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Featured Motels in Traverse City

Seasons Inn Traverse City
2 out of 5
1582 Us 31 N, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $90 per night

Situated near the beach, this motel is steps from Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay. Front Street is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

3.7/5Good! (977 reviews)

"The property was clean - ample parking - room was large and clean."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Seasons Inn Traverse City
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
1492 N Us Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $135 per night

Located in the heart of Traverse City, this motel is steps from Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay. Front Street is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

3.5/5Good! (804 reviews)

"Nice hotel and nice location. The beds were comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Quality Inn
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
2 out of 5
417 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $149 per night

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Traverse Bay and Front Street. Lake Michigan and The Dennos Museum Center are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (970 reviews)

"We stayed at this hotel while on a family vacation with another family - 2 families of 4. We thought the rooms were very clean and spacious. Nothing fancy about them, just nice that we could park right in front of our rooms for easy loading/unloading. Beds were very comfortable. Felt safe being their ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Howard Johnson 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 $118 per night

Situated near the beach, this motel is steps from Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay. Front Street is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.

3.5/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Great location close to beach and downtown. The condo building has spacious units great for a family of 4 or 5 ."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Traverse City MI
North Country American Inn
2.5 out of 5
502 South Cedar Street, Kalkaska, MI
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The price is $89 per night

Located in the heart of Kalkaska, this motel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Twin Birch Golf Course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Grandview Golf Club and Timber Wolf Golf ...

3/5 (192 reviews)
Great for what is needed.

"Clean room, plenty of tv channels, great price, perfect for those out skiing most of the day"…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

North Country American Inn
Econo Lodge Traverse City
2 out of 5
1065 M 37 S, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $119 per night

Situated in Traverse City, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Wuerfel Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bass Lake and Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve. ...

3.1/5 (310 reviews)

"I liked that there was no carpet in our room. It made me feel that the room would be easier to clean. I didn’t like that breakfast wasn’t offered anymore."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Econo Lodge Traverse City
Empire Lakeshore Inn
2.5 out of 5
11730 S. Lacore Rd, Empire, MI
The price is $208 per night

Located in the heart of Empire, this beach motel is within a 10-minute walk of Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (267 reviews)

"Lakeshore Inn was a welcomed sight after a long day of traveling!!! Exceeded our expectations. Super clean!!!!! In addition to the great accommodations we were able to walk to the beach and ride our bikes to the trail. Definitely would recommend booking a stay!!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Empire Lakeshore Inn
M-22 Inn Glen Arbor
2.5 out of 5
5793 South Ray Street, Glen Arbor, MI
The price is $159 per night

Situated in Glen Arbor, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Glen Lake and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Little Glen Lake and Sleeping Bear Point ...

3.6/5Good! (96 reviews)

"Perfect location, perfect for needs. I will go back in the future."…"

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2020

M-22 Inn Glen Arbor
Rodeway Inn
2 out of 5
703 N Cedar St, Kalkaska, MI
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The price is $65 per night

Situated in Kalkaska, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Twin Birch Golf Course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Grandview Golf Club and Lake Skegemog. Torch Lake ...

2.9/5 (169 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
M22 Inn Empire
2.5 out of 5
8720 S Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI
The price is $175 per night

Situated in Empire, this motel is steps from Glen Lake and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Little Glen Lake and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive are also ...

3.7/5Good! (66 reviews)

"Very clean and spacious. Convenient drive to the beach, food and shopping. Such a cute view off the back balcony. LOVED it and will be back next summer."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

M22 Inn Empire
Crystal Lake Resort
2.5 out of 5
498 North Michigan Avenue, Beulah, MI
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The price is $195 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this motel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Pinecroft Golf Course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Old Indian Trail and Sleeping Bear Dunes National ...

