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Bayside Hotel of Mackinac

2.5 out of 5.0
  • Steps from Lake Huron
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Free parking

Recent guest reviews

The staff were nice and it was close to everything. the downfall was the overbearing smell of chlorine when you walked into the waterpark and the breakfast could of been better especially the coffee. Overall experience was nice.

Its a tired property. It would be better if they updated the bathrooms, proper & new linens. Front desk was cheerful. Breakfast wasnt great unless you like heavy foods; biscuits and gravy, waffles, scrambled eggs, or cerial, powdered donot holes, and canned fruit.

We were terribly disappointed with the breakfast, There was no fresh fruit such as bananas and apples. Also lady in charge did not refill hot foods as quickly as she should have. The waste basket was overflowing and should have been emptied. Cereal and milk were spilled and she did not bother to clean that up.

WORST HOTEL AND SERVICE EVER. CRY AND CRINGE WORTHY. I arrived late, stopping on a road trip. Jumped into bed - They put a sheet over half the mattress that wasn’t fitted, covering under the pillows and midsection. When I woke up and pulled the blanket down my lower body was on a filthy mattress pad. I have photos. It was MIND BLOWING. I almost hurled and might have bed bugs or fungus or who knows what. I went into the bathroom to shower in a panic and the toilet and towels were soiled with who knows what. I went to the front desk and the women laughed at me and told me the manager was busy. When he finally came out he also literally laughed in my face and said “SURE IM BUSY” as though he knew and they do this often (the half sheets at least) and just didn’t care. He left the building so that I could not be helped. An apology and a sheet would have done it, but this was truly the worst experience at ANY establishment I’ve ever had. Orbitz refunded me and I will be claiming fraud and calling the Better Business Bureau. What ever you do PICK ANY OTHER HOTEL. MOTEL WILL DO.

You get what you pay for. Internet didn’t work at the time. Small older tv in room, older room, but beds weee decent. No extras here, just simple average to below average at best hotel room.

Filthy dirty. Terrible condition and care for the doors, furniture, and facility. The room had clearly not been vacuumed, the sinks had not been cleaned (hair, coffee, water stains on faucet), and a used dried up washcloth was hanging on the shower rod. Smelled like stale smoke.

Spider webs, not sure if room was clean, needs an all around refurbish. Even the breakfast area is rough. Won't come back.

Why would you ever make me a reservation with the hotel that is not open?

Made reservation through orbitz. If hotel knew they were closed for the season they should have let orbitz know. Both are guilty and we don't like to play games.

This hotel was nothing special - but, it served a purpose. The facility was 'tired and worn'.

Moved us to another Hotel across the street, stating, that they are overbooked.

The walls need repainting, wallpaper is peeling, slow drains, several dehumidifiers running in the staircase to pool. Not on the water.

Ah adequate hotel, disappointed that breakfast did not start until 7:00 AM, which is a little late for those who need an early start. Also disappointed that there were no convenient power outlets, i.e. on the desk or bedside table. No stopper in the sink.

Bathroom wall paper was peeling. Water had a yellow tint. Don't know if that's normal in the area since this was my first time.

Price was my main reason for staying here. It is a bit off the beaten path for the main sights in Mackinaw City. That being said, it's definitely a budget hotel. The decor is very dated. Carpet in dire need of replacement. There were still shavings from the beard of a previous occupant around the soap dish and in the shower. Does not appear that much time was spent readying the room. The breakfast felt like yesterday's leftovers. Thankfully I stayed last year and remember the way to the other hotel through the third floor. Same options for breakfast but much fresher. If you are looking for a cozy stay while in mackinaw city look elsewhere. If price is what counts stay here by all means. But you get what you pay for.

Nothing fancy but it was clean and the breakfast was decent

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 downstairs to let them know. They said they couldn't give us another room because they were full and housekeeping already left. They did offer an air cleaner thing and spray, which neither helped the smell. The tub was clogged, the floors were sticky, the room didn't have a fridge or microwave and the internet didn't work half of our stay. We came back from Mackinaw Island at 4pm on day 2 of our stay, and housekeeping hadn't cleaned our room yet. The 25' breakfast buffet was a joke... Nothing fresh on the buffet, just bread (bagels, cereal, waffles, biscuits) and then sausage, gravy and canned fruit), along with OJ, milk and coffee. Typical standard basic breakfast buffet at least has some fresh bananas, apples and yogurt. Nothing like that there. On a positive note, the staff was very helpful and nice. You also get to use an indoor water park at another hotel free of charge. It's not fantastic, but it's something because you need to rinse off after staying at this place. We paid $140 (w/tax) per night to stay in this nasty 2 star hotel. Very disappointed.

