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“My 2nd visit-good place, great view, price=too high..” 3 of 5 stars
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Riviera Motel
520 N. Huron Ave., Mackinaw City, MI 49701   |  
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Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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“My 2nd visit-good place, great view, price=too high..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2009

I thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at this motel last September during the Truck & Light Show; nice owners, clean rooms, very basic. Definitely needs some remodeling & updating inside. Beds comfortable. I am surprised they don't have a frig in the rooms. You can't beat the view and location. Bridge, beach, park, lighthouse all right at your fingertips. Very nice pool, well kept grounds. Nothing like listening to the waves roll up onto the beach. Quiet. However, upon my 2nd visit, though I had the same room, I wasn't quite as impressed this time. Very few people there and I think I made the mistake of reserving a room; I should have just known there would be availability and then tried to get the room I wanted (the end room with either the balcony on 2nd or the deck on 1st) and try to negotiate the rate. It is not worth $140 a night at that time of year at all. Our balcony was plastered with mosquitos and impossible to sit out on. Probably not a solution to that, but rates should be adjusted for such. There are several small mom and pop motels in town and many have continental breakfast-some with views, some not, but much lower rates. So is a toss up-if you can get a good rate, do stay here, but do check with others in town, also.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Address: 520 N. Huron Ave., Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the shadow of the Mackinaw Bridge, the Riviera Motel has comfortable, clean, affordable rooms with a one-in-a-million view of the Mackinac Bridge. And with everything Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island have to offer just steps from your room, a lazy stroll will get you to all the major attractions. The Riviera is also surrounded by state parks, so going on a picnic is as easy as saying, "Peanut butter and jelly!" You can enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities including flying kites, skipping rocks, walking on the beach or just enjoying the view. Family-owned and operated, your friendly hosts and their staff are always willing to recommend a good restaurant, call a shuttle or just chat while you enjoy your complimentary cup of morning coffee, tea or hot chocolate. ... more   less 
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