Traverse City hotels and resorts fill up during the Traverse City National Cherry Festival, a historic Northern Michigan festival that happens each year in Traverse City and has been rated as one of the best festivals in America. Thousands flock to the beauty of Traverse City for the week to enjoy Northern Michigan music, as well as wine, beer and food from all over the area. There are plenty of Traverse City hotels and resorts to stay in during your Northern Michigan vacation, but here are a few spots near the festival for great Traverse City lodging for the National Cherry Festival.

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For the Whole Family: Great Wolf Lodge

The Great Wolf Lodge is hands down a great place to stay for the whole family. The kids will enjoy the themed rooms that include “Wolf Dens” and “Camps.”  And, to top it all off, there is a water park that kids and parents will never want to leave. Decked out with water slides, pools and hot tubs, the water park will be your escape from the mid-July heat.

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For Golfers and Relaxers: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Rising in the midst of Northern Michigan’s freshwater bounty you’ll find the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is located on over 900 acres of rich Northern Michigan landscape. With three championship golf courses, a private beach club on Lake Michigan, and a highly rated spa it’s guaranteed to be a relaxing stay. The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is animal friendly, so bring Fido along with the gang.

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For History Buffs: Park Place Hotel

Traverse City’s historic hotel, The Park Place, was created by J. Perry Hannah and A. Tracy Lay after being bought from Henry Campbell who originally purchased the property in 1873. Located right on State Street directly behind Front Street, there is no better place to stay if you’re looking to be right in the heart of Traverse City. The Park Place boasts three different room types—Tower Rooms, West Wing Rooms and Suites. Food options include Minervas and Beacon Lounge which is located on the top floor with breathtaking views of all of downtown Traverse City (see image above).

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