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Beautiful view of the lake. Friendly staff. No Wifi. I'd like to see compliance with wearing masks.

We stayed here on our honeymoon 54 years ago. We enjoyed our stay. It has a beautiful view of the bay. Nice decor, and very clean. The manager was very friendly and helpful.

nice hotel close to town great view of travers bay

Staff was difficult and testy. If you want coffee you need to pick it up in office along with the cups and carry them up the stairs along with your suitcases. No second trip allow.. No soap or shampoo provided. Lights and hairdryer did not work. Old but serviceable room. Felt like you were back 50 years. No respect for protecting your information.

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.

Charlevoix Ave Petoskey MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital is within a mile (2 km) of Bay Inn of Petoskey, and other popular sites like Bear River Park are within a couple of miles (3 km). The 15 rooms at this guesthouse include balconies, flat-screen TVs, and premium bedding.


Rooms

All 15 individually decorated rooms provide balconies or patios and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding.


Property features

Bay Inn of Petoskey features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a terrace. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide front-desk service during limited hours. Other amenities at this golf guesthouse include a picnic area and a garden.

Room options

Standard room with 1 Queen and 1 Double

1 Double Bed | 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

One queen bed nonsmoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Bay Inn of Petoskey

Everyone (5) Couples (7) Business (2) Family (2) Other (1)
4
Everyone

By on Sep 28, 2020

4
Family

Beautiful view of the lake. Friendly staff. No Wifi. I'd like to see compliance with wearing masks.

By on Aug 31, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 1, 2020

Thanks for staying at Bay Inn of Petoskey. We do have wifi, cable TV, small refrig. and micowaves in every guest room. We do require masks at checkin. Please let us know of any concerns you have while staying at our little Inn overlooking Lake Michigan. Safe Travels, Shirley and Verne, owners

5
Everyone

By on Sep 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 2, 2019

Thank you for your 5 out of 5 star review.. We appreciate your review and will share with our staff as we work daily to provide clean and comfortable guest rooms with reasonable rates. Falls are beautiful with the changing colors over-looking Lake Michigan..Come back soon. Till we meet again....Safe Travels, Shirley and Verne, owners

4
Partner Couples

We stayed here on our honeymoon 54 years ago. We enjoyed our stay. It has a beautiful view of the bay. Nice decor, and very clean. The manager was very friendly and helpful.

By on Jul 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 2, 2019

Wonderful and Congratulations of your Anniversary. We lover returning guests who appreciate our small Vintage Inn over-looking Lake Michigan, not to mention the Sunsets...so beautiful! We will share with staff who work daily to provide clean and comfortable guest rooms. Safe Travels, Shirley and Verne, owners

5
Everyone

nice hotel close to town great view of travers bay

By on Dec 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 13, 2018

Thanks for the 5 star review. Will share with staff! Winters scenes over-looking Lake Michigan from our guest rooms .....so wonderful. Return soon. Safe travels, Shirley and Verne Osterlund

2
Everyone

Staff was difficult and testy. If you want coffee you need to pick it up in office along with the cups and carry them up the stairs along with your suitcases. No second trip allow.. No soap or shampoo provided. Lights and hairdryer did not work. Old but serviceable room. Felt like you were back 50 years. No respect for protecting your information.

By on Aug 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 18, 2018

It's hard to respond to a "Anonymous Review".... we can fix anything if we know about an issue. Verne and I are hands on owners and along with staff work daily to provide clean and comfortable guest rooms at reasonable rates. All guest rooms over-look Lake Michigan, with premium mattresses, white linens, cable TV, wifi, microwaves, small refrig., with picture windows for viewing Lake Michigan, plus 2 levels of patios. We take pride in owning our classic, Vintage, Bay Inn of Petoskey...in the historic area of Petoskey.

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

Business

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

By on Oct 9, 2013

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