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Stafford's Bay View Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Bay View Inn was a wonderful place to stay. Historic and charming Inn. Staff was welcoming and polite. Very good location close to downtown and water. The food was good and don't miss the complimentary warm sticky buns.

The Bay View Inn is always a great place to stay when in the Petoskey area! Sunday Brunch is a must! We've stayed in a number of different rooms and they have all been very nice. We prefer the bayside!

We had seen an ad for the Bay View Inn and decided to make a short trip up north taking advantage of one of their fall specials. We felt it was a very good value to begin with, but after arriving we were very impressed with everything about the inn from the view to the great beds and quaintness of the inn. The downtown area is rich with shops and restaurants, and there are even more great towns within short drives to keep you busy. The tunnel of trees drive to Cross Village was so relaxing and beautiful even without the trees in full color. We have been raving to all our friends and family since returning, and hope to return in the future with friends.

Very charming, quaint, and quiet. Great views , easy access to surrounding towns. Great breakfasts and dinner. A pleasant place to stay. Was a wonderful spot to visit and catch up on conversations. Will absolutely go again.

Beautiful place, fabulous staff, great location for biking and access to the city. As drop-ins we got the last room and would have stayed an additional night (just to stay there on a sight seeing trip) but they were booked. Reasonably priced and beautifully maintained. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful.

We have stayed at Stafford's Bay View many times and have never been disappointed. The property is well kept and very clean. The staff is outstanding, and I always anticipate the breakfast that comes with the room. It is always delicious!

This was a very pleasant surprise as a final stay of a several day vacation. we were tired when we arrived and appreciated the fact that we could have dinner on site. We sat in the bright cozy sun room and had a drink from the bar prior to dinner and then enjoyed an excellent meal. There is no TV in the rooms, however I was able to satisfy my need for news over hot coffee in the sun room in the morning. It was so pleasant and relaxing that we plan to make it a weekend destination in the future. A very quaint old inn - pleasant staff and wonderful food!

Excellent service; and, a really pleasant day. Wonderful brunch buffet with very good food and selections. Great open bar until 11 PM was nice. Can't say enough good things about staff in this hotel. Thanks

Great experience, will definitely visit again. Have wanted to stay at Stafford's Bay View Inn for a number of years and finally had the opportunity. Truly enjoyed the experience, the service, the history and the ambience.

We visited the Bay View Inn four times over the years and love to return. The grounds and gardens are lovely, the interior meticulously maintained, the service warm and friendly. Eggs Benedict are wonderful, and then there's the cookies on our pillows each night!

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 372 reviews