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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks 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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Westerville, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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8 helpful votes 8 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
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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18 reviews 18 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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