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Knights Inn Mackinaw City
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   412 N Nicolet St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-0069 (Formerly Econo Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #25 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Ovid, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

A group of eight of us stayed here 6-13-13 on our way to the U.P. for a weekend motorcycle trip. The owner Chris (?spelling) was so friendly and accomodating. She gave us a GREAT rate. We planned on staying again on Saturday evening on our way back from the trip and she let us leave our truck and trailer we hauled up in the parking lot. The rooms were a bit dated but everything was VERY CLEAN. The place was quiet and everyone was friendly. Upon our return on Saturday we received a free room upgrade! Those rooms were absolutely wonderful. We had our own little area with a deck so that our group could sit outside and relax after a long weekend of riding. The owner explained to us that she just recently took possesion of the hotel and is working to upgrade and fix it up. She's doing an excellent job. We are planning another motorcycle trip to the U.P. again next year and will stay here again for sure! The only negative thing I could say about the hotel is that there were coffee makers in the rooms but no coffee to brew. They did have free coffee in the office but I have to say it's some of the worst coffee I've ever tasted. We can't wait to stay again next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

It was a very last minute stay. The Bridge authority had the bridge closed due to high winds and we had a truck load of supplies. We decided to stop and stay the night. They accept pets and few places were open the first week of May. I am glad we stayed, because they did not open the bridge until 12:30-1 in the morning. There are a few updates needed but nothing we could not live with in a pinch. The price was good too.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fenton, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Now called the STAY INN with new owners that have a lot of work to do. Stayed here Sept 15, 2012 for the Richard Crane Truck Show. Its a great location for viewing the parade of semis coming over the Mackinaw Bridge. Thats the best part of this hotel, the curb.
The bath is so small you won't want to or can't use it. It's old tired and needs alot of work. It had WIFI but only 20 channels on the TV. The closet (10 inches) was in the bathroom next to the cracked sink.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester MI
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Same property, just a different name. They have painted over the sign out front for Econo Lodge, and use the marque sign below with the name "Stay Inn". The big "e" logo remains. We rolled into Mackinaw City never expecting to need a reservation, as they always seem to have lots of rooms. The weekend we came to town however was the one when two conventions were in town. Everyone was booked. We came to this property as they had several rooms available. No wonder! The room was expensive for what we got - $69 + tax. There are two parts to this property - a one level of very old and dated rooms, and a two story building with somewhat newer rooms. The woman at the front desk was very pleasent, and even suggested other properties that had a pool (this one does not). After a few calls we realized these may be the last rooms in town, so we stayed. From the maintenance of these though it is likely that they have not seen much maintenance in a decade or so. The stairs and decks to our second floor room were very worn and splintery. The room door was opened with a key, so very poor security compared to a cardkey system. The room was mostly clean but dated. Although we were shown a room with a mini fridge and microwave there were not these in the room we rented. There were only two small bath towels available. There was no hair dryer or iron in the room. My girlfriend brought her own small travel hair dryer, plugged it is, then POP - blew the circuit for the whole room. There we were, in the dark. I called the front desk and heard "Oh, yuo must have been running the bathroom fan while running a blow dryer. You can't do that" (Oh, silly us, thinking there would be enough power to meet code?!) This room likely should have rented for about $40 then I would not have been dissappointed. Although they claimed to provide a continental breakfast it was lame. There was no coffee in the pump thermos. I rang the bell on the desk. An older man, not too friendly, took the thermos but it never re-appeared. There were a few cheap store bought tiny swirl cinnamon buns and a loaf of bread, a toaster, a pitcher of O.J.. This place needs help.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We booked our cabin in January for July. After doing more research of cabins we decided it would be to small. So we cancelled and booked some where else. Well or plan changed we did not make it to Mackinaw City. I cancelled my cabin by Febuary. We still made our trip to Michigan. While on vacation we got a call from Mike the manager saying we would be charged for no show. Someone down the line in reservations screwed up. Never cancelled our cabin. Now he is going to charge us 215.00 for never being there. This is bull. Never stay there manager Mike needs customer service training. He hung up on me very rude guy. Does not believe my story that his team could have ever made a mistake. Please never ever stay at Cabins of Mackinaw.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Clyde, Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Arriveed in town without reservations so spent some time searching. Prices were ranging from 198.00-308.00.then we checked econ.89.99! clean. comfortable. convenient. no extras like pool or breakfast but we didnt need those. the hotel is right next to a family owned restaurant which was wonderful. we were 3 blocks from downtown shopping,ferry to islands and museums. Glad we kept looking!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

After the 5 hour drive up from Detroit, it was a nice relief to get off the road before crossing the bridge. It was only a two minute walk to the beach, and the restaurant next door was nice.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 412 N Nicolet St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-0069 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #25 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Knights Inn Mackinaw City 1.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City Econo Lodge
Econolodge Mackinaw City

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