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American Boutique Inn - Lakeview
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence
Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
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“Great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We found the grounds beautiful and well cared for and the rooms clean and comfortable, nicely decorated. Breakfast room was small. Front desk personnel always friendly and helpful and the cat who serves as a greeter was beautiful! We came with a group of 10 during the BigMac Bike ride, and we were very pleased by location to all we needed.The swings in the front yard were great!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Mattawan, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Just had a wonderful time in Mackinaw for our 38th anniversary!!!!! We have gone back to the American Boutique (formerly Budget Host) for many years. We consider the owners our friends, always have great service and conversation with them. The staff is exceptional, the rooms are always very very clean and neat. The addition of the breakfast and wine reception is wonderful. Mornings at breakfast are always such a pleasure to go to. We always highly recommend this hotel to friends and family. Great great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tuscany, Italy
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127 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We had a great stay here, despite what the title may lead you to think; however, you need to either ignore the edgy lady at the front counter or chat her up. I chose the latter and ended up receiving no little advice and help from her, but she might rub you the wrong way if you're sensitive!

Excellent location, nicely heated pool, funky rooms, this is in any event an old motel. Excellently maintained and lovingly repaired, but it's motel soul comes out in the AC units that make a lot of noise and the tiny bathroom.

A lovely breakfast finished our over-nighter, and yes, I'd recommend this place, and would go back there, just brace yourself for your arrival!

Room Tip: I'm not sure the themed rooms are worth the extra money unless you're a "themed" t...
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Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Each themed room is done in a very unique way. Gardens & sitting areas very relaxing to hear fountain whether you want to read a book, or just people watch. Crew works very hard to keep grounds up and rooms spotless! Short walk to downtown or bridge.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Knife River, Minnesota
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We were looking for a last minute place to stay and chose the "Boutique" Inn based on reviews and a telephone call to check the rate. We were disappointed in the smell and cleanliness of our room and the commercially packaged and stale food served in the so-called "Serendipity Room". The staff was grumpy and allowed their larage, long-haired cat to lounge on the check-in counter. We will not stay at the (Kitty) Boutique Inn again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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beebee75, Owner at American Boutique Inn - Lakeview, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
The American Boutique Inn has a resident cat named Spenser who serves as our Social Director. He is a short haired Russian Blue male who is adored by most of our guests. (Spense "adores" the adoration) Repeat customers usually ask about him when they book reservations.

We heard no complaints from you while you were at the property and are very sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit with us. One of the many chain properties in town would probably better serve your needs.
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Waterford, Michigan
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here based on TripAdvisor. Very cute place. Exceptionally friendly staff. Room was small with no refrigerator. The room was musty smelling but spray room freshener I brought helped. The shower curtain had a sour smell. It is within walking distance to most attractions. The waterfront is across the street. We walked to the beach every night to sit on a blanket & enjoy the Mighty Mac. The grounds are beautiful with plenty of areas to sit and relax. Overall, it was nice but was disappointed with the musty smell.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for one night after such good reviews (2 kids, 2 adults). Was within walking distance to take ferry to Mackinac Island, downtown Mackinaw and tourist attractions. There was an outdoor pool that we weren't able to use because of a time crunch. Rooms were nice and clean and breakfast room was really small. Breakfast was the basics like cereal, bagels, pasteries, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee, etc. Would definately stay here next trip to Mackinaw City!

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Additional Information about American Boutique Inn - Lakeview

Property: American Boutique Inn - Lakeview
Address: 517 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Mackinaw City
#5 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — American Boutique Inn - Lakeview 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a full city block with shade trees, lush gardens and water fountains overlooking Lake Huron, and just across the street from the Mackinac Bridge and the Old Mackinaw Point Lighthouse. Award winning themed rooms. Expanded continental breakfast served in our SerendipiTea Room or opt for our signature "Breakfast Basket" delivered to your room. Evening candlelight wine and cheese reception for guests staying in themed rooms. Luxurious outdoor pool heated to 88 degrees (mid-May thru mid-Sept). Professional personalized service. Discounted ticket for Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry available in our lobby. Free shuttle service to and from the dock. ... more   less 
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