When planning my trip to Petoskey, I wanted to avoid chain hotels and find something charming and unique. The Bay View Terrace Inn was exactly that. The hotel is tucked away in the sweetest neighborhood of elegant Victorian summer homes, which really adds to the feeling of being in another time. Inside the hotel, the staff is friendly and incredibly accommodating. Jocelyn went out of her way to fulfill an odd request for me, which I very much appreciated. Scott made up our room, and it was welcoming, and immaculately clean. We stayed in one of their whirlpool suites, and my habit at other hotels has always been to wipe out the tub with sanitizer wipes. After my first swipe over the jets of the tub here, I saw the wipe still completely clean and realized that I had no need to do anything but relax. The bed was very comfortable, with quality linens trimmed in Victorian details. At the Terrace Inn, there are no "standard issue" hotel fixtures. Everything, from the two antique pianos in the lobby to the lamps on the night tables, seems perfectly at home in this beautiful one hundred year old building. We enjoyed the short walk through the neighborhood to a small private beach on Little Traverse Bay for use by residents of Bay View and guests of the hotel. And breakfast that they included was amazing! We had blueberry pancakes, amazing breakfast casserole, bacon, eggs, sausage, ham...it was enough to make us want to crawl right back up to those comfy beds for a little post-breakfast nap! Thank you so much to The Terrace Inn for making my trip up north so relaxing and memorable. I can't wait to come back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant are located in Bay view, Petoskey, Michigan near Little Traverse Bay in Northwest Michigan. Bay View Association is a National Historic Landmark and Music Campus with programs extending June through August each summer. Petoskey is a charming resort community and the Inn is perfectly situated near all the shops and activities, beach and bike trails. The hotel is vintage 1911 on 3 stories (unfortunately no elevator), 5 main floor rooms, 19 rooms on second and third floor) and a lower apartment formerly a tea room. The restaurant hours vary seasonally and is open to the public for dining, inside and outside. Views from the Terrace are exceptional making it a popular destination on warm evenings. Rooms have many original furnishings, as well as a/c, WiFi and cable TV. All have private bath with shower and some have tub/shower, while suites have jetted bath tubs or whirlpool tubs. Breakfast and daily housekeeping are included. Open year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Terrace Hotel Petoskey