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Great Lakes Inn
Ranked #24 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Hampshire, Illinois
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Great if traveling on a budget!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We were originally planning on camping but after seeing our campsite decided to look for other options. It was a Saturday night in the middle of summer so we were a little worried about availability. Called the Great Lakes Inn and they had vacancy. It's a no frills motel but family run and friendly staff. We especially enjoyed being able to ride our bikes to the ferry in a matter of minutes. The rooms were average but clean. Breakfast was muffins and donuts but we aren't huge morning eaters so it was fine for us. Would stay again!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We decided to stay here because it has a good price and I read some good reviews. But I think it is better to pay a little bit more and stay in other hotels near by. First of all the hotel was empty and when I came back around 1 am all the light of the hotel were off. They were also some people having like a party outside with loud music. The bed is not comfortable. and the pool is already close for the season!!!!! the breakfast is so poor too! it is just mini muffins at the lobby :(

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thorold, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

When we went to wash our hands shortly after arriving there was no hot water. I went and talked to the front desk clerk who informed me the hot water doesn't get turned on until after 7 in the evening. She did turn it on right away after I asked. There was hot water until we went to bed. However, when my husband went to have a shower around 6 in the morning there wasn't hot water and there were no lights on in the office. I have never heard of hot water not being available when rooms are being rented out.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

The hotel was a quick drive to the ferry docks and Mackinaw City. The room and pools were clean and the front desk person, Simona, was friendly and very helpful. The beds were a little hard but we were able to get a good night's sleep. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

My family stayed there on the weekend after July 4. The room was clean and everything was in order. Air conditioner worked well.
The free breakfast consisted of coffee, orange juice, donuts and small muffins, which was a little underwhelming.
The pools and the pool building needed some maintenance, but the water was clean and kids had a lot of fun.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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michigan
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

The kids and I stayed at the friendly Great Lakes Inn in Mackinaw City located very close to the ferries to Mackinac Island, downtown Mackinaw City, and to Thunder Falls Water Park in Mackinaw City. The Inn is run by a nice Austrian couple who you can tell take pride in their hotel. The hostess at the check-in desk, Simona, was helpful and pleasant. Great place to stay at a very reasonable price. We stay there every year because we know it's close to everything and the rooms are clean.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Naperville, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Nice comfortable room. Easy access to parking. Friendly staff. Well-equipped rooms (microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV, and furniture as advertised).
There was a bug in the room, though. And the breakfast was meager.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Great Lakes Inn
Address: 150 Old US 31, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9652
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Great Lakes Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking for lodging with clean, comfortable rooms, plus easy access to both shopping and transportation to Mackinac Island, you've come to the right place! The Great Lakes Inn of Mackinaw City has both an indoor heated pool and an outdoor pool with a sundeck. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, as well as cable television. A wireless Internet connection is also available for our guests. A free continental breakfast is included with your stay with us at the Great Lakes Inn. Breakfast consists of muffins, donuts, coffee, and juice. Free casino shuttle and coupons are also provided for our guests who wish to visit the Kewadin Casino located across the bridge in St. Ignace. ... more   less 
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