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Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn

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505 S Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 06/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 41 hotels in Mackinaw City

See why so many travelers make Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn their hotel of choice when visiting Mackinaw City. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Rooms at Mackinaw City Best Western provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Best Western Mackinaw City guests have access to a 24 hour front desk and express check-in and check-out. You can also enjoy a pool and free breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Mackinaw City Best Western.

Close to McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site (2.4 mi), a popular Mackinaw City landmark, Mackinaw City Best Western is a great destination for tourists.

While in Mackinaw City be sure to experience local crab favorites at The Lighthouse Restaurant, Audie's Restaurant, or The Chippewa Room.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Mackinac Bridge (0.7 mi), Colonial Michilimackinac (0.9 mi), or Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse (0.8 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn as you experience all of the things Mackinaw City has to offer.

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505 S Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Traverse City Airport134 kmSee all flights
Emmet County Airport23 kmSee all flights
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sheroni2117 wrote a review Yesterday
Medora, North Dakota1 contribution
Mattresses are old, the whole hotel needs a major overhaul. Room was clean. The office workers have a major attitude like you are a pain in the butt. Would not stay here ever again or recommend. I am not sure if they were speaking Jamaican Patois, but I did t understand it but while I sat and had coffee it was clear they were talking after a customer left and was laughing. The parking was very odd, trying to squeeze as many cars as possible, so a lot of people watching and moving cars since one elevator the staff uses also for 3 floors. We had a room on the water side was nice, again old so leery of the patio. If you stay here, get room facing water. Coffee maker looked very old, would never use, ever. Sorry for the negativity but being honest
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Jodi Klooster, Guest Services / Front Office at Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn
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Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience
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Krc76 wrote a review May 2021
Le Claire, Iowa10 contributions2 helpful votes
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This hotel was slightly dated but very clean. Location is good for both ferries and the downtown area of Mackinaw City. Because of Covid there was only the grab and go breakfast but it was a nice alternative. We went before Memorial Day so we couldn’t beat the price.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jodi Klooster, Owner at Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn
Responded 1 Jun 2021
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.
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Memestorta wrote a review 14 Sep
Columbus, Georgia48 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a Waterview room and we could walk right out onto the sandy shore. There were lounge chairs so you could relax and enjoy the beautiful lake. The breakfast selection was limited but adequate. The location to the ferry & to town was a big plus.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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shawn07 wrote a review 14 Sep
Tacoma, Washington38 contributions27 helpful votes
This is not a BW Plus, We paid too much and I am embarrassed that I didn't look around at other properties. It is a nice location and you are on the water with a small balcony. As mentioned in other reviews the room needs updating. If you like 1980 you are in luck. While a hot breakfast is advertised the continental breakfast is a joke. Probably one of the worst breakfast offerings I have experienced even with COVID. No staff wear masks so I assume COVID is no longer an issue at the hotel. Walls are thin making it difficult to sleep. I am disappointed at Best Western for allowing this property to be a Plus. It discredits those that actually are in that category. I would not recommend staying at this hotel. You can do better and cheaper. Keep looking.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jodi Klooster, Guest Services / Front Office at Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn
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Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.
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C S wrote a review 4 Sep
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The gals at the front desk where nice and helpful. I was able to get a very nice room on the floor I preferred. Breakfast was fine. They didn't have some of the hot options but did have breakfast sandwiches that could be warmed up as well as all the packaged options (cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, etc.) and muffins. Every place was nice and clean. Only con was the bathroom could use a little remodel. Parking was fine until the evening. We left to the darkpark and we got very lucky as there was only one spot left when we returned. (There are some roofing materials taking up a handful of spots so that didn't help). Perfect location for walking to city shops and restaurants and the ferry docks :)
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn?
Nearby attractions include Del Sol - Color-Change - Mackinaw Crossings (0.4 km), Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers association (0.2 km), and Animal Tracks (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Murdick's Fudge, Sweet Spot, and The Lighthouse Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Mackinaw City.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colonial Michilimackinac (1.3 km), McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site (3.8 km), and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park (5.9 km).