We had already visited Chicago and Toronto and had a few extra days so we came to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island on a friends recommendation. We found the American Boutique Inn online. It is a lovely place but request a themed room over the standard room. The rooms are named after movies and are worth the upgrade. My kids loved the pool and spent all of their time in there when we were not sightseeing. The breakfast is wonderful and was more than enough for me and the kids. My kids were particular fond of the hard boiled eggs and the mandarin oranges. Breakfast is from 7:30-9:30 and there is a steady flow of people...be patient for a table. The owners will set you up with discounted ferry tickets and will call the shuttle for you. They also have great restaurant recommendations. A short walk up Henri gets you to town and one hotel over there is a Party Store for grown up drinks and ice cream for the kiddos. Across the street there are great views of the bridge but out favorite was to walk down for an ice cream and sit in the swings out in front of the Inn, idealic. Few people in town or on Mackinac Island take American Express so keep that in mind. We travel exclusively on AMEX so it was a monkey wrench for us but the Inn does take AMEX.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- American Boutique Inn - Lakeview Hotel Mackinaw City