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Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   1009 South Huron Avenue, P.O. Box 302, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was talking to my friend who wanted to visit mackinaw island and then remembered I promised the frontdesk girl I would write a review. Sorry, but this is an old broken down motel. We reserved for four nights and was ready to cancel when the guy dismissed our complains, the front desk girl seeing that my husband was ready... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It’s been two months, since my wife and I stayed at the Waterfront Inn located in Mackinaw City. The door to our room was kicked in while we were sleeping, my then 9 month pregnant wife woke up screaming and her screaming is what made the guy to run off. We gathered our items went to the front desk to... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We previously stayed at this same hotel about 4 years ago and everything was fine then. We loved the location, meaning walking distance to downtown and you can view the island and the bridge from the beach. Well, about a week before we were to leave, I found the reviews on here and was very worried about what we had... More

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Fenton, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel does need updates especially to the outside. That being said, the staff were very friendly when we checked in. They accidentally put my mom on a 3rd floor room and they switched us to a 1st floor lake front room that was just beautiful. The rooms were clean and did NOT smell. They had minor flaws but nothing... More

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LaPorte, Indiana
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in was fast. Had a great view of the lake from our room on the 3rd floor. It is an older hotel in need of some updates but our room was clean, the air worked and didn't smell. My grandson enjoyed the pool. The pool was open until 11pm, which was great. The only complaint is we didn't get... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the reviews, I thought this place would be ok for our weekend trip. The only good thing was that the room was clean. Other than that, it was gross. The outside was falling apart - plywood nailed to the side of the building, exterior walls are falling apart, and the room slanted. I'm pretty sure there is a... More

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Mattawan, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we did not read the reviews before booking our last minute trip. Check in wasn't until 4, room smelled awful, very old and outdated and just felt "sketchy". Looked as if it was a motel for drugs and prostitution. Other visitors were gathered outside our room and could be heard as if the windows were open. Also very small... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 2nd time here. I booked on Mackinaw Chamber of Tourism and got a great package price. I called ahead to see if we could get the room we had before and was told they would try. When we checked in they asked if we were the ones that asked for 3 beds and I said no. We... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read the less than stellar reviews and decided to chance it. I'm a simple girl and don't require much in the way of luxuries at hotels. This place had no luxuries. When we arrived, the women at the desk were less than efficient. I was able to get my room keys, but the ferry tickets that were part of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First of all disquieting, spider every where and spider sacs, don't even dear to take ur shoes off, dirty beds, dirty bathroom, foul smells and worst of all my 2 year old doughter got bit multiple time by some incest while sleeping, I never been to worst place in my life, I would even go there of they would of... More

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Address: 1009 South Huron Avenue, P.O. Box 302, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City 2*
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