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Hotels in Traverse City

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Grand Beach Resort Hotel

Grand Beach Resort Hotel

1683 US 31 N, Traverse City
2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Traverse City hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Bryant Park, and Mt. Holiday Ski Area. The Dennos Museum ...

Beautiful but careful for overbookingThis is the hotel I booked but the week of my arrival I got a call that they overbooked and I would be staying at their sister resort. It was disappointing since I booked here but I think they are basically the exact hotel and it was very nice so in the end it was fine
  Sep 15, 2017

$109

$109
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel

Sugar Beach Resort Hotel

1773 US 31 N, Traverse City
2.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (47 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Traverse City hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Mt. Holiday Ski Area, and The Dennos Museum Center. Traverse ...

We had a great stay. Especially happy with how clean our room was. Hope to stay there this summer !
  Oct 14, 2017

$79

$79
Country Inn & Suites Traverse City

Country Inn & Suites Traverse City

420 Munson Ave, Traverse City
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (53 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Dennos Museum Center and Bryant Park. Traverse Area District Library and Traverse City Beach ...

Clean and great for the price Clean and good value for your money. Decent pool as well.
  Sep 30, 2017

$72

$72
GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Traverse City

GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Traverse City

1614 US 31 North, Traverse City
2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mt. Holiday Ski Area and The Dennos Museum Center. ...

You can stop looking now. This is the place! Parking right by the door, beautiful, comfy lounge area, the best staff on the planet -- so personable and fun it's like visiting someone's home instead. Comfy pretty rooms. HUGE hot tub. Maps and brochures galore and Nick knows everything about everywhere (not an understatement. He can even recommend ...
  Oct 16, 2017

$85

$85
Good Harbor Bay Estate, Lake Michigan

Good Harbor Bay Estate, Lake Michigan

220 S Manitou trail, Lake Leelanau
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Van's Beach, Historic Fishtown, and Manitou Island Transit. Manitou Passage Golf Club ...

The Vineyard Inn on Suttons Bay

The Vineyard Inn on Suttons Bay

1338 N. Pebble Beach Drive, Suttons Bay
3.0 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated on the beach, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Leelanau Cheese Company, The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms, and Gill's Pier Vineyard & Winery. Ciccone ...

It was alright.Great location and accommodations were nice. The mattress was horrible. Also electric outlet would not allow hair dryer to be usedan in bathroom. Curcuit would blow and breaker would need to be reset. Replace the mattress and I would recommend highly.
  Aug 30, 2016
Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

417 Munson Ave, Traverse City
2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (74 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Dennos Museum Center and Bryant Park. Traverse Area District Library and Traverse City Beach ...

Close to downtown TCUpdated motel with spacious rooms and free continental breakfast. Price was fair, I would stay again.
  Aug 30, 2017

$60

$60
Shanty Creek Resorts - Summit Village

Shanty Creek Resorts - Summit Village

5780 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Bellaire, this resort is 0.6 mi (1 km) from The Chief Golf Course and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Short's Brewing Company. Grass River Natural Area and ...

We enjoyed our stay even though it was only one night we checked right in our room had a balcony. We then took shuttle to town and had some ice cream, visited a couple stores and headed back. They had freedom festival which was going they had big inflatables,vollyball games for kids they also barbequed ...
  Jul 5, 2017

$113

$113
Park Place Hotel

Park Place Hotel

300 E State St, Traverse City
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (98 reviews)

Park Place Hotel in Traverse City is within 2 blocks of Front Street, which is home to shops and cafes along its brick-paved street. West Bay Beach is also 2 ...

Great except the room was cold! even turning up the heat to max it never got above 71- I like it mid to upper 70's! Other than that- the hotel is nice and Minerva's is great!
  Feb 6, 2017

$130

$130
ParkShore Resort

ParkShore Resort

1401 US 31 North, Traverse City
2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (190 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Traverse City hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Bryant Park, and Mt. Holiday Ski Area. The Dennos Museum ...

Bunk bed room was perfect Took our teenaged boys on a quick trip before the oldest leaves for college, the bunk bed suite was perfect for our family of four. Great views of the water and easy access onto the beach. Wish breakfast was included for the price we paid. Rooms could use some updates (the hungry caterpiller sheets ...
  Aug 17, 2017

$110

$110
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Outdoor fun and lively nightlife in Traverse City

With its location on Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay and proximity to some of northern Michigan's top attractions, Traverse City is a popular travel destination throughout the year. Rightfully touted as The Cherry Capital of the World—the vast majority of the country's cherries come from the Grand Traverse Bay area—and often referred to locally as T.C., Traverse City offers a lovely blend of small-town charm, big-city living and outdoor fun. Visit to explore sandy coastlines, beautiful vineyards and exciting downhill skiing areas


Things to do
Wineries

The 45th Parallel offers the ideal climate for growing grapes, and numerous wineries and vineyards are scattered along the Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula, which are both located north of the city. You can plan your visit in advance, but it's just as fun to hop in the car and head up to one of the peninsulas while popping in at local wineries and tasting rooms along the way.

Old Mission Point Lighthouse

Located at the northernmost point of the Old Mission Peninsula, the Old Mission Point Lighthouse is well worth the short drive. The quaint structure, which was built in 1870, affords beautiful views of Lake Michigan and is a major draw for travelers.

Casinos

Traverse City boasts two state-of-the-art casinos. Leelanau Sands Casino and Turtle Creek Casino are both operated by the Grand Traverse Board of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Between them, there are more than 200 slots and virtually every popular table game you can imagine.


Traveling to Traverse City
Car

The majority of those who come to Traverse City get there by car. US 31, a major north-south freeway, delivers most visitors into the city and pulls double-duty as the town's main business route. A high concentration of Traverse City hotels are located along what is known as “Motel Mile,” which is on U. 31 between 3 Mile and 4 Mile Roads. However, many hotels, motels, resorts, and bed and breakfasts are spread around the city and the two peninsulas to the north.

Air

Air travelers can fly into Cherry Capitol Airport (TVC), which offers year-round flights to and from Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit. During the summer, flights to and from destinations like New York City, Atlanta, Cincinnati and Denver are sometimes available. More extensive air travel options are available through Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) in Grand Rapids, which is about three hours south.


Climate

Traverse City is located on the 45th Parallel, so temperatures never tend to get excessively high. However, because it's also situated on Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay, the city has very interesting, and sometimes severe, weather patterns. Summers tend to be warm but mild, and there's usually a nice, steady breeze to help mitigate whatever heat there happens to be. Winters, on the other hand, can be extreme. Lake-effect snowfall blankets the city, and can begin in November and continue through April. The average annual snowfall is around 80 inches, which explains why the local ski hills get so much action.


Yearly events

The city is bustling virtually all year long, but things really spring into action around the beginning of July, when the National Cherry Festival begins. This wildly popular event has been an annual tradition since 1926 and includes fun, quirky activities like cherry pit-spitting contests, cherry pie-eating contests, sand-sculpture contests, air shows, fireworks, parades, classic film showings and much more. Traverse City hotels tend to get booked well in advance of the event, so make plans early if you'd like to join the more than 500,000 people who flock here to enjoy it.


Best time to stay

The best time to stay in Traverse City depends on where your interests lie. If you're into skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports, the period from November through April should be when you book your trip. The region boasts world-class snow sports facilities, but winter is the quiet season, so local hotels, lodges and resorts don't tend to be as busy. In terms of pleasant, mild weather, however, you can't beat Traverse City in the summer. The city's quaint downtown area is a joy to explore on foot, and there are numerous trails, beaches and other outdoor attractions to enjoy when the sun is shining.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.