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Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City

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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London, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is okay for a couple days if you don't need anything but a bed and a shower. Rooms are clean, but very run down. The beach is pretty gross due to mud and geese droppings. The pool was really nice and we enjoyed spending evenings there. Breakfast was good enough to get your day started.

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Toledo, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I made a reservation at this hotel a few weeks before my trip but canceled it the same day as I found a better place to stay. They charged my credit card for a no-show. When I disputed it with my credit card company they got a copy of my reservation and the hotel staff hadn't even entered my name... More 

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Grand Rapids
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The staff was very friendly. The rooms on the second floor facing the beach were. Old key locks, no safety latches on the doors. Mold in the bathrooms, ants on the floor every morning. and beer cans and cigar butts on the balcony. We left the hotel for the day, we meet the cleaning lady and asked if we needed... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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 August 10, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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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