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“A fantastic place to stay in Mackinaw City”
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Rainbow Motel
Ranked #6 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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Wyoming, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A fantastic place to stay in Mackinaw City”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I cannot say enough about the Rainbow Motel. A clean comfortable hotel in the middle of everything. A wonderful pool with two hot tubs. And I love that I can park right in front of my room. The best part is the prices cannot be beat. Highly recommended!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Holly, Michigan
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This is a small gem of a mom and pop motel smack dab in the middle of all of the action in Mackinaw City. We had a comfortable bed, fridge and microwave. If you want faux luxury (and to spend 2 or 3 times more), stay at one of the chain motels instead. If you want to be very comfortable and be able spend your money on other activities, then stay here. You can walk to almost everything in town. Compared to all of the cookie-cutter chain motels nearby, it is almost comically cheap. The staff and service aren't cheap at all, however. They obviously take pride in their family-run business. Never used the pool, but it looked good as well.

Room Tip: We stayed in a self-contained unit that was like our own private cottage. Very nice.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We just wanted a cheap place to rest our head on our road-trip and the Rainbow Motel didn't let us down. With all the rooms off the main street, the area is lovely and quiet and within walking distance to both the shops/restaurants and the ferries. All the staff we met we're welcoming and accommodating always greeting you with a smile. The rooms are very clean, although a little small and perhaps a little dated but nice enough. We did have problems with the water temperature in the shower (which additionally was a little on the small size) was barely warm at all, however the water for the in room jacuzzi was fine.

Nevertheless, we would certainly use this motel in the future!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Munising, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We've stayed in 5 different motels in Mackinac City this summer & the Rainbow is by far, the cleanest we've seen. Beautiful landscaping outside also & you can tell that the owners take pride in their establishment. Most rooms are away from the street & very quiet. Nice to find a place that has great cleaning staff. Would certainly come back !

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Troy, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Great location (right next to the ferries) with very clean rooms (and real keys!). The in-room jacuzzi worked well. They told us there was free coffee in the office, but we never tried it. Staff was very friendly and we couldn't beat the price. It cost about half as much as some of the hotels in the area and we had no complaints. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Emmett, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We chose this resort from the tripadvisor ratings. Visiting after labor day, we found this small family owned resort to be everything we were looking for. Great location for easy cycling to Mackinac Island ferry shuttles. Short walk into town to restaurants and shopping. Very quiet, extremely clean and comfortable. Very friendly owners and staff. Indoor pool, pleasant outdoor area. Highly recommend, we hope to be regulars here. Such an improvement from the big chains.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Due to late reservations we had to switch rooms on our second night. The first, a standard king, was small but clean and comfortable. I'm 5' tall so the shower was fine but hubby didn't fit. Our second room after the switch was a king deluxe. Imagine our surprise at seeing a small sitting area! Four windows was a treat, too. Again, clean and comfortable. Flat screen TVs in each room and the wifi worked perfectly once I called the desk for the password. We'd definitely stay here again!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rainbow Motel
Address: 602 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rainbow Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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