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Stafford's Bay View Inn

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2011 Woodland Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anytime we head to northern Michigan, we generally stay at The Bay View Inn in the Petoskey area. It is a lovely inn with beautiful rooms decorated in, what I would call, a past gone era It is small, intimate, and a staff that goes out of their way to please. We always book a room on the lakeside rather... More 

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Kettering, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful place to return to! It really changes very little from one year to the next.....always wonderful! Year after year! The service and food can't be beat! Sitting on that porch and looking out at Lake Michigan is absolutely perfect! Such a cute interesting area, with great walking and biking!

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 3 nights at the Bay View Inn and my wife and I were very pleased with the experience. We've stayed at Stafford's Perry in Petoskey several times and always enjoyed it but this was a nice step up. It was quieter, due to location and smaller size and we were very happy with our room. We stayed in room... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for years and find it to be the best ! Clean, quiet, and the service is the best. The food is top notch. No tv in the rooms but one in the library and one on the main floor. Get a room on the bay side.

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Lakeside, Michigan, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Bay View Inn over 25-yrs ago. We stayed here recently for two nights over our 30th anniversary, and, by coincidence, stayed in the same room as before. The place has been updated, and it's very comfortable. We had a suite with a jacuzzi, a fireplace, a rooftop deck with tables and chairs. There are no phones... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just when I think this Bed and Breakfast can't get any better it does! Everyone is always so friendly and attentive but Bobby Jo took care of our room and gave us some great tips such as registering for the Select registry so we get points for our stay. The cookies in the room each night were amazing as always.... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 1800's hotel is wonderful in every way. Beautifully decorated rooms that are super clean and comfortable. We had an amazing view of the Bay and the garden with our own little deck area. The sunsets here will take your breath away! Sweet memorial garden at the top of the hill behind the Inn a great place to sit, relax... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely old Inn with comfortable rooms, a wonderful porch and garden and friendly staff. There are lots of extra niceties included like fresh-baked cookies in your room upon arrival, and unlimited beverages. The Inn is old, so there is some creaking and ambient noise from other guests. I actually had issues with noise, because there was a... More 

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Moses Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place. Very comfortable and staff very friendly and accommodating. Loved sitting out on the porch and watching the sunset. Close to the lake and lots of trees and beautiful flowers. Beds were comfortable and everything was clean and well kept.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is by far the most charming bed and breakfast we have ever stayed at! The staff is fantastic, so very kind and helpful. A step back in time with the Victorian decor. The rooms are spacious with very nice mattresses (and believe me I am fussy!) A great location with a hiking/biking trails right behind the Inn. The hotel... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Stafford's Bay View Inn

Address: 2011 Woodland Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770
Location: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Petoskey
Price Range: $130 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stafford's Bay View Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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