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Grand Hotel

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286 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 286, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here with a group of couples as part of the annual zoo-da-Mac bike ride. We received a special rate which did not include the formal dinner - but it did include breakfast. The place is amazing - and we hope to return their for a full weekend to enjoy the whole experience. The checkin and checkout process was... More 

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We enjoy hosting the Zoo-De-Mack riders each May, and we are glad you joined us after this seasons ride. We offer some great specials throughout the season, so we hope you have the opportunity to book that weekend stay you are thinking of. More 

Saginaw, MI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights few days ago on their spring reduced rate. Enjoyed every minute. So relaxing. We staid away from tourist trap on main street. Room was awesome and all the little things to make us comfortable was done. Staff was excellent. We will try to get away for the fall special. The only compliant was the "taxi" service from... More 

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and they will be passed on to our management team. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderfully romantic stay at the Grand Hotel that was made even memorable by the fantastic dinner & breakfast, as well as the very attentive staff. The night manager of the Parlor (Ingrid) even went above & beyond the call of service by remembering that I had asked for small containers of half & half (there's only powdered... More 

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have shared your comments with Ingrid and she was so pleased to be able to assist you and make your stay even better. We can't wait for your next visit! More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Grand Hotel 5-8 May 2015. The island and the hotel had just opened for the season. The Grand Hotel is not open in the winter months due to ice. We have been to the island a number of times but never stayed overnight until now. What a wonderful stay between the hotel itself, the employees, the... More 

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You provided a lot of information about the island to future guests. You can chose your room type with our various rates, although, some packages do not have a room option choice. We do hope you return again soon! More 

Flint, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing something from the past in “Today’s World”? Well that was my experience on Monday May 18, 2015. As I traveled out to Mackinac Island on my ship I saw the Grand Hotel and realized how the hotels appears hasn't changed over the years. I saw magnificent architecture of former times. The horse drawn carriage... More 

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is exciting to read that you completely enjoyed your journey to a simpler time with us. More 

Woodruff, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First time stay at the Grand Hotel, but I will definitely come back! I was there for the Needle Arts Seminar the first week in May. The weather was fortunately beautiful, and my favorite part of my stay was to spend time on the porch each day, working on a quilt, sitting in a rocker, enjoying a glass of wine... More 

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with the Needle Art package, and that you had the opportunity to relax on the Front Porch and take in the view. We do hope you return again soon. More 

Sacramento
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed three days and two nights at the Grand Hotel. It's like a cruise experience but on land. The property is historical. We were there just a few days into the new season and while I understand the weather prevents some maintenance, the "old girl" needs a bit of touch up. The dining experience was delicious but it is... More 

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grandhotel1887, Marketing Director at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! More 

Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grand Hotel is a wonderful brunch experience with a horse drawn carriage ride combination. The wide selection and delicious options for the lunch buffet are well worth the price. Carriage ride through the park is really a pretty drive. Lunch and breakfast do not require reservations and the dress is casual.

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Thank you so much for visiting! More 

Ridgeland, Mississippi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to a lot of places but never have I had service like this. If you paused for a second inside or out, someone would ask if they could help you. The hotel interior and exterior are breath-taking. The island as a whole was a memorable experience that anyone would love.

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Thank you so much for visiting! More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Classy hotel but it presents an air of over-stuffiness. Can you believe that they charge non-guests $10 to view the hotel? You have got to be kidding! I have only paid a fee to see national monuments not a stinking hotel!

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please know we do not charge admission to non-guests to be snooty. It is required to keep the traffic down so that our amenities are not over-run and open for our guests. More 

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