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.
- 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