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"The place was cute and quiet. Nice place... continental breakfast was crappy. Not much food. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 17 Aug 2016

Hotel Description

Mackinaw City guestrooms with free WiFi

In Mackinaw City

You'll find Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal and Lake Huron within a 15-minute walk of this Mackinaw City motel. Animal Tracks Adventure Golf and Mackinaw Manor Haunted Mansion are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This motel features an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Offering conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 34 guestrooms also have free WiFi and cable TV. Other amenities include hair dryers, desks, and free toiletries.

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Jacuzzi)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 King, In Room Jacuzzi

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Mackinaw Budget Inn ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mackinaw Budget Inn

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (2)
2 out of 5
When I booked through Travelocity we were told it came with continental breakfast but it did not only coffee and a prepackaged sticky blueberry muffin. No coffee maker in room.

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 20, 2019 by Starlite Budget Inn

Continental breakfast means continental breakfast - no breakfast bar. Spend an extra $100 on a room where you can get a breakfast bar next time you are in the area. It's really worth it!

3 out of 5
The property was fine and taken care of. The parking lot isn't very big.

Posted by on Sep 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 7, 2019 by Starlite Budget Inn

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We appreciate your feedback.

4 out of 5
Would return there. Hope new mattress will be added.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 2, 2019 by Tim Manager Starlite/Budget Inns

Thank you for the kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you here. I'll work on getting new beds. Be sure to stop by if you get to the area again.

1 out of 5

never stay at this hotel

Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
Location: coast guard ship that you can tour lumberjack show and ferry ride to mackinac Island lighthouse and fort mackinaw
write about our experience where to begin first this hotel was named anchor inn at some point because the sign was still setting out behind the hotel the breakfast buffet was muffins watered down orange juice and cereal there is no one managing the budget inn you have to go next door to star lite budget inn to check into the hotel they don't use the office at the budget inn. the pictures they show online are deceiving oh but that's what the manager said to me if anybody reads this you should look at another place to stay but that's our feeling on this

Posted by , from springfield , ohio on Jun 29, 2017

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2 out of 5
I'll never stay again. I wanted to save money, but it wasn't worth it.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016

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4 out of 5

Clean place

The place was cute and quiet. Nice place... continental breakfast was crappy. Not much food.

Posted by , from Sterling, Michigan on Aug 17, 2016

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3 out of 5

No phones in room

No phones in room, beds too hard out dated pretty much sums it up

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

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3 out of 5

It was okay.

This place was okay for a night. The pool was cold and they sent you to the hotel next door for breakfast..

Posted by , from lansing on Sep 6, 2015

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5 out of 5
Locations was great easy check in friendly people I liked it

Posted by , from mackinaw city on Jul 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Couldn't be any better....

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We couldn't have asked for anything better. The staff was great and the room was clean and comfortable. We will definitely do this again.

Posted by , from Sault Ste. Marie, ON on Apr 12, 2011

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Property Features

Mackinaw Budget Inn offers its guests an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free breakfast is available. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly Mackinaw Budget Inn. Self parking is free. This Mackinaw City motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 34 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool1
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) (24.5 km / 15.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Mackinaw Budget Inn offers 34 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free breakfast.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - midnight.
The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Next door at the Starlite Budget Inn
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - midnight.
The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to Next door at the Starlite Budget Inn
Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Hotel Names

  • Mackinaw Budget
  • Mackinaw Budget Inn
  • Mackinaw Budget Inn Motel
  • Mackinaw Budget Inn Mackinaw City
  • Mackinaw Budget Inn Motel Mackinaw City

You should know

  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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