We recently stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. The location was great as we were able to walk to downtown Mackinaw City and the Star Line ferry to Mackinaw Island was very close. We did not have a beachfront room but it was nice to have access to the beach. The room needs updating but seemed clean. The breakfast was so-so (for example, the orange juice seemed like it was made from something like Tang) but they did have a waffle maker. I would give the highest rating to the pool and hot tub area.