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“Beautiful Inn on Mackinac!”
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Harbour View Inn
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Inn on Mackinac!”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Stayed at The Harbour View for 2 nights July 2014. Wonderful stay; the hotel was in a great location (yes, with views of the harbour), the staff were friendly and welcoming and our room was clean and very comfortable. We stayed in an annex at the back of the main Inn, but we still had great views (3rd floor with an elevator) and our room was quiet and peaceful. We hired bikes from reception during our stay, the hire charge was very competitive and the bikes were in good condition. We ate breakfast at the Inn and the food was varied and plentiful; meals are served in the main lobby area. Can't think of anything negative to say about this hotel, would definitely recommend and we shall definitely return!

Room Tip: Higher floors in the annex have the best lake views.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Indiana
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We were here with a group. 25 couples. The staff bent over backwards to accommodate all our requests. The rooms were clean, nice, comfortable. The location is absolutely ideal, and the ambience is magnificant. Thanks to Michelle, Kathy, Becky and the banquet staff. You do it right. We will be back. Thank you!!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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76 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stayed for two days at the Harbour View Inn, and will definitely return. The view from our window was wonderful - the harbor, boats coming/going, lighthouses, and St Anne's steeple (which leans a little ... if you look carefully). :)

A great location to explore Mackinac Island, and enjoy the very special ambiance that only a vehicle-free location can provide. Waking up to the dawn chorus of local songbirds, and the steady clip-clip of of horses' hooves on pavement just makes you lie in bed and smile. And wish for simpler times and places.

Staff was very accommodating, and the morning coffee was plentiful. Would have like more protein options at breakfast (I'm diabetic, and can't do the carbs usually offered at continental breakfasts), but with some creative planning and bringing some cheese to go with the hard-boiled eggs, I was fine. Hubby enjoyed the many varieties of toast, jams/preserves, and cereals.

Highly recommend this very special and quaint Inn. :D

Room Tip: Definitely face the harbor, and if you can, get a room with a patio or balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Maple Plain, MN
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We stayed at the Harbour View Inn in June and it was Wonderful. The staff was very friendly, our room was lovely. We stayed 2 days and have already recommended the Harbour View Inn to friends. Enjoyed our stay so much!!!

Room Tip: Look at website and see photos. We stayed in the Main hotel, but there are other buildings with the...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We enjoyed a 2 night stay in the bed and breakfast building. I had requested a/c and ended up with the last room with a/c available. Beautiful, clean room and a nicely updated bath. We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast on the front porch each morning. Staff was very pleasant. We will be back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, Missouri
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82 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We stayed at the Harbour view at the end of June. It was still cool in the mornings and very comfortable other times. There are several buildings, our room was in the Bed and Breakfast. Breakfast is served at the main hotel lobby dining room and at the bed and breakfast and you can take your pick, but everyone from the hotel and both other buildings goes to the hotel dining room, so i recommend eating at the bbed and breakfast reguardless of the building you are staying in. It is quiet and slow paced there and you can make a cup of tea and sit out on the front porch and watch as the town slowly comes awake in the mornings. I'm not sure whether its the hotel or just Macinac that makes it an Excellent - probably Macinac - location, location, location. This Inn is close enough to the docks to walk, far enough from the Downtown to be out of the shopping crowd.

The room rates were reasonable compared to other places on Macinac, which is very pricy. We were not willing to pay +$300 a night for the Grand, much less $10 just to walk on their porch. Our room was comfortable with a full bath with tub, cable TV. This hotel is a moderate walk down the main street from the ferry docks. We planned ahead to carry only hand luggage for two overnights on the ferry and were easily able to carry our own bags to the hotel, just ask locals for directions. With heavier luggage you can get a carriage ride to and from with horse-drawn or bicycle porters to carry your baggage. I think we saved time by just walking. The town is small and easy to walk around in.

Room Tip: It's low tech, the building we were in was a walkup, so inquire if you need an elevator. Like I...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wallingford, PA
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112 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Just outside the busy part of town, but still close to everything. Room was spacious, comfortable and sink/vanity separate from toilet room was a plus. Had nice cool weather, so didn't need a/c, but had plenty of flying insects join use (probably got in around window a/c.) The screen seemed perfect in the window we had open.
Breakfast room is somewhat tight, but patio provides for overflow. Property is charming and all personnel were helpful and very friendly.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
Hotel Style:
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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