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“We had a room on the beach with a view of Mackinac Island...” 5 of 5 stars
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Super 8 Mackinaw City/Beachfront Area
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   519 South Huron, Central & Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701   |  
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  • Location
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you are looking for a hotel that has everything, look no further! For an amazing price we were able to get a room right on Lake Huron with a patio that came with a gorgeous view of the lake. We also booked a room with a Jacuzzi. I was quite worried as this hotel does not provide any pictures of the hot tub and there were a couple bad reviews. Worry no more as it was perfect! It was located right where we could look out at the beach and the lake and it got perfectly hot with great jets. If you are here for relaxation and romance, spend the extra couple bucks and get the lakeview rooms on the beach with a hot tub and you will not be sorry.

The staff was wonderful. We had no issues or complaints and rarely needed to contact them. I have heard complaints about the free breakfast. Personally, I cannot stomach such a thing so I can offer no opinion of that. With all the amazing restaurants located in Mackinaw City, do not waste a meal here even if it is free.

One area that is vastly under reviewed in the pool and hot tub. The pool is quite large and it is HEATED! This is perfect for families, kids, or just adults to love to use the pool. The real secret of this hotel is the divine whirlpool by the pool, wow! I travel extensively and have been in a lot of whirlpools in my day and this is honestly the best by a large margin. After a long day of biking or walking on Mackinaw Island to come back after a fantastic meal to this whirlpool is nothing less than perfection.

There are a few downsides to this place, but there a extremely minimal when put in context. It's not the Hilton in a large metro-area like Chicago or New York. It is a bit dated, especially the wallpaper, but that is the case of all the hotels in Mackinac City. There are no four or five star properties here. The worst offense is the non-existent WiFi. This hotel advertises it has WiFi in it's rooms, it does not. There is not a wired connection either. I am unaware of a restaurant in the area with WiFi either. They opened a Starbucks there the second day of our trip but there were no seats so that is likely not an option either. If you want to use the internet here it must be via 4G and ATT has great 4G service here as I was getting 7-8 mbps. If you want to use the internet here make sure you have a phone or tablet with 4G capabilities or the ability to create your own hot spot to use a computer.

Overall, I rate this location 9 out of 10 and I am not easily pleased. Most of the hotels south of this location say they have a beach on Lake Huron and they are not being honest. They are full of grass and muck. Do not trust any hotel south of this location and do not stay anywhere else besides this strip of hotels right on the strip of Lake Huron. If you stay at the other Super 8 you will be way outside of all the attractions, ferry services, and restaurants of Mackinac City. One tip is to park on the backside of the office where few rooms are located but plenty of spots. The perfect hotel to relax in a hot tub, beach, or patio on Lake Huron and experience all Mackinaw has to offer.

Room Tip: Pay for a room on the lake and if you like hot tubs, get that as well. All of the negative reviews...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 519 South Huron, Central & Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Mackinaw City/Beachfront Area 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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