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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   286 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 286, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Ranked #5 of 13 hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Detroit, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Paid the $10 to enter the grounds but was not told it could be applied to the luncheon buffet ($45). Had a soup and sandwich lunch at the tea shop on the ground floor with attentive service. Spent time on the porch with the bartender's drink of the afternoon ($15) and coffee with no refill offered($3.50). The atmosphere is relaxed,... More

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Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel and island are wonderful. It was a very relaxed vacation, going back in time. Enjoyed listening to the click clock of the horses feet coming up the road. The views and flowers were amazing. The service was excellent.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another Excellent themed weekend special. Newton Vineyard wines from Spring Mountain in Napa Valley, California were featured during the very enjoyable wine appreciation weekend. The Welcome Reception on the hotel's spectacular porch, the highly educational wine tasting seminars in the theater, the Special Reception Saturday with heavy hors d'oeuvres followed by an equally Special Dinner with featured wine plus after... More

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Markham, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Grand Hotel is a wonderful throwback to a bygone era. While the hotel itself has some flaws (I understand that the structure is well over a hundred years old and some accommodation must be made for its age, there really is no excuse for not supplying new soap and shampoo daily nor for the dime store quality towels) the... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely lovely! Many improvements since three years ago! Outstanding in every way! Save up though because it is very pricey! Walk the grounds. Take a tour. Go exploring! Sit on the porch, watch the lights on the bridge at night. Just lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As someone who has stayed at the hotel for a majority of my life, it exceeded my expectations once again. The staff is always incredibly welcoming. One staff member in particular, Said, went through great lengths to make my family comfortable and elated during dinner. One complaint I do have is that during one breakfast, I had a thick crêpe.

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Grosse Pointe, MI, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I lived on the Island for 30 years and worked at a restaurant that my parents owned. My dream was to visit one day and stay @ the Grand Hotel and that dream came true for me 3 times so far. I was there this past weekend during the Chicago-Mackinac races and brought with me my husband and a German... More

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Brookfield, WI
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently returned from Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and had a fabulous time, the hotel is always maintained beautifully, the rooms are spotless, the hotel staff are so warm and inviting. I would like to mention Sara the Photography Manager, she was just excellent with our grand-daughters senior portraits, the proofs that we have seen are perfect! The next... More

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Bloomfield Hills, MI
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In July 2014, we attended an ICLE conference. We stayed at the Grand overlooking the true blue, sparkling waters of Lake Huron off the tip of the Michigan's Mitten(lower peninsula, with a view of the Mackinac bridge in the near distance. It lights up at night!). The grand keeps improving with age. Our food was quite good, the service was... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is something special about staying at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, especially when the experience can be shared with 100 Red Hat Sisters. Everything is GRAND at the Grand! The food, the service and overall ambiance creates a unique vacation.

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Address: 286 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 286, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel 4*
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Mackinaw Island Michigan
Grand Hotel Mackinac Island Michigan
Grand Hotel Island Mackinaw
Grand Mackinac Island

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Welcome to America’s Summer Place. Every year since 1887, Grand Hotel has welcomed guests and families to Mackinac Island, where cars are not allowed and bikes and horse drawn carriages are the favored modes of transportation. As Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels and Conde Nast Traveler's Top 5 Midwest Resorts in 2012, Grand Hotel offers outstanding accommodations where no two guest rooms are alike. Enjoy spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac in a rocking chair on the world’s largest porch,complimentary children's programs, The Jewel golf course, swimming, tennis, lawn games, gardens, bicycling, carriage tours, shopping, Sadie's Ice Cream Parlor, and an experience you will never forget. ... more   less 
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