BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn ★★★

3.5 /5
Overall score
78%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.3
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Overview

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!

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

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

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

Reviews

3.5 /5 Overall score

78% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.1/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.7/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.7/5
  • Comfort: 3.6/5
  • Location: 4.2/5
  • Value: 3.3/5

beautiful room

Would recommend Mon, Apr 6, 2015
great weekend accommodations, arrived late and staff were friendly and helpful as I was traveling alone

| N/A Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great Location, very buggy

Would recommend Fri, Feb 13, 2015
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!

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great Location

Would recommend Wed, Oct 15, 2014
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!

| Fishers, IN Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Weekend anniversary getaway

Would recommend Mon, Sep 29, 2014
Great location,friendly staff,clean rooms.Pool and hot tub clean.

Dining

Nonna Lisa's great pizza

| Granger,IN Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Nice beachfront hotel!

Would recommend Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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.

| Bay Area, CA Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

No WiFi

Would not recommend Fri, Jul 25, 2014
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.

| Indiana Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great place for a family!!!

Would recommend Wed, May 28, 2014
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!

Dining

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.

| New Hudson MI Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Management staff

Would not recommend Thu, Aug 9, 2012
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.

| Mackinac City, MI Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Forget this place

Would not recommend Mon, Jul 23, 2012
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.

| Mackinac City, Michigan Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

I shall return!!!

Would recommend Fri, Sep 9, 2011
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.

| Huntington, IN Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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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.

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