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“Quaint and homey”
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Harbour View Inn
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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“Quaint and homey”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

My stay here was amazing!!! Met at the docks by Austin who is extremely helpful with getting our luggage to the hotel and giving us advice on finding a quick lunch!! Once we arrived at the hotel we were met by a friendly front desk clerk named Tim who informed us we were upgraded to a suite!!! Which was a great surprise!! Austin brought our bags promptly to the room.. Later that evening went down to the front desk and spoke with Larry who gave us dinner reccomendations to the Yankee Rebel which was amazing.. Got back to the hotel later in the evening and realized i didn't have my camera with me.. Tim was able to locate it for me and was able to have it brought up to the hotel!!! While waiting Tim and Larry both live on the island year round were very happy to tell of us island life. The next morning we came down for breakfast and we were amazed at the setup.. For a continental style breakfast there sure put out some high quality breakfast items!! We rented bikes from Michelle who was so helpful at tellings us where to go and what to see.. even provided us a map. The service we received at the inn was better then you would receive at most 5 star resorts!! The staff is always smiling and always willing to help out and start a conversation with you!! We will definetly be back already made reservations for next year!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

The hotel is a couple blocks east of the main shopping area and was nice and quiet. We stayed in the B&B portion of the hotel and loved the front porch for people-watching. The room was nice and very well maintained. None of the rooms actually have a view of the water but we didn't see that as a problem. The breakfast was nothing special (bananas, yogurt, dry cereal and some rolls and coffee cake taken from the refrigerator). The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hudson, Ohio
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I recently visited Mackinac Island with my two teenage children for the first time. We had no idea where to stay, but I found the reviews here intriguing so we decided to give it a chance. When we booked the hotel was offering a special deal on their website, which was not being shown on the usual travel sites, so you should check there first before booking.

We arrived on a Wednesday night in the pouring rain. We were met at the dock by a hotel valet, and we identified our two large suitcases that had to weigh 40 pounds each. He told us that he would meet us at the hotel and left as we began our walk. I suppose we could have found a taxi but we had umbrellas so decided to walk. It is about a 10 minute walk or so from the dock, past the middle of town towards the church (which you can easily see from the ferry on the way in). I knew that Mackinac did not have any motorized transportation, but have to admit to being surprised when we saw our valet riding past us on a bike, with our two large suitcases strapped to his handlebars!! We quickly learned that that's how things are done on Mackinac, but it was a little bit of a shock - I'm glad that we didn't pack anything fragile in case of a fall!

The hotel was as gorgeous as the photos on the website, the flowers in full bloom. We were placed in the guest house, which is a separate building behind the main building. We were on the 4th floor, but it does have an elevator if you don't want to walk the stairs. The weather when we were there was a balmy 72 degrees most days, so we didn't use the air conditioning, we had the windows open and ceiling fan on and it was just wonderful. Our room was beautiful, immaculate, very large with 2 queen sized beds, and a fabulous view (room 3414). The window shutters are not that great at keeping light out, but beyond that I have nothing bad to say at all. We had plenty of closet space, counter space, and I liked having the sink outside of the main bath/shower room because it made getting ready so much easier.

Breakfast was delicious, although the seating is tight. Lots of tables and chairs, but they are packed in. Cold cereals, oatmeal, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, pastries/muffins, and toast are offered.

It is an easy 5 minute walk into town to sign up for the carriage rides through the park and to the fort, and we loved being able to sit on the front porch and watch all the horses and carriages go by, and to watch the boats in the harbour. Everywhere you walk you will see beautiful displays of flowers, we were taking pictures like crazy! The hotel is also just a few steps away from a large park - tons of space for kids to run, or to lay out a blanket for a picnic.

