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    Thunderbird Inn

    146 Old US 31, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9652
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    11 - 15 of 215 reviews

    Reviewed 5 September 2017

    Hotel was clean and the breakfast was very good with good variety. Rooms were dated and closet space was very small. This is a budget hotel not on the water, but close enough for a 5-8 minute walk. As stated before hotel lobby and rooms...More

    Thank tgem2016
    Response from TBirdMackinaw, General Manager at Thunderbird InnResponded 12 September 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. I am pleased your overall stay was enjoyable. I do apologize for the issues with the maid service. Unfortunately, they sometimes get sidetracked cleaning all the rooms that they miss something.

    Reviewed 28 August 2017

    Was very nice , had friendly staff nice rooms was pretty clean an elevator would've been nice and lots of stuff in the area to do definitely the island and Sheplers ferry got good fudge on the island.More

    Thank Jackson S
    Response from TBirdMackinaw, General Manager at Thunderbird InnResponded 12 September 2017

    I am pleased to hear that your stay with us was enjoyable. It would wonderful to have an elevator, however that just isn't an improvement that will be made in the future. We hope to see you back in the future and if you are...More

    Reviewed 18 August 2017

    I really wanted to like the Thunderbird. I am a big fan of “mom and Pop” motels as long as they are well maintained. Unfortunately, it fell short in several areas. The mattresses need to be replaced… they sag and are way too springy. I...More

    Thank Z463RQchris
    Response from TBirdMackinaw, General Manager at Thunderbird InnResponded 12 September 2017

    I'm sorry your stay with us was unsatisfactory. Our mattresses are relatively new, about 5-7 years and are only used half of the year as we are seasonally open. We do offer pillow-top mattresses which are much softer. We will advise maintenance staff of the...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2017

    I had a problem in the room that was fixed right away. I asked for extra towels and they were in my room in five minutes. Alex was very helpful, The breakfast is a little better than some other places. They have an indoor pool...More

    1  Thank Colleen D
    Response from TBirdMackinaw, General Manager at Thunderbird InnResponded 16 August 2017

    Thank you so much for leaving us a review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will pass on the praise to Alex. I look forward to welcoming you back during any future visits to the area.

    Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

    On the plus side, the office staff was friendly and helpful. Cons: towels felt like sandpaper. No mattress cover on the bed. Brkfst subpar, mold on bathroom wall, musty smell, wifi spotty, thin walls (could hear tv next door). Paid too much for the aforementioned!More

    Thank Skcollins6
    Response from TBirdMackinaw, General Manager at Thunderbird InnResponded 8 August 2017

    Ms. Collins, I see you had some issues during your stay and want to apologize for that. We did notice the mold in the bathroom and have since put it out of order to properly remove and fix the problem. I wish you would have...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Indoor pool
    • Heated pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 66 - US$ 104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #2 Best Value Hotel in Mackinaw City
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 48
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Michigan >
    • Cheboygan County >
    • Mackinaw City
    • Also Known As
    • Best Western Mackinaw City ,
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    • Best Western Thunderbird Hotel
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    Mary P
    5 May 2017|
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    Response from TBirdMackinaw | Property representative |
    Yes, there is a one time, non-refundable pet fee of $25. Also, please call us directly at 231-436-5433 to book a pet friendly room.
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    11 September 2016|
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    Response from Vmika | Reviewed this property |
    I don't know you would have to call the hotel
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    Jazlynn H
    4 September 2016|
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    Response from Tracy G | Reviewed this property |
    5 minute drive to the ferry terminals in Mackinaw city. you could easily walk it.
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    "Back rooms off parking lot. We had a few bikers and they were sometimes loud."
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    "There are only a few pet friendly rooms but ours was near the back and quiet."
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