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Stafford's Bay View Inn

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2011 Woodland Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770
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Ranked #1 of 9 Petoskey B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was quite the place. We are accustomed to staying at nice notes as well as researching and trying out B&B's all over the country. So we know a special place when we find it. Stafford's Bay View In is one of those places. The rooms are all very nice, and many are extremely spacious and relative ornate. The structure... More 

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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful historic inn on the bay in fabulous Petoskey, Michigan. Special touches make each room an adventure. Comfortable beds, quality bedding. Nice setting with bay views. Restaurant is fine dining. Breakfast is awesome. Saturday evening buffet was outstanding. We entertained thirty friends for my husband's birthday dinner surprise. Everyone was impressed with the food quality and varied selections including desserts.... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My Wife and I ended our Northern Michigan vacation with two nights here with one of them being Thanksgiving for their buffet. I have to admit that I was disappointed at first; the chairs in our rooms seating area were uncomfortable, the road noise was constant, and the building seemed "grandparent-ish". The bed was comfy, the fireplace in our room... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Wonderful B&B very quaint, older facility, superb service, great food, super view of the sunset from the porch, good value. No phone, no pool, no pets, no internet, no room TV-in other words QUIET and Wonderful.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nice place, old looking, on the bay. We had dinner in the hotel and it was very good. No TVs, but they do have FREE wifi in the rooms. We were in room 1, with a view of the bay and a patio. You could hear noise from the road in front (this is in the back on a corner).... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The B was fantastic but the completely missed with the breakfast. The food was not very good and for the price the food should be fantastic. Hopefully they will revisit their menu to pick it up to the level it should be.

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

Dear YpsiSteve, Thank you for taking the time to write both the positives and concerns about your recent stay with us. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay. We were unaware of the breakfast experience you had. Our guests’ opinions and needs are of utmost importance to us. We deeply apologize if your dining room experience was... More 

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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Bayv View Inn is charming with renovated rooms and having most modern conveniences EXCEPT TVs and telephones in the rooms. The rooms were exceptionally clean and the service was excellent. Very comfortable and relaxing which brings you back to a time when the pace was slower. As exemplified by the elevator. Loved it and would stay here again.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There are things we liked about the Inn and things that we didn't care for so much. I definitely think this is probably best for a romantic getaway for a couple, but regardless, we wanted to stay here. We love historic places so our concerns are not because we don't appreciate the property. The entry and the grounds are beautiful.... More 

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Dearborn, MI
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120 reviews 120 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

bygone era of elegance and romance. I love that there was no TV in the room, but surely not for most. They had nice, comfortable common areas for that. My room was so lovely, the bath tub was grand and the view was quite good.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had our wedding at the Bay View Inn on August 9, 2014 and everything was perfect! The outdoor ceremony setting is beautiful and all the staff really had their ducks in a row. I planned everything from 5 hours away and when it came time to have a meeting the day before the wedding, everything was in place and... More 

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Address: 2011 Woodland Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770
Location: United States > Michigan > Petoskey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stafford's Bay View Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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