One afternoon we chose to take a bike ride - the hotel itself has tons of bikes to choose from in all sizes and styles. The island itself has multiple bike rental places as well, and there are so many options it is almost overwhelming - regular bikes, kid sized two wheelers, tandems, the "third wheel" style that attaches to an adult bike for an older child, the baskets that attach to the rear of the bike for little children, etc. - you do not have to worry in any way about accommodating your family with the appropriate bike. I couldn't believe how many people rented tandems!! And all bikes come with the front basket for cameras, lunch, a spare sweater, bags of fudge, whatever. Anyway - the bike ride itself around the island is 8 miles long on a smooth paved road that is very flat, with only one or two small inclines. It took us about 2 hours to make the ride, and we stopped fairly frequently to check out the sights. Well worth doing, and having the ability to rent bikes from the hotel made it very easy. One afternoon we also just chilled out on the second floor front porch - all the porches are open to all the residents and are filled with comfy chairs, so the people watching was excellent.

I cannot express how much we enjoyed our stay here - it added the perfect touch to our Mackinac visit. When we were ready to go, we left our luggage at the front desk, and went into town. When we were ready to board our ferry, we called the hotel and they had a valet bring it down to meet us at the dock (again on his bike!). From start to finish a great stay and I would really recommend it to others!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

My friend and I are among those that took advantage of the recent Groupon, so the price - especially for August - was great. When we booked the only room available had one queen bed, so we inquired about a cot when we arrived. None was available, but we were fine with sharing.

We were assigned to room 4103 in the "Bed and Breakfast", which is a separate building from the main building where you check in. The room was quite small - room only for the queen bed and two night stands, and a modest bathroom. Moments after we entered the room, the phone rang, and the front desk notified us that they had a room with a king bed that might give us a bit more room. We moved to room 4105, which is significantly larger, with a small sitting area and larger bathroom in addition to the king bed. Much nicer! We appreciated this very much.

The room was spotless and the bed was comfortable. The room was quiet too.

Breakfast was "deluxe continental" - oatmeal, variety of breads, cereals, fruit, yogurt, granola, fruit juice, coffee, tea, etc.

They rent bicycles which is a convenient alternative to the "downtown" rental shops.

The location is right next to the historic St. Anne's church and a short walk to all the "downtown" Mackinac Island action. We also enjoyed the comfortable furniture on the front porches for reading and people/horse watching, and free wifi.

Room Tip: 4103 is tiny!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Belding, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Stayed in guest house with my granddaughter Loved the room and the staff was wonderful. Josh met us at the pier and delivered our bags to the room. Lovely quiet hotel. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I have two complaints associated with this property. We bought two separate rooms via Groupon. The pictures on the groupon page showed the main building. However we were stuck in a building they just acquired. The pictures were not a good representation of the rooms we got. In fact the room I got was small with not air condition and no ceiling fan. I am not sure if you could even open a window. I have a heart condition so not a good option for me. Management regonized that the groupon pictures were borderline false advertisement and got us a new room. This is were I had a real problem. The older man behind the desk told my mother in law that he was giving us the room above her so they can hear us.... I found this comment inappropriate and based on anger because we requested a different room. This is not how a customer should be treated. The rest of the stay was fine but I would notmstay there again and would not recommend it to anyone. Trust me this story will be passed on to anyone I hear interested in staying at the Harbor Inn

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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LoveToLeaveFeedback, Manager at Harbour View Inn, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
We are terribly sorry to hear about the experience you had at our property. This is not how we want any of our guests to walk away from a stay with us. Our company prides itself on exceptional service and true representation of our product. Your honest feedback is valuable to us. We would love for you to reach out directly to our General Manager, Michelle Dean to discuss the situation. She can be reached at (906) 847-0101 or via email at mdean@harbourviewinn.com.
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salem, wi
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Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

Just on our way back home with our two teenagers. We stayed in a two queen room in the guest house #3406. I actually prefer the location to be a bit set off from the main town area which can be noisy. Very clean and well kept. We did not have a balcony this time, but if you do they are shared and quite roomy. Grounds are gorgeous and staff friendly. Yummy breakfasts too.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Harbour View Inn
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
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Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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