Clarion Hotel Beachfront ★★★

Lilac Festival Overnight Stay!

Would recommend Mon, Jun 16, 2014
This is the second time we stayed in this hotel in the past two years - both times to go to the island for the Lilac Festival. This year we got a room with a massive hot tub which was perfect for ending the day to soak ourselves and our tired feet! The room had a flat screen TV and two queen beds. It worked great for our short overnight trip!

| Grand Rapids, MI Couples

3 /5

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

Average, Ordinary

Would recommend Mon, Oct 14, 2013
This is an average hotel. Nothing special about it. The only reason for choosing this Hotel was two room suite. The suite is nice for the family if you are traveling with kids. The faucet's hot water handle came off, flooding the bath room. We shut it off from the shut off valve, and called maintenance. The maintenance guys spent three hours in our room at night, trying to fix it. The issue was eventually fixed, but caused a lot of inconvenoence. Free Breakfast was OK. I wish it would have been nicer, if we had more selections.

| Chicago Family

3 /5

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

Highly recommended!!!

Would recommend Mon, Oct 7, 2013
Very kind staff! I like the room a lot! The design and the amenities made me feel like home! It's not common that we had complimentary breakfast with hot eggs and sausages too!

| Detroit, MI Friends

5 /5

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

Great value, comfy beds, quiet stay

Would recommend Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Great deal on two rooms (we are a family of 7) that were clean, quiet, and comfortable. Nice pool, decent breakfast. Just need to get rid of all of the plastic and styrofoam.

| Traverse City, MI Family

4 /5

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

nice time in mackinaw city

Would recommend Thu, Aug 22, 2013
room comfortable but sticky bathroom floor and dirty carpet. would be nicer if the pool and breakfast area were in the same building and you did not have to go outside to get to them. beach was rocky. overall not a bad place to stay. good breakfast.

| Darien,Il. Couples

3 /5

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

Overnight stay

Would recommend Wed, Aug 21, 2013
Close to our ship line for the mackinaw island. Good walking are

| Toledo ohio Couples

4 /5

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

Family getaway for the day

Would recommend Thu, Aug 15, 2013
A very nice hotel! Walking distance to almost everything. A very large breakfast room the food lines move move smoothly.

Dining

Show your room key and get a discount at most restaurants

| Michigan Couples

5 /5

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

Good location near Arnold Ferry Dock

Would recommend Sun, Aug 4, 2013
Good place to stay. Hot breakfast was good with scrambled eggs, sausage, oatmeal, waffles, and cold cereal selections, etc. We had to cross parking lot to new section of motel for breakfast. Room was in older section of motel but was clean, comfortable and in good condition. Would stay there again. Rates were more reasonable than some other nearby motels.

| Gurnee, Il Couples

4 /5

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

Don't go for the free breakfast

Would not recommend Tue, Jul 23, 2013
Hotel is very average at best. We stayed July 20 and it was full because it's the high season. For the same or $5-$6 more, you can stay closer to the downtown and ferry. The beach is not what you'd expect so don't let that attract you. We went to the free breakfast and the food was cold and horrible (just what you'd expect for free). The pool area looked nice. I'm sure they have nicer rooms but, those rooms will not be listed on travel deal sites.

Attractions

Sault Ste Marie is only about 45-50 minutes away. I recommend making the short drive to see the locks. It's a small town with some decent restaurants serving local fish. Also, go through the visitors center for history. In addition, there are a couple of small casinos in the area- if you are into that...

| Columbus, Ohio Couples

2 /5

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

Not disappointed

Would recommend Tue, Jul 9, 2013
Hotel is worthy of booking. Good value, location. Nice breakfast. Comfort beds . Clean rooms. Modest looking hotel. The desk staff not what I expected. Overall I was happy for what I paid.

| Macomb, MI Family

4 /5

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