Lake View Hotel

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Hotel Atrium - Heated Pool - Hot Tub
Relax on the Porch

Start your island experience now - Summer Jobs on Mackinac Island! Great Flexibility! Full and part-time!

Located in the heart of historic downtown, Lake View Hotel is the oldest continuously operated hotel on Mackinac Island.

Recently voted the #1 Island in the Continental United States, Mackinac Island is THE summer tourist destination in the Midwest. No cars, just bicycle, foot and horse traffic. It is like going back in time. With over 10,000 visitors a day, it is a great place to live and play!

About Lake View Hotel

Amenities include 85 guest rooms, banquet and conference facilities, The Great Turtle Brewery and Distillery, and Mackinac Outfitter Sportswear Clothing shop.  Our impressive four-story atrium features the island's only indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub.  Our long porch right off Main Street is very popular with our guests as well as the island's tourists.

The Lake View operates between May 5th and October 29th.  Employment opportunities begin on April 10th.

The Employee Experience

The Lake View Hotel is situated at the end of Main Street on historic Mackinac Island. With 80% of the island protected by a Michigan State Park the island is flush with outdoor recreational activities while having a vibrant business community and tourism industry. Mackinac Island is the number one tourist destination in the Midwest. No cars are on the island, just bicycle, foot and horse traffic. It is like going back in time! With over 10,000 visitors a day it is a great place to live and play. 

We employ approximately 30 people over the course of the summer season from early May through October. We are looking for staff who are energetic and interested in meeting new people from other parts of the country as well as other cultures. 

Our team is growing and we would love to know what you can offer!

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for both experienced and newcomers to the hotel industry with a great work ethic and the ability to smile. We'll teach you the rest! If you like working with the public in a fun atmosphere and would like to help families have fun on their vacation, give us a call.

Room and Board

Housing is available and consists of both dormitory-style rooms and shared apartments.  All units require a bedroom with a roommate.

All units are non-smoking and pets are not permitted at any time. All housing has cooking areas, coin laundry, Cable TV, and wireless internet is available.

Rent is figured on a weekly basis. Employees are responsible for their own sheets, linens, and personal items.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Mackinac Island is located between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. For those who arrive by automobile, there is frequent ferry service to the Island from both Mackinaw City and St. Ignace with ample seasonal parking facilities.

Commercial airlines from Detroit provide daily service to the Pellston Airport just 12 miles south of the Mackinaw City. Taxi service between the Pellston Airport and Mackinac City ferry docks is available.

There are no cars on Mackinac Island. Transportation is by horse-drawn carriages or bicycles. Consider bringing your bike!

For Fun

Mackinac Island offers many recreational and cultural activities. For more information, please visit:

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out our online application. You can also email your resume, but we ask that you still take the time to complete our application.

Many answers to common questions about working for our company, or island life, can be found on our website

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