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Stafford's Bay View Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Wonderful atmosphere! Rooms are very clean and spacious. Delicious breakfast, the sticky rolls are delicious!. Common areas are very cozy! Staff are very attentive to detail. Hope to return again soon.

A Fun and Relaxed weekend with Red Hatters around Michigan, Ohio, and Canada. We were treated like Queens! The meals were wonderful! Rooms very comfortable, View beautiful! Unique shopping near by. Already planning on next years get away!

The Inn is historic with a laid back, relaxed environment. Dinning room looks out over the bay. There is a nice selection of breakfast items, including complementary sticky buns. The dinner dinner buffet has a good selection of items,

We can not express how excellent the staff was in helping us surprise our parents when they thought that they were going on a weekend by themselves. The staff went above & beyond. The accommodations were excellent & also the restaurant (exp. the staff)

Excellent shape of facility. Reminded me of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island without the expense. Well trained staff. Ample parking. Breakfast was included in the price. Loved eating breakfast in a Victorian style restaurant overlooking the bay.

It was a cold, rainy, and windy day. We came in from the cold, sick with the flu. The fire was warmly burning in the fireplace. The receptionist greeted us kindly and checked us in quickly. We will always remember the comfort of that wonderful king size bed with cotton sheets, pillows, and blankets which enveloped us for the rest of that afternoon. It was the next best thing to home for us. We hope to come back when we feel better and can enjoy all that was available.

A friend and I saw an add for this special weekend on MLive and decided to try it. I had never been to a place like this before and was quite delighted at the experience. The little "homey" touches were so welcoming! I will return.

Wonderful experience staying here. Very clean,quaint and cozy. A step back in time and very refreshing as no phones or tvs in rooms. Friendly staff and great breakfast! Would definitely recommend and look forward to staying there again.

I really enjoyed my stay. Good value especially considering prices in the area. Since it was October, we didn’t need to be able to walk to downtown so the 1.5 mile drive was not an issue. A lot bigger place than I anticipated but it had everything we needed. Staff was super friendly and would definitely recommend.

Warm and friendly greeting. The rooms are charming and very clean. The included breakfast pass allowed us to have an incredible breakfast. The walk along the front of the waterfront homes was lovely. Some may not like that you have to go to the library to watch tv with others.

2011 Woodland Ave Petoskey MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located in Bay View within 2 miles (3 km) of Little Traverse History Museum, Stafford's Bay View Inn is within a few miles (5 km) of Bear River Park. This 3-star hotel has 31 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on the beach and also near Petoskey State Park and McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


The 31 rooms are air-conditioned and have free newspapers and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Stafford's Bay View Inn enjoy features like a business center, coffee in a common area, and free use of bicycles. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and express check-out.

Room options

Aster Suite, Jetted Tub, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

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

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Cherry Blossom Suite, Bay View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Trillium, Bay View (Shower/Tub combo)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 428 reviews