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    Thunderbird Inn

    146 Old US 31, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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    11/06/2017 12/06/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$69
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          US$69
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          Overview
          • Excellent22%
          • Very good35%
          • Average20%
          • Poor9%
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          Travellers talk about
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Air Conditioning
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Airport Transportation
          Room Service
          Concierge
          Pets Allowed
          Business Centre
          Self-Serve Laundry
          2.5 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 186 reviews

          Reviewed 20 April 2017

          We only stayed 1 night and found the place clean, comfortable and quiet! We had our little dog with us and they only charged us $10 instead of the $25 - maybe because it was 'off season??' The bed was comfortable with great pillows! The...More

          1  Thank Marcia G
          Response from Steven C, General Manager at Thunderbird Inn

          I am so pleased that your stay with us was comfortable. Unfortunately, our pool is seasonal and is open from Mid-May to Mid-October. I look forward to seeing you back during the summer when there is so much more to do and see!

          Reviewed 20 April 2017

          stopped here overnight during road-trip to north Michigan with family living in the USA. we took two rooms and found both to be comfortable & quite large enough for two of us in one & three sharing the other. although off-season the cost was reasonable...More

          Thank Johnjs1009
          Response from Steven C, General Manager at Thunderbird Inn

          Thank you for letting us know how we are doing. I apologize again for the issue with your toilet, however I am glad we were able to accommodate you with another room so quickly. I look forward to your next visit if you're ever passing...More

          Reviewed 12 April 2017

          Opened up rooms for people stranded because the Mackinaw Bridge was closed over night. Went out of their way to open rooms that were not due to open for the season until May 1st also had a hot breakfast for us to enjoy. Bravo to...More

          Thank retiredpuclady16
          Management response:

          Thank you for leaving a review. I'm glad we were able to get you into a room during the bridge closure and I will be relaying the congratulations onto the rest of my staff.

          Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

          The Rooms are very big. They are pet friendly. It is a very quiet place. They are clean the staff is very friendly. They have a free continental breakfast. They have a free shuttle that runs untill 11pm.More

          Thank Tim S
          Response from Steven C, General Manager at Thunderbird Inn

          Tim S., Thank you for letting us know how we are doing. We are a pet friendly hotel, however we do have specific pet rooms. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our complimentary shuttle. It is something we are considering adding to our...More

          Reviewed 21 October 2016

          We spent one night at the Thunderbird Inn on our fall color tour, and were very pleased with our stay. Check-in was easy, and we even received a courtesy call from the front desk, to make sure everything was OK with our room! The room...More

          Thank John B
          Response from Steven C, General Manager at Thunderbird Inn

          John B., Thank you for giving us feedback on your stay. We are always looking at ways to improve and we will take your recommendations and work towards changing out pillows and having maintenance service the heater. We look forward to having you back on...More

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          About
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Room Service
          • Airport Transportation
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Concierge
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$67 - US$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 48
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          • Location
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          • Michigan >
          • Cheboygan County >
          • Mackinaw City
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          • Best Western Mackinaw City ,
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          • Best Western Thunderbird Hotel
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Mary P
          Is there an extra fee for pets? If so, how much is the fee?
          5 May 2017|
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          Response from TBirdMackinaw | Property representative |
          Yes, there is a one time, non-refundable pet fee of $25. Also, please call us directly at 231-436-5433 to book a pet friendly room.
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          dlandrews28
          Are you pet friendly?
          11 September 2016|
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          Response from Vmika | Reviewed this property |
          I don't know you would have to call the hotel
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          Jazlynn H
          How far away from the ferry is this hotel?
          3 September 2016|
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          Response from Tracy G | Reviewed this property |
          5 minute drive to the ferry terminals in Mackinaw city. you could easily walk it.
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          "There are only a few pet friendly rooms but ours was near the back and quiet."
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          "all rooms were accessible situated on the ground floor"
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          "Great value for your money. I would recommend to friends and family."
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          "If you want a king bed - ask for room 111 - a/c works great!"
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