We booked a themed room for three nights in mid-June. After reading so many varied reviews I admit to being a little nervous about my choice. In the end, this is a place we enjoyed and would stay at again.
Give me a clean room, a comfy bed, plenty of hot water, and enough electric plugs to recharge phones/computers and I'm happy. We found all of that at the American Boutique and more. The continental breakfast as well as the wine/cheese hour in the evenings were charming opportunities to chat with fellow guests and gave a B&B feel to the motel.
The location is excellent, just crossing the street puts you in the park adjacent to the lighthouse and the bridge. We could see the bridge towers through the trees from our room. Less than a 5 minute walk puts you at Shepler's Ferry dock, there's even a shuttle if that's too far for you.
Although we didn't use the pool, many guests did as it was clean and kept fairly warm. If you can envision the standard 2 story 70's era motel you have a pretty good idea of the room layouts. Some reviews have criticized the small bathrooms. They are indeed small but the sink/mirror area is outside the bath area so we didn't see that as an issue. The bath area had a clean updated look and the canopied bed was extremely comfortable.
The staff was friendly and helpful, all in all a very nice place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on a full city block with shade trees, lush gardens and water fountains overlooking Lake Huron, and just across the street from the Mackinac Bridge and the Old Mackinaw Point Lighthouse. Award winning themed rooms. Expanded continental breakfast served in our SerendipiTea Room or opt for our signature "Breakfast in Bed". Evening wine and cheese reception for guests staying in themed rooms. Luxurious outdoor pool heated to 88 degrees (mid-May thru mid-Sept). Professional personalized service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- American Boutique Inn - Lakeview Hotel Mackinaw City