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Thunderbird Inn

146 Old US Hwy 31, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Thunderbird Inn
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Ranked #22 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed her on opening weekend. The room was very clean. The pool was not open yet nor did they have a full breakfast yet. I am sure this will all be open by the end of the month in time for Memorial Day. We have stayed here before and have always liked it. It is a good value too.

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Cincinnati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

In an area that modest hotels are pretty pricey, this was a great value. The was definitely no frills, but it was clean, and the bed was reasonably comfortable. The breakfast had variety. The pool was rather run-down and cold . There was a playground for the kids. As a "home-base" (for sleeping and showering) while enjoying the attractions of... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

First the positive..they allow pets and the staff was ok. Other than that, there are not many other good things. It was EXTREMELY noisy (it rained while we were there and it sounded like we were sleeping in the middle of a rain forest, not to mention whenever someone opened and shut their door it sounded as if they were... More 

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frankenmuth, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

my wife and I go to Mackinaw City every fall and travel with two of our Basset Hounds. The hotel we have stayed at for several years decided to not allow dogs anymore(American Inn Boutique). Money talks I guess so we looked around and most hotels that allow dogs are under 20 pounds. A dog is a dog! Anyway Thunderbird... More 

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West Olive, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a later checki in, the staff was very nice and made sure we knew what was available to us. Clean rooms comfortable bed, breakfast was hot and Coffee was good, what more could you ask for. The price was very reasonable. The only thing watch out for is the shower water does not regulate well. There is a... More 

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Garden City, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Staff was nice but didn't go out of their way for you. The coffeemaker was missing out of our room. I was told just go across to the breakfast room and get some. Breakfast was not very good...the eggs were terrible, the bread was dried out. Also one chair in our room had a cracked back so we told them... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Smelly, dirty, no hot water. Staff...well as unprofessional as you could possibly imagine. They need another gathering area in the morning if they are going to dress unprofessionally. Real turn off to guests are staff members who are wearing dirty, stained, and worn clothing. They need to insitute some sort of uniform to staff memebers.

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Evansville
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

First, I want to say that we stayed here the day before the Mackinaw Bridge Walk so all hotels in Mackinaw were crowded. The Inn is an older hotel. The room was clean. We tried to check in at 3:30pm and were told that check in was at 4pm and the room was not ready. We returned at 5pm and... More 

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Steven C, General Manager at Thunderbird Inn, responded to this review

I would like to apologize for the issues with your stay. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends for the area and people do tend to stay up late and wake up early as the excitement of walking the bridge draws near. Hopefully you will consider us for a future stay to show you the level of customer... More 

Gibson City, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is an older hotel but that is no excuse for its condition. The bed was old and very uncomfortable. Linens (bed and towels) were of poor condition. The first room we were put in had stained sheets. I complained about this and the guy at the front desk couldn't even make a decision as what to do about the... More 

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Steven C, General Manager at Thunderbird Inn, responded to this review

While we are an older hotel, we work at trying to provide clean rooms and friendly service. Unfortunately, it looks like we dropped the ball this time. I can assure you that we take each and every comment and complaint to heart and work towards fixing it for future guests. Please rest assured that your comments will not be tossed... More 

Cadillac, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The room was super clean, the staff was courteous and helpful, breakfast included hot eggs & sausage, and the price was more reasonable than most other hotels in the area. We'd definitely stay here again.

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Steven C, General Manager at Thunderbird Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm pleased to hear that your stay was comfortable and the breakfast in the morning was enjoyable. We look forward to having you stay again! More 

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