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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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Lamplighter Motel
Ranked #4 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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Dearborn, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to stay and walk one block to town. Nicely decorated, super clean. Single room was quite small but met our needs.Owners cared enough about Halloween to decorate in a cute, charming manner. Nice shower water pressure.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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132 reviews 132 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place was perfectly charming. The rooms were clean and decorated with great care, as was the yard. When we got there, Terry and Jennifer (the owners) were outside by a camp fire that I understand they have every night. You can easily walk to the center of town. I was surprised to find such a charming and reasonably priced... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Stayed for one night in October and service and were great. The front desk was very curtious and accommodating. The location is great with everything you want to do within walking distance. We did Fort Fright and fireworks all in same night and walked to all. Overall we are very happy with stay and service. Two thumbs up.

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Long Beach, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This another in the family owned motels we stayed in during our trip to Michigan. Terry and Jennifer are very guest oriented. Their evening camp fire was an especially nice touch allowing us to meet the other motel guests and enjoy an evening of good conversation. The other guests were all return customers which is always a good sign. The... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I vacationed in Mackinaw for 4 nights in the Venetian Room. There are many great things about this motel and I really wanted to rate it higher, but we had 2 pretty big issues. First, the window air conditioning unit was rickity and clunky. It was making so much noise the first 2 nights that we decided... More

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I liked the service and the atmosphere, but the rooms were too small. We had four people staying in a one bedroom unit with a sleeper sofa in the living room. The sofa took up the whole room and there were only two chairs and a tiny table in the kitchen to sit on. There was only one light in... More

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Brooklyn, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Worth every penny. This hotel was a lot of fun and completely satisfied me and all my guests. We had a fun at the pool and took advantage of all the hotel has to offer. The staff was very helpful. It was a very fun weekend. Great experience!

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Baden, PA
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I stayed only one night, but felt right at home. This is a gem, friendly owners, lovely grounds, flowers, fire pit, clean, comfortable rooms. We had our bicycles with us and rode to the ferry from the motel. Neighborhood is quiet, there are no complaints about the Lamplighter Inn. The owner called me when we were just... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After a long day hiking around the UP and the long arduous drive to Mackinaw City we were so happy to get to our clean, cozy and adorable room at The Lamplighter. The owners were gracious, the grounds are immaculate and nicely landscaped. The hotel is at the edge of a nice homey neighborhood and two easy walkable blocks to... More

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Wixom, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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Additional Information about Lamplighter Motel

Address: 303 E Jamet St, P.O. Box 719, Mackinaw City, MI
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Lamplighter Hotel Mackinaw City
Lamplighter Motel Mackinaw City

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