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Grand Traverse Motel
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Grand Traverse Motel
Ranked #30 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Westland, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great hotel - we will be back!”
Reviewed 11 July 2011

First, I have to say I was a bit nervous with the mixed reviews but I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, the rooms are not brand new. If you really look there are some "blemishes." A small stain, older curtains, grout coming loose, but overall our room was clean and comfortable. It was also half the price of other motels in the area and no extra charge for a room that slept 5. (trust me this is VERY hard to find) The gentleman at the desk (the owner?) was very nice. The pool was not heated, but it was clean and a great way to cool off. Loved that our room had a good size mini fridge, microwave, coffee pot and a well functioning AC unit (all vital). Also the location is great. Short walk to the beach, plenty of restaurants within walking distance and the walk to downtown was also very manageable even with our 3 children. No, this is not a 5 star resort, but it is a clean, comfortable, affordable motel. When we visit TC again we will stay here!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

The amenities say "Heated pool"....not really....they have a solar cover thats it. Maybe by late August it will be heated. "Free Wi-Fi".....sorta....sure its free...however you can only get a connection outside or right by the window. Toilet worked for 2 days then you had to jiggle the handle or remove lid and monkey with chain to flush. Tub...nasty....short shower and your standing in 6 inches of water. How about we fix the drains?? I agree with smelly...and stains....unacceptable for the price. Bathroom floor...i agree again....due to the terrible drain we had some water on the floor. I wiped it up...the towel was filthy...no way in 24 hours did that floor get that dirty. Greg..give it up...stop with the excuses...it is what it is. Motel/Trash is what i would call it.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2011

I do not need to say any more, this place is too expensive and is by far the worst place we have ever stayed. Why eveything is old and smells. The owners have deferred making any necessary upgrades to anything.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2011

Company Called Made Reservation That Went Ok. Got There At 1130 PM So Far So Good. Went To Room What A S # # T Hole Pulled Covers Back On Bed Coworker Notices What Look Like Pizza Sauce On Side Of Box Spring Dont Think It Was Pizza Sauce??????????. Carpet Was Staind, Bathroom Need Major Help Room Just Did Not Fell Clean. Would Have Went To Some Place Else But. Just Work 9 Hrs. Drove 4 Hrs. To Get There Were Very Tired. Will Check Reviews Better Next Time. I Guess You Get What You Pay Four.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 16 October 2010

Because I never would have stayed here - certainly not for nearly $100. I'm kicking myself this morning. Doesn't feel clean, can hear the neighbors snoring and hacking, holes in the curtains... Overall, downright scuzzy.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review, 2 November 2010
Sorry to hear you felt this way. At the time of check in, if you felt the room wasn't clean, or was less than acceptable, it would be reasonable to come back to the office and let us know that the room did not meet your standards. We would have happily returned your money, and rented the room to someone who would have been a better fit. It seems odd to think that you "suffered" through the night in that scuzzy $100 room, when we have so many happy guests. Perhaps read the review on tripadvisor that came in prior to your review. I wish you the best on your quest for a less scuzzy room for a lower price.
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Niles, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed 14 September 2010

We had an unscheduled stop on the way home from our vacation due to car problems. I was a bit concerned about staying in a hotel that wasn't part of a chain being unfamiliar with the area, but I quickly realized that my fears where unfounded. From the warm greeting we received on the night of our arrival, to the clean room, to the service that went above and beyond any of my expectations, our unplanned vacation was amazing....We where unable to give them a check out time, due to waiting on car repairs, they allowed us a late check out, than when it became afternoon, and we still didn't know when our car would be ready, they stored our belongings so that we where able to do some sight seeing, and than when our car was done Beth drove us to the car dealer to get our car!!! I would highly recommend this fine motel!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2009

My husband and I spent a weekend here on a color tour mingled with a day spa journey. At first were reluctant after reading some of these reviews, but went ahead with our plans. We had a great time! The staff was friendly, spa services were outstanding and aside from the rainy weather, we had a perfect weekend in a beautiful place.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Maryshelle
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Property: Grand Traverse Motel
Address: 1010 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2708
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Traverse Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family operated motel with 18 units. We provide in-room coffee, refrigerators, microwaves & air conditioning. We do not accept pets. The Motel is located just eight blocks from downtown shopping and dining and only one block from the beach. The Grand Traverse Motel is nonsmoking facility. ... more   less 
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