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Pontiac Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Gaylord, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stay!!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Affordable and clean. Great location right across the street from Shepler's Ferry. We stated in Room 24. The room had a mini fridge and microwave. Would definitely stay there again. There are many bars and restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Michigan
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86 reviews
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

The Pontiac Lodge is definitely a viable option for affordable lodging on Mackinac island. Rooms are very expensive there, and if you don't need a pool or on site restaurant, and can navigate on flight of outdoor stairs, you should consider the Pontiac Lodge. Very clean comfortable rooms, great shower, good sleeping. Some rooms can sleep up to 4 and there is one suite. All types of food are available within a block walk. Lodge is located on a side street between Main Street and Market, right downtown. Oh- one room, 229, has no outside window but has a beautiful skylight for sun and stars!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Virginia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

There were three in our party so we were looking for a nice place in town with separate bedroom accommodations. We stayed in room 24 which was very neat and well kept. When we originally booked the room there was a trundle bed in the living room, however they recently renovated and replaced it with a pull out couch. The couch being brand new was in good condition but it was a sleeper sofa none the less. Having a microwave and refrigerator are handy. Wifi worked great and plenty of channels to choose from on both tvs.

Definitely recommend using Sheplers or Star Line as they are directly across the street and you can walk your own luggage over. It is also in a good location for dining and shopping. Not too far a walk from the attractions and just up from the boardwalk.

The only negative was that our room was directly across from Goodfellows which is open until 2 am and some rowdy guests could be heard in our room which disturbed our sleep.

If you are visiting to focus on seeing the island it is a good, affordable choice with no frills attached. Everything was efficient and satisfactory.

  • Stayed June 2013
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San Antonio
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184 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stayed at the Pontiac Lodge this week for two days. Shepler's ferry dock is right across the street making it real easy to move between the two. The room we had (#22) looked out over the main street and was great. The beds were very comfortable and the room was large. We had a small refrigerator and microwave. The bathroom does include a shower (no tub) but since we both like the shower there was no problem. The TV was on the cable and had a lot of channels available. The internet (WiFi) was fantastic and better than I have found at any hotel I have stayed. This is a small boutique hotel so don't expect fancy front desks, bars or restaurants. The check in went well and the lady behind the desk was very friendly and showed us to our room demonstrating how to open the door. She waited until we looked at the room and said we were satisfied. There are many bars and restaurants on the main street (Huron) within a few blocks. The rooms are on the second floor above the retail stores below. I would recommend this to any of my friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Pontiac, Michigan, United States
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

The Lodge has gotten a facelift with the new owner group. The appliances and amenities are still there but we really miss not having that familiar face in the upstairs office to greet us and help us with any needs. The new staff was very friendly and helpful, especially during the blackout, the choice of colors and new furnishings were also very nice. We just missed having the person in the office. The gift shop below was also very polite about turning down their music when the base got a bit loud. Clean, Friendly, convenient location across from Sheplers dock, on the second floor which proved no problem for us, and rooms that can hold a whole family. We wish the new owners as much luck as the old owners had. Open year round for X-country skiers. Many great restaurants and downtown is right out your door.

Room Tip: Rooms not facing 'Goodfellows' are quieter. No bar people sitting on the porch. If they ge...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Urbana, Illinois
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91 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2013

What an adventure! We stayed at the Pontiac Lodge over the MLK weekend. The fun began when we were greeted at the Arnold ferry dock as soon as we disembarked. Our host loaded our luggage on a sled and one of us got a ride on the snowmobile and the other stood on the back of the sled. What an exciting ride down the main street of town! The room was spacious and clean. We had a huge hot tub in the room and an amazing corner view of the lighthouse out one window and the main street out the other. Next door is the Village Inn, open year round and offering good food and great beer on tap. The island is a literal winter wonderland in January.

Room Tip: The corner room offered a great view and was large. It was very quiet, but we were the only guests...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alan S, Guest Relations Manager at Pontiac Lodge, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for staying with us here at the Pontiac Lodge!! We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time. Mackinac Island is a winter wonderland and we are glad we could share it with you!!
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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2012

we are repeated customers and continue to find th pontiac lodge an excellent place to stay, based on price and location. Our latest stay under the new management was enjoyable. We are already signed up for next year !!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Pontiac Lodge

Property: Pontiac Lodge
Address: 1376 Hoban St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5151
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pontiac Lodge is a an intimate boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. Offering suites, king rooms with Jacuzzi tubs, and rooms with one or two queen beds. Most of our rooms feature wet-bars,small refrigerators and microwave ovens. We are located above the specialty shops on Main Street and are only accessible by stairway. ... more   less 
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Pontiac Hotel Mackinac Island

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