I normally book hotel reservations on a hotels website but this time I figured I would try Hotwire! Well..this was a mistake! I understand that $68 per night doesn't afford extreme comfort but....this hotel stinks of old mildew and must, the beds were awful, the blanket was made out of sandpaper, air conditioner was so loud and clunking it was unreal! Tiny rooms, no coffee maker, no refrigerator, old musty shower with tile from 1948, filthy dirty blinds, smashed bugs on the walls and ceilings, and again, it STANK. We noticed the room service menu and then realized there is NO PHONE in the room! I booked 3 nights through Hotwire thinking we would have a wonderful time! We drove six hours to get there and left Mackinaw City after one terrible night. I have asthma and the smell in that room was so bad I can't describe it. We ran the air conditioner for seven hours and it didn't help! If you're traveling to Mackinaw City I strongly suggest that you rent a room at a better hotel. I regret trying to save money and I regret booking through Hotwire as they would not refund me even the last day ($68!) nor would the greedy old woman that runs the place! She blamed Hotwire and said they wouldn't refund me and when I called Hotwire they blamed her and said that the hotel does not offer refunds. Beware! My vacation would have been saved had I just driven out there and looked for myself!
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