Clarion Hotel Beachfront

905 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, Michigan, 49701, United States | 2 star hotel
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Straits State Park, St. Ignace, Michigan

A travel blog entry by miaandpappy4 on Aug 08, 2014

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... over the water. We took a jet ferry to Mackinac Island for the day. There are no cars allowed on the island . Only feet, bicycles, snowmobiles, and horse and carriage/wagon. We took a self guided walking tour and a narrated horses and carriage tour. Visited historic Ft. Mackinac and had lunch at the Tea Room which is owned by the Grand Hotel. Did not have time to actually tour the hotel grounds, but enjoyed riding by it. Definitely brings ...

St. Ignace, Michigan

A travel blog entry by miaandpappy4 on Aug 06, 2014

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... charge from Trump Center in Mexico. Both were denied and the account flagged. Visa feels like these were test charges to see if they would be honored. Took about 2 hours to get the account canceled and arrange for new cards to be sent to the campground by Friday. Soooo... Change your passwords. Took a bike ride to a campground lookout point for the Mackinaw bridge which ...

Hiking and Golfing

A travel blog entry by mmcawley on Jul 24, 2014

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... that the course is considered a practice course and there is no fee. They probably assumed we were guests, but we went along and played the course that went up and down the hills and did not pay a cent. Not our best game, but we had fun and didn't feel rushed. Best of all, the price was right. We were hot and looking for a cool treat. On to downtown Harbor Springs, we found a gelato shop and set a spell with some icy concoctions. Strolling in and out ...

Let The Party Begin!

A travel blog entry by schwanman on Jul 22, 2014

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... the world. People came from Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere this year just to "sail the Mac." I’d also be willing to bet they would agree with a saying that a late, long-time family friend, one who sailed in many “Macs” seemed to live by. In fact, it was printed on cards he had made to let people know he was ready to sail:

If All That Surrounds You Is the Horizon—That Is ...

Golf at Little Traverse Bay Golf Club

A travel blog entry by mmcawley on Jul 22, 2014

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Our first golf outing as a family. It was a beautiful setting and a challenging course, especially for beginners and kids. We finished 9 holes before the storm. Lunch at the club hit the spot. Spent the afternoon watching a movie and eating dinner in. The boys went fishing and Pat caught a fish he named ...

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Location

This 2 star hotel, located on 905 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, is near Historic Mill Creek, Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., Mackinac Bridge, and Mackinaw Crossings.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Clarion Hotel Beachfront Mackinaw City

    Decent, but overpriced

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    This is a decent hotel, however, it is overpriced for what you get. They claim the 2 bedroom suite is huge. It is the smallest suite I've ever stayed in. The front desk staff's service was way below average. We moved to the Quality Inn 2 doors down after 2 nights. The service there was outstanding. The suite was, in fact, huge and the price was an excellent value.

    Nice Hotel - Good Lake View

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    Stayed here for two days during the Lilac Festival. Stayed on the fourth floor and had a balcony view overlooking the lake. Very nice view! We had a family suite and the rooms were nice and comfy,the rates were comparable. Cannot rate the pool,the kids swam in the lake and had a ball! The free breakfast hot bar was so-so,but it was free. May stay again here next time or chose another one closer to the crossings.

    Terrific Hotel for a Very Low Rate

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    Very large Balconies with a great view of the straits. The pool is exceptionally large and so is the jacuzzi. In the morning, the breakfast room makes for a great place to meet. The scrambled eggs are great and so is the French toast.

    Great Rates/Great Hotel/Great Hot Breakfast Buffet

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    Terrific Hotel. We stayed there for one week. Our balcony was less than 50 feet from Lake Huron. Only a sandy beach separated us. The pool and the jacuzzi were great. Every day we took advantage of the hot breakfast. Fresh scrambled eggs, hot biscuits and gravy, fresh pork sausage, and fresh fruit.

    New, clean hotel but they don't have rate intergrity.

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    Well, we stayed here after a trip to Mackinac Island- the front desk would not let me leave- were almost rude about it- until I agreed to stay. They kept lowering their prices until they got to what I wanted- and then they told me to keep my voice down and not tell anyone the rate they were giving me- we had 2 connecting rooms, both with jet tubs for $40 each on a Thursday during September. Now, yes, I appreciated the lower rate but not the fact that they were being dishonest to every other guest. I wouldn't have been too happy if I was a guest who had made reservations weeks in advance and then paid $100 more than someone who had just walked in just because this hotel wanted to fill rooms quick. Anyway, enough of that- the rooms were clean but the "hot" breakfast was really gross- low quality donut holes, canned fruit, gross rubber sausage and biscuits. They've got a great pool- much deeper than other chain hotels- as well as their immense hot tub in a cozy little room off to the side- I would say that was the best thing.

    Excellent accommodations

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    This was the nicest hotel I've stayed in for many years. People at the front desk were smiling, welcoming, and so efficient. The rooms were spacious, clean, comfortable. The breakfast was wonderful, way beyond a continental breakfast. The housekeeping is just excellent and the housekeepers were polite and friendly and took very good care of us.

    The best motel in Mackinaw

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    I've traveled a lot-and the Clarion Lakefront rooms are great. It beats our New Jersey ocean front hotels. I've stayed at the Clarion on my last two Mackinaw trips--there's no reason to go back to any of the other hotels...but I'll be back to Clarion.

    Won't return - costs too much for what you get

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    We stayed here 8/15/03. Room smelled musty - yuck - they may have 'forgotten to freshen the room' - but even later it still wasn't great.

    There were spider webs that had been around awhile based on the spider's 'catch' - and bats. Holy cow -bats hanging by our door - which was a known problem according to the desk. But if it's known - I think they should do courtesy checks on the hour to clear them away. A bat hanging just outside our door kept me inside for the night, and in the morning there were 2. Nice. Parking was terrible -nothing close to the room if you come in later in the evening. Cost was way too high for what we got. We found a nicer place for the same price the next night and had a room right on the lake. Won't return.

    Great Hotel

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    First time there and we loved it--we will definitely come back. Love the new lake front rooms.

    The crunkest Mackinaw has to offer

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    Everything was great, even though the room was lake view, it was what they had. The only thing that gives the hotel 4 dots instead of 5 was the sky high price. I would definitely stay here again!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Clarion Hotel Beachfront Mackinaw City

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent