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Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   11380 U.S. 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701   |  
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Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
1 review
“Great place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

People are friendly, view from hotel is Beautiful. Priced reasonably, there's a pool and hot tub. We had some trouble with the cable but they came right to our room and were unable to fix it so they put us in another room right away with no problems. Continental breakfast was nice. Overall it is a lovely hotel. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We spent too long over lunch with friends in Detroit, so that our arrival at Clearwater was later than we had expected. However, they were ready for us and booked us into a first floor room overlooking the lake. It was a bitterly cold night, but the heater warmed the room quickly, and we had plenty of cozy blankets. The room had an anteroom with single bed, which made a good place to work out of our suitcases.

Breakfast was very good, with a very personable attendant. We found the visit entirely satisfactory, just wish we had had more time to enjoy the view, the firepit, etc. Maybe next time!

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Blanc MI
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stayed here one night and wished it were longer due to the friendly and honest owner, clean facilities, quiet location. We stayed on a first floor room with a Jacuzzi and were not disappointed at all. Now with that said, the room was very clean, and yes, a bit dated, but I have stayed in turn-key locations with horrible owners and staff. This is well worth the trade off in my opinion. There was a request that my husband made to the owner and he promised to honor that request and was a man of his word! Integrity like that is almost lost on some establishments, but not here. The view of the bridge and island are almost better than being right in the main part of the city. I will pick Clearwater first, since I travel to Mackinaw several times a year.

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bear Lake, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This trip was for our 41st anniversary. The view from our little balcony was so gorgeous especially of the macinaw bridge lit up at night. The pool and hot tub were great, good breakfast, clean rooms and the unique touch of fire pits on the beach. A staff member checked on the wood supply often so we never ran out. We will definitely come again.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This trip was for our 43rd anniversary and we have always enjoyed the area around Macinaw.
The Fort, Mill Creek, smoked whitefish, a boat ride to Macinaw Island for the day, what else is there to say, except, we stayed for the first time at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel.
I must say, my wife and I truly enjoyed our stay. Everything was kept up, nice and clean. Great pool, breakfast, and they even had firewood in a pit ready to go! And so close to all the activites near by.
I recommend it. J.Lamb

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We spent a very relaxing weekend at the Clearwater. The staff was friendly and the hotel was located in a great spot on the beach. We enjoyed the fire pits and the view. Loved the hotel will visit again.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Terrific, friendly staff. Comfortable bed and clean room. Great lakeside views. Quiet location and small enough to be quiet on the grounds. We stayed two nights and had two rooms. Staff helped us find very cool things to do in Mackinaw City that we weren't aware of previously...don't miss the historic sawmill - it's very cool and one of our favorite parts of the trip.

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

Address: 11380 U.S. 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Mackinaw City
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
#3 Best Value Hotel in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Clearwater Lakeshore Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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Clearwater Lakeshore Hotel Mackinaw City

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