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4.2 out of 5

"Very clean and well taken care of. Very friendly staff. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 08 Sep 2020

Hotel Description

Motel near Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum in Mackinaw City

In Mackinaw City

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum and 2 miles (3 km) of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse with a stay here. Colonial Michilimackinac Park and Jack Pine Lumberjack Show are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free shuttle, parking

This motel's 2 spa tubs and indoor pool are among the featured amenities. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free WiFi, free self parking, and a free ferry terminal shuttle. A picnic area is also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 29 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, hair dryers, and free toiletries are also available.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$69* Per night/room Aug 29 - Aug 30

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rainbow Motel ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rainbow Motel

Everyone (6) Family (6)
2 out of 5
The caretakers of the motel are very welcoming. They were wonderful. We wanted to love this place as we like to got Mackinac at least once every other year. Unfortunately the beds are so stiff it was impossible to get comfortable. So if you like a firm mattress you will be very happy here. Bring your pillow with you if you can. The pillows are an afterthought and provide no support. We woke up feeling sore and groggy from hardly any sleep. It was disappointing because we planned a very active day on the island and needed plenty of rest. Many guests were smoking outside their room which was unpleasant and pungent every time we exited our room.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2021

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Jul 20, 2021 by Laura

There are extra pillows available upon request. We also provide every room with an extra pillow in the drawer of the dresser. I am sorry that you did not bring the issue of the smoking to the attention of management, we would have gladly asked the guest if they could find an alternate place to smoke.

5 out of 5
Very nice place

Posted by on Jun 5, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 8, 2021 by Laura

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We try very hard to make sure that our place looks, and feels like home. We look forward to future visits.

5 out of 5
Very clean and well taken care of. Very friendly staff.

Posted by on Sep 8, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 10, 2020 by Laura

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Our staff takes pride in their jobs, in the office, cleaning rooms, and maintaining the grounds, and we feel it shows. We hope you can visit again sometime.

4 out of 5
This was a clean and well kept unit. No odors or non functioning lights, curtains, plumbing. That’s all we needed!

Posted by , from Ortonville, Mi on Aug 21, 2020

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Aug 21, 2020 by Laura

A clean room in these times is very important to people. Our standards haven't change, we have always had clean rooms. We may not be fancy, but we have things the other motels don't. The sitting area in the back is very relaxing for adults with our two swings. Many people relax in the gazebo and just talk. We also have a clean picnic area that allows you to order out and not wait hours to eat in a restaurant. Thank yo for taking the time to leave us a review.

5 out of 5
Love this place! Clean, comfortable rooms and great service. Everything on one level is great for seniors. Quiet setting, yet within walking distance of so much. Staff is so friendly! (And they have the cutest dogs ever!) Can't say enough good things!

Posted by , from Gobles on Jul 2, 2020

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Jul 2, 2020 by Laura

We are glad you made it home safely. Thank you for leaving us a review. Being all on one level, with parking by your door is great for all ages, especially seniors. Our dogs are very special to us, they truly bring joy to everyone. We hope you can make it back again someday.

5 out of 5
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean and comfortable. Loved this place. Would stay again if we were in the area.

Posted by , from Florida on Jun 29, 2020

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Jun 29, 2020 by Laura

We hope that you can make it back again, the colors in fall are spectacular. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Our housekeepers do a great job keeping our rooms ultra clean. We will let them know about your review. Safe travels on the rest of your trip.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 6, 2019 by Lauraj

Thank you for leaving a review. If there is anything we could have done to make your stay better, please let us know. Have a great day.

4 out of 5
Easy in & out. Parked right in front of the room. Rooms were small but clean.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

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Sep 30, 2019 by Lauraj

Many guests like the convenience of parking right by their room. The added bonus of designated parking makes it easy for your to leave, and return to the same spot you had when you left. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

5 out of 5
It was retro inside. Very, very clean. Very very nice and friendly people. They have a very clean pool 🏊‍♀️ with a hot tub inside and out. Play area for kids with a putting green. Walking distance to shopping area. Coupons for some businesses. Highly recommended and affordable. We will definitely stay there again.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019

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Aug 10, 2019 by Lauraj

We are glad that you were able to take advantage of our pool and hot tubs. The outside hot tub is only seasonal, but helps you relax after spending the day walking on Mackinac Island. Some of our housekeepers have been with us for years, but they all take pride in allowing you a clean room for your stay. Thank you or taking the time to leave a review.

5 out of 5

Nice place

Pros: Cleanliness
Location: Near town and ferries
The staff was wonderful. Very friendly. The room was exceptionally clean. We'll be back. Nice and quiet. Centrally located to town and island ferries.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 29, 2018 by TJ

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

Property Features

Rainbow Motel offers its guests 2 spa tubs and an indoor pool. Public spaces have free WiFi. Rainbow Motel also features a picnic area and coffee/tea in a common area. Self parking is free. This Mackinaw City motel is smoke free.

  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

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) (25.7 km / 16 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rainbow Motel offers 29 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. This Mackinaw City motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

2 spa tubs are on site along with an indoor pool.

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

  • Basketball on site
  • Playground on site

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

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 may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Rainbow Motel Mackinaw City
  • Rainbow Motel
  • Rainbow Mackinaw City
  • Rainbow Motel Motel
  • Rainbow Motel Mackinaw City
  • Rainbow Motel Motel Mackinaw City
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.