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Lamplighter Motel

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This motel is a throwback of "mom and pop" days gone by, but still has modern conveniences. The rooms are clean, neat, pet-friendly, and reasonably priced. They offer theme rooms as well. Each room has a journal. You can read entries from past guests, as well as write your own entry. Nice touch! The grounds are well maintained with nice...

1Thank Joylynn1968
Reviewed 10 October 2013

The Lamplighter is close to town, basically two streets away from downtown Mackinaw City. The owner, Terry, is a great host, as well as his Father Roy, who way there helping out. The room I had was small, but super clean and affordable, just what I was looking for. It is located in a residential area, which keeps it nice...

1Thank hdslam
Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

I ttravel quite a bit and after staying at 3 of the chain hotels in Mackinaw City this summer and being extremely disappointed by the uncaring management, employees and overpriced dirty rooms I went to tripadvisor to find a new location. I noticed the hotels i had been at were not the top of the list and had 2 to...

1Thank Breezie2010
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Tripadvisor claims it's reviews are not "cooked" but in this case I truly wonder if that is the case. This is a 1960s motel furnished with garage sale furniture. It's cheap and that is about all I can say positive about it. Our room was very small--tiny--with a heavy musty smell that immediately clogged our sinuses. The bedspread had to...

2Thank ShowMeTwo
Wyoming, Michigan
Reviewed 19 September 2013

This place is truly the best. Clean - Friendly Staff - Owners who go above and beyond to make sure your stay is stress free. Its great to have a perfect room to come back to after a day exploring the U.P. Looking forward to a return trip next year.

1Thank Laurie R
Maumee, Ohio
Reviewed 16 September 2013

This motel is just wonderful. The owners make you feel right at home and cater to your every need. Perfect location and quaint atmosphere make it a definite repeat for us! We were part of a large group (5 couples on motorcycles) and Terry was the perfect host! He even supplied towels to dry off the bike seats when it...

1Thank RBryant5226
Petoskey, Michigan
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Could not ask for a better place to stay, blocks from town but what really made this place was Terry, the owner. Very personable and customer oriented. Only stayed one night but will definitely come back again. I did a search online to find a place to stay in Mackinaw City and chose this place based off of their excellent...

1Thank Barbara C
Montague, Michigan
Reviewed 13 September 2013

This motel was a breath of fresh air. Terry was extremely cordial and the room was clean and comfortable. This motel is definitely the place to stay in Mackinaw City. Thanks, Terry and we will let you know if we get any Buick memorabilia in our antique mall that you may like :)

1Thank Ogauge
Kentwood, Michigan
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Love this place! It's home away from home! We come up every year in September and it's the perfect place to stay. The rooms have every necessary amenity, and are always clean. Terry takes care of anything else we have ever thought to ask for. It's close enough to take a walk into town, and the bonfires are wonderful. Thanks...

Thank Melanie E
Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Recently spent a week here and loved the location, friendliness of the owners, and rooms within my budget. Would stay again. The owners treat everyone like family, which is nice when traveling solo. Walked everywhere in town from the location, they also have bikes. Nice firepit when the nights call for it.

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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
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Mackinaw City
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“We had the Somewhere in Time Room: small and sweet”
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“Tell the owner during reservations what your needs are”
 of 5 bubbles 264bryanf, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I liked the log cabin one.”
 of 5 bubbles 196charn, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Up North theme room--in the corner which was nice and quiet”
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