Great location, except for noise...
Posted Feb 1, 2017
This Travelodge is in a convenient location on the edge of Traverse City with great access to US 31 by way of a side street that had a stoplight at the intersection, making it super easy to enter the highway during rush hour and heavy traffic. Unfortunately, road noise was a bit of a problem on the north side of the building, and sounds from morning traffic on 31 could be heard quite loudly in my 2nd floor room from about 5:30 am onward. The building seemed to have issues with a lack of sound insulation for water pipes and bathrooms as well. Lying in bed well after midnight, I could hear clear sounds of one neighbor using his toilet, another's infant crying, and later, rushing water sounds of a very-early morning shower, loud enough to wake me up.
The room was nicely furnished and comfortable, but not as clean as I expected. The carpet had a trail of granules of salt that someone (not me-I took my boots off at the door) had tracked into the bathroom, and the bathroom floor had mostly-dried footprints on it from someone's wet, dirty boots. There had just been a snowstorm, so I found that excusable. I was dismayed to discover a wet, soiled washcloth in the sink, and would have requested a properly-cleaned room, but this was after I had ordered pizza and settled in the room. The desk clerk did apologize for this inconvenience.
Best thing was the excellent complimentary breakfast, with a good number of choices of food served in a spacious, tidy, and comfortable room.