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“A great view for a great value” 5 of 5 stars
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1011 South Huron Avenue/U.S. 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701   |  
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Ranked #4 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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“A great view for a great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have stayed here many times over the years, thought it was time to write a review. The owner and the staff are always friendly, and helpful with any questions you might have. Rooms are clean and spacious. Beds are comfortable with four pillows on each bed. The view from rooms are great in the two story buildings. There is a fire pit on the beach. They are pet friendly for small dogs. It is nice to stay at a small hotel like this, that is locally owned and operated. Many hotels (14+) and restaurants (4+) in the area have been bought up by an individual, this is making hard for these "Mom & Pop" places to stay open. Enjoy the stay while you can. If they are booked they will recommend a similar place to stay. Sorry for the rant, but I enjoy these kind of places and they are harder and harder to find.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

This motel was wonderful. I wasn't sure what to expect but the reviews were good so I gave it a try. The motel is right on the water and we had a view of the lake. We could see mackinaw island from our balcany. The room was spacious enough for our family of 4. The cleanliness of the room was great, beds and pillows were comfortable and the motel staff were very helpful. They don't have a pool but we were able to access the hotel with the waterpark next door which my husband and son enjoyed in the evening. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in the 2 story units on the lake. Rooms were clean and nice with a larger than average balcony. Beach area with lots of chairs and you can even buy wood for a fire at night. Staff was very pleasant. We will stay here next time we come up.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here because the sign by the road stated jaccuzi suites....what a wonderful place to stay! Other than the very outdated television that showed 2 channels at the same time, our stay was wonderfully surprising.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wood Dale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This summer will be our 6th year staying at the Beachcomber. We love it. Comfy room, best staff/owners ever and it's dog friendly. We recommend this motel to all our friends and family when going up to Mac City. Can't wait to stay there again. Beach is beautiful with a nice view of the Mac Bridge. It's close to downtown and some really good places to eat. 5 Stars from us.

Room Tip: Rooms are the lake are very nice. We like the rooms in the court area, easier with our dogs.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We checked out Beachcomber based on positive reviews here and am glad we did. The motel was nice and clean, the people at the desk very nice. We have come to Mackinaw a number of times and stayed in different motels or camped, but I'm pretty sure we'll come back to this one. The price was very reasonable and the rooms extremely clean. There were additional extras that made it nice for us, including folding tv tray tables and cardtable chairs in each room (we rented the two-room "suite"). The location is just on the edge of town, so you are close to downtown without being surrounded by huge hotels. The breakfast is a little skimpy, but there are lots of options in town so it wasn't a big deal. We're planning to return and check out the housekeeping cottage next time!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Well located, clean and well kept. More relaxing than one of the big commercial places. Great value for your money! Nice beach with bonfire pits and white sand. Close to town and the Island ferries. Very helpful staff. This was my first stay here, but I will stay there again!

Room Tip: Evan the courside rooms are just steps from the beach!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1011 South Huron Avenue/U.S. 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Locally owned and operated on beautiful Lake Huron in the Straits of Mackinac. Near downtown and Mackinac Island ferries. Beautiful views of Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island. Jacuzzi rooms available, as well as lakefront rooms and housekeeping cottage that sleeps four. Dogs 20 pounds and under are welcome - call for approval before booking. ... more   less 

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