Rainbow Motel

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Indoor pool
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub
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Overview of Rainbow Motel

Rainbow Motel

2.5 star property
Motel with indoor pool, near Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum

8.8/10 Fabulous

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Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
The price is AU$225
Price available on 10/7/2022
602 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI, 49701
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Indoor pool and 2 spa tubs
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Picnic area
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Playground
For families
  • Playground on site
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
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 - 7 min walk
  • Lake Huron - 1 min drive
  • Mackinaw City Dock - 1 min drive
  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse - 2 min drive
  • Lake Michigan - 6 min drive
  • Headlands International Dark Sky Park - 8 min drive
  • Straits State Park - 10 min drive
  • Wilderness State Park - 16 min drive
  • Star Line Mackinac Island Main Dock - St. Ignace - 14 min drive
  • Mackinac Bridge - 14 min drive
  • Castle Rock - 14 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

Rainbow Motel

When you stay at Rainbow Motel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal and Lake Michigan. Guests can take a dip in the indoor pool, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks. Also, Headlands International Dark Sky Park and Mackinac Bridge are within a short drive. The pool and helpful staff 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

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
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 29 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
  • 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 9 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 not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Free ferry terminal shuttle

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Taking the kids

  • Playground

What to do

  • Basketball


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Picnic area
  • An indoor pool
  • 2 spa tubs

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

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; temperature checks are available to guests; 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

Rainbow Motel Mackinaw City
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely property.
Cute cute cute. These folks know how to maintain a property. Every details has been cleaned, painted and maintained. Beautiful flowers. New form memory foam beds. It’s just cute as a button. And service like I haven’t experienced in years. The attendant at the desk was full of helpful touristy information. She pointed us to the best restaurants, the local music that was playing that evening and she even called the laundry mat to make sure they would be open for us. Just a lovely property. Room 124 My only personal preference is more pillows and a bit quieter room. We would definitely stay again.
Elizabeth, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice and clean place to stay for a night
Very nice motel, clean and comfortable. Would suggest this to friends to crash for a night after a busy day in Mackinac city. You get 10% off on local restaurants when you stay at Rainbow motel. Free and dedicated car parking was a great to have :-)
Mayuresh Satish, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Donald, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Philip, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Would stay here again
Loved this place. Another local motel that didnt have vacancy recommended it after we asked about extending our stay. It was excellent. Clean, comfortable, convenient, and quiet.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean comfortable stay
Wonderful family owned motel. Very clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was small and dated.
David, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Motel was fantastic. Only complaint that this 6'6" guy and his 5'6" wife had was that the shower head was too low. It was at chin level for me and eye level for my wife. Otherwise great at a great price. The owners were very nice and always helpful. Pool was fantastic. Will be staying again.
Edward, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My stay was great and the owners were wonderful.
The owners were so nice and helpful. I made a same day reservation and they checked me in less than fifteen minutes later. They also got me Shepler’s ferry tickets and called a shuttle to the docks at check-in. Less than a half-hour after arriving at the motel I was on the ferry to Mackinac Island. The motel is very quaint and extremely well-kept. My room was clean and quiet and parking was literally right outside my door. The bed was comfortable. Check-out is a bit early at 10am but I was able to get an extended check-out without any issues. I can’t recommend this little place enough.
Carl, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay!
Older motel, but well-kept and clean. Super friendly staff!
Renee, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Susan K, 4-night trip
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