Stafford's Bay View Inn

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On the beach
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Stafford's Bay View Inn

Stafford's Bay View Inn

3.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI, 49770

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLittle Traverse History Museum3 min drive
  • Popular LocationBear River Park3 min drive
  • Popular LocationPetoskey State Park4 min drive
  • AirportPellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional)27 min drive

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About this area

Bay View

Located in Petoskey, Stafford's Bay View Inn is on the beach. Oden State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center and Andrew J. Blackbird Museum are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Little Traverse Bay Golf Course and Mackinaw Trail Winery.

What's nearby

  • Little Traverse History Museum - 3 min drive
  • Bear River Park - 3 min drive
  • McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Petoskey State Park - 4 min drive
  • Harbor Springs Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 27 min drive


  • Twisted Olive - 3 min drive
  • Chandler's - A Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • North Perk Coffee - 3 min drive
  • The Mitchell Street Pub - 3 min drive
  • Julienne Tomatoes - 3 min drive

About this property

Stafford's Bay View Inn

3-star hotel
At Stafford's Bay View Inn, you can look forward to free breakfast, shopping on site, and a garden. With a beachfront location, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and a bar.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), free bicycle rentals, and luggage storage
  • A 24-hour front desk, meeting rooms, and a computer station
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Stafford's Bay View Inn include comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and free newspapers.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Daily housekeeping and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Shopping


  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.00 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Stafford's Bay View Inn Petoskey
Stafford's Bay View Petoskey
Stafford's Bay View
Stafford`s Bay View Hotel Petoskey
Stafford's Bay View Inn Hotel
Stafford's Bay View Inn Petoskey
Stafford's Bay View Inn Hotel Petoskey

Frequently asked questions

Is Stafford's Bay View Inn pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Stafford's Bay View Inn?

As of Aug 19, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Stafford's Bay View Inn on Sep 19, 2022 start from $219.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Stafford's Bay View Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Stafford's Bay View Inn?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Stafford's Bay View Inn?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Stafford's Bay View Inn located?

Nestled on the beach, this Petoskey hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Michigan, Bear River Park, and Petoskey State Park. Little Traverse History Museum and McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Stafford's Bay View Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Stafford's Bay View Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Stafford's Bay View Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 292 out of 398 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 85 out of 398 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 15 out of 398 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 398 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 398 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We really like the property and our room. Felt it was very overpriced for the area. Not walking distance to downtown Petoskey and no shuttle to get you there.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very nice
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A great place to bike!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the historical old inn feel to the place. The decor was charming. There were many common areas in which to sit and relax, both inside and out. The staff was friendly and helpful when we had questions or needed recommendation. Breakfast was delicious.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice Property
We loved this little spot. It was convenient and a lovely property.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022