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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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Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great for the price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Just got back from 4 nights at the Waterfront Inn. We had room 250, which was at the end on the second floor. The beds were on the outside wall, so the only time I heard our neighbors was when we were both in the bathroom at the same time. Room was a pretty good size, 2 beds, table and chairs, fridge, sink and good size counter. Tub and toilet in a pretty small room. This is not a fancy or totally modern place. But the room was clean, the hotel is on the beach, and kids loved the pool and hot tub. Breakfast is 3 kinds of cold cereal, 2 kinds of muffins, bread for toast, waffle maker, juice, coffee, tea. Hot beverages available all the time. We grilled on the beach a couple of nights. Staff were very nice, friendly. Beds and pillows were also very good. We had a courtside, we had a small view of part of Mackinac Island. Again, it's not modern, but the decor is also not from the 50s. We paid $80 Fri and Sat night, and $60 Sun-Wed nights. I've paid a LOT more for rooms that were only slightly more up to date. If you aren't looking for fancy, just want a decent room and breakfast and want to be on the beach, give this place a try.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Sullivan, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The hotel was in a good location and easy to access the ferries and shopping. We stayed for 1 night at the Waterfront Inn, waiting to go to Mackinac Island for the weekend. We had a king room on the end of the back part of the hotel. I couldn't even take my sandals off - the carpet was damp - eww. The walls looked like the paint was peeling and the be all to end all - we killed 3 spiders. The service was ok - when we checked in and out the person at the desk was on the phone and was in no hurry to end their personnal call. Breakfast was pretty nasty too - we went to Burger King instead. Next time, we'll spend the extra $30 - $40 and stay at a name-brand hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mosinee, Wisconsin, United States
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stayed two nights a the Waterfront Inn. It is a well maintained facility located away from the business of downtown, yet close enough to walk to the shops. The rooms are clean and comfortably spacious. They have rooms with balconies overlooking Lake Huron. A beatiful view and wonderful to wake up to see the sun rising over the water, hear the waves coming in and feel the cool breeze in our room. Continental breakfast is served in the lobby from 6:30 to 9:30. We would definately stay here again.

Room Tip: An upper level room gives you an even better view and less A/C noise.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wauseon, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed at the Waterfront Inn starting on the 4th of July. It ws a great location to watch the fireworks for mackinaw City, Mackinac Island and St. Ignace all at once. The location was also nice because it was just a couple minutes down from the main part of Mackinaw City, So it was real loud and traffic wasn't bad. They have great beach front property! The rooms were nice, frig w/ tables and chairs. The pool and hot tube were nice as well. They do serve breakfast... Simple though, just waffles and cereal. All and all we had a great trip and we will definately stay here again!!

Room Tip: we stayed in room 406 and it was right across from the pool house so that was nice.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Millington, Michigan
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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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Additional Information about Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City

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 #7 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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