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Flint, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very friendly place, honestly, but...the room is a basic NO FRILLS experience. A truly "one-step-above-pitching-a-tent" type of place. It reminds me of a hunting cabin. (It was $ cheap $ tho, seriously. You do tend to get what you pay for.) Ok, so, room: very clean in that homemade way. There are stains here and there on... More 

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Stanwood, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Got into our room, no unusual smells. Sat on the bed, no smells. But after sleeping in the bed , when i got up in the morning i could smell urine?? What?? Was i sure?? OH YES I WAS- SMELLED THE BED AND YUP THERE IS WAS , THE URINE SMELL. OMG I JUST SLEPT IN A BED THAT SOME... More 

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Michigan
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80 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Location is great and is right on the water. Great view of the city, the bridge, and the island. Love the small motels over the larger properties for a few reasons. The motels seem to always have a community fire pit and we meet and socialize with other travelers. Northwinds is no exception! Met some great groups and had fun... More 

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Alma, Michigan
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You check in at a motel 2 building down, breakfast is at the one next door, pool is 4 motels down the road. Our first room the heater didn't work so they moved us second room was dirty dropped change on floor found a tray and plastic I would guess it should have had a ice bucket and glasses on... More 

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Kinde, Michigan, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have stayed at the Northwinds for the past four Mackinaw Bridge walks. Every stay has been a pleasant experience. Sue has chartered buses pick up guests to walk the bridge which means a lot! Our room is neat and clean. A nice basic room. The beach front fires in the evening are great. Tina is really friendly and takes... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This hotel would not cancel a reservation even when I explained my mother-in-law had been admitted to a hospice. How unfeeling can a hotel get? Life is a lot more precious than a lousy $100 so they can spend it in celebration.

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Kalamzoo, MI
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is awful! Small is an understatement, musty smelling, we didn't even take our luggage in! They own three motels in a row, the Northwinds, Bells (?), and Sunrise. Lucky for us (kind of) they did let us move into I think the Sunrise location where the rooms were acceptable. Not as small as Northwinds room, but, at least it... More 

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L'Anse, MI
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We have stayed many years at the Northwinds Motel. The last few years we have thought they need to do some repairs and up dates. This year, we decided this is our last year staying there. The continental breakfast isn't much. The beach is so full of goose poop I didn't want to walk on the beach. The wooden swings... More 

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Bradenton
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I just stayed 4 nights at the Northwinds Motel. I was very disappointed! I wont stay there again. The breakfast was much to be desired! The buttermilk biscuits were stale, tasted like theybwere made way before and just put out and putbout till another batch were made after these were gone. not fresh. The bathroom was rusted out. The heater... More 

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Cincinnati
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74 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

First the good things: the rooms are just feet away from a nice, small beach on Lake Huron. Now the bad: very small rooms, holes in the sheets, nosey, ineffective air conditioner, almost NO water pressure in the shower, although clean ants on the floor, terrible free continental breakfast. The Americas Best Value Inn, close by is much nicer and... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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Additional Information about Northwinds Motel

Address: 11472 West US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Price Range: $62 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Northwinds Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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