Recognized by GOLF magazine as a Gold Award Premier Resort and Travel + Leisure magazine as one of The World's Best Hotels, The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort rekindles the romance and style of the great turn-of-the-century Northern Michigan lakeside inns. The Inn at Bay Harbor enchants guests with spectacular Lake Michigan views, world-class service in the Petoskey Michigan area. 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom suites, designed with cottage-style elegance is ideal for a romantic retreat, girlfriends getaway or relaxing sanctuary from the everyday. Guests can dine lakeside in Sagamore's Dining Room or relax in the South American Grille and Wine Bar. The resort features 45 holes of championship Michigan golf, The Spa at the Inn at Bay Harbor, a private Lake Michigan waterfront and an outdoor swimming pool for summer use. Serene surroundings, complemented by functional meeting facilities and innovative catering, make northern Michigan's premier lakeside resort an ideal destination for any occasion.
A celebration of American cuisine prepared with a regional flair and served in a lakeside dining room that offers spectacular views. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
The South American Grille and Wine Bar
Reflecting the classic elegance of a famed Great Lakes cruise ship, this lounge offers a variety of wines by the glass and classic cocktails.
The Inn Cafe
A perfect place for a casual bite, Starbucks coffee, espresso and ice cream
The Cabana Bar
A relaxing spot to enjoy casual poolside fare and tropical cocktails in season
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
Review of The Inn at Bay Harbor Renaissance Lake Michigan Golf Resort
Jan 1, 2011
Read this before staying here!
I have worked in the hospitality industry for over 12 years and I have stayed in resorts all over the U.S. In those 12 years I have also worked at the Inn at Bay Harbor. I would like to share a few things with you to help you make the best of your
stay. When you make a reservation ask if the bed is a standard bed or a murphy bed. The murphy beds aren't horrible but, most guests prefer to have a standard bed that doesn't pull out of the wall. If you plan on spending a lot of time in your room ask for a lake view, but if you like to spend most of your day exploring the area or playing golf don't sweat it. If you plan on arriving to the hotel before 4 o'clock call ahead and let the front desk know. If you call ahead the staff will put your room at the top of the list to be ready for arrival. Don't be afraid to ask for an upgrade! If the hotel is busy one might not be available, but it is definitely worth a shot. The Master suite is a great room, in the mid price range! If you have a larger group and plan on entertaining check out the tower suites, they have a huge living area with lock off bed rooms. The hotel has two restaurants the "South American" and "Sagamores". The food is great, but there are a couple other hidden gems you should try as well. Check out Chandlers and City Park Grill in Petoskey, Cafe Sante in Boyne City. If you want to grab something casual, go to the Side Door Saloon in Petoskey, best burgers around. The front desk has copies of all the menus. If you golf the Bay Harbor Golf Club is a must hit track. Other courses to check out are The Hills at Boyne Highlands, Little Traverse Bay Golf Club, True North, and Hidden River Golf Club. I love to play golf and the courses I listed are the best of the best in Northern Michigan. Ladies, the spa at the Inn is amazing. If you are staying at the Inn during the summer months ask about the complementary chair massages on Fridays in the lobby. Most people don't know this but, the Hotel offers free bike rentals as well. There is a bike path that runs from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs and passes through the Bay Harbor property. Take a ride the Houses, Land scape, and views are amazing. Speaking of amazing views, check out the terrace at the Perry Hotel in down town Petoskey, it is the best view in town for sunsets and hardly anyone knows about it.