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4.1 out of 5

"The room was pleasant with a great view of the water from the second floor. Unfortunately the road noise was a distraction. It might've been quieter o ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 09 Oct 2020

Hotel Description

Golf guest house near McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital

In Petoskey

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Petoskey guesthouse, you'll find McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and Bear River Park. Little Traverse History Museum and Odawa Casino are also within 3 miles (5 km).


This guesthouse doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 15 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include premium bedding and free local calls.

One queen bed nonsmoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$59* Per night/room Jan 28 - Jan 29

Standard room with 1 Queen and 1 Double

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bay Inn of Petoskey ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bay Inn of Petoskey

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Business (1)
4 out of 5
The room was pleasant with a great view of the water from the second floor. Unfortunately the road noise was a distraction. It might've been quieter on the first floor. The shower was also very narrow and could've benefited from a curved curtain rod.

Posted by , from Ann arbor mi on Oct 9, 2020

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4 out of 5
It was the little things like real coffee cups and wine glasses instead of styrofoam. Very friendly staff and a great view.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 20, 2019 by Shirley

We appreciate your review. It's so nice when guests appreciate our efforts to provide our guests access to real coffee mugs and wine glasses! We are a small independent vintage Inn...quite unique these days with views of Lake Michigan that can spoil anyone. So please travel safe and return soon! Shirley and Verne, owners

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 26, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 27, 2019 by Shirley

Thank you for the great review! We love having guests who appreciate the efforts that go into running a independent Inn...clean, comfortable and the best views of Lake Michigan from every guest room. Safe travels, Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners

4 out of 5

Comfortable and convenient

Some things are dated but this is a well kept motel. Any negatives are really just nit picky.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 10, 2018 by Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners

Thank you, Verne and I hope you return soon. Happy trails.

3 out of 5


Very expensive for what you get. Room is very small and children were afraid of the many bugs inside the room. The view was gorgeous, location convenient and solitary.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017

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3 out of 5

Beautiful view at Bay Inn

Bay Inn provides a beautiful view of Little Traverse Bay but I really think I paid too much for a very uncomfortable bed. The owner checked us in and he is friendly and welcoming. The motel is straight out of the 70's though including those rock hard mattresses of that era! The place is extremely clean and well maintained. If the view is most important to you...this is you place. Also know that this is not on the water. It is on a hill across a busy highway from the bay but an unobstructed view of the entire bay.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice, quaint hotel with a view of the Bay

Pros: The view, décor, privacy, easy payment options
Cons: I ended up with several bed-bug bites. Also, website said free continental breakfast but the manager said that was granola bars
Location: Very close to shopping, walking by the bay & pier, restaurants
Our stay was quite positive, other than a couple of things. Great view of the lake/water, easy to locate, friendly service

Posted by , from Spring Lake, MI on Sep 7, 2016

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4 out of 5

Older motel, clean, nice views

It was on the high price side for what it is, but it was clean and had all necessary things

Posted by , from birch run, mi on Jul 17, 2016

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4 out of 5

Across from the bay, reasonable view

Rooms are very clean. Spartan decor, thin sheets and blankets. Warm enough in the winter though.

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016

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5 out of 5

Awesome View !

A Mother/Daughter Trip...our plan was "not" to stay in any chain accommodations.....This property was A+, a great central location for many sites. Inn Keeper lives onsite and maintains the Inn as if they stayed there themselves ! Clean and homey ..... View from the room was beautiful.

Posted by , from MI/NE on Aug 9, 2015

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Property Features

As a guest of Bay Inn of Petoskey, you'll find a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This Petoskey guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) (34.8 km / 21.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bay Inn of Petoskey offers 15 accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Petoskey guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Bay Inn Petoskey
  • Bay Inn
  • Bay Petoskey
  • Bay Inn of Petoskey Petoskey
  • Bay Inn of Petoskey Guesthouse
  • Bay Inn of Petoskey Guesthouse Petoskey

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.