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Harbour View Inn
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Having read differing reviews on the rooms, I was a little skeptical. I was fortunate that I had a room in the Guest House that was more of a suite than a room. Some of those on the trip were complaining about their small rooms. It must be the luck of the draw. I found the staff outstanding and most interested in accommodating requests. The location of the Inn is perfect, although I doubt there is a bad location on the island. I highly recommend travel to Mackinac in the Falll. No crowds and beautiful colors. The only drawbacks of the Inn are that there are no coffeemakers in the rooms and the televisions are for the most part VERY old with poor reception.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 October 2012 via mobile

Ideal location just 2 - 3 blocks from all the shops, restaurants, and attractions. Our Inn room was clean & pleasant, a bit small, but had balcony access with wonderful harbor views. The garden rooms were more spacious with courtyard view. The staff was very pleasant & helpful, breakfast was good, and they had their own bike rentals for guests - at the lowest rates we saw! We'd return!

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3  Thank WanderingDiddy
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Nice place to stay on Mackinaw Island. Just a couple of blocks from the "downtown" area, which was nice because it was quieter at night. Room was very cute, nice bedding, and clean. Complimentary breakfast was very good. Definitely would come back

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

My husband and I decided to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary (Labor Day) at Mackinaw Island, MI. We had never been there before and had no clue where to stay. Since our visit was a last minute decision, the Harbor View Inn was the only place available. We hesitated because we read one (1) bad review. However, "let the record show" we LOVED it!!! It looked just like the picture and the people were very hospitable. The room was small but quaint and romantic. Next time we go to Mackinaw Island, we will be staying at the Harbor View Inn.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Diana M
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

My wife and I recently spent our first weekend on the island and in our research we decided to book 3 months prior with the Harbor View and we were very satisfied! Value, Atmosphere, corteous and knowledgeable staff made the long weekend a pleasant time. Staff met us at the Ferry, retrieved our bags and met us at our room. The hotel is a 10 minute walk to the center of this fantasy town. No cars only peddle bikes and horse drawn carriages are the mode of transportation and it is a wonderful experience. We will be back to the island and we will be staying at the Harbour View Inn!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 September 2012 via mobile

We stayed two nights in the bed and breakfast. Our room was quite spacious, ane the bathroom was clean and updated. Not a great view but we didn't spend much time in the room anyway. The continental breakfast was very good, hot oatmeal with lots of toppIng choices, cold cereal, sweet breads, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. More than I expected! The front porch was a great place to sit with morning coffee or a bottle of wine in the evening. We rented bikes from the inn which was way cheaper than in town, a nice bonus. I would for sure recommend this place.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

My husband and I have travelled to Mackinac Island the last 5 years for our anniversary. We have stayed at a new place almost every year because it's part of the fun. We stayed two nights at the carriage house B&B and were very unimpressed. The room was small and uninspired. We are used to small spaces on the island, but the rooms are usually charming. Our room was not air conditioned and we did not have an actual window except in the bathroom, just an "emergency exit" screen door. We typically stay at a place with breakfast because everything on the island is so expensive. The breakfast here was very minimal. They offered freezer bagels, some fruit, oatmeal in a small crock pot. The toaster barely worked. We stayed at the Inn at Mackinac last year and they had an amazing breakfast spread and was actually a less expensive and much better stay. This is not a Bed and Breakfast.. it's a small hotel with a small continental breakfast.
Further, we had difficulty coordinating our luggage down to the Arnold ferry line when leaving. We have always had the luggage sent over to the mainland midday and took a ferry spontaneously when we felt like leaving (the Arnold dock will keep it under a monitored tent until you get there). The front desk told us we must meet the porter at the dock in order to get our luggage sent over. So we called 45 min prior to the ferry we wanted to take and they said they would meet us 10-15 min prior to the ferry leaving. The porter did not arrive until the ferry was loading and it turns out did not even expect to meet us there. We were afraid to leave the island without our luggage. It was an unnecessary stressful end to our stay.
Overall, we love Mackinac Island and have found most places to stay offer little personal and quirky touches that make our stay special. The Harbour View was lacking in this aspect and we would not stay here again. I recommend Mainstreet or the Inn on Mackinac, which are (so far) our favorite places that go the extra mile to make your stay special and easy.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank redwinetime
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Address: 6860 Main Street, PO Box 1207, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range: £105 - £186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbour View Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located a short walk from the best attractions on Mackinac Island, yet away from the bustling traffic of downtown. Our relaxing hotel complex offers a variety of rooms in four different buildings and complimentary breakfast. All rooms are non-smoking. Out of respect for all our guests, we ask that you leave your pets at home. ... more   less 
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