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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
Ranked #3 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Frankenmuth, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Would stay here again.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We stayed at this hotel and we were very happy with our choice. I had looked at several reviews for different hotels and also for this one in Mackinaw city. I wasn't sure which one to choose as I saw good and bad reviews for all of them. I am glad we chose this hotel though. It was clean and had reasonable rates. I would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: We had a king size bed with a jacuzzi, court side.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cindy P
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Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Strongsville, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Stayed here in the off-season of October and two of the three nights were packed but you’d never know it due to how quiet it was. When we were in our room it was like we were the only guests - we were on the 4th floor. The rooms and the the hotel in general was well kept and clean. The view of the lake from the balcony was beautiful although the balconies on the 4th floor are smaller than the other floors. The breakfast area had plenty of room and good choices. We had to walk outside to get to the pool (inside) and it was pretty brisk (since it was Oct) but not a problem, and in the summer there certainly wouldn’t be an issue. Pool area extremely clean. The heater was great in the room except for some clicking noises and loud noises when it cycled during the night - however, I don’t know too many hotels I’ve stayed at where the air conditioner/heater didn’t have this kind of issue.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sharon H
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Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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Sarnia, Canada
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88 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

I have stayed here a few times and it is always good in comparision to the others. Lets face it, there are no "high end" hotels on the strip, however this place is clean, friendly, and a great location. I always stay by the water and the suites are nice. The only thing I wish was better, are the balconies......they are far too small. Other then that, a good stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chris s
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Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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wyoming, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Very clean, very roomy and clean rooms, great pool and hottub. Very friendly staff. Amazing hotel for the price! Perfect location, easy to get to, right on the beach. Very good breakfast, has a nice eating room and a nice weight room. It has a very nice common room with a fireplace

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Lori S
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Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Arrived late in the evening with little info on how to get to Mackinac Island. The hotel staff was welcoming and informative. Upgraded us to a lake side room with direct access to the beach. Breakfast buffet was excellent. They offered ferry boat information for transport over to the island. Suggested we leave our vehicle in their lot while we visited Mackinac Island. Would recommend future travelers stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for ground level room, they have direct access to lakeside beach.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KY_Papaw
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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Alexandria, Minnesota
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Very good, I would stay there again. Although I would check the bed earlier, as I found hairs in the bed, including pubic hairs. The pool area was very nice and the view would have been amazing had it not been for the non-stop rain. The room was beautiful.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
Thank Kathy D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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Chino, California
Level Contributor
168 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

The room was well appointed and the bed comfortable. We were on the first floor and our room had direct access to the beach. We had a great view of the lake and the sunrise. Breakfast is buffet style and had a variety of hot and cold items.
This property did not factor in mobility challenged guests when building the breakfast area. The dining area is located on the 3rd floor above the main lobby, this can be a challenge for Handicap persons since the only elevator they have is located a distance from the dining area. It would have been better to have the dining room on the first floor or closer to the elevator.
They have laundry facilities and a conference room. The staff was friendly and had knowledge of the area. They offer a shuttle bus service to the ferries if you are going to Mackinac Island for a day trip.

Room Tip: Request a lake view room if you like the seeing waterfront and sunrise.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Larry W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Anna L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 231-436-5001.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Anna Lieghio
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn
Address: 505 S Huron St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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