$61 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 2, 2014 Check-out: Nov 3, 2014

Waterfront Inn

2 stars
1009 South Huron Ave., 1009 South Huron Ave., Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
61 reviews
Great for the price

Convenient spot with friendly staff and adequate breakfast. See full review

  • artzy
  • Jul 19, 2013
AWESOME MOTEL, GREAT PRICE, GREAT LOC.

Perfect price, and great to stay there and take the ferry over to Mackinac Island. Asked for 1... See full review

  • KM and CT!
  • Oct 3, 2010
Familyowned and operated the Waterfront Inn continues to pride itself by offering clean and comfortable beachfront hotel rooms at an affordable price to visitors of Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island.

Hotel Map

45.7677 -84.7249
Area served
Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Gaylord, Sault Sainte Marie, Mackinac Island
Nearby airports
Emmet County, (PLN), 18.40, MI, N;
Area description
City Center, Familyowned and operated the Waterfront Inn continues to pride

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Waterfront Inn Rooms

Two Double Beds Courtside
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King Bed Courtside
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Two Queen Beds Courtside
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Two Queen Beds Beachfront with p
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Queen Bed Beachfront with privat
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Two Double Beds Beachfront with
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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Indoor pool
Picnic area/tables
Services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Ironing board

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (61)

Ratings and reviews for Waterfront Inn

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
61 out of 61
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4
Value:
3.7

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
sadIneverstayedintheroom
Business
Michigan
Aug 26, 2014

Bad Experience

I booked this room in advance online. I thought that would ensure that I would have a room to stay in upon my arrival. Unfortunately when I did arrive the office was closed and a sign directed guests to check in at the hotel next door. When I got there the front desk to the other hotel was also closed. I called the hotel but no answer. I called customer service and they were not very accommodating refusing to refund me even though I was not provided with the service I had paid for. I was told that they would have to get a waiver from the hotel owner in order for me to be able to get a refund. The customer service representative did call to find a hotel that was still open (a place that has a 24 hr front desk service). But I had to pay for it my self and I made sure to pay the hotel directly for that room. The next morning I called the Waterfront Inn and was told that he would call customer service and I would be refunded. However, I still have yet to receive a refund. The whole experience was stressful and disappointing and I do not recommend booking a room here or using customer service.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JSchills
Business
Michigan
Jul 16, 2014

Night in Mackinaw

First off when we first checked in, the staff gave us keys to an already occupied room which was extremely embarrassing. When I went back to tell them they were barely apologetic. The room was okay, a little dirty and curtains were hanging off the rod. Over all it was fine for one night, nothing special.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Registered Nurse Deb
Business
Michigan
Jun 16, 2014

Decrepit and Filthy

We did not get beyond the door to our room. The sink and floor were filled with bugs - some dead, others still alive. We approached the stairs to the building which housed our room with great trepidation. The building and stairs were in very bad repair with peeling paint and deteriorating wood. We reserved this room because I had confused the hotel with another, nearby hotel. I attempted to obtain a refund at the desk but was told because I went through an online booking service. I would need to go through them, not the hotel. We immediately went to a nearby clean hotel. I will attempt to get my money refunded, but even if that is not possible, we could not have possibly stayed in this place.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Meeps
Business
Penfield, New York
Nov 2, 2013

Nice room for the night.

We did not spend a lot of time in our room. We checked in after 6:00 P.M. We did receive a voucher for breakfest at a nearby hotel. You can either drive or walk to the city from here. it's a little less then a mile.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Guest 101459
Business
san jose, california
Sep 15, 2013

Rundown hotel offers lots of value

Hotel was clean but very rundown. Wallpaper peeling, carpet worn, sheets thin, etc.. Staff was very helpful, and told us of all the area had to offer along with a map and coupons. Pool looked great. Breakfast was next door at the neighboring hotel, and was more than adequate although you had to walk next door to get it. I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for cheap place to stay. We found no bugs, and enjoyed using this facility as a springboard to the area.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
artzy
Business
Illinois
Jul 19, 2013

Great for the price

Convenient spot with friendly staff and adequate breakfast.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
K9companions
Business
NoVA
Jun 29, 2013

Not again

Staff was friendly but that is where the enjoyment ended. The bed was the worst I've slept in in my 41 years of being on this planet. The beds frame was broke and the spring had failed long ago. The room was clean but very dated and no amenities to speak of In the morning I went to get coffee from the office. They were closed. It seems this is a regular thing. The beach (if you can call it that) was very dirty. It was riddled with plastic, rubber hoses, glass, and even a gutter from a house. I guess we al need a vacation every once in a while, including gutters. Their continental breakfast isn't actually onsite, it's down the road at a different inn. Someone mentioned the shower head being low. For a 5'11" person you it was a perfect height to wash your chest. Spend an extra 20-30 dollars and stay somewhere else. Or just sleep in your car and you'll likely get a better sleep.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Big Ob
Business
Granville Mi
Sep 17, 2012

Spider central

Rude desk clerk, after I killed at least 15 spiders ( YES 15! ) I was able to kind of get some sleep. Not a very pleasant experience at all. I'm about 5' 11'' and the shower head was even with my chest. Place needs some serious attention

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lisa in OH
Business
London, OH
Jul 27, 2012

Affordable and Clean

This is the fourth time we've stayed at the Waterfront Inn in the past 11 years. Always friendly staff and clean rooms. The beach is a little dirty, but the view is spectacular. The pool is always clean and warm. Hot tub is usually VERY hot. Within walking distance to downtown Mackinaw, just a couple miles down the road from Jack Pine Lumberjack show, Historic Mill Creek and I-75. Breakfast is good with make your own waffles and cereal, muffins and toast. Complimentary coffee and tea is available in the lobby from morning 'til about 10pm. Great location for exploring the Mackinaw City/Upper Penninsula area of Michigan. Only complaints: no alarm clock in the room and the TV's are older.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Make sure to see the Jack Pine Lumberjack Show while in town. GREAT for the whole family and something fun to do in the evening!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Iyer
Business
Farmington, MI
Jul 8, 2012

Comfy stay

Nice location & comfortable stay. Only used for sleeping overnight. Housekeeping asking tips is surprising.

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

Business

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