We just left Mackinac Island a couple of days ago and really enjoyed our stay at the Island House. Even with cold, wet weather, we enjoyed our time on the island. We booked a room with a waterfront view and were not disappointed! Our room was on the third floor in one of the turrets of the hotel. We looked right out on the street below, the water and boats, and from the bathroom window we could see the fort on the hill. Our room was lovely and large enough to have a table and chairs, great for playing cards when the weather was yucky. We could hear sounds from other guests, but it wasn't a problem at all. We could also hear the clip clopping of horses hooves which was wonderful! The room above us spilled a lot of water somehow, which started to drip through the ceiling into our room, but we called the front desk and within moments a maintenance man was at the door and took care of things.
Our room rate also included breakfast in the 1852 Room, a very pretty room overlooking the water. It was a buffet with cereal, granola, yogurt, fruit, various beautiful muffins, breads and pastries, french toast, waffles, eggs, etc. We thought it was very nice and the service was amazing! You would barely finish the last bite of something and your dirty plate would be wisked away.
Main Street can be a little hectic at times so we were glad to be farther down on the street, a bit off the beaten path. We loved the location.
By the way, we ate at the Yankee Rebel Tavern for dinner and thought it was amazing! We also had fudge at both Ryba's and Joann's and we thought Joann's was the best.
- 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