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BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   505 S Huron St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701   |  
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Ranked #10 of 41 hotels in Mackinaw City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Mackinaw City location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Best location in Mackinaw! Lakefront, right next to one dock & within walking distance to the other docks, walk to the downtown district, or be on the main road to take a short trip to any of the other local spots. The breakfast is a typical free hotel breakfast. The rooms are dated, but very clean (it's Mackinaw however, dated should be expected!) The staff may not be the "friendliest" but they're very accommodating. They went out of their way to find us a room that would work after we left the island early. We recommend to anyone we know staying in the city and are already planning a return stay.

Room Tip: It's worth the extra to stay in a lakefront room.
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Mokena, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Vert good place to stay during travel and visit to Mackinacisland,close to dock to take a ride to the island,nice clean place,walking distance to town good food ,recomended for shure.Stayed here in summer 2011

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have stayed in this motel a couple times and have had clean, well-appointed, very attractive rooms. We particularly enjoy the side facing Lake Huron with a beautiful sun rising view and beach. The free breakfast is way above average and located in a very comfortable room. I agree with Chris S's comments about the front office staff.

Room Tip: The lakeview rooms were worth the extra cost to us.
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Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Chicago
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Older hotel in a good location. Didn't like having to walk outside to get to other areas of the hotel like the indoor pool (freezing return trip) and for breakfast. Fabulous views of Lake Huron if you book a lakeview room. Nice beach area too!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Westland, Michigan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We found the rooms to be very spacious, clean and well laid out. Excellent large screen TV, refrigerator, and the normal (coffe maker, hair dryer, iron, etc) The rates were very good for a resort area. The location is great and you can walk almost anywhere in town. Fantastic breakfast buffet. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a reasonable place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sarnia, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The hotel was very clean, the rooms were very clean and large. The front desk staff weren't the freindliest people around but I had very little need to converse with them so it was all good. I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Used the lakefront King. Very nice room in comparision to others on the strip.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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detroit
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

this hotel is a really nice place to stay. there were 3 of us ladies traveling the 1st week of October and I couldn't believe how readsonable the room was! room was just gorgeous and had 2 flat screen TVs, refridgerator, huge clean bathroom with 2 entries. the suite itself had 2 queen beds, queen sofa bed, and recliner. stayed for 2 nights - would have liked to stay longer.
the pool looked real inviting & the hotel staff was real friendly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 505 S Huron St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
#7 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn 2.5*
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Also Known As:
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