Ramada Limited Waterfront, Mackinaw City, Michigan

Last summer, we stayed at the Ramada Limited Waterfront in Mackinaw City, Michigan for two nights. It is a great choice for a stay in Mackinaw City, Michigan for a few reasons. One of those reasons may seem strange at first and that is that the Comfort Suites Lakeview is right across the street. What? Well, as a guest at the Ramada Limited, you have access to the amazing waterpark at the Comfort Suites. We also ate breakfast there one morning. The location of the hotel is also great. It is located directly next to one of the ferries that goes to Mackinac Island. The Ramada Limited also has a small beach. It was a nice place to relax and unwind for a bit. The rooms are a bit rundown and outdated, but our room was clean and comfortable. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and I would choose it again for the price, location, and to see the kids have a great time in the waterpark.

Mackinaw City

How do I Choose a Great Hotel?

I often have people ask me how I travel with kids. They ask me where they should go and where they should stay. The best place I’ve found to search for hotels is on hotels.com. They also offer Welcome Rewards which is free to sign up. Once you stay 10 nights, you get one free.  After you fill in your information such as where you want to go, when, and how many people, it is helpful to narrow the results. I usually make the max price about $130, depending on where we are going. I mark 2, 3, 4, and 5 stars. Then the crucial guest rating. I always look for a 4.0 or higher. I might consider a 3.9, but any lower than that and I have to be desperate. Depending on the type of trip, sometimes I mark pool in amenities. Once you have your list of potential hotels, you can sort them by using the “sorted by” on the right side of the page. I usually sort them by price, but there are other choices as well. If you decide to book a hotel, just make sure you sign into your account first so that you get credit toward your free night. We’ve earned 4 free nights in 4 years. That’s not too bad, especially since hotels.com has the best prices anyway.