Historic Webster House

900 Fifth Street , Bay City, MI 48708 USA (Show map)
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Welcome to The Webster: Luxurious. Exquisite. Ultimate comfort. These are just a few words that tell the story of The Webster House – Bay City, Michigan’s pre-eminent bed and breakfast and town meeting place. Nestled in the city’s historic district just blocks from a quaint but bustling riverfront downtown, the three-story house is full of history and modern amenities that are sure to make your visit memorable. Built in 1886 for Judge Thomas E. Webster, the seven bedroom, Queen Anne-style home has been fully renovated, with much of its original grandeur preserved. It's elegant atmosphere completely renovated with modern amenities including free wifi, central air, flat screen tvs, dvd players, and netflix in ea. room make this a one of a kind property. Our bed and breakfast rooms pamper you with the finest in European-style sleeping, with feather-top, queen-size beds and down duvets in ea. A delicious gourmet breakfast will be the perfect start to a day of antique shopping or taking in one of Bay City’s many year-round riverfront festivals, all just a short walk away. Complimentary beverages on ea. floor, turn down service all provided to complete your romantic getaway. Our formal dining and living rooms make The Webster a picturesque setting for hosting your company’s conference or speaker, with an ideal location. Reward yourself with the most luxurious getaway Bay City, Michigan, has to offer. You deserve the best. You deserve The Webster

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Best B&B we've stayed at yet

5 on April 30, 2018

We've stayed at the Webster house twice now. We're from Bay CIty and come back to visit family. It has been fun to see Bay CIty slowly re-invent itself over the years. The location is across the street from the church we were married in, and the downtown location is ideal. These personal attachments for us aside, the B&B is top shelf. Each room is unique and the house has plenty of spaces for quiet reading if relaxing is the plan. There is nothing more disappointing than heading to a long weekend getaway to find that the B&B room you've rented was painstakingly decorated and outfitted to represent a mundane hotel room! There is none of that here. The house is done exactly like seasoned B&B consumers would do it if they dared open one. The room rates are also refreshingly nominal. I have paid three times the going rate for half the charm. The breakfast is top shelf, and prepared for guests as they arrive to the dining room. The personal touches are also over the top. Our first stay was our 15 year anniversary and we were greeted with personal stationery welcoming us and a Cake that was amazing. The owners stock the rooms and offerings from excellent local businesses, inviting you to explore their sources. I would rate this B&B as the best we've ever stayed at. We've stayed at upscale hotels that were close, but that's not the point. Stay at Webster and expect a truly excellent experience. I will also say, that this B&B is formatted almost exclusively for couples. Parking is limited so you'll likely be parking on the street, which is no big deal. Well done! Cheers!


Romantic Getaway

4.6 on March 17, 2018

Amazing stay! Perfect for a weekend getaway, secluded room, amazing interior. Massage service is must if you are looking forward to have full relaxation with your significant other. Wouldn't mind going again and again!


This is the romantic getaway you're searching for ¿

4.8 on March 07, 2018

We booked the Keep Room with the private spa for our honeymoon. My expectations were high and the suite and spa blew them all away. I don't know where to start... The room was unbelievably beautiful, comfortable and luxurious. The spa was breathtaking and everything from the sheets to the towels and fluffy robes were sumptious. The fireplace and ultra-comfy chairs to cuddle in! So lovely and relaxing... The service was amazing. The innkeep was super friendly and helped us pick the perfect restaurant for dinner and gave us addresses for some wonderful shopping boutiques all minutes away. She helped my new husband print off some surprise paperwork he needed for last-minute business. She cooked us a wonderful breakfast and left an incredible cheese plate and wine reception...AND a miniature wedding cake right in our room! She was absolutely wonderful and put the icing on our stay. This is the place you're looking for. You're not going to find anything else even close for romance and luxury. The perfect getaway ¿¿


Lovely

5 on February 23, 2018

It was my first time staying in a B&B and I was nervous because of all the horror stories I’ve been told! But this place was beyond pleasant! The women who run this place are so sweet and welcoming. The rooms are each so unique and comfortable and they really add so many little details to make you feel right at home. The house itself is just beautiful and romantic! Decorated as if you walked back in time! Constantly made me feel underdressed haha! Lastly the food was fantastic, they really put a lot of work into makeing sure you’re satisfied with your stay. Overall 10/10!!


Unforgettable!!

5 on February 17, 2018

My girlfriend friend and I spent two days at the Historic Webster House. The owner and her staff went out of their way to make us feel like we were family and not just guests. The home was immaculate and food provided outstanding.The location also great and close to downtown. Truly an unforgettable experience!


