Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City

146 Old Us 31, Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States, 49701  show map
 2 stars
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Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City


On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area


Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Seasonal indoor pool

Spa and relaxation




The budget Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City is a great place in a business area of Mackinaw City. With accents of historic architecture, the hotel was built in 1966 and renovated in 2005.

A convenient location of Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City provides an easy access to Colonial Michilimackinac within a 25-minute walk. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from Mackinaw City center.

Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City lies 25 km away from Emmet County airport.


Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City features 48 guestrooms with individual climate control, a laptop-size safe, a storage space, television with satellite channels and ironing facilities. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a spa bathtub.

Eat & Drink

The property is 5 minutes’ walk from Blue Water Grill & Bar offering dishes of American cuisine.


Guests can make use of 24-hour reception, laundry and housekeeping on site.


Spa facilities at Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City include a Jacuzzi and a sauna.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   48.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Free safe at reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Lift
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym


  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Paid films
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City Mackinaw City location
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Hotel Address:

146 Old Us 31, Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States, 49701

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City Centre
  • Mackinaw City
    3000 ft
  • Blue Water Grill & Bar (cuisine: American)
    900 ft
  • The Embers (cuisine: American)
    1100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Spa Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

Featuring a spa bath and an iPod dock, this room also offers cable TV and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Spa King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

This room features a refrigerator, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and cable TV.

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft


  • Planet Mackinaw3700 ft



  • Wilderness State Park8.1 mi

Local attractions

  • Mackinac Island Winery1.1 mi
    Huron St
  • Colonial Michilimackinac1.2 mi
    102 Straits Ave
  • Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park 3.5 mi
    9001 South US 23
  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse1.2 mi
    526 N Huron Ave Mackinaw City, MI 49701
  • McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site2.4 mi
    500 Headlands Rd

Near the hotel

  • Alice\'s Kandy and Korn 2500 ft
    512 South Huron Street
  • Marshall\'s Fudge and Candy Company4100 ft
    308 E Central Ave
  • Mackinaw Bridge Museum4300 ft
    231 Central Ave.
  • Mackinaw Old Time Portraits4300 ft
    215 E Central Ave
  • Mackinaw Crossings 3800 ft
    248 S Huron Ave
  • Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.4200 ft
    131 S Huron Ave
  • Murdick\'s Fudge4300 ft
    219 E Central Ave

Restaurants nearby

  • Blue Water Grill & Bar900 ft

    Address: 918 S Huron Ave
    Phone: 231-436-7818

    66% likes this, based on 89 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Levering Cafe1400 ft

    Address: 5707 U.S 31 North
    Phone: 231.537-2299

    68% likes this, based on 20 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • The Lighthouse Restaurant2100 ft

    Address: 618 S Huron Ave
    Phone: 231 436 5191

  • The Embers1100 ft

    Address: 810 S. Huron

    62% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Mancinos of Mackinaw City1700 ft

    Address: 717 S Nicolet St
    Phone: 231-436-7474

    62% likes this, based on 52 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 93 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 7.8

    Staff friendly

    Breakfast start time was moved to 7 instead of 6:30 and I had to leave at 6:30

  • 7.8

    pet friendly pool is open late

    outdated, but perfect for low priced option

  • 6.2

    The location

    The pool was out the whole time I was there. The customer service was not that great... The shower got crazy hot at times...overall for the amount I paid it was not great.

  • 7.4

    Room was good. Price is what brought us there. Good location. Clean

    Not enough clean towels. No hot tub in pool area. Breakfast needed more options. Terrible water temperature fluctuation in the shower. Parking lot was hard to maneuver.

  • 8.2

    Enjoyed the hot tub in the room. Enjoyed the hot breakfast.

    The pool area was somewhat dingy, especially the roof.

  • 7.8

    great location,close to town, but out enough that is was very quiet. enjoyed the pool.

    kind of dark in the room, lighting not great.

  • 5.0

    Rooms were very clean.

    Rooms are pretty outdated for the price they ask.

  • 9.2

    location was good, staff very friendly.

    The pillows had a strong odour of greasy head, wanted to go buy new pillows. They should be changed!

  • 7.0

    Clean rooms, mostly kept up, nice easy check-in, nicely sized rooms, nice breakfast (not just breads and jams).

    Door opened to outside, not quite as safe feeling, some nicks in the wall and trim, mold in the upper corner of the shower, not-fresh smell when we turned on the air, would have liked a suitcase caddy in the room, would have liked more towels in the bathroom.

  • 7.8

    Staff was friendly, hotel is close to the downtown and ferries to Mackinac Island. The price was correct for what you get. Breakfast included.

    Breakfast hours are very early, 6:30-9:00, which provides good motivation to start the day but it is vacation. Food itself wasn't great, but decent selection. Sausage links especially were soggy. Can hear some noise from neighboring rooms.

  • 7.4

    Everything was clean and comfortable. It was an older hotel but is well maintained. They also put out a nice breakfast in the morning.

  • 7.4

    The beds were comfy. The location was close to town but not on top of everything. The breakfast was pretty decent.

    Even though there was a sign in the shower warning of fluctuations in the temperature, it was a horrible experience. I didn't even let my kids shower for fear they'd be scalded. Not sure why that can't be fixed. I've never experienced that at any other hotel I've ever stayed at.

  • 10.0

    Privacy and cleanliness of the property and room.

  • 7.8

    The staff was awesome.

    The pool was kinda dirty and cold

  • 9.6

    Clean, attractive, but not fancy, room for a good price. Excellent breakfast.

    One family coming in late kept checking that their car was locked by double clicking their remote, thus the horn blowing. One check would have been enough! But that was not the fault of the hotel management.

How to reach hotel

hotel Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City Mackinaw City location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

146 Old Us 31, Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States, 49701

Get directions
City Centre
  • Mackinaw City
    3000 ft
  • Blue Water Grill & Bar (cuisine: American)
    900 ft
  • The Embers (cuisine: American)
    1100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: