We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“North Shore,,,,The BEST on the Beach”
Review of North Shore Inn

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Traverse City
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
North Shore Inn
Ranked #30 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Reviewed 1 October 2011

For many years our family has enjoyed staying at North Shore. We have stayed there in every season. Spring for weekend getaways, July for Cherry Festival, Autumn for the beautiful Fall colors and one year, my daughters and I spent January and half of February in one of the loft units. It is always clean and comfortable. The staff is wonderful...always very accomodating. The beach is superb. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else while in Traverse City. This place is simply THE BEST!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Lisa H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2012

Hello!
Thank you so much for your kind review! I'm pleased to hear you've been able to enjoy Traverse City with us during all seasons of the year! A lot of people only think to travel here in the summertime (which is undoubtedly an AMAZING time of year) but Northern Michigan has so much to offer year round! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Traverse City.
Thank You,
LaBonte Management
Phone: (800) 968-2365

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (90)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

55 - 61 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 30 September 2011

My wife and decided to stay at the North Shore Inn because of it's location and view of the water. We booked our reservation about a month ahead of time, and had no problems with booking the place. We reserved a 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo, which was on the 2nd floor, and had a nice view of the water.The place (Room #202) was very clean, and very nice. Perfect size for the two of us. The kitchen, bedroom, and family all decent sizes for two people. The one drawback was the bathroom size. The shower is a stand up shower that is on the small side, and Im sure that is why they don't mention much about the bathrooms on their website or in the pictures they show. I am about 5'11 215lbs and the shower was pretty small for someone my size. It was not horrible, but it would have been nice if it was a little bit bigger. My wife also stated that she had a hard time shaving her legs as well. The only other drawback is that the windows in our unit were pretty drafty. It was VERY windy (40mph winds) that weekend, so that could have been the big reason, but they could use some weather stripping on the windows and doors.
All in all, we would definitely come back. Very clean, good location, good price, and when we arrived back after our first day there, there was a halloween candy bag, which was very thoughtful. Another nice benefit to this place was that it also includes free passes to "Fit for you health club" in Traverse city, which is nice if you want to hit the gym.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Double-O-Negative
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2011

Hello,
Thank you for taking time to write a review! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and would return to the North Shore Inn during a future trip to Traverse City. I'm also happy you enjoyed your goodie bag! We like to do special little things as often as possible for our guests to let them know how much we appreciate them!
Thank You,
LaBonte Management
Phone: (800) 968-2365

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Made a reservation here months early. Good communication. Spent a long weekend in room #305 and found the room as advertised: clean, comfortable with a great view of the Bay. The staff was friendly and accommodating. It was quiet, except for the road noise which was not a great problem. Intend to return to the North Shore Inn again.

Room Tip: The two bedroom/two bath is the best way to go for more than two people.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank mearse53
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2011

Hello,
Thank you for your kind review! I’m happy you mentioned you "found the room as advertised". I know it can be difficult to make reservations at a place you've never seen with your own eyes and you are sometimes left wondering if it looks better in the pictures. This statement will help put fellow travelers minds at ease when booking at the North Shore Inn. Thank you for keeping us in mind for your next trip to Traverse City!
Thank You,
LaBonte Management
Phone: (800) 968-2365

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 September 2011

Everyone we spoke with at the North Shore Inn was very nice and helpful if we needed it. Our condo was clean clean clean - gotta love that. The beach was ample and provided a nice place to sit at sunset - we have mostly visited the expansive beaches along the Florida coast so this was a change, as was expected. The kitchen provided the very basics, so if you plan to cook I suggest bringing your favorite pan, knife, cutting board - you know a few things you can not cook without. I told myself I could bring whatever fit into one of those storage crates - worked well. Not a lot of room to move around in the kitchen or anywhere else. The living area was enough for 2. The bedroom, with a queen bed, had just enough room for one person to walk on any side of the bed, though there was a nice sized closet. The bathroom - well - was tiny!! I read another review here that talked about having to stick her legs outside of the stall to shave her legs. I apologize to that reviewer for thinking she was exaggerating - she certainly was not! I actually stood outside of the stall on the bathmat to do my shaving. And showering without washing my hair was an adventure as well. The shower stall measures about 2 2/3 of my shoes, square - I wear a size 7 1/2. Also, the builders did not invest much into insulation in the interior walls or floors. We heard every step our upstairs neighbors made. Also, The pipes from their toilet ran through our bedroom wall - we heard every time they flushed in the middle of the night - which was 3 or 4. We did not get much sleep! The North Shore Inn would be great if the shower and bathroom were bigger and the builders had done more soundproofing.

