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“Lake Superior Trip (Mackinaw City, MI)” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw

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Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw
Paola, Kansas
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Lake Superior Trip (Mackinaw City, MI)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

After having such bad luck at the Days Inn Mackinaw City - Lakeview, we got new reservations at the Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw. Very nice front desk staff, very efficient and professional. We had our new rooms quickly and were able to continue enjoying Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very good, but very crowded due to the fact that two separate hotels were connected and shared the same breakfast room. Still, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carol E
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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142 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights on a bus trip to Mackinaw city/ Mackinac Island, Michigan. The hotel was connected to a Comfort Inn and Suites which was a new addition. The Hotel is older. The room was clean but not real spacious. We did like the continental breakfast but you did have to hike a good distance to the breakfast area. Fine if you do not have mobility issues. The breakfast did offer hot and cold items and selection was adequate. There was an indoor pool and hottub. The pool was a bit cold and the hot tub was a bit too hot. I mean you couldnt stay in either too long. There was a waterpark that was small that kids seemed to enjoy. The hotel had a fitness center and game room near the breakfast area. The hotel was convenient to the Mackinaw City shopping area and port where you could board a ferry for Machinac Island.
It is average could be worse and could be better. Would have been interested in seeing what the other hotels looked like in the area. Most are on the same road as this.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tia B
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

This hotel needs serious updating. The rooms are tiny, bed uncomfortable, bedspread and bedskirt very worn. Smells bad, housekeeping bins and carts everywhere blocking elevators, our room etc. the bed had hair in it as did the toilet and shower. Lights burned out in our room and the stairwell. Pool area lights were off most of the day, very dark in there. The pool area was dirty. Breakfast area was very crowded and only one lady working the breakfast. Ice machine did not work on our floor. Very noisy...doors slamming all night. Moved to Hamilton hotel the next night....so much nicer!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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La Grange, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Room pictures were completely false. The whole motel was filthy: carpets, including elevator carpeting, doors, and walls. Duvet covers and blankets were badly soiled. The bathroom floor was repulsive. The WIFI didn't work. No refrigerator in the room (unheard of!). The carafe for the coffee pot was too short and therefore would not open the valve and allow the coffee to drain into it. The ice machine was not working on our floor. The dirty-carpeted, dimly lit corridors were hot and the odor was suffocating. It's laughable that the hotel is advertised as a 4- star. Unfortunately, we did not read the reviews and once we got there, it was too late to find a room anywhere else on Mackinac Island. After all this there was no way we could eat the complimentary breakfast, which was served in an adjoining hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bigtinflag
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Burton, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

The outside of this hotel appears to be nice but the inside is horrible. The room had spider webs and smelly carpet. The housekeeping was very loud and unfriendly. I would not consider this room as a 21/2 star hotel. I will never stay in this hotel again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gia C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We booked online, so we believed the nice pictures and descriptions. NOT TRUE! The rooms are so small, i couldnt even set up my sons pack and play and still have room to walk! I was so disappointed that my husband went and requested a refund. The only good thing i can say about this hotel is the lady at the front desk (Ingrid) transfered us to the hamilton for only 55 dollars more then we were already paying. I will never book here again. Just beware of fake descriptions

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pandasmom
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Midland, Michigan
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

I stayed at the Bayside in Mackinaw City in June 2013. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The problems that I had were with the room. On the first night the closet door fell off and almost injured me and the airconditioner was leaking. When the housekeeping staff came in there were baskets and carts blocking the elevator. The breakfast in the morning was great, they have something for everyone. The waterpark was alot of fun, but the pool and hot tub were very dirty. I dont think the filters were working in either, stuff was floating every where and there was way to much clorine. When we did have issues the staff was quick to try and resolve them. Another issue that we had was the housekeeper unpluged the electronics that we had charging, so we came back to half charged cameras and phones.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Masonjar2000
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Property: Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw
Address: 726 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9618
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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