We looked over all the selections carefullly. We decided based on price, description and pictures online to choose this Hotel. We pulled in to see an old house with an "add on " modern office and seating area" as the lobby and eating area.The first Hotel rooms were what I remember from about 1960's in the traditional "L" shape. I thought surely this is the old part and the pics are from the ones on the waterfront. We did book the courtyard side so we expected to be the ones overlooking the parking lot, that would have not been any problem. The staff was courteous and handed us the keys and told us were were just footsteps away. We looked at one another and found our reservations were in the "old" 1960'ish courtyard rooms. Ok we parked our car and gathered our bags and opened the door to our room. No kidding we stepped in put our bags down and in front of us two steps was the bed, one side of the bed enough for one person to get in the other side one table and enough room to get into bed. We both looked at each other thinking it reminded us of the "movie featuring the Bates Motel". The room is about the size of a larger bedroom in an average house. We had trouble finding the air conditioner but closed the bathroom door to find a wall unit behind the door and not the best at cooling down the small room. We looked in the bathroom, my mothers house built in 1956 has very similiar tile. The bathtub caulk was orange and black in spots noting mold and mildew had set in and was seperating from the wall. There was what we took as black mold on the ceiling and wall paper. The shower head had lime deposits on it and the bathtub several rings in the tub already. We overlooked this and decided to take a shower and go to dinner. Well the water didn't drain, so trying to stay clean as the tub filled up was a challenge. With the small bathroom (room for one) and no fan we opened the "crank" window complete with spiders and spiderwebs and shows no sign of recent cleaning(the privacy of the window was secured with self stick "no see paper" that didn't quit cover the entire window. We then decided to sit on the back deck for a few minutes while deciding where to eat. The plastic chairs are old and filthy and not to mention the back side of the deck, it has not been washed in a long, long time. We told the desk about the drain in the bathtub (Sorry would have gone a long way) but ("thanks for bringing it to our attention). We went out for dinner and returned to see if we were too critical. Nope we were right the first time . We opened the curtains which brought light into the room, to show us the spills on the wall, "hooks" still in the wall from a previous painting, badly scratched furniture, filthy carpet and curtains from about 1960's in style. The place was just greatly misrepresented. We also noted that there were no GFI breakers in the bathroom, the lighting was so bad we could hardly read the paper at night. The carpet was dark and dirty. The "in room refrigerator and coffee maker" was all on top of a hand made mini wooden platform which was basically on top of a piece of 3/4 inch plywood stained to give the appearance of wood. I asked my partner is he wanted some coffee, he looked and said "your kidding". The ceiling had several water spots on it and one about the size of basketball. The slider to the deck needs to be cleaned or replaced its filthy. We got up in the morning for the free hot breakfast . Not all products are kept at 141 degrees that we ate so anything not hot we didn't eat. We know this Quality Inn clearly misrepresented itself both online and in person. We are both pretty mellow but candidly this is the worst place we have ever stayed at in our lives, and by far the dirtiest. Quality Inn's reputation has been dampened by this one in Mackinaw City.
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