After having stayed at several properties in the St. Ignace/Mackinaw City area over many years, I regret not having discovered this gem prior to those visits. Honestly, this is as close to a "resort" atmosphere as one can get, yet still pay reasonable hotel prices.
The property itself consists of multiple buildings, with some rooms appealing to the beautiful lake view in full, others appealing to the budget-friendly partial lake view, and yet other rooms located pool-side at the same price as the partial lake view rooms. Bottom line, all rooms have been fairly valued for their offering!
Check-in was quick, friendly, and informative. Check-out offered an express check-out option and a most convenient option to have the staff email your receipt. Thank you!
Covid made its impact with the grab and go breakfast, but my wife and I appreciated the bottles of water and healthy breakfast food options while making tracks on-the-go! 1t was an opportunity to take advantage of thinking healthy inbetween stops at various establishments offering fudge, carmel apples, candy, etc.!!!
Finally, a review of the room itself ... our partial lake view room offered more of a view of the lake itself than what I had expected, Actually, our blended view of both lake and property itself created that unique "resort feel" as our view included the outdoor pool, 2 property buildings, a children's playground area, grassy area, bonfire view (yes, a bonfire at 7:30 pm when we were there), the beach, and the lake! One could never draw such a vision by looking at the property roadside, quite surprising!
Our room was spacious, had a private balcony, comfortable beds, responsive environmental control, and adequate essential provisions. Two nice sitting chairs and a chair/desk completed our needs assessment for everything we wanted in a room. TV included everything one would expect nowadays with Traverse City stations as well as all of the major cable networks.
My compassion goes to those who experienced any unfortunate lodging circumstances at this hotel. To those, please give them another chance because I have to believe those instances are infrequent.
Thank you to the Best Western management and owners for offering this experience to your guests and I challenge you to not only maintain ... but improve! Thanks again! less