As longtime visitors to Mackinac Island, Michigan, my wife and I would classify ourselves as seasoned veterans of the entire Straits area. The location has always been our first choice for vacations.
Our vacation to the island in early August 2013 included a first-ever stay at Market Street Inn. We enjoy the B&B experience; it makes for a wonderful break away from the oft-used chain experience we've all had.
Kristen the innkeeper was a gem! The building itself was just as nice. Our room, #4 on the first floor, was both easily accessible and comfortable. Sometimes at private, family-run establishments, such as B&B's, great care is taken with the decor but can lack a good quality bed. The bed in room #4 was very comfortable -- and quiet.
We enjoyed the inn's proximity to all of downtown. We know well enough that despite Mackinac Island's ban on motor vehicles, Main Street is a major hub of activity with bicycles and pedestrian traffic, especially during the high season! While Market Street is just one block off of Main Street's activity, it is far enough away from the noise yet close enough to get into the thick of it in a very short walk.
Market Street Inn is adjacent to historic Fort Mackinac, which is the source of the cannon fire that 'Eyeisha W' spoke about in her review. Since the fort is a working re-creation of fort life on the island in the 18th century (http://www.mackinacparks.com/parks-and-attractions/fort-mackinac/), it is not overbearing by any means and is a great tribute to those who spent their time protecting the territory. The cannon fire is only at selected times during the day; an equally pleasant sound that comes from the fort at the close of the day's activity is the playing of taps.
At the time of our vacation to the island and to Market Street Inn in 2013, my wife and I immediately considered the inn for our return trip in 2014 to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I am pleased to say that we are including the Market Street Inn as one of our stays in the area! The inn made that kind of an impression on my wife and me!
As a Michigan business owner and professional myself, I appreciate the hard work of fellow business owners and operators who can work at providing such a high level of excellence time and time again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and relax at the charming Market Street Inn on beautiful, historic Mackinac Island. Start your day with a complimentary breakfast served in your room, the parlor or our guests favorite, the garden courtyard. Built in 1900, each room awaits you with modern amenities yet with turn of the century charm. Located on quaint and quiet Market Steet, the front porch holds views of Fort Mackinac. A short walk around the corner and you are at the beginning of town where restaurants and shops abound. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Market Street Hotel