Phenomenal

5 on February 13, 2018

I can't express just how awesome my experience at the Historic Webster house was. Outstanding from start to finish. I will definitely be returning here! Best hotel I've stayed at hands down.


Webster House B&B

5 on February 10, 2018

Do not hesitate to upgrade to the Keep room. Cozy and elegant. Breakfast in bed was purely delicious. Surprise your significant other. The place is exquisite.


Historic Webster House worth every penny!

5 on January 29, 2018

Had no experience with this place, no personal recommendations. I went off of internet reviews and if anything they may have undersold it. The room was amazing, the jacuzzi tub was fantastic, the staff met all of our requests including a late check out and even passed on a recipe from a scrumptious breakfast. My girlfriend was ecstatic and cried tears of joy when she saw the room and all the little things we had laid out for her. We plan to be back and probably often


The Webster House

5 on December 30, 2017

Best bed and breakfast. This place is amazing. Highly recommend!


Beautiful wedding memories!

5 on December 28, 2017

My husband & I were married at the Historic Webster House. We stayed on the Webster room. We can't stop talking about what a wonderful experience we had. Everyone was great, including Oliver!! The house has a home feel to it. It is clean & decorated beautifully. We did get a to peek at the other unoccupied rooms. We plan on staying here again! The Keep is huge & amazing. Thanks for a beautiful memory!


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Rooms & Rates

Webster Room

Perhaps the most majestic of all of our bedrooms, the Webster Room is named for the Honorable Thomas E. Webster, who was a prominent probate judge and the original owner of the home. The room features a grand Jacuzzi tub with plenty of room for two, surrounded by intricate maroon and ivory tile work. It is a beautiful room perfect for celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary or any other special occasion. Deep maroons and golds accent the room, which also features unique ceiling lines. A beautifully carved, feather-top queen bed with custom bedding, a towel warmer and flat-screen high definition television are among the room?s many offerings. A lovely writing desk can house your laptop, enabling you to connect to our high-speed Internet. A private bath and separate sink and makeup mirror are the special touches we offer in this rich and inviting room. Turndown service, complimentary beverages, free wi-fi, in-house ironing and in-room mass

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Judge's Chambers

The verdict is in: The Judge's Chambers is the room for casual comfort. In keeping with our desire to differentiate The Webster House's third floor, this suite is adorned with a more modern palette of slate blue, tan and brown. It is ideal for relaxing after a day of sightseeing in Bay City and the surrounding areas. Our cozy Jacuzzi tub is dressed with green and white ceramic tile and sits below skylights for a view of the Michigan sky while you enjoy a hot bubble bath. Although a brass queen bed encompasses the space near the slanted and unique ceiling lines, clean and modern is the feel of the room. Want to catch up on some reading? Have a glass of wine while sitting on our window seat or put your feet up and relax. Turndown service, complimentary beverages, wi-fi, in-house ironing and in-room massages are among the many amenities we offer to make your experience at The Webster House memorable.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Signature Room

As you enter this rich and inviting room, you will be awed by its high ceiling, crown molding and jeweled hues of red, pink, gold and green in the hand-screened wallpaper that envelops the room with a cozy grandeur. Your ensuite marbled bathroom and gold toned vessel sink are the perfect complement, feel the luxury that awaits you! A framed signature of the man who hung and signed the original wallpaper in 1888 adorns the wall of this memorable room, which invites you to relax and take a step back in time. Fine furnishings including a carved cherry, feather-top queen bed and custom bedding for European-style sleeping accentuate this exquisite bedroom. Amenities such as wi-fi, cable television and a DVD player are available, or just relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the downtown Bay City skyline while sitting near the large, cozy bay window. Want to relax in a whirlpool tub? Add on to your stay in the Signature Room our all-new, exquisite Spa an

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nodoka Room

Timeless elegance and modern comfort meet in the Asian-inspired Nodoka Room, a name which translates into serenity and peace ? both of which you'll feel as you step inside. Custom bedding and the tasteful use of Far-Eastern décor offer a warm and inviting environment in which to play a game of Scrabble on our cherry drop-leaf table or catch up on e-mails. The room features a luxurious queen, feather-top bed and Oriental rug. The gentle hues of soft yellow, green and slate blue are carried from the luxurious bedroom to the en suite bath, where the whirlpool tub awaits for relaxation or invigoration. Enjoy a glass of wine and your favorite movie while you unwind. Our big, beautiful armoire is ample for storing your clothes, and a sitting area tucked by the windows is perfect for conversation or enjoying the quiet tranquility. Tucked inside you will find a flat screen television and DVD player, wi-fi is provided also for your convenience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Magistrate Room

