Best Western Hotel River Terrace,  Cheboygan

4.5/5  - based on 346 guest reviews.
847 S Main Street, 49721-2219, Cheboygan, United States - See map
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Choose this Cheboygan, Michigan hotel offering beautiful riverfront views and convenient access to Lake Huron and Mackinac Island. Located along the scenic Cheboygan River in northern Michigan, the Best Western River Terrace is committed to providing the best in customer service and accommodations at an affordable rate. Each well-appointed guest room at this Cheboygan area hotel features cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests will enjoy an array of amenities including a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, exercise facility, boat docking and limited business services. Pets(dogs only)are welcome with restrictions. Located just one mile from Lake Huron, the Best Western River Terrace offers convenient access to a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, biking, kayaking and boating. During the winter months guests will find great ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Guests staying at this Michigan hotel will enjoy being close to key area attractions such as the Cheboygan Crib Lighthouse, the Cheboygan State Park, Cheboygan Memorial Hospital and Mackinac Bridge. Only 12 miles away, guests can visit beautiful Mackinaw Island and Fort Michilimackinac. This riverfront hotel also offers convenient access to local events such as the Wanigan Festival, the Cheboygan Country Fair and Riverfest. The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western River Terrace is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Cheboygan, Michigan. Make a reservation today and save!

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  • 4
    « Very Comfortable »

    We stay here frequently and are happy with the rooms. Three out of 4 stays had very comfy beds. We did get a king bed that not comfortable. I suspect that one hadn't been upgraded yet. The rooms are quiet and all have a river view an balcony (2ND floor anyway). The pool and hot tub are nice, and the staff are friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Great Spot in Northern Michigan »

    From check-in to check-out, an excellent experience. Facilities are excellent and staff are pleasant, helpful and very familiar with the city. There are plenty of restaurants and other amenities in easy walking or driving distance. I stay here often on business and will certainly continue to do so. I recommend it highly.

    5
    « Very nice room, great view of the river »

    Always stay here for business trips to Cheboygan. Quiet, nice room, clean, nice view. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bed was very comfortable and I slept great, which I don't normally do the 1st night at a hotel.

    5
    « High School Bowling Regional weekend »

    We just returned home from a successful high school bowling regionals. Our team has been using Best Western for several years however this was our first. Facility was clean, staff were polite, room was clean, bed was comfortable, breakfast was good, parking was easy. We did not visit pool due to our schedule. We didnt require anything additional from the hotel as travelers who checked in, had free breakfast and checked out, our experience was very good. I know we will return in February for 3 more years but if we are looking to stay in Cheboygan another time we would definately stay again and be able to enjoy the patio and river view. Thank you staff for making our stay simple.

    5
    « Very impressed »

    My husband and I stayed here for one night. We had a king room facing the river. The view was great (a view of the water always makes me happy). The room was exceptionally clean and I loved the decor. There was a nice size mini-frig and small microwave. The public areas were very clean and fresh. There is a nice little fitness room and indoor pool and hot tub. The continental breakfast was ok as continental breakfasts go. I believe that this is an older hotel, but you wouldn't know it once you stepped foot inside. I was very surprised with how well kept this hotel was. I would definitely recommend it and we will definitely go back!

    4
    « Best Western Cheboygan, MI »

    Besides being a great value, exception for breakfast and cleanliness always. I stay here ext 5 times per yr and never disappoints - very consistent, great staff. I highly recommend when in Cheboygan. Great location on water during summer months, close to restaurants and stores.

    5
    « Fabulous stay at Cheboygan Best Western!! »

    The front desk lobby men were professional kind and very caring. The next time I come up to Cheboygan I will for sure be staying at the hotel ,I absolutely want to try the honeymoon suite out just for how awesome it looked.

    4
    « Return »

    Solid choice for the area. Have stayed in 4 different rooms over the last year. Some renovations more user friendly than others! Some bathrooms more awkward than others. Like other renovations we've seen lately some rooms seemed to have a bit more furniture than needed.

    5
    « Cheboygan, MI »

    Great local choice with nice amenities. Close into town and easy access if you are headed to Mackinaw. Some good local places to eat like Pier 33 and newly opened Nauti Inn are a close drive. Dockage for boats is a HUGE plus too.

    1
    « Smokers a problem »

    We stayed the night here while visiting friends. The hotel was nice. The room was clean and we were checked in early. The problem with our stay was other guests who were smoking outside on their balcony and all the smoke was being sucked into our room through the ventilation system. It was not a pleasant stay for those of us non smokers. It's a shame that smokers are so inconsiderate of other people!

  • 5
    « Nice place »

    Not much to say except it was a good stay with friendly people. Breakfast was great. Staff did a good job with everything. Shower was hot sheets clean appearance of pool looked good. This minimum amount is to high

    5
    « Great stay! »

    Came up for a short vacation, friends recommended we stay here and they were right! The room was very clean, bed was actually comfortable! The complementary breakfast was perfect, gotta love those waffles! Staff was friendly and very accommodating. Indoor hot tub was perfect for warming up from the cold. Overall, shinning example of a Best Western!

    3
    « BW - Cheboygan »

    Clean rooms. Great staff. Nice breakfast. A bit dated although areas that have been updated have been done nicely. A bit overpriced for the "off" season. Right on the canal. Probably a nice place to sit and watch the boat traffic during the warmer months.

    5
    « Up North »

    This is an exceptional hotel. The staff is extremely friendly, breakfast was wonderful and the pool area/hot tub is immaculate. Definitely would recommend to anyone who is staying in the area. 15 Minutes from Mackinac City!

    5
    « Great Hotel! »

    I have had the privilege of staying at this hotel each year for the past nine years.Nice comfortable rooms, great beds, always clean and fresh. The entire staff remains helpful and courteous. A special thanks to Tim at the front desk. He always goes above and beyond what is required.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Nice hotel. Nothing really fancy but clean and in good shape. The views off the balcony in the back is great. Very peaceful feeling (October). Quiet area. No problems. Don't hesitate to stay at this hotel.

    1
    « Stay someplace else! »

    Stayed in Cheboygan over the weekend. Checked in with a group (hockey team, five sets of parents) and asked if there was a community room to use - was told they didn't have one. The next day I noticed the "Meeting Room" sign and asked if we could use or rent it, was told it was being used all day and all night.Stopped down at the office a few times, the room was empty all day, and remarkably, all night. Must have rented it out to the invisible hockey team or other Marvel superhumans that I was unable to see. I stopped at the office to ask if one of the other teams had checked out, was told "Not that I know of, and regardless it's too late for a refund" in a very snippy tone...well, I wasn't really inquiring about a refund, thank you, but glad you could get the barb in. One of the parents asked for a rollaway and was told in a very "I don't really want to have to take care of this" attitude that there was a $10 fee, which he was happy to pay (unlike the counter gal, who was not happy to have to punch 30 seconds worth of keyboard in). Saturday afternoon several of us were enjoying a few drinks out back by the river, two of which had waterfront rooms on the lawn level...complete with two chairs each. We pulled the chairs over by the waterfront...and at 2 PM we were handed a garbage bag and told that people were going to start checking in shortly and those folks might need the chairs (again, the chairs were in front of our rooms to start with) and that we needed to make sure we picked up our empties (we pick up our empties without being asked typically). I'm not sure if they thought we were just a bunch of wayward alcoholics that were using their chairs for the afternoon or what. Overall, I'd never stay here again and unless you like being treated like you are a problem from the first minute you arrive pick another place.

