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4.1 out of 5

"Location, room. Breakfast was a little anemic. Quiet rooms. My wife and I will return next year. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 10 Aug 2021

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly stay near Headlands International Dark Sky Park

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 City Trailhead are also within 2 miles (3 km).

2 indoor pools

This motel's 2 indoor pools and seasonal outdoor pool are among the featured amenities. Family-friendly amenities include a playground and babysitting. Enjoy the spa tub and perks like free self parking and a free ferry terminal shuttle.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$99* Per night/room Jul 10 - Jul 11

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa, Courtyard View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard 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

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Thunderbird Inn ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Thunderbird Inn

Everyone (18) Couples (11) Family (13)
5 out of 5
Great stay

Posted by on Oct 1, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 21, 2021

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5 out of 5
Location, room. Breakfast was a little anemic. Quiet rooms. My wife and I will return next year.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2021

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3 out of 5
Didn’t like much,hard bed,black mold on the ceiling in the bathroom the water had a bad smell.The only positive was free breakfast

Posted by on Aug 6, 2021

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3 out of 5
The staff was friendly and helpful but the facilities are in need of a facelift. The showerhead in one room was pointed straight at the back wall and couldn't be moved, and the water was lukewarm at best. There was one packet of coffee in the room with 2 beds like only one person was going to drink it. The bathroom counter had to be wiped down before placing anything on it and the towels were like cheap pool towels. I wasn't expecting a 5 star hotel but I've stayed in better places in Mackinaw City for the money I paid. I would stay there again if I had to but I'd sooner choose one of the other properties I've used in the past if I could.

Posted by on Jul 24, 2021

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4 out of 5
Convenient and clean

Posted by on Jul 22, 2021

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4 out of 5
Hotel is nice, but no handicap room’s. Need assistance bar in bathroom. Otherwise very good.

Posted by on Jul 20, 2021

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4 out of 5
Hotel is great for average people but is not Senior friendly. No handicap room’s and no assistance bars in the bathrooms. Otherwise very good.

Posted by on Jul 7, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 4, 2021

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1 out of 5
The manager was extremely disrespectful and confrontational. He initially refused to give us the room keys after taking our money because we questioned the face mask policy; which he said was his idea...not state mandated.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2021

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Property Features

Thunderbird Inn offers its guests 2 indoor swimming pools, a spa tub, and a seasonal outdoor pool. WiFi is free in public spaces. The family-friendly Thunderbird Inn also features tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, and express check-out. Free self parking is available. This Mackinaw City motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , High-speed internet access , Internet access (complimentary)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Thunderbird Inn offers 48 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

2 indoor swimming pools are on site along with a seasonal outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a spa tub.

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

  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property will place a credit card authorization of 1 night for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact 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.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Pet-sitting services are available
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards and cash

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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

A credit 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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and cash. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • 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
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Thunderbird Inn Mackinaw City
  • Thunderbird Mackinaw City
  • Thunderbird Inn Motel
  • Thunderbird Inn Mackinaw City
  • Thunderbird Inn Motel Mackinaw City

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open May 01 and close October 31.
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
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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.