This motel was a very fair price. I have stayed here twice. The rooms were large, clean, and in good shape. The beds were comfortable. There is very little road noise. There is a separate room by the pool where a breakfast buffet is available, 6:00 to 9:00 AM. There is a small nature center across the road, the McRae Nature Park. The heater for the room can be somewhat noisy. We did come back a couple of days later and spent another night, and I would stay here again. You can tell that the staff works at making this motel a nice place.
Regrettably, there were two problems.
First, it seems to take a long time to get hot water. Perhaps a circulating pump was not working. Then, the hot water temperature can fluctuate. This can change rapidly while you are taking a shower, and can come unexpectedly. Be careful. I think that this would be easy to fix if the shower valves were to be updated to tempering valves.
Second, the rooms that have connecting doors are not soundproofed very well. It was easy to hear the people and the television next door. Fortunately, it was quiet after 9:30 pm.
- Also Known As:
- Best Western Mackinaw City
- Mackinaw City Best Western
- Best Western Thunderbird Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a Beautiful Boutique Property completely devoted to customer service and clean rooms. We provide all the things you have grown to love and trust from a hotel including free WIFI, free breakfast, an indoor pool, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, cable TV and much more. We are AAA approved, Pet friendly, AARP accepted, along with many other discounts and very close to all local attractions including the ferry lines and water park. Here at the Thunderbird Inn we welcome everyone with a smile and we are confident you will leave with one. ... more less
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