We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Hotel website
Hotel deals
505 S Huron St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Special Offer
1,000 bonus reward points
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Best Western to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

505 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    165
    164
    83
    55
    38
See reviews for
182
198
12
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (116)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (505)
  • Mar-May only
    (48)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (280)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (166)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (11)
All months
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Couldn't breath in room 228! So gross I wanted to leave as soon as I walked in but never get money back. Floor in bathroom still had hair on floor and in tub, dust on top of armoire was really thick? Air conditioner air stinks! Switched rooms and it was a bit better . Never again I can't believe this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michigan
Level Contributor
33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a suite at another hotel a few doors down that was in a word, disgusting. Fortunately for us the Best Western Dockside had a room open. The Best Western room was SOOOOO much better. It was CLEAN! That was a huge plus. We were on the top floor and our room had two queen beds plus a pull... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was very outdated...old features in the room.. The carpet was nasty and the bathroom floor tile grout was black. The only decent thing to eat in the free breakfast were the waffles. The eggs were gross and the sausage was some foreign substance. For what I paid to stay the night there, I expected better! The beach area... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Mackinaw City hotels

Wall Township, New Jersey
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think that we spent an extra $60 for a room with a lake view and private balcony. The balcony is about 4' x 8' --- not worth the money. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Our room was very clean and spacious. The bed and pillows were comfortable. Would stay again, but not in a room with a balcony.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 9 days here. The beds were very comfortable. The room was real nice. The shower was excellent. The Pool was just right - cool enough to refresh, yet warm enough for older folks like us. The spa was nice and hot. The free breakfast was great. Over the 9 days, I had scrambled eggs, toast, sausage, a banana,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Royal Oak, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked my trip through the Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism, booked my trip for 8/15 and 8/16 and I got my email confirmation for my reservation on 7/16. I called the hotel on 8/13 to verify that my reservation is still good because it is a 4 hour drive to Mackinaw from my home. I received an email on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wilmette, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The beach is disgusting. It's full of bird poo. Also the helpers at the front desk make biased recommendations. On the plus the side the rooms are huge and it's the closest hotel to the water and to the little shopping area. The pool is as good as any other pool, but there are other hotels that have water parks... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michigan
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Hotel has a nice location. Within walking distance to all the Ferries and town. The " free" breakfast was fine, better than most free breakfast. This is one of the larger Hotels in the area, consequently the parking can be scarce late at night. We had a room looking to lake MI and Mac Island, can see the ferries... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First the positive stuff: Clean, nice scenery, right on the shore. The negative: interest was spotty but when it did work, it was slow as molasses (clocked it at 0.27Gb), so if you plan on using Netflix, or the sort, you can just about forget it. It could be that the hotel was packed, but that is no excuse. When... More 

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dexter, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was very clean. We enjoyed walking on the beach. The hotel was in walking distance of the many activities and restaurants in the area. We even took a shuttle to the casino. Our maid was awesome and we look forward to coming back.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hotel Review Summarization

What travelers say

  • Parking lot(4)
  • Breakfast room(3)
  • Very clean(3)
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

140 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (113)
Viewed
Room/suite (34)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (23)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
View from room (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (29)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (27)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Mackinaw City
0.3 mi away
Baymont Inn Mackinaw City
Baymont Inn Mackinaw City
#3 of 41 in Mackinaw City
4.5 of 5 stars 877 reviews
0.6 mi away
Mackinaw Beach and Bay - Inn & Suites
0.4 mi away
Clarion Hotel Beachfront
Clarion Hotel Beachfront
#12 of 41 in Mackinaw City
3.5 of 5 stars 475 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Hamilton Inn Select - Beachfront
Hamilton Inn Select - Beachfront
#14 of 41 in Mackinaw City
3.0 of 5 stars 604 reviews
0.1 mi away
Comfort Inn Lakeside
Comfort Inn Lakeside
#17 of 41 in Mackinaw City
3.5 of 5 stars 140 reviews
0.7 mi away
Parkside Inn -  Bridgeside
Parkside Inn - Bridgeside
#21 of 41 in Mackinaw City
3.5 of 5 stars 120 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay