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Clarion Hotel Beachfront
Ranked #15 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

Booked this hotel in an offer and is fairly pleased with the visit. I got a 2 queen bed room for 2 nights at a very cheap rate. I was really worried about the hotel as the price I got was very less so I was not expecting a very good service and amenities. However check-in was fast, and they gave me room within a few minutes even after I came quite earlier than the check in time. The room was spacious, clean and had all amenities. It had a large nice TV, Fridge etc.The location is also good only 2 minutes drive from central avenue and the Shepler's ferry.The hotel had a nice private beach which I liked the most. Overall nice experience, will go again if I get a chance.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Millau, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

First room we were given was not accessible as workmen were doing something with the plumbing. Second room acceptable but in need of a thorough clean. Breakfast was substantial and quite tasty. Close enough to downtown to be able to work comfortablky.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pottsville, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

I booked this stay based on TripAdvisor reviews and found it to be fairly decent. The check-in was easy enough and the desk staff was quite friendly and accommodating. The property was nice and we received a room on the first floor. We were able to find a parking spot just outside our room which was very convenient considering it was raining at the time The room was clean and comfortable but a bit cramped for me. There was a queen bed and a fold-out bed. The fold-out was a bit low so we chose the queen to sleep on. There was adequate space on one side but the side against the wall was quite narrow. The bed was comfortable for the night. The bathroom was large enough but not generous. We went searching for the ice machine and finally found it in a dimly lit alcove outside the fitness/pool building. There were a lot of families rolling in and we thought it would be a noisy night. This was not the case. Things were relatively quiet during the night. The one annoying thing was the door to the room. It was very difficult to close, requiring it to be slammed several times. We were not the only ones who had this problem because we heard doors slamming in other parts of the building. In the morning, we made our way to breakfast on the second floor. There was quite a crowd. There were several hot choices along with cereal and breads. There was fruit available, but it appeared that it was canned fruit cocktail. The toasters were continuously occupied making this the bottleneck with people standing around waiting for there items. The food wasn't the best but was okay for a complimentary breakfast. After getting our food, it was a challenge to find a table. We sat down as another couple got up. The staff was too busy trying to keep up with food to get out and clean off tables. This was the least expensive lodging on our trip. We plan to return to Mackinaw City, but I may look for something else when we do.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

The Clarion was our first stop on the way to the UP. We found the hotel to be clean and comfortable. Our room had a balcony with a small view of the water, but was not listed as a waterview room-a nice surprise. It's within walking distance to the Arnold ferry dock to Mackinac Island. This is a large property and the breakfast room was in a different building than our room. The hotel was almost full the weekend we were there and the breakfast room had a small waiting line one day. The breakfast is simple but included hot waffles and eggs. The manager at the front desk was helpful and pointed us to some interesting local interest spots we might have missed.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Higgins Lake, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Clarion beachfront in Mackinaw City on September 15. The rooms are beautiful and nicely clean. The view is amazing. We spent two hours at the swimming pool and luckily were the only ones there ,very enjoyable After a long day in the car. Rooms were clean only complaint I have is that the free breakfast buffet is absolutely disgusting. Eggs are like little sponges. Sausages are like little grease-balls. They also say that they have fresh fruit available, there was no fresh fruit available simply canned fruit cocktail. That was a little disappointing.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Muskego, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

Great room right on the beach of Lake Huron. Solid accomodations along with a complimentary breakfast buffet that would be worth paying for. We enjoyed sunning on the beach and strolling along the sandy shoreline. Overall great value. We've stayed several places in the area and the Clarion Beachfront is definitely worth coming back to.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Clarkston, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

We book for 4 nights, our room had 2 queen size beds abd a pull out sofa/balcony room. The rooms were very clean and the wait staff was wonderful. The ladys at the breakfast was super nice. While we were there there was 4 bus loads of Irac people from Warren MI who totally destroyed the breakfast area. Talk about slobs. They were knocking at our door at 6:15 am a couple of times. they were throwing carton of food off the balcony. I really felt sorry for all the girls who had to clean up that mess. The manager did gives us a discount rate to stay one more night. I would stay here again and would recommend this hotel. We had a great stay except for the one night when the 4 buses came in

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Clarion Hotel Beachfront
Address: 905 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9500
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel Beachfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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