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Lake View Hotel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

We went to Mackinac Island to get married. We stayed at the Lake View Hotel and arrived a couple days in advance of the wedding. In advance, we arranged for our wedding to take place at the hotel, indoors or outdoors, rain or shine. It was just the two of us, so we didn't need a big reception hall or large areas. We scheduled with the hotel in advance and they were quick to respond, and upgrade us to a nice room as an act of kindness in celebration of our wedding. First, I have to mention the hotel manager. He was exceptional and exceeded any expectations we had. We had planned/hoped to find flowers locally on the island as we arrived early and shopped, but none were available. The hotel manager arranged the indoor (yes, it rained) location, and even went to call the main land to make sure we had flowers in time for the ceremony. It took a lot of pressure off of us and made our stay VERY enjoyable. The remainder of the staff including the porter and desk staff were amazing. The restaurant in the hotel had a very full menu with lots of choices. I noticed on the island that some of the restaurants had limited menus, but this wasn't the case at the Lake View Hotel.

The hotel was located directly across the street from the ferry, and it literally took 60 seconds to get from the dock to the hotel. Even though the hotel was 100 feet from the docks, they picked up our baggage and then took it to the dock when we left. From there, the ferry crew took care of our luggage, so we didn't have to "muscle" any of it.

I can't begin to thank everyone at this hotel enough for all of help they provided, and the exceptional experience we had. They definitely made this a wonderful, memorable wedding. I might add that I am 47 years old and this is the first time I have ever been married. It was everything I hoped for, and more.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

I recently stayed here overnight during our Mackinac Island mini-vacation. The hotel has a great location, especially if you take Shepler's Ferry over because the dock is right across the street (TIP- insist on carrying your own bag if you don't want to spend money on tipping the staff because otherwise they will take it into the hotel from the boat and to your room without really asking). The rooms are quaint, some might call them outdated, but the wallpaper is really the only thing and in my opinion it's just part of the Mackinac Island vibe. They have flat screen TVs and wireless internet, so that's nice. The bathroom is a bit small, but thankfully they put the mirror and sink outside the bathroom for a better use of space. The pool is lovely, not many hotels on the island even have pools, let alone an indoor one & a hot tub! The atrium is a very nice feature that makes the hotel seem open and spacious. They have a restaurant that also serves a free continental breakfast (or you can pay $5 and get an omelet) in the mornings. A nice perk of staying there is they give you a discount card that can be used at certain shops and attractions around the island. When we checked out it was nice that they held our bags while we were out and about so we didn't have to carry them around, but they were not very well watched so I would not recommend leaving anything valuable in them! Only complaint is that the front desk staff were not as helpful as we would have liked when we were checking in and asking questions. Other than that, great experience although we were not there very long!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

There were four of us girlfriends staying in the hotel. We stayed in a turret room, very nice for a couple or small family. The room was very clean and nicely furnished. It was a little small and lacked sitting and bathroom space for four women. I would recommend two rooms for four women. The staff was very helpful, including with the history of the island. We didn't use the pool while we were there, but it looked awesome! The view of the front street was great from the room, and they have an awesome porch with rocking chairs to relax. After staying at other hotels on the island that were not as nice, I would definately stay at the LakeView again!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank romsin
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

My wife and I just spent the night at the Lake View on Mackinac Island. In spite of cold, rainy weather, the weekend was great thanks to the accommodations at the Lake View Hotel. From checkin to checkout, everything was great. The staff was helpful and friendly, and the room superb. We spent a little extra for a "turret" room, and our room was huge, with a beautiful view of the Straits of Mackinaw and downtown Mackinac Island. The room had a sitting area in the turret portion of the room, a flat screen HD tv, and free wifi. My only complaint about the room would be that the wifi worked poorly if at all, but that may have been due to the fact that the room was at the far end of the hotel and on the top floor. Besides, when you're on Mackinac Island, the experience is better WITHOUT internet - right? The pillow top mattresses and pillows are extremely comfortable. The room also had a waterfall showerhead, inroom remote controlled heating, and an in room safe.

The indoor pool was clean and warm, and the sauna and hot tub refreshing after the cold, rainy day.

The free continental breakfast was better than others we've had at other hotels on the island, though the omelet was $5.00 extra.

The Lake View is located right across the street from Shepler's and Star Line ferries, which is a definite plus. Porters from the hotel meet the ferries and take your luggage right to the room.

This hotel was a great retreat for our weekend getaway, and we look forward to staying here again.

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Reviewed 10 October 2012

The Lake View Hotel is perfect in every way! It combines "old world" elegance with "new world" convenience AND it is in the ideal location for strolling or sightseeing. Outside the window (which is atop the wide front porch with rocking chairs) you can see and hear the horses clopping along the street, ready to take you for a tour of beautiful Mackinac Island. There are numerous shops to explore nearby as well as a connected Italian restaurant. Overall, the most perfect atmospheric hotel I've stayed in for a long time!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

We stayed at the Lakeview Hotel for our first wedding anniversary at the beginning of Oct. 2012. The hotel was right across the street from the ferry service and a porter greeted us and took our bags to the hotel for us. We stayed in room 337 which overlooked the indoor pool and hot tub. There was alot of noise from the pool however since the pool closed at 10 pm we didn't have a problem getting sleep. The beds were more comfortable than any other hotel beds that I have slept on. The staff was courteous and very accommodating. Goodfellow's Restaurant had great food and service at decent prices. Overall we had a great experience at The Lakeview Hotel and would stay again if we were visiting in the future.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2012 via mobile

Mackinac Island is a wonderful place. The hotels can be pricey, however. That being said, the Lake View was very competitive, and I feel was a good value when compared to the other hotels available. They have a terrific in-door pool and hot tub, which is nice because it can be cool on the island, plus it was great for the kids. I appreciated the friendly staff. Let's face it, things go wrong sometimes, and having a great staff offers piece mind should anything arise. The Lake View is located right downtown and in good proximity to most of the shops and restaurants. There are some fancier hotels, but you will pay double the price. That's why I feel that the Lake View is a good value compares to other places. PS...the bellman, Byron is fantastic, so tip him good!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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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: £129 - £358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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