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Lake View Hotel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife and I just spent the night at the Lake View on Mackinac Island. In spite of cold, rainy weather, the weekend was great thanks to the accommodations at the Lake View Hotel. From checkin to checkout, everything was great. The staff was helpful and friendly, and the room superb. We spent a little extra for a "turret" room, and our room was huge, with a beautiful view of the Straits of Mackinaw and downtown Mackinac Island. The room had a sitting area in the turret portion of the room, a flat screen HD tv, and free wifi. My only complaint about the room would be that the wifi worked poorly if at all, but that may have been due to the fact that the room was at the far end of the hotel and on the top floor. Besides, when you're on Mackinac Island, the experience is better WITHOUT internet - right? The pillow top mattresses and pillows are extremely comfortable. The room also had a waterfall showerhead, inroom remote controlled heating, and an in room safe.

The indoor pool was clean and warm, and the sauna and hot tub refreshing after the cold, rainy day.

The free continental breakfast was better than others we've had at other hotels on the island, though the omelet was $5.00 extra.

The Lake View is located right across the street from Shepler's and Star Line ferries, which is a definite plus. Porters from the hotel meet the ferries and take your luggage right to the room.

This hotel was a great retreat for our weekend getaway, and we look forward to staying here again.

Room Tip: The turret rooms are larger and have great views. Avoid rooms on north side that face the side str...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

The Lake View Hotel is perfect in every way! It combines "old world" elegance with "new world" convenience AND it is in the ideal location for strolling or sightseeing. Outside the window (which is atop the wide front porch with rocking chairs) you can see and hear the horses clopping along the street, ready to take you for a tour of beautiful Mackinac Island. There are numerous shops to explore nearby as well as a connected Italian restaurant. Overall, the most perfect atmospheric hotel I've stayed in for a long time!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed at the Lakeview Hotel for our first wedding anniversary at the beginning of Oct. 2012. The hotel was right across the street from the ferry service and a porter greeted us and took our bags to the hotel for us. We stayed in room 337 which overlooked the indoor pool and hot tub. There was alot of noise from the pool however since the pool closed at 10 pm we didn't have a problem getting sleep. The beds were more comfortable than any other hotel beds that I have slept on. The staff was courteous and very accommodating. Goodfellow's Restaurant had great food and service at decent prices. Overall we had a great experience at The Lakeview Hotel and would stay again if we were visiting in the future.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Mackinac Island is a wonderful place. The hotels can be pricey, however. That being said, the Lake View was very competitive, and I feel was a good value when compared to the other hotels available. They have a terrific in-door pool and hot tub, which is nice because it can be cool on the island, plus it was great for the kids. I appreciated the friendly staff. Let's face it, things go wrong sometimes, and having a great staff offers piece mind should anything arise. The Lake View is located right downtown and in good proximity to most of the shops and restaurants. There are some fancier hotels, but you will pay double the price. That's why I feel that the Lake View is a good value compares to other places. PS...the bellman, Byron is fantastic, so tip him good!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Stayed the last weekend in September. Loved the view out our window, we could see all the ferry boats come in and leave and part of main street. The free breakfast was nice and had great choices. Loved the porch, great to have a big porch and lobby while waiting for room or spending the day after check out. It was nice to go sit on the porch and take a break while waiting for our ferry, lobby was great for guys to check their football gaime. Grandkids loved the pool. We are booked for next year!!!

Room Tip: Book early!! The 4th floor has great views!!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Just returned from the island and our 3 night stay at the Lakeview Hotel. Our experience was "wow"! Nice size room, very clean, the front desk persons were excellent representatives for the hotel. The had all the answers, tips and were just great!
We found the free breakfast to be very adequate. For an additional $5 you can get a custom made omelet that was really, really good, and big enough my wife and I split it.

Great location to get to most everything with a reasonable walk. We WILL stay here again on our next trip to the island!

Room Tip: Rooms 224 and 226 are right above the bar/lounge and can hear the noise from boisterous customers.
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Just returned from a 2 day stay at this hotel for business trip. The conference was being held at the Grand Hotel (which is WAY too expensive). Short walk up the hill is palatable with the reasonable rates of this hotel. If you are looking for a cookie-cutter chain-type hotel, this is not it. The place has character! Older structure with interesting room shapes. On-site bar/restaurant, indoor pool was nice. Great location. Comfortable bed. The provided breakfast was a little disappointing. However, staff were friendly. I read the reviews prior to staying at this hotel. Do the same, check out the photos. They are a pretty accurate depiction of what you're getting. This hotel is a bit less 'frilly' than some of the others (but so is the price). I would stay there again. Good value.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Lake View Hotel

Address: 7452 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range: $181 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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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