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Grand Hotel
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Wow, Every aspect of this hotel is a bit of old fashioned class. When the guests all get dressed after 6pm, it makes for a wonderful experience. Probably the only place I know that retains the turn of the century charm and elegance. Nicest place I have ever stayed. .... it's the whole experience that makes this place special.

Room Tip: Pick what you can afford.. I didn't stay in the room much so it didn't matter to me.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Have been to the Grand Hotel 3 times and will return this year. After my first stay I realized a vacation to Mackinac Island requires a stay at the Grand Hotel. The beautiful architecture, gardens full of butterfly, lawns, pool, dated decor... ..all add to the charm of this hotel. Dinner at a table overlooking the straits, bridge and grounds of the Grand offers one of the most beautiful views in the world.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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6  Thank Mark156
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

We stepped back in time to a wonderful weekend at the Grand.

Food, service, and the grounds exceeded our high expectations. This isn't for young adults looking to party, but for people looking to splurge at one of the finest "old school" resorts in the world.

Please get out and explore the grounds. Go up to the Cupola Bar, walk through the gardens, experience every square inch of this place! Go to the bars hidden in the woods and go candle-pin bowling. What a weekend!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank aww3583
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

This hotel is a cultural and historical jewel located in a stunning natural setting -- definitely worth the money. Take the horse-drawn carriage up the hill, enjoy the view of the lake from the front porch, swim in the pool, hike or bike around the periphery of the island. In the evening, dine on delicious food in the beautiful formal dining room, then enjoy the coffee service with harp accompanyment in the sumptuous lobby, followed by dancing in the ballroom. The service is impeccable -- you will feel like you have stepped back in time. What a place of rest/relaxation/renewal/fun. Not to be missed -- rare American experience in unique setting.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are beautifully decorated and some have lake views.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Such a beautiful Hotel that really knows how to treat it's guests. Beautiful rooms and good service. The island is teaming with tourists but if you aren't a guest you can't go on the grounds with out paying so it's kept pretty quiet. my husband and I love this place and would go back all the time if we could! The food at their restaurant is also amazing all courses!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Carlee H
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

This is an old hotel with a splash of color, unique setting, great food, and a step back in time. It can be a marriage renewal retreat, honeymoon, a place to reflect, or hang out. If you like to dress up for the evening like I do, you will enjoy. The food and service: lunch or dinner is "off the hook." Take the carriage rides and the time here is slow and easy and romantic. Or, just go for the day and find a nice hotel less expensive is another way to do it. Day or over night are both great! Suggest you check out their specials.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank allenriverford28036
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Very nice place to stay. It is quite pricy, but worth staying there at least one night. I absolutely love the historic charm of the hotel and the island. Its my fave place in MI! :)

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Address: 286 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 286, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range: £298 - £709 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to America’s Summer Place. Every year since 1887, Grand Hotel has welcomed guests and families to Mackinac Island, where cars are not allowed and bikes and horse drawn carriages are the favored modes of transportation. As Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels and Conde Nast Traveler's Top 5 Midwest Resorts in 2012, Grand Hotel offers outstanding accommodations where no two guest rooms are alike. Enjoy spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac in a rocking chair on the world’s largest porch,complimentary children's programs, The Jewel golf course, swimming, tennis, lawn games, gardens, bicycling, carriage tours, shopping, Sadie's Ice Cream Parlor, and an experience you will never forget. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Mackinaw Island Michigan
Grand Hotel Mackinac Island Michigan
Grand Hotel Island Mackinaw
Grand Mackinac Island

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