by Lorilee Craker
With expensive views of Lake Michigan and a charming vibe of years gone by, the reasonably priced Bay Inn Petoskey is a solid choice for families who just need a clean, friendly place to rest between excursions. An outdoor patio area offers spectacular close-ups of Lake Michigan, and the rooms’ dÃ©cor is quainter than your typical chain hotel. The attentive owners are longtime Petoskey residents who love to cater to special requests and making their guests feel right at home. No hot breakfast, but guests do receive coffee and breakfast bars in their welcome basket upon checking in.
Our Editor Loves
- Spectacular views of Lake Michigan
- Clean, friendly and locally owned
- Close to the beach, downtown and more
We stayed in winter so we were lucky that prices were rock bottom. Definitely a steal for what we paid. Clean spacious room with a fantastic view of the lake - I can only imagine how it is during the summer.
We stayed two nights at Bay Inn of Petoskey during a roadtrip. The owners were sweet and accommodated all of our little requests, including lending me their own shaving cream! The room was simple but very clean and in good repair, and we had no problems with anything. The view is one of the best in town, but at a fraction of the price of a fancy hotel. This is a plain but very sweet and quiet place to stay; I'd recommend it.