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Northwinds Motel

11472 West US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Alma, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You check in at a motel 2 building down, breakfast is at the one next door, pool is 4 motels down the road. Our first room the heater didn't work so they moved us second room was dirty dropped change on floor found a tray and plastic I would guess it should have had a ice bucket and glasses on... More 

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Kinde, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Bradenton
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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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Cincinnati
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
22 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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