    3
    « ok for a few nights »

    food is not the best and the hotel is in need of updating but it is clean for the most part. The staff tried to keep the place clean at least but it was not the first choice. If you are just coming to fish or hunt and don't care where you rest at night then this is the place for you.

    5
    « Excellent all around »

    We stayed two nights and were very pleased. Beds were comfortable, room was quite large, it was quiet, wifi worked, and best of all was the balcony that overlooked the river - it was so pleasant to sit on the balcony and watch the river down below. We didn't use the indoor pool but it looked attractive. Breakfast was all the things you expect in an included breakfast (waffles, eggs, cereal, fruit, rolls, etc) but better than usual. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Our room rate for two queen beds was $100, which I expect would've been higher in the summer.

    5
    « best western cheboygan, michigan »

    we really enjoyed our stay. loved the balcony over looking the river. wonderful room. very comfortable beds. excellent internet and television. will definitely stay again, and would recommend it to everybody i know.

  • 5
    « River Terrace, Cheboygan, Michigan »

    The employees here go out of their way to make you feel welcomed. The rooms are updated, very clean, and spacious, not to mention the view of the river from each room is a great way to help you relax.

    5
    « Great place to stay! »

    We planned a last minute trip to Cheboygan and needed a pet friendly place to stay and this has been by far the best! Other pet rooms we have stayed in have been run down and noticeable that it was a pet room. The room we got not only had a beautiful view of the river but it was very clean and comfortable!! They also have very tasty coffee. From the minute I called to make my reservation with Will to the time we left we had exceptional service. Thank you for a great place to stay!

    5
    « Good Choice »

    We were traveling from Ohio to the U.P. and didn't want to stay in Mackinac city. I was pleased with the reviews on trip advisor and they were spot on. We were very happy with the motel. We reserved a room overlooking the river. It looked like everything in the motel had been updated, and it was clean and comfortable. We had a nice balcony with two chairs and a table, and they were also clean. The room had good lighting and a reasonably nice chair for me to sit in to read. It had two luggage racks which we really appreciated. Nice water flow in the shower, and a quiet flushing toilet, comfy beds. Although there was no meat at breakfast, there were excellent scrambled eggs, warm biscuits and gravy, waffles, and other items. I would definitely stay there again if I were in the area.

    5
    « Very clean! »

    Very nice stay. Everyone was helpful and the room was the cleanest we have ever seen. I would highly recommend to anyone. The breakfast was good too. Can't complain about anything at the Best Western in Cheboygan, MI

    5
    « Excellent!! »

    We stayed 2 nights with our 2 large dogs. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. We heard no noise from the road. Loved the patio and direct access to the lawn overlooking the river. Great breakfast and the staff was so pleasant and helpful!

    5
    « My brother and I visiting his 102 yr old Aunt »

    My brother's cousin pointed out this Best Western and we're glad she did.I take my brother visiting various places since he can't drive anymore. He's 78 and I'm 81. We'll have to start staying at BW's from now on.

    5
    « Always love staying here »

    This hotel is a regular stop on trips to/from the Upper Peninsula for me. It's a bit out of the way from Mackinac but it's worth it - the hotel faces the river and the rooms have river views. In previous stays I had a second floor room with a balcony over the river, but this time was given a ground floor room with a small patio. Both options are good, but I think I'd ask for a second floor room if you can. Wi-Fi is a bit slow and spotty sometimes, but otherwise good. The hotel breakfast is also a nice touch with warm biscuits and gravy and scrambled eggs to start your day right. The pool and hot tub also have river views and while the pool was a bit chilly this time around, they're a great place to relax after a long day of traveling.

    5
    « Really nice hotel with lovely view »

    We stayed in a room with river front view and it was lovely; the beds were very comfortable and the AC was quiet and in good working order. Room was quiet with no road noise. Breakfast was standard but they did have eggs and good yogurt. the pool was also very nice. We would stay here whenever we go to Cheboygan in the future.

    4
    « A decent average hotel »

    Backside of room faces a river with peace and quiet, a very nice touch! Friendly clerk at check-in, making me feel welcome. (Surprisingly, some of the other hotels we visited made me feel that i was bothering them). The four of us occupied two rooms. Overall above-average. The bathrooms have knocking (banging) noise.

    5
    « Love this hotel! »

    I stay at this hotel whenever I can. Beautiful view of the Cheboygan river. Excellent service. Great breakfast with hot items too! The fitness center was nice along with the pool and hot tub. I recommend this hotel to anyone traveling up north in Michigan.

  • 5
    « Great location, balcony overlooking the river »

    We stayed two nights. Room was great.......coffee, balcony, refrigerator, etc. We booked a pet friendly room. All was great. There was a complimentary continental breakfast with hot items. It looked fine, but we ate at Alice's Restaurant (very good). We would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Pleasant, relaxing stay »

    On an extended motorcycle trip, we did not know what to expect from this property when we arrived. What we experienced was a very friendly staff, a clean and nicely appointed room with a wonderful view of the river from our balcony. Breakfast was done well and there was plenty of room in the breakfast area, which is too often not the case. The location is convenient to the Mackinaw City area and there is a Walmart and laundromat close by should those needs arise. Nice place, friendly staff, reasonably priced. What's not to like about that?

    5
    « Very pleasant surprise.....relaxing, comfortable and clean! »

    We booked online and this was one of the only hotels we could get in the area that would let us book for 2 nights over labor day weekend as other hotels in the area would not let us book unless it was for 3 nights. In the beginning we were a bit concerned that it was not a nice place to stay since it was one of the few left but turns out that was not the case. The room was very clean, spacious and the furniture and decor seems to be new and modern. We were able to keep the room cool with the AC while the bathroom had a separate temperature control inside. The sink was outside of the bathroom. The hotel was quiet and the bed was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on in a hotel. The breakfast was awesome. They had typical breakfast items like cereal, yogurt, muffins, bagels, etc., but what we really enjoyed were the biscuits and gravy, hardboiled eggs, scrambled eggs and oatmeal. The oatmeal was already made and was not the little packets that was have to add water too. The coffee was really good also. This hotel is a short distance from Mackinaw City if you are planning on visiting. What I really love about this hotel was that it was on the river. There is a second door in the room that leads you out to a patio that you can sit on and you can walk right down to the river which is about 50 feet away. We really enjoyed sitting out there watching the ducks and boats going up and down the river. It was quite relaxing. This is a really nice place to stay.

    5
    « Newly renovated very clean »

    Clean, new interior, friendly staff, great breakfast, on the river, accepts pets. It's all of the things you want in a place to stay for a couple of nights. We enjoyed our stay and will be using this hotel from now on while in Cheboygan.

    5
    « Very scenic hotel »

    Really enjoyed this hotel for the view. It sits right on the Cheboygan River, has walkways down to the river, along with benches to sit and enjoy the river sites. The rooms have back doors that open up to the river. It was very peaceful and relaxing.

    4
    « Overnight stay for Business Trip »

    Very clean, friendly staff, beautiful view. Easy walk to nearby shops and restaurants. View of river relaxing with boats and wildlife. Would recommend to those staying for business or vacation. Short drive to Straits and lakes.

