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Tips for Picking the Perfect Traverse City Hotel

by Tamarack Lodge on Apr 2, 2022 4:34:19 PM

Finding the perfect accommodations when traveling can be quite a challenge. These tips will help you choose the perfect hotel for your Traverse City stay. 

Know What’s Important to You

Make a quick list of the amenities that are most important to you when traveling. Depending on your situation, any of the following may be of greater importance to you.

  • Modern design.
  • Free breakfast.
  • Lakefront location.
  • Water views.
  • Privacy.
  • On-site activities.

Your list may be long or short, but make sure you include the things that are essential to your vacation enjoyment.

Confirm the Following Four Amenities

Most hotel guest complaints include a lack of one or more of the following.

  1. Air conditioning.
  2. Parking.
  3. Wi-fi.
  4. Breakfast.

Before you book your stay, a simple phone call to confirm that these amenities are available to guests and what, if any, costs are associated with them can save you a great deal of headaches, hassles, and disappointments with your vacation adventure to Traverse City.

Sneak a Peek at the Map

The right location makes all the difference in the world when it comes to your travel pleasure. For instance, what fun is a lake vacation if you must drive quite a distance to actually get to the lake? Or if you must hike to the lake due to lack of vehicle access from your hotel?

For some people, the key is access to restaurants and shopping. For others, it’s all about the water and the attractions along the waterfront. Looking at the map and comparing your hotel’s location to the attractions that matter most to you can save you a lot of driving and boost your enjoyment of the adventure altogether.

Find out When the Rooms Were Last Updated

Is the facility modern and comfortable or has it been decades since the last facelift for the facility and rooms? The more modern the facilities, the better your odds of enjoying a pleasant travel experience with all the modern conveniences you expect.

The other thing you want to know is how clean the resort appears in photos – not just the sleek advertised photos, but the candid guest photos that are posted online as well.

Peruse the Reviews

Your primary focus should be on the most recent reviews – those generated within the last 12 months. These reveal a lot about the current state of things at the hotel and how the management responds.

Read the Bad Reviews

While you must take some bad reviews with a certain grain of salt, a common theme among them may reveal patterns or trends in problems with staff, cleaning, broken equipment, etc. Knowing the problems other travelers have had at the hotel allows you to make an informed decision about whether these are problems you can live with or deal-breakers for your adventure.

The Perfect Traverse City Hotel is Actually a Lodge

Not to toot our own horn, well, maybe a little, but we believe Tamarack Lodge is the perfect Traverse City hotel. Our lodge is modern, clean, and packed with fun for our guests. Plus, the Lake Michigan views from our back porch are gorgeous!

Our mission is to make all our guests feel at home whether you book one of our one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or three-bedroom accommodations for your travel pleasure. Book your travel today and enjoy all the creature comforts you expect while on vacation in the four-season playground that Traverse City has become.

Tamarack Lodge is your home away from home. We are honored to offer you a unique gathering place built in honor of those who cherish long-lasting traditions and spending quality time with friends & family in beautiful Northern Michigan. While you are here you will savor the ambient nature of the crystal clear lake, serene hiking trails, and the beauty of getting back to the simpler moments life has to offer. We invite you to come experience the nature of Tamarack Lodge by visiting our website or calling us at (877) 938-9744