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Uncomfortable bed. For the price the amenities were lacking

The Traverse Bay Inn is a quaint little motel with plenty of sleeping space, a small kitchen and pool which was great for the kids! Updates to the rooms would enhance the property; for example, the bathroom door lock stuck and my 8 year old had a difficult time getting out. The upstairs doorknob fell off several times and I actually had to ask a neighboring customer for a screwdriver to get back INTO the room. Due to the fact that housekeepers are only on property during business hours, made it difficult to receive any sort of personal service. An after-hours phone number was provided, but help was not readily accessible. This was also true for staples, such as toilet paper. Thankfully, a guest bathroom is kept unlocked and I was able to obtain a roll of toilet paper from that space after a phone call to the after-hours number. Overall, a simple and pleasant stay.

I arrived very late, and my key and receipt were waiting for me. The room was nice and broken up into two rooms. I was alone, but it would be nice for a small family. The carpet and furniture were all clean, but very worn. It didn't affect my stay, and was no big deal. The only downside was that the coffee maker, nor the pot hadn't been cleaned in some time, and so had to go without. I also wanted to tip the cleaning person (in spite of the nasty coffee maker), but the front desk said, "No cash due to COVID). (??). Ok...whatever. Turns out, she was the cleaning lady, and because I've been over tipping, she lost out on a $40 tip. Overall, it served my purpose for a 5 hour stay.

I love that it is like a small apartment. There is a small kitchen. Good location in Traverse City close to everything. Very quiet.

Very clean! Wish we could have checked in earlier.

I haven’t stayed anywhere in the TC area as I live about an hour away. I was surprised by how little of the street noise you hear. Even sitting by the pool you don’t notice it. *only has parking spaces for one vehicle per room* Traverse Bay Inn exceeded my expectations - great accommodations! Thank you a great weekend!

only one room has air condition. Bathroom is really small.

Excellent property and location. Staff was fabulous

Stag very helpful and friendly. Location is very convenient. Our room was clean and recently painted. The furniture and cabinets were a little worn and outdated. Overall though, a very good value for the price considering this IS Traverse City

So nice to have a refrigerator, stove, dishes! Real dishes! No paper plates and styrofoam cups to litter but the real thing. Just a great place to stay- we will be back!

Nice pool, clean rooms, great location! Friendly staff.

Just needed a place to stay for the night...it was clean and comfortable, would stay there again.

It is easy to travel to other sights because the hotel is located on route 31. We liked the large refrigerator, microwave and cleanliness of our room.

The complimentary bikes were nice. Relatively quiet considering it is located along a busy highway.

Nice hotel. It’s close to the water and not far from downtown. It was nice to have our group in one room.

This was the only place available when I had to quickly book a room for the next night. Glad I found it. Nice little kitchen, very comfortable bed and very quiet. I would stay there again.

Room was comfortable but could be cleaner . Carpet needs shampoo.

US 31 North Traverse City MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Traverse Bay Inn places you next to Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay. This 24-room hotel has in-room conveniences like kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves.


Rooms

The 24 soundproofed rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Espresso makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Traverse Bay Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and laundry facilities. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers an off-leash area. Additional amenities include a garden, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.

Room options

1 Queen Suite Non-Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Two Bedroom Suite

1 Queen Bed and 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

2 Bedroom Jacuzzi Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Traverse Bay Inn

Everyone (16) Business (4) Couples (32) Family (13) Other (13) Friends (1)
3
Everyone

Uncomfortable bed. For the price the amenities were lacking

By on Sep 7, 2021

3
Family with small children

The Traverse Bay Inn is a quaint little motel with plenty of sleeping space, a small kitchen and pool which was great for the kids! Updates to the rooms would enhance the property; for example, the bathroom door lock stuck and my 8 year old had a difficult time getting out. The upstairs doorknob fell off several times and I actually had to ask a neighboring customer for a screwdriver to get back INTO the room. Due to the fact that housekeepers are only on property during business hours, made it difficult to receive any sort of personal service. An after-hours phone number was provided, but help was not readily accessible. This was also true for staples, such as toilet paper. Thankfully, a guest bathroom is kept unlocked and I was able to obtain a roll of toilet paper from that space after a phone call to the after-hours number. Overall, a simple and pleasant stay.

By on Jul 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 7, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, I agree that some more updates need to be done. The property just switched hands and the new owners have expressed they plan on updates to the property during the winter months. We would like for you to try this location in the future. Thank you for pointing out the issues you had during your stay. It helps us improve our guest satisfaction.

4
Business Business

I arrived very late, and my key and receipt were waiting for me. The room was nice and broken up into two rooms. I was alone, but it would be nice for a small family. The carpet and furniture were all clean, but very worn. It didn't affect my stay, and was no big deal. The only downside was that the coffee maker, nor the pot hadn't been cleaned in some time, and so had to go without. I also wanted to tip the cleaning person (in spite of the nasty coffee maker), but the front desk said, "No cash due to COVID). (??). Ok...whatever. Turns out, she was the cleaning lady, and because I've been over tipping, she lost out on a $40 tip. Overall, it served my purpose for a 5 hour stay.

By on Jun 15, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 15, 2021

Glad you enjoyed your stay!

4
Everyone

By on Jun 15, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 25, 2021

Thank you1 We very much appreciate you staying with us!

5
Everyone

I love that it is like a small apartment. There is a small kitchen. Good location in Traverse City close to everything. Very quiet.

By on Jun 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 12, 2021

Gret to hear you enjoyed!

4
Friends

Very clean! Wish we could have checked in earlier.

By on Oct 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2020

Glad you enjoyed your stay!

5
Everyone

By on Aug 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2020

Thank you very much!

5
Friends

I haven’t stayed anywhere in the TC area as I live about an hour away. I was surprised by how little of the street noise you hear. Even sitting by the pool you don’t notice it. *only has parking spaces for one vehicle per room* Traverse Bay Inn exceeded my expectations - great accommodations! Thank you a great weekend!

By , from Higgins Lake, MI on Jul 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 28, 2020

Thank you very much! So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime soon!

3
Family

only one room has air condition. Bathroom is really small.

By , from Kalamazoo on Jun 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 26, 2020

Was your room too warm? First time I've ever had that comment but thank you! I'll check it our to be sure everything is working as it should.

5
Family

Excellent property and location. Staff was fabulous

By , from Sanford Michigan on Jun 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 26, 2020

Great Thank you!

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