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Shepherd, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016

we booked our reservations through booking.com like 3 months ago, never received comfermation so about the middle of august I called booking.com to check status and was told we had no reservations, I then called the hotel directly and was told the same no reservations in the system for us, today 17 sept we get home from mackinaw city and... More 

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Thank Barney B
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Room very small, a long orange extension cord plugged into the wall for air conditioner, took a long time to get warm water, bad shower water pressure. Only nice thing was the view and the water. Ok stay for 2 nights would not want to stay longer

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Thank Karen K

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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I took my then 4 year old son up there for a little mini vacation over the 4th of July. The room/bathroom was well big enough for the 2 of us. The beach was the highlight for my son. He didn't care to much for the pool not to mention it was a hike. We made good use of the... More 

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Thank Ashley W
Flint, Michigan
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is a very friendly place, honestly, but...the room is a basic NO FRILLS experience. A truly "one-step-above-pitching-a-tent" type of place. It reminds me of a hunting cabin. (It was $ cheap $ tho, seriously. You do tend to get what you pay for.) Ok, so, room: very clean in that homemade way. There are stains here and there on... More 

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Thank A P
Stanwood, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Got into our room, no unusual smells. Sat on the bed, no smells. But after sleeping in the bed , when i got up in the morning i could smell urine?? What?? Was i sure?? OH YES I WAS- SMELLED THE BED AND YUP THERE IS WAS , THE URINE SMELL. OMG I JUST SLEPT IN A BED THAT SOME... More 

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5 Thank Lyn322015
Byron Center, Michigan
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81 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Location is great and is right on the water. Great view of the city, the bridge, and the island. Love the small motels over the larger properties for a few reasons. The motels seem to always have a community fire pit and we meet and socialize with other travelers. Northwinds is no exception! Met some great groups and had fun... More 

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2 Thank Lakerdude96
Alma, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

You check in at a motel 2 building down, breakfast is at the one next door, pool is 4 motels down the road. Our first room the heater didn't work so they moved us second room was dirty dropped change on floor found a tray and plastic I would guess it should have had a ice bucket and glasses on... More 

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4 Thank Pamela F
Kinde, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We have stayed at the Northwinds for the past four Mackinaw Bridge walks. Every stay has been a pleasant experience. Sue has chartered buses pick up guests to walk the bridge which means a lot! Our room is neat and clean. A nice basic room. The beach front fires in the evening are great. Tina is really friendly and takes... More 

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Thank Matthew N
Plymouth, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2013

This hotel would not cancel a reservation even when I explained my mother-in-law had been admitted to a hospice. How unfeeling can a hotel get? Life is a lot more precious than a lousy $100 so they can spend it in celebration.

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Kalamzoo, MI
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is awful! Small is an understatement, musty smelling, we didn't even take our luggage in! They own three motels in a row, the Northwinds, Bells (?), and Sunrise. Lucky for us (kind of) they did let us move into I think the Sunrise location where the rooms were acceptable. Not as small as Northwinds room, but, at least it... More 

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1 Thank Pauley65

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Northwinds Motel

Address: 11472 US Hwy 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-8709
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Price Range: RM255 - RM429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Northwinds Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“do not believe anything the hpotel staff tells you about reservations, better yet do NOT do business with this crooked hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 887barneyb, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any place but here”
 of 5 bubbles Lyn322015, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All are great!”
 of 5 bubbles Lakerdude96, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Pay more for your room and pick a brand name”
 of 5 bubbles pamelaf722, 21 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Not good Wont go back!”
 of 5 bubbles cannhairdesign, 16 Jul 2013 | Read review
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