What a nice experience this was. Great pool, quiet room, good breakfast. We arrived on motorcycles and it was nice to park in front of our room, close to the pool and breakfast. I would highly recommend this motel with its clean nice rooms and its quiet location! Good price too!
It was our first time at the Thunderbird. We were very happy there and a good place for the price. We had upgraded to a suite on the second floor and were pleased with our room. It did have a funny smell when entering the room, but we got used to it after a few minutes. possibly it was from cleaning the carpet. Bed was comfortable, but I should have brought my own pillow, theirs was too firm for me. We also we told ahead of time that there would be no maid service, which was fine with us. We were also contacted via email before we checked in and after our first night which is a nice touch. Breakfast was good, plenty of items to choose from, along with waffles. A shuttle from Sheplers picked us up and brought us back, so no driving. Very convenient. We would go back again.
Walking distance to the lakefront stores in Mackinaw City. Hotel was fine. Good customer service. Safe breakfast with COVID precautions still going on (masks, grab and go but still had waffle maker, oatmeal, etc). No issues with parking. Lots of TV channels. We didn’t stay in the room much but it was spacious and good enough for anything we needed!
We had two reservations, once at the beginning of our vacation and then again on our way back. First night we got in late and literally took our showers and went to bed, left early the next morning. Everything is extremely outdated and gross especially the old grimy air conditioner unit hanging on the wall next to the slightly newer one. On our second night we got the room a few doors down. Everything seemed dirty. The tub was very scary for my mom because it was extremely slippery, on top of that by the time her shower was over she was standing in ankle deep water. I waited over a half hour and still the tub had not drained. Needless to say the water after my shower was a little higher than ankle deep!! So sad that an affordable place can’t be nicer for those of us on a budget.
We stayed for the motorcycle rally. Staff were great. They left towels to wipe down our bikes. Room was very clean. It's an older hotel but bed was comfy and shower was hot. I would stay here again. If you have alot of hair to dry I would recommend bringing your own hairdryer. I got a laugh out of the one in the room.