    5
    « Excellent experience »

    Wonderful 2 nights spent at this hotel. Very very clean, the pool was nice (perhaps a bit too chlorine filled), breakfast was good, beds were new and comfortable. I loved our river view, having a refrigerator in the room, and the large size of the rooms.

    5
    « Best Western River Terrace, Cheboygan MI »

    Great location and beautiful setting. This motel is always very clean and tidy, staff very pleasant and helpful and a great breakfast every morning. No reason to look further when in beautiful Northern Michigan. Close to Downtown and on the river, with moorage and plenty of interesting sites.

    5
    « Hotel right on River »

    Very nice Hotel right on the beautiful Cheboygan River. A view from each room. Always very clean and a delicious breakfast with the best sausage gravy you could hope to find with hot fresh biscuits. Staff are pleasant and eager to help.

    5
    « Very nice! »

    We had a quick overnight stay here and were very pleased with the property. The rooms were a little above the moderate price but you get what you pay for....a very nice, modern room with a beautiful patio and view of the water. The place was quiet, super clean and had a very nice breakfast with an adjoining breakfast room with great views. Would stay here again.

  • 4
    « Relaxing Stay Between Family Visits »

    We were looking for a place to stay away from a busy tourist spot. This hotel overlooking the river was ideal. We spent hours over two days sitting on the balcony watching the boats cruise up and down the river. The rooms could use some updating, but it was comfortable and clean.

    4
    « Charming hotel on the riverbank »

    Enjoyed our stay! The king room was clean and in good condition. The bed was quite comfortable. Great parking. Ability to dock boat so close was amazing. Enjoyed sitting on our patio to watch the boats. Would definitely stay again!

    5
    « Best Western River Terrace, Cheboygan MI »

    A thoroughly enjoyable stay. Our balcony overlooked the river. We made reservations directly by phone. That, check-in and check-out were great experiences. The hotel location was terrific. This was our second visit and for sure, we will return.

    4
    « Better than expected »

    I wasn't expecting much as this was considered a 2 star hotel in the description. It was better than expected. The room was clean and comfortable, there was a great view of the river and the staff was friendly.

    5
    « Great family time »

    Went with my son and his family, got to spend some great quality time with my grand babies, loved the view from the room, everyone was friendly and helpful, great choices for breakfast, great area to stay in close to shops and restaurants.

    5
    « Indian River Boat Trip 2017 »

    Always a fabulous experience at Best Western River Terrace. Rooms are clean with amenities you would expect at this price point. Continental Breakfast is good and staff keeps it stocked and clean. Hard to imagine a more convenient location & setup for boating. We've been coming here for a number of years & have never been disappointed.

    4
    « Best Western Cheboygan MI »

    Excellent, well-maintained older motel along river channel. Great service by entire staff. Breakfast is well displayed, maintained by staff. Best place to stay in Cheboygan, MI - I've stayed at this motel est 12 times in last 3 yrs, and I would definitely stay again due to consistently good management of the property. Thank you River Terrance. .

    4
    « hotels with boating facilities »

    I loved this hotel. It was clean, updated, the staff was awesome and very accommodating, there is a special area dedicated to boats/boat trailers, it's in close proximity to a launch onto the Cheboygan river and we were able to tie off right outside our walkout room. Breakfast included, and we were only 25 minute drive up 23 to Mackinac city.

    5
    « Highly recommend »

    The hotel is small and quaint - the room was very clean, there was minimal noise, the pool was very nice with a great view of the Cheboygan River. My family and I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

    4
    « Good »

    Overall a good place to stay. Still think the price was to high for location and town somewhat run down, but safe. Would stay again if we happen to be in the town. Could add more to the breakfast, but what they did have was good.

  • 4
    « Nice hotel in Cheboygan, MI »

    CLEAN! Nicely made up room. Good quality for the money. Nice towels. Bed was halfway decent(I have a bad back..) An in-room microwave would have been nice,but there was one to use off the lobby. The Boathouse and Mulligan's were 2 good, nearby restaurants. Pleasant trip.

    5
    « freindly and clean »

    the staff was very helpfull with helping us ladies park the boat trailer amd excellent service It was very clean . we would most likely stay again. we ejoyed taht we could dock our boat right out front after we were done with our baeutiful day in the sunshine on our river cruise

    5
    « excellent »

    Best hotel I have ever stayed in that was not a suite room room was very clean staff excellent bed very comfortable sitting b y the river after a seven hour drive was very relaxing. would highly recommend this hotel

    5
    « Water front access & view »

    If you are lucky enough to have a boat ...or, friends who do - you can dock at this Best Western! You have a terrific view of the water and other people boating from your room, too. Property does not have an elevator for upstairs access so book first floor is you have trouble with staircases.

    5
    « great »

    loved the pool breaklfast was good everything was very clean the peple were very nice we had 3 rooms and all were very nice the veiw of the river was a nice surprise and the town was lovely we had great pizza

    5
    « One of the best places I have stayed »

    I am fortunate enough to be able to visit the Best Western River Terrace in Cheboygan for a few days every summer for work. The property is very well maintained, the rooms are cozy and comfortable, there are excellent views of the river and so much to do around town after work. Each and every staff member has been positive, professional and fun. I have completely enjoyed every stay and look forward to next year. Call the front desk to make your reservation...much better rates and service vs. booking online.

    4
    « River view relaxation! »

    Right on the river. Almost every room has a river view with patio or balcony. Very relaxing. We watched a multitude of boats and wildlife pass in front of our room. Pet friendly. Beautiful sunrises. Great breakfast.

    4
    « Riverfront motel »

    This is one of the better motels we have stayed in. The room was very clean and updated. We came by boat and when we went out for dinner then got stranded with a thunderstorm, the staff offered to pick us up and did everything to make our stay a pleasant one. Breakfast was very good also.

    4
    « Nicely Renovated »

    This is an older hotel that has been renovated. The exterior is faded and dated but the inside is nicely done, very clean and comfortable. The balcony overlooking the river is a very nice plus compared to newer hotels. Staff is friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Nice Hotel on the River »

    We spent one night here during a trip to somewhere else in Michigan, and really enjoyed it. The rooms are a bit on the small side but the location - right on the Cheboygan River - is what makes this place great. The breakfast is good and the surrounding town is worth exploring. I wish we had more time to check it out.

  • 4
    « Just a quick trip »

    Nice breakfast area since they remodeled it, nice selection of food. The staff was wonderful and the grandkids loved the poll area. We liked that we could walk to some places. The parking lot could use some attention

    5
    « personal »

    All of the facilities and staff were very helpful in direction tothe funeral home. I needed to attend the visitation of my aunt who was to be buried the next day after her viewing on Thursday.Thanks to all of the staff who were very helpful during our Hotel stay in giving us directions to the funeral home and Church St. Mary's &St. Charles where the burial service was held.

    5
    « The best »

    We were up north in Michigan for nine days and this was far the best hotel! The rooms face the parking lot and open onto the river. There is even a screen door and little patio with chairs! We were traveling with our dog and this was perfect. The rooms are relatively sound proof. The bed was comfortable. Everybody was friendly. The room was clean. It looks dated from the outside, but is very nice inside. Nice pool and whirlpool. Adequate free breakfast.

    5
    « A must stay »

    The river view rooms with porches, boat docks, indoor pool, and picnic area set this hotel apart from others around. Also the friendly staff is always ready to assist with anything you need. After 11 years of spending part of each summer there I will keep going back!

