$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 17, 2014 Check-out: Aug 18, 2014

Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

2 stars
417 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
75 reviews
Winter weekend

Very clean and comfortable. Close to town and activities See full review

  • Warm Blooded
  • Mar 10, 2014
awesome stay!

Wonderful stay, very clean room and lobby. Just wish they had a bigger continental breakfast. See full review

  • saatkinson88
  • Jan 28, 2014
Centrally located Traverse City hotel ideal for vacationing families

The Howard Johnson of Traverse City is a family-friendly hotel close to the beach and downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, an expanded hot continental breakfast, and free high-speed Internet access. Guest rooms have been recently renovated. The parking is free of charge at Howard Johnson of Traverse City.

Highlights
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Expanded continental breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in guest rooms
  • Some rooms feature Jacuzzi baths
Rooms

Renovated in 2008, the two-floor Howard Johnson of Traverse City has 40 guest rooms with a choice of one king or two double beds. Standard room amenities include televisions, coffee-maker, phones, coffee/tea makers, hair-dryers and iron/ironing boards. All rooms have individual climate control and air-conditioning, and housekeeping is offered. Select rooms provide Jacuzzi baths and/or refrigerators. 3-bedroom family suites are available. Local calls are free.

Features

Howard Johnson of Traverse City offers business and leisure guests a comfortable, relaxing stay. Guests enjoy quick access to top Northern Michigan attractions from skiing and snowmobiling resorts, to beaches, golf courses and more. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

 

Complimentary parking can accommodate snowmobiles and trailers. A short walk from the hotel is East Grand Bay Park, offering a family-friendly beach with lifeguards, extensive picnic areas and a playground. Families and groups enjoy day trips to Mackinac Island, Charlevoix, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Torch Lake.

Transportation
  • Greyhound Bus Station (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Cherry Capital Airport (3.7 mi/6 km)
  • Detroit Metro Airport (263 mi/423 km)
Attractions
  • East Grand Traverse Bay (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Dennos Museum Center (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Traverse City State Park (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Grand Traverse Resort and Spa (6 mi/9.7 km)
  • Turtle Creek Casino (9 mi/14.5 km)
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (25 mi/40.2 km)
  • Torch Lake (27.2 mi/43.8 km)
  • Charlevoix, MI (47.8 mi/76.9 km)
  • Mackinac Island (100 mi/161 km)
Business
  • Free high-speed Internet access

Hotel Map

44.7601 -85.5814
Area description
Downtown

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Heated pool
Dining
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Security
Wake-up service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
TV remote control

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (75)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
75 out of 75
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
debs animal house
houghton lake
Mar 14, 2014

near the hospital

this hotel was clean quiet and easy to find,nicely decorated

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Warm Blooded
Naples, Florida
Mar 10, 2014

Winter weekend

Very clean and comfortable. Close to town and activities

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ARCAJason
Toledo, OH
Feb 20, 2014

Exactly as promised - an honest night's stay

This hotel doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is - a clean, decent, and friendly place to stay. We blew into town for an overnighter and didn't need the amenities that a high-priced, waterfront location offered. The HoJo was just right for us!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

You have to try 7 Monks Tap House - the best food and drink in T.C. and after four trips there - have never been disappointed!

Review of Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
saatkinson88
alpena Michigan
Jan 28, 2014

awesome stay!

Wonderful stay, very clean room and lobby. Just wish they had a bigger continental breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Full Time RVer
United States
Dec 25, 2013

remodeled area

We stayed in the newly remodeled area It's fine, but during the stay, the second bed had old sheets, the sink was loose and the tiled shower puddles water (all construction and maid). The front staff was great as well as the location. We would and probably will stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Shopping in downtown Traverse City is fun. Lots of Up North places as well as great wineries, bars, breweries, and lots of Good Eats.

Review of Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Deb loves traveling
Warren, Michigan
Dec 2, 2013

Comfy clean room and nice staff made for a great value.

Comfortable bed and modern shower at a great price. Checked in late and was greeted by friendly staff and an offer of a fresh cup of hot coffee or tea. Our room looked like no one had ever stayed there before. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable room, this is the place. If you are looking for a big breakfast buffet and more amenities, then you'll need to spend more money and go elsewhere. Thanks for a great nights sleep, we'll be back to stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Check online with the Old Mission wineries, they offer several events during the off season. We had a great time at the Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-Off.

Review of Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TheOtherBrooke
East Lansing, Michigan
Nov 20, 2013

Great Value

Good location, just a short drive from downtown. Front desk staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Room was clean and comforable with a coffee maker and mini fridge, very nice shower. Great value!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Krispy48651
Houghton Lake, MI
Nov 15, 2013

Nice Place to Stay

Our room was comfortable, clean, inviting. The breakfast area is beautiful. It's a really great place to stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try out the Blue Tractor for a great meal!

Review of Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Krispy48651
Houghton Lake, MI
Nov 6, 2013

Great Purchase, Great Price

We stayed at this hotel long before Howard Johnson took over this place. Great upgrades on the rooms and the addition of the breakfast room are fantastic!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Many places to dine in Traverse City!

Review of Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Racko
Farmington Hills, MI
Sep 23, 2013

Not so great

It was a nice large room; however there is no privacy for changing if you want unless you go into where the toilet is and there is not much room in there for that. Also, we were on the first floor and you couldn't open your curtains for daylight since there were no sheers to just block people from seeing in clearly. We had to keep curtains closed the whole time. Was a little musty smelling. The air conditioner dripped the whole time.

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