Just returned from a 2-night stay at the Inn on Mackinac. The inn itself is quite charming and has character to it. It's not quite downtown which was great - away from all the crowds.
We stayed in a "Deluxe Queen Standard" room on the 5th floor - it was small but quite cozy. (I suppose it would be small if you planned on having guests over, but it was fine for the two of us.)
We enjoyed sitting on the porch and watching the people and horses go by - especially in the evening when all the daytrippers went home. However, don't expect to see a nice view of the water or the port... the giant, private mansion across the street hogs the view. (Although it's an architectural beauty - wish we could peek inside!)
The breakfast is decent - nothing to write home about, but hey, it's free. Just your standard continental with oatmeal, pastries, toast, etc. There's also cookies in the evening and tea/coffee available all day.
The spa/pool looked new and clean but we didn't use it.
Overall, if you don't want to pay the exorbitant prices of other hotels but don't want to stay at a smaller B&B, then the Inn on Mackinac will be just fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The year was 1867, an era of horse-drawn carriages and ladies in bustles. Blacksmiths were crafting horse shoes in glowing forges. During this height of Victorian culture, the Inn on Mackinac was built. Known then as Chateau Beaumont in memory of the famous Army surgeon at Fort Mackinac, the Inn on Mackinac has retained its quaint, old fashioned charm. The Inn’s facilities have been updated to meet the needs of the modern traveler while preserving its colorful history. Today, completely remodeled and redecorated, this beautiful Victorian Inn opens its doors, where the very special charm of our family-run Inn awaits you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn On Mackinac Hotel Mackinac Island
- Hotel On Mackinac Island
- Mackinac Bed Breakfast Island