After walking *all* over Mackinac Island and taking the last ferry off the island, I was exhausted. When I walked into the reception area of this motel, I didn't think I could take another step. The manager (owner?) was very sympathetic; he offered me a "nice, quiet room at the back of the hotel". He was just about to assign me a room, and then had a sudden insight -- he said he imagined that I'd like a room with a view of the bridge. Very thoughtful!
So I got a very clean, very comfortable room with a wonderful view!
In the morning, I enjoyed a full breakfast, complete with fresh oranges, quartered. Haven't seen that at any other motels.
I think the swimming pool is Olympic-sized, and I had it all to myself!
I overstayed the 11:00 AM checkout time by about 1/2 hour, and no one said one word of complaint. I paid a little more for the room than I had on the rest of my trip, but this is a tourist area and it was peak season, so I think the rates were very competitive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deluxe Bridgeview Inn nestled in Mackinaw's most beautiful location, overlooking the Mackinac Bridge, Lighthouse,Lighthouse Museum, Iron Workers Memorial & Lakeshore Park w/1000ft beach access. Walk to: Fort, Lighthouse, Mackinaw Crossing,restaurants, ferry docks, & free concert & Laser shows. Free hot breakfast served in our Bridge View Room, discount coupons available for Ferry Boats, Attractions, Restaurants & Shops. HDTVs, Largest indoor pool (9ftdeep), spa, guest laundry, fitness & game room. Large family rooms, high speed internet avail. Smoke free property & No pets allowed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parkside Hotel Mackinaw City
- Parkside Hotel Bridgeside