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“loved grand mackinaw inn& suites” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fairview Beachfront Inn & Waterpark
Ranked #34 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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“loved grand mackinaw inn& suites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2004

have stayed at grand mackinaw inn&suites since 1972, formally surf motel. there is none better in mackinaw city considering the whole package. we have all the remodeling over the years since 1972 and would recommend this place to anyone. owners are gracious. overall this motel is excellant.

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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2004

Front desk was very rude. Room was basic with low quality shampoo and soap. Sink was plugged. No screen on doorwall. Advertised waterpark was not open until 6 PM. Continental breakfast was of very low quality with few offerings. Cable was not working and when I called to have it fixed I was told to "jiggle" the wires and that would probably fix it. No AAA affiliation although it is on the website and sign. For the money there are much better facilities in the area.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2003

We were very disappointed, especially at $125 per night. We had a lakefront room, with a nice balcony. However, there was no screen on the sliding door, so there was no way to leave it open to enjoy the breeze. The front desk said that the screens didn't fit when the motel was remodeled over a year ago and no new ones had been ordered, but that the bugs weren't that bad. (Anyone who has been to Northern Michigan in the summer knows about bugs.) As a result, we were stuck in a closed in room with a noisy air conditioner.

The room was very basic -- stucco walls, two beds and a small TV. No amenities like shampoo, etc. A couple small bars of soap.

The continental breakfast is awful -- a couple trays of half-dollar sized rolls, coffee and juice, stuck in the corner of a small lobby.
The setup is unworkable when there is more than 2 or 3 people in the lobby.

The front desk staff was not helpful or accommodating.

For the price, there are many better choices in Mackinaw City.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2003

we stayed there for 3 days in july, 2003. the place is very nice. the room was clean, the pool and hot tub were great, the location is the best, on the beach, right next door to arnold ferry. I checked a lot of other places, and this place had the best rate for comparable hotels.
highly recommended....

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Additional Information about Fairview Beachfront Inn & Waterpark

Property: Fairview Beachfront Inn & Waterpark
Address: 907 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9500 (Formerly Aqua Grand Inn & Waterpark)
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Fairview Beachfront Inn & Waterpark 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Fairview Beachfront Inn & Waterpark Hotel Mackinaw City
Fairview Beachfront Inn And Waterpark
Aqua Grand Hotel Waterpark
Aqua Grand Motel Waterpark

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