We have stayed here a few times in the winter, which is clearly their off season. The place is so quiet you could hear a pin drop. There were times when I thought we were to only guests in the building. The building is a nice throwback, each room is unique and has a different character. We typically stay in one of the large rooms with the jacuzzi and fireplace, I personally like the blue room. The media room is a little different, but it does make you socialize a little and not quarantine yourself to your room. The experience is a little different, you use stairs (gasp!) and I don't think the rooms could be wired for cable if they wanted.
We have only eaten breakfast there. I personally like to voucher as opposed to a standard buffet. The food is delicious, large in portion, and fresh with Michigan made products. The staff is friendly and accomodating. The location works well, being 15 minutes from the ski hills and 5 minutes from downtown Petoskey. The experience is old school, and some might have to mentally prepare for it, but if you give this place a chance you won't be disapointed.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Stafford`s Bay View Hotel Petoskey