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4.2 out of 5

"Clean and close to the lake. A bit dated but clean. Downside - no housekeeping, no breakfast buffet due to Covid-19. Ice maker out of service. Unders ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 26 Aug 2020

Hotel Description

Beach motel near Mackinac Bridge

In historical district

Within a 5-minute walk of this Mackinaw City motel, you'll find Fort Michilimackinac State Historic Park and Lake Huron. Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Wawatam Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Outdoor pool

An outdoor pool is featured at this motel, along with free WiFi in public areas and a garden. Express check-out is provided and the front desk is staffed around-the-clock.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 23 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and private yards. Cable TV, room service, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed (Themed Canopy)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

American Boutique Inn - Lakeview ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for American Boutique Inn - Lakeview

Everyone (9) Family (2)
3 out of 5
Clean and close to the lake. A bit dated but clean. Downside - no housekeeping, no breakfast buffet due to Covid-19. Ice maker out of service. Understandable, but the property should have offered a price reduction accordingly, especially when this information was not disclosed when the reservation was made. You were however given a information sheet when checking in that said if it was unacceptable to you, go stay elsewhere.

Posted by , from Henderson NV on Aug 26, 2020

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5 out of 5
Great location for taking the ferry to Mackinac Island and for picnicking by the lake at sunset. Also easy access to the bridge. Super clean room and quick check-in.

Posted by , from Northern Virginia on Aug 19, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

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5 out of 5
the different themes for each room created a conversation at breakfast as to each room we were in also the location and the friendly staff...lovely break in the evening for wine and cheese...the only thing I wish was different was the size of the gathering room...I know more people came in but because of size didn't stay

Posted by , from bay city michigan on Jun 30, 2019

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3 out of 5

Good location, across the street from the lake

Pros: Location, landscaping, and themed rooms. WiFi worked well, and on-site parking was nice
Cons: Better, modern plumbing for consistent shower temps needed. The hotel is dated...1970's era. No elevator; ground floor for those not wanting to climb
Location: Mackinaw Island, The scenic lake shore walks, biking, some tourist shopping...nice town.
Very nicely landscaped hotel, and quaint rooms, but a little dated...70's era. No hot beverage/coffee maker in room or lobby, and limited wall outlets. Bed was comfortable, and room is clean. Plumbing could be improved; hard to regulate shower temps. A suitcase stand or rest would be nice as well. Breakfast served attractively, w/ nice classical music, but a little spartan w/ limited selections, carbohydrate rich and no hot foods. Good pricing for the med/small room size and fairly quiet & scenic area. No work out facilities, but limited pool hours in front of hotel. Nice walking area along the lake front across the street from the hotel. Friendly owner/manager.

Posted by , from Oregon on Sep 14, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great Stay at the Bridge

Pros: We loved the decor and the location. They delivered breakfast to our room which was a very nice touch. The pool was warm.
Cons: They could have included a cup for hot beverages in the room.
Location: Close to the shopping district of town, restaurants and the ferry to Mackinaw Island. The location is quiet and across from Lake Michigan.
This motel is small, but cozy. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The staff was helpful and gracious. When I needed some hot water for tea in the evening, they immediate got me a thermos of hot water. The price is great. Lovely views and close to town. I would happily recommend this to anyone.

Posted by , from Muskegon, MI on Sep 23, 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice quaint hotel with great views!

We stopped here one night on way to the Island the next day. We found the room to be clean, small, decorated cute with a very comfy bed and bedding. Will definately stay again.

Posted by , from Kalamazoo, MI on Aug 13, 2016

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3 out of 5

Clean, cute but just ok

Pros: location
Cons: Add a refrigerator and fix water temperature control
Location: The area speaks for itself, Mackinaw City, Mackinaw Island and the UP
if your looking for a clean, cute hotel that is in a great location of the bridge, this is the hotel for you. There is no frig. which is a pain trying to keep drinks cold. I reported a problem with the shower water. If your first to take a shower the water would be scalding hot 1 min. and cold the next. If you turned the hot water on about an inch and cold water on full, it would still be too hot. Hard to get a comfortable level. Then the second person would get a luke warm shower at best. The walls are pretty thin so neighbor noise was exagerrated. There was approx. an 1/8" gap at outside doors so winters could be cold. There was very limited seating for the breakfast. BUT across the street was a park right next to the bridge so it was a great location

Posted by , from Tn on Aug 13, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great Experience!

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel! The room was spotless, and decorated with a Parisian theme based on the movie, "Charade." Many of the rooms are themed this way after old movies. The beds were comfortable and extra pillows provided. Small continental breakfast is provided and will be provided for you in a basket complete with a thermos of coffee and brought to your room for "breakfast in bed". Since in-room coffee makers are not provided, this is great! Guests staying in themed rooms are invited to a wine and cheese tasting in the evening. Lovely! Nice outside heated pool. The owners staff the desk and are very attentive to guests' needs. The rooms are rather small, but beautifully decorated and clean. Also offer nice discount for the island ferry and shuttle pick up service to it. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

Posted by , from Ohio on Jul 18, 2016

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4 out of 5

Very very nice room

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It's location was awesome. The staff was very nice and helpful. The room was very clean and well kept. The only minor problem was the water temp. We had trouble regulating it. Not sure if it was because others were drawing at the same time or what. But it was no major problem. The breakfast offerings were a good way to start the day. We are looking to stay here the next time we are in town. For sure, we would tell people to stay here any time.. The grounds were well kept, all the flowers were beautiful and there were pleasant surroundings. . Right across from the lake. Great view of the bridge. We thank God for directing us here.

Posted by , from Coldwater, Mi on Sep 21, 2015

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About the American Boutique Inn - Lakeview

Location 517 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Property Features

American Boutique Inn - Lakeview offers its guests an outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. American Boutique Inn - Lakeview also features express check-out and beach/pool umbrellas. This Mackinaw City motel is smoke free.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1973
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) (27.7 km / 17.2 mi)

Room Amenities

American Boutique Inn - Lakeview offers 23 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Mackinaw City motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining
  • Private outdoor space
  • Cable channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: 3 percent of room rate

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Internet access
  • Self parking
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.