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Stafford's Bay View Inn

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2011 Woodland Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed here for our yearly get-together. We had stayed at the Terrace Inn for the past several years and were very pleased with the upgrade. We have agreed to meet here in the future. We had great rooms, clean, well maintained and nicely decorated. The inn has plenty of sitting areas. My friend's room had a... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to try this place for breakfast. It's a beautiful old hotel with gorgeous gardens. The restaurant is lovely. The service was excellent. Our breakfasts were delicious. The sticky buns with your coffee were so good. The price was so reasonable. We paid less than Pancake Chef in Mackinaw City and there is no comparison when it comes to... More 

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Toledo, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My spouse and I stayed here for 5 nights last week for an easy-going vacation and loved it. I'm not usually a fan of the frou-frou Victorian style, but everything else about this hotel was so lovely, I didn't mind the busy decor. It helped that we had room 9 (bay view, on the second floor), which has been recently... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended an outdoor wedding ceremony on the back lawn and then moved inside to the bar area/banquet area. Service was good. Great front porch to take in the view. Food was good (pasta, beef, fish, salad, desserts).

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Tecumseh, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A lovely old inn with that is impeccably clean with luxe details like robes and bath salts. My husband and I are in our forties and we were, quite honestly, the youngest people there, which made my husband and I laugh. The road the Bay View Inn is off of is loud and busy, and only partially took away from... More 

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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

And that's just the beginning! The staff is very accommodating and friendly. Rooms are comfortable size-wise; try to get a room on the third floor, lakeside for best views. A couple of the rooms have balconies. Breakfast selections were delicious, and, for dinner, make sure you get the house speciality of a full or half plank whitefish. A delicious meal,... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Historical inn but has clearly worked at keeping up with renovations. Staff is top notch. Restaurant is great... We ate breakfast lunch and dinner and each meal was wonderful. Location is about 100 yards from water but nice gardens and sitting areas.

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Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have stayed at the Bay View on a number of occasions and found it charming. The service is excellent. My favorite place to stay in NW Michigan. Beautiful views of the lake. Excellent service! Each room is charming and unique. Choose a room on an upper floor for the best views.

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Monroe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This was our second stay at this lovely place. And it was just as nice as the first time.Rooms are nice and comfortable. Staff are marvelous! So friendly and helpful. If we are ever in the area again, we will certainly stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

For a weekend getaway, we decided to explore some up north locations and stay at Stafford's Bay View Inn. We enjoyed our stay - staff was welcoming, the breakfast each morning was delicious, and the room was spacious and clean. The location is great - great surrounding views and easy to get to different locations around Petoskey. For breakfast -... More 

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BVI1886, General Manager at Stafford's Bay View Inn, responded to this review

Dear Meggers2087, Thank you for your response and sharing both your positive experiences and your concerns. I'm sorry that there were some inconveniences during your stay. Please contact me at 231-347-2771, so that we can discuss this further. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Cordially, Corey Innkeeper More 

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