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4.6 out of 5

"This property had a lot of character and was in an incredible location. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 08 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant

On the beach

At this Petoskey hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Lake Michigan and 3 miles (5 km) of Little Traverse History Museum. Petoskey State Park and Bear River Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Free self parking, a garden, and a library are also offered.

Free WiFi

The 31 guestrooms offer free WiFi, free newspapers, and hair dryers. Ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries are also available.

Primrose Room (shower only)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$109* Per night/room Jun 3 - Jun 4

Trillium, Bay View (Shower/Tub combo)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cherry Blossom Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Aster Suite, Jetted Tub, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Forget-Me-Not Suite, Jetted Tub, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Trilium, Bay View (shower only)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Stafford's Bay View Inn ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Stafford's Bay View Inn

Everyone (7) Couples (2) Family (3)
4 out of 5
This property had a lot of character and was in an incredible location.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 12, 2020 by Stacey

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our special property and that you were also able to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. We look forward to seeing you again at Stafford's Bay View Inn.

3 out of 5
We did not love the food, my wife had a whitefish for dinner that was dried out and carrot cake that tasted like it had been in the fridge for a week. Also, when you advertise a room as lake view and you can’t actually see the lake from the bedroom it’s misleading, especially at 350 a night. The room itself was spotless and the staff was incredible, so it’s not as if the entire experience was bad. My wife had wanted to stay here for years and I decided to bring her for her birthday and it just didn’t meet our expectations. Also, while not the fault of the Inn, we frequently were stared down by the majority of the guests that were older as if we didn’t belong there. We are in our 30s and I have never had so many people look like at me like I should be carrying their luggage and not sitting on the patio enjoying a cocktail beside them. Overall, I would recommend the rooms to my parents, but probably not my friends in my age demographic.

Posted by on Aug 24, 2019

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5 out of 5
Just lovely, beautifully decorated, charming, extremely nice staff. And cherry chocolate cookies in the room!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 28, 2019 by mm

Thank you for the positive feedback! We enjoy hearing what our guests loved about our Inn. We hope you will come visit us again!

4 out of 5

Posted by on May 26, 2019

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May 26, 2019 by MAN

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to review our Inn and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
we love the quaintness of the Inn. It is conveniently located to some great bike paths and close to downtown.

Posted by on May 22, 2019

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May 25, 2019 by MM

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback! We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future!

5 out of 5
The staff was very welcoming and the room was very clean and cozy.

Posted by , from mi on Jan 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 12, 2019 by BVI

Thank you for your recent visit and for your very kind review!!!

5 out of 5
Lovely old hotel, Great breakfast deal, Good location

Posted by on Jan 5, 2019

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Jan 7, 2019 by MM

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We're so glad you had a great time at the Inn.

5 out of 5

Cozy and comfortable

We loved everything about this hotel. I stayed there back in the 70s and trust me there is no comparison. It is now refurbished and done well. Comfy beds pillows and atmosphere. Will definitely go back. No TVs in rooms which is totally cool with me. Cute library with kids corner on second floor.

Posted by , from Royal Oak MI on Feb 28, 2018

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5 out of 5

Excellent

Beautiful, charming, excellent service. We were there with two kids, age 7 and 9, who enjoyed playing cards and other games in the library.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

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5 out of 5

Can't wait to go back

Pros: Everything, very peaceful and relaxing.
Location: We had wanted to do some biking, and it is located right on a major bike path. There is also skiing and golfing in the area.
My wife had wanted to stay here for some time, but we never could work it into our travel plans. Going forward we will schedule around being able to stay there. Staff was more than friendly, room was very comfortable and the restaurant was delicious. Lots of sitting room available for reading and watching TV.

Posted by , from grand rapids, mi on Sep 25, 2015

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About the Stafford's Bay View Inn

Location 2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A library, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Stafford's Bay View Inn. Self parking is free. This 3-star Petoskey hotel is smoke free.

  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) (29 km / 18 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Stafford's Bay View Inn offers 31 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and hair dryers. This Petoskey hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Stafford's Bay View Inn has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include complimentary bicycles.

  • Free bicycles on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.00 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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.

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.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Stafford's Bay View Inn Petoskey
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  • Stafford's Bay View
  • Stafford`s Bay View Hotel Petoskey
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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.