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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Anytime we head to northern Michigan, we generally stay at The Bay View Inn in the Petoskey area. It is a lovely inn with beautiful rooms decorated in, what I would call, a past gone era It is small, intimate, and a staff that goes out of their way to please. We always book a room on the lakeside rather...

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Kettering, Ohio
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to return to! It really changes very little from one year to the next.....always wonderful! Year after year! The service and food can't be beat! Sitting on that porch and looking out at Lake Michigan is absolutely perfect! Such a cute interesting area, with great walking and biking!

Thank com4table
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 nights at the Bay View Inn and my wife and I were very pleased with the experience. We've stayed at Stafford's Perry in Petoskey several times and always enjoyed it but this was a nice step up. It was quieter, due to location and smaller size and we were very happy with our room. We stayed in room...

Thank patkIndiana
Haslett, Michigan
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We have been coming here for years and find it to be the best ! Clean, quiet, and the service is the best. The food is top notch. No tv in the rooms but one in the library and one on the main floor. Get a room on the bay side.

Thank 515any
Lakeside, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We went to the Bay View Inn over 25-yrs ago. We stayed here recently for two nights over our 30th anniversary, and, by coincidence, stayed in the same room as before. The place has been updated, and it's very comfortable. We had a suite with a jacuzzi, a fireplace, a rooftop deck with tables and chairs. There are no phones...

Thank Jim M
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Just when I think this Bed and Breakfast can't get any better it does! Everyone is always so friendly and attentive but Bobby Jo took care of our room and gave us some great tips such as registering for the Select registry so we get points for our stay. The cookies in the room each night were amazing as always....

1Thank Jennifer W
Warsaw, Indiana
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This 1800's hotel is wonderful in every way. Beautifully decorated rooms that are super clean and comfortable. We had an amazing view of the Bay and the garden with our own little deck area. The sunsets here will take your breath away! Sweet memorial garden at the top of the hill behind the Inn a great place to sit, relax...

Thank 8squaremom
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a lovely old Inn with comfortable rooms, a wonderful porch and garden and friendly staff. There are lots of extra niceties included like fresh-baked cookies in your room upon arrival, and unlimited beverages. The Inn is old, so there is some creaking and ambient noise from other guests. I actually had issues with noise, because there was a...

Thank jenredpdx
Moses Lake, Washington
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Loved this place. Very comfortable and staff very friendly and accommodating. Loved sitting out on the porch and watching the sunset. Close to the lake and lots of trees and beautiful flowers. Beds were comfortable and everything was clean and well kept.

Thank jmbhappy
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is by far the most charming bed and breakfast we have ever stayed at! The staff is fantastic, so very kind and helpful. A step back in time with the Victorian decor. The rooms are spacious with very nice mattresses (and believe me I am fussy!) A great location with a hiking/biking trails right behind the Inn. The hotel...

Thank 12DLM2

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Suites
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stafford's Bay View Inn offers guests the grace and romance of a bygone era, set against the exquisite views of Little Traverse Bay. Some of Northern Michigan's finest dining can be experienced in our Roselawn Dining Room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stafford's Bay View Inn

Address: 2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
Region: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Petoskey
Price Range: $154 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stafford's Bay View Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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Canton, Michigan
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“Rooms are much cheaper during the winter months. Rooms with a view of the lake and a view of the front; really made no difference”
  • Winter sleigh ride through historic Bay View village
  • Room #42, queen bed, sofa, chair plus two dressers.
 of 5 bubbles spatts, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Another good point - there are no TVs in the rooms. There are large screen TVs in the library and the common room off the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles TRA2sticks, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room high enough and on the proper side to see Lake Huron.”
 of 5 bubbles Trip-Review01, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Quiet with great view”
 of 5 bubbles Iamvictorious, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No television in the rooms. Bring water shoes if you plan to swim here--smooth rocky bottom. Bikes are available at the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles BradandGina, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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