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4.4 out of 5

"The hotel staff was outstanding. We stayed on the 4th and 5th of July. They have fire pits set up out on the beach and they brought everyone bags with ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 09 Jul 2017

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront motel near Lake Huron

On the beach

At this Mackinaw City motel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Lake Huron and 3 miles (5 km) of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. Headlands International Dark Sky Park is within 6 miles (10 km) and Wilderness State Park is within 9 miles (15 km).

Private beach, indoor pool

A private beach and an indoor pool are featured at this smoke-free motel. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking. Free WiFi in public areas, a picnic area, and barbecue grills are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 40 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and phones.

2 Queen Sofa Bed Lakefront, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Queen Non-Lakefront

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

2 Queen Non-Lakefront

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Suite with Kitchen and Sofa Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King/Single Lakefront, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

King Lakefront, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Clearwater Lakeshore Motel ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (3)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 15, 2019 by Front Desk

Thank you for being our guest. We hope to see you again.

5 out of 5
We had a very nice stay. We would stay there again.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 9, 2019 by Front Desk

We hope you will stay with us again! Thank you for being our guest.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 14, 2019 by Front Desk

Thank you for being our guest.

5 out of 5
The staff is very friendly and helpful, it was very clean everywhere on the property, the breakfast had suprising variety and GF options, the view was breathtaking. We had one issue and the owner called me personally to apologize. It was the only motel in the area with no vacancy on our arrival and I can see why. We will 100% stay here again!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 1, 2019 by Front Desk

Thank you for being our guest and for your very kind feedback! We're hopeful we will see you again.

3 out of 5
We didn’t get a lake view and our room was very, very small. Looks like they stuck the frig and microwave in a corner with no light. Impossible to use in the evening. Over priced for what we got.

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 27, 2019 by Front Desk

We're sorry to know that we did not live up to your standards.

4 out of 5
The place was clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly. It was full when we were there. Walls seem thin. Heard all the conversations in the hallway and the kids in the place seemed like they were having a hopscotch tournament in the rooms. Everything calmed down around midnight. Beautiful view.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 25, 2019 by Front Desk

Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again should you return to Mackinaw City.

5 out of 5

Quaint hotel on the beach

The hotel staff was outstanding. We stayed on the 4th and 5th of July. They have fire pits set up out on the beach and they brought everyone bags with s'more kits in them. The guys there made sure everyone had plenty of firewood and that we were all having a good time. The room we had was a little small but it was clean and the bed was comfortable.

Posted by , from MO on Jul 9, 2017

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5 out of 5

Well-maintained motel on the beach w/ bridge view

Pros: Friendly staff, clean and comfortable room, almost all rooms lakeside with a great view of Mackinac Bridge. Grounds well-maintained.
Cons: Can't really improve these things, but location is a bit far from downtown if you want to walk it, and there isn't a direct view of the sunrise.
Location: Convenient to all Mackinaw City has to offer. Ferry ride to Mackinac Island. About 1.5 hours to Tahquamenon Falls in the UP.
We stayed four nights at this lovely motel on the beach of Lake Huron with a great view of the Mackinaw Bridge. It's the first hotel coming into Mackinaw City from the south, actually outside the city limits so there aren't sidewalks. There are five separate 2-story buildings with guest rooms; four of the buildings have all lakefront rooms with balconies. Our room was very clean and comfortable and the view of the bridge and island from the balcony was fantastic (however, a line of trees prevents a direct view of the sunrise). A simple continental breakfast was provided each day (cereals, muffins, bagels, breads, fresh fruit, yogurt, oatmeal and make-your-own waffles). The indoor pool and whirlpool looked nice but we didn't use it. Six fire pits on the beach are readied by staff, and gas grills also are beach-side. The front desk staff were very friendly (not staffed overnight). Because we stayed multiple nights we were given free tickets for the Star Ferry to Mackinaw Island. I consider it too far to walk downtown, but it was a nice bike ride to downtown on the nearby bike trail. Definitely would stay again.

Posted by , from Grand Rapids, MI on Aug 30, 2016

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About the Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

Location 11380 U.S. 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel like an indoor pool and a spa tub. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Mackinaw City motel is smoke free.

  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1990
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) (26 km / 16.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Clearwater Lakeshore Motel offers 40 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. This Mackinaw City motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
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