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Clarion Hotel Beachfront
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   905 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701   |  
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Ranked #12 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Stanton, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

I went around 3:30 to see if I could check in early. They checked me in but said my room wouldn't be ready till about 4:30. So I went and did some shopping while I waited got back around 5 just to be safe. Got my room keys and headed to my room. The room was big and very well cleaned. Bathroom was on the small size but the jacuzzi tub made up for that. The only bad parts about my stay were that I'm on the short size so climbing out of the jacuzzi tub was a bit of a challenge and the bed was not very comfy and I didn't go to break fast because of the location of the room. Other than those minor things I really enjoyed my stay

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Traverse City, Michigan
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13 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

PROS: Newer sheets, comfortable bed and firm pillows. Clean room. Plentiful breakfast with lots of seating. Large flat screen TV in rooms. Check-out was quick.
CONS: Pool and whilrpool was enclosed, but you have to walk across the parking lot, and in cold weather it is not comfortable. Noise from rooms on either side of us, as well as footsteps in room above us. People were slamming their doors. All rooms have exterior doors. Pet policy not enforced. Breakfast room was on second floor, and very cool temperature inside, with a VERY small flat screen TV in an enormous room. Check-in was slow. No TV channel line-up card provided, and took us quite some time to find there was HBO, as no schedule was left on the first night. There was shiny black tile in the bathroom (a cramped area with a toilet and shower) and where the sink was. Very slippery and someday a possible lawsuit with a slip & fall could occur.
COMMENTS:We would stay there again only in a pinch. We feel the cons outweigh the pros at this hotel. We feel the difference in a Friday rate ($66) and a Saturday rate ($94) is not worth it as we could not use the pool because of the cold, and the HBO problem.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Westminster
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We booked 2Queen bed with lakefront balcony. Super clean, beds are comfortable. Great view of the water. Substantial hot breakfast. This is the best place to stay before and after your trip to the island!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Booked this hotel in an offer and is fairly pleased with the visit. I got a 2 queen bed room for 2 nights at a very cheap rate. I was really worried about the hotel as the price I got was very less so I was not expecting a very good service and amenities. However check-in was fast, and they gave me room within a few minutes even after I came quite earlier than the check in time. The room was spacious, clean and had all amenities. It had a large nice TV, Fridge etc.The location is also good only 2 minutes drive from central avenue and the Shepler's ferry.The hotel had a nice private beach which I liked the most. Overall nice experience, will go again if I get a chance.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Millau, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

First room we were given was not accessible as workmen were doing something with the plumbing. Second room acceptable but in need of a thorough clean. Breakfast was substantial and quite tasty. Close enough to downtown to be able to work comfortablky.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pottsville, PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I booked this stay based on TripAdvisor reviews and found it to be fairly decent. The check-in was easy enough and the desk staff was quite friendly and accommodating. The property was nice and we received a room on the first floor. We were able to find a parking spot just outside our room which was very convenient considering it was raining at the time The room was clean and comfortable but a bit cramped for me. There was a queen bed and a fold-out bed. The fold-out was a bit low so we chose the queen to sleep on. There was adequate space on one side but the side against the wall was quite narrow. The bed was comfortable for the night. The bathroom was large enough but not generous. We went searching for the ice machine and finally found it in a dimly lit alcove outside the fitness/pool building. There were a lot of families rolling in and we thought it would be a noisy night. This was not the case. Things were relatively quiet during the night. The one annoying thing was the door to the room. It was very difficult to close, requiring it to be slammed several times. We were not the only ones who had this problem because we heard doors slamming in other parts of the building. In the morning, we made our way to breakfast on the second floor. There was quite a crowd. There were several hot choices along with cereal and breads. There was fruit available, but it appeared that it was canned fruit cocktail. The toasters were continuously occupied making this the bottleneck with people standing around waiting for there items. The food wasn't the best but was okay for a complimentary breakfast. After getting our food, it was a challenge to find a table. We sat down as another couple got up. The staff was too busy trying to keep up with food to get out and clean off tables. This was the least expensive lodging on our trip. We plan to return to Mackinaw City, but I may look for something else when we do.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The Clarion was our first stop on the way to the UP. We found the hotel to be clean and comfortable. Our room had a balcony with a small view of the water, but was not listed as a waterview room-a nice surprise. It's within walking distance to the Arnold ferry dock to Mackinac Island. This is a large property and the breakfast room was in a different building than our room. The hotel was almost full the weekend we were there and the breakfast room had a small waiting line one day. The breakfast is simple but included hot waffles and eggs. The manager at the front desk was helpful and pointed us to some interesting local interest spots we might have missed.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 905 S. Huron, 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel Beachfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Clarion Hotel Mackinaw City
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