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Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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166 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This motel is very clean, organized, and has a nice daily breakfast bar. I only have a couple complaints about our stay. First of all, upon check in, the young lady was a bit rude. Having just arrived to the town, and being excited about the area, I asked her what there was to do while I was checking in.... More 

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1 Thank Joan W
Clearwater_Lakeshore, Owner at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel, responded to this review

Hi Joan W, I'm glad you enjoyed many things about the Clearwater. The views and fires are the things guests most comment on, and our housekeepers work hard to keep the rooms clean and fresh. I think you must have misread the front desk agent when she spoke to you. There are three extremely kind and helpful women who work... More 

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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Pros: Friendly helpful staff, very clean comfortable good sized room, comfortable beds and linens, right on beech--beautiful view, many extras such as indoor pool and jacuzzi, several guest fire pits including the wood--staff will start your fire if you prefer, grills for guests use, convenient to Mackinaw Island Ferries, Discounted ticket for Star Line Ferry. Cons: Didn't find any

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1 Thank marjoriee199
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This hotel had what my wife and I look for on vacation. Warm and caring staff, amenities, and great scenery. Location is only a few minutes from the tourist trade in downtown Mack City but it seamed miles away. Located on Lake Huron, the hotel has a sandy beach, gas grills and a number of fire rings. We stayed two... More 

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Grandville
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stayed at the Clearwater Lakeshore motel for one night while attending the antique tractor parade. We made last minute reservations because of the reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. It is a very nice motel. Even though we did not reserve a lakefront room, we had a beautiful view of the Mackinaw bridge from our window!... More 

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Houston, Texas
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115 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We agree w/most other reviewers that this is a very nice property. The buildings are very nicely done, most with a beautiful view from the balcony of the lake, the bridge, & the islands. The beach is small but nice & the sand fire pits are a nice amenity with the staff helping get the fires started & smore packages... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I had a horrible customer service experience! I was told since this motel is rated number 1 in Mackinaw City they would not offer any discounts for my wedding guests next summer! I even tried explaining my guest list is over 300, of which 80% would be traveling from southern Michigan for the weekend and other parts of the country.... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We arrived here not knowing how lovely this really was. Luckily we were able to change our reservation easily from a room with no view to one with a fabulous view of the lake and the bridge-be sure to get this view when you reserve. We were lucky it was not a busy weekend! This hotel offers fire pits that... More 

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75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I like not feeling like a number. I liked having a friendly hotel staff. Indoor pool and jacuzzi are cute. Beach is nice and my son had lots of fun rock hunting there. Rooms are clean and smell of clean bleach. I had been worried about the room being small but it really worked. Suggestions: a little nicer towels, more... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This hotel is small, consisting of six buildings, of which five contain sleeping rooms. I estimate It has a total of less than forty rooms. It is in a beautiful setting, right on the lake, with a great view of Mackinac Island, the ferry boats, and the Mackinac Bridge. The grounds are very well kept and the place is very... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights here when visiting Mackinac Island. The rooms were simple and clean. We loved our balcony and view of the lake/bridge. We slept with the door wall open and listened to waves crashing all night. You could literally lay in bed and see the lake. They have several fire pits right on the beach. They set... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $99 - $213 (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
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
#1 Family Hotel in Mackinaw City
#1 Romantic 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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