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Review of Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

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Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
LindaJGimli
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Loved the hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed at the end of Sep. for 3 nights and this was truly the highlight of our roadtrip. This was a "girl's getaway" for 2 of us that had not been up to Mackinac for a "few" decades. Let me start with the staff, Nicole at the front desk is a gem, Joel, the waitress in the dining room is a treasure, both of these young ladies went out of their way to answer questions, and give island tips. I would hire either of them for any job in a minute.
Our suite #402 has to have the best view on island...waking up to the clip-clop of horse hooves on the street below was magical, yet the quietness at night was wonderful. I would not stay anywhere else in the future.
The Pink Pony restaurant has wonderful food and views...I cannot wait to return...Many thanks again to the staff and hotel for making our trip truly perfect.

Room Tip: Room #402...top floor, corner suite...lovely views and so quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Nice stay. Rooms were clean and well maintained. Location can't be beat. Our sink was slow to drain and they had it fixed immediately. Would definitely recommend to others and will be staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Big Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Some of the staff at the desk were "brisk."..it felt as if they were ready for a seasnoal break and we were in the way. The reest of the staff was very cheerful and on top of it. I understand this island is a toursit island, however if you are in the business of greeting the public, a smile works wonders.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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White Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

The Chippewa is the best on the island. It is not due to the fact it is right in the middle of town and right on the water; It is not due to the an unbelievable view right on the harbor; It is not due to a great 30+ person hot tub located right on the water; It's not due to a great bar (Pink Pony) located outside the lobby nor the awesome attached restaurant with fine dining. What really separates it is the people. It is the owner and Mgt. and service staff like Nicole who is so sweet and accommodating, who gives you the sense of "welcome home" from a long day of hiking, biking or shopping. It is Bri (pronounced Bree) who was relentless working through computer issues to print an important document for me for an important business meeting. Yes it is all the above that makes the Chippewa such a special place to stay on the Island.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Davisburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Chippewa Hotel and Pink Pony Bar are the best. Took a mid October couples trip. Perfect downtown location, close to everything. We stayed in waterfront rooms looking over the harbor.....relaxing and beautiful. Spacious clean rooms with comfortable beds, nice tv's and an awesome balcony. Bar hopped throughout town but ended up back at the Pink Pony where we always have the most fun. Appetizers at the bar are always great and dinner was also top notch.
Staff at front desk and bar/restaurant were pleasent and detail oriented. We'll be back

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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livonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed here last year on second floor. I wasn't happy with the noise from the pink pony bar. Stayed on 4th floor this year and it was quiet. Fantastic view, polite and helpful staff and excellent bag porter(archie). Will be back.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

the Chippewa hotel is wonderful! a great location and the staff is fantastic! the room was spacious and very clean. we try to stay at different places just for variety, but always end up staying at the Chippewa as it is just our favorite!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
Address: 7221-103 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Chippewa Hotel Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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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