GREAT LAKES INN

150 Old Us 31 Highway, Mackinaw City, MI 49701 United States (USA)
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2.0 Star Resort Hotel in Emmet County
45.7711-84.7283
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Average
3.0/ 5

Based on 40 guest reviews

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  • Includes an outdoor swimming pool
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 42.6%!
  • 46 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Check out: 11:00am
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • 2 meeting rooms in property

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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Mackinac Island~Colonial Michilimackinac~Fort Mackinac~ The Grand Hotel~Mackinac Island Carriage Tours~ Mackinaw Crossings Shopping Center~ Retired Coast Guard Cutter Mackinac~Jack Pine Lumberjack Show~ Mackinac Bridge Museum~ Mackinac Bridge~Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, Arnold Line Ferry~ Star Line Ferry, Cross In The Woods Catholic Shrine~ Sturgeon River Outfitters~ The Mackinac Club Golf Course~ Hidden River Golf Course~ The Jewel Golf Course~Alexander Henry Park~ Lake Huron Beach Access~ Wilderness State Park and more!

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 226 verified reviews

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62
Poor

Good for sightseeing and close to the city center. Food is not great and neither are rooms. Clean hotel facilities.

“No Towels or Soap” “Stale donuts”

Good Economy Hotel Top 31% in city

Good to know

  • Old rooms

    “Old shower head” “Bedding was old”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old shower head” “Bedding was old”

  • Poor beds

    “Bedding was old” “Scratchy blankets”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Fixtures didn't work” “Heater didn't work”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
41 reviews

Great location. Near to downtown with good options for sightseeing.

“Close to the ferries” “Close to the bridge” “There are many restaurants”

Service

69/100
47 reviews

Service is acceptably professional, but bad reception staff. Friendly service, and excellent management.

“Owners making a dream” “Owner was extremely nice and accomodating” “Staff friendly”

Food

45/100
9 reviews

Food is not good.

“Stale donuts”

Cleanliness

41/100
39 reviews

Unclean rooms and pool area. Clean hotel facilities.

“Dirty sheets” “Dirty carpet” “Room musty”

Room

25/100
81 reviews

Rooms are old, dirty, and small. Poorly-maintained rooms, unpleasant bathrooms, and bad beds.

“No Towels or Soap” “Scratchy blankets” “Falling off wall”

Comfort

24/100
37 reviews

Small rooms with bad beds, lacking comfort but not too loud.

“Bedding was old” “Scratchy blankets” “Dirty sheets”

Pool

22/100
32 reviews

Dirty pool.

“Indoor pool was not available and looked horrible” “Outdoor pool was too cold” “Pools didn't look very clean”

Amenities

20/100
14 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Lobby not open” “Front desk and office was closed” “2 soda machines broken”

Breakfast

17/100
32 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Not much for breakfast” “No breakfast” “Minimal breakfast”

Vibe

12/100
25 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated. Fine for a budget trip.

“Old shower head” “Bedding was old” “Lobby not open”

WiFi

0/100
15 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No internet service” “No wi-fi” “Internet did not work”

Ranked top 91% by families, with a score of 57

Good to know

  • Bad pool

    “Indoor pool was not available and looked horrible” “Outdoor pool was too cold”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old shower head” “Bedding was old”

  • Poor vibe

    “Old shower head” “Bedding was old”

  • Bad breakfast

    “Not much for breakfast” “No breakfast”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
5 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the ferries” “Close to the bridge” “There are many restaurants”

Service

71/100
8 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Owners making a dream” “Owner was extremely nice and accomodating” “Friendly staff”

Value

62/100
7 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Everything including” “Free ice machine” “Great value for the price”

Cleanliness

38/100
11 reviews

Dirty room.

“Dirty sheets” “Dirty carpet” “Room musty”

Room

26/100
17 reviews

Dirty rooms lack maintenances and the beds are not great.

“No Towels or Soap” “Scratchy blankets” “Falling off wall”

Comfort

23/100
10 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Bedding was old” “Scratchy blankets” “Dirty sheets”

Pool

22/100
9 reviews

Bad pool.

“Indoor pool was not available and looked horrible” “Outdoor pool was too cold” “Pools didn't look very clean”

Breakfast

18/100
8 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Not much for breakfast” “No breakfast” “Minimal breakfast”

Vibe

13/100
5 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Old shower head” “Bedding was old” “Lobby not open”

Ranked top 60% by couples, with a score of 69

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Lobby not open” “Front desk and office was closed”

  • Friendly service

    “Owner was extremely nice and accomodating” “Staff was friendly”

  • Bad amenities

    “Lobby not open” “Front desk and office was closed”

  • Great location

    “Close to the ferries” “Close to the bridge”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
9 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the ferries” “Close to the bridge” “There are many restaurants”

Service

67/100
10 reviews

Service is average, but very friendly.

“Owners making a dream” “Owner was extremely nice and accomodating” “Staff was friendly”

Cleanliness

45/100
10 reviews

Dirty room.

“Dirty sheets” “Dirty carpet” “Room musty”

Room

26/100
15 reviews

Dirty rooms with uncomfortable beds and horrible bathrooms.

“No Towels or Soap” “Scratchy blankets” “Falling off wall”

Comfort

24/100
7 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Bedding was old” “Scratchy blankets” “Dirty sheets”

Amenities

18/100
7 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Lobby not open” “Front desk and office was closed” “2 soda machines broken”

Breakfast

15/100
5 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Not much for breakfast” “No breakfast” “Minimal breakfast”

Good to know

  • Old rooms

    “Old shower head” “Bedding was old”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old shower head” “Bedding was old”

  • Poor beds

    “Bedding was old” “Scratchy blankets”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Fixtures didn't work” “Heater didn't work”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
40 reviews

Great location. Near to downtown with good options for sightseeing.

