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Lamplighter Motel

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303 E Jamet St, P.O. Box 719, Mackinaw City, MI
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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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Chambersburg, PA
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a trip back into the 80s for decor, but it is all very nice. The host is accommodating and talkative (in a good way!). Mackinaw City is a touristy place, and the rooms are expensive. This place is a real bargain. To find it, use the directions they give you--GPS did not work well for us--took us to... More 

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Peoria, Az.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Dragon Fly room and were very happy with all the decor and the extreme cleanliness of the room. The owners were absent since Terry had suffered a very serious illness, but the people taking over for them were extremely gracious and made many suggestions on things to do and places to go. We loved our room... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here on the recommendation of a close friend and the great reviews from Tripadvisor. Regrettably, our stay was a huge disappointment. When we entered the office a gentleman came out looked around and said 'she's coming to take care of you' and disappeared. Left us wondering about how friendly the owners were supposed to be?... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within walking distance of everything you'll want to do while visiting Mackinaw City. Walk one block east and a block north and you're at the waters edge with a full panoramic view of the mighty Mackinaw Bridge. Wall a block east and two blocks south and you're in the heart of the Mackinaw City restaurant and shopping district. Excellent place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small hotel has a unique charm that is hard to find these days. It's the sort of place where you will have daily conversations with the fellow patrons. The proprietors builds a fire at night and everyone gathers around for friendly conversations. We brought guitars and ukuleles and had a blast singing and joking with complete strangers. The grounds... More 

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Xenia, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times, and just driving into the parking lot is a happy experience. Rooms are clean, cozy, small, efficient. The property has lovely landscaping. This a 3-season motel, closed in winter. There is nearby on-street parking (quiet neighborhood park) for cars with trailers. You can walk to downtown, the lakeshore, other restaurants.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have stayed in a lot of Hotels and Motels , and I think the Lamplighter Motel has to be one of the best places we have ever stayed at . The Lamplighter is a very best little place . It is very well kept and the flowers are just beautiful . You can tell the owners take a lot... More 

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Slinger, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We'd go back here anytime we're in the area or even nearby. Small ma & pa "drive up to your room" motel, in the window air-conditioners, comfy beds & pillows and a campfire in the parking lot, all only a few blocks from the hustle of downtown. Our room had 2 rooms (a bed in each), a bathroom with a... More 

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Winchester, IN
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Six years ago, we found this motel. It was a wonderful all around experience. We did not hesitate to come back. This time, we brought our three and five year olds. It was still wonderful! The room was charming and clean. Terry was a great host. We were once again treated as visiting friends instead of paying customers. Our kids... More 

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Scottsdale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I stay here whenever visiting Mac City. Terry and his wife are excellent hosts. The rooms are clean, and have never had any issues. Every night Terry hosts a meet and greet around the fire pit at his place. Great people stay here every time I have been to the Lamplighter. Close to town, two blocks, and is located in... More 

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