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Stafford's Bay View Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Petoskey B&B and Inns
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Clawson, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent location and staff”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Stayed here for a long weekend over Memorial Day. Views and the sunsets over Little Traverse Bay were amazing. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, the food was excellent. The building itself has great character, dating from 1886. Wandering around the Bay View gingerbread cottages was fascinating ( http://www.bayviewassociation.org/history-27/). Sunday brunch was exceptional.

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Escanaba, Michigan
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

This property is one of our favorites in Petoskey, MI. It's charm and peaceful setting ensure a comfortable experience. The home-made cookies in our room and the Sunday brunch are beyond delicious! Staff hospitality is exceptional and the rooms are decorated tastefully. We also enjoyed the quiet air conditioning in our room that was very easy to operate and accommodate to our preference. We've stayed in many hotels/motels where the air conditioning is loud and difficult to manage. Thank you for a wonderful stay - we'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Petoskey
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This inn is on the Bay View Association property so visitors have access to the amenities offered by the association. The decor of the inn is chintz and wicker. It is a lovely location for weddings, parties and families wanting to enjoy the outdoors. In summer season the music and educational programs draw many people to the area. If you want to relax, there are wooden swings facing Little Traverse Bay or just stay on the inn's large porch. You can read and watch the boaters. It is beautiful! There are also lovely gardens that add to the ambience. Stop for lunch or dinner if you are just passing through.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Duluth, MN
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Staying in this beautiful Inn was the highlight of our trip to Niagara Falls for our 20th wedding anniversary. The hospitality is top notch, the accommodations clean and inviting, and breakfast was delicious and beautifully served. We so enjoyed sitting in the second floor library drinking tea and soda and watching our favorite hockey game.

Room Tip: We loved our room with a bay view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Monroe, Michigan
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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 rooms. Each floor had a library with a big TV, fireplace, & two overstuffed leather chairs to sit back in and enjoy - which we did as it snowed & snowed on Sunday. Delightful area - Petoskey has a very quaint downtown with some very good restaurants & we enjoyed walking around town to do a little Christmas shopping. Staff at the Inn was very friendly & helpful. I would definitely return for a visit in the fall next time.

Room Tip: Rooms on the Bay Side are quieter as are the rooms on the top floor. This Inn is 125 years old &...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 conversations some had come yearly. I would recommend and I will come again.

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Northport, Michigan
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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 include some combination of dinner/breakfast/room that are affordable. The first floor has a large cheery "gathering" room where you can take your own wine or coffee and read the paper or meet and visit with other guests. They also have a small bar there for that service too, if you like. We visited for the Murder Mystery Dinner they offer twice per year. Approximately 50 people at round tables, become teams to solve the mystery!! It is as participative as you choose. You are given introductions to the characters and clues. It was much more challenging than we anticipated. Good fun. A delightful diversion that took us away from everyday concerns.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Stafford's Bay View Inn
Address: 2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
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Location: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Petoskey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Petoskey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stafford's Bay View Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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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