Exposed bricks and skylights cut into a slanted ceiling give this room an upscale and more modern feel. The Magistrate's bed and sitting area make it one of our most unique rooms. Nestled on the third floor of the bed and breakfast, this room features clean lines and art deco influences that differentiate this floor from the rest of the home. You can stargaze and talk about your day while lying on our luxurious feather-top queen bed, complete with custom bedding. The moonlight dances on the room?s maroon, gold and green hues with rosy touches of Venetian plaster on the walls. The Magistrate's soft sofa and exotic, end-of-the-bed seating make this suite a favorite. The room?s private bath with a rain shower head provide for an intimate and romantic getaway. Turndown service, afternoon wine and cheese, wi-fi and flat screen television with built in DVD, in-house ironing and laundry service, and in-room breakfast are just a few of the many reasons you will find this an inviting room. Want to relax in a whirlpool tub? Add on to your stay in the Magistrate Room our all-new, exquisite Spa and Sauna package, and you'll have private access to our Jacuzzi tub for two, cedar dry sauna and overhead double shower. Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation and romance for only $100 in addition to the regular guest room rate. Or, reserve the Spa and Sauna for two nights for only $185 plus the regular guest room rate. We'll have the robes ready.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Miss Yunji Room

Stop. Relax. Breathe: The mild and calming color tones of the spacious Yunji Room will envelop you and invite you to slow down and unwind. This Asian-inspired room with grasscloth walls is named for "Miss Yunji", who stands with graceful poise in her stained-glass perch above the fireplace. The beautiful stained-glass window was painted by local artist Sarah Murphy. Inspired by late 19th century Eastlake motif, the Yunji Room is luxury and elegance at its finest. It features hardwood flooring and a four-poster, feather-top deluxe queen bed with custom European feather bedding. An artfully designed writing desk and separate makeup sitting area remind you to have a seat. Take your time. Enjoy your stay. The private en suite bath features a beautiful terrazzo marbled floor, unique faux design walls and a dual shower, perfect for after an in-room massage. Other amenities include afternoon wine and cheese, in-house ironing, wi-fi

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Keep Room

Our newest room, a 5 room suite that is so different from our other rooms. Very eclectic, blend of old and new. Experience The Webster with a new perspective. Enjoy our comfortable sitting area with a glass of wine from the bar. When you rent this room you will have access to the entire lower level which not only includes the bedroom area with gas fireplace and sleeping for 4 guests, you will have unlimited access to our exclusive spa/sauna room and a separate bar area. Included is our gourmet 3 course breakfast, wine and cheese reception nightly and free beverages including wine and soft drinks. $45 extra charge each for additional guest. Third and fourth guests will use a twin sofa sleeper and rollaway bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Spa & Sauna

Pamper yourself and the one you love by reserving our all-new, exquisite Spa and Sauna during your visit to the Historic Webster House. Upgrade your stay in any of our seven luxury rooms/suites to include the spa package, and you'll have exclusive access to our Jacuzzi tub for two, cedar dry sauna and overhead double shower. Book the Spa and Sauna for one night of your stay or all of them ? either way, you'll enjoy it in complete privacy. For total relaxation, book a couples' side-by-side massage.* Enjoy a bottle of wine, get a massage and relax in the Jacuzzi. Repeat as necessary. *Spa and Sauna prices vary depending on the number of days reserved. Extra rates apply for massages, which require 36 hours notice for reservation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Midland, Saginaw, Frankenmuth, Airport, Downtown, Small town, Urban

Airport

Saginaw, MI (MBS-Tri-City) 15 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Michigan's largest 4th of July celebration, Tall Ships, Loons Minor League Baseball Midland MI, River of Time, St.Patricks Day Parade, River Roar, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River, University, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Spa, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Sauna, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Breakfast delivered to your room, Massage therapy, Meeting and conference space, Spa/Sauna/Jacuzzi Room Double Overhead Shower, Clothes Pressing

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Bike rental, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 and over with adult
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's advance payment is required to guarantee reservation. The advance payment will be applied to last night of reservation.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Deborah Ingersoll

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Historic preservation, Interior Design, gardening, antiquing

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free


Signature Dish

French Toast Croissant Bake with Maple Cream Syrup
Decadent, rich and deliciously sweet French toast bake, don't count calories with this delicacy.


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