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By a verified traveler on Tue 11 Jun 2019

Hotel Description

3.5-star beach resort near Grand Traverse Bay, connected to the convention center

Near the airport

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Grand Traverse Bay and 2 miles (3 km) of Music House Museum with a stay here. Mt. Holiday Ski Area and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf are also within 6 miles (10 km).

36-hole golf course

This smoke-free resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a waterslide, and in-room childcare is an added bonus. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 579 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and room service. Premium bedding, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are also available.

Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$150* Per night/room May 8 - May 9

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Tower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Tower

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Grand Traverse Resort And Spa ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.7 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Traverse Resort And Spa

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4 out of 5
It was clean and with plenty of activities, I expected the room to have nicer furnishings for the price as well as their was a musty smell in the hallways.

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019

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4 out of 5
Did not like the fact that the resort was hosting some goofy comic book character convention. Should be disclosed when making reservations. Many strange people attended this event.

Posted by on May 29, 2019

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5 out of 5
Everything its wonderful Im very happy to staying here

Posted by on May 19, 2019

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1 out of 5


Don't stay in the older part of the hotel, it needs updates and was not that clean. Felt like a chain hotel except for the price. The bed was very comfortable.

Posted by , from Hartland, MI on Oct 31, 2013

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1 out of 5

Nothing grand about the grand traverse

save your money sleep in your car! I'm writing this at 6:17am I've been up since 3:00 the bed here is horrible! Hotel is dirty, not kept up, smells. I could go on but why bother. Stay anywhere but here.

Posted by , from illinois on Oct 10, 2011

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3 out of 5

staff pleasant rooms were poor very old and warn

too expensive for the quality of the rooms and the ammenities charge was too much..especially when they were not used. The elevators sign for the lobby was done in a hand printed black marker the heat and cooling unit were very loud had to be turned off to sleep. It is a beautiful setting and the staff was great, but not worth the price . The beds were comfortable.. our view was unfortunately above the roof.

Posted by , from Michigan on Oct 8, 2011

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4 out of 5

Great weekend getaway.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Nothing close
My husband and I go to the Grand Traverse a couple of times a year. While it is a little out of town, we enjoy the quality rooms, great pool area, and high quality spa. Don't make the mistake of staying in the regular hotel at the resort. If you are not going to spend the money to stay in the tower, stay somewhere else in Traverse City!

Posted by , from Bay City, MI on Feb 8, 2011

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3 out of 5

Grand Traverse Resort Hotel

Very disappointing. We had a room in the hotel which was obiviously dusty, dark and needed a good cleaning. Local phone calls are 75 cents, standard cable tv - no HBO, etc., and a one cup at a time inroom coffee maker with paper cups that are too hot to use anyway. The bed was very comfortable though. The rest of the resort, particularly Jacks Bar and the restaurant (not the upper one) had great food and serivice.

Posted by on Jan 23, 2011

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2 out of 5

Misleading website photos

Whoever took the photos for the website is very creative (and with great editing skills) and you shouldn't expect those when you arrive. More specifically, the so called "private beach" is actually a mile away and requires a shuttle ride. The hotel is not near any trail or beach or other outdoor activities (except the cemetery right at the entrance). The only option is to walk around the golf course (or the huge parking lot) but constantly bump into golf carts and worry about being hit (since there are golf balls all around). It is also a 15~20 minute drive to the city (due to slow traffic) so it is difficult to access restaurants and other services such as renting a bike or boat. You will be paying less in quite a few nice hotels which are right on the beach and near the city and the trails. The two restaurants on site are ok but not resort quality (and we were one of the only two tables occupied on a Friday evening at 7 pm!) There are multiple pools and whirlpools onsite but they are not proportional to the size of the hotel. Again, you are better off to either find a large water park or a cheaper/smaller hotel with fewer people. When I checked in, they gave me a room that was not ready. They then switched me to a room that clearly smelt of cigarettes. I do want to compliment the staff members who are very friendly and helpful. If you go there for the lake,the outdoors and the town, this is a poor choice to pay well over $200 for. There is an additional resort fee of $9.95 per day.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2010

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1 out of 5

Nothing Grand about it!

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa was not at all what we had anticipated. The pictures on the website look beautiful...but in reality the 6 story hotel is outdated with terrible decor, low drop ceilings, and very old/slow elevators. The nicest part was the lobby. For /night "on special" we expected a lot more. The private beach was tiny. You had to walk out on a dock to access a very small strip of beach on the water. It was so packed we turned around and headed for the indoor pool. This was located in a dark basement and 1/2 of the hot tubs were out of service. We will not stay here again and encourage you not to waste your money.

Posted by on Aug 14, 2009

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness facility
  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub

The following facilities are closed on Friday and Saturday:

  • Fitness facility
  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub

Property Features

For a convenient ride to the sand and surf, hop on the resort's beach shuttle (surcharge). Enjoy a summer holiday at Grand Traverse Resort And Spa, where you can work on your swing at the golf course or spend a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. This beach resort also offers an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Williamsburg resort is smoke free.

  • 579 guestrooms or units
  • 17 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital) (11.6 km / 7.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, beach shuttle, and casino shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Grand Traverse Resort And Spa offers 579 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Aerie Restaurant/Lounge - This restaurant overlooks the golf course. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Sweetwater Bistro - This bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Grille - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Jacks Sports Bar - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 36-hole golf course. An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide, a health club, and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Casino nearby
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Cross-country skiing on site
  • Sailing nearby

Spa Services

Traverse City Day Spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Thai massage
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 16.95 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6.50 and USD 12.50 for adults, USD 4.50 and USD 7.50 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Grand Traverse Resort Williamsburg
  • Grand Traverse Williamsburg
  • Grand Traverse Resort
  • Grand Traverse Resort Spa
  • Traverse Spa Williamsburg
  • Grand Traverse Resort And Spa Resort
  • Grand Traverse Resort And Spa Williamsburg
  • Grand Traverse Resort And Spa Resort Williamsburg

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.