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Lamplighter Motel

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Room & Suite (16)
Pool & Beach (2)
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Come and enjoy personalized service in a family owned business. Our rooms are clean and comfortable. We are within walking distance to island ferry docks, downtown shopping area, restaurants, and the Mackinaw Crossings. The Mackinac Bridge and fort are only a short stroll away. A children's play park is next door. With our location you can take in all that Mackinaw has to offer without driving your car. We are the only motel in Mackinaw City that is in the middle of the residential area.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Hidden Gems
Full view
93Great for walkers
Grade: 93 out of 100
52Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
36Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 18 Oct 2018via mobile
I was so lucky to look on TripAdvisor to find this awesome little mom and pop hotel. The themed rooms are so beautiful and comfortable at an unbelievably affordable price. Owners are super friendly and helpful & they had the motel decorated for Halloween. I wish it hadn’t been sprinkling or I would have been able to relax by the fire pit. Forget the bigger motels; this is the place to stay.
Thank leavingitallbehind
Reviewed 26 Sep 2018
What a great place! Owner Terry is so nice. Very clean and close to everything. Loved it and will be back! You can tell it is privately owned. They take pride in it! Small and all you need. Very friendly.
1 Thank KEARY S
karen l
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 18 Sep 2018
I was very happy with my stay here. it was all I needed for a night . very friendly owner and clean room. I will stay here the next time I visit. they make you feel right at home and offer a bonfire at night to sit around and talk with each other.
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Ken S
Reviewed 27 Aug 2018via mobile
Jennifer and Terry are the perfect hosts what a nice stay and thanks for the bonfires, so much fun! Got to see many freighters and the Corvette Parade and show too! We will be back again next weekend for the Mackinaw Bridge Walk, shopping and more freighter watching. Thanks again Jennifer and Terry!
1 Thank Ken S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 Aug 2018
Their pride of ownership is well apparent. The Lamplighter is well maintained, conveniently located and a great value. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, it's still easy walk to restaurants, and the ferry docks. The evening campfire was a nice way to unwind after a long day of traveling. Terry and Jennifer are amazing hosts who made us and all of their guests feel special. Terry came to the rescue when we arrived drenched from a torrential downpour. As motorcycle riders, everything we had was soaking wet. Terry helped us get dry in a hurry and saved us days of soggy riding with wet boots. We could not think of staying anywhere else when in Mackinac City.
1 Thank FredWeirdBeard
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4 March 2015|
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Response from nrocpop | Reviewed this property |
THey did not include breakfast but recommended a great place within walking distance for which they gave us a coupon. It is an easy walk to town (maybe a block) and the bridge (maybe three blocks)
Room Tips
"We stayed in the "Somewhere in Time" room. Very quaint."
27 Aug 2018
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"The Wifi was spotty if that's important to you. We were furthest from the office so that may have been..."
6 Oct 2017
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"Our room was pretty small-I believe that the themed rooms are bigger. I would ask ahead of time."
17 Aug 2017
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"We had the Somewhere in Time Room: small and sweet"
17 Oct 2016
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