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“Very Nice Anniversary Trip”
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Bay Inn Petoskey
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Petoskey
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Very Nice Anniversary Trip”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

My husband and I were looking for somewhere to get away for a few days for our anniversary and came across this hotel. I thought the hotel was adorable when we pulled up, everyone there was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and nice even though it wasn't super fancy. There is a nice area to sit outside and enjoy the view. We stayed Memorial weekend and I was surprised at the price, way better deal than any other places! The location is also nice, not far at all from downtown Petoskey and a nice little drive down to Charlevioux. We definitely plan on staying here again!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

While recently on a weekend skiing trip with friends, I stayed at the Bay Inn Petoskey. After a long and tiring drive, the room was very welcoming and homey. We woke up to a spectacular view of the water. The location is great being that is minutes from multiple skiing spots and tons of good restaurants. It was not over the top with designer bedding and plush bathroom accessories, but it had everything we could have wanted for a great price. It had a generously sized mini-fridge and a microwave which was great for the sack lunches we took skiing with us. I really felt like the owners wanted us to feel at home and enjoy our weekend in Petoskey, and we did! By the end of the weekend we affectionately began referring to it as home.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review, 23 January 2013
Thanks for appreciating and recognizing our quaint Inn with your outstanding review.


Thank you for your support of a small independent with hands on owners.

Sincerely,

Bay Inn of Petoskey

Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners
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Hamilton
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

Awesome view of the bay. Clean room,towels etc daily. This is a mom and pop hotel that the big change motels should take a lesson from. While not having all the amenities It had the basics and was beyond approach. I got this room at a excellent price. The owners went out of there way to accomodate. Doesn't have a pool,but I didn't come to Petoskey to sit in a pool. Great value you for your dollar. One thing about Petoskey there is a 11% room tax so the more your room costs the more tax you pay. I hate paying taxes. Stay here and use your savings for other things in town. Will come back again. Great place Verne and Shirley

Room Tip: If you can get past the idea you need all the frizzys you can find a good deal.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review, 13 January 2013
THANK YOU for enjoying our small Inn overlooking Lake Michigan.

Being a small independent it's wonderful when our guests appreciate our efforts.

Your comments helps us to keep working hard to provide our guests with a very clean,

comfortable and charming place to stay at reasonable rates.

Sincerely,

Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners
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North Branch, Michigan
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

We have stayed here three times this year and each time the rooms have been clean and the customer service outstanding. My first experience was with a large group and everyone enjoyed their stay and the rooms. The owners love Petosky and were very helpful with their suggestions on where to dine, etc. It is a great value, beautiful view, with very nice people!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
THANK YOU FOR THE LOVELY REVIEW OF OUR BAY INN OF PETOSKEY.


We are hands on owners and work very hard to provide our guests with clean and

comfortable guest rooms at reasonable rates. The views of Lake Michigan from

every guest room are beautiful... as you mentioned.

Thanks for staying with us.

Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners
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Detroit/Sterling Heights, MI
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

For years we admired the hotel from the road. From a distance it is as cute as a button. It looks as nice as it does in the picture. Finally we booked a weekend stay there. When we drove up, we saw peeling paint. The concrete base of the hotel has deep cracks in it and the STAIRS! They are cement, cracked down the center, buckled in a hump in the center with rust coming through them. You can see the rust has been dripping under them for years. Those outside stairs are the only way to get to the upstairs.
The rooms are clean but tired. Marks on the walls, peeling paint hanging in the shower.
The view is fabulous, the owners were very nice.....the Inn has seen better days though. We will not be staying there again.

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shirley O, Owner at Bay Inn Petoskey, responded to this review, 1 November 2012
Verne and I are hands on owners and would not charge anyone who is not pleased when they

get "close up".

We receive many compliments on our small, clean, and darling Inn.

Sincerely, Shirley and Verne Osterlund, owners
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Flint, MI
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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2012

Wow, I expected this place to be old and dumpy but it's not. We stayed here for 2 days the weekend after Labor Day and couldn't have been happier. The price was within our budget and the room was very clean and well taken care of. Short on amenities but we weren't in Petoskey to stay in our hotel room. The bathroom was older and had blue tile but it was extremely clean and the grout was fresh(er). The beds were made up in a real cute fashion but and the tv was older but like I said, I wasn't there to watch tv. Little fridge worked well, it was cooler, so we didn't need the ac, so I can't give my opinion on that. Also, the grounds were immaculate, beautiful flowers and landscape and down past the parking lot, there is a very nice sitting area. We would (and plan on) staying there again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

My husband and I wanted to get away for our 5 year Anniversary and this place hit the spot! We were not 100% sure when we first pulled up but it exceeded our expectations! The Innkeepers were very nice and helpful. They really wanted us to enjoy our stay with them and in Petoskey. They gave some great recommendations for dining and activities too! You have to take the Inn for what it is, a quaint inexpensive room with a great view! If you are wanting luxury you might not get it but that is not what we were looking for. We were looking for a nice, clean room and great staff! That is what we got! Thank you Verne and Shirley! We hope to be back and send some friends your way too!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bay Inn Petoskey
Address: 2445 Charlevoix Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-9795
Region: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Petoskey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Petoskey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Bay Inn Petoskey 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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