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Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This motel was great and my friends and I had a pleasant stay. The only downside is the herd of elephants that stayed in the room above us. They stayed awake all night pounding their feet and flushing their loud toilet. Otherwise this motel was great. A nice private beach with fire pits. It was also an easy drive to... More 

Thank Sarah L
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was the best motel I have ever been to in Mackinaw City. The check in was quick and easy the young girl in the office was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good could have a few more hot items. Our room was very nice and clean, we had our own balcony which was great but my favorite... More 

Thank alna57
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely motel on the lake with 5 fire pits on the beach and they even supply wood! They have ferry tickets in the office for sale at a discounted rate. The staff is great and the rooms are clean, would stay here again if we ever came back this way!

Thank goldtea
United States
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120 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have never seen this hotel before in Mackinaw but I was impressed. Our room was clean and the balcony was big. I enjoyed the view. The room at a fridge and microwave, bathroom was very small but I appreciated the sink outside of the bathroom. Walls are thin, we could here people coming and going all the time out... More 

Thank travelchick2
Madison, Mississippi
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was an older hotel that is spread out in two story buildings. I'm not sure there was an elevator to second floor. However, the location is great with balconies and also chairs on beach. They build fires in firepits at night. The front desk lady was very helpful. Our room had a separate little room with a twin bed... More 

Thank breedlove
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Can't understand the # 1 rating. Would never stay there again. The front desk person was very unwelcoming. Purchased ferry tickets and when we ask her where to catch the ferry she pulled out a map and circled a spot on the map without any other details then rolled her eyes when we asked which direction it was from motel.... More 

2 Thank Karol H
Battle Creek, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

In fact there are several reasons. The rooms were immaculate,and have a very fresh feel to them. The staff was very accommodating. The view was spectacular! Granted it wasn't closest to the bridge, but that is what makes for the great view. Most hotels that are closer are on an angle that makes it hard to see the Mighty Mack... More 

Thank haywoodhaven
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a little getaway and some peace and quiet. This motel accomplishes just that. It was very cozy and was in a very nice location right on the lake. Rooms were clean. Loved the fire pits in the back!! Was very relaxing to sit out there with the wonderful view of the bridge !!... More 

Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We booked this motel because of the view of the Mackinaw Bridge and to use the free Star Ferry Tickets. Another couple who had never visited MI before joined us. We requested a 2nd floor room for both couples but they could only accommodate 1 couple, and the other couple stayed downstairs in the same building. We were surprised upon... More 

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Mentor, OH
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was the first time that we stayed at the Clearwater Lakeshore Motel. I was skeptical as we had always stayed in vacation homes while away, but we weren't disappointed. We stayed at Clearwater for 1 week in a king suite on the 2nd floor. It had a small kitchen, living/dining room, bathroom & bedroom. Just the right amount of... More 

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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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • 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 Family Hotel in Mackinaw City
#1 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
#1 On the Beach 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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