“Close to the ferries” “Close to the bridge” “There are many restaurants”

Service

69/100
46 reviews

Service is acceptably professional, but bad reception staff. Friendly service, and excellent management.

“Staff friendly” “Check-in very late” “Staff member at the front desk were extremely rude”

Food

45/100
9 reviews

Food is not good.

“Stale donuts”

Cleanliness

41/100
39 reviews

Unclean rooms and pool area. Clean hotel facilities.

“Dirty sheets” “Dirty carpet” “Room musty”

Room

25/100
80 reviews

Dirty rooms with uncomfortable beds and horrible bathrooms. Old, run-down rooms.

“No Towels or Soap” “Scratchy blankets” “Falling off wall”

Comfort

22/100
36 reviews

Room is acceptable, but beds are uncomfortable.

“Bedding was old” “Scratchy blankets” “Dirty sheets”

Pool

22/100
32 reviews

Dirty pool.

“Indoor pool was not available and looked horrible” “Outdoor pool was too cold” “Pools didn't look very clean”

Amenities

20/100
14 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Lobby not open” “Front desk and office was closed” “2 soda machines broken”

Breakfast

18/100
31 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Not much for breakfast” “No breakfast” “Minimal breakfast”

Vibe

12/100
25 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Old shower head” “Bedding was old” “Lobby not open”

WiFi

0/100
15 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No internet service” “No wi-fi” “Internet did not work”

Ranked top 97% by families, with a score of 52

Good to know

  • Bad pool

    “Indoor pool was not available and looked horrible” “Outdoor pool was too cold”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old shower head” “Bedding was old”

  • Poor vibe

    “Old shower head” “Bedding was old”

  • Bad breakfast

    “Not much for breakfast” “No breakfast”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
5 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the ferries” “Close to the bridge” “There are many restaurants”

Service

70/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Owners making a dream” “Owner was extremely nice and accomodating” “Friendly staff”

Value

63/100
6 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Everything including” “Free ice machine” “Great price”

Cleanliness

38/100
11 reviews

Dirty room.

“Dirty sheets” “Dirty carpet” “Room musty”

Room

26/100
17 reviews

Dirty rooms lack maintenances and the beds are not great.

“No Towels or Soap” “Scratchy blankets” “Falling off wall”

Comfort

23/100
10 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Bedding was old” “Scratchy blankets” “Dirty sheets”

Pool

22/100
9 reviews

Bad pool.

“Indoor pool was not available and looked horrible” “Outdoor pool was too cold” “Pools didn't look very clean”

Breakfast

18/100
8 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Not much for breakfast” “No breakfast” “Minimal breakfast”

Vibe

13/100
5 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Old shower head” “Bedding was old” “Lobby not open”

Ranked top 71% by couples, with a score of 66

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Lobby not open” “Front desk and office was closed”

  • Friendly service

    “Owner was extremely nice and accomodating” “Staff was friendly”

  • Bad amenities

    “Lobby not open” “Front desk and office was closed”

  • Great location

    “Close to the ferries” “Close to the bridge”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
9 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the ferries” “Close to the bridge” “There are many restaurants”

Service

67/100
10 reviews

Service is average, but very friendly.

“Owners making a dream” “Owner was extremely nice and accomodating” “Check-in very late”

Cleanliness

45/100
10 reviews

Dirty room.

“Dirty sheets” “Dirty carpet” “Room musty”

Room

26/100
15 reviews

Dirty rooms with uncomfortable beds and horrible bathrooms.

“No Towels or Soap” “Scratchy blankets” “Falling off wall”

Comfort

24/100
7 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Bedding was old” “Scratchy blankets” “Dirty sheets”

Amenities

18/100
7 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Lobby not open” “Front desk and office was closed” “2 soda machines broken”

Breakfast

15/100
5 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Not much for breakfast” “No breakfast” “Minimal breakfast”

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3.0 out of 5.Based on 40 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

Located in the heart of Michigan's number one tourist destination, the Great Lakes Inn prides itself on our clean comfortable rooms at an affordable price. Sitting on five acres adjacent to Lake Huron and the ferry docks that take you to Mackinac Island, we offer spa rooms, nonsmoking king and queen rooms in addition to a family suite with bunk beds. This group friendly hotel offers a light continental breakfast, indoor pool with spa and outdoor pool with a wonderful sun deck! Within 10 minutes walking distance to the Mackinaw Crossings, restaurants, town center and more!

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:2:00pm
Check Out:11:00am
Year of Last Renovation:1999
Floors:2
Rooms:46
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:40
Handicap Rooms:2
Suites:1
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:2 View Spaces
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
To receive a full refund, you must cancel 20 days prior to your arrival.
Nightly Parking:0
Typical Group Deposit:25%
Total Taxes: 8.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00%
City Tax: 2.00%
Resort/Hotel Fee:300.00 Per Hour
Cleaning Fee:100.00 Per Day
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee:100.00 Per Day
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 5.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 5.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jogging path
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Travellers cheques accepted

Airport & Shuttle Information

15 Miles from Pellston Regional AirportTaxi, aprox $25

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Great Lakes Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Great Lakes Inn.

Feel free to use the Great Lakes Inn meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Mackinaw City event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Meeting room A30 x 15 x 1045030/--------------/--------
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Meeting room A

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
450 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
30 x 15 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
7
Columns:
1
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Video Conference
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
Outside ptio40 x 40 x 0160030/--------------/--------
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Outside ptio

Room Type:
Pool Deck
Total Size:
1600 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
40 x 40 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
2
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium

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