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Stafford's Bay View Inn

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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English first
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Saint Louis
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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113 reviews 113 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Bay View Inn is quiet, historical, romantic and charming. Every nook and cranny is spotless and so pretty. The breakfast is exceptional and the dining room is beautiful. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If you truly want a tv (we have to admit--we did watch part of the Detroit Tiger baseball game!) you can find one in... More

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
66 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a period piece; it relishes in the small things that make you comfortable. The service is superb, very attentive. The view toward the bay is very nice but I don't think any of the rooms have a full on view of the water. It is not beach side, but backs up to lovely green space which I think... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

One of our favorite places to stay in Petoskey, Michigan is Stafford's Bay View Inn. I believe the Inn was built in the late 1800 hundreds. The rooms are from the Victorian era and no room is alike. There are no phones or televisions in the rooms. There is a library with books and games and yes, a television. Off... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have stayed at Bay View for over ten years now and I can say that my wife and I have found it to be a great place to relax and unwind. The rooms are cozy and charming. If you are looking for a typical hotel room then, this will be a little different. They do not have TV, but... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We spent 1 night here recently and had a terrific experience. If you enjoy staying in old fashioned, historical places, this is for you! The Bay View Inn combines the charm of a small town establishment with the luxury you would expect in the city. We had a Cherry Blossom suite, which included a room with a queen bed and... More

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union, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Not generally a type of place I would normally book, but it's one of my parent's favourite places and we stayed here for 4 days for my mom's 80th birthday. The rooms were very clean, the staff very friendly and helpful although we had some food issues (stale biscuits for the appetizer, rolls were so/so with hard butter but Sunday... More

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Address: 2011 Woodland Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770
Location: United States > Michigan > Petoskey
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