    4
    « Nice Hotel, No Complaints »

    A clean, accommodating motel with rooms overlooking the local river. The pool area was well-kept and the continental breakfast had a nice variety of options. Nothing fancy, but I would recommend if you are ever in the Cheboygan area.

    5
    « Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay »

    Sitting on our little patio with a river view was the most wonderful part of our stay. We watched the boats go up and down the river for hours. The room was great. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was great and the employees were great! I highly recommend the Best Western In Cheboygan for some great and relaxing fun.

    5
    « excellent »

    I must say this was one of the best hotel stays I ever had. Tim an Andrew at the front desk went out of their way to help me get a room when I needed to spend another night an the hotel was booked full. The rooms where clean an comfortable as always. An the breakfast is always good. THank you all for making my stay most enjoyable.

    3
    « Vacation »

    I would stay here again, the outside space was great, the room was nice and close to down town where we had a good dinner. they just need to keep there guests in mind until it is time for them to check out. no lawn mowing or house keeping knocking on the doors before check out time.

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    I wasn't overly impressed, but the room was clean, had a free continental breakfast and great views of the river from my second floor room. There was also ample parking and the staff and management were very nice.

    5
    « Very nice clean hotel »

    Very nice clean friendly hotel. I was able to take my pet and felt very welcomed. It was so nice to come back to the room after a long day and sit by the river. The room had free internet, everyone said hi as you passed them and was willing to help with anything. I will go back again.

  • 4
    « Great hotel »

    We stay here whenever we are in area. Love the friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are nice and pool is great. Highly recommend to all types of travelers in all seasons of year .Good location right in town and close to restaurants.

    3
    « Nice view from room »

    We have never been to Cheboygan and wanted to stay at Best Western for rewards. This hotel from the front is not really appealing but all the rooms faces the river on opposite side and is very nice with beautiful landscaping. We had upper floor (no elevators) with balcony. The room was small overall. The breakfast was good. They provided biscuits and gravy, hot oatmeal and scrambled eggs but no meat. The breakfast area is small but you can sit in other room with the river view.

    5
    « Best kept hotel in upper Michigan »

    Was totally impressed with this hotel.I usually stay at 4 star or better but this hotel was pet friendly and very very clean for an older hotel.Nicely updated.Totally surpassed my expectations.pool and hot tub were clean and very well kept.I could tell this establishment cares about there guest.I very seldom write a review but this place deserves to be recognized.

    5
    « Great stay! »

    Friendly staff, great breakfast, conveniently located next to river for boat docking, comfy beds. Love this place! Have stayed here every Memorial Day weekend for 3 years, friends have stayed for 5 years. Tim is great and housekeeping does a phenomenal job. Already looking forward to next year!

    4
    « Memorial Day Weekend »

    We come every year with family and enjoy are stay each time. Staff is always friendly. I loved being able to view the river and walk right out to the river. I think I found a new favorite room. Hot tub however always has floaties.

    4
    « "Wonderful Pet Friendly Location" »

    Enjoyed being able to accommodate our pet with ease. The first floor rooms have a back door that opens to a small patio (with 2 chairs) and grass beyond that. Making it easy to take our pet outside. The pet fee is $10 a night. The second floor rooms have a balcony. The hotel is located on a river with a lighted walkway around. The breakfast was ample. The room was clean and comfortable. Will definitely book this hotel again when in the area. Highly Recommended

    4
    « Ok stay »

    The motel was in a good location for us. We were going to a destination wedding. The wall paper looks like it's dirty or moldy, but that's just the design. When they redid the interior of the room they put the old moldings back up. Looks terrible. The front door latch, the safety latch, was mounted with two little screws. Breakfast was good. That was comfortable. Otherwise enjoy this stay.

    5
    « A Clean and Friendly Place »

    Service and breakfast spread really great -- friendly, clean, second floor room had scenic view of river and outdoor veranda. Temperature and comfort level of beds was all good, no funky smells or weird stains as is often the case -- everything seemed well maintained.

    3
    « Get rid of office help. »

    The room was nice, I will give it that, but that's as far as I'd go. DIL booked rooms, and didn't think about accessibility. I called 5 hrs. earlier to ask what floor we were on and told 2nd floor. Explained that we are physically handicapped, and our children have 2 babies & all that goes with. Even when we asked, we were told that all rooms on the 1st floor were already booked,and basically - "too bad" that hubby cannot walk w/o assistance, and I .have had 16 knee surgeries, and right now fighting with a fractured kneecap. Yeah, stairs are not our friends. Pool hours are from 9:30a - 10:30p. How can people enjoy a nice swim in the AM when they are busy checking out ? Same with at night when adults want to swim after coming in from a night out, or get the kids to bed. Also, as we traveled over 700 miles to visit our grandkids and children, we had our local family & kids come over to visit and use the pool. The next afternoon, we had to find out from an outside family member that non-guests are not allowed in the pool room or the pool - EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT STATED ANYWHERE. Also, we were told that the pool room was trashed. I'm sorry, but I'm a 63 y/o woman who does NOT leave messes. In fact, I personally walked the entire pool room and picked up every anything that was laying around. That room was spotless. Because of this, we were threatened to be evicted if we kept it up. Breakfast is only served until 9:30a. Too early in my opinion, especially when one can go to any other hotel chain and breakfast is served until at least 10:30a. After breakfast, the area is roped off. At one point, the female working the front desk treated me as if I was going to take down the rope and barge through to the dining area, simply because I stood AT the rope and the just looking - not even touching anything. The lady who worked the front desk all weekend - Melissa; yeah, she either needs an attitude adjustment or find employment where she doesn't need to interact with people. Her attitude was "my way is final", and would not hesitate to argue. We were overcharged on our room at final checkout, and even though I had it in black / white, she wasn't going to budge on adjusting until another lady came out. Even she was a little strong but finally decided " just this one time" to credit the account. I also went to Melissa at one point and explained that we were staying in town one extra night, but could not afford to stay at this motel ($100+ for 1 bed) and could she price match another hotel in town. When Melissa replied, I was actually stunned at her attitude. I actually felt dirty / scorched. Her attitude was "how dare I" ask such a thing. Well, my theory is that less is better than nothing. If I can fill a room and make "some" money, that is better than NO money. Oh well, Guess my thoughts are wrong. Will my husband and I stay there again ? NO. While offering a nice room is good, that is only part of a good stay. I want to stay somewhere where we are treated with courtesy and accommodate their guests, not themselves.

    1
    « Desk clerk was like staying at Bates Motel »

    The toilet in our bathroom was loose and moved noticeably when we sat on it. We told the front desk clerk who didn't care. Even though there were only a half dozen cars in the parking lot, we weren't offered another room nor did they send anyone up to fix it. We put up with it for our two day stay. At breakfast, the desk clerk followed us into the meal room and sat down and just stared at us the entire time we were there. It was totally creepy. We were the only people eating breakfast and its not like there was anything of value to watch over--the utensils were plastic and the plates were paper. We don't know what that was about but it was so bizarre and creepy we'll never be back.

  • 5
    « Great Place, Beautiful View »

    Wonderful place. We had to check in late due to travel and all went well. Very friendly and accommodating for a late check out as well. Even being a holiday, everyone was friendly and the place was clean. Pet friendly too!

