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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
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    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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Williamsburg, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great property and hotel. Staff are terrific and the rooms are very cute and comfy. Great little walk to Lake Michigan. the grounds are very pretty. It's at the end of town so you do need to drive into Petoskey.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience was wonderful. The staff, food and accommodations were excellent. The people help make our daughter's wedding a dream come true. We had small last minute needs and the staff went above and beyond to help. Thank you Bay View Inn.

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Chattanooga, TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bay View is in a great setting with beautiful grounds. The rooms and common areas are well kept and clean, but the decor is dated (though perhaps others may view this as part of the charm). The breakfast was excellent. Most guests seemed happy to hang out on the porch or lobby and enjoy the atmosphere. We were happy... More 

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Sylvania
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even before we arrived the staff had sent us our planner with all the necessary information. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Anything we asked for they took care of it. The room was excellent with fresh baked cookies on our bed each day. Our room had a great view of the bay was big enough to hold all... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Bay View Inn for 5 days in July 2014. Attractive flower gardens and a large beautiful porch attract travelers to this lovely inn by the bay. It is a short walk down to the bay where you can search for Petoskey stones or just relax in the swings provided. Beverages are offered to guests on the... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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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