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“Chippewa is a very nice hotel with a reasonable price in a high price tourist area.”

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Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 October 2009

The Chippewa was the perfect choice for a one night stay. We were busy all day touring the island and did not want to spend a small fortune for a room we would use only for sleeping. This building is old and full of interesting architectural features, and is right on the water. The room was clean and had everything we needed for a peaceful night. The staff was most helpful with baggage pick-up at the boat and holding it as we were early for check-in. There is an excellent restaurant in the building with a lake view. Nice!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2009

Good things-
- 25 person hottub with waterfall on deck overlooking the lake
-hotel itself has a certain "flair" in decorating
-everything was very clean
-everyone was friendly and accommodating; their recommendations for restaurants were spot on
-free bottle of water
-location-close to everything
-onsite restaurant, Pink Pony, was very good
Not-so-good things-
-small room, very little room to walk around
-bed was soft for our taste

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2009

This hotel was great. It made our vacation special. Nice and friendly staff. Nice view and location. Will certainly go back.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
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Thank SSChi
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Reviewed 29 August 2009

My wife and I have stayed here several times and we always have a great time. The staff is so courtious and helpful. The Pink Pony on the main level is "the spot" on the island. The new layout this year for the the lower deck bar on the water is much better. Everyone has a great view of the water now from your table or the bar. The rooms are huge! Separate living room and bedroom and your own balcony on the water overlooking the Mackinac Island marina. As I said, it is simply the best on the island.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank TragicCity
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Reviewed 26 August 2009

Fantastic service. New patio bar is ideal to just sit and take in all the sights and sounds. Brian Bailey, the General Manager is a gracious classy host. He is well respected throughout the business, and knows his guests needs. Great place, will return very soon!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

My husband and I stayed at the hotel when a friend wanted a group to accompany him as he surprised his wife for their anniversary. The good thing is the hotel is a stones throw from the ferry, thus right on the water. It is right in the mist of things...so you can walk right out of the hotel to shop, eat or bar hop. In each room there was earplugs supplied to aid in sleeping...you realize why at night...because you are so close to the bars etc. There is a bar in the hotel, however, when we were there they were featuring the most boring live music I"ve ever heard...every single song this lady sang was the same beat and tempo...regardless of the song.

While we were in the bar..."The Pink Pony"......several BATS, flying EXTREMELY low were in the bar.....apparently a common occurance, since the wait staff went in the back and emerged with nets to catch them. Multple times we had to duck so ensure the bats didnt fly into us.

We paid $170.00 per night for the room, which seems reasonable for a room on the water...BUT this was by far the smallest hotel room I've ever seen...it was honestly no bigger and a bedroom in your house. There was ABSOLUTELY, no way two people could be in the bathroom at the same time, and the shower would be impossible if you were a larger person (there was no tub--as you showered your elbows could touch the wall and the shower curtain simaltaneously. I should note that we got a standard room and it seems the suites are significantly larger.

Overall, with the exception of the uncomfortable shower (I'm tall, but by no means large), I can't complain about the hotel and considering it's proximity to everything would return. BUT don't expect an early check-in or a late check-out.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank TEEMAC125
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Reviewed 22 August 2009

The Chippewa Hotel has so many positives when visiting Michigan's most beautiful vacation destination. I liked: the two minute walk from the Arnold ferry, the awsome views of arriving boats and passing freighters both from my room and the indoor and outdoor restaurants, the newly renovated open air bar that rivals any I have visited in the caribean, the ease of enjoying the island's many points of interest from a very central location, and the friendliness and attention from the staff.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank lockme
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Additional Information about Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

Address: 7221 Main Street, #103, 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: £75 - £448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 its original victorian charm combined with all the modern amenities that resort travelers expect. With our prime downtown, waterfront location, the Chippewa Hotel is definitely the place to stay. All water-view rooms are large suites with spacious balconies. All suites have been recently updated and feature separate living rooms, two flatscreen televisions, King or Queen pillowtop beds, and wetbar. The waterfront patio features a 25-person jacuzzi hot tub. We are home to the famous Pink Pony which has four different dining and drinking experiences. Our sister hotel, the Lilac Tree Suites & Spa features the Lilac Tree Spa for your relaxing enjoyment. ... more   less 
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