    5
    « Relaxing stay close to town »

    Clean friendly hotel. Nice amenities including BBQ pits etc., for having your own cookout if you wish. Dock out the back to pull up your boat. Very close to bicycle trail which takes you to Mackinac City about 20 miles northwest. Very close to town so can walk in for dinner. Staff very helpful.

    5
    « Great views »

    Each room has beautiful river views. Breakfast choices are more than ample and presented in an appealing way. Staff is friendly, helpful and efficient. Beds are very comfy and fridge and coffee maker in each room.

    5
    « Always nice »

    Have stayed here in the past, the rooms are clean, comfortable. Great river view and pleasant staff always. Would recommend to anyone. Don't stay anywhere else in Cheboygan. Close to restaurants, stores and gas stations. A+

    5
    « business stay »

    excellent service and value, with good breakfast and outstanding location, cleanliness and location. Staff are always helpful about local service and facilities and always timely and dependable about reservations and amenities; I will continue to stay here as long as I work in this area

    5
    « A stay with the Hockey Team »

    Very nice hotel on the water. We plan to come back with our boat and keep it in the river next to the hotel. Most all rooms have a view of the river. The breakfast area is nice and there are plenty of other options for dining out.

    4
    « second night michigan tour 2016 »

    Nice clean comfortable rooms with patio or balcony for smokers. Beds are comfortable and bathroom facilities are adequate. Located on the river with a view of the expensive houses across the river. The ducks are very friendly and like to be feed. Has in door pool and free breakfast. Within walking distance of restaurant. (Big Boy) microwave mini fridge and coffee service in room. vending machines in common area

    5
    « really nice stay here »

    I rally enjoy this property to stay at when I am on the road traveling for work. great location. a lot of food choices all around you. shopping nearby, next to the waterfront. very nice pool area for your use, and a great breakfast choices.

    5
    « Fall Trip »

    Loved the balconies overlooking the river, the pool and hot tub temperature, the music in the pool room, the fitness room, the room itself and the staff. The breakfast was good too and there was plenty of room for everyone to sit. I would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Excellent Staff »

    Front Desk staff went Above and Beyond to allow me to extend my stay. Thanks Andrew. The rooms are a bit dated and fortunately there are signs directing people traffic to breakfast. You could get lost exploring upstairs.

  • 5
    « Business Trip »

    Outstanding service with easy check in. Beautiful setting and close to downtown area. Super friendly staff. Awesome breakfast area with many choices. Breakfast is complimentary with stay. Highly recommend to others.

    5
    « Great place to stay!! »

    Staying at this hotel was a wonderful experience. It is located in a beautiful setting along the Cheboygan River. It is centrally located to shopping, restaurants and points of interest. The service was top notch from the time I made the reservation by phone until the time of check-out. The room was beautiful and the beds were comfortable. I will make every effort to stay at this hotel the next time I stay in the Cheboygan area.

    4
    « Clean and Charming »

    This hotel, love acted right on the Cheboygan River, is a beautiful spot for any season. The rooms face the river with balconies, and porches. This is a clean and nice place to stay at a very fair price. I wish the breakfast had more choices and served local baked goods.

    5
    « amazing »

    Great place nice view great rooms. fair price sweet pool hottub right on the river with place to tie up next to food. very nice. Best hotel in town will be back I like the room number 144 with a hottub.

    4
    « Right Price »

    My sister and I were up North for a long weekend and stayed at the BW River Terrace. It's location is right on the river and there is a nice view. The rooms were smallish and everything was very clean and neat. The "outside" door doesn't block all the road traffic but unless you're a super light sleeper (and I'm a light sleeper myself) it shouldn't be too noticeable. The Continental breakfast is from 6:30-9:30 am and when it gets closer to 9 am, the availability of food choices goes down. I take of 0.5 off the rating for that, so my true rating is 4.5 out of 5. I would most certainly stay here again if in the area.

    5
    « Quality stay in northern Michigan »

    I have stayed at this location many, many times. They are extremely consistent, always updating rooms and common areas and the service is always great and consistent. Highly recommend this hotel. If you are traveling anywhere near this location and need a hotel, you won't go wrong with this selection,

    5
    « Pleasant & nice stay »

    This was our first time staying at this hotel and we were pleasantly surprised at how nice this hotel was and was reasonably priced, We love the fact that it is pet friendly and ok with the minimal charge for pets. Every room has a view of the river and the pool area looks inviting even though we did not use it. Staff were helpful and check in/out was easy. We will defiantly be back here!!!

    5
    « Great Stay »

    We would recommend this hotel, very clean, pleasant and helpful staff. The view is beautiful along the river. Nice location, a restaurant close by and other shops withing walking distance. The pool and hot tub were an added bonus for our stay.

    5
    « Five Days in A Great Facility »

    First let me rave about Tim at the front desk. There isn't a nicer more friendly and helpful individual in the hotel business. He is so nice he took my pasta that I was heating in the microwave in styrafoam (which is a no no I found out) and put it on 3 paper plates and heated it up for me! He gave me a fork and knife. It was pretty good. He looked up places where I could purchase US 23 Heritage gear and I called the Ausable Trading Post in Oscoda and they have it! He gave us a fabulous room on the 2nd floor overlooking the river and at the end of the building. Always smiling and just like a welcoming beacon always there. This is a great place to stay. I have NO complaints and that is unusual. I would stay here again. We stayed for 5 days and used it s a jump off point for all the wonderful things to see and do from Mackinaw to Cross Village Harbor Springs and Charlevoix.

    5
    « Voyage of Discovery »

    Got into Cheboygan just after 6 pm. Got the first room off the lobby, you can see the river over the indoor pool an hot tub right outside the rooms back door. Nice and clean with a queen bed. A Big Boy restaurant is right next door, that spells dinner! Have not eaten a a Big Boy in 15 years & they were good back then. One of the highest Trip Advisor hotel in town. And the price said sleep HERE! Very nice after 9 hour's on the road today. Looking forward to that big queen bed after dinner and a soak in the hot tub.

  • 5
    « Great Weekend »

    This Best Western is right on a river with a great view. Wish I would have taken my fishing rod. Check in was a breeze even with a newbie being trained. The hot tub and pool were great. Didn't take the time to use the fitness room but it has one. Will be going back to this one.

    4
    « Scenic trip »

    We enjoyed the river view room even though it was an overcast and cool day. The hotel was very clean and the staff friendly. The bathroom was very small, but the shower was nice. The breakfast area is small, although they do have an overflow room. Selection of items was very limited, no hot eggs or meats. We likely would return if we were in the area.

    4
    « a nice stay,...... »

    We spent three nights as our home base to visit the Soo, the tunnel of trees, Petoskey and Charlevoix. (Avoiding Mackinaw City was a priority!) Room was clean and comfortable, overlooking the river. No elevator to the second floor, but Tim at the front desk graciously assisted with luggage. A very pleasant stay!

    5
    « Very clean and neat place to stay »

    The hotel looked very well taken care of and the staff was friendly. Beds were very comfortable and the room was very clean. Didn't get a chance to use the pool but it looked inviting. The equipment in the fitness room looked up to date. I also like the idea of being able to get bagged ice from the desk

    5
    « Great place on a budget »

    Was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Rooms were very clean, staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was nice and had a nice variety of choices. All the rooms face the river and it was nice to sit outside and relax and enjoy the views in the evening with a glass of wine and in the morning with a cup of coffee :-) The hotel is only about 15 minutes away from Mackinaw City and the Ferry's to the island.

