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Lamplighter Motel

303 E Jamet St, P.O. Box 719, Mackinaw City, MI
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Lamplighter Motel
Ranked #2 of 41 hotels in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

My wife and I spent two nights at this motel and found it to be quite nice. There is no fitness center, pool, or hot tub but the rooms were clean and well maintained. The owner, who lives on site, was friendly and accommodating. The motel is located only a couple of streets from Mackinaw City's main business district where... More

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North Branch, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I have been to Mackinaw City the last few years. Until this year our Hotel/Motel rooms and service has been horrible and we were not going to go back. I was told about the Lamplighter Motel by a friend and let me say we just found the best little place to stay. The owner Terry makes everything... More

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This motel is a throwback of "mom and pop" days gone by, but still has modern conveniences. The rooms are clean, neat, pet-friendly, and reasonably priced. They offer theme rooms as well. Each room has a journal. You can read entries from past guests, as well as write your own entry. Nice touch! The grounds are well maintained with nice... More

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Scottsdale
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The Lamplighter is close to town, basically two streets away from downtown Mackinaw City. The owner, Terry, is a great host, as well as his Father Roy, who way there helping out. The room I had was small, but super clean and affordable, just what I was looking for. It is located in a residential area, which keeps it nice... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I ttravel quite a bit and after staying at 3 of the chain hotels in Mackinaw City this summer and being extremely disappointed by the uncaring management, employees and overpriced dirty rooms I went to tripadvisor to find a new location. I noticed the hotels i had been at were not the top of the list and had 2 to... More

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Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Tripadvisor claims it's reviews are not "cooked" but in this case I truly wonder if that is the case. This is a 1960s motel furnished with garage sale furniture. It's cheap and that is about all I can say positive about it. Our room was very small--tiny--with a heavy musty smell that immediately clogged our sinuses. The bedspread had to... More

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Wyoming, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This place is truly the best. Clean - Friendly Staff - Owners who go above and beyond to make sure your stay is stress free. Its great to have a perfect room to come back to after a day exploring the U.P. Looking forward to a return trip next year.

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Maumee, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This motel is just wonderful. The owners make you feel right at home and cater to your every need. Perfect location and quaint atmosphere make it a definite repeat for us! We were part of a large group (5 couples on motorcycles) and Terry was the perfect host! He even supplied towels to dry off the bike seats when it... More

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Petoskey, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Could not ask for a better place to stay, blocks from town but what really made this place was Terry, the owner. Very personable and customer oriented. Only stayed one night but will definitely come back again. I did a search online to find a place to stay in Mackinaw City and chose this place based off of their excellent... More

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Montague, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

This motel was a breath of fresh air. Terry was extremely cordial and the room was clean and comfortable. This motel is definitely the place to stay in Mackinaw City. Thanks, Terry and we will let you know if we get any Buick memorabilia in our antique mall that you may like :)

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Additional Information about Lamplighter Motel

Also Known As:
Lamplighter Hotel
Lamplighter Hotel Mackinaw City
Lamplighter Motel Mackinaw City
Address: 303 E Jamet St, P.O. Box 719, Mackinaw City, MI
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Mackinaw City
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and enjoy personalized service in a family owned business. Our rooms are clean and comfortable. We are within walking distance to island ferry docks, downtown shopping area, restaurants, and the Mackinaw Crossings. The Mackinac Bridge and fort are only a short stroll away. A children's play park is next door. With our location you can take in all that Mackinaw has to offer without driving your car. We are the only motel in Mackinaw City that is in the middle of the residential area. ... more   less 

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