Our hotel stay was provided by Cherry Tree Inn to accommodate this review. All opinions are my own. Photos for this review were provided by the Cherry Tree Inn. 

by Jill P

We love to vacation in Traverse City. Traverse City is just a 3-hour drive from Kalamazoo, but feels like you’re worlds away. Each time we visit Traverse City, our family tries to dine in new restaurants, stay at new hotels, and explore new local attractions.

On our recent stay over Spring Break, we had the opportunity to stay at the Cherry Tree Inn and what a difference a great hotel makes. If you’re heading to Traverse City this spring or summer, you’ll want to check it out.



Here are our top 3 reasons why you’ll want to book your stay at the Cherry Tree Inn for your next trip to Traverse City.


I love getting great customer service, which seems hard to come by these days. The entire staff at the Cherry Tree Inn went out of their way to help make our trip a memorable one. When we checking in, our room wasn’t quite ready yet. They were able to text us as soon as our room was ready, so we could be out enjoying the sites of Traverse City and not sitting around waiting for our room.

Every interaction with the staff was top notch. Need a restaurant recommendation? They had plenty of ideas. Need a staff member to look at our PlayStation 2? Someone came to our room within minutes. Need more hot water for tea? It was provided as soon as we asked. Each interaction with the staff felt like having our personal concierge at the hotel. How great is that!



We’ve stayed in the Traverse City area in the past, but never had the opportunity to stay on Grand Traverse Bay. If you’re coming to Traverse City for a short time or a week’s vacation, your location really does matter. The Cherry Tree Inn is located on the beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay. Plus, they have a great beach and even a cool play set right on the beach. And your kids will love the outdoor pool and beautiful bay view.

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When looking for a great place to stay, we always look at the amenities that are offered by the hotel. The Cherry Tree Inn had some of our favorites:

  • Complimentary breakfast provided daily
  • Unlimited fresh hot coffee and tea available around the clock
  • Kid-friendly indoor pool and hot tub
  • Free movies and games available for check out
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Shuttle service provided
  • Gift shop to grab a quick snack
  • Plenty of board games to try (perfect for a rainy day)
  • Cherries galore-Cherry chocolate coffee, cherry waffles at breakfast, a cherry gift shop
  • A number of room options to choose from – both studio and suites that have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy





Our entire family gave the Cherry Tree Inn a thumbs-up. We can’t wait to return again this summer!

We’re excited to give our readers a special promo code on your next stay at the Cherry Tree Inn. Enter KZOOkids at the time of booking to receive a 12% discount off the normal room rate.

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Cherry Tree Inn

2345 US 31 N

Traverse City, Michigan 49686


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By | 2017-04-14T07:23:10+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Reviews, Travel, Trips|Comments Off on Cherry Tree Inn in Traverse City: 3 Reasons To Book Your Next Stay Now

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.