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Stafford's Perry Hotel
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Petoskey
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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Historic Hotel - little bang for the buck”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had a very small room w a tiny tv. A small room can be fine but the room was dated and was reminiscent of some hostels I stayed in post-college. The room was only accessible by going up the back stairs and walking past the kitchen and maid carts. Room included a $25 breakfast credit - food was fine. There is a pub downstairs w fine food and live entertainment on some nights. I would not stay here again - I'm sure there are nicer accommodations in the area or a better value for what we paid.

  • Stayed August 2013
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lansing MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Very nice historic hotel. You can't beat the location, so close to downtown Petoskey. Really enjoyed the breakfast. But there is one complaint. The bed pillows were terrible. Very uncomfortable. I'd suggest bringing your own pillow!

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

A spontaneous last-minute stay. Cute little room. Very friendly staff. Got a $25 voucher for breakfast. Had a delicious Belgian waffle and hubby had smoked salmon stack. We ate on lovely porch. Great friendly service - and yummy warm cinammon buns!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Okemos, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

We stayed at the Perry for one night while we were heading to Mackinaw City. We were late check in but still got a nice clean room. I love the historical decoration of the hotel especially the backyard. I enjoyed this small town and hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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chicago,il
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

I stayed at the Perry for 3 nights and had a great stay. My friend wasn't thrilled with her room. She got the basic room it was very small she couldn't control the ac. I upgraded and mine was bigger very nice and I could control my ac but the temperature control didn't seem right. We loved having breakfast included and we loved eating on the porch. The gentleman who seated us was a bit stuffy and didn't like that I moved my seat out of the sun. There were lots of empty tables and only three people on the porch so I don't understand his problem. The hall are stuffy and need updating I realize its a very old historic hotel but the halls could be improved. The town of Petosky is great lots of shopping and restaurants. There is a great biking trail along the bay also.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Leamington, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Our up north vacation took us back to the Stafford perry hotel in petosky Michigan for the 5th time. we were a bit disappointed in the hotel services and maintenance. the room and bed are very comfortable.there are no more dinners in the rose dining room,,no lobby bar set up unless there is a wedding or other private function. the front porch always was swept and kept clean, this was lacking, the breakfast meal was average. there could be some touch ups to the paint on the exterior of the hotel.Overall we were dissapointed. Our next trip will probably take us down the road to the bayview (same owners as the Stafford perry) but more well maintained and the meals day or night are excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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ManagerReg, General Manager at Stafford's Perry Hotel, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Dear Richard and Cat...H,
Thank you for being a guest at Stafford's Perry Hotel and for sharing on Trip Advisor. We value the feedback we get from our return guests especially and we continually work to make property improvements. This season we only serve dinner in the Noggin Room pub and outdoor Veranda because of a lack of traffic in the main dining room for the evening meal period. There are so many fine restaurants within walking distance of our hotel and as you mentioned, Stafford's Bay View Inn serves dinner and is only 1 mile away. As is the case with many business decisions we regretted closing this venue, however the economics of the day prevailed. I am not sure exactly when you stayed at the hotel however we have recently completed painting the entire ground floor of the hotel exterior and we plan to finish the upper floors following the summer travel season. I apologize for the condition of the front porch and the breakfast you described as "average". We are sorry not to have you returning to our hotel although we are pleased that you enjoy our sister property, Stafford's Bay View Inn.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

The location is great for visiting Petoskey, being a stone's throw from the harbor and the heart of downtown. If that was the only criteria for sharing my comments, it would receive all five stars. Here are the reasons why I only give it 3 stars.

1) Upon arriving last Saturday, the hotel was full of several wedding parties and after driving around their parking lots for several minutes looking for a place to park, we stopped the car at the portico to unload and check-in, when mentioning that we had been unable to find a parking place, their comment was there were several weddings and a street festival going on, but later that night once it cleared out, you should be able to find one. Even after returning at midnight, there was still no available parking in the hotel's lot. I realize hotels thrive on their wedding/banquet business, but they should not sacrifice the pleasure of paying guests just to yield to wedding parties, some of whom will not pay while visiting, but contribute to the mess left behind. Also when we did return later, the front desk staff essentially shrugged their shoulders when we asked where we might be able to find parking - we are visitors, they are locals and should have been able to share this sort of information.
2) The property is starting to show its age. The shower/tub had a strong mildew smell. Our bed was missing a bedskirt so you could see where someone had tried to rig an additional support under the middle of the bed frame.
3) When housekeeping came around, they only seemed to make the bed. Nothing in the room was tidied - not the desk, recycling can (emptied) and in particular the bathroom did not appear to be touched the towels were exactly where we had left them - not refreshed or refolded.
4) On Monday of our stay, we arrived back at the hotel at 4:30 PM and housekeeping had not even been around to our room.
5)The service and facilities were more appropriate for a one to two star hotel - not what you would expect for the four to five star price we paid ($200+/night for a standard room)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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ManagerReg, General Manager at Stafford's Perry Hotel, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Dear BranNewareAtl,
Thank you for being a guest at Stafford's Perry Hotel and for sharing your experience and concerns with Trip Advisor. I sincerely apologize for the poor service and housekeeping you received from our hotel and if you would wish to contact me privately we would attempt to make amends. Admittedly, we do experience parking shortages for our property and our downtown area during peak summer days. We often offer to valet park overnight guest's vehicles after events such as weddings or downtown events clear out for their convenience. I am very sorry that this option was not offered to you. As for the poor housekeeping during your stay there is no excuse for that and I will share your comments with our management team. We do follow a green practice for towel re-use if they are left on hooks or towel bars but it appears your issues go beyond simple not changing out the towels. Finally, we are a popular destination for weddings and family events, especially on summer weekends, and we strive to balance the interests and experiences for all of our guests. Beginning last year we added a statement on our electronic confirmations advising all guests of our frequent events so that they may consider mid-week dates when the hotel is less likely to have that activity going on. Room rates as you must know from your frequent travels are a product of local supply and demand. A four or five star property in a popular summer resort can command a rate of $400-$600 in our area. $200 with applicable taxes is about average during the summer months in Petoskey for our hotel and similar quality properties nearby. Thank you again for being our guest and we hope to hear from you. Reg Smith.
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Property: Stafford's Perry Hotel
Address: 100 Lewis St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2449
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Region: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Petoskey
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Petoskey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Stafford's Perry Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Petoskey's only downtown lodging establishment is a charming, full service, boutique hotel that has been welcoming travelers since 1899. 75 individually designed guestrooms and suits, many of which are newly remodeled with individual climate controls, tiled showers and in room refrigerators. Larger suites and ADA accommodations are additional new offerings. Overnight stays at the Perry Hotel include vouchers for a full service cooked to order breakfast in the H.O. Rose Dining Room overlooking Little Traverse Bay or seasonal dining outside on the Lewis Street Porch. Evening activities include craft cocktails, local brews and pub fare in the Noggin Room pub. Downtown Petoskey is just steps away and features outstanding restaurants and unique shops and attractions. ... more   less 
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