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Rainbow Motel

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Bay City, Michigan
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1,262 reviews
141 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2,358 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I again stayed at this small, mom and pop motel, that has a great location in MC. The grounds are always beautiful, the service is excellent, rooms are spotless, and the price most times of the year, very good. At room parking, love the convenience of that ammenity. Nice seating located outside each room, and around the property. Great pool.... More 

Thank tymetraveler222
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were reluctant to book here when we saw the price (thinking about other low priced places) but were very pleasantly surprised with the room. Very clean and roomy. The general Mackinaw City area is not very big so you can walk pretty much anywhere from here.

Thank jimv961
Detroit, Michigan
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102 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a very quiet and clean motel. It does have a pool and spa, but it is not connected and it was a cold and wet night. We didn't want to walk in the rain to get more wet. The bed was more comfortable than some of the higher priced hotels. The staff is very helpful and pleasant. The... More 

Thank Cassdan
Bonita Springs
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Booked this hotel based on past reviews and we didn't want to spend too much on a room given we were coming in late and leaving early. The place was pleasant enough, rooms clean, albeit a bit dated and tired, but grounds were well kept with neatly trimmed grass and flower accents. Only one major complaint (other than cable TV... More 

Thank Paul L
Houston, Texas
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148 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stayed here while doing a motorcycle trip circling Lake Michigan. It was easy to find as it is on a main street which has an exit off of I 75 just after coming off the Mackinac Bridge going south. The property is very pleasant with lots of flowers, potted plants and trees. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room... More 

2 Thank GKP46
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice retro style motel. Older but very clean and well maintained. Great price and great location. Walking distance to shops,restaurants and boat launch. Staff was friendly. We will definitely be back!

2 Thank Marie P
Adrian, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We have stayed at the Rainbow several times with no issues. We stayed Sept 24-27th and had to ask for clean towels. Our beds hadn't been made and no clean towels. I had to take the towels to the office myself to get clean ones. Not sure what the issue was. We had adjoining rooms and one door said, do... More 

Thank nclose1973
Clio, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stayed at the Rainbow Motel. Pros: price was great, room was clean, it was not noisy, staff was friendly, indoor pool, refrigerator and microwave. Cons: small bathroom and shower, hot tub was closed.

2 Thank Griffi54
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed at this little motel on our way to a distant destination. the property is older but it is neatly maintained and our room was very clean. The bed was comfortable. This place was perfect for our brief over night stay. The staff is pleasant and helpful. The cost was perfect for our purpose. I wold recommend this motel... More 

2 Thank Tom C
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were very happy with this hotel. The price was great, staff was friendly, and the room was clean and tidy. It's not the Ritz, but it served it's purpose and at that price, we'd definitely come back.

4 Thank Rachel K

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about Rainbow Motel

Address: 602 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rainbow Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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#3 Family Hotel in Mackinaw City
#6 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
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“Beautiful Family owned Motel.”
 of 5 bubbles forsheconcrete, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“room 101 was larger but the shower is for Christmas elves.”
 of 5 bubbles parklap3, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Although we would stay here again, we'd only do so for one night, as the beds were hard and fairly uncomfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles P8379UGelizabethg, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We were in a room that bordering the main street, but there was little noise. Room 101 located directly across the hall from the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristopherV625, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We picked the smallest room available and were satisfied. But you may want a bigger room if you need space.”
 of 5 bubbles Davidamy617, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
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