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American Boutique Inn - Lakeview
Ranked #8 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence
Ypsilanti
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unbelieveable Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2010

We just returned home from our summer vacation. We stayed 2 nights in Mackinaw City at the Budget Host. It was lovely. It is not a "new" luxury hotel directly on the sands of Lake Huron...........it's even better. The location is directly across the street from the Mackinaw Bridge with a perfect view. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. The pool right outside our door was crystal clear and a perfect 82 (hope I have that right) degrees. The grounds surrounding the motel were manicured and spotless. What more could you ask for. The beach was right across the street on two sides of the motel. It was within easy walking distance to the shopping area, marinas, island boats, churches, dining and public parks. We have stayed at many of the hotel / motels at Mackinaw City and this is top of our list now.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2010

The room was decorated with great detail, a themed room! With a park accross the street, we made a short walk to an enjoyable view of the bridge, which we could also see from our room. The Host and Hostess gave us a warm greeting, even at our late hour arrival. We were delighted with the room, not only due to detail, but also the cleanliness. Value was very good. It will be a destination for future trips north. The Host also gave us information about the area, which aided us in our enjoyment of the City. The pool looked great, we did not get a chance to use it, fenced in with many chairs. We enjoyed 2 of the lawn chairs in a well landscaped yard, and watched the lights of traffic on the bridge.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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colorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2009

The best thing going for Budget Host is its location -- it is directly across the street from the beach. Having said that, the building is old and tired. My room, "A Summer Place" was up on the second floor and the railings are so wobby that you cannot rely on them at all.

My room was fine. It certainly was clean. The bed was fine for me, but then, I have a firm bed at home. If you are used to a pillowtop mattress, you won't like the bed.

\It was cold in Mackinaw and the heat in the room seemed a bit iffy. The room was either too hot or not hot enough. Same with the hot water in the shower.

The pool was closed, I presume. It had leaves floating in it and the
innkeeper didn't say the pool was open.

It's a decent hotel provided you aren't paying a boatload of money for it. If I had to pay more than $65 a night, I'd go elsewhere. The next time I go to Mackinac, I'd prefer staying on the island.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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St.Charles,MI.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2009

My kids and I stayed for two nites and thought it was wonderful. The theme rooms are great we had "The Secret Garden". Very nice, very clean. My husband and I are going back for fall colors and staying there.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Saginaw
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2009

My husband and I stayed here for 4 days on vacation. The room was clean-it smelled clean from the time we opened the door. It's a great location with lake frontage directly across the street providing Bridge view and a nice place for evening strolls. The pool really is warm and it is clean. Everything is easily within walking distance. Staff was helpful and friendly. The room worked well for two people; however if we had fa amily, I think the room would have been a little cramped. It's a good price for a clean room.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank SaginawCountry
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York PA
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2009

We stayed in a themed room, Key Largo, which was spotless and comfortable. We had a nice view of the Mackinaw bridge which was lit up at night. Across the street, is the lighthouse and Fort Michilimackinac as well as a small park. The staff was very helpful and we would definitely stay at the Budget host again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank YorkPAMary
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Battle Creek, MI
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2009

My husband and I stayed in the theme room "Somewhere in Time". The room has a beautiful canopy bed that was so comfortable! The decor was beautiful. The room was very clean. Mangement and staff are outstanding and make you feel welcome. The pool is very nice, clean, and heated. The location is great.-just a short walk to shopping and restaurants. Right across the street from the hotel is a park area with a rugged beach, very nice view of the bridge and picnic tables. Our stay was wonderful and relaxing. Our only complaint is that we had to leave!

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank ang3lstar
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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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