Holiday Inn Express Mackinaw City
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Sitting on the balcony at 7am, it is still dark and there is a refreshing chill in the air. The railings are covered in water and the carpet – yes carpet on the balcony – is waterlogged in places, squealing underfoot. The only perceptible noise is the roar and whirr of lorries going past on the I-75 highway next to us, and the cars …
I came up here yesterday from Saginaw on a family trip – seven of us in a van.
Yesterday we spent some time in Frankenmuth after a party there the night before. Frankenmuth being a Bavarian-modelled town. A little bit of Germany in the middle of America. There were some fun things there – the wooden bridge, a paddle-boat, a …
... our window and we were looking for travelling mercies til the end of the day.
I ventured out again this time heading west - lots of beautiful trails on the island, even if you do have to dodge some horse droppings (and clueless bicyclists!) along the way! Mom sat with the couple we met the first night (former RC priest, since married 25 years) on the porch until I returned and then we followed the UPS horse cart (!) into town, had yummy ...
... morning from the room (not such a bad gig with this view! and the sound of horse drawn carriages below...) After all that though, amazingly enough, it was time for another meal. A full luncheon buffet is served, though I didn't make it far past the huge bowl of jumbo shrimp! We fortunately, or unfortunately, sat next to the dessert table so a few of those ended up in front of us also (okay, you wouldn't have passed up the blueberry pie either, I bet.)
... to organize clothes in a camper closet.
- The plastic organizer shelves by Sterilite are ideal stand-ins for a dresser.
One last note- we visited the famous Legs Restaurant for the first time ever while staying at Wilderness SP. A very unique place well worth a visit if you are anywhere near Crossville, MI. The food was wonderful and the traditional polish dishes and vodkas will not ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Mackinaw City
Four Star Rating!
I just spent Thursday and Friday at the Holiday Inn Express in Mackinaw City. The stay was great. We (4 adults) booked a 4th suite with a fireplace. Staff was prompt at check in, giving me a Priority Member gift bag. The hotel was a few blocks from the Ferry Docks, but within a quick drive or walk. The access to the hotel from I75 made it very easy to find. The pool was well maintained and the breakfast was GREAT compared with other Holiday Inn Express experiences. Hot buscuits and gravy and omlets were a hit. I would stay here again. The staff was friendly and maintainence staff prompt in helping us with a minor problem with a toliet overflow in our room. Four Stars in my book!
Great Hotel....friendly place
This is an excellent hotel. Not much else to say. Great breakfast, nice rooms, nice pool, although small. And there is a wonderful place to eat across the highway (audies) go there, food is great. I have stayed at this hotel twice and has been left with the same impression both times...highly recommended
We have stayed at many Holiday Inn Express's, but this has to be one of the best. I booked 2 rooms and requested adjoining rooms and when we checked in, that's exactly what we got. The people were very pleasant that checked us in and the rooms were exceptional. Very clean and well kept. The breakfast that was included in the price was one of the best that Holiday Inn has offered and it was constantly restocked without asking for something. Even included a cheese omelet and biscuits and gravy. Not much more you could ask for. The location of this hotel was perfect. Just a few blocks from Mackinaw Crossing or the boats to take you to Mackinaw Island. What else can I say.
We were in town early and decided to check in before we went to the Island. We were able to check in at noon. At check in they gave a little goodie bag that had samples of fudge and taffy along with discount card for area restaurants and establishments. We were on the third floor in room 393. Great room to ask for as it's balcony is extended because it's a corner room. Although this room doesn't face the bridge, it was still a nice room. Breakfast here served extra things I have never seen offered at any other Holiday Inn Express. They had cheese omlettes, & biscuits and gravy. Nice addition to their traditional food bar which is always so good. The pool was not very big, but I like the bathrooms that were inside the pool area. Especially with kids. The pool towels had to be obtained from the front desk. I don't like that. They asked for your room number and kept track of the towels you checked out so don't leave them at the pool they may charge you if they are not in your room when you check out. The lobby decor was extremely pleasant with flower arrangements and art. Staff was pleasant and helpful. I would stay here again. My family enjoyed it.
I reserved a suite on the top floor with an excellent view of the Mackinac Bridge. However, insect control at this establishment must not be a priority although I am a "Priority Club" Member. Spiders were in groups on the balcony with webs and nests present. Spiders were crawling under the chairs, on the walls, on the floors, and the safety railings. Maintenance came up to spray which did little to kill them, but resulted in them entering the room. After killing numerous amounts of spiders inside the room, I felt it was time to leave. I was offered a different room without the view. This was not acceptable. My money was refunded except for about $65.00 and was also not acceptable. My husband and I did not even begin to settle. Holiday Inn's founder, Emmons Wilson, started Holiday Inn after taking his family on vacation. He wanted them to have a place like home away from home. This was definitely not like home.
Good Food, Good People, Great Rooms!!
My stay here was wonderful! The staff was courteous and friendly always greeting with a smile and warm conversation. My kids loved the hot cinnamon rolls at the breakfast bar and My husband loved the good selection of Atkin's Friendly Foods(Those low carb muffins were yummy!!) The room we were in had a nice view of the bridge and a fireplace that kept the room nice and cozy. The refrigerator and microwave in the room made it easy for me to keep my kids' snacks and bottles fresh!! We loved our stay and will be back in the summer!!
Holiday Inn Express is a wonderful place to stay!!
I came across this site and just had to say what a great place the Holiday Inn Express is.We have stayed there a couple of times and the Front Desk Staff greets us by giving out treats (to all their guests, not just us)!! You can't say that about many places!!They are always friendly and go out of their way to meet the needs of the guests staying with them.They are wonderful and we will be back!!!
Rip off - con artists Don't stay here
We booked a Hockey Group at this Dump. We had a rate guaranteed, but when we showed up they made us pay $25.00 more. The Breakfast was a disgrace. They ran out of food after 15 minutes. The rooms were dirty and the walls were paper thin. Next time, we are staying at the Econolodge at the Bridge.