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Stafford's Bay View Inn

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Business Center with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Historic Hotel
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this is a unique hotel with a spectacular view of Little Traverse Bay. A true piece of the past. Close to downhill skiing, Petoskey, and a bicycle trail to Harbor Springs or Charlevoix Michigan. Rooms are absolutely quaint with beautiful areas to meet with friends. Also
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A great home base for an up North Michigan vacation. Just outside downtown Petoskey. Decorated in a true Victorian style. Rooms are comfortable. Linens fresh and clean. Not a lot of clothes storage. Every room receives a gift of their famous large homemade cookies. Delicious!
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We only had one night at the Bay View Inn, but it will stay with us for some time. We visited to check out the facility to host our wedding, and the level of customer service we were met with was outstanding. The history behind the Inn and how well it has been maintained was
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Bay View Inn is not like staying at a motel or hotel. Cold and impersonal. It is like staying at a friend or relative's house.Warm, relaxing, friendly. Décor takes you back ton the late 19th century but with the amenities of the 21st
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This was a very nice place to relax and get away. Always friendly service from the Staffords and wonderful food. No TV in rooms here but Library has a very large flat screen & 24hr coffee. My wife's birthday was an absolute success thanks to the Staffords once again! Also my
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The Bay View Inn does not have barrier free rooms in terms of a roll in shower or "free space". The elevator does provide access to all guest room floors but the capacity is maybe two persons with plus a wheel chair. The front door ramp can be a challenge. Depending on your level of mobility or whether you have a motorized "scooter", a better choice may be their sister property, Stafford's Perry Hotel.
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We had room number 4 at the top of the stairs and it was very sweet and cozy! It was a street room and I loved it. Have a wonderful time!
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"Rooms on the south side are quieter as the restaurant deliveries are made on the north side."
"In our opinion, there are some nice hotels/motels in Petoskey that are better values than this B&B."
"If all the rooms were as perfect as ours, there are no bad rooms!"
"Rm #2 is incredible. Rm's #1 and #7 are great also. Did not view others."
"Bay view rooms."
$120 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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