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Beachcomber Motel on the Water
Ranked #4 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence
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14 reviews
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“Perfect Price, Perfect Location”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful place to stay! Right on the Lake Huron side with views of the whole shoreline, the coming and going of the ferries at a distance (no unwanted noise), Mackinac Island, and lakeside sunrises (if you are up that early)! The staff that I dealt with was the motel Manager upon check-in and the motel owner at breakfast and check-out. Not to many places that you stay do you get to see the pride of ownership right on the face of the owner! Both were very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area and attractions! On my visit I met people staying there that have stayed at the Beachcomber annually for years! After my first stay there I can see why! They will see me as often as I can get to the Mackinaw City area too! Give this smaller motel a chance and you won't regret it! Just a point of reference- I stayed in the court side room farthest from the beach and it is still only a 30 second walk or less from my room door to the beach...

  • Stayed August 2013
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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

If you make a trip to Mackinaw City, you must stay at the Beachcomber! The owner, as well as the manager are very helpful, as well as being very hospitable and friendly! The manager recommended Darrow's Restaurant, as well as the Keyhole restaurant, which are both excellent choices! The rooms are VERY clean, and comfortable, with comfortable beds. The location is excellent, with an amazing view of the lake, and its about 1/2 mile from shopping and restaurants. A very quiet location as well! I will definatly be back, and I recommend the Beachcomber to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable, quiet place to stay! :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Indianapolis
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have stayed here many times over the years, thought it was time to write a review. The owner and the staff are always friendly, and helpful with any questions you might have. Rooms are clean and spacious. Beds are comfortable with four pillows on each bed. The view from rooms are great in the two story buildings. There is a fire pit on the beach. They are pet friendly for small dogs. It is nice to stay at a small hotel like this, that is locally owned and operated. Many hotels (14+) and restaurants (4+) in the area have been bought up by an individual, this is making hard for these "Mom & Pop" places to stay open. Enjoy the stay while you can. If they are booked they will recommend a similar place to stay. Sorry for the rant, but I enjoy these kind of places and they are harder and harder to find.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Livonia, Michigan
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

This motel was wonderful. I wasn't sure what to expect but the reviews were good so I gave it a try. The motel is right on the water and we had a view of the lake. We could see mackinaw island from our balcany. The room was spacious enough for our family of 4. The cleanliness of the room was great, beds and pillows were comfortable and the motel staff were very helpful. They don't have a pool but we were able to access the hotel with the waterpark next door which my husband and son enjoyed in the evening. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in the 2 story units on the lake. Rooms were clean and nice with a larger than average balcony. Beach area with lots of chairs and you can even buy wood for a fire at night. Staff was very pleasant. We will stay here next time we come up.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here because the sign by the road stated jaccuzi suites....what a wonderful place to stay! Other than the very outdated television that showed 2 channels at the same time, our stay was wonderfully surprising.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Wood Dale
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

This summer will be our 6th year staying at the Beachcomber. We love it. Comfy room, best staff/owners ever and it's dog friendly. We recommend this motel to all our friends and family when going up to Mac City. Can't wait to stay there again. Beach is beautiful with a nice view of the Mac Bridge. It's close to downtown and some really good places to eat. 5 Stars from us.

Room Tip: Rooms are the lake are very nice. We like the rooms in the court area, easier with our dogs.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Beachcomber Motel on the Water
Address: 1011 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9797
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Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #4 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Locally owned and operated on beautiful Lake Huron in the Straits of Mackinac. Near downtown and Mackinac Island ferries. Beautiful views of Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island. Jacuzzi rooms available, as well as lakefront rooms and housekeeping cottage that sleeps four. Dogs 20 pounds and under are welcome - call for approval before booking. ... more   less 

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