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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Room very small, a long orange extension cord plugged into the wall for air conditioner, took a long time to get warm water, bad shower water pressure. Only nice thing was the view and the water. Ok stay for 2 nights would not want to stay longer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my then 4 year old son up there for a little mini vacation over the 4th of July. The room/bathroom was well big enough for the 2 of us. The beach was the highlight for my son. He didn't care to much for the pool not to mention it was a hike. We made good use of the... More 

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Thank Ashley W
Flint, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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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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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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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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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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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Thank Matthew N
Plymouth, Michigan
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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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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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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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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Northwinds Motel

Address: 11472 US Hwy 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-8709
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Price Range: $58 - $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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