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“Older hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Murray Hotel

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Murray Hotel
Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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90 reviews
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“Older hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

The Murray is one of the oldest hotels on Mackinac Island. The halls are narrow, some of the rooms are small and barren looking with no view except a wall or rooftop. The rates are affordable if you are just looking for a place to sleep while you enjoy the rest of what the Island has to offer. The pool is not really a pool but a small rooftop whirlpool. The fudge they sell is delicious, however.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Minnneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

Stayed here on our honeymoon. The room was across the street from the dock, but we didn't realize that the entire downtown was only a few blocks, so this wasn't necessary.

Our room was ridiculously small... with spotty room a/c that dripped and was noisy... my husband hurt his leg on the metal heater on his side of the bed. There was barely room for our luggage.

We will definitely be back on the island, but will not be staying at the Murray again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

I am a member of a sailing family and every year make at least one trip to the island as my son and grandson race the "Mackinac Race". First of all, the Murray, as well as just about all of the other island hotels charge special, inflated rates for the race week=ends. The rates for the Murray are over the top. Their rooms are extremely small, (we rented three rooms for a total of 5 people). they do not have phones in the rooms, the TV's are not flat screen. I stayed for three days and for two of those house keeping did not bother to empty the ice bucket and did not replace the drink cups. After the first day, I went to the front desk to ask for drink cups and was told they would be delivered. Two hours later, still no cups, I went back downstairs and the best they could do was give me styrofoam coffee cups. The very next day, again the ice bucket was not emptied and again, no drink cups.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

We stayed at the Murray Hotel Friday July 19th. We liked it a lot. Very clean and comfy. Right in the middle of the town. The staff was friendly and they brought fresh baked cookies to your room. Yum Yum. The hotel is old, with vintage and antiques items. Complimentary coffee and tea 24 hours. The room has a blow dryer, body lotion and shampoo. I would rec. this hotel!! Price was good.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southgate, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

We made it a point to taste test all of the fudge before selecting the place we were going to buy our fudge from. Everyone has their favorite and ours is Murray's. By far the creamiest! The packaging was very elegant which was a plus as most of the fudge we purchased was for gifting!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

I can't say enough about how great the staff at the Murray Hotel is. Last summer, my boyfriend and I planned to stay at my family's cottage in Petoskey for two nights and at the Murray the final night of our vacation. As soon as we got up north, I started feeling sick and after 2 ER visits, was admitted to the hospital with a kidney infection. When we found out I wouldn't be released before we had planned to go to Mackinac, we called the Murray and asked if they could move our reservation to the next night. They pleasantly agreed. The next day, we found out I still wouldn't be released in time, and my boyfriend called back to cancel our reservation. They told us to call back anytime we wanted to try the trip again and they would book the room for us. Fast forward about 3 weeks, my boyfriend found out he had a few days off of work, and we decided to do an impromptu second attempt. About four days before we planned to stay, I called the Murray again and explained what had happened. They immediately looked into their availability and called me back within an hour to say that they had booked a room for us. They were fantastic about the whole experience.

I've compared their rates to that of essentially every hotel/B&B on the island. The Murray is close to if not THE cheapest, but it isn't that far off in value. Of course, if you want a spectacular suite with an amazing view, this might not be the best place, but you're going to pay a lot more for something like that. If you're looking for a room to serve the purpose of a hotel room -- clean, comfortable bed/bathroom/place to keep your stuff, the Murray is your best bet. We stayed in the historic queen with standard view (who cares about the view-- you're just sleeping there anyway. Nothing looks like much in the dark) and it was perfect for what we needed. The rooms are small, but there is no reason two people can't fit comfortably. We're staying in the same type of room for our trip this year and probably for years to come.

Just another little touch-- last December, I also received a postcard from the Murray Hotel staff wishing me happy holidays. I just thought that was a really nice touch.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

We've stayed at several locations when visiting the island. The Murray is small, but a great value when compared to the other hotels on the island. Service is wonderful and the rooms are clean. We will come back.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Murray Hotel
Address: 7260 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Murray Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 69
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