One of the grand hotels of a bygone era. The only disappointment was the sleeping accommodations. I had requested a Category III room with 2 beds. Apparently their idea of two beds is a queensize and a rollaway. I had booked the room nine months previous to arrival and called several times to reconfirm my request for 2 beds and was assured it was noted. Upon arrival and discovering only one bed, the front desk said rooms weren't assigned until check in, and that a 2 bed room was not available. Major letdown. They delivered a rollaway shortly thereafter.
The food was very good, although the dining room was always crowded and the noise level was higher than what I expected from such a refined establishment. Other than that, the rest of our stay was wonderful. The grounds were beautiful, and it was an easy walk to the shopping district downtown.
For the price, I'm not sure I'd recommend The Grand, unless one bed is all you need, as that's the only accommodation that is guaranteed.
- 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