Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How old is Lake View Hotel?
A. Lake View was built in 1858 and is the oldest continuously operated hotel on Mackinac Island. 2017 marks our 159th anniversary.
Q. Where is Lake View Hotel located?
A. We are conveniently located on Main Street, in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island, directly across the street from where the ferry boats arrive.
Q. Are you located on the water?
A. We are across the street from the lakeshore.
Q. How close are you to the ferry docks?
A. We are across the street from Shepler's and Star Line. Arnold's ferry service is a couple of blocks down the street.
Q. When does the last ferry leave for the Island?
A. It depends on the time of season. In the off-season, the last boat leaves the island at 4:30 PM. In-season, the last boat leaves for Mackinaw City and St. Ignace generally by 8:30 PM. Check with the ferry boat services for more information.
Q. How much are ferry tickets?
A. For the 2017 season, tickets at all ferry lines are $25.00 per adult and $12.00 per child. AAA member prices are $24.00 per adult and $11.50 per child. 2017 prices are subject to change.
Q. Where do I park my car?
A. Each of the ferry lines offer several day trip or overnight parking options on their property including ample free parking, as well as secured or covered parking.
Q. Do you have an area to store bikes?
A. Yes. Lake View Hotel has bike racks surrounding the back and side of the hotel. Please bring your own lock if you want to secure your bicycle.
Q. Do you rent bikes?
A. The Mackinac Island Bike Shop is located on the Hoban Street side of the hotel. You may make advance reservations with your room booking to ensure availability by calling (906) 847-6337 anytime.
Q. Do you have any suites or adjoining rooms?
A. We have several large rooms that have separate seating areas and a Presidential Suite with a living room, but none of our guest rooms adjoin to other rooms.
Q. Do you have an elevator?
A. Yes, to all four levels.
Q. Do you have a pool?
A. Yes. We have a beautiful, four story Atrium which encloses an indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, and dry sauna.
Q. Do you have a restaurant and bar?
A. Yes. Goodfellow's Italian Chophouse serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. We also have a covered and elevated outdoor deck for dining that offers views of Main Street. Adjoining the Chophouse is Wings and Things, a bar and grille that serves up zestier fare. On the corner of Main Street and Hoban, our Wine Cellar offers a full service wine tasting bar, with wine flights, an extensive flatbread pizza menu for lunch, an upscale dinner menu with wine pairings, and the only retail wine gift shop on the island.
Q. Do any of your rooms have balconies?
A. No, however many rooms surround our Atrium, and provide lovely views from our interior hallways.