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Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Hotel

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505 South Huron Ave
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Number of Rooms: 114
Toll-Free: 800-944-1615
Website: www.mackinaw-city.com/hotels/bestwesterndockside/

The Best Western Dockside has earned the highest AAA rating in Mackinaw City for quality and service. We are conveniently located adjacent to Mackinac Island Ferry Service and across the street from the main shopping district.

Our luxurious lake front rooms, extravagantly decorated, overlook the beautiful Sraits of Mackinac and Lake Huron. Each has a private balcony.

Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Hotel is rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 1235 user reviews.

Amenities include
Lakefront Rooms with private European style balconies. Close to Mackinaw Crossings, featuring free nightly laser show, concerts, live theater. Adjacent to Mackinac Island Ferry Docks & Restaurants. Free 25' Breakfast Bar. High Speed Internet Access, Indoor Pool & Oversized Whirlpool. Unlimited access to new waterpark across street. Honeymoon suites with heart-shaped jacuzzis. Hair Dryers, Irons, Boards, Air Conditioning, Color TV with HBO. In room coffee.

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Overall  4.5  based on 1235 reviews

What to expect
4.5  Location
4.5  Rooms
4.5  Cleanliness
4.5  Service
4.5  Pool/Amenities
4.5  Value
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Good location, clean. Wish I had asked what my view would be (turns out it was the inner hallway, across from the pool, so of course, curtains had to be closed at all times). Good breakfast. I would stay here again (but in a different room!).

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We only stayed one night, but the staff was friendly and courteous, and the room was clean. The ease of access to the room was a plus. The breakfast in the A.M. was a tasty affair. Thank you. All in all - an enjoyable stay.

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This was our first visit to Mackinaw City. Loved it and hope to come back again soon!

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This is our 3rd or 4th stay over the last few years. Accommodations are very nice for the price. Staff was very friendly and willing to help.

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Great location, friendly staff, low price, and breakfast included! Can't beat it!
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Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Reviews: "The staff was wonderful there!..."
stayed June 2014 from West Bloomfield

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The staff was wonderful there!

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Great Room, could take timer off in room Jacuzzi or make it longer but otherwise great!

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Rate was great..room seemed to recently been remolded..very clean..breakfast area and food was very good..terrible problem with the bugs of some sort..nothing to do with the hotel..they were all over !!!....will definately stay here again..have stayed at several places in Mackinaw City, and this is by far the best

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Friendly helpful staff. The room was very clean with a wonderful view.

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We enjoyed our stay. The lobby staff, as well as the cleaning staff were very personable.

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We had the best time and the breakfast was great. The room was clean and very nice.

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Room was clean,enjoyed the breakfast.Staff was friendly.

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room was clean....staff was very helpful....breakfast was lovely.....internet was easily accessible....very convenient location

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Staff was extremely pleasant, close to attractions. Enjoyed the stay!

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Room was great. Clean and very comfortable.

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had a great stay the room was very nice and clean will stay next year

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The staff were very friendly, the room was EXCEPTIONALLY clean and lovely! My daughter and I enjoyed a relaxing and tummy filling complimentary breakfast in the large, warm and sunny breakfast room. The location is also excellent as we were able to walk through all the shops close by. I have already recommended this hotel to friends and would certainly stay there again. Thank you for asking for feedback as well.

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We stay every year and found they were very friendly people and the room is clean.

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We only spent one night and it served our needs well. Breakfast was good.

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We have stayed at this hotel on past vacations, it is supurb in every way. That is why we choose to stay there again on this trip. Everything is great right down to the animals made from hand towels, the staff was very hospitable and attended to our needs, the breakfast was delish, our three grandchildren enjoyed the beach and pool. We will return again soon.

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The staff was really nice and helpful, and the breakfast was great. Would recommend it to anyone.

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very clean and comfortable room. had a great balcony to have morning coffee. breakfast was best by far

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Very comfortable beds and pillows. Good continental breakfast Would stay again and have in the past.

