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“Great value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Traverse Bay Inn

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Traverse Bay Inn
Ranked #22 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Horsham, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

For the price, this place is excellent value. We were in a two b/r unit and it was very, very clean. There were ample towels and they provided pool towels also. The only negative was that the upstairs room was very hot and the air-con was quite noise (as noisy as any hotel air-con!)The hotel is within walking distance to some restaurants and fun parks (mini golf etc), though there is NO sidewalk. There is a beach opposite the hotel but it is not really accessible due to reeds and swamp but 2 miles up the road is a great, safe beach for kids. Highly recommended hotel

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

I was in Traverse City for a week long conference. I decided to stay at the Traverse Bay Inn based on the excellent reviews on trip advisor. Everyone was quite right, this place is wonderful. Very, very clean and well kept up...staff could not have been more helpful and pleasant. My stay there was very comfortable and convenient (the kitchenette with a full size fridge, range, microwave and sink allowed me to eat more cheaply and much more healthy). Any time I am heading down to Traverse City, I will be staying here! Thank you for such a great experience; I felt safe and comfortable and the price was very reasonable...what more can you ask for?

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Saginaw, Michigan
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012 via mobile

We arrived early and they made the extra effort to get the room ready immediately. Staff and owner are great. I agree with other reviews that a room away from the road is best. My only complaint is that the bathroom is small and has no place to hang more than one towel. I still plan on coming back!

  • Stayed June 2012
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1 Thank Robert H
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Sacramento, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Stayed there 11 and 12 June 2012 in two different rooms. It's not like a hotel, it's like being at home--assuming your home is quiet, clean, and comfortable. One room style had two double beds upstairs, and the master bedroom downstairs. The second style had the master bedroom and the guest room separated by closet space providing a nice sound barrier between the rooms. The staff is great, and very personable, much like really good neighbors. It's close to most everything, right across the street from the waterfront, and next to the trail which leads down town.

Thanks,
Rex

Room Tip: Rooms 111 and up have the second bedroom upstairs.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank REX C
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Dearborn, Michigan
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

The place is clean, I will give you that. However, a few things were lacking.
Very small bathrooms, can't be ADA compliant. No upstairs bathrooms. Traveling with 5 persons, had one shampoo in the bathroom. Picture quality on TV sets is very poor.
Some TV's had no remote controls. No pool towels at the pool. Pool doors
were locked during the day, had to jump a concrete wall. Not high, but unnecessary
just the same. For $219 a night, (I know, jacked up prices during holiday weekend)
I was expecting a little more.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank rickysmooth
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TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Thank you for your comments! You are right the TV reception was poor in your Suite. After I figured out which unit you were in it was a simple fix but I was unaware of the problem so I'm glad to get that taken care of. Sorry for the other problems, we definitely need to ask more questions of all our guests in the future to be sure everything is AOK. We are here to help!
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St. Joseph, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Seriously, this place is fantastic. I booked this based on the reviews here as well as ones on yelp.com. We booked a two-bedroom, fireplace suite based on the web description that it had the biggest living area. It was perfect. EXACTLY as represented and so, so comfortable. We were in town for a quick weekend getaway to go wine tasting - didn't need free breakfast, didn't need an indoor pool, didn't need to be a block from downtown. Did need a reasonably priced, clean, comfortable place to stay - we were not disappointed. Everything just makes sense here. No hoops to jump through for check-in or check out. We arrived pretty late and there was an envelope with a key in the mailbox for us. Nobody was at the front desk when we headed home so I left the keys with a note and got an email from the owner saying "thanks and come again." I will definitely be returning and, in fact, will start with TBI before checking anywhere else. Do yourself a favor and check this place out.

Room Tip: We asked for a room away from the highway and didn't hear road noise at all. There was some noi...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Lisa E
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Upper Peninsula Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Very nice place to stay for our nearly one week stay mid-April. Very clean and friendly. Our one hundred pound black lab loved the place and got treats every morning from the cleaning folks. Nice walking bike trail behing motel. Will return in May for another week.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank yooperMI
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Additional Information about Traverse Bay Inn

Property: Traverse Bay Inn
Address: 2300 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3756
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Traverse City
#12 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Traverse Bay Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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