We have stayed here twice before jaunts to Mackinac Island. Both times we thought, Hm, a little expensive for what it is, rooms slightly small, carpet a little old, a little dated, breakfast food okay but not stellar. HOWEVER, the customer service folks at the front desk are really very nice and this is a total tourist area so you don't quite get what you pay for. The people who live here year round really only have a few months to make most of their income so I get it. That said, I really wondered about the sign by the elevator to "pardon our mess we are renovating" when there was no mess and no renovations! We looked at a bunch of reviews of other area hotels and went back to this one because we were nervous about an unknown brand with not many stars. It is certainly decent and clean, just not spectacular in any way. We had a room with a view of Lake Huron and it was certainly nice.
We love staying in St. Ignace rather than Mackinac City because 1) you get to cross the MIghty Mac, 2) there are some cute shops, 3) there is a nice little Ojibwa museum, 4)there are some yummy restaurants, and 5) it is not nearly as tacky as MC.
If you are going to go over to Mackinac Island, I suggest getting your ferry tickets online in advance as it will save you some time. There are several ferry lines, including Shepler's and Arnold. A search will take you to the website. All ferries cost the same and I had a hard time finding any discount coupons for tourists! No AAA, nothing! There are some packages if you have 3 or more so look carefully. If you are traveling with bikes you can take your bikes over to the island and that's a fun way to get around. Bikes have a little fee so plan for that.
Enjoy your trip to northern MI!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The premier lodging destination in Beautiful St. Ignace, Michigan! 85 beautifully refreshed rooms, right on the shores of Lake Huron. Awesome views of Mackinac Island! Be Sure to ask for a Lakefront Balcony room! Enjoy our famous Express Start Breakfast made fresh for you each morning! Free WiFi throughout the building. Be sure to ask about our IHG Rewards Club, the World's #1 Guest Loyalty program! Earn points for Free nights and merchandise. Ask one of our guest service Representatives Today! Sign up is Free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express St. Ignace Hotel Saint Ignace
- Holiday Inn St Ignace
- Holiday Inn Saint Ignace
- Saint Ignace Holiday Inn