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Thunderbird Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   146 Old US Hwy 31, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Ranked #20 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Evansville
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Gibson City, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Cadillac, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a 2-star hotel, this is very nice! It was easy to find - close to the highway exit. We were mainly concerned about having a clean place to stay, and this was great! Granted, the TV was an older model, the towels were a little thin, and the mattress wasn't a pillowtop like at an expensive resort - but... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for our 2 year wedding anniversary. It was a wake up and drive kind of trip and it was great that we stumbled upon this gem. They were clean and comfortable rooms with super friendly service! I would recommend to anyone looking for a cheap getaway. It's also close to the island ferry and... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was nervous before coming after reading the recent reviews. The place was average. It was clean. The bed was pretty comfortable. We weren't in the room much so it worked ok for us. We were able to walk to town. The water in the shower did take a while to heat up and some of the towels smelled moldy.... More

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Lansing
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Girl Scout troop (6th-grade girls) stayed at the Thunderbird Inn and it was everything we hoped it would be. We were looking for economical accommodations, and were very pleased with what we got for the price. We really enjoyed the indoor pool. The temperature was perfect (cool but not cold upon entry), there was adequate seating, pool towels were... More

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Central Vermont
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were in Mackinaw City for a reunion of the crew of the icebreaker Mackinaw and lodgings were arranged by others. While the discounted price was attractive the "Inn" wasn't so hot. It's basically an older motel with thin walls between rooms and a sign in the shower that warns the water temperature may change unexpectedly. Rooms are on the... More

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Coopersville, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed here two years ago and really liked it. This year we didn't. The room was not clean. It was a dark dingy room. Had a strange smell. The bed sagged really bad. Very uncomfortable. We had no hot water at night for a shower or washing my face. They do have a sign telling you the water flucuates,... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Check in was fine and easy. The location is near many other hotels. Our room was tidy, but the hot water was a serious issue (as noted in other reviews). I had booked online because I figured it would be the cheapest and easiest way to ensure we had a place to rest our heads. It wasn't! The paper in... More

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Address: 146 Old US Hwy 31, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City Best Western
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