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Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City

1009 South Huron Avenue, P.O. Box 302, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Dearborn, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I stayed two nights Oct 9 & 10th, 2015, for what we paid, it was fine. Our rooms were on the one floor unit. WiFi not a strong signal, faded in and out. Some of the outlets in the room need replacing,our chargers wouldn't stay in tight, phone didn't work, but didn't need it, no hair dryer; small frig /microwave;beds... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Pay a little more money and stay elsewhere! We used to stay here when it was the Chippewa Inn and it was a decent affordable place. This is no longer true. The front desk staff was not friendly or helpful and did not offer any information or tell us about any supposed amenities. The room was very old and questionably... More 

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Alger
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The room reeked of room deodorizer. The mattress was old, thin and lumpy, bathroom floor had dirt and water on it. This was supposed to be a waterfront room but window was so dirty you couldn't see out. Rate was $149! We tried to cancel but they refused.

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Thank Carl H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this hotel recently and the service was horrible. No one was ever at the desk and when we asked for an extra half hour to check out we were greeted with horrible attitiude because the clerk had "so much paper work to do". So....when we went to hand in the key.....the clerk was sitting,... More 

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Thank Liz F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Hotel was okay. Old style furniture but was clean. Should have been very quiet because there were hardly any other guests staying there. Unfortunately, the couple in the next room were drinking and fighting most of the night which made it impossible for us to sleep. Bed was very hard. They gave us vouchers to go to the hotel next... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Free WiFi = no signal. No Breakfast. Disorganized and rude staff. $40-$60 is probably the most you should spend any more and you're getting cheated. Don't a room in a good condition or a comfortable bed to sleep in. The caulk was separating from tub and tile peeling up in the bathroom. Given wrong time for city trolley tour.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

As a seasonal guest I have stayed in a Waterfront Inn lakeshore room for very specific reasons. Ground level access, private deck, and a grass (not sand) front are a must. I require these things because I bring expensive and delicate optical equipment as part of my enjoyment for my usual week's stay. Their location also provides a picturesque view.... More 

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Thank Eric L
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

This place was $200/night and not not NOT worth it. The room key has your room number on it -- better not lose it. So outdated and not safe! There were spiders everywhere. The sliding door to the water was unlocked. It looked like they had done all the work themselves -- 1" gaps in the floor tile that were... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

My boyfriend and I decide to take a last minute trip up to Mackinaw City for my birthday weekend, we needed a place to stay for the night. It was about 7o'clock in the evening on a Friday night. Every hotel was either booked or only had $300 rooms available. AS easy going as we are we didn't need a... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

They let us check in early. Room had an over powering room freshener(?) smell...not pleasant. Room was dated and could use an upgrade but was clean looking. We had a balcony with lake and bridge view which we enjoyed. No breakfast, no internet, no coffee pot in room. Found the clock the next day unplugged and under the night stand.... More 

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