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BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

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Troy, United States
Reviewed 3 July 2015

A excellent motel with an attentive staff . Beautiful location on one of Michigan's most beautiful shores. We had a King suite overlooking Lake Huron and Mackinaw Island. We could set on our balcony and watch the ferry's travel to and from the mainland and the Isle. Sounding their horns it was very soothing. If your not from Michigan don't...

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Newmarket, Canada
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Front desk staff gave me the brush off twice regarding lack of internet service. First time they stated it was being looked at, second time I brought it to their attention they couldn't have cared less. Not impressed at all.

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Tecumseh, Canada
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Good location, close to Ferry and town centre. Clean rooms but out dated. Lack of choice for breakfast. Reception staff require customer service training on how to welcome their guests. Will look else where on next visit.

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Bemidji, United States
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Enjoyed our stay at Best Western, beautiful room and the jacuzzi was an added bonus to relax after riding motorcycle in the rain. Unfortunately the jacuzzi was only good for 1 cycle, didn't feel like call front desk for help to restart when we were already in it. That would have been embarrassing for everyone.

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Pound, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Great location, amenities, easy walk to downtown Mackinaw City events.easy walk to all shops & dining, great breakfast buffet , wonderful view of beach & Mackinaw Island, easy walk to ferry, nice atmosphere very relaxing & casual.

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sudbury ontario
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We just returned from the Best Western Plus. I wouldn't say there is much "Plus" to this hotel. The rooms were clean but VERY dated and smelled musty. We tried to use the air conditioner to help with the smell but it didn't work. The free breakfast was awful! We ended up deciding to go across the street on our...

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Mayfield, Kentucky, United States
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Our room was on the bottom floor, which made it nice as we were just steps from the water. The room was clean and spacious. The bed was comfy. When we got there, we noticed that our sliding glass door would not lock. We reported it to the front desk, and it was immediately fixed. The only inconvenience was that...

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Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The Best Western Dockside Waterfront Inn in Mackinaw City is my favorite place to stay. I have stayed here at least 6 times over the years. The rooms are always clean, the staff very friendly and the breakfast area very large. I enjoy Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island very much so I will continue to stay here on my future visits.

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Norway, United States
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Enjoyed our stay and with not making a reservation ahead of time we had a wonderful staff who had given us an upgrade and the room was amazing! We would definately stay here again. We only stayed one night and next time would love to stay longer.

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Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 24 June 2015

The interior of the hotel itself could use some updating, but all of the amenities worked just fine and the rooms were spacious and included LOTS of space to unpack. Our rooms were clean and neat when we arrived and there were no issues at all. Had a adjoining rooms which was great for our families full of kiddos. Fantastic...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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“Waterview is great.”
 of 5 bubbles 947katied, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floor on lake side if you like the calming effect of waves all night. On east side for sunrise”
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“Rooms are comfortable and clean and had a nice view from our room.”
 of 5 bubbles glendasailor, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room near the elevator if steps are an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles SandyD280, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floors rooms have walk out access to the beach on the lake side. Upper level lake side rooms have balconies.”
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