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Northwinds Motel

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   11472 West US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Ranked #38 of 41 hotels in Mackinaw City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013
Matthew N Kinde, Michigan, United States
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kinde, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have stayed at the Northwinds for the past four Mackinaw Bridge walks. Every stay has been a pleasant experience. Sue has chartered buses pick up guests to walk the bridge which means a lot! Our room is neat and clean. A nice basic room. The beach front fires in the evening are great. Tina is really friendly and takes... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This hotel would not cancel a reservation even when I explained my mother-in-law had been admitted to a hospice. How unfeeling can a hotel get? Life is a lot more precious than a lousy $100 so they can spend it in celebration.

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Kalamzoo, MI
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is awful! Small is an understatement, musty smelling, we didn't even take our luggage in! They own three motels in a row, the Northwinds, Bells (?), and Sunrise. Lucky for us (kind of) they did let us move into I think the Sunrise location where the rooms were acceptable. Not as small as Northwinds room, but, at least it... More

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L'Anse, MI
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We have stayed many years at the Northwinds Motel. The last few years we have thought they need to do some repairs and up dates. This year, we decided this is our last year staying there. The continental breakfast isn't much. The beach is so full of goose poop I didn't want to walk on the beach. The wooden swings... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I just stayed 4 nights at the Northwinds Motel. I was very disappointed! I wont stay there again. The breakfast was much to be desired! The buttermilk biscuits were stale, tasted like theybwere made way before and just put out and putbout till another batch were made after these were gone. not fresh. The bathroom was rusted out. The heater... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

First the good things: the rooms are just feet away from a nice, small beach on Lake Huron. Now the bad: very small rooms, holes in the sheets, nosey, ineffective air conditioner, almost NO water pressure in the shower, although clean ants on the floor, terrible free continental breakfast. The Americas Best Value Inn, close by is much nicer and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

We stayed here while passing through on a family vacation. We were excited that it had a pool & it's own beach but were really disappointed in both once we arrived. The pool was in poor condition, full of bugs & I saw a used band-aid laying near the pool. The water was freezing & we were only able to... More

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Canton Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

As always, this motel ..........along with the other 2 sister motels next door provides a traveler with everything they need. The rooms are clean and quiet and even some have the knotty pine paneling if you are looking for that "up north" feeling! The grounds are immaculate with seating by the beach to enjoy your morning coffee. The indoor/outdoor pool... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

I normally book hotel reservations on a hotels website but this time I figured I would try Hotwire! Well..this was a mistake! I understand that $68 per night doesn't afford extreme comfort but....this hotel stinks of old mildew and must, the beds were awful, the blanket was made out of sandpaper, air conditioner was so loud and clunking it was... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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374 reviews 374 reviews
51 hotel reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

I selected this motel because it ranked high in tripadvisor ratings, but have learned to look at numbers of reviews now. This is just the basics. It is somewhat misleading because if you book at this motel, the continental breakfast is at the next hotel over and the pool is one more motel over. In other words, it's a trio... More

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Address: 11472 West US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #38 of 41 hotels in Mackinaw City
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Northwinds Motel 1.5*
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