4.2/5Excellent! (188 reviews)

"We have been here a couple times to visit family. The place is clean, the staff is very friendly, beds are comfy, a discounted dinner at the Cold Creek Inn and a sunset to watch on Crystal Lake."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Crystal Lake Resort
Kingsley Motel
2 out of 5
2425 Fastbreak Ln., Kingsley, MI
The price is $178 per night

Situated in a rural location, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Arbutus Lake, Forest Lakes, and Spider Lake. Rennie Lake and Tibbets Lake are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (25 reviews)

"Nothing exciting about the room, but the super friendly staff was very pleasant and accommodating!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Kingsley Motel
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West Bay Beach-A Delamar Resort
West Bay Beach-A Delamar Resort
3 out of 5
615 E Front Street, Traverse City, MI
The price is $299 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (966 reviews)

"Great Location. Rooms very nice. Do not eat breakfast at the restaurant...not worth it."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

West Bay Beach-A Delamar Resort
ParkShore Resort
ParkShore Resort
2 out of 5
1401 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI
The price is $230 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (951 reviews)
Good

"We like"…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

ParkShore Resort
Grand Beach Resort Hotel
Grand Beach Resort Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1683 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is $225 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,378 reviews)

"Enjoyed the beach being right behind us. The people and atmosphere was so beautiful. My wife and I had the time of our life. The room was excellent."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Grand Beach Resort Hotel
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Traverse City Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are 21 low-cost motels in Traverse City among more than 788 hotels and other lodging choices. These budget-friendly accommodations can help you cut costs compared to traditional hotels, which have more amenities but ones you may never use.

Because you'll save on your room, you can enjoy more of what Traverse City has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Torch Lake, and Traverse City Beach.

Fun fact: Motels made their debut in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the weary traveler taking a road trip along the major roadways of America. Motel properties often have free parking, and many also feature an outdoor pool.

Here are some of our customers' recommended Traverse City motels to choose from:

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Grand Traverse Bay and Front Street.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Quality Inn

  • A fitness center along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Grand Traverse Bay and Front Street.

Travelodge by Wyndham Traverse City MI

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Grand Traverse Bay and Front Street.

M22 Inn Empire

  • It's located within a quick 1-minute drive of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
  • Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a microwave.

Coastal Suites Resort

  • If driving, you'll be within 16 minutes of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
  • Enjoy access to the picnic area, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

What to Do in Traverse City

Take time to check out the area's lively festivals and enjoy its popular beaches while you're sightseeing. Visitors to Traverse City speak highly of its shops and wineries.

Here are some popular places:

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Torch Lake
  • Traverse City Beach

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Grand Traverse Bay
  • Clinch Park
  • Bryant Park

Some historical places you might want to see include:

  • Mission Point Lighthouse
  • Historic Fishtown
  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Traverse City is also notable for its:

  • Boating
  • Tours
  • Golfing
  • Opera

Best Time to Visit Traverse City

Figure out the ideal time to visit Traverse City by looking over these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 46° F and nighttime temperatures average 14° F
  • April-June: 79° F is the daytime average and 27° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 80° F and nighttime averages are around 44° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 64° F during the day and 17° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 33.11 inches in a year

How to Get to Traverse City and Around the Area

Traverse City Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital) Airport 2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker) Airport 46 mi (74 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Traverse City?
When you save on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Traverse City. Not-to-be-missed sights include Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Torch Lake, and Front Street.
What are motels like?
At many motels, you’ll often find free parking and an outdoor pool. When you stay at a motel property, you’ll usually access your room directly from the parking lot. Beginning in the early 1950s, colorful neon signs were used as beacons for tired families on road trips, and today, examples of these can still be found along historic U.S. Route 66.
What are the best motels in Traverse City?
Seasons Inn Traverse City: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Grand Traverse Bay and Front Street. Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Empire Lakeshore Inn: Free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace are available during your stay. It’s located within a quick 1-minute drive of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City: Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Stay within a 5-minute drive of Grand Traverse Bay and Front Street. Travelodge by Wyndham Traverse City MI: You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Grand Traverse Bay and Front Street. Free WiFi, free parking, and a spa tub are available during your stay. M-22 Inn Suttons Bay: Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Grand Traverse Bay. Enjoy access to the picnic area, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in Traverse City?
While you’re sightseeing, check out the lively festivals or simply enjoy the wineries. Those who’ve visited Traverse City speak highly of its shops and beaches. Some popular places to visit include Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Torch Lake, and Front Street. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Grand Traverse Bay, Clinch Park, and Clinch Park Beach. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, Centre Ice Arena, and Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum.
What's the 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.
How should I get around Traverse City?
Fly into Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), which is located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away. You can also search for flights into Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker), which is 46 mi (74 km) away. If you’d like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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