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Beachcomber Motel on the Water
Ranked #4 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence
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77 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Clean, wonderful location with some lakeside rooms. We stayed here based on the Tripadvisor reviews and were very pleased. We have stayed at several motels in Mackinaw City this was the best for the price. Try it you can't go wrong.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Room very clean staff very helpful and friendly. The view of the lake and bridge are awesome. With these views you would expect to pay alot more. My family and I come up here 2or3 times in the summer we plan on making this our new home away from home.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Beachcomber was very clean. I slept great so the mattress was good. They had an HBO channel to watch on TV. They had a nice little breakfast every morning.The other guests were quiet and considerate. The beach had an area for a fire with nice seating around it. The beach was ok but a little grassy. There is no pool but the hotel next door will let you in for $6 and they have an indoor water park. My only complaint would be the tiny shower in our bathroom that lacked shelving. We had booked the room with two double beds but maybe the lake front accommodations have bigger bathrooms. The location was great. Good price for what you get.

Room Tip: Lakefront is probably worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I was looking for a clean, convenient and inexpensive place to stay in Mackinaw City and was getting very discouraged by all of the negative reviews I was finding for so many of the hotels there. Then I found the Beachcomber and saw that it had so many positive reviews. I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did. This place is a gem! My room was spotless, the location is great, and the people running it are the friendliest and most helpful people if have ever encountered. Best of all, their prices are very reasonable. I stayed there for a week and couldn't have been more satisfied. I will definitely be back next summer and highly recommend the Beachcomber to anyone looking for a quiet, friendly, affordable and clean motel in Mackinaw City. Loved it!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Lansing MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed here overnight before going over to Mackinac Island for the rest of the weekend. The Beachcomber isn't fancy but it was very clean and quiet with a comfortable bed. Friendly check-in staff and we appreciated the larger than usual parking spaces. The only negative would be the tiny shower. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again the next time we're in Mackinaw City.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Holly, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Pleasant stay. Very close to Mackinac Island ferries. Clean rooms. Friendly, helpful staff. No crazy hustle and bustle like the hotels less than a mile away. I would stay here again, and I would recommend friends to stay here, the rates are much more reasonable then the hotels just around the corner also.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

We initially had booked a room at the Clarion down the road but when we saw the ultra positive TripAdvisor reviews on the Beachcomber, we switched and didn't regret it.

It was a late Spring so the apparently annual gnats (small flies) were swarming everywhere and their dead bodies would pile up regularly inside and outside.They don't bite, they're just a nuisance. I would imagine some people would be totally grossed out by this in which case, you probably shouldn't visit this area in the spring (or if it was a long winter, then don't come in early June!). It was also a bit chilly and damp so my expectations of strolling down the beach barefoot and grilling steak on the hotel bbq (also on the beach), were not realized but none of these factors are the Beachcomber's fault!

We had one of the beachfront rooms (2nd floor) overlooking the lake and bridge. The furnishings and decor were 80's/90's but it was clean and comfortable. There was a small round table with chairs for eating and a small fridge/freezer which was handy. There was no microwave which was ok in that we could use the microwave at the office, but it still would be nice to have one in the suite just to heat things up when the office is closed or if you don't feel like going out.

There's a self-serve breakfast in the office; just your basic items: dry cereal/milk, orange juice, instant oatmeal, bagels/english muffins, cream cheese, butter, jams. They provide trays to take your breakfast back to your room (there are no breakfast tables in the office).

The staff are friendly, helpful, and informative about local attractions etc.

It's too bad about the cool weather/gnats. I think this hotel review would have been more raving if they had a warm early June.

Room Tip: Spend the extra money (which I think was maybe $10 more for two queens) to get a lakefront room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Beachcomber Motel on the Water

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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