Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn

Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn

505 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727, United States
+1 231 436 5001

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Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn
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About Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Enhanced cleaning
    This stay has committed to enhanced cleaning measures.Learn more
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Situated close to Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, this 3-star hotel provides a private beach. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

Guests of BEST WESTERN Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn have access to its wide variety of outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking and scuba diving. Staff are available 24/7 and can help with booking tours and tickets.

Rooms at BEST WESTERN Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn come with hair dryers and refrigerators.

Those staying at the hotel can sit down to a unique dining experience at the on-site restaurant, conveniently based for those who want to stay close by when looking for a bite to eat. Guests looking for after-dinner entertainment can visit the property's casino.

BEST WESTERN Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn is situated amongst the area's tourist attractions, including Old Mackinac Point Light and the Mackinac Bridge, which are within walking distance. Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry is also only five minutes away.

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Property safety measures

Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Amenities at Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn

  • Private beach
  • Snorkelling
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Mosquito net
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Air purifiers
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cleaning products

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance
  • Roll-in shower
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by lift
  • Adapted bath
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by lift


  • Mobile hotspot device
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Things to do

  • Casino
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Horse riding
  • Mini-golf
  • Water park
  • Night club
  • Hiking


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family rooms
  • Lake view
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Solarium
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Carpeted

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference rooms


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Trouser press
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Washing machine

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Spa and wellness centre

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Streaming service
  • Radio
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Extra-long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Fold-up bed
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Restaurant
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private beach
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Fax
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Indoor play area
  • Children's high chair


  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis

Reviews of Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn

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8.5 Very Good
Pros:The breakfast was good. The location was prime for travel to the island, equidistant to each of the docks for the two major ferry lines. The room was nice, the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area.
Cons:I don't like that the pool wasn't accessible without a trip outside. It was still cool enough outside that that was a deterrent from bringing my young kids to the pool. The layout was only ok for things like the breakfast location and pool location; they very much have the appearance that they were add-ons after the original building was completed. I also had an issue with our toilet not wanting to flush. The maintenance response was quick and efficient, but later in our stay it appeared as though the fix wasn't complete.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Staff were friendly, rooms spacious and comfortable and breakfast was very good.
Cons:No complaints
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Impressed by the size of the room for the price we paid. We were not in the room much - only to sleep. We had a lakeview room that had an awesome sunrise the following morning. The room was clean and the heat worked great. We were freezing from being @ the island most of the day in 32 degree weather and when we got back to the room it was super warm and the beds were comfortable. Good selection of TV channels and a decent free breakfast the next morning. Great location to everything. Would recommend.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:What we liked best was the way the rooms are set up. There is an open suite with a private room on each side. The rooms are lovely, nice linens, towels, pillows, and comfortable beds. We were traveling with my brothers and their wives, whom we haven't seen in a long time. It made it easy for us to spend time together. Plus, the location was central enough for us to walk to restaurants and local stores. I would happily return to this motel/hotel in the future.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Large room, very clean and close to shopping and dining. Breakfast choices were plentiful.
7.7 Good
Pros:I liked the area, rooms were good too, very nice front desk staff. The beach had nice chairs and was clean. Hotel was quiet too.
Cons:The outdoor concourse was not clean, the drainage pipe on the beach was definitely an eye sore, pool hours are not very good as it needs to be open much earlier than 11am.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Great staff, comfortable beds, beautiful location, good value. Very clean and up to date. This is my second summer vacation here and I plan to continue to come back.
Cons:My screen door was broken, which wouldn't be a big deal, but northern Michigan has SO MANY BUGS!!!
6.0 Okay
Pros:Room was clean and in good repair. Bfast buffet was very nice. Front desk manager very nice and helpful. Hotel location central to most everything in Mackinaw City. We got a good deal on the internet. Overall facility looked clean and in good repair.
Cons:A good deal on the internet meant a poor view out of our room--we looked out half to part of the parking lot (which always-every day- had laundry and carts and other maintenance items and half to the opposite side of the hallway. A good deal also meant lots of foot traffic by our door at all hours. Our mattress was very worn and needed to be turned or flipped or something. When we arrived, we encountered women from Haiti working at the front desk and they were still on the learning curve w/regard to checking people in. We were not given all the info we needed. Our key cards lost their programming to unlock our door twice during our three-night stay (annoying!).
9.1 Wonderful
Pros:We stay at this Best Western every year. We like the location and the breakfast buffet is great. the staff is always very friendly.
Cons:Even though I had paid for the room when I booked it, I was charged again when I arrived. However, everything was straightened out when I left.
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:Great location.
Cons:disappointed to find out it would have been $30 (approximately) cheaper if I booked direct with the Hotel


505 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727

What's nearby

  • Mackinaw Bridge Museum0.6 km
  • Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.0.6 km
  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse1.2 km
  • Colonial Michilimackinac Park1.3 km
  • Fort Michilimackinac1.3 km
  • Mackinac Bridge2.3 km
  • McGulpin Point Light3.8 km



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Distance to city centre

0.3 km

Nearest airport

Pellston Emmet County

Distance to airport

23.3 km