Mt. Holiday Ski Resort (1.4 km), which are some popular Traverse City attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel. Enjoy your stay in Traverse City!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair access
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
Getting there
Traverse City Airport3 mi
Blacker Airport48 mi
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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Room was clean, with a separate living room area with kitchenette and table for two. Couch in living room was older and worn. Price was reasonable. Easy access to all activities in the Traverse City area. No breakfast served, but room had small coffee machine.
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Robin A
Reviewed 29 Sep 2018via mobile
I specifically chose this place because it was reasonable AND had a hot tub. My husband just ran a 24 hour relay and they hot tub was important for cold body and tired muscles. Upon check in the not very friendly lady told me "oh, nope everything gets closed up on labor day, no hot tub" Are you kidding? A closed hot tub in the fall in Northern Michigan? Ridiculous, not one mention of it on the website, as a matter of fact it lists it under summer and winter activities. I reserved on Expedia with a take 5 off offer, never got the offer, called 3x and left message that was never returned, then told at check in they weren't sure what that even was. Oh also, don't intend on needing anything after 8pm....the office is closed. Terrible way to run a business, maybe it's better in the summer but seems like maybe they should close completely on labor day so as to not bother with the inconvience of guests.
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Ottawa, Illinois
Reviewed 24 Sep 2018via mobile
We had dinner here recently and it was pretty good. My husband had a patty melt and I tried their pizza. The ingredients on the pizza were so fresh and man was the cheese stretchy! You take a bite and the cheese just stretches out a mile!! Very fun! I got the 12” and had enough left over for both of us at our hotel later after swimming. Both were excellent! Very sweet waitress. Not too far from our hotel, which was nice.
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Reviewed 24 Sep 2018
36th hotel this trip. The room was clean, with a separate bedroom (small) & a nice sized living area. Plenty of closet/storage space. The complete kitchenette had a few dishes & pots/pas. There were TVs in both parts of the suite. We did not make use of the Wi-if, heat, or AC. The bed was comfortable. We had the room closest to the office -- 101. There was noticeable road noise; this might be less of a problem in the rooms further from the street. There are a few things that keep it from getting a top rating: no breakfast, no guest laundry, no fitness center, no view, no full-time reception. In other places we've stayed, we have gotten all of these things for this price. Traverse Bay Inn is a fine place to get a night's sleep while yoou're in the area.
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Troy Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 16 Sep 2018
We recently spent a night at this motel. It is an older property but was well maintained. The room was actually a living room, bedroom, and bathroom. There is a kitchenette that had every kind of pot or dishes you could possibly need if you wanted to eat in. Everything was very clean and we had a great nights sleep. Would stay here again if we are in the area.
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Betsy C
7 September 2017|
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Response from shirley b | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have hair dryers! it is a great place. we go there at least once a year!
Kevin M
25 March 2017|
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Response from Pumpsy | Reviewed this property |
The unit we stayed in did have a second bedroom upstairs. Step steps, not recommended for children.
Tahnia M
7 March 2017|
Response from momcop | Reviewed this property |
231 938 2646 is their phone number. I'd check directly with them. Verify, when they answer, the name of the hotel. I think they may have changed owners, but not sure. Most Traverse hotels are willing to work with you during... More
Room Tips
"All rooms are good value"
18 Aug 2017
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"Get a room near the back away from the road. It might be quieter."
17 Aug 2017
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"Ask if it is upstairs"
4 Aug 2017
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"There is a beach at a park directly across the road. Perfect location!"
14 Jul 2017
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US$52 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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