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Pontiac Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
1376 Hoban St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed two nights at the Pontiac Lodge and had absolutely no complaints about it. The location was wonderful, right in downtown, but without being too noisy. Our room was clean, the decor was easy on the eyes, and it was one of the least expensive options for the weekend we visited. We stayed in room 28 which came with... More 

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Iron Mountain, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights over the weekend. It is close to Star Line and Shepler's Ferry docks. We were a party of 5 and stayed in room 30. Not as spacious as I had hoped but it was adequate. We did call for more towels and they arrived promptly. Otherwise, we really didn't see any staff other than the management... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The only way to access the rooms at the Pontiac Lodge is by an outdoor wooden staircase, so this hotel is not handicap accessible. Room was large and clean, beds okay. One of the less expensive hotels on the island, and very conveniently located. A bit tricky to find; keep your eyes open for one sign and a real estate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot! Would stay here again. Very clean, large room, nicely decorated in nautical decor. Our room (#22) overlooked the ferry docks, great location and we had our bikes with up which we parked in the back alley. It did get a little noisy at night with street cleaning and late nite partiers outside, but not a show stopper for... More 

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South Haven, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just go back from the island and stayed 2 nights at Pontiac Lodge. It is located close to the star line ferry which is convenient but you are also in the middle of all the late night partiers, so it can get noisy We stayed in Room 24, which is advertised as being able to sleep 4- but the... More 

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Alan S, Guest Relations Manager at Pontiac Lodge, responded to this review

We take much pride in what we do and that is presenting clean and comfortable accommodations for our guests. We also strive to provide our guests with excellent service. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. or later. We have staff on call 24/7 to assist guests with any need that may arise. When we are called after... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel and best price! Located right in the middle of everything it is directly across the street from the Shepard dock.restaurants all around.nice rooms that have been remodeled.fridge, microwave clean. I will definitely stay there again!

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Alan S, Guest Relations Manager at Pontiac Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Pontiac Lodge! Our goal is to provide our guests with excellent service as well as a fantastic island experience overall. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Mackinac Island! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all my family and I loved this place. It's a very cute lodge with a ton of character. As soon as we got off the Starline ferry there it was so no need to get a taxi etc. Its right in the middle of town where the action is so it makes a great home base. The staff... More 

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Alan S, Guest Relations Manager at Pontiac Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pontiac Lodge on your recent trip to the island! Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and to make you feel right at home while you're staying with us. We are glad that you felt like you were treated as family and we are so happy that you enjoyed your time... More 

Freeland, Michigan
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed on the Island many times over the last 30 years, both in town and out, and have never had a poor experience until this past weekend...we decided last minute and everything we called was booked until the Pontiac...the room was fine however we were unable to sleep both nights due to the kids at the boarding house... More 

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Alan S, Guest Relations Manager at Pontiac Lodge, responded to this review

We apologize that your sleep was interrupted. Local authorities were notified of the noise disturbance that evening. The owner of the house has also been contacted and has assured us that this will not happen again. The rooms are air-conditioned and keeping the windows closed at night will diminish possible noise from the street below. More 

Huntington, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from Mackinac Island and the Pontiac Lodge. We stayed 3 nights and it was fantastic! Clean rooms, convenient to Shepler's Ferry. Right on the main street, just walk outside and go shopping, rent a bike, grab the ferry, go dining. Prices were very reasonable for the Island. Management and housekeeping was very accommodating and friendly. I... More 

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Alan S, Guest Relations Manager at Pontiac Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Pontiac Lodge. We strive to provide our guests with excellent service and accommodations. Our goal is to help make your vacation wonderful and memorable. Mackinac Island is beautiful anytime of the year and we would love to see you on your next trip to the island - we are open... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in room 23. It has a wonderful view overlooking Main Street and the lighthouse. The bed was comfortable with nice linens. The hot tub was very nice. Overall the room was clean, attractively furnished and comfortable. Staff was accommodating and pleasant. We arrived early and were able to check in on arrival. The location was very convenient. It... More 

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Alan S, Guest Relations Manager at Pontiac Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Pontiac Lodge. We strive to provide our guests with excellent service and accommodations. Our goal is to help make your vacation wonderful and memorable. We appreciate your review and hope to see you on your next trip to the island! More 

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