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Sunrise Beach Motel
Ranked #25 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
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164 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

Clean. Good location. On beach. Nice for children. Rooms were old but clean and nice. Susan was great with information for a place to eat and things to see in the area.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Frankfort, KY
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43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Beautiful view of Mackinac City and the bridge. However, I couldn't help wondering the whole time we were there if I might have gotten a nicer room somewhere else for just a few more dollars. Breakfast offerings were few.

Room Tip: Rooms with one single bed are tiny.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MBMS
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Grand Ledge
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2010

We often come here as a family, and have come to know the owners personally. They have a variety of rooms available that offer budget accommodations as well as those with sliding glass doors that exit directly to the beach. Motels closer to town don't offer the stunning view of the bridge and Mackinac Island or a beach with fire pits, picnic area and beach chairs. The pool has both indoor and outdoor sections and the hot tub is spacious. The owner also owns Bell's Melody Motel and Northwinds. Some of those rooms are smaller and less expensive, but do yourself a favor and get one of the beachside units with a view. There is also a complimentary breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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BeachfrontMotel, Owner at Sunrise Beach Motel, responded to this review, 30 August 2011
Thank you for your positive comments. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We have had many families through out their generations and seen the children and grandchildren grow. We, also, have family reunions at our properties. The families enjoy the
grills to cook out. The campfires in the evening. The beach to play and the indoor/outdoor
connected pool. We will look forward to seeing your family again.
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Kansas
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229 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2010

The Sunrise Beach Motel is clean and has a nice location, but the rooms are extremely tiny, like an inexpensive hotel room in Europe. The teen that had a room to herself wasn't too unhappy, but the two of us in the shared room had no place to put things. I wish they hadn't shoehorned the Queen bed into the room - a double would have left us at least a little space.

The bathroom was tiny, with no surfaces to set things and a shower that was about 2.5' x 2.5'

The included breakfast was the bare minimum, there wasn't even fruit.

This is one of the less expensive motels in Mackinaw, but it isn't enough less expensive to justify the inconvenience of the cramped conditions. It was still $90/night per room for a room without a view.

The best thing I can say is that wifi worked well.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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BeachfrontMotel, Owner at Sunrise Beach Motel, responded to this review, 30 August 2011
The Sunrise Beach Motel is noted for it's Lakefront rooms with private decks and balconies with full view of the bridge. I am sorry you were not satisfied with the economy, courtside room you
chose. The much larger Lakefront rooms with the deck and balcony were available at the Lakefront price.
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Burt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2010

Beautiful view of the lake, from balcony w. 2/3 dirty chairs; 1 chair on a beach covered with goose droppings; couldn't find remote (under the bed); mosquitoes inside at night -unbelievable; hot tub non-functioning; shower water warm not hot, and bathroom door wouldn't close; travelling with family, and one of them left and went to another hotel, even though he had paid for this one; rates seemed good, until I found out how little he paid; Third time here, will be the last--loved the last two visits and don't know what happened. Skip the "breakfast," coffee little better than hot water; bagels and cereal is the breakfast

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2008

One of the most reasonable priced motels around and it's on the beach, with a nice outdoor/indoor pool and hottub.
It has a great view of the bridge at night on the south end of town so it's quiet, but do yourself a favor and get one of the rooms beachside...great views. We stayed in the ground floor units on the side, which are more reasonably priced, but don't offer the views.
Good: price, pool, view, location. Drawbacks...our room smelled musty and the temperature of the shower was either scalding hot or ice cold. BUT, the rooms seemed well insulated since our neighbors ran their TV. You could hear it outside our room, but NOT inside the room, which is unusual so I figure the rooms must be well soundproofed, something you don't often find.
Rooms were clean and well kept. It ain't the Ritz (and I've stayed in them) but for our family for one night, (we wanted a cheap place on the beach) it was a great find. I'd stay there again despite the musty room and shower...hey two small things we can overlook. I'll also post a couple pics soon on this property.
Don't be put off by my average rating. The above and excellent categories are reserved for properties that you truly want to stay at and that offer much more. Again, for the family, it works great.

  • Liked — Price, location and pool
  • Disliked — musty smell of the room
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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BeachfrontMotel, Owner at Sunrise Beach Motel, responded to this review, 30 August 2011
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry about the musty smell. The new carpet
we have installed since has taken care of this natural problem that occurs on the water.
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Property: Sunrise Beach Motel
Address: 11416 US Hwy 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-8709
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunrise Beach Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 150
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