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602 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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#2 of 41 hotels in Mackinaw City
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Rainbow Motel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Mackinaw City, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

While staying at Rainbow Motel, visitors can check out McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site (2.3 mi), which is a popular Mackinaw City attraction.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the motel.

The property also features a pool to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

If you’re looking for a diner, consider a visit to Oldies Bbq, Cunningham's Family Restaurant, or Bridgeview Diner, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Rainbow Motel.

If you are interested in exploring Mackinaw City, check out one of the parks, such as Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Colonial Michilimackinac, and WaWatam Park.

Enjoy your stay in Mackinaw City!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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RToogood1 wrote a review 1 Aug
Grand Rapids, Michigan12 contributions3 helpful votes
If you are looking for a hotel that won’t break the bank this is it. It is an ideal location walking distance to everything. It is a bit retro in decor but super clean. Nice to pull up right in front of room too. Grounds were very nicely kept up. I would for sure go back again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
NotFondOfRed wrote a review Jul 2021
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Really tired of big hotels. Kids and adults running down the halls talking loudly, doors slamming. Dragging luggage down halls, up elevators. At a motel you park in front of your own door. The rainbow motel was quiet, affordable and individually owned. Yes a little outdated and smaller, but clean. Will stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
norcrt01 wrote a review Jul 2021
Warren, Michigan45 contributions15 helpful votes
We were so lucky to find Rainbow. It was just what we were looking for. Clean single floor establishment. Wonderful clean inside pool, and 2 jacuzzi. Comfortable bed. Nice size refrigerator and microwave in room. Parking space assigned near room. Location walkable to shopping and piers. Landscaping beautiful. Even had a gas grill that you can make arrangements to use. We couldn’t have been happier. We wish we had made arrangements to stay longer. Will without a doubt stay here again if in area. Everyone we encountered was supper friendly as well.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jeff wrote a review Jul 2021
Rockford, Michigan1 contribution
We have stayed here many times and this is the only place we will stay while in the area. Prices are the best in the area. Rooms are always clean and the owners and staff are all wonderful people. They have a wonderful courtyard and it’s close to all activities.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Sandy D wrote a review Jul 2021
Michigan97 contributions22 helpful votes
Another wonderful stay! Everything is clean. The owners are always pleasant and accommodating. Always fresh coffee in the lobby. Nice pool and hot tub. It is close to everything. I love it here and stay here every year when we come visit.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
US$54 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMichiganCheboygan CountyMackinaw City
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Rainbow Motel?
Nearby attractions include Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers association (0.2 km), Animal Tracks (0.4 km), and Spy Quest Laser Maze (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainbow Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Rainbow Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Rainbow Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainbow Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Murdick's Fudge, Sweet Spot, and Rusted Spoke Brewing Co..
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rainbow Motel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Rainbow Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Mackinaw City.
Are there any historical sites close to Rainbow Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colonial Michilimackinac (1.4 km), Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park (5.9 km), and McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site (3.7 km).
Is Rainbow Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.