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Grand Beach Resort Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1683 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is $125 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,372 reviews)

"Rooms very clean. Really nice beach. Bummer breakfast room was closed but totally understand due to pandemic. This place is our go to every year."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Grand Beach Resort Hotel
Comfort Inn Traverse City
2.5 out of 5
460 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $140 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (528 reviews)

"Very clean and helpful staff. Convenient location."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Comfort Inn Traverse City
Harbor Lights Resort
2.5 out of 5
15 S. Second Street, Frankfort, MI
The price is $135 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (387 reviews)

"Great location! Great rooms and great staff! I have already talked with Steve about returning next year for our annual golf weekend!!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Harbor Lights Resort
GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Traverse City
2.5 out of 5
1614 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $90 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,325 reviews)

"Stay here often. Always a great stay!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Traverse City
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Traverse City, MI
3 out of 5
420 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $116 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (586 reviews)

"Great stay, nice staff, amazing pool. Wonderful place."…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Traverse City, MI
Pinestead Reef Resort
4 out of 5
1265 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is $149 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (163 reviews)

"The balcony is right on the beach and has beach access, but it was covered in spider webs during my stay in July. The hallway use to be an open air hallway but they have recently been construction to make it an indoor hallway so it's under a lot of construction right now. Other than the construction ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Pinestead Reef Resort
Traverse Bay Inn
2.5 out of 5
2300 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $99 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (640 reviews)

"It was nice having two bedrooms and a mini kitchen, I stayed here with my two kids, ages 10 and 12. The pool was very clean, they brought new towels daily but did not clean our room because of covid. The bathroom is small and the place is dated, but it's a motel and exactly what we expected. There ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Traverse Bay Inn
ParkShore Resort
2 out of 5
1401 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $120 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (953 reviews)

"Great location, friendly staff, we would go back again anytime!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

ParkShore Resort
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
2 out of 5
417 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $90 per night
4/5Very Good! (960 reviews)

"Very nice, clean, staff was great and helpful. Would for sure go back and stay here if we were in the area again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
Knights Inn Traverse City
2 out of 5
360 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $90 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel is near restaurants and beach."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Knights Inn Traverse City
Park Place Hotel
3 out of 5
300 E State St, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $159 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (950 reviews)

"Good time based on circumstances. Front desk helpful."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Park Place Hotel
Grand Traverse Motel
2 out of 5
1010 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI
The price is $89 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (101 reviews)

"Very clean and quiet...however understand being Traverse City in the summer was a bit over-priced...again understandable."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Grand Traverse Motel
Seasons Inn Traverse City
2 out of 5
1582 Us 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is $80 per night
3.7/5Good! (966 reviews)

"It was close to the beach, restaurant, and attractions such as a mini golf course. However staff was hard to find when you went to the front desk."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Seasons Inn Traverse City
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Traverse City
2 out of 5
1870 N Us Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $89 per night
3.5/5Good! (970 reviews)

"The staff didn't seem to know the area. We asked about the shuttle bus and he didn't know. The room was clean and adequate and close to many things."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Traverse City
Travelodge by Wyndham Traverse City MI
2 out of 5
704 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $72 per night
3.5/5Good! (978 reviews)

"This is a great place to stay if you are looking for basic Economy at a great price. Our rooms were clean and the beds are comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Traverse City MI
Econo Lodge Traverse City
2 out of 5
1065 M 37 S, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $68 per night
3.1/5 (312 reviews)

"Staff was friendly and courteous. Sarah made sure we were taken care of for our stay. Located outside the city but that’s fine. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Econo Lodge Traverse City
Rodeway Inn
2 out of 5
703 N Cedar St, Kalkaska, MI
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The price is $56 per night
3/5 (172 reviews)

"Older place, but clean, cheap, and bed was comfortable and clean. Staff was very friendly. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Rodeway Inn
Granada Inn Motel
1.5 out of 5
720 N. Cedar St., Kalkaska, MI
The price is $60 per night
2.9/5 (121 reviews)

"I chose to stay here because it is 15 minutes from the ski resort and Is a great value. Room was quiet and had cable tv, microwave and mini fridge, easy access to the highway."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

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Cheap Hotels in Traverse City

Traverse City has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like City Opera House, Clinch Park, and Traverse City Visitor Center.

If you're hunting for places to stay in Traverse City that won't break the bank, you can choose from the 29 budget accommodations in the area. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

Red Roof Inn Traverse City - 2-star motel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall value and comfortable rooms.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City - Customers like this 2-star motel for its central location and comfortable rooms. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Grand Beach Resort Hotel - At this 2.5-star beach hotel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the central location and overall condition.

Bayshore Resort - Customers like this 3-star beach hotel for its clean rooms and proximity to shops. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Traverse City

Still choosing trip dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 79°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, March, and December, with an average temperature of 16°F
  • Rainiest months: September, August, October, and June, with an average rainfall of 3.33 inches
  • Driest months: February, March, December, and May, with an average rainfall of 2.11 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Traverse City

Traverse City attracts visitors with its lively festivals and lakeside setting, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, and then plan some activities that cost little or nothing at all. If you're looking to enjoy the area's natural beauty, you can get outdoors at Clinch Park, Bryant Park, or Traverse City State Park.

Travelers also like Traverse City for its:
  • Wineries
  • Breweries
  • Boating
  • Golfing
  • Beaches
  • Tours
  • Shopping

Getting Around Traverse City

The nearest airport is in Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital), situated 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away from the city center. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker), which is 46 mi (74 km) away. Traverse City might not have very many public transit choices so a rental car could be an economical alternative to explore more of the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Traverse City like for travelers on a budget?
Traverse City offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Torch Lake, this destination is home to Grand Traverse Bay and Clinch Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Traverse City?
Based on reviews, Travelodge by Wyndham Traverse City MI is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Seasons Inn Traverse City and Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City.
How many budget hotels will I find in Traverse City?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 28 budget hotels in Traverse City.
What's the seasonal weather like in Traverse City?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 65°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 25°F. Average annual rainfall for Traverse City is 33 inches.
What is there to see and do in Traverse City?
Traverse City attracts visitors with its lively festivals and fine wine, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Front Street and Turtle Creek Casino, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at Village at Grand Traverse Commons and Grand Traverse Mall, or get outdoors at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
What's the best way to get around Traverse City?
The nearest airport is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away from the center in Cherry Capital Airport (TVC). If that doesn’t suit your budget, you can book a flight to Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker), located 46 mi (74 km) away. Traverse City may not have many public transit options so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to see more of the area.

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