    5
    « Great place to stay! »

    This hotel is right on the water and every room has a terrace overlooking the river. Wonderful! I stayed for business, but had a great time exploring Cheboygan and we even got to rent paddleboards that we used right outside our hotel room. Would definitely stay again. Rooms were clean. Breakfast was basic, but good.

    5
    « I love this place. »

    I travel for work and get the pleasure of my company putting me up in this hotel often. The rooms are always clean and the front desk staff are always super friendly. Every room has a view of the river and you can watch the ducks, geese and boats go by. Last winter my sisters & nephews came to visit for the afternoon and the manager allowed them to swim in the pool and enjoy the hot tub (he said he normally wouldn't do that but the hotel was not busy).

    5
    « Perfect Stay in Cheboygan Best Western! »

    We chose this Best Western because we wanted to visit Mackinaw City and St. Ignace areas. This Best Western was Just a 15-20 minute drive to both cities, and during our stay we also drove around Cheboygan to shop a bit, and had breakfast at a WONDERFUL little place called Alice's Restaurant! Very good meals! The hotel was very clean and we had an enjoyable stay.

    5
    « Skip Mackinaw City and Stay here for much less »

    We stayed at the River Terrace for 3 nights. We had a ground level room with screen door that opened to the river. This is a very clean and well run motel. Our porch along the river was a nice place to sit and enjoy a cocktail after a day trip to Mackinac Island and City. Staff were more than happy to make suggestions for dinner and all the suggestions were excellent. Breakfast was nothing fancy, but enough to get you going in the morning. I would stay at this location before any overpriced Mackinaw City motels. Get away from the crowds and stay here.

    5
    « Enjoyable Stay over Labor Day »

    Loved the King Deluxe with a river view because of the microwave and the balcony. If I had to complain it would be that the pillows weren't very comfortable, but that is just my personal preference. Otherwise, I love this hotel and stay here every time I am in the Cheboygan/Mackinaw area.

  • 5
    « Up North vacation stop »

    Stayed for 2 nights in August before going to Mackinac Island. Found it to be very clean and a pleasant place to stay. Parking lot side and river side of the rooms are like night and day. Very nice river view from almost all rooms. Continental breakfast was good with plenty of room. Front desk person (Tim) was very pleasant and helpful and even managed a minor "smoking area" spat with great skill and tact. Rooms on lower level have a patio area, upper level ones have a balcony. This place is a reasonably priced and attractive alternative to Mackinaw City on the "big water". Would definitely stay there again when in area.

    5
    « Awesome! »

    Perfect location for our Inland boat trip! Check in was easy and fast. Room was super clean and the grounds were very well kept. Loved that we were able to to use the dock to keep our boat out front. Pool was a great added feature.

    4
    « River Terrace Hotel, Cheboygan, MI »

    We have stayed at this hotel numerous times, and always found it and the staff extremely helpful. This time we couldn't get a first floor room, as we have in the past, and it caused us some difficulty, due to my wife's challenges in climbing stairs, made worse by a fall earlier in the day. There is no elevator.

    5
    « Best Western River Terrace, Cheboygan Mi »

    You won't find a cleaner and nicer place to stay. The staff are exceptional. It is so nice to have a continental breakfast to start your day. Everything was warm and fresh. The hot tub and pool are very clean and nice and warm. If you have a boat and are planning a boating vacation or weekend request the river front rooms with room access to the river and your boat. We have stayed there 4 summers in a row and have never been disappointed.

    5
    « Best Western »

    The Best Western on the River Front in Cheboygan is a great place to stay on the Michigan Inland Waterway ~ Easy access around the corner to take the Lock out to Lake Huron, Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island .. One of the few places you can arrive by boat and can walk to fast food and stores. Definately a Great Place to Stay!!

    5
    « Better than I expected. »

    From the front I wasn't really sure about the hotel, but once inside it was very nice. We loved that we could walk to the river from our slider. The pool is very nice and I had a great experience with the staff.

    4
    « Up north vacation »

    This is the second time that we have stayed at this hotel. It is a nice hotel with a great view of the Cheboygan river. We wanted a room with microwave, so we booked a king bed room with fridge and microwave (this is the only room that apparently has a microwave). We discovered later that we could have picked a different type of room and used the community microwave by the office. When we walked in, the room had a funky smell to it (when we stayed last time, we didn't notice any smell in the room). We thought about inquiring about moving to a different room, but we had already unloaded all of our belonging and were tired from a long drive and day behind us. So, we just ran the air conditioner all that evening and night and that seemed to help the smell somewhat. Also, this type of room and a door with a half screen, so they wasn't much air coming in. The last time we stayed, we had a 2 queen bed (with only fridge), but that room had a doorwall leading out to the balcony, which was much nicer. If we stay there again, we would make sure we got a room with doorwall (much more air coming in and easier to go out to the balcony). The pool (saltwater) was one of the warmest pools we have ever used at a lodging, it was wonderful. My wife usually takes a while to get in since most pools are cool or she doesn't go in at all. This pool, she went right in with no hesitation. The breakfast was pretty good, but the area was very tight and congested. I would recommend this hotel if staying in Cheboygan, as it is the best one in the area. I would suggest possibly checking out the room before committing to it.

    3
    « AC problems »

    Room was nice, view was beautiful, pool was great for the kids and breakfast was decent enough. Thought it was odd when we checked in that the slider to the deck was open instead of the AC on, but the weather was nice. Evening rolls around and we decided to close up as soon as the second hand smoke started to drift in. AC unit wouldn't stay on for more than 2 min. Response from the desk was "a lot of people are having that problem" and we were instructed to just turn the fan on high. That worked well enough, but highly disappointing for the price, during peak season.

    1
    « Poor service »

    Second year in a row ask for a specific room and are given the worst room in the house--not a busy time. Don't waste your time trying to talk to this group! Thought last year was a fluke--must be standard! Appears to be a good place to stop with your boat while on the inland waterway in Michigan-- there are few places you can stop with your boat--we will look for other places or just not visit area again!

    4
    « Very clean and friendly »

    I'm a bit of a princess when it comes to hotels. My husband booked this hotel and I was a bit nervous. I was wrong. Very clean, quiet and great view. Tim on the front desk took the time to call my husband to let him know a king room was now available if he still wanted one. Nice clean place.

  • 5
    « Relaxing stay »

    My husband and I stayed at the hotel on our last night of our northern Michigan trip. The desk clerk was polite and helpful. The room was clean and well stocked with a fridge, and microwave. The bed was comfortable too. My favorite part was the view from the room balcony. The second floor rooms each have their own balcony with a table and chairs. The lower level rooms have small patios that also look out on the river.

    5
    « Quiet, Well Run Hotel »

    We stayed three nights here because the reviews on the hotels in Mackinaw City were so average and this was $50 less and looked nicer. We were glad we stayed. Because of the design, you didn't hear highway noise and overlooked the beautiful river. The room was small but so homey, nicely decorated and a back door to the balcony. The breakfast was continental but quite adequate. Ate at Big Boy one morning next door and that was very good. Management was accommodating and really seemed to care.

