Mackinac Lodge

2.0 star property
No-frills Mackinaw City hotel with free water park

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Mackinac Lodge

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Front of property
Seasonal outdoor pool
Basic Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Deluxe Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Mackinac Lodge

6.8 out of 10 Good
6.8/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk
716 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI, 49701
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Free water park
  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour front desk

Room options

Basic Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Classic Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Huron - 1 min drive
  • Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal - 1 min drive
  • Lake Michigan - 6 min drive
  • Headlands International Dark Sky Park - 7 min drive
  • Star Line Mackinac Island Main Dock - St. Ignace - 12 min drive
  • Mackinac Bridge - 14 min drive
  • The Jewel at the Grand Hotel - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Mackinac Island, MI (MCD) - 17 min drive
  • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 20 min drive


  • Darrow's Family Restaurant - 2 min drive
  • BC Pizza - 15 min walk
  • Keyhole Bar & Grill - 12 min walk
  • Mackinaw Pastie & Cookie Co. - 2 min drive
  • Audie's Restaurant - 2 min drive

About this property

Mackinac Lodge

Mackinac Lodge features a free water park and puts you within a 10-minute drive of Lake Michigan. Guests can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool, and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. Fellow travelers love the location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 46 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Property amenities

Traveling with children

  • Free water park access
  • Fence around the pool

What to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free water park
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna


  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 25+ Mbps)


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • 3 percent destination fee will be charged


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per accommodation, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from May 26 to September 23

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Mackinac Lodge Hotel
Mackinac Lodge Mackinaw City
Mackinac Lodge Hotel Mackinaw City

Frequently asked questions

Does Mackinac Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Mackinac Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Mackinac Lodge?
As of Sep 23, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Mackinac Lodge on Sep 24, 2023 start from $77, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mackinac Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Mackinac Lodge?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Mackinac Lodge?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 25.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Mackinac Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mackinac Lodge?
You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Mackinac Lodge?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Kewadin Casino - St. Ignace (16-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Mackinac Lodge and nearby?
Mackinac Lodge has a seasonal outdoor pool and a sauna, as well as access to a nearby indoor pool.
What's the area around Mackinac Lodge like?
Mackinac Lodge is a short 3-minute walk from Lake Huron and 3 minutes' walk from Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal. Travelers love the hotel's prime location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Good StY
Location location location
Elmer, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alberto, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

We enjoyed our stay in Mackinac city, but would not stay here again. Room had a musty/dirty smell and there was no fan in the bathroom. The whole time, the room felt moist. Looked as if mold was growing in the bathroom from no ventilation as well.
Jennifer, 3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Mariana, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Bed was broken, box spring was crushed underneath, bathroom was extremely dated room was musty and old, no vending machines were in working order
Jeannie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Richard, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

No washcloths
We were given 3 washcloths for 4 people for 3 days. We kept being told that the truck with linen didnt come. We had to go buy out own washcloths that the general store in town. Our toilet didnt flush half the time. The room was dated but clean for the most part
3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Has pools jacuzzi water park Cabins Dog friendly
Great Place many shops ferries and restaurants in walking distance. Ferries also dog friendly. Go up to Saulte St Marie checkout Soo Locks. There’s Security check when entering. No Animals however, Free to enter. Parking meters use app or quarters, constant policing for expired meters
Lena, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

No Wifi & no elevators at this motel
Decent place for the money for a one night stay. No wifi available and when I called the front desk about it (twice) they could not help with figuring out the wifi. I have the latest iPhone, open wifi was not popping up. Only password protected was popping up and there’s no password available at this motel. Also no elevators so choose first floor if you don’t want to lug your suitcase up a flight of stairs.
Caroline, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

So ran down and dirty that we would not wish this hotel onto our worse enemy!
Kelly, 1-night family trip
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