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BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

505 S Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
Phone: 231/436-5001   |   Fax: 231/436-5933   |   114 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Going off the grid doesn't mean you have to be miles away from civilization when you select this incredible Mackinaw City hotel.

BEST WESTERN Mackinaw City redefined what a "resort beach property" really means. We're close to Pellston Airport but also right on the beach. Sashay from your perfect spot on the beach to the airport in time to catch that early flight. We're also close to downtown shopping and dining if you're up for painting the town red or you need to pick up some souvenirs.

This Mackinaw City hotel has everything travelers need to feel right at home. We're close to I-75 and Mackinaw Bridge, so zipping around town or checking out other local beaches is a breeze. We're also close to the ferry docks if a romantic cruise is on the agenda.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn blends comfort and quality with a great low price. Mackinaw Island is an oasis near the city. Car shows, beer and wine festivals, and other festivals of all types are just a few of the events that draw crowds from around the country. You'll feel right at home at this Mackinaw City hotel no matter what you're in town for.

We're right on the beach of Lake Huron, so it's just a few steps to the water from your Mackinaw City hotel. Business meetings happen here, but even those guests here on business are in the mood to check out the sights. Access to waterparks make this region particularly popular for families. Pirates Adventure, Castaway, Emerald Cove, and Thunder Falls are calling your name.

BEST WESTERN Mackinaw City also dishes up a delicious, complimentary breakfast. Dig into platefuls of piping hot waffles and eggs, stacks of sweet pastries, fresh fruits, hot and cold cereals and yogurt. Complete your meal with 100% Arabica coffee and chilled juices.

Reserve your next stay with BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn for a perfect trip!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary full hot breakfast including eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruits, waffles, a variety of cereals, muffins, pastries, and bagels
  • Beach 300 feet of private
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Hot tub - Whirlpool
  • Indoor pool 82 Degrees of Comfort
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour
  • Spa Excercise Facilities
  • Discount coupons to local restaurants and attractions available at check in
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Photocopy services
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Rowing machine
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Exterior corridor
  • Guest laundry
  • Laundromat
  • Express check out
  • Late check out 12:00
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center 24 hours
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Large Meeting Areas with Break Out Rooms
  • Elevator
  • Mail services
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines On every floor

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

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Conveniently located, the best western plus dockside waterfront inn in Mackinaw City, Michigan is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 45.776935  /  Latitude: -84.726405


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: US Highway 31. Take Exit 338. Turn left to Central Avenue, Right on Central Avenue and then turn right on Huron Street and go to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn on the Lake Side.

From: All directions. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn is located in downtown shopping district, near live theater, Laser Show and adjacent to Mackinac Island Ferries.

From: North Bound I-75 Take Exit 338. Turn left to Central Avenue, Right on Central Avenue and then turn right on Huron Street and go to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn on the Lake Side.

From: South Bound I-75 Take Exit Exit 338. Turn left on South Huron Street. BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn is 0.5 mile(s) mile North on the Lakeside.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Headlands International Dark Sky Park

Open daily and free to the public, the Headlands International Dark Sky Park is located in Mackinaw City – found in lower Michigan in the northwest corner of the state. Locally known as The Headlands, the park is famous for incredible stargazing and views of the Northern Lights.

Established in the 1950s – later becoming a major attraction of Emmet County – The Headlands covers approximately 550 acres along the Straits of Mackinac. The park also offers the Guest House for reservations on special occasions.

Night sky-gazing programs include Harvest Moon Total Eclipse, and Catch a Falling Star with The Geminids, both from the Dark Sky Viewing Area. And if the Northern Lights are on your bucket list, visit the park on fall and spring nights.

Mackinac Bridge

Mackinac Bridge

Mackinac Bridge on the Straits of Mackinac

Also known as the Mighty Mac or Big Mac, the Mackinac Bridge is located near Mackinaw City – crossing the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan.

Part of Interstate 75, Mackinac Bridge is the western hemisphere's longest suspension bridge, and the world’s third longest total suspension bridge.

Each Labor Day, the Mackinac Bridge Authority holds the Mackinac Bridge Walk – while the bridge itself connects visitors to attractions like Bridge View Park, Fort Michilimackinac State Historic Park, and the Old Mackinaw Point Lighthouse.

Opened to traffic in 1957, Mackinac Bridge is 552 feet tall – with a vertical clearance of 200 feet – and stretches for 26,372 feet. Operated by the Mackinac Bridge Authority, the structure is a major tourist stop for Mackinac Island visitors.

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island

Home to less than 500 permanent residents, Mackinac Island is a city set in northern Michigan in the northwestern point of Lake Heron. Famous for fudge and foot traffic, Mackinac Island covers 4.35 square miles – most of which is encompassed by the Mackinac Island State Park.

Traveled only by foot, bike, or horse – plus golf carts and snowmobiles in appropriate areas – Mackinac Island is the scenic host to annual events like the Chicago to Mackinac Sailboat Race, the Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race, and the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival.

Originally established in 1875, the Mackinac Island State Park – formerly the Mackinac National Park – is Michigan’s first state park, and features plenty of historic sites and outdoor recreation. Must-sees include Arch Rock, Fort Mackinac, and Skull Cave.

The incredibly historic Mackinac Island features area tours by bike, buggy, and horseback – all a short ferry ride from Michigan cities like Cheboygan, Saint Ignace, and Mackinaw City.

Wilderness State Park

Make the most of an outdoor romp in Michigan. The Wilderness State Park, located on Michigan's Lower Peninsula in Mackinaw City, is set along Sturgeon Bay in Lake Michigan. The park is comprised of sand dunes along the coastline and a deciduous forest in the interior. Pack your water bottle and snacks for hiking on one of the trails, then head to Waugoshance Point for awesome views of Lake Michigan.

Bring your binoculars to spy several species of birds in the park including woods, warblers, loons and bald eagles. Stay in comfort while in Mackinaw City, where the warmth, charm, and hospitality is second to none. Enjoy your visit to Northern Michigan.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.1 mile(s) from Mackinac Island ferry
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Mackinac Bay Trading Company
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Mackinac Crossings
  • 0.4 mile(s) from Ft. Michilimackinac
  • 4 mile(s) from Historic Mill Creek

Nearby Restaurants

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dockside Waterfront Inn

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Mackinaw City. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

December 2015

December 31 - January 3, 2015
2015 New Year's Eve Weekend

The community of Saint Ignace celebrates the New Year iwth four days of fun, including a murder mystery, fireworks, pub crawl to Mackinac Island, and many other activities. Visit the town this New Year's Eve.

December 5 & 6, 2015
2015 Christmas in the Village

A fun-filled holiday festival held at the UP Fairgrounds in Escanaba, featuring hot chocolate and tasty treats, horse-drawn rides, a holiday market, and visits from Santa Claus. Festival times are TBA.

December 2015

December 5, 2015
2015 Farmland 5K Run & Free For All Bike

A fun-filled outdoor event, featuring a 5K and 10-mile cylcing course. Experience bikers, children, and everyone in between are invited to join in the fun at Rasho Farm in Traverse City. There will also be after party festivities. 

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