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Stafford's Bay View Inn

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We traveled to Bay View with a group to perform in the Bay View concert series. While there we stayed at Stafford's Bay View Inn, a classic resort hotel that takes you back to the days when people traveled to destinations just to relax in a restful environment. Our room was very comfortable with a view of Lake Michigan. Food... More 

Thank Bluefield007
Dearborn, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

So I went here with my girlfriend in the month of February mainly to ski at boyne highlands. Stayed here for 2 nights and took the couples sweet room with whirlpool and fire pit, the view from our room was beautiful facing Lake Michigan. Hotel staff was very friendly and polite. It's a very different experience to stay here and... More 

Thank Rohan G
Shelby Township
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

What a fabulous and restful stay. We met friends this Memorial Day weekend for some R&R in the Petoskey area and we stayed at our favorite Inn (Stafford's Bay View). While we have stayed at the Inn several times, our friends had not and they were totally impressed. What better way to unwind then to sit on the terrace looking... More 

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Bellaire, Michigan
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124 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We spent the night for my birthday and found it quite charming. We had a primrose room which overlooked the street. The decor was lovely and the room clean and tidy. Breakfast was included and we were allowed to order from a menu.

Thank Saluki66686
Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This elegant inn built in the late 1800s is charmingly reminicent of a bygone era yet it features all the modern conveniences and amenities you could want - comfy beds, free wifi, A/C Etc. There are no TVs or phones in the rooms - but who needs them - after all you're on vacation! You won't go hungry either. Don't... More 

Thank drsebree
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This longstanding Victorian inn has been serving visitors to northern Michigan for generations. It has been superbly maintained, the staff is extremely professional and courteous, and rates are very reasonable. We would stay again in a heartbeat.

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Highland, Michigan
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The inn was built in 1886 and is charming. The rooms and baths are up to date but still maintain a feel of any era gone by. We were on the top floor and had a study/den down the hall that was very comfortable to sit and read or watch tv. The rooms do not have tv's in them. The... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The best Sunday brunch you will find up north. Hand carved roast turkey and ham with an unbelievable selection of other dishes such as crepes,whitefish,eggs Benedict,bacon, eggs,and an unbelievable selection of cold salads and cheeses with homemade sticky buns,strawberries and cream. Then there is dessert table if you dare to eat one more bite. There is much more to eat... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

My wife and I celebrated our 15-year anniversary here. Staff was excellent and welcoming. The view of the bay is beautiful. The room was ready and clean and didn't include a TV, which we appreciated. This little game room with coffee and a TV was just down the hall. The breakfast was excellent. Would definitely recommend for a romantic getaway.

Thank RaleighNCTraveller
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Just had our second stay here. This time for my wife's birthday. The staff is so friendly we felt like this was our 20th stay! Their Saturday night winter buffet was offered in the dining room so we invited friends of ours who were also visiting Petoskey to join us for dinner. Was not an elaborate buffet but everything was... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stafford's Bay View Inn offers guests the grace and romance of a bygone era, set against the exquisite views of Little Traverse Bay. Some of Northern Michigan's finest dining can be experienced in our Roselawn Dining Room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stafford's Bay View Inn

Address: 2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
Region: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Petoskey
Price Range: RM531 - RM982 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stafford's Bay View Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Another good point - there are no TVs in the rooms. There are large screen TVs in the library and the common room off the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles TRA2sticks, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room high enough and on the proper side to see Lake Huron.”
 of 5 bubbles Trip-Review01, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Quiet with great view”
 of 5 bubbles Iamvictorious, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No television in the rooms. Bring water shoes if you plan to swim here--smooth rocky bottom. Bikes are available at the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles BradandGina, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for lake view room.”
 of 5 bubbles Banker081633, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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