$87 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 1, 2015 Check-out: Oct 2, 2015

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

3 stars
View map of 505 S Huron Avenue, US Highway 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
17 reviews
beautiful room

great weekend accommodations, arrived late and staff were friendly and helpful as I was traveling... See full review

  • Crazy Super grandma
  • Apr 6, 2015
Great Location, very buggy

Stayed in Mackinac City in June and it was Mayfly season! The hotel doors and sidewalks were... See full review

  • kurtis
  • Feb 13, 2015
Going off the grid doesn't mean you have to be miles away from civilization when you select this incredible Mackinaw City hotel. BEST WESTERN Mackinaw City redefined what a "resort beach property" really means. We're close to Pellston Airport but also right on the beach. Sashay from your perfect spot on the beach to the airport in time to catch that early flight. We're also close to downtown shopping and dining if you're up for painting the town red or you need to pick up some souvenirs. This Mackinaw City hotel has everything travelers need to feel right at home. We're close to I-75 and Mackinaw Bridge, so zipping around town or checking out other local beaches is a breeze. We're also close to the ferry docks if a romantic cruise is on the agenda. BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn blends comfort and quality with a great low price. Mackinaw Island is an oasis near the city. Car shows, beer and wine festivals, and other festivals of all types are just a few of the events that draw crowds from around the country. You'll feel right at home at this Mackinaw City hotel no matter what you're in town for. We're right on the beach of Lake Huron, so it's just a few steps to the water from your Mackinaw City hotel. Business meetings happen here, but even those guests here on business are in the mood to check out the sights. Access to waterparks make this region particularly popular for families. Pirates Adventure, Castaway, Emerald Cove, and Thunder Falls are calling your name. BEST WESTERN Mackinaw City also dishes up a delicious, complimentary breakfast. Dig into platefuls of piping hot waffles and eggs, stacks of sweet pastries, fresh fruits, hot and cold cereals and yogurt. Complete your meal with 100% Arabica coffee and chilled juices. Reserve your next stay with BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn for a perfect trip!

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn Rooms

2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NO SMOKING,LAKE FRONT,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,COURTYARD,NO SMOKING,FULL BREAKFAST
SUITE-2 ROOMS 4 BEDS
SUITE-2 ROOMS 4 BEDS,MOBACC,COMAST,BATHTB,POOLSD,SOFBD,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,MOBACC,COMAST,BATHTB,POOLSD,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBACC,COMAST,ROLLSH,POOLSD,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
SUITE-2 ROOMS 4 BEDS
SUITE-2 ROOMS 4 BEDS,NSMK,COURTYARD,5TH BED SOFABED,2BATHS,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,COURTYARD,NO SMOKING,FULL BREAKFAST
SUITE-2 ROOMS 3 BEDS
SUITE-2 ROOMS 3 BEDS,NO SMOKING,LAKE FRONT,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,LAKEFRONT,SOFABED,FULL BREAKFAST
SUITE-2 QUEEN BEDS
SUITE-2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,LAKEFRONT,SOFABED,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,LAKEFRONT,JACUZZI,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,LAKEFRONT,SOFABED,FULL BREAKFAST
SUITE-2 ROOMS 3 BEDS
SUITE-2 ROOMS 3 BEDS,NSMK,LAKEFRONT,SOFABED,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,COURTYARD,JACUZZI,FULL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Live entertainment
Horseback riding
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Multilingual
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room

Dining

The Light House Restaurant and Lounge
0.10 mile(s) from The Light House Restaurant and Lounge
Anna's Country Buffet
0.10 mile(s) from Anna's Country Buffet
Dixie Saloon Food and Spirits
0.20 mile(s) from Dixie Saloon Food and Spirits, established 1890
Nonna Lisa's Italian Ristorante
0.10 mile(s) from Nonna Lisa's Italian Ristorante, featuring wood fired pizza and pasta

