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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.
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The staff was very friendly and helpful. We loved the charm of the old hotel, and the location along the bay provided incredible views. Our only complaint would be that the bed was a little soft. There are no televisions in any of the rooms, but we rarely watch television in our hotel rooms anyway.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBear River Park3 min drive
    Popular LocationMcLaren Northern Michigan Hospital4 min drive
    Popular LocationPetoskey State Park4 min drive
    AirportPellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional)27 min drive

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  • Trilium, Bay View (shower only)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 200 sq ft
    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsTrilium, Bay View (shower only)
  • Aster Suite, Jetted Tub, 1 Queen Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsAster Suite, Jetted Tub, 1 Queen Bed
  • Cherry Blossom Suite, Bay View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 750 sq ft
    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsCherry Blossom Suite, Bay View
  • Primrose Room (shower/tub combo)

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 200 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsPrimrose Room (shower/tub combo)
  • Primrose Room (shower only)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 200 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsPrimrose Room (shower only)
  • Forget-Me-Not Suite, Jetted Tub, 1 King Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 600 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsForget-Me-Not Suite, Jetted Tub, 1 King Bed
  • Trillium, Bay View (Shower/Tub combo)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 200 sq ft
    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsTrillium, Bay View (Shower/Tub combo)
  • Aster Suite, Jetted Tub, 1 King Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsAster Suite, Jetted Tub, 1 King Bed
  • Cherry Blossom Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 750 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsCherry Blossom Suite

About this area

Petoskey

Located in Petoskey, Stafford's Bay View Inn is on the beach. Nub's Nob Ski Area and Boyne Highlands Resort are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bear River Park - 3 min drive
  • McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Petoskey State Park - 4 min drive
  • Odawa Casino - 8 min drive
  • Harbor Springs Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Side Door Saloon — 15 min walk
  • Palette Bistro — 3 min drive
  • Chandler's - A Restaurant — 3 min drive
  • City Park Grill — 3 min drive
  • The Mitchell Street Pub — 3 min drive

About this property

Stafford's Bay View Inn

Beachfront hotel for sun and fun
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a business center, free use of bicycles, and a 24-hour front desk. All 31 rooms offer free WiFi, free newspapers, and hair dryers. Other amenities available to guests include ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries.
Stafford's Bay View Inn offers 31 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and hair dryers. This Petoskey hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include complimentary bicycles.

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 sanitization guidelines 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

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 8.00-20.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Shopping

Conveniences

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

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • 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

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

More

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

Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

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

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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • 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

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

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.
Is Stafford's Bay View Inn pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
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).
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

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4.5/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was very friendly and helpful. We loved the charm of the old hotel, and the location along the bay provided incredible views. Our only complaint would be that the bed was a little soft. There are no televisions in any of the rooms, but we rarely watch television in our hotel rooms anyway.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
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The mask mandate is over in Michigan, it has been since the beginning of October. This property was RUDE and downright Militant about the wearing of masks when we were barely in the door. The whole thing seemed to be their only focus. Pricey rooms for what you get-which isn't much. Clean and restaurant is good for breakfast-which did come with our stay. The entire town of Petosky is a turn off right now with their miseducation on the handling of the pandemic and have turned us off from visiting anytime soon again. We will take our money elsewhere where the main focus isn't complying with imaginary "laws" put forth by the Governor and customer service is supreme. We typically visit twice a year, but will find a new, charming "up north" town who seems more grateful to take tourists money-the Stafford properties included.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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If you are going to be in the Harbor Springs/Petoskey area, you should ABSOLUTELY stay here. I have nothing but good things to say about this hotel. From the moment we entered, we were enamored by it. It is set right off the water in a beautiful 1800's home. It is everything you expect in a bed & breakfast, just on a larger scale. Grandfather clocks, intricate ceiling tiles, granny-chic furniture. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view. The staff are incredibly helpful and kind. They go out of their way to make sure that you are taken care of from the moment you check in to the moment you put your bags in the car. Our room had a view of the lake with a little patio. We had asked the front desk if getting a table would be possible, and before we even got up the stairs to our room, the manager was already at our door and within 5 minutes we had a table on our balcony. They have bikes on the premises which you can take out if you are a guest at the Inn. I highly recommend this. There is a bike path that takes you straight into town. Long story short, if you are looking for a place to stay you should absolutely stay here. It is so peaceful, you get a breakfast voucher (of which the food is great), bikes, all the charm you could want, & the most impeccable service I have ever experienced. Paige, who works at the front desk for the majority of the time we were there, is absolutely an incredible human and resource. I can't say enough about our experience
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The entire staff was helpful and kind and always ready to help. The Inn itself was delightful. Go to relax, enjoy the wonderful porch and watch Lake Michigan waters change in color daily. Its peaceful with no phones or tvs in the room. The food and service was excellent. We would go again.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff. Clean facilities. Beautiful room.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

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