"John and his staff were exceptional. The suite was great. One bed was queen and the other was king. Nice breakfast and very helpfull with resturant ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 03 Oct 2015

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Hotel Description

Beachfront hotel with free water park access, connected to the convention center in Mackinaw City

On the beach

Your stay at this Mackinaw City hotel places you within a 10-minute walk of Lake Huron and Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal. Animal Tracks Adventure Golf and Mackinaw Manor Haunted Mansion are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2018

This traditional hotel's private beach and free water park are among the highlights. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 2 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the indoor pool and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 71 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Balconies or patios, hydromassage showerheads, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Economy Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
C$104* Per night/room 17 Sep. - 18 Sep.

Deluxe Suite, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Executive Suite, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Elite Suite, Accessible, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Mackinaw Beach & Bay Inn & Suites ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mackinaw Beach & Bay Inn & Suites

Everyone (7) Family (5)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
Rooms were clean. Staff was nice. Breakfast was good. Beach Area was okay. Walls are very thin, you can hear everything and everyone. Overall the stay was good. We have stayed At many hotels in the area and this was the cleanest and very well maintained. I would recommend and I would stay again.

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2019

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3 out of 5
The property was clean the room was clean with one soap bar and no shampoo,I had to go down stairs to get some shampoo and soap was no one around to bring them to the room,the breakfast was ok

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
Got a good price on a two room suite with balcony overlooking Lake Huron and the islands. It had a good size refrigerator so we could unload our cooler. Microwave too

Posted by on 20 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
didn't like the duck poop in the sand by the beach I didn't like the fresh clean sheets on the bed room was clean and I love the sound of the waves very relaxing

Posted by on 15 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very convenient. Seems like an older hotel but our room was kept up well and very clean. Also our room had a great view of the lake.

Posted by on 13 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
Staff was nice. Breakfast was good. Room was Not very clean and was a little worn.

Posted by , from Chesterfield on 8 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
They have Balconies but you are not allowed to smoke on them. Never been at a hotel when you could not smoke outside. But you could sit out in front of the hotel and smoke they have a bench out there. Sharon was my first encounter there and i was not sure about her cuz she really didn't smile. After a few hours and us pestering her .. She was VERY NICE. and Helpful. I guess sometimes before we judge.. you need to feel that person out and see what they are really made of. Very Clean Rooms, Very Nice Lobby, Love the sleeping arrangement with the two rooms with the two beds in separate rooms with your own TV and the bathroom in the middle. I will for sure go back again the next time i am in the area. About a 3 min drive to Casino they have up there and about a 4 min ride into town. I have stayed a few places up there in the past.. But i love this one the BEST.

Posted by on 28 Jun. 2019

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2 out of 5

Staff is horrible

Staff acted like they didn’t want to be there. Pool area Closes way too early on weekend. Beach area is not kept up.

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2018

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1 out of 5

Rude staff

Pros: It was clean
Cons: Better staff, lights in the parking lot (they were all burned out), TV's that work.
Location: Walkable to downtown Mackinaw City, but it's a bit of a hike.
I booked this hotel because it was all suites and there were four of us. The room was clean. That is about the best thing I can say about the hotel. We arrived about 11:15am and went in to ask if we could check in early. The woman at the front desk was rude and nasty. Her husband was on the phone, I assume with housekeeping, and yelled at them to get their butts in gear because we were trying to check in early. When we checked out, my sister had to go into the back, behind the front desk, to get the woman to come out and check us out. Unbelievable. Also, neither t.v. in the room worked, there was only one dirty plastic chair on the balcony and the so called beach was dirty and had trash on it.

Posted by on 6 Sep. 2016

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About the Mackinaw Beach & Bay Inn & Suites

Location 929 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Property Features

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the sand beach. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Mackinaw Beach & Bay Inn & Suites like a complimentary water park, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Mackinaw Beach & Bay Inn & Suites was completed in March 2018. This Mackinaw City hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 71 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 5000 sq ft of conference space
  • 465 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2010
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Free water park access
  • Indoor pool1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) (25.2 km / 15.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free ferry terminal shuttle and casino shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Mackinaw Beach & Bay Inn & Suites offers 71 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with hydromassage showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 5 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 5

Hotel Names

  • Mackinaw Beach & Bay Inn
  • Mackinaw Beach And Bay - Inn And Suites
  • Mackinaw Beach And Bay Hotel Mackinaw City
  • Mackinaw Beach Bay Inn
  • Mackinaw Beach Bay
  • Mackinaw Beach Bay Inn Suites

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Up to 5 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.