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.4

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Crazy Super grandma
Single
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

beautiful room

great weekend accommodations, arrived late and staff were friendly and helpful as I was traveling alone

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kurtis
Family
N/A
Feb 13, 2015

Great Location, very buggy

Stayed in Mackinac City in June and it was Mayfly season! The hotel doors and sidewalks were covered with bugs, both alive and dead. Great room but the bugs were a challenge. Yuck!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JustinJuantan
Couples
Fishers, IN
Oct 15, 2014

Great Location

The Best Western Plus in Mackinaw City has one of the best locations of any hotel in the area. The hotel amenities like the fitness room and pool were adequate but we spent most of our time exploring the city and Mackinac Island. The hotel was also within walking distance of Shepler's fairy and all of the shops which was a big plus!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
26 and counting
Couples
Granger,IN
Sep 29, 2014

Weekend anniversary getaway

Great location,friendly staff,clean rooms.Pool and hot tub clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nonna Lisa's great pizza

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Friend of Black Panda
Friends
Bay Area, CA
Jul 29, 2014

Nice beachfront hotel!

This hotel was a big surprise. I thought it would be just a regular boring place, but it was literally right on the beach. The room was newly redone and very clean and spacious. And it was in an easy walking difference to anywhere you would want to be. They even had a very nice breakfast buffet. The staff were very friendly & helpful too, so it was a great experience. I'd definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Midpack
Couples
Indiana
Jul 25, 2014

No WiFi

The hotel and it's furnishings are very dated, but everything is clean. It is convenient to ferries and town. We lost TV for a few hours but it appeared to be a provider problem, not something the hotel could do anything about. But I rely on having WiFi, and the signal in my room was so weak I could not connect. I had to go to the lobby or business center to get online, no good. I asked the front desk about it right away, thought they might have moved me to another room (they had vacancies), but they just blankly told me to keep trying other routers. The front desk staff wasn't friendly at all, like they were answering from a script.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
busia422
Family
New Hudson MI
May 28, 2014

Great place for a family!!!

Staff was amazing! The pool and hot tub area were new...clean...and great for our grand-kids! Our room was a little dated (but our grandson loved the flat screen TV. And the hotel made use of the old tv cabinet by using it for a small frig and coffee maker (very creative!) Next year I will reserve a room by the water...as the beach was a wonderful place for the kids to play! We couldn't beat the price and location!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The staff an Nona Lisa's were very friendly. And very sensitive for one with an allergy. The animals were a hit with our grandsons. Food was great...Went there two nights.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lifesaver22
Family
Mackinac City, MI
Aug 9, 2012

Management staff

Check-in was at 3 but we arrived a couple hours early and were told our rooms were not ready. Ok - fair enough. We came back to the hotel to check-in at 3:15 and were asked if we would like the rooms next to each other which we did. We were told that would require an additional 30-45 minutes. During our initial visit, nobody asked if we wanted the rooms together and when we mentioned that, no accountability was taken or an apology given. The manager on duty was awful and does not belong in a public service field. We had a couple of other minor issues during our stay and the other managers were apologetic and helpful. The location was great but the wi-fi was below average at best and the breakfast was nothing special either.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
911 central
Couples
Mackinac City, Michigan
Jul 23, 2012

Forget this place

Front desk staff were very rude, and not accommodating. Had advanced reservations that had asked for seaside view, but nooooooooo, we get the dregs of rooms with only a view of a vending machine and ice dispenser. $450.00 for 2 days of nothing. I'm from Ohio, and the Michigan/Ohio State rivalry seemed to be boil over in this case. I also had a very special event, I proposed to my future wife, weekend could have been made special, but they made no effort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mcland
Couples
Huntington, IN
Sep 9, 2011

I shall return!!!

Beautiful place!! Comfortable room!! Great breakfast!! Wi-fi didn't work in room 317, but the view was fantastic!!! I had excellent wi-fi service in lobby and drank their free coffee. I would rate a 5 star if wi-fi worked.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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