The bad part first: our room was sooooo tiny! The bathroom sink was in the same room as the beds, which was rather awkward. And there was just one tiny, tiny stand for the TV. This is an old building, so I guess that's to be expected. No coffee maker in the room either. And speaking of coffee - the coffee they served in the restaurant was bad. I had to go down the street for good coffee.
However, having said that - the beds were so comfy! So overall, it all worked out because we were only in our room to sleep anyway.
Now for the good part: the staff was so friendly! That includes the front desk, the waitresses and even the bartender. The free breakfast was great, and we also loved the nice big porch with the rocking chairs and beautiful view of the harbor. The bike rental on the property was convenient, and we especially loved the pot belly woodburners on the front lawn. It was heavenly at night to sit by the fire and watch the stars light up the sky and the moon cast a glow on the water.
We browsed a few other hotels while we were there, and decided that the Island House Hotel will be our choice for future stays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island House Hotels offers modern conveniences within a historic setting. This family owned property is Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, a registered Historic Hotel of America and an official State of Michigan landmark. Guests return time & again for our stunning waterfront views, historic charm & the ideal location. Whether relaxing on the porch or enjoying drinks with friends in the garden, Island House Hotel delivers the complete Island experience. All guestrooms have air-conditioning, private bathrooms & cable television. Hotel amenities include: indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, dry sauna, evening bonfire, gift shop, concierge service, onsite bike rentals, as well as two restaurants, 1852 Grill Room & Ice House BBQ. Discover the charm of a Mackinac Island stay at the Island House Hotel - where fine service, warm hospitality and memorable vacations have been a Mackinac Island tradition...since 1852. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Island Hotel Mackinac