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“Great location, great value”
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Pontiac Lodge
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Key West, Florida
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great location, great value”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed in one of the harbor suites (room #3) overlooking the Star Line Ferry docks. Was a great location, one of the most affordable rooms on the island, and the room itself was VERY nice. It was a room that did not have pictures on the website so we didn't even know it was an option but were very happy when we walked in. It had a king bed with a separate bathroom in one room and then another small living room area with an eat in small kitchen. All the furnishing were very nice and updated with coastal coloring. And of course the view was gorgeous! The only 2 VERY small cons were that we left the door open to the bathroom when taking a shower and the humidity set off the smoke detectors (luckily was later morning) and you can definitely hear the dock workers getting started around 7:45 in the morning. But again, wasn't too early and we realize that we are in a hotel and that the walls are not sound proof (LOTS of people complained about the noise but c'mon - you're on a VERY busy island with close proximity to everything - what do you expect??). We were right next to the arcade and didn't hear a peep from there so sleeping at night wasn't a problem. Overall, this will be the room we try to get each and every visit. Thanks for a great stay!!

Room Tip: The harbor suites have an excellent view!!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Clarkston, Michigan
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great little room, everything you need and the price was perfect! Location is key, after walking the island all day, it's nice to leave things in the room and head back later for coats/cameras if needed. Not to mention, located directly across the street from Shepler's Ferry dock. The room was comfy, nice linens, fresh and clean. Huge plus, fridge, wet bar area and nice cable channel selections. Bed was comfortable, not to firm or too soft. The AC worked well but did have a musty smell, that would be my only complaint. However, it DID NOT hinder our trip in anyway. Our room faced the alley, no issues there either.

I will certainly place Pontiac Lodge on the go to list for our next trip to Mackinaw Island.

Room Tip: We had room 28, faced the alley. No issues with noise. Windows do open, however, we used the AC
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Surf City, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Thankfully we were able to find a hotel just a week prior to our last minute trip. Four of us were traveling however we were unable to find any hotels with two rooms available. Thankfully while talking to the reservation desk they mentioned that this room at the Pontiac (room 24) had a queen bed along with a sleeper sofa which was in the main living area/separated from the bedroom. It was great...had refrigerator, microwave and everything else we needed. AC worked great and the linens were nice also. You can't much more close to the nightlife on Mackinac than this hotel. It's right next to Goodfellows and a short walk to the water on the point. StarLine ferry was across the street as well as easy access to bike rentals. Only drawback that we encountered is that the shop under us cranked up the music at 8pm and it was pretty loud. We were there to bar hop but if you plan on being in bed by 8-9pm than this probably should be addressed before reserving.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in 2 separate rooms. You can't beat this location for restaurants, bars, shops and in our case, being with someone who can't walk far. A block from the ferry landing. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable, modern, and well-appointed with good linens. Mackinac Island is full of rooms that remind one of a grandmother's attic...this is the opposite. Clean, nautical theme. Decent rates, all things considered. No brekkie, but plenty to choose from nearby. Could be improved with breakfast pastries in the lobby, better toiletries, and wine glasses in the rooms. Front desk gal (with name of a white flower) was a bit off-putting, but we learned to avoid her. One thing that other guests mentioned so true....can be loud late at night. Popular bar and island worker lodging right across the street. Two of the three nights there was drunken shouting at about 1 a.m. Luckily, we are all good sleepers.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the main street, away from Goodfellows bar
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

This year was our 20th time staying at the Pontiac Lodge for the Chicago-Mac race. We Love the rooms. We love the central location across from Sheplers and the fact that we could hear our friends out on the street. We love the staff that treats us like long lost family they see once a year. We have our room booked for next year already!

Room Tip: All the rooms are good. Rooms off main street are quieter. We like the rooms overlooking Main Stree...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

I was on the island for a wedding and was looking for a more reasonable place to stay than where the wedding was being held and I came across the Pontiac Lodge. It was exactly what I was looking for-good price,great location and modern rooms. The free wi-fi worked great. The manager was very helpful and walked me down to the dock to help me locate a missing bag. There is no complimentary breakfast like some of the other hotels so you may want to bring along some snacks/breakfast items if you don't want to dine out for breakfast. I'd definitely go back!

Room Tip: I was in room 27 which faced a bar-it was a little noisy at night but nothing too bad
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Valrico, Florida
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47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were staying in Traverse City for a week so a one night trip to Mackinac Island seemed like a great idea. After looking at the reviews on TA, I decided to book a room at the Pontiac Lodge. The location is absolutely perfect, right across the street from the ferry and in the center of town. The room was spotlessly clean, well appointed and the bed was very comfortable. We would do another short trip here when we get back to this part of the country and we would definitely pick the Pontiac Lodge for our hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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