by Lorilee Craker
The Comfort Inn is a choice spot for families who want to be off the beaten path and enjoy a quiet holiday with their kids and their fur babies. Situated near the Pellston Regional Airport and the Petoskey Municipal Marina, the Inn is set off the main road in a tree-lined area perfect for taking dogs for a walk (the hotel even provides waste bags). Start your day with a substantial breakfast, and do grab some marshmallows to roast while you are out and about: the Inn’s outdoor fire pit area is its most popular feature. Do take advantage of free bikes and helmets to use during your stay.
Our Editor Loves
- Free bikes and helmets
- Dog-friendly atmosphere and walking paths
- Comfy outdoor fire pit area
This two story hotel (with no elevator) was surprisingly nice. We got a first floor room due to handicapper needs but it was quiet and clean and in good repair considering the reasonable price (well under $100 with tax - one of the lowest prices in this high priced tourist town). Two queen beds, a nice easy chair with ottoman, table with two chairs, and refridge (with small freezer for our polar icepack), microwave and 4 cup coffeemaker. Everything was clean and neat but the real bonus was the breakfast. Hot foods included scrambled eggs, link sausage, oatmeal in a slow cooker with toppings, biscuits with gravy, and of course waffles. But that is more hot food than you would typically find at this price hotel. Add cold options like cereal, three kinds of toast (nice bread too), muffins, sweet rolls, fresh fruit (apples and bananas), juice, and refrigerated yogurt & hard boiled eggs and this is a really complete breakfast. Bravo. We would certainly stay here again.
We were fall color touring and took M119 from there up to Cross Village, thru the 20 mile stretch up the coast of Lake Michigan called the Tunnel of Trees, which was a slow and narrow winding road, but a pretty drive (with no bathrooms so use them in Petoskey). But after a stop for German food at the famous Legg's Inn in Cross Village we took State Road back to Petoskey a straighter road that goes inland which was far and away more beautiful for fall colors, we would say a must do for color touring in the fall.
We love staying at the formerly Comfort Inn now Quality Inn in Petoskey. This time we skied at Nubs Nob for the weekend. Breakfasts are good, staff are friendly, fresh night cookies are a plus! And who doesn't love the free newspaper!