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“Great location with excellent breakfast, but lacks cleanliness”

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Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Great location with excellent breakfast, but lacks cleanliness”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Although the hotel needs to do some work on the cleanliness aspect, I tend to give it 3 star due to 2 factors. 1) Location 2)Breakfast. This is located near popular attractions, the ferry for Mackinac Island is just opposite the hotel. Breakfast is really good with many varieties. On the other side, the rooms are very thin - even when my 1 year old was walking in the room, we used to get a strange sound in the floor - it was that thin! Carpets are not up to the mark, hotel can definitely do some work on this. However, if you are in a budget and looking to spend just a night - this is not a bad idea especially considering the location.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Novi, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We booked 2 rooms and, upon arrival, were told they had only one room for us. Our extended family was forced or find a room elsewhere (and paid over $300 because it was last minute). The hallways appear to never have been vacuumed, the air was not on in the halls, and it basically looked like it hadn't been taken care of in years. The water park was fine for my kids - they enjoyed it. But, I made everyone shower after for fear that the pool water hadn't been cared for either. We had to pass on the breakfast. The lines were long and we heard others saying it was horrible so don't waste your time. The only redeeming factor was the beds were clean. We would not stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Flushing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Bayside Hotel is not on the water. The website says it has a pool. It has been drained and has junk stored around it. We were given a handicapped room. We are not. This would have been okay if the shower massage worked and the sink drain was not sluggish. The room could have been cleaner. the building was very noisy. I was disappointed.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vassar, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

We stayed here for two nights a couple of weeks ago. We had a lake view room and when we were finally able to get into our room, I opened the curtains and the lake view was tarnished by the sight of spider webs that covered the outside window. The next day while standing in the 45 min line for breakfast, we observed what we thought to be laundry room window blinds covered in dead bugs! You didn't have to look hard to see this, they were clearly in plain sight. Lastly, as I got home and unpacked I noticed I forgot a pair of shorts and could distinctly remember hanging them on the hook on the back of the bathroom door. When I called the hotel to see how I can get them back, mysteriously, nobody had ever seen them...... Really????

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Paola, Kansas
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

After having such bad luck at the Days Inn Mackinaw City - Lakeview, we got new reservations at the Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw. Very nice front desk staff, very efficient and professional. We had our new rooms quickly and were able to continue enjoying Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very good, but very crowded due to the fact that two separate hotels were connected and shared the same breakfast room. Still, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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142 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights on a bus trip to Mackinaw city/ Mackinac Island, Michigan. The hotel was connected to a Comfort Inn and Suites which was a new addition. The Hotel is older. The room was clean but not real spacious. We did like the continental breakfast but you did have to hike a good distance to the breakfast area. Fine if you do not have mobility issues. The breakfast did offer hot and cold items and selection was adequate. There was an indoor pool and hottub. The pool was a bit cold and the hot tub was a bit too hot. I mean you couldnt stay in either too long. There was a waterpark that was small that kids seemed to enjoy. The hotel had a fitness center and game room near the breakfast area. The hotel was convenient to the Mackinaw City shopping area and port where you could board a ferry for Machinac Island.
It is average could be worse and could be better. Would have been interested in seeing what the other hotels looked like in the area. Most are on the same road as this.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

This hotel needs serious updating. The rooms are tiny, bed uncomfortable, bedspread and bedskirt very worn. Smells bad, housekeeping bins and carts everywhere blocking elevators, our room etc. the bed had hair in it as did the toilet and shower. Lights burned out in our room and the stairwell. Pool area lights were off most of the day, very dark in there. The pool area was dirty. Breakfast area was very crowded and only one lady working the breakfast. Ice machine did not work on our floor. Very noisy...doors slamming all night. Moved to Hamilton hotel the next night....so much nicer!

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw
Address: 726 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9618
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bayside Hotel of Mackinaw 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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