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Thunderbird Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is clean and provides breakfast. Overall it is good.

Rooms were clean and decor enjoyable. Parking was adequate. Breakfast was sparse.

Was looking for a one night stay near the ferry dock for Mackinac Island . The price was outstanding, the location was great and the room was clean. The free breakfast was impressive and was continuously replenished. We saved $4 on our Ferry tickets by buying them in the lobby. Definitely would return here. V

Stayed for nights at the hotel. They never cleaned the room on the second or third night. Came in and removed the dirty towels but never replaced them with clean ones. Never removed the trash or restocked the coffee supplies. Would given them a higher rating if they had.

Handy Location to the bridge and ferry to Mackinac Island. If you are on the bottom floor, which we were, you will hear a lot of noise from the room above you; so ask for 2nd floor if available. Swimming pool needs repair and updates. Breakfast was fine, but selection limited and very, very busy. Could not find a place to sit, had to take food back to room. Consequently it was not hot by the time I got back to room.

Our beds were broken, Horrible for sleeping on. It would seem we got cheaper rooms due to the fact I used Orbit to book it. That is the way it looked on my bill anyhow. The Breakfast was not very good we passed on it the second morning there and we stayed the third night somewhere else.

The room was very nice, and comfortable. There was only one complaint...the internet was spotty. I kept getting kicked off. THAT WAS THE ONLY problem I had everything else was great. I hated to leave this morning!! Everyone in the lobby was VERY nice.

We stayed 2 nights. Liked the location. Close to the Bridge and the ferry service to Mackinac Island. Clean comfortable rooms that were quiet.

We spent three nights. Our room was very clean. Friendly staff in the office, as well as the breakfast room. We would definitely stay here again!

Especially nice that one of the staff had battery cables as the rental car was dead in the morning.

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 different, but there wasn't anything they could do to change that! As nice as everyone was there I believe they'd have tried. Really you can't go wrong here.

hotel was perfect for us / great location and very clean would stay again when in the area

We enjoyed the rare deep end pool. The breakfasts were hot, and good. We like the staff, nice and considerate.

A little hard to find but otherwise very good. We had no problems during our stay.

When it takes 8 hrs. to cool the room off it's not good! Water took forever to heat up!! Breakfast was lousy!!!!!!! Will not recommend & the price was tooooooo high for value!

The room was very clean, but badly in need of an update. They were tucking in flat sheets instead of having a fitted sheet for the mattress, so it easily worked its way loose, and my husband woke up right on the mattress itself (yuck). Another sheet was tucked over a regular blanket, trying to pass for a duvet cover.The blow dryer was from the 80's and barely worked. (I'm old enough to remember when this same kind were actually being used). A chair was broken, and the desk clerk's solution was to remove it and not offer a replacement. The room WAS clean, but we just left feeling like we could have done better for the price.

Hotel Overall good, bed on edges was a little hard, overall slept well, good amenities.

Was a pleasant experience and excellent value for the money.

This motel should have invested in soundproofing. Snoring could be heard from the next room. People outside the door sounded like they were in the room with us. The toilet didn't flush very well. The water temperature in the shower changed without warning. There was, however, a large construction area-like sign in the shower reading "CAUTION: WATER TEMP MAY FLUCTUATE UNEXPECTEDLY" which made the possibility of a relaxing shower impossible regardless of water conditions. The front desk concierge was less than helpful and not very friendly. Finally, free breakfast featured free gnats in the orange juice dispenser! On the other hand, this is Mackinaw City, where people don't expect luxury, being mostly deer hunters and such. I would recommend this motel for its location, which is within walking distance of the ferry docks and the buses you need for the Bridge Walk. I would recommend it with reservations.

We just needed a place to stay for the night because we spent most of the day at Mackinac Island anyway. It's a decent place, there's free wifi and the free breakfast was good enough. The beds are comfy and was very clean. There is a warning for the water temp for the shower and it's a little annoying but it wasn't a big deal to me. The location is great, it's close to all the ferries and downtown Mackinaw City. Plenty of places to eat and shop. It's a good price and if you're not too picky about the look and just care for a clean place to stay, this is it.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (with Sofa)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Thunderbird Inn

Everyone (10) Couples (28) Business (1) Family (15) Other (1) Friends (6)
3
Everyone

The hotel is clean and provides breakfast. Overall it is good.

By on Sep 7, 2017

4

nice hotel

Everyone

Rooms were clean and decor enjoyable. Parking was adequate. Breakfast was sparse.

By on Aug 25, 2017

4

one night stay

Everyone

Was looking for a one night stay near the ferry dock for Mackinac Island . The price was outstanding, the location was great and the room was clean. The free breakfast was impressive and was continuously replenished. We saved $4 on our Ferry tickets by buying them in the lobby. Definitely would return here. V

By , from Wisconsin on Aug 19, 2017

3
Everyone

Stayed for nights at the hotel. They never cleaned the room on the second or third night. Came in and removed the dirty towels but never replaced them with clean ones. Never removed the trash or restocked the coffee supplies. Would given them a higher rating if they had.

By , from Schaumburg, IL on Aug 5, 2017

4

handy location

Everyone

Handy Location to the bridge and ferry to Mackinac Island. If you are on the bottom floor, which we were, you will hear a lot of noise from the room above you; so ask for 2nd floor if available. Swimming pool needs repair and updates. Breakfast was fine, but selection limited and very, very busy. Could not find a place to sit, had to take food back to room. Consequently it was not hot by the time I got back to room.

By on Jul 11, 2017

3

broken beds

Everyone

Our beds were broken, Horrible for sleeping on. It would seem we got cheaper rooms due to the fact I used Orbit to book it. That is the way it looked on my bill anyhow. The Breakfast was not very good we passed on it the second morning there and we stayed the third night somewhere else.

By on Jun 29, 2017

5

a nice room for a bargain price!!

Everyone

The room was very nice, and comfortable. There was only one complaint...the internet was spotty. I kept getting kicked off. THAT WAS THE ONLY problem I had everything else was great. I hated to leave this morning!! Everyone in the lobby was VERY nice.

By on Oct 15, 2016

4

nice comfortable quiet

Everyone

We stayed 2 nights. Liked the location. Close to the Bridge and the ferry service to Mackinac Island. Clean comfortable rooms that were quiet.

By on Oct 14, 2016

5

nice surprise.

Everyone

We spent three nights. Our room was very clean. Friendly staff in the office, as well as the breakfast room. We would definitely stay here again!

By on Aug 16, 2016

4
Everyone

Especially nice that one of the staff had battery cables as the rental car was dead in the morning.

By on Jul 24, 2016