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The Inn at Stonecliffe
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
Lafayette, LA
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89 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Southern Expectations”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

Travel to Mackinac has been a wish for many years. So for the full experiencen, we decided to stay and dine at the Inn at Stonecliff on 6/11/12. The folks were friendly, especially the manager. The grounds and buildings were cool, especially if your imatingtion could take you back to its hayday.
We stayed in the Islander Room, third floor, large room, 90 degrees when we walked in, to find a small box fan! We noticed that we were the only people staying on the 3rd floor, maybe because the second floor was significantly cooler. On one assencion I overheard an employee say "those are the people staying on the top floor", with a tone indicating concern. We worked out the heat, as we fitted the box fan into a window, where the cob webs filtered out the misquitos and gnats.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Michael J
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, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Stonecliffe, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Thank you for your comments. With Mackinac Island being located in northern Michigan, weather temperatures are very unpredictable. The week of June 11 was unseasonably hot on the island and without air conditioning in the Mansion, the rooms can get warm. Stonecliffe does offer a second type of guestroom in the Summer House (a more modern hotel room with air conditioning) and we hope if you find yourselves traveling back to the area, you might try a Summer House room next time. Thank you for visiting.
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kenmore ny
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28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

The Inn is beautifully located on the bluffs. Rooms are spacious and complimentary hot and cold breakfast is good. Thje views are spectacular and staff polite and cheery.Some things customers should know are: You will be 2 miles from town and in the woods. The horse shuttle is not free. Breakfast starts @ 8 am (late for some) Their were many young families there when we stayed so its not just a couples place. The Summer House behind the mansion is more modern. Their is a restaurant on premises bit it is pricey. The mansion is really like a B&B. Alert for seniors: the tubs are the old high claw foot with the older shower curtain wall on them. We stayed on the 3rd floor and thir was a spiral staircase to navigate .These were not issues for us but others may find them problematic.Breakfast porter was very charming and helpful. This was our first stay in Mackinac Island. We biked the mansion to town several times a day. Their are rental bikes on premises but some steep hills to navigate-wear a helmet! Yes the rooms are spotless but our bathroom could use a baseboard painting and tub refinish.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pat b
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, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Stonecliffe, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Thank you for selecting the Inn at Stonecliffe as your first Mackinac Island experience. Yes, we are 1 1/2 miles from the downtown area, but our guests seem to enjoy the relaxing horse drawn carriage ride or biking themselves up to the Inn. Mackinac Island Carriage Tours owns and operates all of the horse drawn carriages on the island and they do charge a fee for their service. We are family friendly and you will find couples and families enjoying the Inn especially during the summer months. With two different guestroom products to offer, guests do get to pick between a traditional bed & breakfast type room without air conditioning (the mansion was built in 1904) or a more modern hotel room in the Summer House (a suite with air conditioning) at time of reservation based upon availability. We hope you enjoyed your first visit to the island and we hope to have you stay at Stonecliffe again.
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Maple City, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

Wow! What an experience!! The Inn is absolutely lovely and the staff beyond compare. We were treated like royalty and always greeted with a friendly "hello" and offers of assistance (if needed) from the housekeeping to the managment staff. We were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary and returned to our beautiful room to find a heart made out of towels and fresh flower petals placed on our bed. It was such a thoughtful gesture....over and above.
Oh, and the breakfast every morning was fantastic. This is one of the most beautiful, friendly and spotless places we have ever stayed. We will be back! Thank you all for a most memorable anniversary.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michelle G
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, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Stonecliffe, responded to this review, 22 June 2012
Thank you for selecting Stonecliffe to celebrate your anniversary and it was our pleasure to have you as our guest. I will share your kind words with our housekeeping staff, culinary staff and management. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Scenery around the Inn is fabulous, as well as the patio, and breakfast food. Rooms were extremely clean, much to delight of a clean freak like myself. We wished we could have gotten a better deal on a different room for our third night, so we left the Inn to stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Got2beGlued
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, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Stonecliffe, responded to this review, 22 June 2012
Thank you for visiting the Inn at Stonecliffe. June was a very popular month this year and I'm sorry we could not accommodate an additional night's stay during this visit. We look forward to having you as our guest again next year.
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Greentown, Indiana
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

Loved this property. This was the first time my husband and I have been to this island. The staff was very nice. The rooms were clean and the veiw was so pretty. The grouds are kept up very well and was nice to have breakfast outside and enjoy the quite and view. We will for sure to come back. Only a few things to beaware of when comming (they did tell me when I booked so I was prepared) there is NO air in the mansion rooms and was a bit warm. And this property is located a bit off the beaten path ( one of the reason I love it too) so it take a bit to get a taxi out to you. Again this is not a negitive point, just wanted to let you know if you are planning to stay here. We also ate dinner there and was GREAT!! Im a picky steak eater and the steak was one of the best Ive ate!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sabes74
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Stonecliffe, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Stonecliffe, responded to this review, 12 June 2012
It was our pleasure having you as our guest! Stonecliffe has very traditional guest rooms in the Mansion (no air conditioning), but we also have more modern hotel rooms in the adjacent Summer House (air conditioning and mini-kitchenettes). We are 1 1/2 miles from the downtown ferry docks, but all of our guests seem to enjoy the relaxing carriage ride to the Inn upon arrival. I will share your kind words with our staff and Culinary team and we hope to have you visit again next year.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

Great breakfast: eggs, fruit, pastries, cereal. Take the time to walk the trails at the back of the expansive grounds for some beautiful views of the lake and Mackinac bridge.... down to the water but bring your hiking shoes! A little bit of a ride from downtown but well worth it for peace and quiet for my husband and I and our 3yr old.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelrm1
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Stonecliffe, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Stonecliffe, responded to this review, 12 June 2012
Thank you for your kind words and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you and family again next year.
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

I love this hotel! The GM, Jeff Patton and his wife Regina are continuously improving things! This season's staff are accommodating and pleasant! Even the housekeeping staff are as pretty as they are efficient!
The Breakfast Buffet included with your lodging is fabulous! Even the bagels got bigger this year!
It was our first time on the island in May and the Lilacs are incredible. See you in the summer!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KelliGradyDamman
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Stonecliffe, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Stonecliffe, responded to this review, 8 June 2012
It was our pleasure having you again as our guest! Thank you for your kind words and I will share your comments with our staff and management team. We look forward to your next visit later this season.
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Property: The Inn at Stonecliffe
Address: 8593 Cudahy Cir, PO Box 338, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130
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Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Stonecliffe 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Stonecliffe enjoys a storied place in Mackinac Island history. Built in 1904 as a family summer escape by industrialist Michael Cudahy, Stonecliffe has enchanted guests for nearly half a century. Situated high on the west bluff, Inn at Stonecliffe lodging comprises a classic Tudor-style mansion that offers 16 bed and breakfast style guest rooms, and the more modern Summer House Suites, with 31 richly appointed suites decorated in a classic summer cottage style with a light Victorian influence. Overnight visitors to Mackinac Island often observe that the best time to enjoy the island is in the early morning or late evening when the last ferry has carried the daily visitors back to the mainland. At The Inn at Stonecliffe, you’ll enjoy that feeling every moment of your stay. Anywhere you turn, tranquility and relaxation await, from the breathtaking bluff-top views of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge to the Inn’s lush, rolling lawns.Special Services and / or Features: • Breakfast Included• Air Conditioning• Onsite Dining and Cocktail Lounge• Weddings and Events• Kitchenettes• Bike Rentals • Cable Television• Outdoor Heated Pool• Private Baths• Telephones• Complimentary Wireless Internet• Non Smoking ... more   less 
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