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Starlite Budget Inns
Ranked #21 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Palos Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Highly recommended. Bonnie, the owner/manager, does a great job and gives recommendations for the area. rooms were clean, breakfast was excellent. Outdoor pool was nice and there were bar-b-q grills for guests to use on the spacious grounds.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We stayed at the Starlight budget inn two nights. The pool was filthy. The WiFi wasn't working. The room had an old stale musty smell. No coffee in room as advertised. We found numerous spiders in the room. Shower pressure was a trickle and not very warm. Snack room only had pop. Thought we would save some money, lesson learned.

  • Stayed August 2013
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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed here for two nights. It was old, but very clean. The room smelled a bit musty but we were not in it that much. Just at night to crash. Bonnie, the manager or maybe owner, was awesome. She was very helpful with any questions. The free breakfast was ok but small. Mostly oatmeal, cereal and bagels. The water pressure in our room wasn't the best, but the bathroom was clean. The bed was pretty uncomfortable and if we had stayed there for more than two nights, I would've wanted to switch hotels. It's convenient to everywhere we needed to go. Price was right and we got what we paid for.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Port Austin, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We booked this room as one of our stops on our way to the UP for a vacation. It is important to us to have a CLEAN room and we thought it would be after reading some reviews; however, our room WAS NOT clean! There was a "distinctive" unpleasant odor as soon as you entered the room and the "free" wifi was unavailable most of the time. Would not stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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starlitebudgetinn, Owner at Starlite Budget Inns, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
We are sorry about the unpleasant experience. Wish you could smell the clean, fresh rooms
presented by the new manager!!!
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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

On booking and check-in, staff was friendly and helpful. Price was good and had clean sheets/towels. But mattress was very hard (not firm - hard) - so we didn't sleep well. Was told there was a hot tub but had broken pump, free breakfast was not furnished - had to travel to another hotel, and coffee pot that was delivered to us had not been cleaned and had moldy coffee grounds left in the filter. Latches on lower windows of our front window were missing/broken. Wanted to talk to management before we left, but front office was locked.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Booked this for Labor Day weekend primarily for the cheaper price ($140). Rooms were decent and clean; we had a patio with 2 chairs. Also on the property were picnic tables, wooden swing, playground area (swings, slide, sand area, basketball hoop).

Breakfast was included but it was nothing to write home about (bagels, biscuits and gravy, instant oatmeal, cereal, juice, and coffee).

Walking distance to gas station and souvenier shop, also to the main strip with the restaurants and other hotels. Free shuttle to the Star Line Dock to go to Mackinac Island, but the motel is within walking distance (about 15 min.).

My niece enjoyed the patio, my nephew enjoyed the basketball hoop, and my sister is already talking about coming back next year.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 August 2012 via mobile

Clean and very quite. Owner made sure everything was perfect. We would stay there again. The rate was great for our budget. It is very close to downtown. Without all the foot traffic of the downtown hotels. This is the place you need to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Additional Information about Starlite Budget Inns

Property: Starlite Budget Inns
Address: 116 Old US 31, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9652
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Starlite Budget Inns 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Starlite Budget Inn has re-opened under new ownership. We are known in the Mackinaw area to provide friendly hospitality at budget prices. Our goal is to offer clean, quiet, comfortable rooms to fit any budget.The Starlite Budget Inn is located near Ferries to Mackinac Island, shopping, restaurants and Waterpark. All 1st floor rooms Park in front of your door. Single,double,adjoining,family rooms and King jacuzzi rooms. ... more   less 
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