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Bay Inn Petoskey

Traveller (36)
Room & Suite (14)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Lake View
28Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 52
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  • 12
  • 7
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Time of year
Traveller type
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  • English
Popular mentions
My daughter & I stayed here while doing the Bay View Wine Trail over two days. Very cute motel (I had previously stayed here as a kid & I'm 62). The room and bathroom were clean, and beds were comfortable. Had to get new batteries for the TV remote, but no big deal. Can't beat
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I did not pick this place I had another family member suggest it. This place is old and run down and the bathroom was dirty. I took a shower and there was hair in the shower and it wasn’t mind. And black mold in the bathroom. My husband and I checked out a day early because we
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Response from Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey
Responded 18 Oct 2018
It is best to let us know when there is a problem. Verne and I along with staff work daily to provide clean and comfortable guest rooms at reasonable rates. Premium mattresses, white bedspreads, white linens,cable TV and wifi with all guest rooms over-looking Lake Michigan. Bathrooms are cleaned and inspected daily. Carpets are professionally cleaned. The historic district of Petoskey is close by for shopping and dining...along with the newer area Bay Harbor. We take pride in our little Bay Inn of Petoskey. Sincerely, Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners
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Lovely hotel with clean rooms and great beds. We were warmly welcomed at checkin and told about all the things to do in Petoskey. The view from the room is beautiful. We would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a quiet stay.
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Response from Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey
Responded 16 Sep 2018
The entire staff thanks you! We take pride in our little vintage Inn over-looking Lake Michigan and are so happy when our guests appreciate our efforts. Hope you folks return soon. Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners
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Not sure this was a High value, but you are in tourist ville, so we were happy to get a room, just 5 days out. Our room had a queen bed and a double bed; air conditioner, TV,wi-fi- refrig with freezer and microwave. Room was actually quite roomy. Bathroom with tub and shower.
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Response from Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey
Responded 10 Sep 2018
Thank you! We appreciate your review and will share with staff...as daily we work to provide clean, comfortable guests rooms at reasonable rates. Hope you enjoyed the Lake Michigan views...from every guest room with seating outside each guest room for viewing as well as 2 levels of patios. Fall is so beautiful especially with the views of Lake Michigan. Our Bay Inn of Petoskey is centrally located to the bike trail, and all our historic area offers as well as nearby Bay Harbor. Safe travels, Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners
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I had stayed at this hotel the previous year and was pleased, so decided to return again. This is an older hotel, but very well maintained. The rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. The hotel sits on a hill across the street from the bay, so the view is
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Response from Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey
Responded 22 Aug 2018
Thanks for your review! Will share with staff...as we all work daily to provide clean, comfortable guest rooms at reasonable rates. Please return soon....the fall colors are so beautiful and the winter months with the snow over Lake Michigan just spectular. Happy Trails, Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners Bay Inn of Petoskey
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Room 201
Are you dog friendly? Have well behaved mixed breed, loves people. Looking for one night Sept. 11.
Sorry no dogs/pets allowed on property. All guests rooms over-look Lake Michigan with patios for viewing sunsets. If you decide to travel without pets we would be happy to have you stay a our quaint Inn. Thanks for the inquiry. Bay Inn of Petoskey
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"We were on the 2nd floor which was nice to not have anyone over us."
"If you can do stairs, the view of the bay is better on the 2nd level."
"Ask for second floor if available"
"Probably the second floor, one in our party could not negotiate the steps, loved our first floor room."
"We had a downstairs room, which was convenient, but we could hear the noise of people in the room above us."
US$53 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMichiganPetoskey
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