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 (38 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Traverse City hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Traverse City State Park. Bryant Park and Mt. Holiday ...

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Wonderful location on the beach and the rooms and amenities are very nice. Will definitely stay here again when in Traverse City.
 Sep 12, 2016

$84

$84
Baymont Inn & Suites Traverse City
Baymont Inn & Suites Traverse City
2326 North US 31 South, Traverse City
2.5 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (41 reviews)

Situated in Traverse City, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Grand Traverse Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve and The ...

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It was fineHad to esoteric get into room but the rest was fine
 May 11, 2016

$93

$93
Grand Traverse Resort And Spa
Grand Traverse Resort And Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Williamsburg
3.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (59 reviews)

This family-friendly Williamsburg resort is located near the airport, 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Music House Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Traverse City State ...

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Great hotel, but needs a few updatesGrand Traverse is a great hotel. You can still see it for miles. The service is tremendous and the amenities are out of site. IT is however a bit dated. Now with the casino, there is strong competition. If you a looking for a great stay with golf, restaurants and plenty of space for you and a party, ...
 Apr 14, 2016

$146

$146
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 (68 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 State ...

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Comfortable StayStayed at the Howard Johnson Of Traverse City for one night. Nice and fairly clean place. I did find someone's socks by the bed and returned them to the Front Desk. The non-smoking room was truly clean and no smoking smell (unlike some hotels that only advertise non-smoking). Good stay overall.
 Tarvel101Jun 11, 2015

$75

$75
Boarders Inn and Suites of Traverse City
Boarders Inn and Suites of Traverse City
1870 N Us Highway 31 N, Traverse City
2.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (92 reviews)

Situated in Traverse City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Traverse City State Park. Mt. Holiday Ski Area and The Dennos ...

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A good basic hotel. It was clean. The bed was comfortable although the pillows were not. The staff was very friendly, patient with crabby people. I would recommend this is as a good basic no frills place to stay.
 Aug 21, 2016

$59

$59
Great Wolf Lodge Traverse City
Great Wolf Lodge Traverse City
3575 N US 31, Traverse City
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (61 reviews)

This family-friendly Traverse City resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Grand Traverse Mall and The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Hickory Hills Ski Area and ...

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We have an enjoyable time and the room was great. The activities for the children were good with one exception. I thought the Casino type entertainment room was not the correct type of activity. Why not have a sand pit with cars and things to play with in the sand or maybe have items available with ...
 Aug 9, 2016

$150

$150
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 (39 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Traverse City hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Traverse City State Park. Mt. Holiday Ski Area ...

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Helpful staffDesk staff very helpful giving directions and information for visiting the area.
 Jul 30, 2016

$89

$89
Cherry Tree Inn & Suites
Cherry Tree Inn & Suites
2345 US 31 N, Traverse City
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (74 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Traverse City hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Traverse City State Park, and Mt. Holiday Ski Area. Bryant ...

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PerfectGreat hotel and location. Awesome beach and outdoor pool set up.
 Sep 8, 2016

$119

$119
Park Place Hotel
Park Place Hotel
300 E State St, Traverse City
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (87 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 ...

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Excellent view of the lake! We loved the bar/restaurant on the top floor. Great fun!
 Sep 14, 2016

$130

$130
Country Inn & Suites Traverse City
Country Inn & Suites Traverse City
420 Munson Ave, Traverse City
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (42 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 State ...

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Hotel 8 minutes from Clinch Beach and Downtown.Was well received by staff. Hotel room clean. The bathroom, internet & a/c worked well with no issues. The swimming pool and jacuzzi area clean and well maintained. It was a pleasure to use. Breakfast was awesome with quite a menu. Staff very friendly and very attentive to your needs. Tables were ...
 Sep 11, 2016

$88

$88
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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.