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4.3 out of 5

"Cleanliness. Staff not always available, they are short staffed. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 31 Jul 2021

Hotel Description

Traverse City guestrooms with kitchens

Near the airport

Within a 5-minute walk of this Traverse City hotel, you'll find Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay. Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Traverse City State Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Outdoor pool

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. If you want to take your pet along, this pet-friendly property offers everything you'll need for your pet including an off-leash area. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, kitchens

The 24 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and espresso makers. Other amenities include kitchens, refrigerators, and LCD TVs with cable channels.

1 Queen Suite Non-Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$119* Per night/room Oct 3 - Oct 4

1 Queen Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

2 Bedroom Jacuzzi Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Traverse Bay Inn ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Traverse Bay Inn

Everyone (14) Business (1) Couples (6) Family (8)
4 out of 5
Cleanliness. Staff not always available, they are short staffed.

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021

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4 out of 5
We were only there a night and spent most of our time off property. The staff was nice and the rooms were clean

Posted by on Jul 30, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 13, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 28, 2021 by Management

Thank you for your feedback. Please stay with us again in the future.

5 out of 5
Staff was friendly but the parking sucks. It also seemed like a neighborhood. A group had several rooms and had all the doors open and had their friends visiting to swim.

Posted by on Jun 6, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 7, 2021 by Jeff

Thank you!

2 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 6, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 19, 2020 by Jeff

Thank you, Anonymous!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 15, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 16, 2020 by Jeff

Thank you!

5 out of 5
Extremely clean! Nice set up in the 2 bedroom suite.

Posted by , from Plymouth, MI on Jun 14, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 18, 2020 by Jeff

GREAT to hear! Thank you!

3 out of 5
We have stayed here before and were in the rooms they have that you see from the parking lot. This time we were in one of two rooms that are upstairs and in the back corner. It was very small and out dated. When I booked I thought I was getting a great deal on one of the regular rooms but when we got there I was disappointed with our room. If I would have know it was so small we would have just stayed somewhere else. Not sure if we would book a room here again because of the chance to end up in that room again. Place was clean and I saw cleaning carts but I did not see any staff.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 2, 2019 by Jeff

We do have 2 studios that are upstairs, They are listed a Upstairs Studios and at the time you booked they were the least expensive rooms and all that was available, Since you have stayed with us before you know that we gladly do free upgrades if you want to switch to a different room and we have availability. Many guests request these room as they like the quite areas and proximity to the nice view of the wooded area of the property so we don't know what you like unless you let us know. Thank you very much for your review!

5 out of 5
Everything was fine. Nothing more to add.. nice facility.

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 24, 2019 by Jeff

Appreciate you nice comments!

4 out of 5
Great room. I needed to find a room in TC to stay after surgery, as my home is more than an hour away. After my surgery I was to rest and return for a post-OP appointment the next morning. I would not stay at your motel again unless I wanted to get loud and party with the other guests. Not long after 10pm, I heard loud talking and hollering outside my door. I looked out the window and yes they were literally outside my room door. I tried to call your office, but there was no answer. Just as I was to call 911, the people outside left, so I tried to go back to sleep. Mind you, I was in great pain after surgery, and needed to rest. It could not have been more than 20 minutes the loud carrying on, started again. Knowing that I could not get ahold of the office, I turned up the TV, but that did not help. I wish I had completed the 911 dial, but I stayed in bed hoping the screaming would go away again. Seems this place is for partiers. If I ever wish to raise hell, I know I would rent a room a Traverse Bay Inn. I guess I should have considered that young roudy people would also like the price of rooms at the Traverse Bay Inn. The room was exceptionally beautiful for an older motel. Ir is such a shame that they did not care what happened after their office closed.

Posted by , from Freesoil, MI on Sep 14, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 17, 2019 by Jeff

For future guests please don't hesitate to call After Hours numbers posted on the refrigerators, in the room guide, at the front door, etc. We are available to reply 24-7 and glad to do so. Wish we could have helped you!!!!

Property Features

Traverse Bay Inn offers its guests a seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Traverse Bay Inn also features a picnic area and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This Traverse City hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Traverse Bay Inn offers 24 air-conditioned accommodations with espresso makers and hair dryers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Espresso maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

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

  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15.00 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • An off-leash area is available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

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 may be 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 15.00 per pet, per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Traverse Bay Inn
  • Traverse City Bay Hotel
  • Traverse Bay Hotel Traverse City
  • Traverse Bay Inn Hotel
  • Traverse Bay Inn Traverse City
  • Traverse Bay Inn Hotel Traverse City

You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.