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Nice facilities and good view of Lake Huron. I know you had no control of this, but we were disappointed in the town not having more services available to visitors and a lack of concern about it. I needed some medicine for my wife and had to drive across the long bridge to seek it only to find the drug store closed. I then went 25 miles south to fine no place open there. Finally getting some medicine form a convenience store in another town. Wayne Cooksey Auburn, Alabama

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THE PLACE IS WONDERFUL. FRIENDLY, HELPFUL, WELL ORGANIZED.

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Very nice hotel .The room was clean and a very nice room. And for good price . And the staff was very nice

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The best in the world thanks 5 star

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We have stayed in previous years and have always found it to be very clean, great decor in rooms. The staff is very friendly and we like the location to walking into downtown Mackinaw City.

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I stayed at this property in early May, 2014 with my wife and my elderly parents. I ended up booking this particular property over the phone on the day of our stay. Although I had seen a price of $159 for each night for the XL Suite with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, and a lakefront view using my AAA membership, as I was booking this hotel on the day of travels and they were empty, I negotiated the rate to $109 for the night (the so-called manager's special :)). My guess is that it may have been possible to negotiate the price down even a bit further. I would characterize our stay at the hotel as very good. My parents were quite happy with the room the moment we walked in because of the amount of space and the picture frames on the walls. I had requested a microwave when making my reservation and the hotel staff were nice to have provided two microwaves - one in each of the rooms. Although we came in too late to see the sunset from our room (one of my regrets), I still enjoyed the view of the lake the next morning and wished I had a chance to stay there for longer. All of us also tried out the hot breakfast option. Although there were a reasonably large number of items available on the menu which left us quite full, I would not describe the items as being of the highest quality. The sausage patties were typical of frozen patties and my wife did not end up finishing the two she had taken on her plate. The breakfast bar also had a waffle maker and so in addition to scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, and sausage patties, one could also make waffles. Last but not the least, all the receptionists that we encountered at the property were quite friendly. On our way out, I ended up booking Shepler's Ferry tickets to Mackinac Island through the hotel front desk. The prices were the best of all I could find ($19.95 per adult + tax) and trust me, I had looked into how to get the best prices for the ferries a fair bit. This was the first year that the hotel had started selling the ferry tickets for the benefit of their customers, and although there was some learning along the way for them, they were quite helpful and when faced with some issues, they called up the ferry for us and resolved it. There are no real downsides to this property other than the fact that this place still seems quite a bit like a motel and not a fancy hotel. The carpets in the hallway are quite old and the ramp area that leads up to the elevators looks quite sad and in need of perhaps a fresh coat of paint. The bathroom also did not have a sink / wash basin within it and so if one had to wash one's hands, then one would have to step out of the bathroom and use the wash basin outside of the bathroom. All in all, I found this to be a great value for the money which I would not hesitate booking again if I were in the area. And if it were a low season, I might again try booking the hotel by phone and seeing if I could get a lower price than one available online or through my AAA membership.
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Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Reviews: "stayed at Hampton inn nice place..."
stayed February 2014 from Skandia

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stayed at Hampton inn nice place

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Beautiful view from a really nice room for a pretty good price.

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Came to the Winterfest 2014. Had a great time. Hotel room looked out over the water and could see the Bridge. Hot tub felt great at end of the day after playing outside all day.

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Staff was the best, and the room was clean and ready. Very cozy and the breakfast was wonderful.

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We actually stayed at the Hamilton Inn because the Best Western was closed for winter. The Hamilton has a great breakfast bar and the view was great.

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No complaints! Comfortable and quiet.

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The rooms were clean and nice. Great room service. I lost my boat tickets in the windy night of check in and had to purchase another set of five at the boat dock but one of the room attendents found them in the parking lot. Could not get reimbursed but they are good for next year. Hopefully we will use them next year. Did not feel like they were closing that weekend. Good trip. Thanks

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We stay there for our Anniversary every year. Its Quiet and comfortable. We Love the breakfast buffet they offer.

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Nice room, but very cold when we arrived, late in the evening. Did warm up after we turned on the heat - but chilly beginning for a stay that was basically a sleeping place. Would have liked some body lotion as room amenity. Good breakfast. Good value hotel.

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nice room, nice view, good beakfast

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Excellent service from start to finish. We recommend to others and will be staying again in the future.
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