Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City

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


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Picnic area/ Tables


Shuttle service

Swimming pool

Seasonal indoor pool

Spa and relaxation



Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City is a 2-star hotel located in the center of Mackinaw City. Founded in 1966, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2005.

The property is situated 13 km away from Fort Mackinac. The city center lies within 1 km from the venue.

The hotel enjoys a convenient location within 30 minutes' drive from Emmet County airport.


Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City offers 48 guestrooms appointed with individual climate control, a laptop-size safe, a storage space, TV with satellite channels and ironing facilities with all the sights of Mackinaw City within easy access. They are equipped with coffee/tea makers and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

A day at Thunderbird Inn Of Mackinaw City begins with a complimentary breakfast. Offering American dishes, Blue Water Grill & Bar is a 5-minute walk away.


Guests can rent cars on site.


An indoor swimming pool and a picnic area are available for guests' enjoyment.


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 parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • No elevators
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors


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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries


  • Refrigerator


  • Pillow top mattress


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • 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, United States, 49701

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City Center
  • 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

Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft


  • Planet Mackinaw3700 ft



  • Wilderness State Park8.1 mi

Local attractions

  • Bridge View Park5.0 mi
    Boulevard Drive, Saint Ignace
  • Totem Village6.1 mi
    W1106 U.S. 2, Saint Ignace
  • Wilderness State Park6.8 mi
    903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake
  • Straits State Park5.5 mi
    Church Street, Saint Ignace
  • Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum6.5 mi
    Saint Ignace, MI

Near the hotel

  • Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.4000 ft
    131 S Huron, Mackinaw City
  • Mackinac Bridge Museum4200 ft
    231 Central Ave., Mackinaw City

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
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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • 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: