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Stafford's Bay View Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

a unique change from the normal hotels , treat you as royalty. it was a peaceful weekend. my only wish was that we could have taken the sleigh ride which is why we went here in the first place. the weather has to be about perfect before it will run.

Great place to stay - great view of the bay, great complementary drinks, great service. Breakfast was amazing! Did a puzzle and read in the library. Room was very spacious. Amenities were good and the hotel was very clean.

We always return to experience this peaceful historic Inn. The minute you walk in the door, you are enveloped in the comfortable warmth of elegance. Friendly helpful guest services. Quality linens. Cleanliness. Great views from every room.

My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Stafford’s is a very quaint place to stay. The Stafford is part of local history and very interesting place to stay. Staff is very friendly. Breakfast is awesome!!

We started coming up to the Inn June of 2000. We came up for our honeymoon. We always come up over New Years. It's a great place to relax and unwind. You do not even have to leave if you do not want to. So much to do in the area. We have met alot of great people. The Inn staff is awesome.

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 456 reviews