Restwood Motel

Like many inns and resorts in Traverse City, Restwood Motel’s appeal is largely about the view. In this case, however, it’s a very different kind of view. “Our guests like the fact that our rooms are right at street level,” explains Owner, Rich Maxwell. “In fact, many are Harley riders who love seeing their bikes right outside their doors. It’s this kind of convenience and security that keeps a lot of people coming back here, year after year.” 

It’s easy to see why Restwood Motel enjoys so much repeat business. For starters, the motel has been family owned for over 40 years. Rich and his wife, who live right on the property, maintain a family-type atmosphere that emphasizes convenience, simplicity, and friendly, familiar service. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and have all the important amenities. Rich is quick to point out that they triple sheet all the beds to ensure a fresh, comfortable feel for every guest. The motel also offers freestanding cabins for people wanting a little more “personal space”. 

When it comes right down to it, the real appeal of Restwood Motel is the pride the owners and staff take in making every guest feel at home. “We love welcoming guests back year after year,” says Rich. “The same group of boaters has been coming here for more years than I can remember. The first year they came, my wife had made her special, no-bake cookies that we shared with them. Now, we bake something for them every time they come back.” 

While there’s no set-in-stone cookie guarantee, guests will definitely enjoy a relaxed, comfortable, and memorable stay at Restwood Motel. They’ll feel good knowing their vehicle, especially if it’s a big hawg, is always clearly in sight.