    5
    « Relaxing »

    Staff friendly, asked for first floor and got it...a plus no stairs...Our room was was very nice and it was clean...had two doors, the second door open on to small patio facing the river...very relaxing seat with a cup of tea after a long drive...beds comfortable pillows good...lots of outlets for rechanging cameras, phones, iPads...had breakfast till 9:30 but we slept in...a great place to stay

    4
    « Clean room, friendly staff, yummy breakfast, and 30 minutes to Mackinaw City »

    When we pulled up, we weren't sure as it look liked an average motel. We, however, were quite surprised! Our room was located on the first floor (technically the ground floor/basement -- it's a funky layout) and it was wonderful. We had sliding doors onto a small patio that overlooked the river. In addition, the bathroom was super clean and the housekeeping staff did a great job. The beds were super comfy and there were tons of TV channels. I needed to print out some things for an online class I am taking, and the computer+printer in the lobby worked well and I was able to print my documents without a hassle. The staff were super welcoming and friendly and the breakfast was good. The only hot breakfast food they had was waffles, but there was a variety of tasty options. The hotel is also located within walking distance to various restaurants. I would highly recommend staying at this Best Western!

    4
    « Excellent -- except for sofa bed »

    Was on a biking trip with my 4 sisters. We had two rooms. One with a sofa bed and two beds to accommodate 3 of us. The beds, bedding, cleanliness and decor were very nice. However, the sofa bed was so bad that I took the sofa cushions, placed them under the bottom sheet of the sofa mattress and used them to sleep on. The end result was very good.

    5
    « another awesome stay AGAIN »

    The wife & I have stayed here numerous times ...we keep returning because this place is very homey to us . So this time the wife took our TEXAS friends (gramma and her 2 grand-daughters ) THEY too had a very great experience .Although this is an older Best Western , the place is clean , rooms are roomy ,the staff is awesome and the river is comforting . The housekeeping staff is friendly and do an awesome job of tidying the room when we doing day trips .

    4
    « Nice Location, Friendly Service »

    Nice location on the river, and reasonable walking distance (~1Mile) to shopping, restaurants, etc. Breakfast could have have had a better selection. Smoking outpost location was right outside of our room.

    4
    « Nice and Comfortable »

    We booked a trip to northern Michigan last minute, we were able to secure the last room on the Fourth of July weekend. The hotel is on the Cheboygan River and provides docking for boats of the people staying in the hotel!!! This alone will make me return. The docking allows easy access to Lake Huron and Mullet Lake. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff polite. We used the hotel as base for traveling to and from Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. The pool was clean and not busy. The ONLY downside was we could hear everything the guests in the room above us did!

    5
    « Wonderful place, great staff »

    I have never been disappointed staying at this hotel. Beautiful location on the river front and very helpful and courteous staff. The only minor ping I would give is the dim lighting bulbs in the room lamps, I know it saves energy but sometimes I need a bit more light to comfortably read.

    3
    « River »

    The hotel sits on the cheboygan rier close to every thing a nice Big Boy resturant next door.They have nice patios to sit and watch boats go up and down the river. Easy parking in front of your room, about 20 miles south of Mackinac city gate way to Mackinac Island. There are alot back roads you can also driver on to enjoy the trees and cool whether

  • 4
    « A nice place »

    Perfectly OK. The rooms were big and clean, though one of the rooms was a little stuffed. The breakfast was as expected, and the staff was welcoming and helpful. The location is nice, but there's not that much to see in the city. Stayed here before going further up north, and city-wise I'd rather recommend Mackinac City.

    5
    « Great Value, Service and Property »

    Very nice, clean rooms. Exceptional value for the price. Beautiful view of the river from my room. I recommend for anyone visiting the Cheboygan area whether business or leisure. It is conveniently located next door to a Big Boy so that made grabbing a quick meal easy and convenient.

    5
    « Excellent Experience »

    This is an extremely awesome place stay to do the Chain of Lakes It could not be anymore convenient for boat launch and the staff is wonderful and informative about the area and things to do We will return again soon and highly suggest others try this place out

    5
    « Great pet friendly place to stay. »

    This is a great pet friendly place to stay on the river in Cheboygan, MI.Right on the river with docking available for boats. We really appreciate being able to stay somewhere as nice as this with our dog. The room was very clean and well maintained.

    5
    « Beautiful views, nicely appointed rooms. »

    Our 2 night stay at the River Terrace was very nice. Our ground floor room had a private, walk-out patio with table and chairs, overlooking the Cheboygan River. Just steps away from a riverside walkway and boating docks. It was quieter than expected for the Memorial Day Weekend, and the rates were very reasonable. Close to restaurants and stores, minutes from the beach and downtown.

    5
    « very comfortable place to stay »

    this property is a really great place to stay at. I have had the pleasure now of staying at this property several times and I always get the best service. I also see and hear it , for the other guest, that are in the lobby.always clean rooms.

    5
    « Nice hotel - Great location »

    This is a nice hotelfor this part of northern michigan. The location is excellent - right in town and on the water. staff was friendly and helpfull. Work out area was small, but equipment was newer. Would stay here again with out hesitation

    5
    « River Terrace »

    Great place to stay with a beautiful view of the Cheboygan River, ducks, geese, and loons. Very good value and spacious rooms. The pool and jacuzzi has always been clean and the staff is always friendly. It is the place to stay. It is nice to have a mini fridge in each room. Downfall, no microwave in the rooms but one is available near the ice machine.

    4
    « Good stay »

    Rooms are hard to find at first. Right on Cheboygan river. Nice view of lots of April snow. Parking lot should have been cleared of snow earlier than 9am. Staff very nice. Room heat was hard to control but room was nice. Breakfast great. Pool and spa were great.

    4
    « Reasonably priced motel in downtown Cheboygan. »

    We stayed at this motel on our way home from Michigan's upper peninsula. Our room was upstairs, overlooking the small Cheboygan River and houses on the opposite bank. The room was outside access with our truck parked close by. The room was clean, had a wash sink outside of the bathroom/shower, and generally nice. Road traffic outside was noticeable, as the hotel sits on what looks like a main drag. The hotel in near a Walmart that has a Subway sandwich shop inside for a meal that's a compromise between a sit down restaurant and McDonald's. McDonalds', Wendys and Burger are also reasonably close. As a runner, what I liked out this place was it's location. Access to the 61 mile North Central State Trail was about a 5 minute jog from our room. The trail is an old railroad bed that was converted as part of a Rail-to-Trails project. The surface was very nice to run on and I had that section of trail all to myself on th 25 degree Sunday morning. The snow had all melted recently, so the surface required no extra concentration other than to enjoy the run. If I find myself in need of a place to stay again in that area, The Best Western in Cheboygan will be my first choice.

  • 5
    « Fabulous staff and beautiful rooms with a breathtaking view of the river »

    Absolutely the best hotel for the price. Extremely clean, very friendly and very helpful staff. Great breakfast and pool and hot tub! The views from our room where breathtaking of the Cheboygan River.

    5
    « Best Western River Terrace Cheboygan »

    Best hotel in town. Well-run and a beautiful setting. Many rooms have a view of the river. Central location next to shopping and restaurants. Great pool and hot tub. Has been a family favorite for many years. Cheboygan area is great for year-round recreation.

    4
    « Great Stay in Cheboygan »

    Great Hotel and food and cocktails at Mulligans. Goof breakfast and cable t.v. Location was awesome and quiet. Never thought of Cheboygan as a place to recreate at - it truly was a great find. We loved the movie theater and Zany Kitchen! Tattoo artist in downtown had some nice art work.

