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Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

11380 US Hwy 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9796
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#1 of 41 hotels in Mackinaw City
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Located 1.5 miles from downtown Mackinaw City and the ferry docks, you can easily access Mackinac Island or explore northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Our Property features 300 feet of sand beach with gas grills, picnic tables, lounge chairs with beach umbrellas, and six well-stocked fire pits for evening camp fires. We offer kayaks and paddle boards for use exclusively by our adult guests. Our indoor heated pool and hot tub are available from 8am-10pm. (8am-11pm Friday and Saturday, Memorial weekend through Labor Day.) All rooms have comfortable beds, a mini-fridge, microwave and coffee-maker. lakefront rooms have private balconies and Mackinaw Bridge views. A complimentary continental breakfast is available from 7-10am. Choose from make-your-own waffles, old-fashioned oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, granola, bagels and cream cheese, muffins, breads, and cereal. We also offer gluten-free options and almond milk. Come see why so many of our guests return year after year.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Stayed at the Clearwater while visiting Mackinac Island. Clean room, comfy bed with nice flat screen with other nice amenities not to mention great views! Multiple fire pits lite and maintained by Motel personnel is a nice touch.
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We had a simply wonderful stay at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel. On our arrival we received an upgrade to a jacuzzi room. The location was gorgeous just across and with a view of the Mackinaw bridge. The staff was very friendly, and since we came in October and it was a bit chilly, we were provided with warming fires and s’mores on the sandy beach in the evening by the motel.
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I loved this property. The place doesn't have that many rooms but you will understand why. It's all about quality here. The rooms are big and spacious. The bathroom was pretty big too. The beds were very comfortable. Our room had the view of the Mackinaw bridge which was really nice. It's on the beach. They also had fire pits on the beach which I thought was a nice touch. Would definitely stay here again if I was in the area.
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we recently stayed for our honeymoon. We wanted a few days to get away close enough to home but still far enough away. this place was everything we needed after the stress of wedding planning. very quaint right on the lake. property was very nice and well kept. they have fires every night and passed out supplies for s'mores (be still my heart) nothing is more relaxing then hearing waves lap the shoreline and the crackling of a fire, close enough to town and ferries without the noise. the only negative was breakfast, it was so-so not a lot of options but don't let that hinder your stay.
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Setting was nice with many flowers and frontage on Lake Huron. The hotel has fire pits on the waterfront.Staff was friendly and price was reasonable. Room is very small, and there is no area for visiting with family and friends indoors.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Nearby attractions include Jack Pine Lumberjack Show (0.9 miles), Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. (1.1 miles), and Colonial Michilimackinac (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Chippewa Room, Mackinaw Bakery & Coffeehouse, and Darrow's Family Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park (2.9 miles) and McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site (3.0 miles).
Does Clearwater Lakeshore Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Clearwater Lakeshore Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.