Mackinaw City hotels

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What travelers to Mackinaw City are saying

The shops were great, the Lighthouse Inn had great seafood and was priced reasonably for that type of food. Great trip to the island and everyone was very helpful where ever you went. Loved the wine tasting and you got a free wine glass. Overall we had a wonderful time in Mackinac City. Would definitely go again.
Elaine B. Sep 28, 2015
It is a great little town, this was my third time visiting. Nothing has changed over the years and I love that! Restaurants are good and shopping is great for little touristy items.
Jennifer G. Sep 6, 2015
We didn't spend a lot of time here but wish we could have. Lot's to do nearby. Cute shops and restaurants. Next to the ferry to Mackinac island. Very clean and pleasant town.
LuAnne P. Sep 11, 2015


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Hop from one peninsula to another, in Mackinaw City

Michigan is famously split into two peninsulas—the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula—and Mackinaw City has the distinction of serving as something of a meeting place between the two. While the Mackinac Bridge is the true gateway between the two peninsulas, the vast majority of visitors traveling between the two like to stop off and spend some time in this charming port town, which is located at the northernmost tip of the Lower Peninsula and at the southern end of the bridge.

Things to see

Mackinac Bridge

Lovingly referred to as the Mighty Mac by locals and visitors alike, the Mackinac Bridge is a true engineering marvel and a proud piece of work. This incredible, five-mile-long bridge stretches over the treacherous Straits of Mackinac and boasts two distinctive towers that can be seen from miles away in all directions. Upon its completion in 1957, the bridge finally connected the two peninsulas, making it a major historical achievement.

Fort Michilimackinac State Park

From actors in old-fashioned garb at Colonial Michilimackinac to the incredibly well-preserved Fort Michilimackinac, which was originally built circa 1715, this attraction offers an exciting glimpse into what life was like back when the region was dominated by French fur traders. The British later took over the fort and its surroundings, and there are several opportunities to dig more deeply into the history of the region at the park.

Mackinac Island

No trip to Mackinaw City would be complete without a visit to Mackinac Island, which is located in the Straits of Mackinac. No cars operate on the island, and you have to take a boat or ferry over. Many would argue that the fudge shops are the main attraction on the island, but there is plenty of island fare to sample and entertainment to enjoy.

Soo Locks

If you're willing to drive an hour north, you can check out a large expanse of the Upper Peninsula and, more importantly, pay a visit to Soo Locks or even set sail on a boat tour.

Traveling to Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a popular destination for travelers from metropolitan Detroit, and other major areas in various parts of the Lower Peninsula; the vast majority traveling up Interstate 75 to get there. I-75 is the most direct route, to be sure, but other options include US-23 and US-31.

If you'll be flying in from elsewhere in world, the closest major airport is Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) in Grand Rapids, which is about 3.5 hours away by car. Several smaller, regional airports serve the area too. In the Lower Peninsula, there's Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City and Alpena County Regional Airport in Alpena.

Climate and best time to visit

In the summer, temperatures tend to range from the low-70s to the mid-80s, and the humidity is tempered by the pleasant breezes that flow through the region off the nearby lakes. Spring and fall are beautiful times of year to visit too, but temperatures can dip surprisingly low. However, the added bonus of visiting Mackinaw City in late fall and early spring is that it's off-season, so Mackinaw City hotels tend to offer exceptionally affordable rates.

Where to stay

South Huron Avenue

Hotels lined along South Huron Avenue offer views of Lake Huron and are close to Mackinac Bridge. The Comfort Inn Lakeside offers private balconies to take in the serene sights of Mackinaw Island. Bridge Vista Beach Hotel & Convention Center is a great option to do business in such laidback surroundings.

City Center

Staying central pretty much gives you instant access to the bridge road and lower rates. Baymont Inn & Suites is near Kewadin Shoes Casino and many restaurants. While there, treat yourself to a dip in the pool or hot tub.

Recently booked Mackinaw City hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Bridge Vista Beach Hotel & Convention 1 hour ago 3 stars $81
Cabins of Mackinaw 2 hours ago 3 stars $81
Crown Choice Inn & Suites Lakeview & Waterpark 3 hours ago 3 stars $80
Holiday Inn Express MACKINAW CITY 4 hours ago 3 stars $83
Super 8 Bridgeview of Mackinaw City 6 hours ago 2 stars $61
Thunderbird Inn 10 hours ago 3 stars $56
Bayside Hotel of Mackinac 1 day ago 1 star $67
Comfort Inn Lakeside 1 day ago 2 stars $84
Ramada Mackinaw City Waterfront 1 day ago 2 stars $72
Waterfront Inn 2 days ago 2 stars $64

