I have stayed at the Vindel Motel on many occasions over the last 2 years. It is without question, the BEST place to stay in Mackinac City. I have experienced quite a few of the lodging alternatives in town over the years. Some good and some not so good. The Vindel is not the easiest place to find as it is on the West side of 1-75. Consequently, for years I chose places right downtown or on "motel row", the collection of various hotels/motels near the boats docks. I rolled into town one evening and my usual places were booked and a very smart bartender suggested the Vindel. The rest is history. I will never stay anywhere else when in town.
Incredibly gracious, conscientious owners that relatively recently purchased the motel and are determined to make it the best place in town. Carpets have been replaced, several rooms have been remodeled, refrigerators added to each room with additional upgrades ongoing. Every room is clean and well lit and the location is perfect. Close enough to walk to town and far enough away to avoid the crush of tourists.
This is the perfect place for motorcycle enthusiasts, snowmobilers or just a place to crash with the family after a day on the island!