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Traverse Bay Inn

TravelocityUS$ 62*
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Woodland Park, Colorado
Reviewed 20 August 2013

The bedrooms made it feel like you were at home rather than in a hotel. The beds were quite comfy and the bedroom windows opened onto a quiet and pretty wooded area. The upstairs room was particularly cozy. There were tvs in the main area and each bedroom. Everything was clean both in the rooms and around the grounds. Bicycles...

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Weidman, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 20 August 2013

First of all I was with a 10 year old & I believe you checked us in upon maybe an early arrival. My son & I can not tell you how cool we thought the upstairs (above office) rooms were. Clean rooms, comfortable beds & bedding. The bathroom was cute, clean & FULL of soft towels. Liked the lil fold...

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay without that hotel feel. Had a kitchenette, which afforded us the ability to make our own breakfasts. Loved the hot tub and pool. Far enough away from the businesses, but close enough to get downtown when you want. Easy access to the bike trail, with their bikes!

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Coleman, Michigan
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

By far he best quality. Friendly staff and very clean rooms. The pictures do it no justice at all. Never have I had a room somewhere where I didn't make them out new bedding on while I watched. This place I didn't have to do that! I inspect the bed very well each place I stay and this one passed...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Pool is very nice. Beds are very comfortable. Bathroom insanely small. Location is perfect. But once we saw our socks and the bottoms of our bare feet totally black from the carpet, we got a bit grossed out. Also, bring your own hair dryer. Even though they say they provide them, the first one we tried sounded like a fork...

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TBI-Owner, Owner at Traverse Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for alerting us of your experience. Due to our direct-from-your-car entrances and the fact that you must cross the lot when returning from the pool we are aware there is certainly the potential for "walk off" on the carpet when guests enter the room. We use a special non-oil based environmentally safe parking lot sealer, clean...

Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 August 2013

My daughter and I were here for a brief mother/daughter weekend. The inn was not posh but extremely well kept and clean. Dogs are allowed here, but due to allergies, I requested a "non-pet room" as well as one that was fairly quiet as the inn is situated on busy Highway 31. Jeff, the congenial owner, accommodated us perfectly. We...

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Westerville, Ohio
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Very clean, very convenient, a big bang for your buck. We were there for a Porsche Club event...and paid 35% - 50% less than the "host hotel." The sitting room includes a sofa in a separate area from the bedroom, a nice area to relax with a sizable flat screen tv and a kitchenette that included cookware and linens. Pool...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Immaculate and well maintained. Knowledgeable staff provided good recommendations for food options. Our unit had kitchenette, bath, sitting area and bedroom on main level; bedroom and jacuzzi spa upstairs. We were here for an overnight, but could easily do very well for a longer stay. Would return again.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Our stay at the Traverse Bay Inn was fabulous. We came for the Cherry Bomb Lacrosse Tournament. July 26-28, 2013. It was me and my son and another teammate. I loved the place. It's quaint, clean and well kept up. The bikes are the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. Our room had a full kitchen, bedroom...

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willoughby ohio
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The Traverse Bay Inn is the BEST value hotel in Traverse City. I have been traveling to T.C. for 25 years. I had my honeymoon there ! We have camped there and stayed at the resort, along with a number of other hotels. Up until a few years ago I thought I had to stay on the bay to have...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Traverse Bay Inn

Address: 2300 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3756
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range: ₹ 3,596 - ₹ 15,346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Traverse Bay Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Traverse Bay Hotel Traverse City
Traverse City Bay Hotel
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#7 Family Hotel in Traverse City
#12 Romantic Hotel in Traverse City
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
1 month ago
gailb444 Reviewed this property
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The unit we had was 2 bedrooms. One was upstairs and one down. It was a great motel and very reasonable.

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Tara B Pinconning, Michigan Reviewed this property
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We read that it is $15 extra a night. Only one dog per room.

7 months ago
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momcop Grosse Ile, Michigan Reviewed this property
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231 938 2646 is their phone number. I'd check directly with them. Verify, when they answer, the name of the hotel. I think they may have changed owners, but not sure. Most Traverse hotels are willing to work with you during the off season if you want an earlier check in or a later check out.

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11 months ago
DR_JLF22 Campinas, SP Reviewed this property
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About 100m (110 yards).

11 months ago

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“Can walk to Walgreen's pharmacy, which is 2 doors down.”
PoppaBear2, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Allows pets, ask for room where no pets were the night before. Wife has allergies.”
Pumpsy, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go to another hotel”
PCBAnnArborMich, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“For quiet, request a room/suite in the back. This hotel is right on a very busy street.”
325bebe, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the back away from US-31.”
Norlinscafe, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
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