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602 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Rainbow Motel
Ranked #5 of 41 hotels in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a clean, old, motel that smells like moth balls, you've found it. Yea, it's cheap, but it's cheap for a reason. Everything is so old. And the worst most terrible part if this place, THE BEDS!! Rocks. Your better off sleeping on the floor. I have never in my life slept in a bed this hard and... More

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After staying at the Super 8 one night we sought out a different hotel for our 2nd night. My husband inquired at several hotels and found this property. The people were friendly and the property was clean and quaint in the heart of shopping for our teenage daughter. Our kids enjoyed the pool and making use of the wifi. My... More

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Newaygo County, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love staying here! Clean rooms, great price, nice pool/hot tub, friendly owners and staff! We highly recommend them to all our friends and family! We come back and stay several times a year! The owners take great pride in the upkeep of the grounds and gardens surrounding the hotel. Centrally located in walking distance to downtown shopping district and... More

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London, Ontario
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47 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pull into the parking lot and wow, CLEAN!!! Flowers and beds all great, nice little Gazebo! Every room has a bench and small table outside. Check in was smooth, and the lobby was clean,, I am thinking we are off to a good start! Room was spacious, mini fridge, micro, 2 chairs, table, all in great shape,,,, and did I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED our time at the Rainbow Motel. It was extremely clean. Beds were very comfortable. So nice to have a fridge and microwave in the room. Rooms are nice. Staff was so friendly. Grounds well maintained. Pool and Hot Tubs were awesome. We will definitely be back. Easy walking distance to the ferries, downtown, restaurants, etc. This will be... More

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Hastings, Michigan
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a return trip for me to the Rainbow Motel. I also stayed here 2 years ago. It still remains a great deal, and is located within easy walking distance to many Mackinaw City attractions (including directly across the street from Mackinac Island Ferry Service). You can't beat it's very clean rooms, friendly staff and throwback "retro" look. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Loved this cute, well kept motel. We stayed in the King Deluxe which is actually a separate little "bungalow". The decor is dated, but the room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The grounds and landscaping were immaculate. The price was half that of the chain hotels across the street. The staff could not have been more helpful... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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24 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Spencer had been going on and on about his last stay at the Rainbow Motel, so I decided to give it a try. Skeptical, as it has 'Motel' in the name, I was pleasantly surprised how nice this little place is. So nice, I thought twice about giving it a review on TA as to not tip off others and... More

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Adrian, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Nice Staff, Great Location, For the money it was a great value. The kids loved the pool and the hot tub. The room was very acceptable for the price range, clean and comfortable. We will stay here again.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I absolutely love this motel, it is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed, clean comfortable affordable and the owners and staff are pleasant and wonderful. I have stayed in both their normal rooms as well as the deluxe and jacuzzi room and I would not trade it for anything. Everything was clean, if you had a problem... More

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Address: 602 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City

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