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Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City

2 stars
Mackinaw City, MI
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315 reviews
Sat 13.04
Wed 17.04

About Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Located in Mackinaw City, Michigan, this hotel includes a private beach. Thunder Falls Water Park is minutes from the hotel. Free WiFi is available in every room. At the Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City, guest rooms offer a refrigerator and cable TV. Select rooms include a view of Lake Huron. The hotel includes on-site barbecue facilities and a playground. Fort Michilimackinac State Park is a short drive from the Mackinaw City Waterfront Inn. Mackinac Bridge is also within driving distance of the hotel.

Latest deals for Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City

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Wed 17.04
Double room
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1 double bed
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1 queen bed
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Standard room
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City

  • Private beach
  • Indoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet

Things to do

  • Horse riding
  • Hiking
  • Mini-golf
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Water park
  • Cycling
  • Skiing


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating


  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Express check-out
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Designated smoking area


  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Private beach


  • Refrigerator
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Heated pool
  • Indoor pool


  • Private bathroom

Reviews of Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City

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MediocreBased on 315 verified guest reviews

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4.2 Mediocre
Pros:It was close to the water and the pool was okay.
Cons:The rooms were not great. A few ceiling tiles were on the brink of collapse, the wall unit air conditioner looked like a lint trap from a dryer, and the comforter had stains. There was also no HBO as advertised and only dry muffins for breakfast.
4.5 Mediocre
Pros:The view of water beautiful.
Cons:The sand beach area was very dirty. Rooms dirty. Some type of gnatty bugs all over. Rooms smelled. Carpet dirty, bathroom floors dirty. Shower stalls had duct tape on them with wall paper coming down in sheets.
7.7 Good
Pros:The view from the room was great, the beach was nice and swimable and the bon fire pits were a nice surprise, we could walk to the FERRY for the island, and the room was old but clean, with awesome water pressure. The staff were very friendly.
Cons:The whole facility needs updating, but it was a great for the price.
4.0 Mediocre
Pros:The lights that had plugs available did in fact work.
Cons:The place was not a bad place to stay, but I am under the impression the scaffolding and associated repair materials are just props. The TVs were the only up to date items in the room outside of consumables like light bulbs and shower supplies. The rate was lower than most in mackinaw and tidy. The conditions of the general infrastructure was poor. All buildings had signs of roof damage parking lot was a 50/50 mix of puddles after the rain the night before. Overall this place is solid 2 star hotel. Don't think Holiday Inn think Route 66 from the sixties mixed with some Kwik-E-Mart for some added culture to your vacation.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:I loved that place
2.8 Poor
Cons:Our door didn't always lock. If you pushed on the door hard enough it popped open, but the front desk people said it was fine and not broken. Carpet was so filthy that your feet were black after walking across it even after your shower. Tons of mold and mildew on shower tiles. Very outdated. Probably hasn't been remodeled since the seventies. And our room wasn't serviced each day. Had to go and get clean towels each day. This was our last stay at mackinaw because we are moving to Arizona. We thought we'd have one great last vacation here before we moved, but it was barely tolerable.
2.0 Poor
Pros:No thing
Cons:Every thing from the cleanness, front disk, no food, worst internet connection, bad communication, your reservation doesn't mean u get a room when u go over there, dirty beach, room stings, not sure about bugs but possible, the staff is so rude, no water to drink, no breakfast, basically this hotel should be closed for rebuilding from the beginning
4.0 Mediocre
Pros:Pool was nice.
Cons:Everything was very old and not up to date. Rooms were tiny and very uncomfortable. A lot of money for so very little. Staff was not friendly at all. Would never stay again.
2.6 Poor
Pros:The location wasn't terrible and neither was the breakfast.
Cons:Everything from the staff to the nasty, bug filled hotel.


1009 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

What's nearby

  • Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.1.4 km
  • Mackinaw Bridge Museum1.5 km
  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse2.2 km
  • Fort Michilimackinac2.2 km
  • Colonial Michilimackinac Park2.3 km
  • Mackinac Bridge3.3 km
  • McGulpin Point Light4.3 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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FAQs when booking at Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City

  • Where is Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City located?

    Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City is located at 1009 South Huron Avenue, 1.1 km from the center of Mackinaw City. Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. is the closest landmark to Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City?

    Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City.

  • Does Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City offer free parking?

    Yes, Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City offers free parking.

  • How far is Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City from the airport?

    Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City is 22.6 km from Pellston Emmet County. Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City is 57.1 km from Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa County.

  • Does Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City have a pool?

    Yes, Waterfront Inn Mackinaw City has a pool onsite.

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Value for money


Distance to city center

1.1 km

Nearest Airport

Pellston Emmet County

Distance to airport

22.3 km