Starlite Budget Inn

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Overview of Starlite Budget Inn

Starlite Budget Inn

2.0 star property
Mackinaw City motel with outdoor pool and indoor pool

7.0/10 Good

845 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is AU$102
Price available on 28/8/2022
116 Old US 31, Mackinaw City, MI, 49701
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Volleyball
  • Playground
For families
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Mackinaw City
  • Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal - 3 min drive
  • Lake Huron - 3 min drive
  • Lake Michigan - 6 min drive
  • Headlands International Dark Sky Park - 9 min drive
  • Mackinac Bridge - 14 min drive
  • Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau - 180 min drive

Getting around

  • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 29 min drive
  • Mackinac Island, MI (MCD) - 32 min drive

About this property

Starlite Budget Inn

At Starlite Budget Inn, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Lake Michigan. Guests can splash around at the outdoor pool or indoor pool, and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location.



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
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Thunderbird Inn
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 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 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pet sitting services offered


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

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 and periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless check-out is available.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyed our weekend
Very friendly and helpful front desk staff, though it was in the hotel next door. Room was very clean
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

LINDA, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Anthony, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Had to check in at a different location, which was no big deal. Got to the room, it was clean, however the air conditioner did not work and the bed was like lying on cement. It was late and we were tired, so we just made the best of it. Should make sure your air conditioners work in the summer. Might want to invest in some new mattresses.
Denise, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A pleasant surprise.
So like the other reviews, the decor is dated and could use a few upgrades. Also breakfast is not included but they did have coupons for buy 1 get 1 free breakfast. But this place had everything else to make our stay wonderful. The place was clean and well stocked with towels, Location was great. Close to everything yet quiet on the property. We got a room with a patio that lead to picnic tables and a BBQ pit. The outdoor pool was nearby the patio door and the indoor pool was a short walk. There was a fenced playground for kids and we could let our dogs run free. The lady at the front desk was so polite, helpful, and accommodating. It had everything we needed for a nice stay😊
allison, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Craig, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Moshe, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Trip to mackinaw island
Convenient location to mackinaw city and island ferries old motel needs update but quiet and clean
Michael, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The grounds/pool area could have been much cleaner. Rooms werent bad but bed was hard.
2-night family trip
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