Why We RecommendEveryone knows Traverse City is the tart cherry capitol of the U.S. – we even celebrate the National Cherry Festival every year – but before there were cherries, Traverse City was a logging city. The Hotel Indigo honors that heritage at their Traverse City location with a unique blend of contemporary and historical features that create a modern yet cozy environment that radiates the Traverse City vibe.
Aptly located in the warehouse district, where concrete floors and metal light fixtures are expected, Hotel Indigo joins the typical warehouse atmosphere with Traverse City’s logging heritage. Antique saw blades and sliding wooden barn doors peek into the past, as do the custom-made rugs, featuring lumberjack plaid in the guest rooms and logging stamp designs in the common areas. Photographic murals and original and reproduced paintings add color and warmth throughout the hotel. The main lobby and board room pay tribute to more of Traverse City’s history with pillars and walls made from repurposed bricks from the former state hospital.
The interior design creates an open yet comfortable setting that would be enjoyable on its own, but Hotel Indigo also provides a one-of-a-kind panoramic view of Traverse City’s open space and West Grand Traverse Bay. Get a cocktail at the bar, sip a latte from the coffee shop, or get some work done in the living room (complete with fireplace) or at one of the many public tables – where ever you sit, you can enjoy the view of the bay.
A full-service hotel, Hotel Indigo includes ballrooms and a board room for special events (make sure you check out the solid-slab wooden board room table – it’s spectacular), a coffee shop, bar, fitness center, restaurant, business center, and marketplace (featuring many locally-made products). All 107 rooms blend modern amenities with Traverse City-inspired décor to create a truly unique lodging experience. Located at the western edge of downtown Traverse City, you can leave your car behind and explore on foot, or take a quick drive up the peninsula for a wine tour. Whether you want to get away to relax or host a corporate retreat, the spacious yet comfortable atmosphere can help you do just that.
What's Up RecommendationTraverse City features some of northern Michigan’s best dining options, but don’t overlook Hotel Indigos in-house restaurant, warehouse kiTChen + cork. With menu items inspired by logging camp food and prepared by trained chefs, you’re in for a unique yet delicious dining experience. Have some skillet cinnamon rolls for breakfast, or start your dinner with pork steam buns and cackleberries (hard boiled eggs). Embrace the logging life-style while enjoying a tasty meal!