Hamilton Inn Select

2 stars
701 S Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
39 reviews
My family loved this hotel

The staff was very friendly - when we arrived, my daughter (age 9) asked the clerk if we could have... See full review

  • Justin & Taylor's Mom
  • Dec 23, 2009
Great Hotel

Very clean and the staff was great. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Oct 1, 2009
All the comforts of home at Mackinaw City beachfront hotel

The Hamilton Inn Select in Mackinaw City is conveniently located next to the Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry and boasts a private beach. Hotel amenities include a complimentary continental breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, an indoor pool and whirlpool. A new business center is on-site, as well as a guest laundry facility. All guest rooms include a refrigerator and many provide a balcony.

Highlights
  • Lakefront hotel with private beach
  • Complimentary continental breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness room, and tanning booth
  • Adjacent to Mackinac Island ferries
Rooms

The Hamilton Inn Select provides guests with one king or two queen sized beds. Lakefront rooms include private balconies overlooking Lake Huron. Two bedroom/two bath suites are available, as are rooms with whirlpool baths. Standard room amenities include refrigerators, hair-dryers, iron/ironing boards, coffee-makers and televisions with premium channels. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is provided.

Features

Hamilton Inn Select offers guests a private beach, and a great location adjacent to the Mackinac Island ferries. Guests enjoy the island, a National Historic Landmark, for its horse-drawn carriages, fudge shops and Old World charm.

 

The AAA Three Diamond rated Hamilton Inn Select offers a free hot breakfast bar, and a large exercise room with a sun tanning booth. An indoor swimming pool is available. Families looking for a great getaway with the kids: Thunder Falls Family Water Park is less than a mile from the hotel. Kids of all ages love the 12 water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river and multiple play areas.

Transportation
  • Ferry to Mackinac Island (Adjacent)
  • Pellston Regional Airport (15 mi/24 km)
  • Detroit Metro Airport (297 mi/478 km)

Attractions
  • Thunder Falls Family Water Park (0.6 mi/km)
  • Colonial Michilimackinac (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Historic Mill Creek State Park (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • St. Ignace, MI (7 mi/11.3 km)
  • Mackinac Island (9 mi/14.5 km)
  • Wilderness State Park (12 mi/19.3 km)

Business
  • Business center
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Free local calls

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Hamilton Inn Select Rooms

King Jacuzzi Court
1 King bed with in-room Jacuzzi Courtside The Hamilton Inn Select is eloquently decorated in 2nd Empire Victorian style. These courtside rooms are a equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, data ports, free
King Jacuzzi Lake
King bed, Jacuzzi in room, lakefront Private balcony The Hamilton Inn Select is eloquently decorated in 2nd Empire Victorian style. The lake front rooms are designed with private balconies to over look the sandy beach. They also have a beautiful view of
2 Queenbed Courtside
2 Queenbed Courtside with free hot breakfast The Hamilton Inn Select is eloquently decorated in 2nd Empire Victorian style. Treat yourself to direct access to 1200 feet of private sandy beach. There is easy access to the indoor pool and whirlpool. Cou
2 Queenbed Lakefront
2 Queen beds with private balcony Lake front The Hamilton Inn Select is eloquently decorated in 2nd Empire Victorian style. The lake front rooms are designed with private balconies to over look the sandy beach. They also have a beautiful view of Mackina
3 Queens Lakefront
2 Queenbeds 1 Queen Sleeper Lakefront Private Balcony The Hamilton Inn Select is eloquently decorated in 2nd Empire Victorian style. These lakefront rooms are 50 percent larger than standard rooms and are equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffeemak
2 Room Suite
4 Queen-beds, 2 baths, 2 TV, 2 refrigerators Courtside The Hamilton Inn Select is eloquently decorated in 2nd Empire Victorian style. Treat yourself to direct access to 1200 feet of private sandy beach. There is easy access to the indoor pool and whirlp

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Executive level
Ice machine
FEMA approved
Phone service
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Children's activities
Game room
Jogging track
Solarium
Play ground
Racquetball courts
Boating
Miniature golf
Water skiing
Picnic area/tables
Wind surfing
Scuba diving
Cross country skiing
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Theater desk
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Porters
Doorman
FAX
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Copy service
Currency exchange
News stand
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Projector
Blackboard
Conference suite
Computer rental
Transportation
FREE transportation
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Valet parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Ramp access to buildings
Knock light (hearing impaired)
Grab bars in bathroom
TDD telephone machine
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Telephone
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire alarm with light
Over sized rooms
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
Fire place
Sofa bed
Sitting area
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub
Baby listening device
Bidet
Wet bar

