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Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 8 Petoskey B&B and Inns
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“A pleasant place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

This inn is located in a quiet area that abounds with lovely, grand old homes, shadowed by trees--a truly lovely setting from a bygone era. We enjoyed our overnight stay in the Terrace Inn, room 309. The queen-sized bed was comfortable; the furniture included night stands, sofa, side chair. The sofa and side chair were typically uncomfortable, as are most styles for that period of time--I promptly clobbered my elbow on a wood piece that jutted out from the arm of the chair, as my husband did a bit later. Some book shelves afforded reading material for any who might be interested. The carpeted room was immaculate; the housekeeper had vacuumed right to the edges--something that is often lacking in hotels. The tiled floor in kitchen and bathroom was beautiful and there was a Jaccuzi, microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker.

Breakfast in the dining room was delicious, and several choices were available. The waiter was prompt and friendly. We recommend sitting near the windows and taking time to meet some of the other diners. We met some couples who made the breakfast even more pleasant!

Downsides: The bathroom door is louvered, which means that there is little privacy. There was a space under one window frame so that we had to stuff tissues in the gap to ensure that no insects entered. The room stayed pleasantly cool overnight because we left one window raised halfway. The other window had no screen, so raising the window wasn't an option. It it had been a hot night, we might have had a problem.

The housekeeper had forgotten to leave coffee and creamer, lotion, and bath soap, but the front desk cheerfully, and apologetically, provided these items. The young ladies at the front desk were polite, helpful and friendly. All in all, we could recommend this inn.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

The Terrace Inn is clean, quiet, and cute. We stayed our first night in a room with two comfortable twin beds and a nice sized bathroom with a small shower. The room adjoined to the neighboring room, which allowed us to hear our neighbor’s discussions. We had a queen sized bedroom the second night with no doors to our neighbors (no noise!). The breakfast was basic and good: eggs, potatoes, toast, fruit, bacon, coffee, OJ, and tea. The neighborhood is very cute with many Victorian homes, parks, and close to the bay. The inn is about 2 miles from the downtown (short bike ride or drive). I would consider staying here again next time I visit Petoskey.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

The Terrace Inn is a lovely inn-charming, well-restored and tastefully decorated. We stayed in a very comfortable King Suite with microwave, refrigerator and little sink. The bathroom was huge and very clean. Patti, the innkeeper was extremely helpful and accommodated special requests very graciously as did the rest of the staff who were all very pleasant. Dinner on the beautiful terrace was very good--planked white fish-- and the pastry chef is wonderful--we shared a delicious fresh raspberry pie and enjoyed her ginger walnut scones in the tea room the next day. The public sitting area and the front porch are comfortable and we enjoyed relaxing there in the evening. The only suggestion for improvement would be the buffet breakfast. Apart from fresh fruit there was not much else that was healthy. Some good fresh whole grain bread, some muesli/granola and plain non-fat yoghurt would be a plus for those guests who are health conscious. The inn is well-situated --within walking distance to Petoskey and very close to the state park. We liked the homey, cosy atmosphere and we will definitely return

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

The man (I dare wouldn't say Gentleman) who answered the phone was extremely rude. I have previously stayed at the B&B and enjoyed every moment of the stay. Actually looking forward to returning this year, until this phone conversation. I will never stay here again, which is unfortunate because I do feel it is a great place to escape too.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

I was apprehensive about this place seeing it only had a 2.5 star rating but it far exceeded my expectations. I got the jacuzzi suite on my floor which was a huge value at only $199. My family got other rooms (queen suite and queen standard rooms) which weren't quite as nice but we were very comfortable with a huge jacuzzi bath, large closet, sitting area, king bed, and kitchenette with coffee pot, microwave, and small fridge.

The place itself was really charming and the terrace was lovely for an evening meal. The location was also really nice - close to the water, a short drive from downtown, and it a very quiet and walkable neighborhood.

The only downside was that there was no elevator and the food options were limited at the restaurant for dinner. Also, the air-conditioning was extremely loud. Regardless, it was still a great place to stay if you want a slower pace and the charm of a 1911 inn at a fantastic value.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Hoover, AL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

My sister and I spent two nights here in July to just get away. We enjoyed going "back in time" 100 years! Our room, with twin iron beds, was perfect - small by today's standards but very clean, as was the bathroom. We enjoyed our two dinners at the hotel - one on the porch and the other in the dining room, due to the inclement weather. We enjoyed Chicken Hemmingway the first night and split the Planked Whitefish the second. The inn is really located in Bayview - a quaint Victorian community through which we enjoyed walking during the day and at night. For breakfast at the inn, we each received a $10.00 voucher towards breakfast. Breakfast on the porch each morning was very pleasant. All the help at the inn were very friendly and helpful and the service at all meals was excellent. We would definitely return!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

My former college roomate and I met here for a girls weekend. The inn is nestled in a Bayview neighborhood among the many quaint old summer homes. Our rooms were charming and well maintained. I stayed in the Hemingway room and enjoyed the lierary theme but would choose another room next time since the bathroom was a bit cramped. The staff was very attentive. Breakfasts were good, but nothing special. We dined here one evening, and just had soup and salad since we had a large lunch. The salad and cocktails were good, the whitefish chowder was bland. We would both stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant
Address: 1549 Glendale Ave, P. O. Box 266, Petoskey, MI 49770-5021
Location: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Petoskey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Petoskey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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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