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Great location- great price-friendly lady at check in/out - it was the same person- place was nice and clean- have stayed there in the past and will do so again- thanks for being open in the winter!

Location is great and close to downtown Mackinac City to get around. The lady at the front desk isn't pleasant and doesn't seem like she wants to be there. The pool hours were nice but the entire property is in desperate need of maintenance & updating. Not very clean looking throughout the room and all common areas. Property is very dated in itself, room fridge is tiny and there are no elevators for handi-capped access if needed. Breakfast was decent but overall we wouldn't stay here unless we are desperate..

Not in the congested part of town yet minutes from everything.

Everything was Perfect, Great Price for a Tourist Area

easy access to downtown and ferrys, just off of the main street

Friendly staff, room was very clean, and breakfast was basic but good

Late check in was awesome! Breakfast was really good for the price. Only issue was not enough blankets on the bed....this is northern Michigan!

Wonderful place to stay for a night on our way to UP and Mackinaw Island. Very clean and pleasant place

We like to park in front of our unit. We liked the breakfast served: eggs, sausage, biscuits, cereal, milk , yogurt, cuties, oatmeal, coffee, juices, mini donuts and muffins, english muffins. nice room they serve it in with a helpful lady to serve it. We liked being close by to the downtown Macinaw City, bikeable. liked being able to use our grill on a deck of the pool area and cook our own hotdogs for dinner one night. very nice playground areas and swings for kids.

This property was very clean and served my purposes very well. The room was nicely furnished and provided a quiet, friendly place for me to spend the night.

The property itself was very nice for what we paid for it. Clean, safe, and comfortable. Very friendly staff. Breakfast was okay. Real close to the free parking lot for the ferry to the island. I originally planned on just walking there but realized it was a little further than I thought. You can call the ferry itself and they will shuttle you to and from the Thunderbird at no charge. The location of the Thunderbird is great, you are just a couple minute drive from food, shopping, and sights. We did not try the indoor heated pool but seemed like the people that were in there were enjoying themselves.

Close to everything, Hot breakfast, Heated pool, Safe neighborhood, reasonable rates and excellent staff.

I liked the cafe area being available for us and our friends to play card games at.

Great value for one night. The beds are not comfortable at all but the rooms were overall clean. The bed had sheets that didn’t even fit the bed and there’s no mattress cover on them. The rooms had cable and mini fridge but beware women, the hair dryers are extremely old and hardly work! Bug free rooms though which is a huge bonus! Oh, and they are super strict on check in at 4, regardless if your room is ready which is definitely a pain if you are traveling or have kids that need naps.

Very conveniently located but not in the middle of the crowded area. Good wifi signal. Great heating in the rooms too. Could use a little more care on clearing the snowy area next to the office. A few pot holes of ice that will be melted in a week or 2. Enjoyed the hot breakfast & viewing the news in the morning. Great value for the price.

Old Us 31 Mackinaw City MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Thunderbird Inn places you within a leisurely stroll of Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal and Lake Huron. This 48-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is offered each morning.


Rooms

Thunderbird Inn's 48 rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Guests of Thunderbird Inn enjoy features like an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free ferry terminal shuttle. Front-desk staff can help with concierge services, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa, Courtyard View

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Thunderbird Inn

Everyone (26) Couples (21) Students (1) Family (15) Friends (2) Other (1)
5
Family Partner Couples

Great location- great price-friendly lady at check in/out - it was the same person- place was nice and clean- have stayed there in the past and will do so again- thanks for being open in the winter!

By on Feb 28, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Oct 29, 2020

3
Family

Location is great and close to downtown Mackinac City to get around. The lady at the front desk isn't pleasant and doesn't seem like she wants to be there. The pool hours were nice but the entire property is in desperate need of maintenance & updating. Not very clean looking throughout the room and all common areas. Property is very dated in itself, room fridge is tiny and there are no elevators for handi-capped access if needed. Breakfast was decent but overall we wouldn't stay here unless we are desperate..

By , from Milford, MI on Aug 24, 2020

5
Partner Couples

Not in the congested part of town yet minutes from everything.

By , from St. Charles, MI on Aug 24, 2020

5
Friends

Everything was Perfect, Great Price for a Tourist Area

By , from MI on Aug 4, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Jul 26, 2020

4
Family

easy access to downtown and ferrys, just off of the main street

By , from detroit on Jul 8, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Nov 1, 2019

5
Family

Friendly staff, room was very clean, and breakfast was basic but good

By on Oct 25, 2019

4
Partner Couples

Late check in was awesome! Breakfast was really good for the price. Only issue was not enough blankets on the bed....this is northern Michigan!

By on Oct 8, 2019

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