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Mackinaw Beach and Bay - Inn & Suites
Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed here 2 days over Memorial Day. Rooms are spacious and clean. Breakfast is basic, and crowded at times. Avoid this town in May due to may flies. They are everywhere. You can't even sit on the balcony due to them swarming. Not hotels fault.

Biggest thing is the "beach" does not look like it does in the picture. No sand, no chairs, except for dirty broken pair of chairs. Rocks and mostly a mess going down to water. This facility could do more to make outside more appealing, landscape is non existent. You can get a room for cheaper and with a nice sandy beach and clean exterior with lounge chairs a little further north towards town. Not a great view except for water. You can not see the bridge.

Pool is a hike from the rooms.

Lastly,the manager is less than helpful and inviting. He tended to be crabby and no help with anything not owned by the owner of the hotel, which I am told is extensive in town. He talks about employees in negative way in front of customers. Generally, I would say you can make a better choice for same or less money.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Super clean and spacious rooms with great views!!! Great selection at breakfast! Excellent price!
Nice pool. Hot tub on the small side but HOT!
Could do without the Midges outside but tis the season for those pesky things.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Barb W
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The staff was friendly and helpful. The pool area was clean and so much fun. It was a larger than average pool with a hot tub that was actually hot which my husband loved. Also, there was a cute waterfall over the pool that he used to massage his back.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor suite that overlooked the beach and water. It was so relaxing watching the fer...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We went to this hotel in May, 2012 for a Quilt Camp put on by The Quilt House in Indian River, MI. Had an awesome time. The rooms are very clean and beautiful, the staff was very helpful and friendly, our big sewing room was perfect for 60 some of us and very secure. We could leave our machines and all of our stuff in the room and never worry about anything. We totally enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub too. The people at this hotel could not be more accomodating. Whomever has been writing the bad reviews needs to have their heads examined. Thank you for a wonderful time. Hope to come back very soon!

Room Tip: I don't think you can find a hotel where you would enjoy any room you stay in. We went from roo...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I thought this was a great hotel with an excellent price. The way our room was set up made it so the two beds were separated by the bathroom and a narrow hallway which gave the illusion of a two room suite. A nice touch.

The bed that was furthest from the door had a wonderful view of the lake and beach. There was a small balcony as well. Unfortunately, our room had a few bugs in it when we arrived. These were some sort of flying insect that we didn't notice at first. They were congregated in the corners of the ceiling near the windowed portion of the room. The bugs did not move around at all while we were there, and I am not sure where they came from. They did detract somewhat from my comfort, but they were as inoffensive as a pest could possibly be.

Overall, the room was comfortable and clean. I really think the bugs were a fluke; maybe housekeeping opened a window to air out the room before we got there.

The breakfast was standard fare. The pool area was really nice! It was a large pool that had a waterfall feature which poured water into it. Definitely better than I assumed it would be.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Decided to stop again on a Fall color tour. Mackinaw City was empty - had the streets to ourselves on Friday evening but the hotel had a bus load of "tour" participants and the place was full. You'd never now it - very quiet. The next morning even though they had a large number of guests the free breakfast was well supplied and we had no problems finding a seat or getting served. Really like this place - it will be our selection whenever we need a place in the area. This hotel is on the south side of town which is nice and makes it easy to get to from the highway.

Room Tip: Would suggest getting rooms away from the main stair that is next to the elevator only because the d...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed at Mackinaw Beach and Bay a couple of times and always enjoy our stay there. The hotel is clean and the staff friendly. The room is ideal for families with kids (kids on one side, parents on the other). The kids loved the pool. The breakfast is great (and free)! The last time we stayed there was over the Memorial Day weekend and we watched the fireworks over the water from our balcony - beautiful. We will be back!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 929 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9500
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
#7 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
Price Range: $85 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mackinaw Beach and Bay - Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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