Great Lakes Inn

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Overview of Great Lakes Inn

Great Lakes Inn

2.0 star property
Family-friendly motel in Mackinaw City with outdoor pool and indoor pool

611 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
150 Old U.S. 31, Mackinaw City, MI, 49701
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Free casino shuttle
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Spa tub
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Playground on site
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Television
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal - 2 min drive
  • Lake Huron - 4 min drive
  • Lake Michigan - 6 min drive
  • Headlands International Dark Sky Park - 8 min drive
  • Mackinac Bridge - 14 min drive
  • Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau - 179 min drive

Getting around

  • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 29 min drive
  • Mackinac Island, MI (MCD) - 32 min drive
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Free casino shuttle

About this property

Great Lakes Inn

Great Lakes Inn puts you within a 10-minute drive of Lake Michigan. Guests can splash around at the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An indoor pool and a spa tub are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, German, Romanian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 46 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free ferry terminal shuttle


  • Free casino shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Playground

What to do

  • Personal watercraft (motorized)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • German
  • Romanian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: 5 percent of room rate
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Breakfast
    • Pool access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • Faxes
    • In-room coffee
    • Housekeeping

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Great Lakes Inn
Great Lakes Inn Mackinaw City
Great Lakes Mackinaw City
Great Lakes Inn Motel
Great Lakes Inn Mackinaw City
Great Lakes Inn Motel Mackinaw City

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Overall score and ratings





Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

A great place to stay.
Exceeded our expectations. Room and staff knowledgeable, courteous, thus making stay great.
1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The bathtub was very old, but the worst was the shower head was ancient and didn't work. So after a long beautiful day on Lake shower. When we told the front desk all they said was they would inform the manager.
Lisa, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Beds were very comfortable, easy walk to ferry and restaurants. Bring your own towels and soap.
Thad, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff paid attention to the small things.
Sharon K., 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

I was disappointed by how small and dated the room was. The hotel is way over-do for renovations. The shower head was so low that I had to duck to wash my hair. The sheets were thin, the towels torn, the Wi-Fi didn't work well at all. The front desk clerk was nice, helpful and a bit apologetic about conditions. Even though it was on the cheaper side of room rates for the area, I did expect more.
2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Michael, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Terrible place to stay!
It was terrible. Nothing in our room worked and there was no one to help.
Sarah, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jerry, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Cheap, half-decent place to stay
Ordinary hotel. Good when you're looking for cheap place to stay. No wifi was available when I stayed. Front desk never picks up the phone. Front desk mostly absent. Room was okay.
Vaibhav, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Not clean at all. Don’t waste your money!
We checked in, went to the room and it was dirty. We have a one year old with us and would not stay somewhere like that with him. Even without him, we wouldn’t have wanted to sleep there. One bed wasn’t made, there were little black hairs on the bathroom floor, a wash wrag hung up like someone had just used it and soap open on the counter with hair. There we cobwebs on the lights, too. The receptionist called someone and they refused to refund us. was amazing and even tried to get us a refund, but they still couldn’t get it authorized from the hotel. Another family had their room getting checked when we were leaving, so we know we weren’t the only ones who experienced this. We drove 11 hours in a day with a baby instead of staying here. Please don’t waste your money!
Angela, 1-night family trip
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