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Clearwater Lakeshore Motel

11380 US Hwy 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9796
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#1 of 41 hotels in Mackinaw City
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
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Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Laura I wrote a review Yesterday
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We stayed at the Clearwater Lakeshore Motel from June 10 through June 12, 2021. When making the reservations, the front desk was very friendly, and helpful with our special requests. We were traveling with a 93-year old, and requested ground-floor rooms in the building with the ramp; this was fulfilled. During our stay the staff was just as nice in person as they were on the phone. The rooms were very clean and attractive, with refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The balcony looked out onto a grassy area, beyond which was a beach on the lakeshore for the use of the guests, with a clear view of Mackinac Bridge a couple miles away. All of the outdoor area was clean, and there were plenty of chairs and lounges for relaxing on the beach. All of the buildings had beautiful hanging baskets, along the porches where you entered into the rooms. It was just an all-around pretty and well-kept motel. We especially liked the location of this motel, as it was far enough from downtown to be quiet and peaceful, but easily within walking distance to downtown (for my husband and I, age 65). At night the staff lit and maintained fires along the beach for the enjoyment of the guests, and provided paper bags of graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate for the making of S’mores. Every evening after dark you could see the bridge all lighted up, and on Friday night we had a great view of the fireworks. When we come back to Mackinaw City, this will definitely be our place to stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Leeandnancy wrote a review Yesterday
Greenfield, Indiana4 contributions6 helpful votes
My wife and I recently stayed at the Clearwater Lakeshore Motel in Mackinaw City, Michigan. Check in was simple and efficient. Hotel staff gave us recommendations on where to dine and places to visit. The staff gave us advice on how to catch the ferry to the island. One of the highlights of our visit was meeting Ralston, the “jack of all trades” employee. Our room was clean and well stocked with amenities. I suggest getting a room with a balcony so beach access is easy and the view of the bridge is outstanding. As COVID-19 restrictions are being eased, it was nice to once again have a hot breakfast provided. The nightly fire pits are a unique treat. All in all a great experience that is only a mile from Mackinaw City. We will definitely stay there again during our next visit to Mackinaw City.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Cliff P. wrote a review 17 Jun
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Clearwater Lakeshore surprisingly exceeded my expectations! Our room was very clean & comfortable. The staff was great! We enjoyed the beach bonfires & s’mores. It’s right off the water and has beautiful views of the bridge. A great place to stay!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jodilyn S wrote a review 14 Jun
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Our room was very clean. The breakfast provided in the morning was good and the dining area was clean, there was indoor and outdoor siting. We got in late Friday night and they were easy to work with and left our keys out for us. Very pleased with our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Liz R wrote a review 14 Jun
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Clearwater Lakeshore Hotel was the absolute best choice for hotels. It was clean and cozy. Ralston is the hardest working person ever! He went out of his way to make our stay special. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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United StatesMichiganCheboygan CountyMackinaw City
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Nearby attractions include Jack Pine Lumberjack Show (1.5 km), Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. (1.6 km), and Colonial Michilimackinac (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Chippewa Room, Mackinaw Bakery & Coffeehouse, and Audie's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Clearwater Lakeshore Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colonial Michilimackinac (2.7 km), Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park (4.7 km), and McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site (4.8 km).
Does Clearwater Lakeshore Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Clearwater Lakeshore Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.