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
Unfortunately Mackinaw City has lost the personal touch.
Sheila M. Jun 14, 2015
Loved the city
Missy B Oct 14, 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
Baymont Inn & Suites Mackinaw City 8 days ago 2 stars Choose dates
Bayside Hotel of Mackinac 9 days ago 1 star $79
Crown Choice Inn & Suites Lakeview & Waterpark 11 days ago 3 stars $80

Recently Rated Mackinaw City Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Clarion Hotel Beachfront
3.6 / 5
93 reviews
3 stars Choose dates
Super 8 Bridgeview of Mackinaw City
3.0 / 5
17 reviews
2 stars Choose dates
Days Inn Lakeview
2.6 / 5
40 reviews
2 stars Choose dates
Crown Choice Inn & Suites Lakeview & Waterpark
3.4 / 5
14 reviews
3 stars $80
Bridge Vista Beach Hotel & Convention
3.3 / 5
22 reviews
3 stars Choose dates
Knights Inn Mackinaw City
3.0 / 5
9 reviews
2 stars Choose dates
Waterfront Inn
3.2 / 5
66 reviews
2 stars Choose dates
Thunderbird Inn
3.3 / 5
51 reviews
3 stars Choose dates
Super 8 Macknaw City/Beachfront Area
3.0 / 5
26 reviews
2 stars Choose dates
Fairview Beachfront Inn and Waterpark
2.8 / 5
16 reviews
2 stars Choose dates

Featured Mackinaw City Hotels

1 Grand Hotel Historic Hotels of America

3 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

286 Grand Avenue

Welcome to Americas Summer Place-theres no place quite like it-and the experience cannot be duplicated. Grand Hotel. Opened in 1887. On an island without cars-where horses and bicycles are still...

Hunger Games
The setting is amazing. The view of Lake Huron is great. Though The Grand is historic and charming, it needs to do some updating considering the cost of a night's stay. The fitness center dates...
Aug 15, 2015
From $68

2 @ Michigan Inn and Lodge

2 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

1420 S. US 131 Hwy

Come try the *World's First Free Cafe.* All you can eat cafeteria style food from 6 am till 10 pm. *Your restaurant savings could pay for your stay.* Enjoy parking near your room with 47 free...

We didn't use all of the amenities offered, but those we did were spot on. Questions or problems. someone was there to assist. Didn't even here any of the other customers complain. The all day...
Sep 28, 2015

3 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 $56

4 Americas Best Value Inn Petoskey

3 stars
2.9 / 5 19 reviews

1300 Spring Street

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Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn Petoskey. Overlooking the shores of Lake Michigans Little Traverse Bay youll find Petoskey Michigan a quaint resort community. People return to soak in the rich...

Had trouble with our tv---staff was persistent in fixing the problem...appreciated their attentiveness!!!
Dec 22, 2015

5 BEST WESTERN Harbour Pointe Lakefront

3 stars
4.1 / 5 51 reviews

797 N State Street

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Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Harbour Pointe Lakefront! Perfectly situated on 800 feet of Straits of Mackinac Shoreline with five separate buildings across eleven acres. Guests searching for a true...

Good place
Good value for the money and breakfast was outstanding.
Sep 20, 2015
From $80

6 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...

Not the best place
Check in and out time are inconvent. Was not able to check in until 4pm and check out was at 10am which online stated 3pm and 11am.
Oct 14, 2015
From $86

7 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

8 Clarion Hotel Beachfront

3 stars
3.6 / 5 93 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...

Trip with the girls
Booked this on a weekend whim with friend. A bit of a walk to town and restaurants. Nice beach area. Good value for one night stay to Mackinaw.
Jan 20, 2016

9 BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

3 stars
3.5 / 5 17 reviews

505 S Huron Avenue

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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

10 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 $146

11 Mackinaw Beach and Bay

2 stars
3.9 / 5 62 reviews

929 South Huron Ave.

Built in 2009, the Mackinaw Beach and Bay All Suites Resort is located on the shore of Lake Huron in Mackinaw City. All accommodations are spacious two room suites and include a kitchenette, two HD...

day trip to Mackinac City
Internet did not work at all (we were told it doesn't work for Apple products after we checked out). The bathroom had black mold on the walls. The lock was broken on the main door. The cable worked...
Aug 13, 2015

12 Bridge Vista Beach Hotel & Convention

3 stars
3.3 / 5 22 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...

Started bad ended bad
They overbooked my Jacuzzi suite even those I called the day prior to confirm it due to the fact we were coming in late and I was concerned about them overbooking and not having this room worked...
Oct 14, 2015
From $75

13 Hamilton Inn Select

2 stars
3.9 / 5 39 reviews

701 S Huron

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...

Good for the price
Good for the price. Clean rooms. Clean bathroom. Bad side: They gave us 1 towel for room of 6. No good. Staff aren't professional.
Mar 11, 2015

14 Thunderbird Inn

3 stars
3.3 / 5 51 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...

Very nice
Very nice clean place for the money. The internet went out briefly late one night. I called and the man on the desk had it restarted in minutes! The location is the only thing I wish had been...
Oct 9, 2015

15 Days Inn & Suites-Mackinaw City-Bridgeview Lodge

2 stars
3.5 / 5 35 reviews

206 North Nicolet Street

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

16 Knights Inn Mackinaw City

2 stars
3.0 / 5 9 reviews

412 N Nicolet St.

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...

Terrible! DO NOT GO
First off it started with the lady behind the counter (owner) thought my reservation was for the night before. She had closed down her computer for the know she had to restart it up. She then found...
Oct 14, 2015

17 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 $75

18 BEST WESTERN of Harbor Springs

3 stars
4.3 / 5 9 reviews

8514 M-119

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Enjoy the benefits of a hotel near Nub's Nob when staying at our Harbor Springs hotel, conveniently close to all the top attractions. Are you in need of a hotel near championship golf courses or a...

Harbor Springs Stay
Had a very good stay. Room was spacious, very comfortable bed and good breakfast. The staff was very courteous and helpful. I left an article there, called the motel and arranged they mail it to...
Jun 29, 2015

19 Ramada Mackinaw City Waterfront

2 stars
3.1 / 5 18 reviews

723 S Huron I-75

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

20 Super 8 Bridgeview of Mackinaw City

2 stars
3.0 / 5 17 reviews

601 N Huron Ave.

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...

Mackinaw Trip 2015
Love the Super 8 Bridgeview. We will return. Staff gave us the room on the first floor do to the walker of one of the guest, easy access to the lobby and Pool. Pool was clean and a wonderful warm...
Oct 19, 2015