We've stayed at the Quality Inn By the Bay twice for 3 nights each time. The criticism that this motel is not "By the Bay" is essentially a semantic quibble in my opinion,y it is "By the Bay", but not "On the Bay". It is conveniently located to downtown Traverse City, the few public access points to Grand Traverse Bay and several restaurants. The biggest up-side for us is the fact that this is a dog-friendly motel (reasonable $5 per night per dog charge) and there is a walking/biking path right behind the motel and lots of grassy areas around the motel. It is also convenient if you do have a bike and want to take a ride after you check in, or want to walk, run or jog because you can simply go out you door and get started. The trial goes on for miles. The breakfast is quite varied (sausage, eggs, both hard-boiled and hot, waffles, biscuits, fruit, etc.) but the breakfast area was carved out of the original lobby so it's small and can be chaotic if you show up when a lot of other people want to eat. We didn't find the per night price unreasonable ($77 per night). I agree about the safe charge, but they will take it off when you ask them to do so. The problem is that you have to pay attention to what is on you bill when you check out. The entire facility is very clean and the housekeepers were responsive to our request to have our room made up at a specific time.
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn By The Bay Hotel Traverse City
- Quality Inn Traverse City
- Traverse City Quality Inn