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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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Champaign, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely, friendly hosts and staff. Beautiful location. The Mackinac bridge lit up at night is amazing and the balcony overlooking the water is comfortable and spacious, if a little a little mosquitoy. Room and bed were clean and comfortable. Walls are thin and even polite neighbors are audible. Not polite neighbors would be a disaster. Sink located separate from shower/... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only stayed 1 night as was passing through, we were sad to leave. Staff is awesome. The balcony off the room gives great views of lake and the bridge. Several campfires lit along the beach to gather around, and some one even periodically stops by to stoke the fire to keep it going!! Bed very comfortable, room was perfect and... More 

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Westland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

These owners are truly the best. They ensure every detail of your stay is both enjoyable and relaxing. If you want a relaxing, quiet place to stay, away from the downtown area this is the place to rest and relax, while listening to the gentle waves of Lake Michigan hit their beachfront property. What an awesome view of the mighty... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have stayed in many hotels and will not stay here again. There are tons of hotels in this city and I wish I would have called around more as the hotels are pretty empty now. While the location and cleanliness were fine, the hotel was full of noisy teens. Due to that, we did not get a beach room,... More 

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Gary_McGaughey, Owner at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel, responded to this review

It is always disappointing when we fail to meet a guest's expectations. Anticipating that the presence of a group of young people might have been an issue, we isolated them to separate buildings from the other guests, and informed you of their presence when you called to make a reservation in case you preferred to stay elsewhere. I'm sorry that... More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed over here for a day over the memorial weekend and loved the place. The view to the lake and the bridge is fantastic. Rooms are very neat and well kept. Staff were friendly and breakfast was also very good. We loved the fire pit experience during the night with the view of the lake and the bridge. Will... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose the room with a balcony and were in for a treat. Watching the sunsets enjoying a drink sitting out in the balcony were simply amazing, and watching the geese and other birds very relaxing. It was awesome to go to sleep watching the lights on the bridge and the different colors of the sky. The owner, Gary is... More 

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Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family travelled to Mackinaw City to participate in the Memorial Bridge Run. Clearwater Lakeshore was the perfect place to view the bridge. The beach stretches for approximately 1 mile to downtown Mackinaw and you have a great vantage point from this location. Staff and owners were friendly and knowledgeable. Rooms are very clean and well appointed. The grounds were... More 

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Grandville, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been coming to Clearwater Lake shore resort for 10 years. It is the only place I will stay other than the mill Creek Campground when I come up to Mackinac city.The staff is very friendly rooms are clean love the fire pits in the back with the view of the bridge in the island. I will definitely keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolute perfection!!!! Having stayed in many Mackinaw City Hotels in the past and paying top dollar for a "nationwide hotel chain"-we were ready to try something different. What an amazing experience!! Let me start by saying I am NOT a hotel person-they never seem clean enough and I can rarely relax-not the case here!!! From our initial warm welcome upon... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What this place might lack in fancy 5 star digs, it more than makes up for in charm and amenities. Every staff member here is genuinely friendly, caring and accommodating. The breakfast is above and beyond continental with both a lovely attendant and a waffle maker, in addition to the usual fare. Plus it's open until 10 for us late... More 

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