    4
    « It was acceptable »

    Our stay at the Best Western was fine. It was not my favorite place as far as space in our room. It was a little crowded for 4 people but it worked for what we needed it for. Pool was wonderful however I am glad we swam before the entire hockey team. It was getting a little crowded in the pool. Other than that, the location was great with lots of places nearby. I would love to visit in the summer time.

    5
    « Very Nice touch »

    Hotel staff was very friendly, room was clean - great value - breakfast was simple but got plenty to eat - snowed several inches overnight and hotel staff cleaned snow off every car - very nice touch.

    5
    « Nice place to stay in Cheboygan, Michigan »

    This place is close to downtown Cheboygan and right next to the river. There's a nice view of the river from rooms. The hotel is far enough from the street that noise is not a problem, and the rooms are always very clean when we stay there. A Big Boy restaurant an easy walk across the parking lot. If a person has trouble walking up stairs he should ask for a ground floor, since this hotel has no elevator. Otherwise, this should not be much of a problem since the hotel is only two stories high. Currently, they are doing some remodeling on the ground floor so we expect these rooms to be very nice. There's plenty of shopping right across the street, including a Walmart.

    5
    « Nice, clean place to stay »

    This is a very nice place to stay. We had a comfortable bed and a room with lots of room to move around. The price is on the high end especially if you are just traveling through and need something for the night. The management was helpful, though, in finding a discount for us. TV, Internet and bathroom were all in great working order.

    5
    « Cozy mid-winter stay was fabulous !! »

    This was our first time, and it just looked cozy being on the river. This was WAY beyond our expectations !! It was so very quiet, impeccably clean and close to everything for dinner, lunch, or breakfast !! The beds and pillows were the best we've ever known !!!!!! You just melted into it !!! Will definitely be back !!

    3
    « Make sure that they are done remodelling, if you want an inside-access room. »

    When I made my res\\servation with the motel directly, I was promised a room with inside access to the pool. When I arrived, I was told that they were remodelling all of those types of rooms. I was given a room at the other end of the motel from the pool, so would've had to walk outside in 20 degrees if I'd used the pool.

    4
    « For the area »

    Best in the area, breakfast is below average but OK. Rooms are nice but internet is hit or miss. Smoking ashtrays are right outside the room so if you don't smoke (allergic) the smell rolls right in. Accommodating staff and probably the best place in town to stay. Shopping for any unforeseen needs is close and easily accessed. Overall, over average.

  • 4
    « Great Location »

    Very clean hotel on a very scenic river. Always a pleasant stay! The staff is friendly and the bathrooms were being updated. New toilets and bathtubs. I would recommend this hotel over any other hotels in the Cheboygan area.

    5
    « great room »

    I love the river terrace hotel. I always stay at a best western hotel when I travel because of all it has to offer. and the river terrace overlooks the very beautiful cheboygan river. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous. The room was very spacious and comfortable. My grandsons enjoyed the pool too.

    3
    « Okay Hotel for the price »

    If you are just looking for a place to crash on your way to somewhere better it is an alright spot. It, however, is not a destination hotel. This was for an impromptu weekend getaway with my guy last winter where we just drove until we were tired and then stopped for the weekend to enjoy the frozen lake and local shops, it turned out to be a lot less romantic than we envisioned. This type of vacation, lack of planning that is, was probably our biggest mistake. It was noisy in our room from the pool and breakfast traffic and the front desk did not seem interested much in our problem and would not move us. The room was clean and spacious though so that made up for a it a little. I liked the tub quite a bit, plenty of move room in there and the curtain rods are curved out so you do not have to deal with a soggy, used, possibly dirty curtain rod touching you. Over all, it would have been a nice stay had the walls been a little thicker, but since I didn't get any sleep it made the trip rather enjoyable.

    5
    « Pleasantly Surprised »

    I was extremely impressed with the quality of the room, compared to the age of the exterior. It did not look run down, just well aged. But the room and pool were a different story the room was in excellent condition, updated and comfortable. The pool area was very nice and clean. I would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Best hotel I've stayed in in the northern part of the lower peninsula »

    Clean, quiet, nice location along the river, friendly staff, comfortable bed with good linens on it rather than an acrylic bedspread. Had a balcony which would be nice in the summer. We would stay here again.

    4
    « Fall Color Trip »

    This hotel is great and offers great pricing, too. We had a ground floor room with, of course, a view of the river. We enjoyed the ducks (and one seagull), who would visit from the lawn, quietly cluck/coo, and then leave when we didn't give them any food. Very polite ducks. The hot tub and pool are perfect. The bed was comfy and the room nicely updated. If a microwave resided in the room, we'da been all set. lol I thought the Continental Breakfast was fine. You can't compare it to a Big Boy and be fair. We were happily fed with plenty for breakfast. The front desk personnel was kind and helpful, the groundskeeper was friendly and helpful, the breakfast ladies were too. We enjoyed staying here and will again.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    this is an older Hotel, but a very nice and clean Hotel, nice room great view it is on the river. We enjoyed our stay, we will stay here again. The hotel is conveniently located on the main road threw town.

    3
    « Fishing trip »

    Every thing was satisfactory with the hotel. The continental breakfast not worth the visit. We went next door to the Big Boy. The cement part of the river dock needs to be replaced. If we would have had ground level riverfront rooms we may have went fishing at the motel.

    4
    « River Terrace »

    It is in a great location and what a surprise when we discovered that we had a balcony overlooking the inlet waters. I was also pleasantly surprised when we had breakfast, they were smart and left the shell on the boiled eggs. This kept them from becoming rubbery (like the already peeled ones). I would recommend this hotel to any age group. We didn't use the pool but had to pass by it to get to the breakfast area and the appearance was very clean. Nice stay for the price!

    5
    « Great experience »

    Super clean, updated, front desk staff and cleaning staff was very nice. We normally stay in Mackinaw City but Cheboygan is only 15-20 miles away. We wanted to stay someplace new and we haven't gotten good service from hotels in Mackinaw City. This place earned our future business.

  • 5
    « Always great »

    From the staff to the cleanliness of the hotel and grounds is what brings us back to this charm of a place every time. The price is always right, and the service is super. They do have a pool, however we have never used it, looks clean and nice though.

    5
    « An unexpected surprise »

    We loved the surprise of a wonderful balcony overlooking the river complete with balcony furniture. The hotel staff were very helpful, the rooms clean and comfortable. The breakfast was great with staff assisting and keeping all items available. Good coffee, too! A great stay for us!

    5
    « A pleasant surprise »

    We did not realize what a gem this hotel would be. We loved that it overlooked the Black River with a great balcony with seating. The hotel was extremely clean and the rooms relaxing and very clean. The hotel personnel were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely stay here again!

    5
    « Fabulous »

    We loved almost everything about this hotel. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, the view amazing. The wi-fi was sporadic but that could have been because of the area. Great breakfast. The ducks were a minor problem if you wanted to eat outside. Restaurants, grocery store, gas station and shopping were all within walking distance.

    4
    « Very nice stay »

    Everything about this hotel was very good... friendly helpful staff, nice rooms, great location right on the river... only complaint is that the beds were very hard so not very comfortable. But the bedding was nice!

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Interstate 75 North. Take Exit 313 and go right on M-27. Travel for 17 miles to the Best Western River Terrace.
 

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