We stayed at the Comfort Inn for two nights during a recent vacation to the Mackinaw area. We booked a non-smoking room with two queen beds, and a sleeper sofa and beach front. The room was located at the end of the hallway, and was a nice size, larger than your average room.
On the upside, the hotel looked nice. The gal at the front desk was friendly and helpful. The pool and hot tub area looked nice, although we did not take advantage of them. The room was VERY clean, and well stocked with pillows and towels. The bed was VERY comfortable. The chairs on the balcony were a larger size than you have at most hotels. Nice. There was a refrigerator in the room, along with a coffee maker, iron & ironing board. The view was nice, although we were on the south end of the hotel and there was a huge weeping willow tree blocking much of the advertised 'Island view'. (If the view is important to you, request a room on the north side of the hotel.) The beach was very quiet and grassy in part, and sandy in others. There were plenty of chairs and lounge chairs for hotel guests to relax in on the beach.
The continental breakfast was more than adequate. The food was well stocked and the gal working there was pleasant. It included waffles, oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, apples, oranges, two types of cereal (fruit loops and raisin bran) assorted danish & muffins, bagels, toast, juice, water, milk & coffee.
On the downside, is the hotel's design. The office and breakfast room are not connected to the hotel itself. They are across the parking lot and up a small hill from the hotel. For those with walking problems (especially up & down hill), wanting to take advantage of the free breakfast, this might pose a bit of a problem. (There are no parking spots, up the hill, by the breakfast room itself).
Ice machines are located on two of the four floors.
The other design flaw would be that each floor has a series of eight steps that you will have to go down, depending on the location of your room. The elevator is located in the center of the hotel and if you look at the picture of the hotel you can see that the hotel has a center section, with two wings that angle off. Those two wings are where you encounter the series of eight steps. If maneuvering the steps poses an issue for you, (physically or with your luggage) be sure to request a room in the center section, because those rooms are accessible without using any steps.
All in all, it is a nice hotel with a friendly staff and the price makes crossing the bridge from Mackinaw City worth the drive over.
We would certainly stay here again, although probably in the center section, just for the convenience of moving our luggage without steps, and for a better view.
- 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