Park Place Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPark Place Hotel Traverse City
This s an older hotel but well kept. I like that you can walk to the beach and various shops and attractions.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Park Place Hotel Traverse City
Great Staff, working hard to improve
I have stayed at the hotel a number of times, and yes, the hotel is old, but they keep it as clean as possible, and are doing work on it constantly to improve it. Also, the staffs attitude and effort makes up for any shortcomings. They are kind and considerate and helpful, and make your stay enjoyable. The Park Place has the best location in TC, being downtown, just a couple blocks from the Bay, with awesome views from the Top of the Park. We love it, and will return again.
Great place, Awesome location, great amenities
Stayed here through weekend of March 19th and it was very nice. New location would be very conventient being in the middle of downtown.
Hotel is fairly old but well maintained. No complaints at all about the room - very spacious. Hotel staff was friend and amenities were top notch - Minervas is a nice restaurant in the hotel and it is also a very popular (and good!) happy hour location. The hotel is very family oriented though. There is a VERY small but neat piano bar on the top of the hotel with wonderful views of the bay and city, but get there early if you want a seat. Great experience and highly recommended.
New staff fixed things :)
We almost didn't stay here due to the reviews, but I'm glad we did!
Once there, I talked to a manager about the other reviews here who explained that there has been a *cleaning house* effort of all staff who were not up to snuff. Obviously, things have changed since the last negative review 6 months ago. All of the staff we dealt with were super polite and friendly. The hotel is very charming, conveniently located a short stroll from downtown shops and the beach, and an easy drive to everything around TC. The food and the drinks were very good, as were the views from the top--the beacon is a cool feature. There's even a couple of free access computers in the lobby. The lobby, gift shop and pool areas are nice, too. The only negative things I can say are that the locker room is tiny (who really cares!) and the wall hair dryers need to be updated to quieter, more efficient ones. I'd go back in a heartbeat :)
Nice Hotel, fun indoor pool area, great lake view
Elegant, older hotel, First Class lobby with free internet. Indoor pool, hot tub, free parking, health club. Try to get a room in the newer wing over the parking deck. Our suite was spacious, two double beds and a sofa bed. We had all 5 kids in the room with us and still didn't feel cramped. The restaurant overlooks the lake and the view was wonderful. Would definitely stay there again. Bid 3 star on Priceline.
Historic..yes... Free Internet ...But... thin walls...(..dirty too)
I love the look of this hotel and its proximinty to favorite TC shops and dining...
Stayed at the Park Place 12/30 and 31... Stayed in the historic tower on the 8th floor... New Year's Eve made me realize just how thin the walls are... The people in the next floor were partying until 2:30 and I heard every word and cackle... I had been out in TC all day and was pretty tired right after midnight but I was up for a vit with the revellers next door...
Overall, the rooms are fine but small. Free high speed internet via a T1 in the room is niced but I had to move the bedside table to get to an outlet for my Mac - OUCH! You should have seen the crap behind the table, including nail clippings. I purposefully left the table pulled out so maybe they will clean behind it.
It is obviously an old building pushed to the limits...
Great view at the top
The staff at the Park Place was very helpful. The best thing about the hotel is the great view from the top. If you are not staying at the hotel, stop in and grab a drink at the bar, the view of the city and the bay is spectacular. I am glad I got this hotel on PRICELINE since the regular rate is over-priced for the actual hotel room, it's older and the amenities aren't that nice.
Dirty, dirty, dirty
I was staying here as part of a large scale seminar with 140 participants. My husband and 1 year old daughter came too. It was so dirty that we would not allow our one year old to crawl on the floor.
The bathroom was filthy, the windows were filthy and had hundreds of dead bugs on the sill, the room was never vacuumed and we had to beg for toilet paper. My group goes here every year for the same seminar and we will NEVER stay at the hotel again. When I told the front desk about the problems, nothing was done. I could not believe it!
Nice view of Lake Michigan. Close to down town shops, historic home district, and beach. Clean pool, hot tub, sauna, and exercise room.
Nice, elegant-looking lobby area.
Rooms were clean but could use a bit of updating--outdated wall paper, chipped bathroom fixtures.
Not a great value for what you get, but the location couldn't be beat.
Good for shops
This hotel had a good location for browsing in the downtown shops. The room had a nice view of the bay and the staff was fairly pleasant and helpful, especially the check-in clerk. There was some construction going on across the street, which did wake us up. The value was not exceptional.
This hotel room was not clean when we checked in and realized the rooms are very small.
Normally we use the coffee pot with plain water once before using it with the coffee powder and when such thing was done, we found lot of dirt in the plain water dripped out and we never felt like using the pot.
We asked for a different room for the next night, but the response was very poor.
I will not definitely not recommend this hotel for the money that you pay.
TripAdvisor Reviews Park Place Hotel Traverse City
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... the uplifting spirit. Some of the stories I will not repeat.
It was a true celebration of his life. I was totally touched by the outpouring of love and friendship. I heard so many stories of how Bill touched so many lives. It is such a small world. I had not met or heard of many people that came to join the celebration. Yes, many were familiar close family and friends, coworkers, medical personnel, even his rehab doctor. Some traveled ...
... corn maze in search of the apple pie thief! and munched on yummy donuts! From there we traveled to Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, hiked some dune areas and took in some awesome views of Lake Michigan. From there we drove on to Glen Arbor, visited Cherry Republic and ate pizza at the local park where the grandkids were able to continue playing at the playground. How blessed we are to have shared in such a beautiful ...
... City Record Eagle on September 20th. Thank you Phil!!
Obituary for William Charles Ric*******:
William “Bill” Charles Ric*******, 59, of Elk Rapids, MI passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Munson Hospital after a courageous battle against cancer in Traverse City, MI. Bill was born on July 20, 1955 in Lapeer, MI to the late Robert & Lucile (Platt) Ric*******.
Bill graduated from Lapeer Senior ...
... Dalgleish II of Traverse City, MI; Stephen (Jessica) Ric******* of Anthem, AZ, Scott (Mehgan) Ric******* of Howell, MI; Shaun (Kari) Ric******* of Pinckney, MI; Matthew Ric******* of Port St. Lucie, FL; Nathan (Jordyn) Ric******* of Farwell, MI.
Great Nephews: Julian Tindale, Justin Tindale, Ronnie Dalgleish, Tommy Dalgleish III, Tony Dalgleish, Great-great Nephew: Benson Ric*******.
Bill's visitation for the celebration ...
... to have visitation hours at the funeral home for a celebration of Bill's life but details are unknown. There will be no funeral. Per Bill's request, his ashes will be floated on a biodegradable boat along with 5 of his previous dogs in individual boats out in East Bay in a private ceremony yet to be determined.