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Bay Inn Petoskey

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2445 Charlevoix Avenue, Petoskey, MI 49770
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Ranked #11 of 15 hotels in Petoskey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The view of the bay, especially from the second floor, is amazing. Rooms are clean and well cared for. Location is easy to find and very convenient for all local areas. Will definitely be staying there again.

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Peoria, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

In October 2012 I had the pleasure to attend a wedding and stayed for two enjoyable nights at the inn. The room was spacious and the staff very helpful and responsive. The immediate area interesting and enjoyable with shops and beautiful views. I had never visited the area but would clearly love to go again.

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D c
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Nice small motel and stayed there twice for husband's surgery at suggestion of hospital. Really. Reasonable rates first time but on return visit-charged 3O.00 more per nite on same nights of week. Strange. But even worse, the night before surgery arrived to find hotel had NO WATER after checking in room and still had To Pay Full Price. Imagine being... More

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

Verne and I work hard to provide a clean and comfortable stay at reasonable rates for all our guests. When notified late in the evening of a problem with the water a emergency contractor came over and by midnight all guests rooms had water. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Sincerely, Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners Bay Inn of Petoskey More

Milford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed at this hotel recently on a trip to the area, and would highly recommend it to everyone. The price was so reasonable, and the view was tremendous (Little Traverse Bay), seen from every room since the hotel faces the bay and is across the road from it, with no obstructions. The room was lovely and clean, although the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

If I were to own a hotel, this would be how I would want it. Very clean, comfortable and well situated. It was every bit as nice as in the photos though I might lose the red plastic table cloth in the room.

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13 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic view of the lake. Rooms were clean and accommodating even though the facility was showing some age. Owners were super nice and prepared a very nice continental breakfast. We were with a bus tour and since there was no elevator to the second floor several had to be helped with their luggage. The owner was very helpful to get... More

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

Thank you for staying at Bay Inn of Petoskey. Verne and I are hands on owners and work every day to provide our guests with a clean, comfortable guest rooms. We enjoyed visiting with your bus tour group and hope to see you again soon. Our charming little Inn over-looking Lake Michigan is unique and provides views of Lake Michigan... More

San Diego, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Our room, on the second floor, looks out on Lake Michigan. The sunset was fabulous and nothing obstructed our view. When we arrived, I found we had reserved a room with just one king sized bed. When traveling, we prefer two beds, so I asked the owner if we could have a room with two beds. He quickly assured me... More

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Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We spent a Friday night at the Bay Inn earlier this month as a stop-over between two other destinations. Having never been to Petoskey, I was horrified by the congestion in town, and while it looked cute to explore, I had no interest in doing so because of the traffic. What was great about the Bay Inn was that it... More

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Akron, Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Petoskey, Michigan is a madhouse in the month of July, and we were glad to find a place to stay on August 1, 2013 that was away from the bustle and congestion, but not too far away. The Bay Inn came highly recommended on Tripadvisor, so we decided to give it a try. We reserved about 5 days in advance... More

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Little Chute, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had planned to camp, but the 90 degree weather had us begging for air conditioning. This hotel was a really nice reprieve from the weather. It appears to be a rennovated hotel - everything has a nice fresh coat of white paint, giving the place a cottage-y feel. The view of the lake is terrific, and the hotel is... More

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Additional Information about Bay Inn Petoskey

Address: 2445 Charlevoix Avenue, Petoskey, MI 49770
Location: United States > Michigan > Petoskey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 15 hotels in Petoskey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bay Inn Petoskey 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the hillside above Lake Michigan with million-dollar views and an ideal location, this Magnuson Hotels affiliate is within minutes of the most spectacular sights and activities that northern Michigan has to offer. Beachfront hiking, sailing on Lake Michigan, skiing, and world-class golfing are all minutes away. ... more   less 
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