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Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

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Rochester, MI
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel room we had was an older room, it was small but clean. The service was impeccable though. Everyone we came in contact with was friendly and helpful. The bonfire pits were wonderful and the owner (i believe) came around and made sure the bonfire was lit and we were in need of anything. It was a great hotel... More 

Thank karenl0323
Marshall, Michigan
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we enjoyed returning to the Clearwater. Friendly staff, clean rooms, great view of the beach and lake from the balcony. This motel is at the end of a long string of motels with the woods on one side of the property so it's quiet. We enjoyed the beach bonfire at night. The wood and lighter is already set for you... More 

Thank joyce c
Zeeland, Mi.
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was our first stay at the Clearwater. The staff were very friendly from check-in through check-out. Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Very quiet. Plan on staying again when we return to Mackinaw City.

Thank Zeeland_Mi_Rusty
Toledo, Ohio
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84 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for one night as on our way to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This is a comfortable hotel that more than met all our needs for a one-night stay. Check-in and check-out were swift and pleasant. The young ladies working at the front desk were very friendly. We had booked a room without a lake view... More 

Thank GeogProfOH
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is our first time staying at Clearwater, and it did not disappointed! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the room was clean and the beach was great! Like other reviews have stated, the continental breakfast was basic, but adequate. We will be returning to Clearwater!

Thank Kristin B
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We spent 2 nights at Clearwater. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and had all the regular amenities. We were disappointed to arrive and find out the pool and hot tub were closed for repairs (painting and upgrades). It would have been nice to have this information ahead of time so we could make an informed... More 

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Thank Diane827
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I plan my annual U.P.-Mackinaw trip around the availability of rooms here. Location and lake views are great. The staff is wonderful, guests are nicely spoiled with s'mores kits for the campfires, grills for use on the beach, free breakfast, discounted ferry tickets, etc... the rooms are clean and comfy with coffee makers, microwaves and mini-fridges. Why would you want... More 

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Thank janeN9055MI
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had a lovely view of the Mackinaw bridge as well as Mackinaw Island.We purchased our tickets to the ferry at the motel.Included was being picked up & returned to our door after our day on the Island.So convenient.

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Thank lindasI9208XC
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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62 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This motel was perfect in almost every way. Rooms are clean and very spacious. It is right on the water with a great view of the bridge. The balconies are great to sit on and just listen to the water on the shore. The free breakfast was simple but had decent variety and catered nicely for special dietary requirements. It... More 

Thank nessren13
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

What amazing views, proximity to town and ferries, relaxing sunsets by the fire pits, isn't this what a home base for a visit to the UP,Mackinaw Island should be all about. A perfect place to be for charm.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

Address: 11380 US Hwy 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9796
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Price Range: $98 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clearwater Lakeshore Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Clearwater Lakeshore Hotel Mackinaw City
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
#1 Family Hotel in Mackinaw City
#2 Best Value Hotel in Mackinaw City
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“Ask for a first floor room if you have trouble carrying your suitcases up a flight of stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Zeeland_Mi_Rusty, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lake front rooms are quieter. If able, pick the second floor (no elevator).”
 of 5 bubbles nessren13, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for bottom level. I'm not sure all rooms have the separate little room but it was great for friends traveling together.”
 of 5 bubbles breedlove, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a beach front room on the main floor for optimal viewing pleasure.”
 of 5 bubbles haywoodhaven, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would definitely request a Lake side room with a view of the Mackinaw Bridge on the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles msuchocki, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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