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Howard Johnson of Traverse City
Ranked #16 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Oceanside, New York
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“Yes, we have no bananas, nor plugs...”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This hotel was recently renovated in the last two years. It it conveniently located on the main drag. It is a typical two-story motel, with parking in front. Rooms were spacious and attractively designed, as was the lobby with large screen tv.

I only had two complaints: There were no/few accessible plugs in rooms for my computer or cell phone. And there were no bananas for breakfast.

Manager's special rate was $59. And they offer a AAA/AARP discount.

Motel is only 10 minutes from the airport, which is one of the handsomest I ever traveled through.

Room Tip: They are very accommodating when making reservations in advance.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We used to come here often but since the recent remodel, it's just been too many problems. The last time we stayed we got a small room with no window. The room was extremely hot and the AC was broken. The sheets were also covered with black hairs. I told the lady in the front and she brought me new sheets to change myself and told me I should have checked the room right when we got there, before housekeeping left. We slept in a hot room with no AC or window and the phone was also broken. The last few times we couldn't even check in! I was in the area and I had my boyfriend call and book me a room. The weather was really bad and I couldn't drive home. Everything was all set but when I got there, the lady would not let me check in because it wasn't under my name. Well, I had no way of paying for it at the time. She had called and spoke with my boyfriend and got the paper work ready- I signed for it and she excused herself to talk to her manager. She came back and said she was sorry but she couldn't let me stay after all. After 40 minutes of this. Another time I came in with my boyfriend. He was paying for it under his card but didn't have his license on him. I gave her mine and she wouldn't accept it because it had to be the person paying for it. We were turned down again but ended up staying at a great hotel down the street, with no problem. The past few times there has always been a reason to turn us away and she keeps blaming it on her manager being really strict. Well, if that's the case, there is plenty of competition in TC and we have no problem going someplace else... maybe a place where employees aren't scared of their boss.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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The room was spacious, extremely clean and comfortable. The rate was very reasonable and I was not expecting such a nice room for that price. Would absolutely use this motel again when we go back to Traverse City.

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Property: Howard Johnson of Traverse City
Address: 417 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3041
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Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson of Traverse City 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in beautiful Traverse City Michigan. Our property has been completely remodeled and offers value with comfort that will exceed your expectations. We offer King Rooms with Jacuzzi Tubs, Complimentary Expanded Continental Breakfast, Free local & long distance calling and free Wi-Fi internet access. Sink into our new Simmons Beauty Rest Mattresses and enjoy a relaxing show on our large LCD flat screen televisions. Our award winning property is non-smoking and sparkling clean, as evidenced in our International Housekeeping Award for 2012. We are located one mile from Downtown Traverse City with all its attractions and shopping districts. Our stunning beaches are within walking distance so this property has everything on your checklist. Enjoy restaurant discounts and explore the nearby Wineries and Peninsula. Call us direct for your reservations today! Traverse City is a beautiful area to visit anytime of year, so we look forward to welcoming you as our guest. Our team strives to exceed the expectations of every guest who stays with us and we sincerely look forward to the opportunity of accomplishing this with you. ... more   less 
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