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This is a charming place with really, really great service. The breakfast was delivered to our room and was delicious.

The little touches, cookies on the bed, morning paper, great breakfast, restaurant is top notch for dinner too!

Very welcoming staff. Very nice lodging. There were cookies on our pillows and the room and furniture were periodically dated to give an old time romentic atmosphere. They gave us a free sunday brunch too. Very nice.

Great hotel. The staff is outstanding, property is beautify.

The staff was great. My only complaint was the bed was too soft for me. Our room was right by the road &you could hear traffic all night.

This was a nostalgic trip sine losing my husband and it couldn’t have been nicer!

Great location, great staff, great breakfast, lunch, and dinners

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The grounds are beautiful and the porches inviting to sit and enjoy the beautiful view.

We planned a weekend visit and picked the Stafford Bay View Inn. The hotel was in a great location. The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful with finding dining, shopping and guidance on what to see. The breakfast was exceptional. Could not have picked a better place to say to take in the charm of the area. The hotel is much like a bed and breakfast with a quaint environment and "hotel" resources. Great place. Will return!

Friendly staff, individual room decor, ammendies made the visit very relaxing.

We only stayed one night, but it was great!! Only negative was that the attached restaurant (and many others in the area) are not open Sundays - which was the day we were there.

I would not stay here again. The staff was not friendly at all. Waited to check in for about 5 minutes while the one staff at reception was on the phone. The room was not the one we booked & when I pointed this out, they offered to switch us to a different room for another $100!?! We listened to the sound of traffic all night because our room faced the busy road and not the lake which is why we stayed there in the first place. The "free" breakfast was worse than McDonald's. I ordered the quiche and it looked & tasted like it was frozen, then thawed in a microwave.

If you're looking for a hotel with something special, this is it! Be prepared to forgoe the joys of a tv and refrigerator in your room though. The inn's historical feel is apparent right from the get go. It's beautifully taken care of and offers a great, welcoming feel.

Woodland Ave Petoskey MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Stafford's Bay View Inn places you next to Lake Michigan and within a 3 miles (5 km) of Little Traverse History Museum. This 3-star hotel has 31 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

All 31 air-conditioned rooms feature free newspapers, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Stafford's Bay View Inn enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free use of bicycles, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Cherry Blossom Suite

1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Aster Suite, Jetted Tub, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Primrose Room (shower/tub combo)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 3

Cherry Blossom Suite, Bay View

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Stafford's Bay View Inn

Everyone (14) Couples (7) Family (2)
4
Everyone

By on Mar 19, 2021

5
Partner Couples

This is a charming place with really, really great service. The breakfast was delivered to our room and was delicious.

By , from East Lansing, MI on Jan 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Jan 17, 2021

Hi, Erica! Thank you for choosing our property for your visit to Petoskey. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast, and we thank you for your compliment regarding the "great" service. We hope to see you again soon!

5
Partner Couples

By on Oct 25, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Nov 25, 2019

5
Partner Couples

The little touches, cookies on the bed, morning paper, great breakfast, restaurant is top notch for dinner too!

By on Nov 11, 2019

5
Partner Couples

Very welcoming staff. Very nice lodging. There were cookies on our pillows and the room and furniture were periodically dated to give an old time romentic atmosphere. They gave us a free sunday brunch too. Very nice.

By on Oct 20, 2019

5
Partner Couples

Great hotel. The staff is outstanding, property is beautify.

By on Sep 28, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Aug 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 15, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to do our survey and choosing us as your vacation destination. We appreciate the positive feedback. We do hope you will stay with us again.

4
Family

The staff was great. My only complaint was the bed was too soft for me. Our room was right by the road &you could hear traffic all night.

By on Aug 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 9, 2019

Thank you for taking time to review our property. We are pleased to read both the positive feedback and the areas for needed improvement in the details of your review.

5
Everyone

By on Jun 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to rate us. We do hope you will stay again another time!

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