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“An adequate accommodation wih a beautiful location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bayfront Inn

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Bayfront Inn
Ranked #6 of 15 Bayfield B&B and Inns
Sonoma County California
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41 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“An adequate accommodation wih a beautiful location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2006

I hope I am reviewing the right place, as the address we had for the Bay Front Inn is 15 Front Street, though a part of the place is on a corner, so it may have two addresses.

In any event, my husband and I stayed in Bayfield for only a night recently and I have very neutral feelings about this property, but decided to write a review since we absolutely loved Bayfield and there is so little else written about this motel here on Tripadvisor.

First of all, Bayfield is a cute little town with an ideal location right on Lake Superior at the northern tip of Wisconsin, with the Apostle Islands just off the coast. The setting is spectacular, and even though the town is a little touristy, it's still small and very quaint, and the Bay Front Inn has a great spot right on the first street overlooking the marina/harbor. Great views out to the lake.

The rooms themselves, at least ours, was of a good size and had a jacuzzi right inside the room, which also had a large sitting area at the end of the room, just inside of an outdoor deck overlooking the street across from the water. Even though the deck was a nice bonus, it was directly attached to the adjoining rooms' decks with no dividers other than an open railing, affording virtually no privacy......but a good way to make friends with your neighbors if you are so inclined!

The bathroom itself was very small, had a tiny sink with no counter, and was not very modern, but it did have a nice pedestal sink outside the room in a spacious area that also contained a large mirror and shelf over the sink.

There was a complimentary bottle of wine waiting in the room upon our arrival, but the service offered by the management was minimal. The front desk was also a video rental office, so managing the inn did not seem to be a priority. In fact, even though they promised coffee and donuts in the morning in the office, the place was all locked up and inacessible when we left about 7:30 in the morning.

  • Liked — A beautiful setting on the lake
  • Disliked — A small, outdated bathroom
  • Tips/Secrets — Buy something for breakfast and store in the frig if you're leaving early in the morning.
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2004

Bay Front Inn probably has the best location of any Bayfield hotel. It's more of a motel than hotel. We stayed in a jacuzzi suite that was clean and bright. It was a little dated, but the bathroom and beds were very clean. The carpet was a little iffy - with some large stains. There was a balcony overlooking the marina - a really, really beautiful view. Because we were staying in the hotel, we got 50% off on our breakfast at the Pier Plaza restaurant which is connected to the hotel. The food was basic, but hot and filling. I would say this is a three star hotel/motel and was probably one of the best in Bayfield.

Our neighbor in the room next store stated that she had mice in her room at the Harbor View, so you might want to avoid that hotel. The Harbor's Edge looked decent, with a nice location and the Winfield looked decent also - I didn't go into either of these hotels, but from the outside they looked ok.

  • Stayed September 2004
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bayfront Inn

Property: Bayfront Inn
Address: 15 Front St, Bayfield, WI 54814-4976
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Bayfield
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #6 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Bayfield
Number of rooms: 16

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