First time staying at the Lake View. We have stayed on mackinac island probably half a dozen times. Overall, the hotel is nice. The staff is typical of the island (as in not from the united states), but EXTREMELY friendly, efficient, and amazing! The condition of the hotel was very nice, especially compared to others we have seen on the island. The indoor pool is probably the best selling point. It is a huge attrium with skylights to the outside. So if the weather is bad (cold, raining, whatever), you can still have a great day by the pool!
The room as I stated was nice. And as we traveled in and out of the hotel during our 2 day stay, we saw many of the other rooms at the hotel as they were being cleaned. They all looked really decent. Some are smaller, but that's to be expected on Mackinac. Some do have the floor air conditioner units, but that is really a minor thing. I wouldn't have a problem with that - especially if it were 100 degrees outside.
The other cool thing they have is nice sized porches. Not per room (as our room wasn't on the outside, it opened to the pool/attrium - which was REALLY COOL). But - each floor has a community porch. All very nice for sipping a drink and watching the goings on. The 3rd floor (where we stayed) had a GREAT view from the porch/balcony. Sit up there while the sun sets (behind you to the west). You get to watch the bay go from sunny to dark - very cool.
All in all - nice place. Would definitely go there again. We go the family plan, which was cool. It was about $500, for 2 nights. BUT - it included 4 round trip ferry tickets AND $100 to use at the restaurant (good fellows). AND - the $100 food voucher ALSO included 15% tip and sales tax - so it was really worth more like $121. Great deal all around!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lake View Hotel is located on timeless Mackinac Island. Our hotel is conveniently located downtown, making your favorite shops, restaurants and ferry lines just a walk away. We feature 85 newly upgraded guest rooms, the only indoor, heated pool on the island, free wireless internet, and a Continental Breakfast. We pride ourselves in meeting and exceeding our guests needs while not forgetting our historical past. As a guest at the Lake View hotel you will enjoy 32” LCD Flat screen televisions, new plush mattresses, pillows and bedding alongside our Victorian style decor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lake View Mackinac Island
- Hotel Lake View