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Rainbow Motel

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Marana, Arizona
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to stay. The staff is quite friendly and helpful. You can't beat the location. It's right on the main drag and you can walk anywhere in town. It is especially convenient for the Star Line ferry to Mackinac Island. Just a block away. We stayed 3 days in Mackinac City and never moved our car.

2Thank Darryl L
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We booked the Rainbow Motel as it was more affordable than many other options in Mackinaw City. It was very cute and clean. There was a pool, but we got there too late to use it. The front desk staff was helpful. It's important to know that you need to check in before 5 or let them know you will...

2Thank ADP2014
Saginaw, Michigan
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The room was clean and well stocked. It is an older hotel so don't expect anything fancy. The beds were comfortable and there was a refrigerator in the room as well as a microwave. No coffee but they offer coffee in the lobby. The office person was very helpful and it is a perfect location. The price was very reasonable....

4Thank emprsmi
Midland, Michigan
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stayed at this Hotel last night. We had the largest room with three beds, which is great if you need that many beds. However, beware the bathroom and shower is hardly large enough to turn around in. Outside of that, this is a beautiful Motel. Everyone is very helpful, nice and really work to make your stay great. It...

4Thank forsheconcrete
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 18 July 2016

No this motel may not be "fancy" like it's competitors in the area; however, the rooms were very clean (a little dated but that doesn't matter, it gives the motel its charm) and had a very nice indoor pool and hot tub along with and outdoor hot tub. The motel is in a great location making it easy to walk...

7Thank 0amberg
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Spent just one night on way to WI. Small room but had everything you need. Microwave, fridge, WiFi,flat screen tv,hair dryer and a nice sitting area right outside room to enjoy the evening and people watch. Yes the bed was firm and I like that. Yes pillows were a little flat but found 2 extra in drawer so that was...

5Thank Susan K
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Motel was clean but very dated.The pool was nice as well as the two hot tubs(didn't know they had one located outside too!)The bathroom in our room was so small (and we are short family)I could barley move 2x2!We had the largest room with three beds that I also thought smelled musty.I called ahead to ask if there was a...

Thank parklap3
Reviewed 8 July 2016

When we weren't able to find accommodation on Mackinac Island, we looked at reviews for Mackinaw City. The Rainbow Motel seemed to fare pretty well and was reasonably priced. As other reviewers have already said, the rooms aren't overly large (we estimated ours at 10x12 feet plus a small bathroom), but they are very clean and have all the amenities...

4Thank writeonOntario
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I'm completely satisfied after the Manager's response to my problem with the Motel, as he refunded my money. That's all anyone can ask for when they have a problem. The location is great and close to the boats to Mackinaw island.

2Thank c777224
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We booked a room here after reading many positive reviews. Although a bit dated, the entire property is squeaky clean. Each room has its own assigned parking space near your door, so you won't have to search for a parking spot and haul luggage to your room. We appreciated the many windows in our room; as we relaxed indoors we...

3Thank Elizabeth G

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about Rainbow Motel

Address: 602 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rainbow Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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#3 Family Hotel in Mackinaw City
#6 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
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“Beautiful Family owned Motel.”
 of 5 bubbles forsheconcrete, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“room 101 was larger but the shower is for Christmas elves.”
 of 5 bubbles parklap3, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Although we would stay here again, we'd only do so for one night, as the beds were hard and fairly uncomfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles P8379UGelizabethg, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We were in a room that bordering the main street, but there was little noise. Room 101 located directly across the hall from the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristopherV625, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We picked the smallest room available and were satisfied. But you may want a bigger room if you need space.”
 of 5 bubbles Davidamy617, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
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