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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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A beautiful historic 130 year old Victorian Inn on the banks of the Little Traverse Bay. Each room is unique. Victorian furniture throughout the Inn. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Be prepared that there is only one slow elevator, and most rooms are on the second and thrid floors. I can't compliment the staff enough, friendly and accommodating....

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Midland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is beautiful and staff was so friendly. Excellent experience. Came on short notice with my daughter for a quick weekend visit. The views were amazing with all the windows, food was great and the staff really made us feel welcome! Thanks for a really great visit!

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Canton, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cozy, old fashioned inn is wonderful in winter. We've stayed here several times on our ski trips up to nearby Boyne Highlands and Nub's Nob. Our children love the library for relaxing reading time and playing games -- things they don't usually experience in a modern hotel with TV and 50 channels. We usually go to Petoskey for dinner...

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Bloomfield Hills
Reviewed 1 week ago

Diefenbach Higgins wedding. Was great place for a New Years Eve wedding. Staff was outstanding. Food was awesome. Accommodations were perfect. If anyone wanting a perfect wedding this is the place to have it

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Grandville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there for a wedding/reception, so I was only there two nights. The accommodations were perfect, everything was clean and nice, the people that work there were very helpful in answering any questions or needs. The food for the reception and the brunch on Sunday was excellent.

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Lansing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for the Christmas special for our fist Christmas as a married couple. It was amazing and relaxing. Highly recommend making the trip to the Bayview Inn! The staff were very professional and provided amazing assistance when needed!

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Grand Blanc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The breakfast of eggs Benedict alone is reason enough to stay, the Service was top notch. I would compare it to a smaller version of the Grand Hotel. The only drawback for us personally was the mattress needed to be updated. It was a bit squeaky. I am probably being a little too sensitive since we were on a couples...

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Charlotte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a great place to get away with a spouse, friend, family or just yourself, consider Ataffird's Bay View Inn. You won't find a better place to relax and be pampered. The staff and facility will definitely meet your every need. Make a reservation today!

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Grayling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third time my wife and I have stayed at Stafford's Bay View Inn. Each time it was a very pleasing experience and we would look forward to visiting Stafford's Bay View Inn again. WE tell all our friends about how Great the place is.

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I really didn't care for the room or the restaurant or the staff. Rooms were very dated along with the whole hotel. Food was ok but forgettable.I understand that some people find its ambiance charming but I find it in need of a major remodel.

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BVI1886, General Manager at Stafford's Bay View Inn, responded to this review

Dear layla627, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at the Stafford’s Bay View Inn. Your feedback is very valuable to us. I apologize that our Victorian Country Inn did not meet your expectations. Please feel free to contact me at 231-347-2771, so that we can further discuss your stay. Cordially, Corey Innkeeper

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $170 - $313 (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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Canton, Michigan
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“Rooms are much cheaper during the winter months. Rooms with a view of the lake and a view of the front; really made no difference”
  • Winter sleigh ride through historic Bay View village
  • Room #42, queen bed, sofa, chair plus two dressers.
 of 5 bubbles spatts, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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