The Grand Traverse Motel on Traverse City’s much acclaimed Front Street provides guests with an alternative to chain hotels. We encourage our guests to review our amenities listed below and to contact us with any questions.

Free Wi-Fi

We offer free wi-fi throughout the property. You’ll receive a password for our network upon check-in.

Cable Television

All of our rooms have either 43 or 49 inch ultra-HD televisions and an extensive lineup of channels in high definition.

Free Breakfast

*During the summer of 2020, breakfast is currently suspended due to concerns in keeping guests safe from COVID-19.* A continental breakfast is offered from 7:30 am to 11 am each morning from Memorial Day through the end of October. You will find coffee, juices, pastries, fruit, granola bars – and a smile!!

In-Room Amenities

We provide in-room coffee, refrigerators, and microwaves. All rooms have a table and chairs. Our toiletry products are provided by a local artisanal shop – you’ll love our cherry almond soap!

Located Near the Downtown Shopping District and the Beach

We are eight blocks from town and one block from the beach! Stroll into town for some shopping and lunch and then over to the beach to relax and feel the sand between your toes.

Interested in cycling or wine tasting? Turning out of our parking lot you can head up Old Mission Peninsula for a wine tasting (or 10) on your way to tour Old Mission Lighthouse or follow that same road south one half mile to the TART trail (Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation) for amazing cycling overlooking Grand Traverse Bay.

Plush Bedding

100% cotton sheets don our luxurious beds, topped with blankets which feature micro denier blown gel fiber that give our blankets a unique “down like” feel. You will love our ultra-plush pillows which one guest claimed are “Seriously the BEST pillows I have ever slept on!!”


We have an outdoor area with two large picnic tables for guests to enjoy one another and our beautiful weather. Wi-fi is available in our outdoor space.

Great location, close to downtown.
William R.
Chaple Hill, North Carolina
Nice motel, good people. I'll be back.
Klaus B.
Gore Bay, Ontario, Canada
Clean rooms, friendly staff, we had a blast.
Mary S.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Grand Traverse Motel 1010 E. Front St., Traverse City , MI 49686