We stayed at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront in July 2012, and had a wonderful time. When we arrived on the ferry, we had just a short walk to our hotel (you can see it from Arnold ferry docking point). Checkin was easy, and our bags were waiting in our room. We loved that our beds were separate from the living area (we have two little kids who go to bed earlier than we do). We called the front desk for a pack & play, and one was brought up right away. The staff at the front desk helped us navigate the carriage taxi system. We loved our patio, where we could watch the ferries come in. It was right on the bay. My husband and I sat on our patio after the kids went to sleep and listened to the live music floating up from the Pink Pony Patio. It was great. I was worried that the music would be too loud, but you couldn't hear it in the sleeping area. My kids loved the cookies and milk brought up in the evening. The whirlpool is technically a whirlpool, but it isn't very hot, and it's huge, so we thought of it as more of a small pool. My kids had fun in it. The Chip is right across the street from a grocery store, so that was very convenient. We ate at the Pink Pony for lunch one day, and it was fine. The hotel's decor is older, like most Mackinac Island properties, but that doesn't bother us. All in all, it's a great location, great amenities, awesome staff. We had a FANTASTIC time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our turn of the century hotel, built in 1902, has all of it's original victorian charm combined with all the modern amenities that resort travelors have come to expect. With it's prime downtown, waterfront location, the Chip is definitely the place to stay. All waterside rooms are large suites with spacious balconies. All suites have been recently updated and feature separate livingrooms, two flatscreen tvs, king or queen pillowtop beds, and wetbar. The lakeside patio features a 25 person jacuzzi hottub. It is home to the famous Pink Pony which has four different dining and drinking experiences. It's sister hotel, the Lilac Tree Suites & Spa features the Lilac Tree Spa for your relaxing enjoyment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chippewa Hotel Mackinac Island