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Grand Traverse Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Adrian, Michigan
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was a little after 7 p.m. when we arrived in Traverse City and this was about all that was available to us. It looked nice on the outside but that's where the compliments end. Our room was fairly clean but it is an old facility and has not been kept up. Tiny, lumpy pillows; and we were unable to...

1Thank Sally S
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Unfortunately this is not an accurate representation of how this situation played out, and they have decided to leave a hurtful review. Always communicate with the office of a motel. Don't be obnoxious and belligerent. Motels don't want bad reviews, and will do their best to help. A small mom and pop motel can not afford to give refunds to...

Reviewed 27 September 2016

When I booked this hotel, the reviews on Tripadvisor were generally good. I didn't need a fancy hotel or lots of extras so I thought this would be a good choice for the price. The minute we checked in we realized something was not right. The staff was less than enthusiastic, obviously did not care about the success of this...

3Thank JAC925
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughts. We will addresses these issues.

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is an older motel that has been updated (years ago) and is now outdated! It barely has the basics, so don't look for a hair dryer or iron. My wife swears the towel was used. The toilet took 30 minutes (literally) to refill!! Old window shaker AC is noisy, and semi efficient. Sometimes we try and patronize the locals...

2Thank Russ914
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Management did everything possible to accommodate these guests, from extra towels, blankets, pillows, & space heater. They ultimately were asked to leave due to their rudeness & belligerence to the front desk help, and given a full refund. Apparently our motel was way beneath their standards, but many other people like a smaller mom and pop motel, and the testimonials...

Valparaiso, Florida
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Traverse City motel prices are not tourist-friendly. But for $100 or more per night, we expect decent lodging. This motel has been upgraded a bit from the 1950s, but not much. We reserved 2 rooms (2 couples traveling together). Our rooms were basically clean, but the other couple felt sure that the sheets had not been changed on their bed....

1Thank kelly053
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you felt that way. The managers are doing a great job in the few months they have been here. My aunt is the housekeeper with us for 20 years. The room and sheets were certainly clean, they always are. Some people are more suited for different motels, and when they end up at a mom and pop...

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great price for this no frills motel. Exactly what we expected, so it was perfect. Walking distance into downtown (~1mile). Money saved was put to good use elsewhere, which made the trip better. Would stay here again.

1Thank Zach P
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us.

Temple Terrace, Florida
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is the third motel I've stayed at in Traverse City. This one was the best. Great price! Great location! Great room! The room did exactly what it was supposed to do: it was clean, kept me comfortable, and cool all at a great price!

Thank RonCarrell
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

That's great! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. Thank you for the positive 5 star review. It's a huge help for a small family motel as we compete with the big guys. We hope to see you again.

Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 14 August 2016

we were lucky to find this place. w/hardly any vacancies (that were affordable), i'll admit i was thinking this might be a dump - but it was clean & comfortable. the staff were great! it was a great location! the beds were comfy, the shower/plumbing were in tip top shape. it was very quiet. they even had a small fridge....

Thank sydevan
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. These are a big help. We are so glad you found us, and can appreciate a clean mom and pop motel with prices that are much more affordable than most. Come again! 😀

Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We were very happy with everything. The staff is amazing and very helpful. Room was clean and location was perfect. To tell you the truth we were not expecting how nice this motel was. Well done GT Motel we will return.

Thank Kelly P
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Kelly P, WooHoo, another fan that appreciates a small family run motel with prices that are better than most of the other options in TC. The new management here has been doing a wonderful job this summer and the housekeeper does a great job as always. Come stay again!!

Reviewed 9 August 2016

If you want resort amenities, you pay resort prices. If you want to save your hard earned cash, and spend it on family vacation adventures without sacrificing on the basics, like a clean room, genuinely caring people, and a safe quiet environment then this is the place to go! I'm not a fan of spending money for foo foo crap...

Thank Jean C
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Glad to hear you like it here. Thank you for being a fan, and taking the time to give us a 5 star review. Your review helps a lot.

Hubert, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed here for 6 days from July 25th till July 30th. The owner Greg and the new managers Holly and Josh could not have been more accommodating, helpful and friendly The price is very fair,the rooms large . Clean rooms, close to town. Will stay again and again when we are up this way. Bed was comfortable we also...

1Thank Bridget H
gregsix, Owner at Grand Traverse Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! WooHoo! We love it when people get it. So glad you caught fish, found a restaurant to fry it, and were able stay longer than you anticipated. Please come again! We wish you well on your future travels. Thank you.

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a family operated motel with 18 units. We provide in-room coffee, refrigerators, microwaves & air conditioning. Dogs are welcome in certain rooms on a per case basis, however no cats. The Motel is located just six blocks from downtown shopping and dining and only one block from the beach. The Grand Traverse Motel is nonsmoking facility. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Traverse Motel

Address: 1010 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2708
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range: ₹ 4,201 - ₹ 17,061 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Traverse Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Grand Traverse Hotel Traverse City
Grand Traverse City Hotel
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“If you have trouble with stairs request a ground floor room when booking.”
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