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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My husband & I decided to take a little getaway weekend before Christmas & booked a room at this wonderful Inn. What a pleasure it was! Very Victorian and all decorated for Christmas! Absolutely wonderful breakfast (included in your stay) with views of the snow and lake. We really did enjoy the fact that there are no TV's in the... More

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London, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I loved this place. It is quaint and old but quite elegant. The restaurant is wonderful and so is the location, on the shore. I would like to come back again. I enjoyed the quite comfort, no TV but had internet access and a great porch. I got the impression the people there had come before and listening to their... More

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Northport, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

It is VERY charming. Large Historical Victorian that is cozy and embracing with comfortable beds, terrific staff and access to Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Charlevoix, all within a very short distance for exploring. We repeatedly return here for the feeling of calm and ease. No phone or TV in rooms They do have WI/FI. They offer special weekend packages that... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have stayed here a few times in the winter, which is clearly their off season. The place is so quiet you could hear a pin drop. There were times when I thought we were to only guests in the building. The building is a nice throwback, each room is unique and has a different character. We typically stay in... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Did not stay here, as it was a bit pricey for our budget, but attended the wedding of good friends' daughter...the wedding was gorgeous...the staff went out of their way to make sure the set up and the wedding went without a glitch...the food served may have been the best wedding food EVER! My daughter and her family stayed at... More

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

Dear Snowescapers, Thank you for taking the time to write both the positives and concerns about your recent visit with us. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your wedding. Our guests’ opinions and needs are of utmost importance to us. We deeply apologize if your wedding experience was not 100% positive. We hope you return someday and give... More

Independence, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
21 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The Roselawn dining room at Stafford’s Bay View Inn is a very well-appointed venue with a partial view of the bay and the Inn’s garden. We ordered the coconut shrimp and the cirrus barbecue salmon. The former was the best we ever shared. It was a perfect marriage of the two dominant flavors. Not greasy at all. Order it! The... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the inn, in fact, we enjoyed it so much we extended our stay to a second night instead of going on to Traverse City. The only problem was that the rooms varied so greatly at the same price point and our second room (room 8) was a real disappointment--thus the four stars instead of... More

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We booked this Inn because Petoskey, a prime summer vacation spot, was booked to the gills (Walleye gills). It's not our usual place, almost a bed and breakfast, though the rooms are spacious. When did they start calling single rooms "suites?" Still, it was a large room with a bay window looking out on the actual Bay, and a giant... More

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Grand Blanc, Michigan, Usa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Stafford's Bay View Inn is a wonderful Victorian inn on Little Traverse Bay in Bay View/Petoskey, Michigan. My wife and I have been staying every year for many years. We always try to get Rm #43, which has a Jacuzzi, fireplace, A/C and a wonderful view of the bay and the gardens. The breakfasts are great - try to stay... More

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Dublin OH
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was our first trip to Petoskey and we are always a little concerned about the hotel we choose on that first visit anywhere. We chose the right place! Our room was small but beautifully appointed and without a doubt, the cleanest room we have ever had anywhere! The common areas of the Inn are just as nice with beautful... More

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Also Known As:
Stafford`s Bay View Hotel Petoskey
Stafford`s Bay View Hotel
Address: 2011 Woodland Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770
Location: United States > Michigan > Petoskey
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Petoskey
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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