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Beachcomber Motel on the Water
Ranked #4 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The most wonderful hidden treasure in Mackinac!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

This was our third time at the Beachcomber in the past three years. The people who own and manage it are fantastic. If you need information, you get it. We've never been disappointed and got better accomodations, a better room, a better view and better service than at the grand traverse resort. We love the homey feel of the Beachcomber and the location couldnt be more perfect. Walking distance to downtown and quiet nights beachfront with a bonfire make our stays there ideal. We're planning on coming back to the Beachcomber for years to come! Jeff and Sherri.

  • Stayed July 2014
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5 Thank JeffnSherri
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stayed the first week in June/2014 for our honeymoon. We reserved online and the process went smooth. Quick replies. We weren't going to make our check in time that we stated in the online reservation so we called and verified we were coming. They told us how far out we were and we were welcomed when we arrived. Check in went smooth. They gave us coupons, a pile of things to do and see and were very helpful in telling us what was in the area etc.

We paid $59 through the week and than the rate went up to $69 for Friday. No big deal to us. It is to be expected.

Our room was 2 queens on the second floor with a balcony. Very nice view of the lake and the Mackinaw Bridge.

Room was very well kept and they cleaned it everyday. They also cleaned our balcony for us. Fridge in room also.

Breakfast is light. Bagels, cereal, coffee, OJ and Milk. I'm sure there are a few more things I'm forgetting. Enough to get us off to a good start to the day. They also sell some soda, water and snacks.

My wife talked to a gentleman(Owner I believe) and he was very helpful in answering any questions about what to see, where to go, how to get there etc.

This is a very well kept Ma and Pop type of place with great rates, service and rooms. It has been owned by the same people for 26 years. That says a lot about them and the customer service.

We have no regret in our choice and when we return, we will stay again.

Overall it was a great experience. We didn't need the pool, big breakfast etc. as we were gone from sun up to sun down.

Stay with the Beachcomber, you won't regret it!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank Dustin J
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Merrill, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is a great and inexpensive place to stay. The location is quiet, the rooms are clean and the owner is very friendly and helpful. We have stayed in many hotels in Mackinaw City over the years and this is where we will be staying in the future.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank RPeake2014
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indianapolis, indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

This motel has nice reviews and we were looking forward to trying it out.... However after "reserving" a room on the hotel's own website we were later informed the lakefront 2 queen bed room we had "reserved" was not available and we were offered a courtside room with a single queen.... Now what bothers me is that after you enter the dates you would like to stay...the website page takes you to a list of room options based on the dates you selected for your stay...After you choose the room type you would like...you are then REQUIRED to enter your credit card information... including the exp date and the 3 digit security code... I've done this before on other hotel websites but I've always actually gotten the room I was reserving. -But evidently with this place...they make you THINK the room is available during the dates you enter...but it may NOT be....That alone wouldn't bother me...but the fact that they require you to enter your credit card info. including the security code is VERY DISTURBING to me... If it is intended to only be an "inquiry" as to whether they have your room choice on the dates you select then you should NOT have to enter your credit card and security code just to have them turn you down... I would never had entered that personal info. onto any website if I had felt it was just for an "inquiry"..... I'm pretty sure the buttons I clicked on said "reserve now" and "make reservation"... not "inquire" about availability...

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank beachlover1224
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BeachcomberMackinaw, Owner at Beachcomber Motel on the Water, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
The Beachcomber Motel would like to apologize for any inconvenience you encountered with your online reservation. We would also like to assure you that at no time was your personal information vulnerable. As we accept or reject reservation requests, the only information visible to us is the last four digits of your card and expiration date.

Our establishment is a small motel, and our online reservation system is not directly on our website but is hosted by a third party in conjunction with our official Mackinaw City Visitors Bureau. Due to our small inventory of lakefront rooms, availability can change on a moment’s notice as reservations are also taken directly over the telephone.

Again, we are sorry that you were unable to book the room of your choice for your planned stay. We would love to be able to accommodate any future request you may have, and you are always welcome to contact us directly by telephone to make your travel arrangements.
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Fruitport, Michigan
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I am pleased to say that our stay at the Beachcomber was the best decision on our anniversary trip! For a reasonable price, we were placed in a room with perfect view of the bridge and lake. It was so nice that we decided to extend our stay for another night. The same room was not available, so the manager upgraded us to a different room without the additional cost. Same beautiful view! The manager and owner were very friendly, informative, and accommodating. Both rooms were clean, beds were firm and comfortable. The breakfast they provide is great for the price--bagels, english muffins, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, and orange & apple juice. Their beach area has plenty of seating available and a fire pit to use. Overall we were more than satisfied and plan to stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Kate K
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Leamington, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

This was an excellent value and wonderful one night stop on our Michigan tour.
Karen and Dick were excellent hosts, our room was well appointed and when we discovered a water leak in the bathroom Dick was quick to come look at it and Karen relocated us and our belongings to another room immediately. Their suggestions for dining were spot on, Keyhole and Darrows are he place to go! We enjoyed bicycling on the path into town and around Mackinaw city, the sunrise over the lake and time on the beach. Great location, clean, excellent value, terrific hosts and a complimentary morning breakfast, what more can you ask for!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank cola6769
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you like to be alone next to lake Huron, and see the Mighty Mac, and if you have binocular's to see the Grand Hotel on the porch, this is for you! Queen bed was comfortable and the kitchen had all we needed, though we made a trip into the local store for supplies, we were good to go!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Nancy C
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Property: Beachcomber Motel on the Water
Address: 1011 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9797
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Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Locally owned and operated on beautiful Lake Huron in the Straits of Mackinac. Near downtown and Mackinac Island ferries. Beautiful views of Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island. Jacuzzi rooms available, as well as lakefront rooms and housekeeping cottage that sleeps four. Dogs 20 pounds and under are welcome - call for approval before booking. ... more   less 

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