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Bay Inn Petoskey

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2445 Charlevoix Avenue, Petoskey, MI 49770
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Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This is a fantastic place, I just don't recommend watching Bates morel in it... The rooms vaguely resemble those in the movie/show and at 4 am it was sketchy. Overall great place with a great view. I would definitely stay here again!

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Thank Hannah C
Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review

We agree Bay Inn of Petoskey is a "fantastic place". However, the analogy/ comparison does not fit. All guests rooms have picture windows for viewing Lake Michigan and sunsets. All guest rooms feature white bedspreads, white window treatments with all guest rooms painted in colors of white and yellow. Bay Inn of Petoskey is located in a safe location, approx.... More 

A south suburb of Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

My husband and I decided to visit the Petoskey area for a short road trip to view the fall colors. After reading the great reviews of the Bay Inn Petoskey, we decided to give it a try and we were glad we did! The room was a nice size, beautifully decorated, with a comfortable bed and an awesome view of... More 

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Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review of Bay Inn of Petoskey. Verne and I as well as our staff work very hard to provide clean and comfortable guests rooms at reasonable prices. Please return soon... Lake Michigan is so beautiful all year long. Happy Trails, Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners More 

West Bloomfield, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We talked with owners to reserve room. Not very warm in conversations. Our friends had same feeling so they chose another location to stay. Had the cottage and blew breakers when trying to use microwave. No one available to correct so I went hunting and found breakers. Problem resolved. No coffee so I went to super 8 next door and... More 

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Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review

We are sorry for any inconvenience. We are happy you found the cottage breaker switch. When you called to make your reservation you asked for a discount due to being a Veteran. We honored your request and discounted your 2 night stay in our lovely cottage over-looking Lake Michigan. You were asked to take your Pizza.... but you advised us... More 

Joliet, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is a small, family run inn with only 15 rooms, and a great view of the bay. The owners are very nice and friendly, and our room was fine. The inn does not have a lot of amenities, or a pool, but the location is perfect for awesome sunsets. We would stay there again!

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Owners are friendly. Room was clean but very dated. Small amount of money spent updating each room would be huge and would make this inn a real gem but....until updated we will not be returning. Close to bike paths and restaurants.

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Thank 40plus
Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review

We are sorry you folks did not appreciate our "Vintage Inn" while visiting the historic Petoskey area. The guest room referred to has one queen bed, a lovely white Armoire, cable T.V., microwave, small refrig.,and full baths. All guest rooms are painted yellow and white and are.very clean and comfortable with paintings reflecting the areas charm. All guest rooms have... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Bay Inn is a 1960's roadside motel that has been meticulously maintained. It does not have a lot of amenities, but the location is perfect for a view of Traverse Bay and spectacular sunsets. Everything in the facility is spotlessly clean and the staff was very helpful. Great value for the money-- would definitely stay here again.

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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stayed here because of the beautiful sunsets and close proximity to the bicycle trails. The room was clean, comfortable and what we expected. We would stay here again. We ordered a local pizza delivery and sat out on the patio for a quiet dinner with a beautiful sunset

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Minneapolis
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

The view from the balconies and patios is superb and the friendly service, likewise. This is a great place. Pass up the chains and enjoy this great place to stay. The rooms are clean and comfortably appointed. Lots of attention to details. Good value.

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

A modest, dated property, independently owned and owner operated. 5 star view for the value! Couple provides outstanding personal service. In spite of the property limitations, they have done a really nice job of adding amenities seen only in current properties, such as free snacks and small food market. Will stay again when in the area.

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2 Thank Steve W
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We loved our stay at Bay Inn Petoskey. It's was everything I would hope for in a privately owned motel. The room was perfect. It was very cozy. (Felt like being at moms). My boyfriend and I arrived after closing and were worried that we wouldn't be able to check in. But, Shirley and Verne (the owners) had our key... More 

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