Grand Traverse Motel

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Grand Traverse Motel

2.0 star property
Bayfront motel, steps from Front Street

8.0/10 Very Good

185 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
1010 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI, 49686
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free self parking
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Michigan - 5 min walk
  • Front Street - 1 min drive
  • Grand Traverse Bay - 2 min drive
  • Turtle Creek Casino - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 11 min drive

About this property

Grand Traverse Motel

Grand Traverse Motel puts you just 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from the airport and a 5-minute drive from Lake Michigan. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM. Fellow travelers say great things about the comfortable beds and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, up to 40 lbs)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Picnic area


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30 per accommodation, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Grand Traverse
Grand Traverse Motel Motel
Grand Traverse Motel Traverse City
Grand Traverse Motel Motel Traverse City

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Grand Traverse Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Grand Traverse Motel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a maximum weight of 40 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 30 per accommodation, per day.
Is parking offered on site at Grand Traverse Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Grand Traverse Motel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Grand Traverse Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Turtle Creek Casino (15-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Grand Traverse Motel and nearby?
Grand Traverse Motel has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Grand Traverse Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Omelette Shoppe (7-min walk) and Round's Restaurant (11-min walk).
Does Grand Traverse Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Grand Traverse Motel like?
Grand Traverse Motel is a short 5-minute walk from Lake Michigan and 17 minutes' walk from Grand Traverse Bay. Travelers give top marks for the motel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Very nice stay
Great place to stay!
1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Basic and not exciting at all
This hotel is super basic and really seems overpriced for what it is. It’s an old motel with new paint and sheets on the bed. It’s about a 25 minute walk to Front street downtown, so not exactly close but not far either. I felt the value was very much lacking here and the “breakfast” was a complete joke.
Paul, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

The staff very nice at checkin. Very clean room, bed and bedlinen, and bathroom. However the bathroom door would not latch close. Secondly the wifi would not stay connected in the room. I went to the front desk to have it reconnected but as soon as I entered the room the connection was broken. Seems it worked outside the room but not inside. Most annoying. I informed the front desk of both problems on checkout.
Ejaz, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

So so motel
Front desk staff are friendly, it's an old motel, rooms are not the same as the photos on, but it's ok for short stay.
LAYLA RIDHA, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay
Great room, tons of TV channels, very clean and great location. AC was kind of loud but it worked well. Would definitely recommend and will stay there again. Staff was great.
KAREN, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Kristine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was so friendly and helpful. It looked like the motel was recently renovated. It was fine very well. Defiantly would stay there again.
Krystin, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pleasantly Surprised.
Someone thought through what travelers need because our room was perfectly appointed: a full-size fridge, a dining table and chairs, large waste baskets, plenty of plugs and counter space to prepare food and comfy beds. Room was comfy and spacious. Thanks for a great stay.
Mary, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

William, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Richard, 1-night trip
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