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Stafford's Bay View Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staffords Bay View Inn is like stepping back in time, but with excellent customer service. The rooms are uniquely decorated, it has a beautiful lobby and library for lounging or game playing. The breakfast is delicious and they cater to your every need.

Stayed here about a dozen times; fantastic service every time; vibe is between a B&B and rustic inn; if you love chain hotels, this is not the place for you; if you want a well-run historical inn with great service, stay here. Uneven floors? check. Unique, awesome rooms? check. Fabulous breakfast? check. Fantastic views of the bay? check. Will be back again. Definitely.

Very nice, a place with a lot of history and great service. We enjoyed the quietness of the Inn and breakfast was excellent. The atmosphere of the place is the real draw, it is very unique and tranquil.

I've never been to a hotel or resort where every single staff member was so welcoming and friendly! The room was lovely and the breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed the winter sleigh ride and just hanging out in the sunroom.

Bay View is a wonderful place to spend a vacation. All of the staff are attentive and welcoming. The accommodations are exceptional. The Inn has a lot of history and the furnishings are very unique. Breakfast is included every morning and it is delicious.

We spent the weekend with 5 couples from Alma College 71'. The Inn had two great places to gather. The bedrooms were very clean and well decorated. The staff was excellent. Breakfast menu was excellent along with their service.

Cozy, friendly place to stay in a beautiful timeless setting. Attentive staff and great breakfast.Could not ask for anything better. Have stay here many times over the years and its always special. Would highly recommend.

From the moment we walked in the door we knew this was a Special place to stay ,everything was Perfect from the staff, to the food and the view of the bay the fireplace e in the lobby was such a warm touch ! Staff always made us feel welcome like family!

Delightful accommodations with a staff that is very friendly and helpful. They are always at their guests service with a smile. They offer a fantastic breakfast menu with eggs Benedict and their signature sticky buns. Groups can arrange dinner and other food service at the inn during the off season.

Very nice and quiet, Staff was very friendly, food was delicious. Feels like home away from home. Staff was knowledgeable of the area. We stayed here for a weekend ski trip and looking forward to coming back.

2011 Woodland Ave Petoskey MI

Hotel highlights

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

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Little Traverse History Museum, Stafford's Bay View Inn is within 3 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 457 reviews