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Rainbow Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reese, Michigan
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Mackinaw for a girls trip. It was me, My daughter and granddaughter. We had a great room. Staff was awesome and it was very close to town and Starbucks was just down the street!!!! We only had one major complaint!!! When we called it would have been nice if it had been mentioned that they had a...

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Mackinac Island, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The price is extremely fair for being a tourist area. The room was really nothing more than a bed and a bathroom but that was all I needed as I was stuck in the city for the night after the ferry to the island stopped running. It wasn't immaculate but it was clean enough to rest for the night in....

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Book a room with the hotel directly since their website is slightly outdated. Staff was super friendly the entire time we stayed there! We stayed 5 nights and the price was amazing! Our man reason for our stay was a trip to Mackinaw Island. It was our first trip and the staff was awesome in helping us with information on...

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Friends had raved about the Rainbow for years, and we're glad we took their recommendation! Built in the '50s, the Rainbow retains it's midcentury charm while also being one of the cleanest hotels in my travels. Sea foam green bathroom tiles, deer statues and a gazebo add to the charm, while a nice big indoor pool and cozy outdoor hot...

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Bay City, Michigan
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I again stayed at this small, mom and pop motel, that has a great location in MC. The grounds are always beautiful, the service is excellent, rooms are spotless, and the price most times of the year, very good. At room parking, love the convenience of that ammenity. Nice seating located outside each room, and around the property. Great pool....

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1Thank tymetraveler222
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were reluctant to book here when we saw the price (thinking about other low priced places) but were very pleasantly surprised with the room. Very clean and roomy. The general Mackinaw City area is not very big so you can walk pretty much anywhere from here.

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a very quiet and clean motel. It does have a pool and spa, but it is not connected and it was a cold and wet night. We didn't want to walk in the rain to get more wet. The bed was more comfortable than some of the higher priced hotels. The staff is very helpful and pleasant. The...

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Bonita Springs
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Booked this hotel based on past reviews and we didn't want to spend too much on a room given we were coming in late and leaving early. The place was pleasant enough, rooms clean, albeit a bit dated and tired, but grounds were well kept with neatly trimmed grass and flower accents. Only one major complaint (other than cable TV...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stayed here while doing a motorcycle trip circling Lake Michigan. It was easy to find as it is on a main street which has an exit off of I 75 just after coming off the Mackinac Bridge going south. The property is very pleasant with lots of flowers, potted plants and trees. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room...

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice retro style motel. Older but very clean and well maintained. Great price and great location. Walking distance to shops,restaurants and boat launch. Staff was friendly. We will definitely be back!

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about Rainbow Motel

Address: 602 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Price Range: $71 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rainbow Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Mackinaw City
#3 Family Hotel in Mackinaw City
#6 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
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“We had room 119. It was big and we were very happy with it. Our 3 year old had plenty of room to play and run around.”
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MinasMom, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Beautiful Family owned Motel.”
forsheconcrete, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“room 101 was larger but the shower is for Christmas elves.”
parklap3, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Although we would stay here again, we'd only do so for one night, as the beds were hard and fairly uncomfortable.”
P8379UGelizabethg, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We were in a room that bordering the main street, but there was little noise. Room 101 located directly across the hall from the pool.”
ChristopherV625, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
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