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.
- 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