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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dearborn, MI
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113 reviews 113 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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126 reviews 126 reviews
67 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 hotel reviews
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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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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
37 helpful votes 37 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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Lewiston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My daughter and I chose to spend New Year's eve day shopping in Petoskey's Gaslight district enjoying the quaint shops and while entering the parking lot at Stafford's were greeted by a pair of draft horses and sled as the snow was falling. What a lovely introduction to a warm and cozy inn. The quaint rooms were reflective of the... More

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Clawson, Michigan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Stayed here for a long weekend over Memorial Day. Views and the sunsets over Little Traverse Bay were amazing. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, the food was excellent. The building itself has great character, dating from 1886. Wandering around the Bay View gingerbread cottages was fascinating ( http://www.bayviewassociation.org/history-27/). Sunday brunch was exceptional.

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