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Seasons Inn Traverse City
2 out of 5
1582 Us 31 N, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $75 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated near the beach, this motel is steps from Lake Michigan, Grand Traverse Bay, and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Traverse City State Park and Mt. Holiday ...
3.8/5Good! (949 reviews)
"It was nice and clean, relatively close location to downtown. Really nothing stands out as a dislike."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Seasons Inn Traverse City
Travelodge by Wyndham Traverse City MI
2 out of 5
704 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI
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! (977 reviews)
"Clean and safe."

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

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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 $74 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
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 (290 reviews)
"Basic and clean. Easy check in and check out."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

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Econo Lodge Traverse City
2 out of 5
1065 M 37 S, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $59 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Situated in Traverse City, this motel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Turtle Creek Stadium and within 6 mi (10 km) of Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve and Grand ...
2.9/5 (410 reviews)
"The bathroom was really dirty. A some what small breakfast would of been nice fir the price that you charge."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2021

Econo Lodge Traverse City
Empire Lakeshore Inn
2.5 out of 5
11730 S. Lacore Rd, Empire, MI
The price is $114 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in the heart of Empire, this beach motel is within a 15-minute walk of Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (422 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Empire Lakeshore Inn
M-22 Inn Suttons Bay
2 out of 5
4290 S West-Bay Shore Dr., Suttons Bay, MI
The price is $109 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Situated in Suttons Bay, this motel is steps from Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay. Leelanau Cheese Company and Ciccone Vineyard and Winery are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (229 reviews)
"The room was very clean and comfortable. The location was near some very good winery’s and restaurants. We went to the office to ask about extra coffee, but no one was there. Not sure if it was to late in the day."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

M-22 Inn Suttons Bay
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
2 out of 5
417 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI
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The price is $68 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan, and The Dennos Museum Center. Front Street and Bryant Park ...
4/5Very Good! (965 reviews)
"Check in was fast and easy"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
Brio Beach Inn
2.5 out of 5
1465 US-31, Traverse City, MI
The price is $129 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Nestled on the beach, this Traverse City motel is just steps from Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay. Front Street is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) away.
4.3/5Excellent! (23 reviews)
"Amazing stay at the Brio Beach. Great views, perfect rooms and friendly staff!"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

Brio Beach Inn
M22 Inn Empire
2.5 out of 5
8720 S Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI
The price is $139 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Empire, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Little Glen Lake and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Glen Lake and Pierce ...
3.9/5Very Good! (111 reviews)
"Convenient and nice place."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

M22 Inn Empire
Granada Inn Motel
2 out of 5
720 N. Cedar St., Kalkaska, MI
The price is $77 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Situated in Kalkaska, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Twin Birch Golf Course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Grandview Golf Club and Lake Skegemog. Timber Wolf ...
2.9/5 (160 reviews)
"The gentlemen that checkedin in was very accommodating and it was late. Thank you so much! Room was clean and had everything that we needed!!"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2021

Granada Inn Motel
Grand Traverse Motel
2 out of 5
1010 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI
The price is $84 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Situated near the airport, this motel is steps from Grand Traverse Bay and Front Street. Clinch Park Beach and Clinch Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).
4/5Very Good! (141 reviews)
"Staff was helpful and friendly. Room was clean. 10-15 minute walk to downtown. Would recommend and would stay there again."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Grand Traverse Motel
Crystal Lake Resort
2.5 out of 5
498 North Michigan Avenue, Beulah, MI
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The price is $230 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Situated on the waterfront, this motel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Pinecroft Golf Course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Old ...
4.3/5Excellent! (271 reviews)
"good location and large room was good. No breakfast included was bad"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Crystal Lake Resort
M-22 Inn Glen Arbor
2.5 out of 5
5793 South Ray Street, Glen Arbor, MI
The price is $182 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Situated in Glen Arbor, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Glen Lake and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum and Little ...
3.8/5Good! (123 reviews)
"Location, Location, Location"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

M-22 Inn Glen Arbor
Honor Motel
2 out of 5
10800 Main St, Honor, MI
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The price is $125 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Situated in Honor, this motel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Platte Lake and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Champion Hill Golf Course. Crystal Lake Golf Club and Betsie Valley ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)
"We were Bicycle Touring with plans to camp. The weather had other ideas and we were able to land a room here. It was fantastic! It kept us on our route to Mackinaw City 6 days later, as well as allowed us to walk to get our dinner! When all you have is a bicycle, convenience to food is important. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Honor Motel
Coastal Inn
2.5 out of 5
475 N Michigan Ave, Beulah, MI
The price is $89 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Beulah, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Betsie Valley Trail, Crystal Lake Golf Club, and Benzie Area Historical Museum. Pinecroft Golf Course ...
4.4/5Excellent! (56 reviews)
"The staff were so helpful. The owner answered my call on her cell after it rang through and the staff were happy to accommodate my early check-in request. The room was clean, fresh, and darling. Perfect for a couple days in Northern Michigan. Perfectly located."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Coastal Inn
Fife Lake Lodging
2.5 out of 5
228 E. State St, Fife Lake, MI
Nestled on the beach, this Fife Lake motel is within 25 mi (40 km) of Turtle Creek Casino, Grand Traverse Bay, and Centre Ice Arena. Traverse City State Park ...
4.1/5Very Good! (58 reviews)
"Recently remodeled"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

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Fife Lake Lodging
Kingsley Motel
2 out of 5
2425 Fastbreak Ln., Kingsley, MI
The price is $161 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Situated in a rural location, this motel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Arbutus Lake and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Forest Lakes. Spider Lake and Rennie Lake are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (27 reviews)
"The log beds are such a nice touch."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Kingsley Motel
Coastal Suites Resort
2.5 out of 5
171 North Center Street, Beulah, MI
Situated in Beulah, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Betsie Valley Trail, Benzie Area Historical Museum, and Pinecroft Golf Course. Crystal Lake Golf Club ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (131 reviews)
Hidden Gem on Crystal Lake
"Hidden gem along our drive. The room was cozy but enough for one night. The room appeared to be recently updated and was nicely decorated with a beach theme. The location is ideal, near town and a local brewery with good food."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

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Coastal Suites Resort
Rodeway Inn
2 out of 5
703 N Cedar St, Kalkaska, MI
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 ...
3/5 (204 reviews)
"Very close for us to use for snowmobiling. Room was clean and very affordable."

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

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Rodeway Inn
Mancelona Motel
2 out of 5
8306 US 131 North, Mancelona, MI
Situated in Mancelona, this motel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Schuss Mountain, Clam Lake, and Lake Bellaire. Grandview Golf Club and The Chief Golf Course are ...
2.4/5 (15 reviews)
"We had less than 1/2 a roll of toilet paper and no extra rolls were in the room. 2 tiny bars of soap, no shampoos or any other amenities. Mattresses were only about 5" thick and were like sleeping on plywood. Pillows were very thin and uncomfortable. One of the bedspreads had a big tear on the top. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

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Park Place Hotel

Park Place Hotel

3 out of 5
300 E State St, Traverse City, MI
The price is $224 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
4/5Very Good! (962 reviews)
"Park Place is our go to hotel when staying in Traverse City. It's the perfect location, and we've always enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

Park Place Hotel
Grand Beach Resort Hotel

Grand Beach Resort Hotel

2.5 out of 5
1683 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is $134 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,377 reviews)
"Staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Grand Beach Resort Hotel
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel

Sugar Beach Resort Hotel

2.5 out of 5
1773 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI
The price is $134 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
4.4/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"Beautiful view. Breakfast not good"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Sugar 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)

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