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Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

Traveller (360)
Room & Suite (75)
Pool & Beach (26)


Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Located 1.5 miles from downtown Mackinaw City and the ferry docks, you can easily access Mackinac Island or explore northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Our Property features 300 feet of sand beach with gas grills, picnic tables, lounge chairs with beach umbrellas, and six well-stocked fire pits for evening camp fires. We offer kayaks and paddle boards for use exclusively by our adult guests. Our indoor heated pool and hot tub are available from 8am-10pm. (8am-11pm Friday and Saturday, Memorial weekend through Labor Day.) All rooms have comfortable beds, a mini-fridge, microwave and coffee-maker. lakefront rooms have private balconies and Mackinaw Bridge views. A complimentary continental breakfast is available from 7-10am. Choose from make-your-own waffles, old-fashioned oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, granola, bagels and cream cheese, muffins, breads, and cereal. We also offer gluten-free options and almond milk. Come see why so many of our guests return year after year.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Breakfast included
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Harbour View
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Traveller rating
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Popular mentions
This non chain hotel is a gem. The room was comfortable and had both a microwave and mini fridge. The view from our balcony of the bridge and Mackinac Island were fantastic! Other neat features of this hotel include the nice beachfront and the fire pits. They set up the fire
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We had stayed here the past few years and this was becoming our favorite Mackinaw City hotel. That changed in a hurry with this visit. Now, the rooms are small, the bathroom is the tiniest we’ve ever seen, it’s a ways from downtown compared to other hotels. Also, you are not
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We stayed here one night and found the best rate here and also chose this location due to the reviews. The front desk staff was very helpful and sold us discounted ferry tickets. Our room was clean but could have done with a little upkeep (some paint streaks, rusting in spots,
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This hotel is outrageously expensive and not worth it the rooms are almost triple the price of what they were when the old owners were there. I rather sleep in a tent. The employees always put the guest first but that doesn’t apply to the boss. She puts herself and her money
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Response from Clearwater_Lakeshore, Owner at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
Responded 16 Oct. 2018
I'm sorry my disgruntled former employee feels this way, but there are many reasons he's not coming back next year.
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Great breakfast, super friendly and helpful staff, comfortable beds, beautiful view, warm pool water, sizeable rooms, LOVE the beach campfires and the s’mores provided, discount ferry tickets and shuttle.
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King Lakefront Room
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Private Lakefront Balcony
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2 Queen Lakefront
Sunset view
Fire pit with view of the bridge
Hi there. Please contact us directly regarding your reservation. You can call our front desk at 231-268-0441.
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I’m sorry, Eileen, I just saw this today! I hope you had a nice visit while you were in the area, and hope to see you the next time! Kim Phillips
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Would a small dog be allowed ?
We do not allow pets or therapy animals on our property. Thank you for your inquiry.
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Is there a coffee pot in the rooms?
Yes, there are indeed coffee makers in each room. Raquel Front Desk Agent Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
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Do any of your guests fish off the beach shore? Do you know how the fishing is there? Thanks!
I've seen a few trying but I've never seen anyone catching anything. I've been told the fishing is good on the Cheboygan River near the dam. That's about 20 minutes south of us. Kim Phillips Owner Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
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"Nice views, quiet location"
"Stay away from the second floor if the stairs is a problem."
"Reserve a lake front room with balcony, great view of the boat traffic from Mackinac Island and, of course, of the Mackinac Bridge."
"Don't stay here if you have allergies"
"second floor has the best views"
USD 77 - USD 280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
clearwater lakeshore hotel mackinaw city
United StatesMichiganMackinaw City
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