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Bay Inn of Petoskey

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I wanted to right this review because the Bay Inn of Petoskey EXCEEDED my expectations. The room was clean and comfortable. No great shakes but I put value on simple elegance. Clean, great location, and a view worth a million bucks overlooking Little Traverse Bay. Vern & Shirley helped us with a small (but important) favor that reminded me of the days where the owners were always there to help if you needed it. In contrast, the corporate versions of an "inn" are a joke in comparison to Vern & Shirley's place. Highly recommended. 5 Stars.

Just off the beaten path and very clean and quiet. Very friendly and COMPETENT staff. Wonderful hotel that I'd love to visit again!

We wanted to be near Petoskey for dinner at Chandler's and to visit the town. The Inn is just outside town. The balcony outside the room has a great view of the bay.

Great view of Little Traverse Bay. Good price. Nice room.

The view was splendid, across a busy street from the Bay. Lots of traffic noise and bright lights outside the window/door. It was so bright in the room that it was difficult to sleep. If you like a dark, quiet room to sleep in, this place is not for you. Furnishings clean, but old.

Everything about this hotel is great! The room service was nice, the owners were great and the rooms themselves were wonderful. Only "bad" thing is when US-31 gets busy it can be a pain to turn into and out of. This is a fantastic place for the price!

As long as this motel remains very cheap, compared to other hotels in the area, I recommend it. It is no frills, but has a good location, comfortable rooms, and is reasonably priced.

No heat, and no breakfast was available. The hotel put up a sign at 8am that said be back at 9am. No breakfast at all. Rooms were clean, but not having heat in Northern Michigan after driving 4 hours in a total whiteout of snow was unacceptable. Called hotel right after checkout in the morning, the owner did not offer any compensation. All that was said "call us before you come again and we'll make sure the heat works". There will not be a next time. Thank you!

This is a comfortable motel at a very fair price.

Lovely, clean & affordable rooms. Sunset over Lake Michigan & Little Traverse Bay was beautiful. Nice outdoor sitting patio to look over the water & relax outside our room. Bike path to Petosky & Charlevoix across the street. Wish we would of had our bikes. Took in the nearby casino for fun & toured downtown Petosky. Location is nearby the ski resorts also. Wow, what a find.

Beautiful senic setting Coffee pot was in room, but wasn't told we had to ask for it at the office. Was very nice.

2445 Charlevoix Ave US-31 Petoskey MI

Room options

Standard room with 1 Queen and 1 Double

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Bay Inn of Petoskey

Everyone (1) Couples (6) Business (2) Family (1) Other (1)
5

vern & shirley are great inn keeper's!

Everyone
View from our Room!

I wanted to right this review because the Bay Inn of Petoskey EXCEEDED my expectations. The room was clean and comfortable. No great shakes but I put value on simple elegance. Clean, great location, and a view worth a million bucks overlooking Little Traverse Bay. Vern & Shirley helped us with a small (but important) favor that reminded me of the days where the owners were always there to help if you needed it. In contrast, the corporate versions of an "inn" are a joke in comparison to Vern & Shirley's place. Highly recommended. 5 Stars.

By , from Indiana on Oct 17, 2016

5

best hotel for tranquility

Couples

Just off the beaten path and very clean and quiet. Very friendly and COMPETENT staff. Wonderful hotel that I'd love to visit again!

By on Oct 11, 2015

4

very pleasant

Couples

We wanted to be near Petoskey for dinner at Chandler's and to visit the town. The Inn is just outside town. The balcony outside the room has a great view of the bay.

By on Jul 31, 2014

4

scenic getaway

BusinessTravelers

Great view of Little Traverse Bay. Good price. Nice room.

By on Oct 9, 2013

2

nice view, but the rest not the best

Couples

The view was splendid, across a busy street from the Bay. Lots of traffic noise and bright lights outside the window/door. It was so bright in the room that it was difficult to sleep. If you like a dark, quiet room to sleep in, this place is not for you. Furnishings clean, but old.

By on Jul 24, 2012

4

great place to stay

Couples

Everything about this hotel is great! The room service was nice, the owners were great and the rooms themselves were wonderful. Only "bad" thing is when US-31 gets busy it can be a pain to turn into and out of. This is a fantastic place for the price!

By on Jul 2, 2011

4

nice place to stay, for the price.

Singles

As long as this motel remains very cheap, compared to other hotels in the area, I recommend it. It is no frills, but has a good location, comfortable rooms, and is reasonably priced.

By on Jan 8, 2011

1

bay inn

BusinessTravelers

No heat, and no breakfast was available. The hotel put up a sign at 8am that said be back at 9am. No breakfast at all. Rooms were clean, but not having heat in Northern Michigan after driving 4 hours in a total whiteout of snow was unacceptable. Called hotel right after checkout in the morning, the owner did not offer any compensation. All that was said "call us before you come again and we'll make sure the heat works". There will not be a next time. Thank you!

By on Dec 12, 2010

5

nice place to stay, for the price.

Couples

This is a comfortable motel at a very fair price.

By on Dec 9, 2010

5

beautiful sunset views over lake mi

Couples

Lovely, clean & affordable rooms. Sunset over Lake Michigan & Little Traverse Bay was beautiful. Nice outdoor sitting patio to look over the water & relax outside our room. Bike path to Petosky & Charlevoix across the street. Wish we would of had our bikes. Took in the nearby casino for fun & toured downtown Petosky. Location is nearby the ski resorts also. Wow, what a find.

By on Jun 11, 2010