Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw

2 stars
726 South Huron, 726 South Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
20 reviews
Family Weekend Get-away

It was a good experience overall. Within walking distance of just about everything in the City.... See full review

  • I'm everywhere
  • Jul 15, 2014
Great for the price

Stayed here 1 night and had no complaints. Comfortable beds, super nice front desk. Breakfast was... See full review

  • Emily12345
  • Jun 9, 2014
Family-friendly hotel minutes from Mackinac Island
Located in Mackinaw City, the Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw is just a five-minute walk from the ferry terminal that runs to and from Mackinac Island. The family-friendly hotel has a fitness center, as well as an indoor and outdoor swimming pool with a slide and playground for children. Added conveniences include a free hot breakfast each morning, and free high-speed wireless Internet access. Small pets are welcome upon prior agreement (fees apply). The Bayside Hotel in Mackinaw also has conference/meeting space and laundry facilities onsite.
Reasons to stay
  • Convenient location in Mackinaw City, and minutes from the Mackinac Island ferry terminal
  • Free breakfast and free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Family-friendly property with indoor and outdoor pools, and playground area for children
Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw rooms
Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw has 61 rooms, all of which have free Wi-Fi Internet access and cable TV and modern flat-screen televisions. Each room features a separate seating area, as well as a coffee maker, hair dryer, alarm clock and iron and ironing board. Some rooms have views over the lake.
Things to do nearby
  • Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Mackinaw City Center (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Thunder Falls Waterpark (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Little Bear East Arena (5.1 mi/8.2 km)
  • University of Michigan Biological Station (19.6 mi/31.6 km)
  • Burt Lake (28.1 mi/45.2 km)
  • Nubs Nob Ski Resort (28.8 mi/46.4 km)
  • Petoskey, Mich. (35.6 mi/57.3 km)

Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw Rooms

2 Doubles Courtside
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2 Doubles Lake View
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1 King Courtside
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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
General
Air conditioned
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Exercise gym
Game room
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Maid service
Wake-up service
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Room
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors

Hotel Map

45.7732 -84.7267
Area served
Mackinaw City, Saint Ignace, Cheboygan, Mackinac Island, Levering, Indian River
Nearby airports
Emmet County, (PLN), 16.60, MI, NE;
Area description
City Center, Located in Mackinaw City across from the Arnold Mackinac Island

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.

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Guest Reviews (20)

Ratings and reviews for Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.5

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Couples escape
Michigan
Jul 25, 2014

Quick getaway

We went to explore the city and island and also enjoyed our stay. Pool/hot tub/ sauna/ waterpark were all nice to have. Breakfast was typical free hotel breakfast, with long lines. Overall enjoyed our stay for a young couple.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots to do and see for a couple day stay

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
I'm everywhere
Harrison Twp, MI
Jul 15, 2014

Family Weekend Get-away

It was a good experience overall. Within walking distance of just about everything in the City. Recently updated and combined with Comfort Suites, next door. Indoor water park (with separate indoor pool, giant hot tub, and sauna) and HOT buffet style breakfast (not advertised on website) an added bonus to the stay Still needs some finishing touches, but I would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lkndab
Ypsilanti, MI
Jun 20, 2014

Great for the price

I stayed here for a few days with some friends. The staff was friendly, the room was clean and comfortable, and the location was great. The continental breakfast wasn't anything special, but for a free breakfast it was good. The hotel is right across the street from the ferry docks, and is walking distance from some great shops and restaurants. The pool was nice, but it is a bit of a maze to get there. Overall, the hotel is great for the price you pay. I would definitely recommend to a friend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Emily12345
Business
Grand Haven, MI
Jun 9, 2014

Great for the price

Stayed here 1 night and had no complaints. Comfortable beds, super nice front desk. Breakfast was below average, but otherwise, would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
fatboy1
Milwaukee
Sep 23, 2013

would never stay there again!

Hallways and Windows were filthy. Cobb webs were hanging from sprinkle heads. Comforter in room had stains. Breakfast bar was ok but simple at best and not filled due to low staffing levels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pizza Palace was amazing. Good food and service. Plus it's not owned by the owners of the Bayside Hotel which happens to own many dining and hotels in the Mackinaw City Area.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fredly
Upper Michigan
Jul 23, 2013

Good Value

Great location, clean & comfortable room, friendly staff Breakfast was crowded because it it shared with attached hotel but returned a little later and was no problem then. Great value for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Adu59
Arizona
Aug 31, 2012

Great hotel for the money

We booked the hotel off the island as a way to cut expense. Hotels on the island were too expensive to book. The location was great because it literally was across the street from Arnold's Ferry. This gave us the convince and confidence that we could get on the Island without sacrificing our budget. The hotel room was clean and offered a blow dryer and iron with iron board which was great for us since we needed these items for getting ready to attend a wedding. Great for your budget. Its not the Ritz but it was clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to the Ferry station to get to Mackinaw Island.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Elephant Man
Mackinac City
Aug 22, 2012

More like a motel

The pictures presented by Bayside's website are misleading. The rooms are still decorated in 1980's fashion. The t.v. is old, the carpets are worn out and dirty looking. The walls are paper thin and you can hear the guests the floor above and several rooms down. The staff are short with you. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Mackinac City. Spend the extra 10 bucks a night and go somewhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Marty65
Preston United Kingdom
Aug 16, 2012

Breakfast

The breakfast very poor plastic cutlery and plastic plates and cups not enough seating in resturants. Breakfast times 0630-0830 to early and not enough time for the amount of people using it. Swimming pool not connected you have to go outside, Quick check in and out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Ferry across street to Macanaw island and you can leave your car on hotel car park all day.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Socialcin
Flint, MI
Jul 16, 2012

Good Location...will do in a pinch

The only good part of this hotel is the location. It is across from Arnold Ferry. It only offers DOUBLE beds...and those are not overly comfortable. Room was clean. Free breakfast was 6:30-8:30 on the 3rd floor at the hotel next door! Strange connecting corridor to other hotel. NO AIR in the hallways...pool in other hotel as well. Very dissapointing. Wouldn't stay for long period of time but ok in a pinch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
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