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“Good rates and awesome service good hearty breakfast. Awesome view and great pool.” 5 of 5 stars
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Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City
2.0 of 5 Inn   |   1009 South Huron Avenue, P.O. Box 302, Mackinaw City, MI 49701   |  
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Good rates and awesome service good hearty breakfast. Awesome view and great pool.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

We loved our stay the rooms are emaculate clean and ours was a lakefront room with plenty of space.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Millington, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

My two sisters and I stayed for an overnighter. It is a very clean inn. It is an older one but well kept. There are rooms that are ground level next to the pool. Also 2 story buildings with patios. we had an upstairs room over looking the lake. We could see the Mackinaw bridge from our balcony. The bridge is beautiful lit up at night. The inn has picnic tables, lounges and gliders and chairs at the beach and also a firepit. The lake, has small rocks in the water, so you might want to invest in water shoes or wear old tennis shoes, unless you are not a tenderfoot. Water was warm in the lake and we looked for Petosky stones. Pool was great and hot tub also. Free breakfast in lobby area with coffee and juices,waffles, cereal,muffins, and lots of table and chairs.Office clerk was very helpful. Only about 1 mile from town. Rates are reasonably low.

Room Tip: Rooms over looking the lake are worth the extra $10. If you have problems with stairs ground floor n...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michigan, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

My husband and I stayed here with our two children for one night. The hotel is very old and very run down. The beds are hard as rock and the furnishings were old 20 years ago. The amount of chlorine in the pool combined with the lack of ventilation in the pool building will make you gag, literally. I had a very hard time breathing and was concerned about my children breathing the air. By 6:30 the next morning, my 4 year old was standing at the door begging to leave. It was really an unpleasant experience. There are other hotels in the area for the same price that are much nicer. I really would not recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Royal Oak
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

At the spur of the moment we decided to stop in Mackinaw City, we stopped at the Waterfront Inn. I walked in to the lobby (it was around noon), and inquired about the availability of rooms. The desk clerk greeted me immediately; she was very friendly and helpful. She gave me three rooms to choose from, I chose a lake view room with 2 double beds it was only $69.00 per night. The room was dated but very clean and comfortable, large TV, refrigerator and a great view with a private balcony. I was shocked when the desk clerk said “the room is ready and you can take your luggage up now. So many times when you try to check in early you are told you will have to wait.
In conclusion if you want a clean comfortable room that is reasonably priced, you cannot go wrong. As other reviewers have mentioned if you want a better room you can upgrade to their sister property next door.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adrian, MI
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

We stayed 3 nights here, the staff was very friendly. Breakfast (cold cereal, muffins, waffles, orange juice and fruit) was hectic the first day, we arrived at a very busy time. The next day we ate out. Second time we ate breakfast there, it was much less hectic. The rooms are dimly lit and the beds are very uncomfortable. Pillows are flat as previous reviews have stated, so we brought our own. Other than that, the location is nice, with a nice beach area that my daughter loved. Swimming pool and hottub were nice as well. Not too bad for the price we paid.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrisonburg
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

very nice facility. right on the water and the accomodations are reasonable. The breakfast is adequate and the staff is knowledgeable about the area and attractions. Can make reservations for faciltiy next door if you want to upgrade.
Kids enjoyed the swings and dipping their feet into the water. Great view of the Bridge

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sterling heights, MI
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

On many trips to Mackinaw City with all my teenage kids we have always stayed at the Dockside. This time with only my youngest son I decided to find less expensive lodging and the Waterfront was it. As prior reviewers have noted, it is an older property but is run well and kept clean. We had a waterfront room with twins which was large enough for the time we spent there. There is no coffee maker or iron but there is coffee available at the front in the morning along with a breakfast. We generally eat breakfast elsewhere and did this trip so I can't comment on the inn breakfast. Given the good management, I would guess that an iron would be supplied if you asked. We arrived a little early and the room wasn't ready but I was allowed to check in and it was ready when promised. I do have 2 complaints. First, the doorwall latch was broken so the door was "locked" by using a piece of wood placed between the door and the frame. It works but...Also, although there is a wood framed balcony, the top rail is so high that when you sit in a chair the rail blocks the view of the water which is kind of the point of a lakefront room with balcony. Although we didn't use the beach, it did not look as nice as that of some of the other properties to the north but that didn't appear to stop a lot of people from using it. You can also have a fire in the fire pit on the beach and there are grills available. All in all for the price, the place is fine.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City Hotel Mackinaw City
Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City Hotel
Address: 1009 South Huron Avenue, P.O. Box 302, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City 2*
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