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Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

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11380 U.S. 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cedar Hill, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed our time at the Clearwater Lakeshore. Rooms were nice with fantastic views of the straits and the bridge. We loved the fire pits in the evening, sitting around a fire and seeing the constellations in the sky. We would definitely return.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My fiance and I stayed for two nights. Be sure to get a lakefront view! Both sunrise and sunset are amazing and is worth the extra money. I would also recommend sitting around the camp fires they provide. That also made for an awesome experience. We had a jacuzzi king suite and although the room was a bit on the... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very Attractive place with an awesome beach location; add the night fires on beach and decent breakfast all made this a great find. Only negative was the heatless hot tub, but that won't keep me away.

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Avoca, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room was very nice, it was well stocked with everything we needed..the only thing is the beach is very rocky so you cant walk in the water very easy..we will go there again. They start the bonfire each night for the guests....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a relaxing place to stay. Spent two nights....amazing view of the mackinac bridge. Sat on the beach in the evening around one of the six firepits with a glass of wine after a long day of enjoying the city. Perfect end to the day. Lovely continental breakfast provided with awesome waffles. Travelled with two young teenage girls and they... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very happy with the attention we got from the new manager, Gary, who was always there to add more wood to our campfire every night. The new breakfast buffet was fantastic! Loved the waffle maker! Loved it!

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed 3 nights at the Clearwater with our extended family. The rooms were clean and well outfitted. My family of 4 (2 adults/2 kids) stayed in the king one bedroom with a kitchen and it was very spacious. The beachfront area was wonderful -- the sand was great and the fire pits were set up and ready to go... More 

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Burton, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place, comfy & clean. I highly recommend them. Was pretty relaxing chilling out on the balcony listening to the waves crash against the shore. Rooms were super nice and clean. We will be back for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very clean room with fridge. Small in size but very clean. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Loved the fact that they have numerous bonfires on the beach already set up with wood and chairs. Great place to have a drink or roast marshmallows.

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Fort Wayne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed there for one night but I could've stayed there much longer. I am a confessed hotel snob and I am very picky about where I will stay. The reviews that I read for the Clearwater Motel were so convincing that I booked our room and I was not disappointed!! We stayed in a king one bedroom with a... More 

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