Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
71% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler from Rochester, Michigan

Small and basic.

Posted Aug 16, 2011
Room is 1/2 half of a small condo. Our side was the living room and kitchen with a Murphy bed, but did have a doorwall with a small balcony and a nice view of the lake. Our friends' side had 2 beds and bathroom but no windows or doorwall. Very small and basic but OK for a short stay.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Grand Rapids MI

I'd Like to Go Back

Posted Oct 25, 2010
This hotel was very conveniently located for our trip. We wanted to visit Petoskey then make our way over to Traverse City the next day. The hotel is right next to the water and the landscaping is beautiful. There are fabulous shops in bulidings adjacent to the hotel rooms. The room was luxurious and spacious, the bed was very comfortable. I'd definately go back.
4 out of 5
for Other
by A verified traveler from Rochester, MI

Such an awesome hotel!

Posted Aug 26, 2010
The Bay Harbor Village Hotel is such a great place to stay. It is unique, beautiful, and unlike any other hotel in the area. The hotel is in a great location and the service was fantastic. The rooms were perfect and the bedding is some of the best I have ever slept on. If you want to shop, sight see, or just relax there is something for everyone. Do not miss the original Pancake House for breakfast and be sure to bring your camera to catch the sunset over Lake Michigan from the private beach. The pool and exercise facility were top notch and the marina was beautiful. This hotel truly has truly something for everyone to enjoy.
3 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler from Royal Oak, MI

Beautiful grounds, so-so hotel

Posted Aug 23, 2010
My husband and I went to Bay Harbor on a recent trip up north. We were going to go with a slightly higher priced room with a balcony, but I was confused by the explanation that it had a "shared balcony" so we went with the less-expensive room instead. We knew it wouldn't have a view, but we were totally shocked to find it didn't have any WINDOWS! I had never been in a room without windows before. The room was clean enough, but it felt small and cramped and so dark. Also, our bathroom didn't have a bathtub, only a stand up shower. This wasn't a big deal for us, but we were traveling with our 3 month old daughter, and no bathtub meant no bath. The grounds were beautiful, the staff was nice enough, and the view was good. You can't really use the beach because it's just rocks leading into the water. We ended up spending most of our outdoor time at a nearby pool bar just a short walk down the beach. One thing that really bugged my husband: we didn't have a fridge in our room, so we needed to keep refilling our cooler with ice (baby=need to keep things cold). The ice machine was in a totally different building! Just filling up our ice bucket took 20 minutes. Very odd.