$97 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 9, 2014 Check-out: Nov 10, 2014

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

3 stars
100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Acme, MI 49610
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
54 reviews
Nice for business travel

the rooms were great. I felt the the price for the stay is little too much for the quality you get.... See full review

  • Merci 44
  • May 4, 2014
Good stay

I stayed in the hotel rooms, which were a little outdated, but everything worked perfectly. The... See full review

  • Mstern
  • Sep 3, 2014
Play by the bay at amenity-filled Traverse City resort and spa

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is located on 900 acres of bay front property, and includes three championship golf courses, nine tennis courts, four restaurants, a full-service spa and an expansive health club. The hotel also boasts a private beach, four indoor and outdoor pools, including an indoor water playground and five hot tubs. Guest rooms include high-speed Internet access and eco-friendly features. The resort operates a licensed dog care facility.

Highlights
  • Private beach, four pools, five hot tubs
  • Three championship golf courses, nine tennis courts and private/group instruction
  • Full-service spa and health club
  • Four restaurants, a wine shop, candy store and gourmet market
  • Ranked one of the Top 20 Mainland Resorts and Top 50 Travel Destinations worldwide by Conde Nast Traveler
Rooms

The Grand Traverse Resort provides a total of 424 non-smoking guest rooms and suites in a 17-story tower building and a six-story hotel. Standard room amenities include televisions with premium channels and pay movies, high-speed Internet access, hair-dryers and coffee-makers. Select rooms and suites include Jacuzzi baths, refrigerators, wet bars and views of the bay.

Features

Guests at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa enjoy endless on-site recreation. Recognized as one of nation's Top 50 Tennis Resorts by Tennis Magazine, and the Top 25 Golf Resorts in North America by Golf Digest, the resort is home to 3 golf courses -- including The Bear, designed by Jack Nicklaus, and The Wolverine - a Gary Player signature golf course -- 9 tennis courts and offers both private and group instruction. Head to the private beach, or one of the resort's pools or hot tubs.

 

Complimentary 24-hour shuttle service is provided between the resort and the nearby Turtle Creek Casino. The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa offers versatile meeting space for up to 2,500 guests. The Gallery of Shops, located on the lobby level of the Tower, features an eclectic assortment of stores.

Transportation
  • Cherry Capital Airport (5.7 mi/9.2 km)
  • Greyhound Bus Station (8.6 mi/13.8 km)
  • Detroit Metro Airport (257 mi/441 km)
Attractions
  • East Grand Traverse Bay (Adjacent)
  • Traverse City State Park (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Turtle Creek Casino (5 mi/8 km)
  • Dennos Museum Center (6.5 mi/10.5 km)
  • Traverse City (8 mi/12.9 km)
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (32 mi/51.5 km)
Business
  • Up to 86,500 square-feet of versatile meeting space for up to 2,500 guests
  • Business center
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Event catering
  • Banquet facilities
Policies and fees

There is $14.95 USD resort fee per night, plus tax. Hotel requires that all guests present a valid credit card or $250 USD cash deposit at check-in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

44.7803 -85.4918
Area served
Acme.
Nearby airports
Hongqiao International Airport 30 km.
Area description
Situated on 900 acres in the northwest corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula along the shores of Lake Michigan's East Grand Traverse Bay, the resort is located six miles northeast of Traverse City, MI and ten minutes from Traverse City's Cherry Capital Airport. The Grand Traverse area has grown to become the largest producer of sweet and tart cherries in the world, and is home to several award winning.

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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Rooms

Hotel King
Room with one king bed includes air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, radio, safe in room, telephone, voicemail. Our six-story hotel offers spacious Hotel King guest rooms with 21 King size beds and gorgeous views and wireless high-speed Internet access. Conveniences include: color cable television, bathroom television speakers, hair dryers, and much more.
Hotel Double Double
Room with two double beds includes air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, radio, safe in room, telephone, voicemail. Our six-story hotel offers spacious Hotel Double Double guest rooms with 2 Double size beds and gorgeous views and wireless high-speed Internet access. Conveniences include: color cable television, bathroom television speakers, hair dryers, and much more.
Tower King
Room with one king bed includes air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, radio, safe in room, telephone, voicemail. Our six-story hotel offers spacious Tower King guest rooms with 1 King size beds and gorgeous views and wireless high-speed Internet access. Conveniences include: color cable television, bathroom television speakers, hair dryers, and much more.
Tower Deluxe Queen
Room with two queen beds includes air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, radio, safe in room, telephone, voicemail. Our six-story hotel offers spacious Tower Deluxe Queen guest rooms with 2 Queen size beds and gorgeous views and wireless high-speed Internet access. Conveniences include: color cable television, bathroom television speakers, hair dryers, and much more.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Aerie Restaurant & Lounge
The hotel offers a premium casual dining experience unlike none other in Northern Michigan. Open for dinner seven days a week and Sunday Brunch with inspiring views of Grand Traverse Bay and our championship golf courses Aerie is the latest in property-wide renovations to transform Grand Traverse Resort & Spa into a grand, new, and inspiring destination experience.
Sweetwater American Bistro
An affordable dining choice, Sweetwater American Bistro is open daily. Our Breakfast menu features a wide variety of options from Three Egg Omelettes to Griddle Favorites such as Cinnamon Swirl French Toast. Sweetwater's enticing lunch menu features a diverse selection of favorites. Join us for dinner and treat yourself to a variety of bold yet satisfyingly simple menu options. Indulge with the most succulent selections prepared on our custom made wood burning grill. Our tempting array of delicious salads, sides, and desserts will round off an occasion your palate will truly appreciate. Located just off the Grand Lobby in a casual and comfortable environment, Sweetwater American Bistro offers something for all. Sweetwater American Bistro is smoke free.
The Grille
Open during golf season from April to October, and housed in the Resort's Northwoods-inspired Clubhouse, The Grille is a natural -- whether for a favorite beverage at the bar, or a relaxing meal with seating in the dining room and on a patio. From the patio guests enjoy a spectacular view of the 18th green of our premier golf course, The Bear. The Grille's menu features hearty preparations of familiar club fare: soups, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, and entrees for the sporting appetite. The Grille is smoke free