Room Tip: Maybe a third floor room would prevent you from hearing the neighbors. The Bath is probably still s...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank LynnBeth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2011

Hello,
Thank you for your review and thank you for sharing your pictures of the beach! Our housekeeping staff was pleased to hear you found your room to be "clean clean clean". The girls we have working in housekeeping have been here for several years and have become very aware of all the little details in each individual room! The one bedroom units have a standard size stand up shower while the two bedroom units have a tub/shower. All kitchens do provide all of you basic cooking/dining utensils including pots, pans, bake ware, toasters, knives, cutting boards, etc.. We also have some extra dishes located in the office just in case any guest is having a hard time finding what they need or if something is missing. I hope you enjoyed your overall experience here and consider staying with us again!
Thank You,
LaBonte Management
P: (800) 968-2365

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 September 2011

My wife and daughter and I spent a week here and thought the over all experience was great. Beds were comfortable, great view of East Bay, nice sandy beach, good pool, good kitchen, friendly staff. It was close to everything (well, in TC what isn't?). Comparable rentals within blocks were double to triple the rate. If we had questions or issues, the staff solved them immediately.

The only issue we had (and we resolved it on our own at the grocery store) was that the toilet paper was like sand paper. I hope the owners check out the price of Charmin at Costco. Probably not a huge price difference and customers will be even happier.

Room Tip: 2 bedrooms are on the 3rd floor, 1st floor has quick access to beach.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Judd_Adams
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2011

Hello,
Thank you for your kind review. I am so happy you and your family were able to take advantage of the North Shore Inn's many amenities. The private balconies located off the living room area (also off upstairs bedroom in 2br/2ba units) give you an amazing view of East Bay! The Sunsets are stunning and so relaxing after a long day of travel and/or downtown shopping!! Since your review we have upgraded our toilet paper to Cottonelle brand to help ensure all guests are as comfortable as possible in all areas of our resort. We hope you are able to make it back to the area and consider staying with us again!
Thank You,
LaBonte Management
P: (800) 968-2365

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 August 2011

Clean condo resort, beachfront on the East Bay. Beds were not comfortable, cheap mattresses, and shower was very small, no tub.. could not shave my legs. Small outside pool, no ice machine. Well equipped kitchenette. Minimal housekeeping service, they finally came about 5:00 each day to change out towels, even though we displayed the 'maid service needed" by 9:00 each day. Will not return.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank S G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2011

Hello,
Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am pleased to hear you found our resort clean. We work very hard to make each guest’s stay as pleasant as possible. I am sorry you felt the daily maid service was not quick enough. Our housekeepers need to make sure all of the rooms people are checking into are ready by check-in time. It is very rare for the cleaning staff to stay past 4:00pm so I am very surprised to hear 5:00pm for each day. We are also more than happy to exchange towels at our front desk if clean ones are needed before housekeeping is able to get to your room. All of our 1br units have a standard size stand up shower; all of our 2br units have a tub/shower. We do not have an ice machine but the kitchens are well equipped with all of your basic cooking/dining utensils including ice cube trays in the freezers. I hope you enjoyed your time in Traverse City and you’re able to make it back to the area! Again, thank you for your review.
LaBonte Management
P: (800) 968-2365

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 July 2011

My husband and I got married on the beach at the North Shore! It was beautiful, perfect, I am so glad I had it there! It is a small little paradise with wonderful staff, wonderful people who stay there and it feels like one giant family. Everyone looks out for one another, and this is our second year vacationing there! It is like a home away from home!
The staff are friendly and very helpful. Always accomodating, even when I asked for them to help me out with my wedding, the staff were more than happy to help! Each one of the ladies and gentlemen that work there are super.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Smartie_Pie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jean6484, General Manager at North Shore Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2011

Hi!
Thank you for your review! We were delighted to have been a part of such an important day in your lives! We are always more than happy to help our guests in any way possible! Congratulations on your marriage and we wish you both all the happiness in the world!
Thank You,
LaBonte Management
P: (800) 968-2365

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Traverse City hotels
0.1 mi away
Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel
0.5 mi away
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
#12 of 40 in Traverse City
367 reviews
0.8 mi away
Beach Haus Resort
Beach Haus Resort
#21 of 40 in Traverse City
100 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Grand Beach Resort Hotel
Grand Beach Resort Hotel
#14 of 40 in Traverse City
362 reviews
0.8 mi away
Quality Inn By the Bay
Quality Inn By the Bay
#34 of 40 in Traverse City
218 reviews
1.0 mi away
Pinestead Reef Resort
Pinestead Reef Resort
#23 of 40 in Traverse City
91 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to North Shore Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about North Shore Inn

Address: 2305 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range: £61 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The North Shore Inn is a charming New England style condominium hotel on Grand Traverse Bay. With a picturesque beachfront setting with private sandy beach, outdoor heated pool and sundeck, and 26 spacious luxury 1 and 2 bedroom units with completely equipped kitchens and sleeping up to 5 people, the North Shore Inn offers a perfect setting to enjoy the four-season beauty of the Grand Traverse region. The hotel enjoys a great central location convenient to dining, shopping, golf, snowmobiling, skiing, two nearby gambling casinos and numerous award-winning wineries. In the off season, reduced weekend and mid-week packages are featured, as well as Auto Club, AARP discounts.(offered November- April) Free WIFI in all rooms. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
North Shore Hotel Traverse City

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing