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4.1 out of 5

"This was a wonderful hotel at a great price. Reverse early because it fills fast " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 24 Jun 2020

Hotel Description

Family-friendly stay with free breakfast in Mackinaw City

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).

Family-friendly fun

An indoor pool, free self parking, and concierge services are featured at this motel. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast, WiFi in public areas, and a ferry terminal shuttle. Express check-out is also provided.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 48 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$65* Per night/room Jan 18 - Jan 19

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, 2 Queen Beds (2nd floor)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Ground Floor)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Thunderbird Inn ratings based on 27 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 (14) Couples (8) Family (8)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020

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5 out of 5
This was a wonderful hotel at a great price. Reverse early because it fills fast

Posted by , from Hersey,mi on Jun 24, 2020

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5 out of 5
Staff was super friendly and the sheets smelled great. Only negative was the mini fridge didn’t work. Will stay again.

Posted by , from Ionia, MI on Jun 6, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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5 out of 5
I like the small playground for kids. My 16 month old daughter like that.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

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4 out of 5
It was clean. staff was friendly.a little older but nice.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location; Decent breakfast options; Room size was nice; Shower didn't get very warm.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2019

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4 out of 5
Clean and spacious room, would stay here again, close to shopping and restaurants

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

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3 out of 5
The room was clean and mostly as expected. The air conditioning unit wasn’t as cold as I like and I spent the majority of the night awake. Someone from the front desk came with towels at 9:30pm. We never called or asked for them so that was weird. Awkward!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019

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4 out of 5

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 3 2020 to May 19 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Swimming pool

The property is closed between October 4 and May 20.

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. An indoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at the family-friendly Thunderbird Inn. Free self parking is available. This Mackinaw City motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator

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) (24.6 km / 15.3 mi)
  • 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. This Mackinaw City motel provides 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
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an indoor pool.

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

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. 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 not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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.

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.

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. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • 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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

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