by Andrea Guthmann
Enjoy the views of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay from this budget-friendly hotel in Petoskey, a postcard-perfect town filled with one-of-a-kind shops and galleries. You’ll need a car because it’s nearly a mile to Little Traverse Bay and one mile to Petoskey’s historic gaslight district.
Lodging options range from rooms with one king bed or two queen beds to suites, which add a pullout couch to the rooms. There are also Family Suites with one king or two queen beds, a pullout sofa and two bunk beds.
There’s an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center. The complimentary hot breakfast buffet is plentiful, and includes a rotating choice of three hot items, as well as waffles, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt and pastries, as well as juice and coffee.
Our Editor Loves
- Family suites
- Complimentary breakfast
- Close proximity to Little Traverse Bay
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We almost always enjoy Hampton Inns and this was no exception. We were lucky enough to get a room with a balcony facing the bay. It was rainy and windy but we still enjoyed the view. They made us feel welcome and comfortable and that is appreciated after a 7 hour drive.
We booked the room for a wedding, instead of being given the wedding discount we were given the Hilton honors discount which was still much higher than the wedding group discount. The manager Ashley was rude and no help at all. This happened to another guest in our group and he called the customer service number and they fixed it for him. When I called I was told there was nothing that could be done. I filed a complaint and was told someone would reach out to rectify the situation, but no one ever did. We have stayed at other Hampton inns and their breakfast included much nicer breakfast choices and a little healthier than just eggs and sausages.