Northwinds Motel

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Overview of Northwinds Motel

Northwinds Motel

2.5 star property
Lakefront Mackinaw City motel with indoor pool

324 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking
11472 W US 23, Mackinaw City, MI, 49701
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool access
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Picnic area
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Playground
For families
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor seasonal pool

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal - 3 min drive
  • Lake Michigan - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 30 min drive
  • Mackinac Island, MI (MCD) - 32 min drive

About this property

Northwinds Motel

Motel by the lake
Northwinds Motel provides a playground and more.
Additional perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises, access to a nearby indoor pool, and tour/ticket assistance
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • 32-inch TVs with 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

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 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 front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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 not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Access to nearby indoor pool


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Picnic area
  • An indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to October

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.


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

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Northwinds Mackinaw City
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Frequently asked questions

Does Northwinds Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Northwinds Motel 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Northwinds Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Northwinds Motel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Northwinds Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Northwinds Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Northwinds Motel?
You can check in from 4 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Northwinds Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Kewadin Casino - St. Ignace (16-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Northwinds Motel and nearby?
Northwinds Motel has an indoor pool and a picnic area, as well as access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Northwinds Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Lighthouse Restaurant (15-min walk) and Harbor Lights Grille (7.1 mi).
What's the area around Northwinds Motel like?
Northwinds Motel is located on the waterfront, a short 13-minute walk from Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Dan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good enough
Basically just a room to sleep. Shower was too short to use. One oulet didn't work. Room was clean and basically functional for that.
Kristie, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel
Nice hotel with a great view. Definitely recommend the balcony room
Thomas, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Not as bad as the reviews
The reviews make it scary to stay but over sheets were clean and the tv worked it's a place to lay your head. Had a AC in room and fridge and microwave and coffee pot. Things needed to be updated and floor in bathroom had soft spots but nothing to not make you wanna stay. Overall it's a cheap hotel to lay your head nothing fancy my only complaint was the lady next door with the kids stomping non stop that could live without
Cheltzie, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Location is amazing, right on the beach with uncovered parking outside our door. Had to go to sister site to get checked in, but staff was very friendly. Motel could use some updates and softer beds. Views are amazing.
Kimberlee, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Never again
That place is run down, filthy and should not be open without renovations
Russell, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Didn’t stay
We spent less than 15 minutes in the room. The slider door did not lock, there was a bag of rotting lettuce on the private deck and the toilet had been used recently. This was after we were moved to a sister property because the first property was filled with construction workers and looked like it was a non functional motel. The note on the office door told us to go down the street to register. Mia at the desk was very pleasant and changed us to the new site. That is where we found a room that we were not comfortable staying in because you could not lock the slider door or screen. We left the motel and ended our vacation a day early and drove several hours to our home. I would not ever recommend this motel to anyone.
A bag of rotten lettuce to great us.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Beds were horrible looked abandoned not what you would expect in Mackinaw City. Front desk very friendly. Bugs all over in room (may flies) no breakfast no telephones. Just not clean. Drove motorcycle had to park in a lot of gravel with piles of dirt. Property in disarray. Pay the extra for downtown.
Dawn, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

MICHAEL, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Bonnie, 2-night trip
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