Top 7 Beachfront Hotels In Mackinaw City, Michigan - Updated 2024

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Mackinaw City is an enchanting Victorian community hailed as “Michigan’s crown jewel.” It is home to lovely parks, stunning beaches, lakes for fishing, and hiking opportunities. Not only that, but the beautiful village is also admired for its historic sites namely Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum. Within 16 to 26 minutes via a ferry ride, you can reach Mackinac Island where you can experience a different kind of lifestyle. Cars are prohibited on the island, giving tourists the luxury to enjoy picturesque sights of the countryside as they ride through horse carriages or stroll on a bike. Whether you’re planning to go sightseeing or get sun-drenched on the beaches, check out this list of top beachfront hotels in Mackinaw City, Michigan, for a cozy stay.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and location with easy access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 13, 2024.

1. Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn (from USD 88)

Featuring direct access to the shore, this 3-star hotel is perched on 91.4 m (300 ft) of private beach. The property is situated along Lake Huron and offers close proximity to Mackinaw Island Ferry. It is just 0.3 km (0.2 mi) away from Mackinaw Crossings where guests can shop or walk around.

Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn has lake-view rooms that include private balconies where you can rest after exploring the village’s local tourist sites. Guests need not worry about getting some work done at this accommodation because it also has a 24-hour business center with meeting areas.

For relaxation, you can take a dip in the indoor heated pool or hot tub. You can also check out Mackinaw City Beach, which is a 10-minute drive away.

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Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 505 South Huron Avenue
1.2 km (0.8 mi) from Colonial Michilimackinac

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

Other beachfront accommodations in Mackinaw City, Michigan

2. Charming cottage on Lake Michigan (from USD 307)

This charming beachfront rental is a 19th-century property beautifully designed with antiques and a stone fireplace. This cottage in the woods can also be accessed across the beach. Not only that, but it also has an overlooking view of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge.

Complete with homey bedrooms, full baths, and a front and back porch, this lakeside cottage ensures guests a comfortable stay where they can also roam around freely. Here, you’ll experience a solemn vacation in close proximity to the landmarks and attractions in Mackinaw City.

Stayed at this property?
Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
1.09 km (0.7 mi) from Colonial Michilimackinac
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had an absolute blast and the wifi made it a perfect work from someone else’s home situation
the beds and couch were comfortable the kitchen well equipped and the full bathrooms in good shape
she did clean the ants & mouse droppings while i was out for the day which i appreciated
everything in working order clean and comfortable
the cottage while nice could have been a lot cleaner
owner was responsive and helpful
spoke with the owner and got a good explanation
thanks to the owners for sharing this fabulous vacation spot with others
liked being close into mackinaw city
this is the perfect location to enjoy the area
the location felt very peaceful quiet and relatively private
we did like the place and location but it could be a tad cleaner
the location is the best cottage was nice and well stocked and beds were very comfortable
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3. Serene cabin with an indoor fireplace (from USD 257)

If you’re looking for a long-term stay, check out this lovely beachfront cabin. This two-bedroom accommodation is perfect for small families or an intimate circle of friends, with its charming interior and an overlooking view of Lake Michigan.

This beautiful hideaway also has a well-equipped kitchen that is perfect for cooking meals for the whole group. Guests can also spend some quality time in the cozy living area with a fireplace. As for activities, guests can access the rocky beach of Mackinaw just across the cabin.

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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
3.11 km (2.0 mi) from Colonial Michilimackinac
10 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 5 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
beautiful location on lakefront property
this is a great place to stay
if you can get past that this place is absolutely perfect
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4. American Boutique Inn - Lakeview (from USD 174)

With 304.8-m (1,000-ft) beach access, American Boutique Inn - Lakeview is located just across the beach, making it the perfect hideaway if you are eyeing a trip under the sun. You can also reach Mackinaw City Beach within 10 minutes by car.

After a tiring day, patrons can rest in their air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. The heated outdoor pool can also be used by guests along with the beautiful flower gardens where they can comfortably sit and socialize. The property offers a lovely breakfast in bed for those who are staying in the themed rooms. A delicious continental breakfast is also provided in the in-house Serendipitea Room.

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American Boutique Inn - Lakeview

9.2 User Rating

Address: 517 North Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City Center, Mackinaw City (MI), United States, 49701
366 meters (0.3 ft) from Colonial Michilimackinac

5. Riviera Motel (from USD 75)

Riviera Motel is a family-owned and operated retreat that offers a warm, friendly stay for its guests. Located down the street from Interstate 75, this motel offers inter-island beach access. Guests can also opt for a tour at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, which is only a short walk from here, or ride the free shuttle service to the Mackinac Island Ferry. If you fancy soaking up some vitamin D, Mackinaw City Beach is a 10-minute drive away.

This beachfront property offers affordable accommodation with rooms that are clean, comfortable, and equipped with basic necessities and a view of the Mackinac Bridge. WiFi is also provided on the premises, and a seasonal heated outdoor pool is available for guests to enjoy.

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Riviera Motel

Wifi Available

Address: 520 North Huron Avenue PO Box 96
277 meters (0.2 ft) from Colonial Michilimackinac

Parking Room service Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out Tour desk

6. Mackinaw Beach and Bay Inn & Suites (from USD 88)

Mackinaw Beach and Bay Inn & Suites is an all-suite accommodation situated near the towering Mackinac Bridge. This beachfront resort boasts fully equipped suites with separate living and sleeping areas, basic kitchen amenities, and flat-screen TVs for indoor entertainment.

Conveniently located across the private beach, you can easily have a fun day under the sun in this retreat. But if you also want to explore the property and its amenities, there is an on-site hot tub and a fitness center available for guests’ use. For those who want to sunbathe, Mackinaw City Beach is a nine-minute drive from the property.

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Mackinaw Beach and Bay Inn & Suites

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 929 South Huron Avenue
2.07 km (1.3 mi) from Colonial Michilimackinac

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

7. The Beach House Lakeside Cottages (from USD 98)

Located in a private beach area, The Beach House Lakeside Cottages is a good option if you want to be near Mackinac Island Ferry while staying in a beachfront location. The Mackinaw Crossings, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment activities, is only a two-minute drive from here. You can also head to Mackinaw City Beach in less than 10 minutes by car.

But if you want to stay on the property, this holiday park featuring 77 m (252.6 ft) of sandy beach has got you covered. It boasts top-notch amenities such as a heated indoor pool and a hot tub for relaxation. Take advantage of the barbecue facilities provided for fun cookouts with family and friends.

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Beach House Lakeside Cottages

Wifi Available

Address: 11490 West US 23
2.37 km (1.5 mi) from Colonial Michilimackinac

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out

Experience a one-of-a-kind Victorian lifestyle

If you want to witness picturesque sites, stroll around nice parks, go fishing, and bask in the sun on stunning beaches, then this village is for you. As you plan your trip, refer to this list of the best beachfront hotels in Mackinaw City, Michigan.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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