Recently Rated Mackinaw City Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Thunderbird Inn
3.2 / 5
50 reviews
3 stars $56
Crown Choice Inn & Suites Lakeview & Waterpark
3.4 / 5
14 reviews
3 stars $80
Waterfront Inn
3.2 / 5
65 reviews
2 stars $64
Fairview Beachfront Inn and Waterpark
2.8 / 5
16 reviews
2 stars $63
Ramada Mackinaw City Waterfront
3.1 / 5
18 reviews
2 stars $72
Super 8 Bridgeview of Mackinaw City
2.9 / 5
16 reviews
2 stars $61
Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront
2.8 / 5
27 reviews
2 stars $72
Holiday Inn Express MACKINAW CITY
3.5 / 5
36 reviews
3 stars $83
Cabins of Mackinaw
1.0 / 5
1 reviews
3 stars $81
America's Best Value Inn
3.2 / 5
86 reviews
2 stars $39

Featured Mackinaw City Hotels

From $97

1 Clarion Hotel Beachfront

3 stars
3.6 / 5 87 reviews

905 S. Huron

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...

Room was perfect for family....3 beds!!
The hotel was a great location. It was clean and the best part was we had 3 beds in one room with 2 tvs. Wish it had an extra sink outside the bathroom area but overall loved it. The free breakfast...
Oct 6, 2015
From $80

2 Crown Choice Inn & Suites Lakeview & Waterpark

3 stars
3.4 / 5 14 reviews

720 South Huron

Treat yourself to the hospitality of the Crown Choice Inn and Suites Lakeview and Waterpark, directly across the street from two Mackinac Island Ferry Docks. Whetheryou are vacationing in Mackinaw...

Lousy room and service
They only allow check in after 4pm while check out before 10am even when it is not busy, which is very inconvenient. The room was located on top of waterpark, which is hot, humid and noisy.
Sep 30, 2015
From $56

3 Thunderbird Inn

3 stars
3.2 / 5 50 reviews

146 Old US 31 Highway

Golf Package

Mackinaw City, at the tip of Michigan's mitten, has long been the gateway to great things like lakes, voyages, adventures, and discoveries. Today Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island are two of the...

great hotel
hotel was perfect for us / great location and very clean would stay again when in the area
Oct 5, 2015
From $63

4 Fairview Beachfront Inn and Waterpark

2 stars
2.8 / 5 16 reviews

907 S Huron St

Macinaw Citys most affordable beachfront inn. The Fairview Beachfront Inn and Waterpark is located directly on beautiful Lake Huron and a private sandy beach overlooking Mackinac Island. You are...

good place to stay
whirlpool had a lot of sand... jets were not in right place could use more jets ..... other wise very reasonable rate and in center of things to do ....good location.... and they accept dogs...
Sep 27, 2015
From $81

5 Bridge Vista Beach Hotel & Convention

3 stars
3.5 / 5 20 reviews

1027 South Huron Avenue

Northern Michigan's premier hotel and convention center, with Mackinaw City's largest indoor water park. Enjoy the incredible views right from your own private balcony or relax on our sugar sand...

Beautiful view
Stayed one night and liked it a lot. Very nice location and amenities.
Aug 2, 2015
From $64

6 Waterfront Inn

2 stars
3.2 / 5 65 reviews

1009 South Huron Ave.

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.

Excellent location
Great value for the money, would stay there again. Excellent location
Sep 29, 2015
From $96

7 BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

3 stars
3.5 / 5 17 reviews

505 S Huron Avenue

Going off the grid doesn't mean you have to be miles away from civilization when you select this incredible Mackinaw City hotel. BEST WESTERN Mackinaw City redefined what a "resort beach property"...

beautiful room
great weekend accommodations, arrived late and staff were friendly and helpful as I was traveling alone
Apr 6, 2015
From $61

8 Super 8 Bridgeview of Mackinaw City

2 stars
2.9 / 5 16 reviews

601 N Huron Ave.

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100 Percent Smoke Free Property. 500.00 USD Penalty for anyone who does not follow non smoking policy. Our property has 1,000 ft. of beach front directly across the street, best picture taking spot...

Awesome trip
beautiful room right across from lighthouse and bridge. nice desk clerks. room was convienient.
Sep 12, 2015
From $59

9 Days Inn Lakeview

2 stars
2.6 / 5 39 reviews

825 South Huron

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Days Inn Lakeview is located in Mackinaw City on the Straits of Mackinac with spectacular views of Lake Huron Enjoy the fine restaurants and shopping of downtown Mackinaw City view the Mackinac...

Tunnels of trees Tour
Great , had good time in hot tub, great sunrise view , fire works from the island
Oct 13, 2014
From $83

10 Holiday Inn Express MACKINAW CITY

3 stars
3.5 / 5 36 reviews

364 Louvigny Drive

Mackinaw City Hotel's Guests Love Scenery, Attractions & Evening EntertainmentTucked away on the northern edge of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, the Holiday Inn Express® Mackinaw City hotel is your...