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (54)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
54 out of 54
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4
Value:
3.2

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mstern
Business
Novi
Sep 3, 2014

Good stay

I stayed in the hotel rooms, which were a little outdated, but everything worked perfectly. The beach requires a shuttle, so can be a little waste of time to get there and come back. The health club is perfect, don´t miss dinner at Aerie, amazing view!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Teresa grandmother of 10
Business
Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 21, 2014

Weekend Family Celebration

It was very nice although we didn't get to spend as much time at the resort as we would have liked due to previous arrangements. It was clean and the staff was very friendly at check-in and check-out. It looked like there was a lot to do there and activities in the evening to entertain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Great pizza at East Bay Pizzeria.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andrew4Travel
Business
Leawood, Kansas
May 25, 2014

Interlochen graduation

Very comfy, firm mattresses; quiet room; gorgeous surroundings. The Resort is located in Acme, far eastern side of T City. But we were in the area for graduation at Interlochen Academy of the Arts, which is southwest of T City. Consequently, we had to traverse the entirety of Traverse City to get back and forth from Interlochen. Takeaway: if you're going for Interlochen, stay somewhere else, closer to Interlochen.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Merci 44
Business
escanaba, MI
May 4, 2014

Nice for business travel

the rooms were great. I felt the the price for the stay is little too much for the quality you get. the people were courteous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Valentine's Day Visiter
Business
East Lansing, MI
Feb 16, 2014

Great Night at Grand Traverse!

Great night at the Grand Traverse Resort. We went for Valentine's Day evening and had a wonderful night. There were events going on and they were very accommodating. The only negative thing is that we were put right next to a room with kids and a family so it was quite loud. Besides that, we had a great time in a very nice hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mattmo
Business
novi, mi
Aug 27, 2013

great getaway

stayed in the towers and had a fantastic trip. would have liked to have had a better view of the bay by having a room on west side of building and on higher floor. overall, a great vacation getaway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
stoweman
Business
Plymouth
Aug 16, 2013

Do not Stay Here

had a bad night;s sleep. room is old, nothing special. the A/C unit is extremely loud. Party next door woke us up at 2:00 am and continued well past 4:00 am. Calls to front desk and visit to front desk did nothing. Said it was a group of golfers. Beware of hidden resort fees. Not worth the $300 you will spend per night. Go somewhere else and save $200 a night and have a good experience. Disappointing management. Will not return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kjel
Business
Grand Rapids MI
Aug 11, 2013

TC getaway

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The Grand Traverse is a wonderful upscale hotel. The staff at the front desk was friendly, informative, and worked well together as it was very busy. The room was very clean and beds were comfortable other than that room was average. Did not eat at any of the resturants but did head up to bar Arie for cocktails. Very nice decor. Again service was great and enjoyed the atmosphere of the hotel. Did not use golf course or spa but have on other visits to hotel and they are excellent as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Smwmichigander
Business
Michigan
May 13, 2013

Expensive for what you get

Resort/hotel is nice but very expensive for what you get. Our shower did not work and had to be repaired. The toilet seat was broken and the room was nothing special. After you pay for your room you pay an additional 14.95 per day "resort" fee.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jordan and Lesa
Business
Brighton, MI
Apr 6, 2013

No Real Complaints

We stayed here for two weeknights during early April (the off-season). Almost all positive thoughts regarding the hotel, except the following: 1) It's the most expensive hotel in the area, and I can't say whether or not the extra $$ was worth it. I personally think we would've had just as good of an experience at another hotel, but that's impossible to know for certain. 2) One minor quibble with the hotel itself is that I was fairly certain our room was supposed to have a fridge & microwave, and we had neither. So I had to have the hotel front desk microwave my leftover/carryout dinner. Not a bid deal, but a slight annoyance. I'd list the positives about the hotel, but they would be way too long, as from the pool & gym to the room cleanliness & friendly staff were all as good as you could hope for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

My wife and I were amazed by the Tuscan Bistro just northwest of downtown on M-22. We hadn't had Italian food that good since our honeymoon in Italy itself. Show up before 6:00pm for a $25 salad, entree, dessert, and glass of wine, otherwise the entrees themselves were about $20 on their own.

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