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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Outdated decor but clean room :) Friendly staff. We arrived after office hours and they had our key taped to the office door with a Welcome note :) Close to downtown Petosky which offers some nice shopping and eateries.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

This a mom and pop place. When they retired this is what they wanted to do! Yes it is dated, but this place is very clean. The beds, pillows are very comfortable. Plenty of linens. Microwave and refrigerator. The view is great! There was so many clouds we did not have a good sunset! That was disappointing! Between Charlevoix, which...

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon wkend. Called the owners 2 wks. Prior to see if I could get roses and champagne in our room as a surprise. They were so happy to do so for me. They put us in the end room for privacy. What a GREAT room. Very clean!! We would leave for breakfast and come back...

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were looking for something away from the chain hotels. This is across street from Lake . There awe chairs outside and you can view the water. The owner makes every effort to make your stay good. Free wifi, refrigerator, microwave, clean rooms and bath, hair dryer, etc. While it's not modern, it's something your would see in Maine. We...

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went up to see fall foliage and I guess everyone else did too. Hotels were pretty full and pricey. This hotel is a small and simple old-time motel but clean. Looks over Lake Michigan. We needed a knife and owner was nice to go get us one to borrow from his home.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Lovely little motel, beautiful views, good prices. Didn't really consider the rooms dated, but more retro in decor. Gentleman who checked us in was very nice, very funny and very helpful. Beds were comfortable and room was very clean. No problems with the wi-fi or facilities. Would absolutely stay there again if we are ever in that area.

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Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review

THANK YOU! Verne and I and staff appreciate your positive review of Bay Inn of Petoskey. As a small independent we work very hard to provide our guests with clean, comfortable guest rooms at reasonable rates. This year we have purchased new mattresses, bed linens and always new towels. Our guests rooms are retro in décor, which adds to the...

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Two days before we're scheduled to arrive - after finding boarding for the dogs and arranging kid care - they call to say they can't honor our reservation. No apology. Just an excuse that they had an "over-booking" issue. Not sure if it's deliberate over-booking (aka "the airline model") or simple incompetence. Either way, it means there's no time to...

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Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review

This did not happen at Bay Inn of Petoskey. This person has the wrong place. We do have other motels/hotels/Inn's with the word Bay in their names. I have requested Trip Advisor verify this incorrect information ASAP and delete this review as this did not happen at Bay Inn of Petoskey. Thank you. Shirley Osterlund, owner BAY INN Of Petoskey

Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are on a budget, this may be the place for you. Across the street from the bay and the bike path. Room has a microwave and refrigerator. Room could be cleaner. Towels have been updated recently but sheets are old (and our sheets had a couple of hairs -yuk) Sham on pillows were dirty (about 3 shades darker...

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Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review

Bay Inn of Petoskey this year, 2016, purchased new mattresses, box springs, white bed linens and towels. We take great pride in providing clean and comfortable guest rooms at reasonable rates. Verne and I are hands on owners and along with our staff will handle any issue immediately, but we need to be told in order to make any correction...

bobm128
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I stayed at the Bay Inn of Petoskey in July. I was in town for a family emergency at the nearby hospital. I booked on Travelocity the night before my trip for a decent rate. Upon arriving, they had no record of the reservation - and upon rechecking my Travelocity account, it looks like the reservation didn't didn't get sent...

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Troy, Michigan
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Five stars for location and friendly staff. The rooms are old. The carpet was rippled. They do not wash the comforters because our room wasn't ready and I saw them put the used ones back on. The free breakfast is a granola bar and coffee which you have to make in your room. Our nonsmoking room smelled like smoke. We...

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Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not appreciate our Vintage Inn- Bay Inn of Petoskey. Our staff plus Verne & I work very hard to provide clean and comfortable guest rooms... especially in the heat of summer when all 15 guest rooms are booked daily. We offer a limited continental breakfast that our guests invited to take to their rooms in...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on the hillside above Lake Michigan with million-dollar views and an ideal location, this Magnuson Hotels affiliate is within minutes of the most spectacular sights and activities that northern Michigan has to offer. Beachfront hiking, sailing on Lake Michigan, skiing, and world-class golfing are all minutes away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Inn Petoskey

Address: 2445 Charlevoix Avenue, Petoskey, MI 49770
Region: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Petoskey
Price Range: RM324 - RM439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bay Inn Petoskey 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Patio furniture out front facing the lake. Second floor has a better view. Beware two floors, but no elevator. The stairs were not bad.”
 of 5 bubbles 862eveyg, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms have beautiful lake views, but the upstairs view is a bit better.”
 of 5 bubbles KeithL737, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great View, Friendly Owner”
 of 5 bubbles bobm128, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Call ahead even if No Vacancy on line.”
 of 5 bubbles dromakerjd, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the second floor for the best lake views - all rooms have lake view, however.”
 of 5 bubbles 439kg, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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