Dining

Restaurant / Dining Information
Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge, open 4pm midnight, casual dress code, fine dining. Located directly across the street from the Hamilton. Dixie Saloon, open 11am 2am, casual dress code, family dining. Located .25 miles north of the Hamilton, fam

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
10:00 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 (39)

Ratings and reviews for Hamilton Inn Select

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 39
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Michigan
Jan 1, 2011

Great experience!

Very friendly staff, great hot breakfast, nice size rooms, very pleasantly surprised!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Audies, near bridge.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lotsaluck
Business
Michigan
Jul 17, 2010

Average at best

Highly over rated hotel in my opinion. For a newer hotel, it didnt look like it. Probably because of poor construction. For the price we paid, I am disappointed. Small room, breakfast not all that great, showerhead sounded like a turbine which woke up the baby anytime we took a shower at night. Take these reviews with a grain of salt because I read a lot of very good reviews about this hotel which is why we picked it.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Lots to do within walking distance.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Not for my family
Business
white lake, michigan
Jun 14, 2010

extremly disapointed

Slow check-in took 30.min .....Rude staff treat you like your stupid...keys didn't work, Didn't handle complaints professionaly,I told them we we unsatifyied an they just said sorry, most hotels comp ur room , which they should have done...I did not recieve my AAA discount! , and this hotel claims to be a 3 diamond AAA hotel , more like 3 cubic zircona ,,,,,

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lansing, MI
Jun 8, 2010

Fantastic getaway with a great breakfast

We checked in with no problems and our room was clean and ready for us on our arrival. The breakfast bar was exceptional and there was always a place to sit.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

One of the Mackinaw Island Ferry boat services was next door and we could leave our car at the hotel and walk to it.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Winsome woman mom
Business
saginaw
May 21, 2010

Great Deal

We got there late, the rooms were very comfortable, the breakfast was much better than expected. I would definately stay again, it was enjoyable

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

Business

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Review of Hamilton Inn Select

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cwv
Business
Michigan
Jan 4, 2010

Warm stay during a cold night

Room was clean and large. Parking was more than ample. A great place to stay during the town's down time (December-January). Very good breakfast. Only problem on 2 stays was the room's heating system. Very finicky and noisy.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Justin & Taylor's Mom
Business
Webberville MI
Dec 23, 2009

My family loved this hotel

The staff was very friendly - when we arrived, my daughter (age 9) asked the clerk if we could have a 3rd floor room overlooking the lake because she wanted to see out as far as she could. The clerk checked w/ me to see if it was ok, and then upgraded the room. The room was asolutely beautiful, and the view was great. We spent some time in the pool & hot tub, where were both perfect temperature, but a little high on the chlorine content. The breakfast buffet in the morning had a great variety for Sunday morning in off season. Everyhting was hot and well presented, and there was a hotel staff who was busy keeping everything clean and the dishes filled up. This was a perfect place, and I hope to stay here again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Michigan
Dec 2, 2009

They said no pets allowed

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
R4
Business
Fremont, MI
Sep 21, 2009

Great price!, Great location!

Perfect location next to the Star Ferry line and close enough to walk downtown. Good breakfast buffet. Right on the beach! They let us upgrade our rooms for an additional small fee. (We had 3 of them) Worked out great. Staff was very friendly. Our housekeeper was awesome! Our room was a MESS and we came back to order. She made cute towel animals and left them in our baby's crib! One room had a little bit of a musty smell by the slider. (Someone must have left it open while it rained?)

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Houghton, Michigan
Apr 24, 2009

Poor service, dirty sheets

Unfortunately our stay wasn't very pleasant. The sheets on the pull out had not been changed from the previous guest. The registration staff was not very friendly and made me feel like I was an imposition - just wanted to get me registered and on my way. On checkout, the staff (3) were gossiping(negatively)about the management staff while I was in the checkout process - just going through the checkout motions with me while carrying on a very unprofessional conversation with co-workers. I work in a service industry and am very sensitized to customer service and this was NOT!! I wanted to ask for a discount when I checked out but didn't get the feeling that anyone would care.

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

Business

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