Quick one night stay
We stayed only one night which was enough. I usually really like Holiday Inn Express hotels but this one was not as nice as the others I've been in. We were in room 113 so main floor right across...
Sep 7, 2015
From $47

11 Super 8 Macknaw City/Beachfront Area

2 stars
3.0 / 5 25 reviews

519 South Huron

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Super 8 Lakefront is one of Mackinaw City's premier lodging facilities. We have achieved the highest AAA rating in the area for over-all excellence. Located on Lake Huron. Guests can choose from...

The hotel was closed when my driver arrived. He was directed to another (much nicer) hotel a few doors down the block. No explaination given.
May 7, 2015
From $72

12 Ramada Mackinaw City Waterfront

2 stars
3.1 / 5 18 reviews

723 S Huron I-75

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Ramada Mackinaw City Waterfront is located just a half mile off Interstate 75, directly on the beaches of beautiful Lake Huron. In addition to the private beach there is a heated indoor pool, 2...

nice and convenient!
As you first walked in the guest entrance there was a funny smell. After you were in the room we didn't smell it. The room was large and clean! Good food on the included breakfast buffet-eggs would...
Sep 26, 2015
From $75

13 Baymont Inn & Suites Mackinaw City

2 stars
3.6 / 5 19 reviews

109 S. Nicolet Street

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Conveniently located off Interstate 75, this Baymont Inn and Suites Mackinaw City is near Pellston Regional Airport, Kewadin Shores Casino, the Jack Pines Lumberjack show, the Hill Creek Discovery...

Good Hotel
The location of this hotel is great. It is closed to crossing mall and great restaurants. The staff are friendly. Just the breakfast area is a little bit crowed.
Jun 23, 2015
From $54

14 Days Inn & Suites-Mackinaw City-Bridgeview Lodge

2 stars
3.5 / 5 35 reviews

206 North Nicolet Street

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Relax and enjoy your stay in Mackinaw City at the Days Inn and Suites Bridgeview Lodge. The convenience of a great location coupled with fabulous amenities are sure to please. We guarantee a great...

Needed an overnight
It certainly isn't deluxe, but it was tidy and a decent place to sleep for a night and I got a great last minute deal.
Aug 19, 2015
From $46

15 Knights Inn Mackinaw City

2 stars
3.3 / 5 8 reviews

412 N Nicolet St.

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Looking for lodging with clean, comfortable rooms, plus easy access to both shopping and transportation to Mackinac Island. You have found the right place. The Knights Inn Mackinaw City offers...

From $84

16 Comfort Inn Lakeside

2 stars
3.5 / 5 6 reviews

611 S. Huron Ave.

Lakefront Rooms with private balconies offer great views of Mackinaw Island and Straits of Mackinac. Sandy Beach, FREE continental breakfast, indoor pool and whirlpool on premises. Walking distance...

Great View
I really like the lakeview room which enable my family to enjoy the great view of Lake Huron.
Aug 31, 2014
From $72

17 Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront

2 stars
2.8 / 5 27 reviews

917 S. Huron Dr.

Suites with panoramic view of Mackinac Island, Grand Hotel, and Bridge available. FREE continental breakfast and Belgian waffle station in our first floor Garden Breakfast Room. Elevator, indoor...

Mackinaw Bridge Walk Stay
First room was VERY musty and we actually had to move rooms. Cleaning staff were very kind. We will try another location next year.
Sep 11, 2015
From $67

18 Bayside Hotel of Mackinac

1 star
3.0 / 5 24 reviews

726 South Huron

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...

Not a pleasant experience....
We just returned from our stay at the Bayside Hotel, and it was not a pleasant experience. The hotel room wreaked of urine, so after we put our bags down and used the stinky restroom, I walked...
Jul 29, 2015
From $81

19 Cabins of Mackinaw

3 stars
1.0 / 5 1 reviews

714 South Huron Ave

Located across from the Mackinaw Island ferry dock in Mackinaw City, Michigan, this property offers hotel rooms and cabins rentals. It features an indoor water park and private beach access. The...

False advertising
Cabins they show is not what we got. We got a shack behind the cabins they show up front
Sep 5, 2015
From $39

20 America's Best Value Inn

2 stars
3.2 / 5 86 reviews

112 Old US Highway 31

Golf Package

The America's Best Value Inn in Mackinaw City is a few blocks from the downtown shopping district, across the street from a water park, and close to the Mackinac Island ferries. Hotel amenities...

borderline ok for the money
pros: Good Breakfast, swimming pool access cons: not very clean, room looks old - needs updates. Cheap place to stay , so don't expect above and beyond service. Wasn't very baby friendly. Didn't...
Aug 23, 2015