Four of us stayed here for our mini-trip to the area. We got a room right on the first floor because we had kids that wanted to use the pool. Our room faced directly to Mackinaw Island and had the bonus of being able to walk out our sliding doors. (Note to self, bring binoculars next time!) However, we did not walk far because the entire lawn was covered with goose poops. Our hometown is also plagued by geese on the river fronts and I know that getting rid of them is an exercise in futility so I really don't know what the hotel can do. Maybe some remote control coyotes? You could even charge guests to use the remote control and chase the geese off!
The free continental breakfast was a bonus and we took advantage of it every morning. We did not mind that it was in a separate building, but it should be noted that it is an uphill walk, so perhaps the elderly would not like that so much. I did not check the rates, but the same people also own the Holiday Inn Express next door and the breakfast is in the main building there.
The pool was very nice and the hot tub was just right! Oh, and the a.c. in the room worked excellent! Free wi-fi was nice as was the presence of a mini-fridge.
A short drive south from the hotel and you are at the ferry boats to Mackinaw Island. (We used Star and took the designated ferry that went underneath the bridge as a bonus. Check their schedules.) Nearby are stores and restaurants. We were here for 4 days and never ate at the same place twice. Driving further south will take you to the famed bridge. There is a nice park there from which to see the bridge and area. You can drive over the bridge (I think it's $4 one-way) but we did not do so since our ferry already went under it on our trip to the island! The bridge will take you over to Mackinaw City.
Driving north from the hotel will bring you to Highway 75. At this intersection is Castle Rock. This is a must do and costs only $1 per person to climb. Plan on about 20-30 minutes there. Highway 75 will then will take you to Sault Saint Marie (Soo locks) and Tahquamenon Falls (each about an hour to 1-1/2 drive).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Breakers Resort - Lakeside in Beautiful St. Ignace, Michigan. Affordable Lakefront Luxury. Newly renovated in 2015. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mackinac Island and Lake Huron from your private balcony, relax and unwind in one of our Lakefront Fireplace rooms, or enjoy a soak in our Lakefront Jacuzzi Rooms. Every stay includes a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast each morning, free shuttle to Mackinac Island Ferries and The Kewadin Casino. We have many Mackinac Island discounts available, just ask any of our friendly, knowledgeable staff. We look forward to seeing you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Beachside Hotel Saint Ignace
- Comfort Inn Saint Ignace
- Saint Ignace Comfort Inn