Mackinaw Budget Inn

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Overview of Mackinaw Budget Inn

Mackinaw Budget Inn

2-star property
Mackinaw City motel with 2 indoor pools and outdoor pool

6.4/10 Good

449 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
138 Old US 31, Mackinaw City, MI, 49701
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 indoor pools and outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Picnic area
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Michigan - 7 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

Mackinaw Budget Inn

Property highlights
Mackinaw Budget Inn provides amenities like a terrace and a hot tub. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • 2 indoor pools and an outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, pet-sitting services, and smoke-free premises
  • A 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and motorized watercraft on site
  • Guest reviews speak well of the convenient parking, helpful staff, and proximity to shopping
Room features
All guestrooms at Mackinaw Budget Inn boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • Refrigerators, free infant beds, and cable channels



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

  • 34 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • 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


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • 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

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Personal watercraft (motorized)
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • 1 building/tower
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Spa tub


  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

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 11:00 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.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

Also known as

Mackinaw Budget
Mackinaw Budget Inn
Mackinaw Budget Inn Motel
Mackinaw Budget Inn Mackinaw City
Mackinaw Budget Inn Motel Mackinaw City

Frequently asked questions

Does Mackinaw Budget Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Mackinaw Budget Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Mackinaw Budget Inn?
As of 5 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Mackinaw Budget Inn on 20 Oct 2022 start from AU$103, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mackinaw Budget Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Mackinaw Budget Inn?
Yes, there are 2 indoor pools and an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Mackinaw Budget Inn?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Pet-sitting services are available.
Is parking offered on site at Mackinaw Budget Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mackinaw Budget Inn?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Mackinaw Budget Inn?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Kewadin Casino - St. Ignace (16-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Mackinaw Budget Inn and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, and return when the snow melts for hiking and kayaking. Soothe your senses in the spa tub or take an invigorating swim in one of the 2 indoor swimming pools. Mackinaw Budget Inn also has an outdoor pool and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Mackinaw Budget Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Lighthouse Restaurant (10-min walk), Mackinaw Pastie & Cookie Co. (12-min walk), and Anna's Country Buffet (13-min walk).
What's the area around Mackinaw Budget Inn like?
Mackinaw Budget Inn is a short 9-minute walk from Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal and 12 minutes' walk from Lake Huron.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

John, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Customer service was awesome!!
George, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice Motel!
Nice motel and reasonably priced. Clean, quiet, good A/C. Plenty of towels, comfortable bed, in room coffee, fridge and microwave. When there was a problem with the TV, the front desk staff came over to fix it right away. Also, I checked out at 615 am and no one was at the front desk at checkout and the door was locked. Kinda different but I just left the keys in the room and called and left a message with whomever answered the office number.
Gary, 1-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Bernice, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Offered a dirty room in disrepair, asked for another and it was ok. Advertised a pool that was not available. Overall it was not worth the money i paid for the room. Will go elsewhere in the future
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Property was very dated but economical for our purpose
Sherri, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Well worth the stay
It was a very nice stay. The staff was excellent and helpful. The rooms were nice and clean. Would stay there again in a heart beat.
George, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

No fuss no muss.
It was clean room, decor was alittle dated. Needs a battery for smoke detector it was chirping when we got there. Could use a coffee pot in room and seating outside room for relaxing. Decent place, beds are pretty hard. But it worked for our needs.
Debra, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Robert, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

renee, 2-night family trip
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