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“Good mid-ranged place to stay for a night” 3 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

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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 #11 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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“Good mid-ranged place to stay for a night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I needed a night's accommodation in Mackinaw City as my plane arrived late and all ferries to Mackinac Island (my destination) had stopped. There's a range of hotels to choose from in Mackinaw City but reviews for Best Western Dockside seem the best so I went with it. I got a room facing the lake and the morning view is certainly quite nice at least. The queen-sized beds were huge and comfortable. Downside was a thick, cloyingly woodsy smell to the room and the carpet which felt sticky and unwashed to the bare feet. The complimentary breakfast provided was standard ok fare, albeit somewhat salty. And the front-desk can call a shuttle to bring you to Shepler's Ferry dock as well. Overall, the hotel is decent enough and value for its prices and the location for a night's stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, October 4, 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay. The staff was friendly and the complementary breakfast was excellent. The room wad very clean and smelled wonderful. This is located across the bridge from the Upper Peninsula. We were able to see a beautiful sunset every mornimg. I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 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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Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, October 4, 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Rooms were clean and comfortable. Nothing fancy but by the looks of other places and reviews I think this is the best place in town. Great location, breakfast was standard for a continental. Wasn't thrilled about having to climb a huge flight of stairs to get to the breakfast room. Would probably try one of the breakfast places across the street next time instead. For the price I paid, I'd definitely stay here again,

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, October 6, 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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Mokena, Illinois
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, October 15, 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, October 15, 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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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:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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