Clarion Hotel Beachfront

3 stars
905 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
80 reviews
Lovely room, lovely view

It's a bit strange getting to 4th floor rooms, elevator then stairs, but lakeside view was worth... See full review

  • judyruby
  • Sep 11, 2014
Highly recommended!!!

Very kind staff! I like the room a lot! The design and the amenities made me feel like home! It's... See full review

  • Beibird
  • Oct 7, 2013
Family fun abounds at beachfront Mackinaw City hotel

The Clarion Hotel Beachfront in Mackinaw City is located on the shore of Lake Huron. Guests of all ages enjoy the hotel's private beach, sundeck, picnic area and playground. The hotel also offers an indoor swimming pool, spa tub and fitness room. In addition to a complimentary continental breakfast daily, the Clarion provides free coffee in the lobby 24 hours a day. All guest rooms include microwaves and refrigerators and select rooms include balconies and views of the lake.

Highlights
  • Lakefront hotel with private beach and central Mackinaw City location
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Lakefront rooms with balconies, whirlpool rooms and family suites available
  • During summer, a nightly laser show and free entertainment are offered downtown
Rooms

The four-story Clarion Beachfront hotel offers 103 non-smoking guest rooms, all with balconies. Guests may choose between two or three queen beds, or one king bed per room. Standard amenities include televisions with premium channels, refrigerators, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Request a lakefront room for the best views.

Features

Clarion Hotel Beachfront guests enjoy the hotel's private beach, featuring a play tower and slide. A sundeck, picnic area and playground are available as well. Business guests take advantage of convenient amenities, including a public computer with Internet access and an on-site meeting room.

 

Located less than a mile from Clarion Hotel Beachfront is Colonial Michilimackinac, a late 18th-Century fort and fur trading village. This family-friendly destination offers interactive displays, and demonstrations such as open hearth cooking, Native American crafts, and cannon and rifle firings. A can't-miss attraction is the ferry to Mackinac Island, a beautiful resort where horse-drawn carriages, bicycles, and walking as the primary modes of transportation.

Transportation
  • Ferry to Mackinac Island (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Pellston Regional Airport (17 mi/27.4 km)
  • Chippewa County International Airport (42.3 mi/68.1 km)
Attractions
  • Colonial Michilimackinac (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Thunder Falls Family Water Park (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Historic Mill Creek State Park (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • St. Ignace, MI (7 mi/11.3 km)
  • Mackinac Island (8.5 mi/13.7 km)
  • Wilderness State Park (12 mi/19.3 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Meeting room available (fees apply)
  • Complimentary weekday newspaper

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Exercise gym
Play ground
Picnic area/tables
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
Business center
Parking
Outdoor parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
Microwave
In room movies
Sofa bed
Iron

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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 (80)

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Hotel Beachfront

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
80 out of 80
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4
Value:
3.6

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Miss Jelly Bean
Business
Toledo , Ohio
Jul 27, 2012

Three nights with two teenagers

Breakfast was good, and loved the fact that there was a locking door between the 2 rooms. Staff was very nice and the free use of the water [ark at the other hotel was a nice touch.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Toni Tony
Business
munich
Jul 23, 2012

Good Location but

hi, was an Standard hotel. Dark room and old Staff .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Long weekend travelers
Business
North Tonawanda, New York
Jul 11, 2012

Perfect long weekend getaway

We really enjoyed our lake front king suite with the hot tub and balcony. Awesome views!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

It was approx a 20 min walk to downtown Mackinaw City from the hotel, with plenty of shopping and restaurants along the way. The ferry to Mackinac Island was located next door to the hotel. Awesome location. We never needed a car.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sandy Biked it liked it
Business
Wisconsin
Jul 8, 2012

Great place on a great lake...and priced right!

Great front desk staff and very helpful. Room was beautiful with a nice big hot tub! Pool was clean and kept at just the perfect temperature. Would definately stay here again. They even gave us complimentary passes to 2 area water parks at nice hotels that were close by.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
June Birthday Vacation
Business
Michigan
Jun 23, 2012

Our Stay At Mackinaw City

It rained the day we were going to go to the island so instead we when for a boat tour at the Soo Locks!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Shop downtown Mackinaw City for fudge.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
scenic traveler
Business
Mackinaw City Michigan
Jun 19, 2012

Great location

Breakfast buffet was average at best. We left second morining and ate on the road.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Darrows restaurant is a great place to eat. Ask for directions at your hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wellsatisfied
Business
Lansing, MI
May 28, 2012

Great Place!

I was surprised! I have stayed in Mackinac City a few times and the motels have always had issues. However, this one was great! Seriously. Very clean, the staff was friendly, large flatscreen, whirlpool tub, nice pool and hot tub, walked around back of building and sat in nice lounge chairs on sandy beach. Very good breakfast. My only two "minor" issues: the internet cut out several times, get a stronger router in this day and age. The girl serving breakfast sat behind a counter with her head on a towel sleeping off and on. Yikes...came around from the coffe and saw a head there. Freaky. Overall though...loved the place and will certainly go back again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Irish Pub was a bit pricey bu had very good fish and chips. Although they were not chips but fries. Still good though.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
shamanphoenix
Business
Houghton, MI, USA
Oct 3, 2011

Clarion Hotel Mackinaw City, Mi

very nice and clean hotel compared to others in the area. Staff was very helpful and friendly. breakfast area was very open and airy, not elbow to elbow, and pretty good food. great beachfront area and views. close to everthing.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Leggs Inn restaurant. about 20 min drive but very worth the trip. excellent polish food and the restaurant is very very beautiful. it's an all log huge place overlooking the lake with gorgeous flower gardens. 5 star!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zach3123
Business
Michigan
Sep 29, 2011

Nice Weekend Getaway

The hotel had a good breakfast with a large breakfast room. The hotel room was clean and we had no complaints about it. It is at the end of the "main hotel strip" but that is still only less than a mile away from the shopping. I have two notables from our trip (both pizza related). 1. Nonna Lisa's wood fire baked pizza and Papa Zo's are the exact same place. 2. The city closes down Huron ave during their Annual Big Truck Parade which means no pizza delivery....

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lora Sue
Business
Racine, WI
Sep 9, 2011

Comfy and relaxing

Our 2-night stay included comfy beds, roomy tub and shower, fluffy towels, nice lake view and chance to relax on the beach. Refrigerator to store our snacks, courteous free shuttle service to ferry dock. All staff were courteous and helpful.

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

Business

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