The location was great. This was close to shopping, attractions and all of the Ferry's to the island. The room was decent but could use some updating.

I was happy about the room cleanliness. because the facility looks a little old i didn't have high expectations but it turned out the room is very clean. the beds doesn't smell like others. also, there's free breakfast and food is ok. almost everything is fine but the receptionist. i was expecting at least a good treatment but she didn't have that hospitable, welcoming personality.

726 S Huron Ave. Mackinaw City MI

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Lake Huron
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Bayside Hotel of Mackinac places you next to Lake Huron and Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal. This 61-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a water park, and a private beach.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch an LED TV with cable channels. The bathroom offers a hydromassage showerhead, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and free local calls.


Property features

Guests of Bayside Hotel of Mackinac enjoy a water park, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Free parking is available if you drive. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide front-desk service during limited hours. Additional amenities include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Court Side)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Lake View

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Bayside Hotel of Mackinac

Everyone (13) Couples (11) Business (1) Family (14) Friends (2)
4
Family with small children Families

The staff were nice and it was close to everything. the downfall was the overbearing smell of chlorine when you walked into the waterpark and the breakfast could of been better especially the coffee. Overall experience was nice.

By on Aug 20, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Jul 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 8, 2019

Thank You!

3
Families Families

Its a tired property. It would be better if they updated the bathrooms, proper & new linens. Front desk was cheerful. Breakfast wasnt great unless you like heavy foods; biscuits and gravy, waffles, scrambled eggs, or cerial, powdered donot holes, and canned fruit.

By on Jul 13, 2019

3
Partner Couples

We were terribly disappointed with the breakfast, There was no fresh fruit such as bananas and apples. Also lady in charge did not refill hot foods as quickly as she should have. The waste basket was overflowing and should have been emptied. Cereal and milk were spilled and she did not bother to clean that up.

By on Jul 12, 2019

1
Everyone

WORST HOTEL AND SERVICE EVER. CRY AND CRINGE WORTHY. I arrived late, stopping on a road trip. Jumped into bed - They put a sheet over half the mattress that wasn’t fitted, covering under the pillows and midsection. When I woke up and pulled the blanket down my lower body was on a filthy mattress pad. I have photos. It was MIND BLOWING. I almost hurled and might have bed bugs or fungus or who knows what. I went into the bathroom to shower in a panic and the toilet and towels were soiled with who knows what. I went to the front desk and the women laughed at me and told me the manager was busy. When he finally came out he also literally laughed in my face and said “SURE IM BUSY” as though he knew and they do this often (the half sheets at least) and just didn’t care. He left the building so that I could not be helped. An apology and a sheet would have done it, but this was truly the worst experience at ANY establishment I’ve ever had. Orbitz refunded me and I will be claiming fraud and calling the Better Business Bureau. What ever you do PICK ANY OTHER HOTEL. MOTEL WILL DO.

By on Jul 12, 2019

3
Partner Couples

You get what you pay for. Internet didn’t work at the time. Small older tv in room, older room, but beds weee decent. No extras here, just simple average to below average at best hotel room.

By on May 8, 2019

1
Everyone

Filthy dirty. Terrible condition and care for the doors, furniture, and facility. The room had clearly not been vacuumed, the sinks had not been cleaned (hair, coffee, water stains on faucet), and a used dried up washcloth was hanging on the shower rod. Smelled like stale smoke.

By on Jan 11, 2019

2

not clean, needs care

Everyone

Spider webs, not sure if room was clean, needs an all around refurbish. Even the breakfast area is rough. Won't come back.

By , from Michigan on May 20, 2018

1

the hotel was not open. i got shuffled off down t

Everyone

Why would you ever make me a reservation with the hotel that is not open?

By on Feb 18, 2017

1

the hotel was closed

Everyone

Made reservation through orbitz. If hotel knew they were closed for the season they should have let orbitz know. Both are guilty and we don't like to play games.

By , from Oscoda on Dec 23, 2016

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.