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Clarion Hotel Beachfront
Ranked #21 of 40 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel four or five years ago, and it was pretty decent. Not a 5-star resort, but nice enough that we thought it would be a good place to stay this time around... Nope. There was paint chipping off the patio railing. There was mold in the corners of the shower and all over the seat in the shower - we were in an accessible room even though we didn't request or need it. The jacuzzi tub had stains and chips. I don't know what was on the walls in several spots, but it was brown and old. We will never make this mistake again. In fact, I will probably stay away from anything listed in the chamber of tourism, which appears to be owned by one person who is happy to make money on his properties, but not reinvest any of it. Stick with the Independents and the chamber of commerce; everywhere in town that we went that is still owned by Mackinaw natives was clean, well-kept, and friendly.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Have stayed here three times in last 5-6 years. We will not be back. From black mold in the bathroom, to dust everywhere on check-in, to unknown fluids smeared on walls near TV and hot tub and a filthy porch that kept us from enjoying outside..we were so disappointed.
There has been no upkeep or maintenance on this Clarion property in years. What once was a true gem is now...filthy.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I wish we would of read more reviews before staying here. We have stayed at the one in Tennessee and it was awesome; this one is not. We checked in and had to come back three times to be able to check in due to our room not being ready.
The front desk is RUDE and she needs an attitude adjustment. She didn't even look at me one time.

Then, we had requested a room with a view and we got one of the only rooms without a balcony or a view! It's the parking lot; very disappointed.
The rooms are outdated and the floor is nasty. We had mold in our sink and a nasty stain on carpet.

Usually we enjoy our hotel but not this one.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Thank ashes33
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Room was clean and beds were comfortable. The room was very dated and small. We were a few doors down from the office and it was very noisy. Maybe there are better rooms somewhere as it is a large hotel. Air conditioner roared if you put it on. Breakfast was minimal and very standard. Would never stay here again.

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Love are stay , The place was clean, had nice furniture, new carpet, it had a balcony, which was really nice , we saw a beautiful sunrise, very friendly staff, nice breakfast, would definitely stay there again

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel Beachfront

Address: 905 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9500
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Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Mackinaw City
Price Range: $107 - $834 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel Beachfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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