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Parkside Inn - Bridgeside
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   771 N Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701   |  
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Ranked #17 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Trenton, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wow, Really liked this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Since staying at motels during our vacation this year, we decided to upgrate a little and spend the extra money and stayed at the Parkside Inn and boy we were glad we did. We had a room with a king size bed with a beautiful view of the Big Mac. Room was large, bed comfortable, microwave and refrigerator. Very clean and a continential breakfast in the morning. Traffic coming and going over the bridge way be a little noisy for some while sitting on the balcony, but we didn't mind. The view was great and the Michilimackinac Park across the street made it even better. Able to walk along the beach and take in the sights. We loved it and will be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mason, Ohio, United States
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
552 helpful votes 552 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Very clean, great view. We stayed in a room with a private balcony which was very nice. Rooms are not fancy, but great view of bridge and park. Check in was fast and friendly. Plenty of easy off street parking.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Temperance, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We have been staying at various hotels in Mackinaw city and St. Ignace for 16 years, and I have to say that Parkside Inn was the best in Mackinaw city! Clean, affordable, wonderful staff, the rooms very clean and roomy!(3dbl bed room)! Pool was clean and pleasant and game room fun too! The location was great! we walked everywhere in the city! The Park across the street was nice and relaxing! An A++++++! See you next year!

  • Stayed June 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

At 1 am.. two women went laughing and screaming down the sidewalk! And at 8 am... housekeeping came into the room with only a small knock! No "housekeeping call" we were not completely dressed!! Really??? We went stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Portage, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

When we planned our recent visit to the Mackinaw area we contacted the Parkside Inn because we had stayed there previously. Although our room during our last stay was not fancy, it was clean and quite adequate. This time, however, our room was dingy. The towels were threadbare, one actually had a hole in it. When we returned to our room after visiting Mackinaw Island, found that not only had our room not been made up, but our window had been left open - not a good idea when our room was facing the parking lot on the ground floor. Our refreshed towels were "damp". When we tried to discuss our dissatisfaction with the room and service, the only response was "why didn't you tell us sooner?" and "I'll let the owners know, I can't make any decisions about things like this." Our decision will be NEVER to stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Portage, Michigan - USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had previously stayed at this inn a few years back and had a "water" view. Well, conserving money this past weekend we booked a ground floor, parking lot view room. Big Mistake. Obviously they put their meager funds into the waterfront rooms. This room smelled like disinfectant, and not in a good way, the beds were miserable, the pillows were about 2 inches thick and solid as a rock, linens were old, the bath towels were at one time a dark green, but now faded to a olive drab, were threadbare and had holes in them. The couple that we were traveling with had the room next door to ours. We both closed the windows to our rooms when we left in the morning, and upon returning later that evening, the windows were both OPEN in both rooms (yes, on the ground floor), and our room had been serviced, but their room only had a few "clean" towels dropped off, one of which was still damp. Yuck. The beds in their room had not been touched. And we're paying for what???? As it was late in the evening we didn't go to the office - but we should have. Upon leaving the following morning we went in to the front desk (hmmm - which was unmanned and you had to ring a bell) and the same person who checked us in appeared from what appeared to be an apartment attached to the office. Since we had been here before we knew she was the owner/wife. After voicing our concerns and disappointment her response to us was "well, I can report it to them". What? Report it to who - you are the owner. She would not give any type of a refund or much of an apology. Needless to say - we will not stay here again and would not recommend this to anyone traveling to Mackinaw City. Spend the extra fifteen bucks and get a decent hotel room.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

So the room was nice. Bed was comfy and had a wubby.....just look up the word. The older man at the front desk was more than pleasant. Location was excellent. The basics were in place for a decent hotel stay.
The downers? Pool/hot tub were closed with no notice. I wouldn't have booked here had I known. Needed more pillows. Horrendous breakfast. Coke machine broke. Rooms were locked out second day. Scary elevator.
Just a lot of little things sucked. Some preventable, some not. This place has potential though.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Parkside Inn - Bridgeside

Address: 771 N Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Parkside Inn - Bridgeside 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deluxe Bridgeview Inn nestled in Mackinaw's most beautiful location, overlooking the Mackinac Bridge, Lighthouse,Lighthouse Museum, Iron Workers Memorial & Lakeshore Park w/1000ft beach access. Walk to: Fort, Lighthouse, Mackinaw Crossing,restaurants, ferry docks, & free concert & Laser shows. Free hot breakfast served in our Bridge View Room, discount coupons available for Ferry Boats, Attractions, Restaurants & Shops. HDTVs, Largest indoor pool (9ftdeep), spa, guest laundry, fitness & game room. Large family rooms, high speed internet avail. Smoke free property & No pets allowed. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Parkside Hotel Mackinaw City
Parkside Hotel Bridgeside

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