Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City

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Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City

2.0 star property
In the heart of Mackinaw City

911 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
1009 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI, 49701
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Barbecue grill(s)
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

  • On the beach
  • Lake Huron - 1 min drive
  • Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal - 2 min drive
  • Lake Michigan - 7 min drive
  • Headlands International Dark Sky Park - 9 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

About this property

Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City

At Waterfront Inn - Mackinaw City, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Lake Michigan. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.



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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

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

  • 90 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • 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

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*


  • 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

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Picnic area


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Mixer


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per accommodation, per stay

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 affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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10/10 Exceptional

Cathie, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wanda, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

You get what you pay for
Our room was very small, limited outlets, tiny TV. You had to literally back into the the toilet to sit down. The grounds were full of dog poop, made getting to the beach not so pleasant. We rented a 2nd room and it was much better. Lots of bugs in our room and on the window sill.
Lynn, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jeffrey, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Room was ok. No pool or hot tub as advertised. Had to go next door or down the street to use pool or hot tub
Patricia, 4-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Just pay the extra for anywhere else
I normally am not one to write reviews but I feel people should know before they book. I stayed Friday after noon- Sunday morning. Due to this being in a tourist town they tend to raise the prices for summer and weekend stays (completely understandable). This place was quite disgusting. Our room had a weird stench that I couldn’t identify. Beds were made but didn’t feel clean (brought my own pillow and blankets luckily), and I don’t believe vacuuming was done as I found blueberries and what looked to be cracker crumb under my bed while looking for a key (neither foods I had bought or consumed on my visit). Luckily I was only in the room to sleep as mackinaw city is full of attractions and this hotel is in walking distance of many! But the fact I paid $406 for the weekend stay at a place like this is absolutely atrocious. Spend the extra money and stay anywhere else!
Kalia, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Musty odors, beautiful view.
The hotel smells very musty- even after using airfresheners and disinfecting sprays, the smell lingered. We had 2 queen beds, but they were different heights and it felt like one was missing the top mattress. The view off the back porch was beautiful and the water is easy to get to. The boats to the island are a short walk away and it's fun to watch them travel all day long. There's a kids playset on the beach. It was a wonderful stay outside of the room, if the room didn't have such a strong smell.
2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Jon-Alex, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The motel is extremely outdated. There was hair on the bathroom floor that was not ours. The pool was down they said because of issues. You could clearly see the pool is empty and hasn’t been working all year. Definitely will not recommend, and will never stay here again.
Julie, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Bad experience
Bed was hard and the hotel was not the same as the photos online. Smelled damp and dingy. Not worth the cost.
Robert, 1-night family trip
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