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Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have never seen this hotel before in Mackinaw but I was impressed. Our room was clean and the balcony was big. I enjoyed the view. The room at a fridge and microwave, bathroom was very small but I appreciated the sink outside of the bathroom. Walls are thin, we could here people coming and going all the time out...

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Madison, Mississippi
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was an older hotel that is spread out in two story buildings. I'm not sure there was an elevator to second floor. However, the location is great with balconies and also chairs on beach. They build fires in firepits at night. The front desk lady was very helpful. Our room had a separate little room with a twin bed...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Can't understand the # 1 rating. Would never stay there again. The front desk person was very unwelcoming. Purchased ferry tickets and when we ask her where to catch the ferry she pulled out a map and circled a spot on the map without any other details then rolled her eyes when we asked which direction it was from motel....

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Battle Creek, Michigan
Reviewed 12 October 2016

In fact there are several reasons. The rooms were immaculate,and have a very fresh feel to them. The staff was very accommodating. The view was spectacular! Granted it wasn't closest to the bridge, but that is what makes for the great view. Most hotels that are closer are on an angle that makes it hard to see the Mighty Mack...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a little getaway and some peace and quiet. This motel accomplishes just that. It was very cozy and was in a very nice location right on the lake. Rooms were clean. Loved the fire pits in the back!! Was very relaxing to sit out there with the wonderful view of the bridge !!...

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saginaw
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We booked this motel because of the view of the Mackinaw Bridge and to use the free Star Ferry Tickets. Another couple who had never visited MI before joined us. We requested a 2nd floor room for both couples but they could only accommodate 1 couple, and the other couple stayed downstairs in the same building. We were surprised upon...

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Mentor, OH
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was the first time that we stayed at the Clearwater Lakeshore Motel. I was skeptical as we had always stayed in vacation homes while away, but we weren't disappointed. We stayed at Clearwater for 1 week in a king suite on the 2nd floor. It had a small kitchen, living/dining room, bathroom & bedroom. Just the right amount of...

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anaheim
Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you are looking for the newest and closest property to downtown Macinaw City then this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a place where you are not going to spend much time in your room then I think this would be ideal. It appears that all of the rooms look out on the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

we stayed here for 2 nights and loved it apart from having to lug our luggage up to the 2nd floor.the view was great and the room large and comfortable. the breakfast was ok and the bus picked us up from the hotel for the ferry to mackinaw island and at night they lit fire pits on the beach for...

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Michigan
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first time staying at the Clearwater Lakeshore Motel. We decided to try it out solely based on the reviews that it had on TripAdvisor. The reviews do not lie. This is a great motel with clean rooms and grounds, friendly staff and great rates. We stayed 2 nights in the jacuzzi suite which faced the water and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

Address: 11380 US Hwy 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9796
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Hotel Class:2 star — Clearwater Lakeshore Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Clearwater Lakeshore Hotel Mackinaw City
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Mackinaw City
#1 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
#1 On the Beach 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.”
Zeeland_Mi_Rusty, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lake front rooms are quieter. If able, pick the second floor (no elevator).”
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.”
breedlove, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a beach front room on the main floor for optimal viewing pleasure.”
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.”
msuchocki, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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