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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fort Wayne, IN
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kim & Gary, the new owners, are working hard to make this the best facility in town. These people are honest, responsive and truly care about their visitors. It is not hard to tell they see guests as friends rather than a dollar sign like the family that owns almost every other waterfront spot. Kim & Gary work to make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

People are friendly, view from hotel is Beautiful. Priced reasonably, there's a pool and hot tub. We had some trouble with the cable but they came right to our room and were unable to fix it so they put us in another room right away with no problems. Continental breakfast was nice. Overall it is a lovely hotel. I would... More 

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Mendenhall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We spent too long over lunch with friends in Detroit, so that our arrival at Clearwater was later than we had expected. However, they were ready for us and booked us into a first floor room overlooking the lake. It was a bitterly cold night, but the heater warmed the room quickly, and we had plenty of cozy blankets. The... More 

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Grand Blanc MI
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82 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stayed here one night and wished it were longer due to the friendly and honest owner, clean facilities, quiet location. We stayed on a first floor room with a Jacuzzi and were not disappointed at all. Now with that said, the room was very clean, and yes, a bit dated, but I have stayed in turn-key locations with horrible owners... More 

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Bear Lake, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This trip was for our 41st anniversary. The view from our little balcony was so gorgeous especially of the macinaw bridge lit up at night. The pool and hot tub were great, good breakfast, clean rooms and the unique touch of fire pits on the beach. A staff member checked on the wood supply often so we never ran out.... More 

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This trip was for our 43rd anniversary and we have always enjoyed the area around Macinaw. The Fort, Mill Creek, smoked whitefish, a boat ride to Macinaw Island for the day, what else is there to say, except, we stayed for the first time at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel. I must say, my wife and I truly enjoyed our stay. Everything... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We spent a very relaxing weekend at the Clearwater. The staff was friendly and the hotel was located in a great spot on the beach. We enjoyed the fire pits and the view. Loved the hotel will visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Terrific, friendly staff. Comfortable bed and clean room. Great lakeside views. Quiet location and small enough to be quiet on the grounds. We stayed two nights and had two rooms. Staff helped us find very cool things to do in Mackinaw City that we weren't aware of previously...don't miss the historic sawmill - it's very cool and one of our... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We chose the Clearwater because of the reviews and were not disappointed. Very friendly owners (not the one that owns the WHOLE town). Had a very nice view of the bridge and the island from our room. Very clean. One suggestion-Could have a comfortable chair to sit in for reading in the room. They are doing work on making the... More 

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Black Diamond, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Like many others, we were on a fast trip to see the fall foliage colors. The room had a wonderful view of the lake and was very clean. If only the weather would have been better, a walk on the beach would have been a plus. The usual noise from other guests was noticeable but tolerable. Not a lot of... More 

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