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Stafford's Bay View Inn

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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 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here this past weekend, March 20-22, 2015 and had a wonderful experience. The rooms are very nice and extremely clean. A lot of wallpaper, but that is what we expected and loved. Delicious cookies were waiting for us in the room, and they were replenished each day. I forgot to ask for the recipe. I will get it... More 

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detroit
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time we have stayed at the Bay view inn for a winter weekend with our group of cross country skiers from Rochester Enjoyed our stay and the great cookies on our pillow every day Staff was very friendly and did everything to help our group enjoy the comperarty sodas in the sun room Brest breakfast all served with the... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We have stayed here several times over the past 10+ years and have greatly enjoyed each visit. This visit was for 3 nights in two different rooms on the second floor due to limited availability of the better rooms. Both rooms were large, with fireplaces and nicely furnished. One room had a very nice balcony but unfortunately rain kept us... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We enjoyed out stay for the weekend and the buffet dinner on Saturday evening but the staff made our experience outstanding.They were so welcoming and friendly that nothing seemed to be too much for them. From the manager who promised our group a warm welcome and a secial opening should we want to stay during the week next February, to... More 

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Ishpeming, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have stayed at Stafford's Bay View Inn many times, and love the experience. The Inn itself is very charming and well done, if not a bit to the taste of my parents generation (lots of very floral wallpaper). The rooms are similar, and have been redone enough that much of the history has been altered. That said, individually controlled... More 

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Woodbridge
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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
24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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