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Oxford, Michigan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

First stay the Clearwater Motel. Friendly staff. Nice accommodations. Stayed on the second floor. Room was larger than expected. Loved the bonfire as they have several areas reserved for guests just need to be down there to go hold a spot but that was never an issue. Beautiful view across the water of the Mackinaw bridge. Will stay again next...

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasure it was to end our Michigan vacation at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel. Located near the edge of town, with a great view of the bridge and a lovely beach, we were able to relax and enjoy each day we spent here. Our kids loved the pool and the variety of pool toys available for use. We also loved...

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Royersford, PA
Reviewed January 11, 2017

We had a beautiful room overlooking the lake. There were fire pits on the beach at night. It was quiet and peaceful and included breakfast. It was really close to down town but not really walkable there. We left something of sedimental value behind and they saved it for us and were happy to ship it to us. I was...

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in mid-Oct as a staging spot before taking the ferry to Mackinac Island the next morning. The place was clean, well-equipped and perfect for our needs. It also has a cool view of the bridge from all of the lakeside rooms. Nice view considering where the motel is located on the south side of...

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Rochester, MI
Reviewed November 2, 2016

The hotel room we had was an older room, it was small but clean. The service was impeccable though. Everyone we came in contact with was friendly and helpful. The bonfire pits were wonderful and the owner (i believe) came around and made sure the bonfire was lit and we were in need of anything. It was a great hotel...

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Marshall, Michigan
Reviewed October 30, 2016

we enjoyed returning to the Clearwater. Friendly staff, clean rooms, great view of the beach and lake from the balcony. This motel is at the end of a long string of motels with the woods on one side of the property so it's quiet. We enjoyed the beach bonfire at night. The wood and lighter is already set for you...

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Zeeland, Mi.
Reviewed October 22, 2016

This was our first stay at the Clearwater. The staff were very friendly from check-in through check-out. Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Very quiet. Plan on staying again when we return to Mackinaw City.

Thank Zeeland_Mi_Rusty
Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for one night as on our way to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This is a comfortable hotel that more than met all our needs for a one-night stay. Check-in and check-out were swift and pleasant. The young ladies working at the front desk were very friendly. We had booked a room without a lake view...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

This is our first time staying at Clearwater, and it did not disappointed! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the room was clean and the beach was great! Like other reviews have stated, the continental breakfast was basic, but adequate. We will be returning to Clearwater!

Thank Kristin B
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We spent 2 nights at Clearwater. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and had all the regular amenities. We were disappointed to arrive and find out the pool and hot tub were closed for repairs (painting and upgrades). It would have been nice to have this information ahead of time so we could make an informed...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

Address: 11380 US Hwy 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9796
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Price Range: $74 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clearwater Lakeshore Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Clearwater Lakeshore Hotel Mackinaw City
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
#1 Family Hotel in Mackinaw City
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
#2 Best Value Hotel in Mackinaw City
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“Ask for a first floor room if you have trouble carrying your suitcases up a flight of stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Zeeland_Mi_Rusty, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“Lake front rooms are quieter. If able, pick the second floor (no elevator).”
 of 5 bubbles nessren13, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for bottom level. I'm not sure all rooms have the separate little room but it was great for friends traveling together.”
 of 5 bubbles breedlove, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“Get a beach front room on the main floor for optimal viewing pleasure.”
 of 5 bubbles haywoodhaven, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“I would definitely request a Lake side room with a view of the Mackinaw Bridge on the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles msuchocki, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
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