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Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is the third time I've stayed in this hotel and I have yet to be disappointed. The room are decent, nothing special, just just what you need to sleep and shower. The breakfast area is extremely warm, but the food was OK. The waterpark is great for my 5 year old. He also really enjoyed the pool and hot tub. I am already thinking about next year!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The hotel was clean and the breakfast bar was great. The entire staff was polite, accommodating and very helpful! We were across the street from the Mackinaw Island Ferry and in walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in the city. The pool and water park was fun and the beach access was wonderful!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

The room size was ok, but it wasn't clean. There was spider web hanging from the ceiling , there were crumbs on the floor, the room had weird smell, all the furniture was dusty and the coffee machine was disgusting. There was a can of Coke left in the fridge and a nasty old hair brush on the chair. One of the lights wasn't working.
The water park was ok, the kids loved it at least. The pool was full of chlorine and even eyes were burning.
Breakfast was ok, everyday the same. The last day there were out of coffee and juice. There is a game room that the kids loved.
Great location.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Thank wandolino
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We saw an ad that stated brand new on 2017. We had reserved 2 rooms. We arrive and find it was a very old hotel and not kept up very well. After the first night, we return to our room at 9:30pm to find out they didn't clean it. The other room, the towels were picked up, the beds were left un made and the bathroom was dirty. The front desk gave me fresh towels and stated that the cleaning people marked it cleaned when actually it wasn't. Breakfast wasn't great. Ran out of orange juice at 7:30am and never refilled it. Very disappointed with this place.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank C P
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I booked our room online, and got a package deal which included the Mackinaw Island Carriage tour and Butterfly House. When we checked in, we were charged for our room, but nothing was said about the package. I guess it was partly my fault for not asking about it, but since it was listed on my printout we assumed that we just took that to the island to get our tickets for the prices that were quoted. When we got to the island, and went to the ticket counter we were told no, the hotel was supposed to provide us with the tickets, because they have a contract. Luckily I hadn't prepaid for them, as they wouldn't honor anything, and we had to purchase our tickets. There wasn't really much of a price difference, so it wasn't a big deal, but it was just the idea that we thought we were getting a package, and the hotel staff apparently didn't know about it. The girl at the front desk was not very friendly, and gave us no information about anything. She did mention the times for breakfast, but didn't inform us that it wasn't served in the breakfast room that is in the lobby. We found out later that it was served in the hotel next door. (The two hotels are connected by a very long series of hallways!) Nothing at all was mentioned about a pool, water park, etc, which were also in the other hotel. Our room was ok, it had a refrigerator, and was clean. The beds were so hard though that I had trouble sleeping the first night. On the second night I put one of the pillows under my leg to cushion it. (I have fibromyalgia, and the hard bed made it very painful to sleep.) We did use the hot tub, once we followed all of the signs to find it, and it was nice, and very large, but it closes at 10:00 pm. The room was very loud, with the water park feature, but it was nice. The proximity to the Starline boat dock was perfect, right across the road. The price of the hotel was reasonable, and our stay wasn't bad, it was just a bit misleading to say they offer all of these things, but don't tell you that you have to walk through a maze of hallways to find them. The front desk staff also need a bit of training in being friendly and informative! I would probably check around and stay somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Booked this hotel second time while visiting the island . The location is good and hotel rooms were neat and clean. Breakfast area was busy but its a good add-on for the stay . Would definitely refer it to all who are visiting Mackinaw/island,

Room Tip: rooms with 2 Queen beds are good.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Anil R
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Bayside Hotel is in a very convenient location, it is clean, the staff is excellent, the breakfast area and the food is very nice, and the waterpark is sooo much fun! Plus there is an arcade and gym. It also has a laundry room which was very nice because we had camped before our stay. We stay at this hotel every year and highly recommend it.

Room Tip: I don't think it's necessary to get a Lakeview room, I'd recommend closer to breakfast a...
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Shawn S
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Additional Information about Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw

Address: 726 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9618
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinaw City
Price Range: $107 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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