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 is located in the Bay View Association near Petoskey, Michigan near Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay. The Inn has been in continuous operation since 1911 with a restaurant on site and more recently a full bar. Bay View is a Summer Chautauqua and part of the National Movement that began in the late 1800's when culture and a holistic approach and bringing it to the people was as important then as it is now. Transportation was by railroad and ferry as cars were not popularly utilized until the 1930's in this area. The Inn has 38 rooms on four stories. The main floor has 5 rooms, the second and third floor 19 rooms and the lower level tea room was converted to a pet friendly apartment in 2014. The Inn must maintain historic preservation guidelines..therefore all windows/glass is original with ropes, dressers are 1910 and original, many iron bed frames are authentic and air conditioners are in the windows except the dining room which has a mini-split unit. Rooms have electric heaters built in the walls and some suites were created from 2 rooms joined together. Wifi has been updated, small LCD TV's added and private bathrooms in all room. Suites have jetted tubs, mini-frig, microwave, and coffeemakers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Terrace Hotel Petoskey