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Cabins of Mackinaw
Tawas City, Michigan
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10 reviews
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“Very Satisfied”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Reading some of the reviews I as nervous about reserving at the Cabins of Mackinaw. I was very happy with the 2 story Cabin, good size rooms, upstairs balconey room was huge, nice and clean, large jacuzi tub in spacious bathrom. The only problem we encountered as the wifi wasn't working but could connect nextdoor or use the office provided computer is necessary. Water park is a the property nextdoor which is a very short walk and mostly for younger children but large pool and huge hot tub keeps the older kids happy. Breakfast was adequate with nice options for a hotel breakfast and not too crowded for Memorial Day weekend. Staff were friendly however we didn't really have a need to make any complaints so don't know how they would handle a complaining winer.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

We will NEVER go back!! We were coming up to the Zoo de Mack bike ride when Mike, the manager called to cancel! They didn't have hot water. No problem we said we would shower cold not a big deal. He told us that we couldnt stay there but offered spot across the street. come to find out the hotel across the street was cheaper and he wasnt even going to tell us! He was so rude and kept saying if I get you a room across the street ....then your not my problem anymore! I have never had a manger speak to me that way! Would not recommend this place!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Marquette, Michigan
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

After a little bit of research I had booked a reservation for these cabins. After making the reservation it was brought to my attention that there was another cabin in the same area for much less money and better reviews. When I called to cancel my reservation I was transferred to a gentleman who was incredibly rude. I would NOT EVER recommend this place. Looking at the other reviews no one else seems to have enjoyed it either. Pricey and Rude. No thanks!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Bristol
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Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

While we had a good time in Mackinaw, this was in no way due to the accommodation! Our cabin slept four adults but to use the bathroom you have to walk through the other 'bedroom' which isn't ideal for most people. Also there was only air on in the main room which made the bedroom really hot and stuffy. The breakfast served in the neighbouring hotel was ok but there were always bad queues and the serving staff were really rude.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Eau Claire, MI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2012

This was supposed to be a nice cabin with 2 bedrooms. Can't claim it wasn't, but it was very small. The beds had to room to walk around them, but each room did have a dresser in it and the larger room had a TV. The living area had a couch and chair, along with a coffee table. There was a wall unit air conditioner which only kep the bedrooms cool if you left the doors open. The room appeared clean, as long as you didn't look too close. The included breakfast was at the hotel next door. It was quite a journey to get there and once there, it was crowded and very warm. Pretty sure there was no air conditioning in that room. There seemed to be enough food, considering how many people were there, although they ran out of coffee several times. I don't think I would stay here again, only because it seemed like the owners were just herding people through like cattle. It was convenient to many things downtown, but you did have to walk quite a ways if you were stuck in one of the cabins in the back. There also weren't enough ice machines located throughout, considering the size of this place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Greenville, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Do not give these people your credit card info. We found these cabins last year on a spur of the moment and we had a great time so we made plans to take our family there this year. My husband's mother passed away 2 days before and when he called to cancel, they were rude and disrespectful. He called the manager and the manager was also rude and uncaring. Also, they charged his card 150.00 days before our arrival date. This is a perfect example of why people are afraid to give card info out. They give a bad rep to the good motels, who safegaurd your info.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Marquette, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012

I wish I would have read these reviews prior to our stay at the Cabins of Mackinaw! Does it seem outdated that their cancellation policy is 3 days in advance? Most hotels are noon the day of your anticipated arrival. This is definitely in their favor and they have used it to their advantage. Don't let the first row of cabins mislead you....if you don't rent one of those you get placed in the 'backyard'. Those cabins are extremely small with some cosmetic upgrades. Our first night - only night - we were without heat when we arrived. The maintenance men (good guys - not hotel employees) were very helpful and tried their best to fix the unit. Unfortunately the replacement unit didn't work either. The hotel's solution was a spaceheater! We got out of there the next day. Agree with the other reviews about Michael the manager - condescending, rude, and less than helpful. We learned through talking to some of the locals that all the businesses on the strip are owned by the same person. I won't be patronizing any of those any time soon or ever. It's a shame that they have to take advantage of people who are trying to enjoy a little vacation - especially in these hard economic times.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cabins of Mackinaw
Address: 200 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9692
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
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Ranked #7 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cabins of Mackinaw 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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