Econo Lodge Traverse City

1065 M-37 SouthTraverse City49685USA
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About Econo Lodge Traverse City

Enjoy all Traverse City, Michigan has to offer on a budget at Econo Lodge Traverse City. This simple low-rise hotel off US Route 31 boasts free truck parking and free Wi-Fi throughout. It’s about 15 minutes’ drive from downtown and freshwater beaches around Lake Michigan.

Simply-furnished, air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms and wooden furniture feature flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves and coffee-makers. Spacious suites add kitchenettes, whirlpool tubs and sofa-beds.

Amenities comprise a 24-hour reception, heated indoor swimming pool, hot-tub and vending machines. Pets are accepted.

A free continental breakfast is provided. Eateries situated within five minutes’ drive include diners and pizzerias plus fast food, Mexican and bar-grill restaurants.

Non-smoking Econo Lodge Traverse City is four miles from Grand Traverse Mall for shopping and dining. Cherry Capital Airport is 15 minutes’ drive away. Scenic Traverse City State Park is ten miles away. Vineyards are about 20 minutes’ drive away in the Old Mission Peninsula wine-growing region.


1065 M-37 South, Traverse City, MI, 49685, USA
Telephone: +1(231)9433040 | Fax: +1(231)9439559 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient roadside location

Many reviewers were pleased with the location of this motel off the junction of Michigan Route 37 and US Route 31 in the southern outskirts of Traverse City, Michigan. Not only was it close to filling stations, shopping options and several and places to eat, but also it paved the way for easy access to downtown as well as Lake Michigan beaches, beauty spots, shopping malls, vineyards, golf courses and the airport. The ample free parking was a further convenience.

Good customer service and free breakfast

According to many travellers, the friendly, professional and obliging personnel were informative about the local area and offered a swift check-in. Animal owners were delighted that pets were allowed for a small charge. The complimentary continental breakfast was a convenience for diners.

Well-equipped rooms at affordable rates

Guests often described their rooms as well-equipped because they came with flat-panel televisions, mini-fridges, microwaves and coffee-makers. Most travellers said their rooms were more than adequately clean and comfortable for a short stay. Budget-minded visitors mentioned that they got a decent deal thanks to the bargain room rates.

Negative Reviews

Free Wi-Fi grumbles

Although many visitors approved of the free Wi-Fi service, others were disappointed by a patchy signal and limited bandwidth on the network.

Critics mentioned hotel had shortcomings

Cleanliness and maintenance could have been better, according to several guests who encountered insufficiently cleaned bathrooms, stained carpets, dirty windows, outdated furnishings, worn mattresses, tired-looking decor, dim lighting and slow-draining water in some rooms. The small dining area and limited choice of fresh food at breakfast also attracted criticism from some quarters.

Annoying noises and smells

Light sleepers wished soundproofing measures could have been boosted because they were sometimes disturbed by nuisance noise from neighbouring rooms and corridors. Musty odours also inconvenienced critics in certain rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1105 reviews across the web
6.3 /10
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    7.1 /10
6.3 out of 10 based on 1105 reviews