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“Can't be beaten for value for money”
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Sierra Motel
Ranked #19 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We booked this having read the Trip Advisor reviews, and were not disappointed. It is not luxurious, but then at less than half the price of our stays before and after Traverse City, we were not expecting luxury. As other reviewers have noted, Cony is extremely kind and helpful. When I asked about the possibility of a kettle for making tea, though she could not provide a kettle she did loan me 2 (of her own) pyrex mugs so that I could boil water in the microwave.

Even though the decor was a little dated the bed was large and comfortable, and the room was spotlessly clean, including the bathroom. The only problem I found was that the plastic mattress cover caused me to get rather hot and sticky in the night - otherwise my review would have been 5 stars

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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constanza d, Owner at Sierra Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

It was my pleasure to serve you and I hope to see you again soon, Thank You.
Cony.

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

This isn't a fancy motel, when compared to some of the higher priced motels. However, it is neat and clean. On our three hour drive from Sault Sainte Marie, this is a real haven and a welcome site after battling snow and high winds. for three hours

Room Tip: If you want a good, clean motel at a fraction of the cost of some of the others, this is the place f...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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constanza d, Owner at Sierra Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

It was my pleasure to serve you and I hope to see you again soon, Thank You.
Cony.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The best motel experience ever! My family and I arrived in Traverse City to find that a room that we had reserved at another hotel had been over booked. We frantically drove the strip and stopped at the Sierra Hotel so that we could book a room to change for our daughter’s wedding, knowing full well that we would have to pay for an entire night, even though we only needed a room for an hour. Cony was so understanding and kind to our situation! She offered us a room to change in at a reduced price. I was extremely impressed by cleanliness of the room! When we walked in it smelled fresh and clean, the carpets were in impeccable condition and the bathroom was absolutely spotless! When we returned to the office after changing for the wedding, Cony walked up to check the room. When she returned she told us that we didn't owe her a thing! It was one of those kindnesses we will never forget! I would highly recommend this motel to anyone wanting a superbly clean room with genuine heartfelt hospitality! The next time we are in the Traverse City area, we definitely are staying at the Sierra Motel!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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constanza d, Owner at Sierra Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Thank you we really appreciate your review, we hope to see you next time when you visit traverse city.Connie

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

The sign out front said something along the lines of "stop, look, be surprised". And the sign was right! Sierra motel is flanked by many large hotel chains and may appear a little outdated, but the room was SPOTLESS. Owners were very kind and always nice to see a family-owned hotel. I did not hear any noise from rooms next to me nor from the street. My only complaints are shower took a while to heat up and A/C took a while to cool down the room... Minor things. If you're looking for a cheap place to stay in TC, check out Sierra motel!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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constanza d, Owner at Sierra Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Thank you very much to take the time to review Sierra Motel we hope to see you again .Connie

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Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

Owners were great. They gave us a great suggestion for dinner. Room was very clean. This older motel has been well maintained. Great value for the price. If you don't need to be on the water, this is a great choice. Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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constanza d, Owner at Sierra Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2013

Thank you we love your opinion and we hope to have the opportunity to server you again.

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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We didn't have any reservations in Traverse City and just happened to go by the Sierra. On their sign outside it boasted the cleanest rooms in Traverse City. That sign said it best. I am a fanatic when it comes to clean rooms and always want to see them before we stay. She ASKED US FIRST, even before we had a chance to ask her if we wanted to see the room. There was only one room left and it was in the corner on the second floor. Nice big room, and very, very clean. We never heard the street noise even though it is on the main drag and a state highway. The only sounds you could hear from other rooms is when they turned the water on for shower/bath. No voices, TV's, etc., but then we may have had quiet neighbors too. The continental breakfast was only coffee, juice and some small muffins, but adequate if you aren't a big breakfast eater. The owners are very friendly and always ask if there is anything you need to just ask, very accomodating. The grounds were as well kept as the rooms. We will definitely stay there again. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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constanza d, Owner at Sierra Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2013

Thank you so much for your comment, we hope to see you soon.connie

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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We needed a room at the last minute and pulled into this little motel, not expecting much. We were greeted by a nice lady, I believe her name was Connie?...she said the rooms are very clean several times....she showed us to the room and she was not kidding. Spotless...yes a bit dated, but well maintained and very clean. Room had a fridge, micro, cable and wifi. Best part is being able to back right up to your room to load and unload luggage. Thanks again for a great stay! Will stay again if in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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constanza d, Owner at Sierra Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

It was my pleasure to serve you and I hope to see you again soon, Thank You.
Cony.

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Address: 230 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3039
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Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
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Ranked #19 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Price Range: £80 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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