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Lamplighter Motel

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Worth every penny. This hotel was a lot of fun and completely satisfied me and all my guests. We had a fun at the pool and took advantage of all the hotel has to offer. The staff was very helpful. It was a very fun weekend. Great experience!

Thank Clarence L
Baden, PA
Reviewed 1 September 2014

My husband and I stayed only one night, but felt right at home. This is a gem, friendly owners, lovely grounds, flowers, fire pit, clean, comfortable rooms. We had our bicycles with us and rode to the ferry from the motel. Neighborhood is quiet, there are no complaints about the Lamplighter Inn. The owner called me when we were just...

2Thank LauraPA
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

After a long day hiking around the UP and the long arduous drive to Mackinaw City we were so happy to get to our clean, cozy and adorable room at The Lamplighter. The owners were gracious, the grounds are immaculate and nicely landscaped. The hotel is at the edge of a nice homey neighborhood and two easy walkable blocks to...

4Thank Laureen M
Terre Haute, Indiana
Reviewed 18 July 2014

A moms and pops motel with friendly, excellent services and the best prices in town with pool and hot tub, they are very good at helping you around town with information..I called and told them what I wanted and they delivered

Thank James R
Detroit, Mi
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Everyone knows that the owners, Jennifer and Terry, are the reason this is such a special place. The other reviewers have hit the nail on the head with it's convenience, cleanliness, friendliness and "cozy" rooms. We have stayed here many times over the years since discovering it and the latest visit was Fathers Day weekend. Now we only stay elsewhere...

Thank bamamamaDTW
Flint, Michigan
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Love being In mackinaw city and staying at the Lamplighter! Jennifer and Terry are gracious and welcoming hosts! The rooms were beautiful, clean and comfortable, as were the gorgeous grounds that is so lovingly tended! We loved siting around the nightly campfire and visiting with other guests. I recommend this for everyone, friends and families alike! This is our place...

Thank Kathy L
Sussex, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Have stayed here before and just stayed again last week. It is the only place I will stay while visiting the Mackinac City area. Rooms are small, but very clean. Terry is the best and makes you feel very welcome. It is within walking distance to Mackinac City and Sheplers. Always feel very safe staying here.

Thank macilnd2014
Plainfield, Indiana
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

The Lamplighter is a small mom and pop motel that is well maintain. The owners are very friendly and attentive. We stayed in the Venetian Room and I was surprised at how small the room was. The layout was divided into two bedrooms with a very tiny connecting bathroom. It is ideally located in a residential area. It is approximately...

2Thank worth-voyageur
Bowling Green, Ohio
Reviewed 19 December 2013

My wife and I spent two nights at this motel and found it to be quite nice. There is no fitness center, pool, or hot tub but the rooms were clean and well maintained. The owner, who lives on site, was friendly and accommodating. The motel is located only a couple of streets from Mackinaw City's main business district where...

1Thank Tom V
North Branch, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 21 October 2013

My wife and I have been to Mackinaw City the last few years. Until this year our Hotel/Motel rooms and service has been horrible and we were not going to go back. I was told about the Lamplighter Motel by a friend and let me say we just found the best little place to stay. The owner Terry makes everything...

4Thank Keith M

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lamplighter Motel

Address: 303 E Jamet St, P.O. Box 719, Mackinaw City, MI
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Lamplighter Hotel Mackinaw City
Lamplighter Motel Mackinaw City
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
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“Tell the owner during reservations what your needs are”
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“I liked the log cabin one.”
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“Up North theme room--in the corner which was nice and quiet”
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