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Lighthouse View Motel
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Horton, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews
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“Family Vaca”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Very comfortable and clean rooms. Pool opened on day of our arrival. Nice view of the lake. Close to town, the bridge, and the fort. Would go back again! Price is right too. The staff was so friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Top floor offers excellent view of the lake, bridge, and lighthouse.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here many times and will go back again. Rick and his staff are very friendly and the place is immaculate. We love the hot tub and pool and the location is very convenient. Right across the street from the lighthouse and close enough to walk downtown if need be.

Stayed October 2013
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Foley, Alabama
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139 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Wanting a room with a hot tub, we noticed the sign for the Lighthouse View Hotel in Mackinaw City, Michigan. We knew it was off-season, so we weren't surprised that the inside pool was covered. The owner offered to uncover it, but we told him that wasn't necessary. The room was clean and large. The bed was very comfortable. The hot tub was a jacuzzi tub with jets. There was an in-room intercom with music that played in the room and in the bathroom. There wasn't a continental breakfast. The price was reasonable. An economical and satisfactory stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Oak Lawn, IL
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60 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

My husband and I stayed here and it was so very nice. The owners were so sweet and helpful. The location was perfect, right across the road from Mackinaw Bridge. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We would definitely stay here again. And the price can't be beat.

Room Tip: recommend the lakeview and bridge side.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank JoybSam
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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756 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Because this motel received such great ratings for their cleanliness and repeat customers, my husband and I gave it a try. I've got to admit, we are "snobs" who stay at places like the Crown Plaza and Holiday Inn Express. This motel is a wonderfully kept secret. The motel is across the road from the Mackinac Lighthouse which is beautiful. It is a typical motel but extremely immaculate. The bathroom was spotless - the caulk around the tub was without a spot of dirt. No dust behind the bed (I looked) It is small but not objectionably small.. a typical motel room. We had plenty of room. We didn't lack for anything. It was nice to be able to park outside the room. Because the family live right there, they are always available. We didn't need anything but had to let them know how impressed we were with their motel. Would recommend it to everyone and anyone. Anything you need, they will furnish you. They had booklets for coupons off the area restaurants and attractions. On our way out, the male owner was out touching up paint on the outdoors. We will be back. The location is excellent -- to restaurants and attractions and the ferries. Check them out. Don't be a snob like us but try it, you'll save lots of money, be safe and comfortable.

Room Tip: We were in Room 210 right by the stairs but at the end. I thought we would hear everyone coming up...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marysville MI
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Nice motel, with a beautiful view! Clean, traditional style older motel. Didn't quite have a fresh smell upon walking into the room but not an awful smell either. Parking spots were a bit tight for our Ram1500 truck. Not enough room for someone to park on either side of us without "dooring" or brand new truck which made us a little nervous. Luckily it wasn't busy and no one parked on either side of us probably for the same fear. Had a nice indoor pool and hot tub. Bed was comfortable, we actually slept in a lot longer than we expected-almost late for checkout (11am)! The location was within walking distance of our favorite place to eat and all the shops (a few blocks) Overall, nice place to stay for someone looking for a mom and pop style motel rather than a chain. For the price, we couldn't beat it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Greenville, South Carolina
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107 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We were pleased with our stay here. A good view of the bridge and quite a bit less expensive that the one across the street. From our room, we could see the bridge through the trees. This was especially cool to see at night. A real "Mom and Pop" motel owned by regular nice folks. The rooms aren't large but are very clean and comfortable - good basic rooms. Before checking out we saw them removing sheets AND comforters from rooms to wash. I always wonder if hotels wash the blankets and comforters. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lighthouse View Motel
Address: 699 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9693
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lighthouse View Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our motel is located on scenic North Huron Avenue directly across from the Mackinaw Point Lighthouse and Lake Shore Park. This beautiful area of Mackinaw City boasts fantastic views of the Straits of Mackinac, Mackinac Island and the Mackinac Bridge. People come from far and wide to enjoy the beach, stroll the lakeside sidewalk or picnic in the park. In the evening watch the spectacular sunsets and the lighting of "Big Mac". Enjoy our indoor pool and hot tub June thru September. The Lighthouse View Motel is now open year round. ... more   less 
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