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“Just right for a large group”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake View Hotel

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Lake View Hotel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
Detroit, Michigan
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96 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Just right for a large group”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

We took a group of 20+ teenagers to Mackinac Island for 2 days of sun and relaxation. Working with the Lake View Hotel to coordinate the trip was great. Andrea on their team was a true professional that did not miss a beat! The rooms are quite large and perfect for fitting four people into them. I particularly like the Lake View because of its historical significance and location at the end of main street. If we do this trip again we will be back!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Portage, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

We stayed at the Lake View on June 8th & 9th. This turned out to be a good time as it's not the busy season yet. I highly recommend before it gets busy because it was nice without the bigger crowds I've seen in July & August. The pool and Hot Tub were both clean, a good temperature, and the towels were always filled if a guest needed one. Again we never saw a crowd there because it's early in the season. Bought a package that included ferry tickets and $100.00 food voucher. It was really nice because the voucher included the tax and tip which brought it's value to over $120.00, not sure of the exact amount. What's even better we got almost 2 dinners out of the voucher. There were 4 of us including boys ages 9 & 11. Like some of the other reviews we read before going the restaurant's portions are big and we were able to buy meals/entrees and share them. Bought the pizza among other things 1 night and it was really good. I've seen bigger continental breakfasts, but it was adequate and if you choose to buy an omlette for $5 they were very good. The Porter staff was waiting at the dock when we arrived and was readily available to take our bags back to the ferry when we left. Both porters and all the staff were very pleasant, friendly, and helpful. Overall I would return to the Lakeview and it seemed to be a good value for the money on an island that can be expensive.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Bay City, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

Room was too small. Could not maneuver with large luggage. Portable air
conditioner on floor had gap openings in the wall allowing island gnats or flies
to enter our room and cover our bedding. We should had been warned of the
size of our room when we reserved, but was not. We complained to the desk and
they said they could not help. After a three day stay and the high price,
the Lake view hotel was a bad experience. Wrote and e mailed the hotel in
hopes of receiving an apology. But have not heard from them.
On a plus note, the porter service was very good and the folks in the
resturant very friendly. Our room was number 305 facing the lake.

Room Tip: Do not take a room facing the lake. Rooms are too small especially room 305
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Florida
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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

My family and I stayed at the Lake View Hotel from June 7-8. We looked at so many hotels on the island before settling on this one, and overall, we weren't disappointed. The staff is friendly, helpful, and welcoming.

I was actually surprised by how nice our room was! I was initially concerned that it would be quite dated, given that it is one of the oldest hotels on the island. However, the room was cozy, yet modern.

There is a pool and hot tub in the middle of the hotel and is frequented by lots of kids and families, so you would likely need to go either early in the morning or late at night.

I was a little disappointed in the continental breakfast. I expected it to be a little more upscale. They offer small donuts, muffins, cereal, yogurt, bagels, and waffles that look like Eggos. For an additional $5.00 a chef can make you an omlette.

The hotel is situated right on the main street. You can't beat that! It is close to everything and the view is terrific. I would definitely recommend this place. Was a pleasure to stay there.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012 via mobile

My family LOVE this hotel!!! Everyone is so nice, its a great location & has an indoor pool (perfect for kids). We recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Indianapolis
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

We stayed one night in June 2012. This is a very old hotel and as such, some rooms are oddly shaped. However, we found our accomodations to be very clean and adequate, the room was quite large. There was a portable window air conditioning unit, which was odd, but the houseman came right up and set it up for us and it worked fine. The beds were very comfortable, plenty of hot water and a great location right on main street. The best surprise was the staff - from the front desk to the bell hop to the wait staff - were very, very kind and friendly. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

This time we bought the Family Value Package for us and one of our son's family. This is the way to do Mackinac Island. The rooms were comfortable, the grandkids enjoyed the indoor pool, and the food at Goodfellows was delicious. The baggage porter, the desk staff, the maid service, and the wait staff at the restaurant were all top notch. We're looking forward in a couple of years to our fifth visit!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Lake View Hotel
Address: 7452 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lake View Hotel is located on timeless Mackinac Island. Our hotel is conveniently located downtown, making your favorite shops, restaurants and ferry lines just a walk away. We feature 85 newly upgraded guest rooms, the only indoor, heated pool on the island, free wireless internet, and a Continental Breakfast. We pride ourselves in meeting and exceeding our guests needs while not forgetting our historical past. As a guest at the Lake View hotel you will enjoy 32” LCD Flat screen televisions, new plush mattresses, pillows and bedding alongside our Victorian style decor. ... more   less 
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