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Lamplighter Motel

303 E Jamet St, P.O. Box 719, Mackinaw City, MI
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Lamplighter Motel
Ranked #3 of 41 hotels in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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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Wixom, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A moms and pops motel with friendly, excellent services and the best prices in town with pool and hot tub, they are very good at helping you around town with information..I called and told them what I wanted and they delivered

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Detroit, Mi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone knows that the owners, Jennifer and Terry, are the reason this is such a special place. The other reviewers have hit the nail on the head with it's convenience, cleanliness, friendliness and "cozy" rooms. We have stayed here many times over the years since discovering it and the latest visit was Fathers Day weekend. Now we only stay elsewhere... More

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Flint, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Love being In mackinaw city and staying at the Lamplighter! Jennifer and Terry are gracious and welcoming hosts! The rooms were beautiful, clean and comfortable, as were the gorgeous grounds that is so lovingly tended! We loved siting around the nightly campfire and visiting with other guests. I recommend this for everyone, friends and families alike! This is our place... More

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Sussex, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Have stayed here before and just stayed again last week. It is the only place I will stay while visiting the Mackinac City area. Rooms are small, but very clean. Terry is the best and makes you feel very welcome. It is within walking distance to Mackinac City and Sheplers. Always feel very safe staying here.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Lamplighter is a small mom and pop motel that is well maintain. The owners are very friendly and attentive. We stayed in the Venetian Room and I was surprised at how small the room was. The layout was divided into two bedrooms with a very tiny connecting bathroom. It is ideally located in a residential area. It is approximately... More

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Address: 303 E Jamet St, P.O. Box 719, Mackinaw City, MI
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Also Known As:
Lamplighter Hotel Mackinaw City
Lamplighter Motel Mackinaw City

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#2 Romantic 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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