Not generally a type of place I would normally book, but it's one of my parent's favourite places and we stayed here for 4 days for my mom's 80th birthday. The rooms were very clean, the staff very friendly and helpful although we had some food issues (stale biscuits for the appetizer, rolls were so/so with hard butter but Sunday brunch is amazing and the salmon with pilaf rice entree is superb. Overall food was good. The bay water view is nice, wonderful front porch or sunroom to view it from, lots of walking trails available in the area and right on a great bike trail system. We certainly found out how wonderful this place was for service when my mom started feeling unwell on the second day (not from the food or anything, just bad timing of a bug). They immediately put on a pot of chicken broth and found plain crackers for her, delivered them to her room, asked us how she was doing whenever they saw us (and remembered us each time without prompt), always offering whatever she might want or need, just ask. To not disturb her that day, they left a wonderful bundle at the door of clean towels, fresh cookies, toiletries, etc for us to bring in to her. Just wonderful service and attention and genuine concern. The main road is quite busy and I would recommend a room on the back (water side) instead of the front. Overall, a lovely stay (free wi-fi, no tv in rooms just fyi).
- 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