Where is Petoskey Michigan?
Petoskey Michigan is in Northern Michigan on the Lake Michigan side of the state, just a little bit south of Mackinaw. It’s a darling town full of quaint shops, delicious restaurants, wonderful outdoor activities, and more.
The largest city nearby is Traverse City – also a wonderful place to visit. It’s about an hour south of Petoskey.
Best Places to Stay in Petoskey Michigan
Even though it’s a pretty small town (population under 10K), it is a year-round vacation destination so there are some pretty nice lodging options.
Holiday Inn Express
If you are planning to stay and enjoy all that Petoskey has to offer, the Holiday Inn Express is the best affordable in-town option. It’s fabulous for quick weekends and trips with the family as it offers free breakfast.
There is a nice indoor pool for the kids and gorgeous views from some of the rooms. We’ve stayed there many times and have often been lucky enough to get upgraded to a spacious suite with a full kitchen and fireplace (thanks to Diamond status!).
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For an adults-only trip, the Holiday Inn Express is only a few miles from Odawa Casino and there are plenty of fun wineries and breweries nearby!
Stafford’s Perry Hotel
Are you looking for an elegant lodging in Petoskey option? The Stafford’s Perry Hotel is located quite close to downtown Petoskey and has two restaurants on site.
One of the best parts of this particular hotel is how easy it is to walk to downtown Petoskey. You can spend the afternoon shopping at the boutiques and then head back to the hotel to enjoy a drink at the bar!
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The hotel also has gorgeous views of the bay. This hotel would be my pick for the best place to stay in Petoskey for couples. It’s definitely a wonderful choice for a romantic weekend getaway!
Grand Mountain Lodge
If you are visiting Petoskey as part of a ski trip to Boyne Mountain, then the Grand Mountain Lodge is the place you want to stay. There are so many things to do located right on site that it’s a perfect choice of lodging for families.
It’s at the base of Boyne Mountain and truly one of my favorite places – we love it so much we actually own a condo at the lodge.
Winter brings downhill skiing, a tubing hill, shopping in the nearby towns (like Petoskey) and so much more. In the summer there is hiking, disc golf on the mountain, biking, a nearby lake, and more. There is even a connected indoor waterpark!
It takes about 20 minutes to get to Petoskey from the Grand Mountain Lodge, but it’s an easy drive, so it’s definitely a great option.
Courtyard by Marriott Petoskey at Victories Square
As the newest property in Petoskey, I haven’t had the pleasure to stay here yet, but the Courtyard by Marriott Petoskey looks terrific! I’m always a sucker for a new hotel!
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The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The amenities look terrific, with a lovely outdoor area, plenty of common space, and yummy food options!
Why Visit Petoskey Michigan?
So now that you know where to stay in Petoskey Michigan, here are just a few of the fun things to do in and near Petoskey.
Fun things to do in Petoskey Michigan
Petoskey is a wonderful place for a vacation or weekend getaway any time of the year.
Outdoor Winter Activities
Petoskey Michigan is perfectly situated between Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, and Nubs Nob – and for Midwesterners, there is no better place to ski! So, downhill skiing is definitely an option.
We visit this area several times a year, and there is PLENTY to do beyond skiing. Check out this post Winter Activities in Northern Michigan for more ideas. You’ll easily be able to fill weeks of winter fun with the suggestions in this post.
Explore Downtown Petoskey
If you love Hallmark Movies, you’ll feel right at home in Petoskey during the winter. The downtown looks like it’s straight out of one!
In addition to numerous boutiques, there are plenty of delicious restaurants, wineries, and breweries in and around Petoskey.
Check out A Fun Family Day in Petoskey for more ideas. A family favorite from that post is to visit Kilwin’s and learn more about chocolate (who doesn’t love that?).
Outdoor Warm Weather Activities
In the summer Petoskey gets quite busy with vacationers. There are plenty of lakes nearby, hiking and golf courses. Visit a U-pick farm or indulge in a wine tasting or two. Or just spend some time relaxing – the area is ideal for rejuvenating.
Everyone throws open their doors and windows and enjoys the warm weather while it lasts! There are so many fun day trips from the area – including heading up to Mackinaw Island!
Conclusion: Places to Stay in Petoskey Michigan
Hopefully, this article has helped you find the perfect place to stay for your trip to Petoskey, Michigan. It truly is a wonderful area to visit!