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Thunderbird Inn

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5

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Reviews

3.8 / 5Good
1,026 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mackinaw City Dock
    17 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Darrow's
    22 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Northern Lights Restaurant
    10 min drive
  • Airport
    Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional)
    29 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-800-238-0767
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Ground Floor)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (2nd floor)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Mackinaw City

Located in Mackinaw City, Thunderbird Inn is in an area with great shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Wilderness State Park and Lake Huron, while Mackinaw Bridge Museum and Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum are cultural highlights. Traveling with kids? Consider Totem Village and Deer Ranch. Our guests appreciate the motel's location for the sightseeing.

Visit our Mackinaw City travel guide

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal - 8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mackinaw City Dock - 17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse - 2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Headlands International Dark Sky Park - 9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mackinac Bridge - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • Darrow's — 22 min walk
  • Northern Lights Restaurant — 10 min drive
  • Subway — 10 min drive
  • Clyde's Drive-In — 10 min drive
  • Saint Ignace Truck Stop Restaurant — 10 min drive

About this property

Thunderbird Inn

Family-friendly motel in Mackinaw City with free breakfast
This smoke-free motel features concierge services, express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. All 48 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and LED TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find pillowtop beds, free local calls, and hair dryers.
Thunderbird Inn offers 48 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 32-inch LED televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This family-friendly motel also offers tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, and express check-out. Complimentary self parking is available on site.
Thunderbird Inn is a smoke-free property.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities will be closed from 20 October 2019 to 14 May 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
This property will place a credit card authorization of 1 night for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Property payment types

American Express
Discover
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Safety features at this property include a smoke detector. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

  • Thunderbird Inn Mackinaw City
  • Thunderbird Mackinaw City
  • Thunderbird Inn Motel
  • Thunderbird Inn Mackinaw City
  • Thunderbird Inn Motel Mackinaw City

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Pillow-top mattress

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Parasailing
  • Skydiving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
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4.0
Cleanliness
4.1
Service and Staff
4.1
Amenities
3.7
Property condition

4/5 Good

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    They didn't give enough soap and some of the towels were shabby. Breakfast was good, and we were able to leave our car there while we went to Mackinac Island overnight the next night.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Good location. I didn't expect tooth brush or paste is not provided.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Very well maintained older facility. Staff were outstanding and very helpful. Easy access and good location for easy access to local sites.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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