We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
See all 40 hotels in Mackinaw City

Thunderbird Inn

216 reviews
Save
Traveler (11)
Room & Suite (7)
Dining (2)
Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travelers talk about
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
2.5 Star Hotel
All hotel details
Rooms
Jan 28Jan 29
|
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Select
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 5 partner sites to see rooms from $62.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Mackinaw City hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN_US","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","MOB_BOOKING_EMAIL_AGREE_HIDE","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_EXPRESS_BOOK","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_REVIEW_BOOKING_BUTTON","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_KIPLINGER_AWARD","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "df4dd6f1a836463eb64850b25449d15a", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":90103,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[53898267],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":28,"month":1,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":29,"month":1,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":62,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"df4dd6f1a836463eb64850b25449d15a","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":62,"lowestMetaPrice":62,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":62,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":62,"lowestMetaPrice":62,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":62,"hotelName":"Thunderbird Inn","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImRmNGRkNmYxYTgzNjQ2M2ViNjQ4NTBiMjU0NDlkMTVhIiwiQUlLIjoiYWQ0NzM5OTcyMTI2NGE3NTk4MDI0MDZlNmNiNzJlNzAifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "01/28/2018", "checkOut": "01/29/2018", "lowestPrice": "$62", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"53898267":"TravelocityEWS"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (216)Write a Review
There are newer reviews for Thunderbird Inn
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
215 results
Traveler rating
48
78
44
21
24
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
48
78
44
21
24
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsroom was cleancovered poolcontinental breakfastlooked cleancomfortable staystayed here for one nightthe staff was friendly and helpfulenjoyed our stayconvenient locationoff seasonsausagethe breakfast areaislandferrydocksmichigan
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
11 - 15 of 215 reviews
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Hotel was clean and the breakfast was very good with good variety. Rooms were dated and closet space was very small. This is a budget hotel not on the water, but close enough for a 5-8 minute walk. As stated before hotel lobby and rooms...More

Thank tgem2016
Response from TBirdMackinaw, General Manager at Thunderbird InnResponded September 12, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. I am pleased your overall stay was enjoyable. I do apologize for the issues with the maid service. Unfortunately, they sometimes get sidetracked cleaning all the rooms that they miss something.

Reviewed August 28, 2017

Was very nice , had friendly staff nice rooms was pretty clean an elevator would've been nice and lots of stuff in the area to do definitely the island and Sheplers ferry got good fudge on the island.More

Thank Jackson S
Response from TBirdMackinaw, General Manager at Thunderbird InnResponded September 12, 2017

I am pleased to hear that your stay with us was enjoyable. It would wonderful to have an elevator, however that just isn't an improvement that will be made in the future. We hope to see you back in the future and if you are...More

Reviewed August 18, 2017

I really wanted to like the Thunderbird. I am a big fan of “mom and Pop” motels as long as they are well maintained. Unfortunately, it fell short in several areas. The mattresses need to be replaced… they sag and are way too springy. I...More

Thank Z463RQchris
Response from TBirdMackinaw, General Manager at Thunderbird InnResponded September 12, 2017

I'm sorry your stay with us was unsatisfactory. Our mattresses are relatively new, about 5-7 years and are only used half of the year as we are seasonally open. We do offer pillow-top mattresses which are much softer. We will advise maintenance staff of the...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017

I had a problem in the room that was fixed right away. I asked for extra towels and they were in my room in five minutes. Alex was very helpful, The breakfast is a little better than some other places. They have an indoor pool...More

1  Thank Colleen D
Response from TBirdMackinaw, General Manager at Thunderbird InnResponded August 16, 2017

Thank you so much for leaving us a review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will pass on the praise to Alex. I look forward to welcoming you back during any future visits to the area.

Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

On the plus side, the office staff was friendly and helpful. Cons: towels felt like sandpaper. No mattress cover on the bed. Brkfst subpar, mold on bathroom wall, musty smell, wifi spotty, thin walls (could hear tv next door). Paid too much for the aforementioned!More

Thank Skcollins6
Response from TBirdMackinaw, General Manager at Thunderbird InnResponded August 8, 2017

Ms. Collins, I see you had some issues during your stay and want to apologize for that. We did notice the mold in the bathroom and have since put it out of order to properly remove and fix the problem. I wish you would have...More

View more reviews
PreviousNext
12345643
About
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Details
Price range
$66 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
$66 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveler (11)
Room & Suite (7)
Dining (2)
Pool & Beach (1)
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Bathroom (1)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Mary P
May 5, 2017|
Answer
Response from TBirdMackinaw | Property representative |
Yes, there is a one time, non-refundable pet fee of $25. Also, please call us directly at 231-436-5433 to book a pet friendly room.
0
Votes
dlandrews28
September 11, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Vmika | Reviewed this property |
I don't know you would have to call the hotel
0
Votes
Jazlynn H
September 3, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Tracy G | Reviewed this property |
5 minute drive to the ferry terminals in Mackinaw city. you could easily walk it.
0
Votes
Room Tips
"Back rooms off parking lot. We had a few bikers and they were sometimes loud."
Read review
"Don't stay here"
Read review
"Ground level for motorcycle riders."
Read review
"There are only a few pet friendly rooms but ours was near the back and quiet."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
Map
Satellite