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“fabulous experience, great pool, spa, food, room service super fast”
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Park Place Hotel
Ranked #35 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Reviewed 19 December 2009

We stayed here for their Thanksgiving special and were so glad we did! We got exactly what we wanted, a table with the Lions game on nearby, a buffet of ham, turkey, roast beef, and tons of desserts, all the traditional festive fare, all you can eat, plus swam in pool, sat in hot tub, used workout equipment, steam room, ate at Minerva's and got elaborate breakfasts in bed with superfast room service. Rooms were great; very comfortable beds, lots of pillows, cable tv and movies, table and chairs, view of the Bay from the tower on two sides, super quiet, super clean and lovely decor with flowers and a coffee bar and refrigerator provided. Plus it's in central downtown, so we took in a show a block away at the State Theater, browsed the Horizon Bookstore where the Sunshine Cafe entertains nightly, watched the two story high Xmas tree lighting ceremony, with Santa's visit, and had just the BEST TIME! I bought a charming little red leather watch at the gift shop with my initials on it, too. My son, his friend, and our guests all had a great time there. We even went bowling and everybody got more than 100 points! It's near the City Opera House and Interlochen's holiday programs, and the symphony and Old Towne Playhouse musicals and plays, so we had plenty of choices!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 October 2009

Park Place has the perfect location - right downtown TC; walking distance to all the great restaurants, shopping and of course the beautiful Bay. For those amenities you pay a premium price. Is it worth it? Probably...however, the hotel itself needs to do some major renovating. We stayed in a top level room with a fabulous view - thought it would be worth paying a little extra. The view was great except two of the main windows must have had broken seals because there was condensation in them which certainly obstructed the full view. The room was a disappointment. The bed was hard, uncomfortable and the had the lumpiest pillows I've ever seen. The bathroom was small, cold (with a heat lamp that was nothing more than a regular light bulb), with cracked marble sink. It looked as if the small tub had been "resurfaced" and was pealing. The ceiling tiles in the were stained and gapping. The towels were thin and worn. The bathroom window had been covered with opaque film of some kind and was full of wrinkles - just tacky looking.
The best part of our stay was the accessibility to downtown without having to drive and park. And we enjoyed "The Top of the Park" bar with the piano player. Great drinks, cozy atmosphere and friendly service.
Was not at all impressed with the front desk hospitality- both when I called to make the original reservation or upon checking in and out. The staff was not dressed very professionally either. Just expect a little more when you stay and pay for what projects itself to be a classy place. They could and should do better. Would think twice about staying there again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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parkplace1, Front Office Manager at Park Place Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2009

The Park Place Hotel welcomes any concerns or comments our guests give so we can make any necessary improvements to our guest's stay. The Park Place goal is to provide the best experience for all our guests and the hotel is making upgrades in 2010 to address some of the comments we have received and is also adding a rewards program to enhance our guest's experience even further.

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Reviewed 13 October 2009

The location can't be beat - close to all the shopping and dining on Front Street. Solves the problem of having to find a parking spot, as I think that would be next to impossible during the busy season.

Room was ok, sort of "fussy" for my taste but the bed was comfortable. TV was very old, and the bathroom was not nice at all. The tub and sink were old and stained, but water was warm and water pressure was good. Toiletries were nothing great, bring your own.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 September 2009

Location is what this hotel has going for them. One block from the main shopping street, coffee houses, and restaurants. It was very nice not having to try to find a parking spot. However, the rooms leave more to be desired. We stayed in the West Wing, which is the newer section, and the rooms were suppose to be larger than the Historic Tower. I'd hate to see how small those rooms are. The bathroom was so small you had to walk in sideways to close the door. Also, the bed was extremely, uncomfortably firm. Seriously, you are paying for the convenience of the location.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2009

The rooms were a bit small and the bathrooms were hard to navigate, but we don't like to spend much time in our rooms anyways on vacations. This hotel is a quick walk to everything in downtown and has a decent restaurant on the lower level. The Beacon Lounge on the top floor has a great view of the city and the bay. it is a great place to go for a few drinks or an appetizer, but get there early, we went around 9:30 and there was no seating so we ended up standing for a few drinks and enjoying the view and the music.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2009

The hotel markets itself as a historic and refurbished establishment, but we were in the "Mike Brady" wing, constructed in the 60's or 70's (my guess). Our room was equipped with popcorn ceilings, worn out furniture , along with a handicapped shower that leaked all over the floor every time we showered. They are stingy with the towels too, so be sure to tell them the shower flooded the bathroom if you want more than two towels delivered. They attempted to give an updated and contemporary feel with the bedding; however, it was all too obvious that they held back on purchasing quality linens. Also, the bedspread duvet had an odor dating it's last wash. Yuck. Other than that...it was quiet. I did love the bar/lounge on the top floor. They served the best blueberry martini's and margarita pizza!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2009

When we checked in my key card didnt work went back down to the desk, they did something and when i went back up to the room it was occupied when i opened the door. So back down to the front desk again and i told them i want a room thats not occupied.
We stayed on the 8th floor and the view of the bay was fabulous and you can see it from the confortable bed. The room was very nice, elegant, comfy and clean.
We tried the restaraunt "Minervas" for dinner and it was very good.
I will use this hotel again in the future

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Park Place Hotel

Address: 300 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2517
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #35 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Price Range: £77 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Place Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 140
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