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Comfort Inn Lakeside
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All reviewsthe breakfast areaadjoining hotelroom was cleanopen to the outsidemackinac islandwithin walking distancenice view of the lakeground floorlakefront roomsmall balconynice staygreat roombeach areawould definitely stay here againfree breakfastwe've stayedhot tub
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

We would definitely stay at the Comfort Inn Lakeside again....rooms were clean,spacious and quiet.It is well located, you can walk to restaurants, shops, ferries....It is right on the water, but we did not have time to enjoy the beach area. Breakfast room is too small, but if it is a nice morning, you can eat outside and enjoy the sunrise over the lake. Breakfast was good...eggs, sausage, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, waffles, juice. Indoor pool and jacuzzi area was clean and a great way to end the day.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

The hotel was clean and in a nice spot of the city. It is a bit dated. The breakfast is meager, but you'll probably want to eat somewhere else anyway. We had repeated problems with their room keys demagnetizing the hotel staff were a bit testy about replacing the keys. The best part about this place was the little beach outside. They bay is very shallow with numerous sand bars and my kids and had a great time playing in the water.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We reserved a king bed 4 months in advance but when we got there we were given two queens because no kings were available. Front desk staff was very unfriendly and unhelpful. We had to ask about the indoor water park advertised on the website as nothing we provided upon check-in or in the rooms. Hot tub was not hot. Shower temp varied from minute to minute. Rooms small and dark; would not recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We reserved this room just a few days before arriving and had a nice stay. We weren't expecting top-notch accommodations, so we were fine with everything. The lady at the front desk was a little cold, but the rooms were fine, get a lakefront view if you can (it's gorgeous) and the breakfast was wonderful. The breakfast room was a bit tiny but you have the option of taking it back to your room. The breakfast attendant was very sweet. I didn't realize they close at the end of April until Spring!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Stayed here one night before ferrying over to Mackinac Island for a 2-night stay at the Grand Hotel. We arrived later in the evening so a relatively easy check-in was appreciated; however, the parking lot was packed & we had to park quite a distance from where our actual room was. When we got to the hallway in front of our room, we had to go around the maintenance man who was trying to get rid of a bat that was either injured, or worse, lying on the sidewalk outside our room. Not a very pleasant first impression. Due to a cancellation, we were "upgraded" to a jacuzzi room, but had to wait before entering so that the desk clerk could remove the "romance package" from the room. The room was at a closed-in end of the hallway, and each time we went out of or into the room, we had to dodge a flying bat. So if you have a bat phobia, or don't like bats swooping that close to you, you may want to either stay in your room and not leave at night, or avoid the hotel altogether, as bats do seem to be an issue.

The room itself was fine for an overnight stay. The decor is dark, dated, and shows several years worth of wear & tear, but it was clean & the king bed was comfortable. We didn't use the jacuzzi tub, but it seemed to be a comfortable size & was clean as well. We were on the first floor so the "balcony" consisted of a railing around a very small concrete pad. I wouldn't recommend this room for anyone seeking privacy as it's right on the beach and anyone on the beach can look right into your room. There were no sheers behind the heavy drapes so you either have to keep the drapes closed, which makes the room very dark, or keep them open where everyone can see in. There was a mini fridge in the room, which is always appreciated, but the "coffee station" was situated on the small, one-sink vanity, and it had to be removed just so there was enough room for minimal toiletries. Also, the vanity area is located in the main area of the room, separate from the toilet & tub. The bulb was out in the bathroom light, so to have light in there, we had to turn on the heat lamp. You would think that housekeeping would've noticed that the light was out when they were in there cleaning, but maybe not? There was a large flat screen TV in the room and the WiFi had a good signal, although the remote control for the TV was sluggish.

We were up early enough the next morning to see a fantastic sunrise over Lake Huron which made the overnight stay worth it; breakfast, however, left a lot to be desired. This was our 2nd time staying in Mackinaw City and the hotel where we stayed on our previous visit was on par with the Comfort Inn. We went into this overnight stay with no expectations or delusions of grandeur so we weren't disappointed, but any future guests planning to stay here need to know that it's just an average hotel, for a slightly above-average price, in an above-average location.

Room Tip: If you don't mind hauling your luggage up 3 flights of stairs, end-unit rooms on the 3rd floor would be better from a privacy and view sake.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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