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Many thanks to Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Western Michigan Tourism Association, and the Petoskey Area Visitor’s Bureau for my stay. Their help did not influence any of my opinions.
When you leave a city like Chicago, it’s sometimes hard to realize that you can get all of the same luxury, food, and entertainment in a city 1/10th it’s size. But when you find these things in a city approximately 1/1000th it’s size, that’s when you can be truly awed. And that’s what Petoskey, Michigan offers. Entertainment, great food, history, outdoor activities…it’s got everything. The best way to experience it is a stay in downtown Petoskey, at Stafford’s Perry Hotel.
Sometimes referred to as The Perry Hotel or The Perry Inn, Stafford Perry Hotel has been a Petoskey Michigan Landmark since 1899!
Who is Stafford? What is Stafford’s?
In Northern Michigan, Stafford’s is king of hospitality. Stafford’s properties are synonymous with exceptional service, delicious food, and elegance. With two hotel locations in different areas of Petoskey and a luxurious rustic lodge in Alanson, you’ll certainly find someplace to lay your head for a quick Michigan getaway. Hotel’s are not the only forte of Stafford’s Hospitality. They also excel in the restaurant business! At the Perry Hotel, one can enjoy a formal meal in the H.O. Rose Room, overlooking Little Traverse Bay, or something more casual at Noggin Room Pub.
Perhaps one of the most iconic of Stafford’s restaurant’s is the Weathervane Restaurant in Charlevoix. Designed by Earl Young, his architecture is iconic to the area, known for their iconic roofs, stonework, and of course, for his mushroom houses.
Staying at Stafford’s Perry Hotel
If you are looking for lodging in Petoskey, Michigan, The Perry Hotel by Stafford’s Hospitality is where you should start. While there are certainly other very beautiful hotels and properties in the Petoskey area, none are as centrally located as Stafford’s Perry Hotel.
With 75 guest rooms, it is important to call ahead to ensure a reservation for your intended stay. When I visited Petoskey, we stayed in one of the Bayside rooms, which included a bathtub, a balcony, and two double beds. Some of the rooms were renovated in the last year or two, so if you prefer a deluxe shower over a bathtub, ask about that when you make a reservation. There is an attached parking lot to the hotel, and there is no additional charge for parking.
With its central location in town, you can walk to some of the best that Petoskey has to offer. The Crooked Tree Arts Center for culture, Roast & Toast for food, Beard’s Brewery for beers, and a self guided Ernest Hemingway walking tour.
If you are a first timer to the area, there are so many things to do in Petoskey. Staying in a central location like at Stafford’s Perry Hotel can help you seamlessly navigate the town. Hopefully, your stay will make you fall in love with this part of Northern Michigan just like it did for me. If you have extra time, I love to break up the trip from Northern Michigan to Chicagoland with an overnight stay in Grand Rapids or Ludington.
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