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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Magnificent historic Summer hotel on beautiful Mackinac Island. Sparkling clean with great service. Probably the best swimming pool of any hotel. From the front porch you can see freighters plying the Great Lakes, and bicycles and horse drawn carraiges traveling the Island. Sirloin steak and eggs for breakfast. So why not 5 stars? $405 for an inner room with a... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let's start with "no tipping" and really meaning it. Exceptional service. Loved the porch. Men need coat and tie for the evening but the hotel provides both free of charge, makes packing much easier. Great food selections.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel lives up to its name from the time you get there until you leave. The staff was very cordial and accomadating to every request we had from the largest to smallest. It was a pleasurable experience. We sure are going back next year. The only thing I would say I was a little disappointed with is the 5... More

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Sorocaba, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hotel is simply fantastic, you can revive the old times. Serviçe is very good, Food at the Hotel is excellent. Worthy is also the whole Island with no cars at all. Very beautifull and peacefull place.

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Adrian, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for the best vacation getaway ever with total R&R this is the place for you. It just doesn't get any better from the minute you check in. By the end of your stay you will not want to leave and will start preparing when you can return again.

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Detroit, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Grand Hotel never disappoints. This was our 6th trip there, and we always enjoy unplugging from the hustle of daily life and decompressing. If you want Vegas-style amenities, don't even bother. This is a unique destination. The rooms are comfortable but quirky. Service is excellent, but you won't get 24 hour room service. Go for the unique ambiance, excellent food... More

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Chicago IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Do you remember when ladies dressed for dinner and men wore sport coats and white slacks? Well, this is the epitome of those days. Although the dress code has been relaxed, the atmosphere remains "back in time" because of the dress code of the staff and the true resort visitors who remember those days. Simply put, it is elegant. The... More

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Austin, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are so many positives about this hotel. It's historic. The service is very good. The grounds are gorgeous. The views from the rooms, the porch, and the main dining room facing the lake are spectacular. The amenities are fine, as is the food. On the downside, the experience is quite expensive, and mostly requires dining at the hotel. This... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to Mackinac Island and The Grand Hotel although we've visited many similar types of historic, full service hotels. Even so, this hotel has plenty of uniqueness! . Our room was a package "deal" called Tee for Two. It was a nice package that included a round of golf (green fee only; club & cart rental... More

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

Thank you for your very thorough review. It is unfortunate that you did not get to enjoy the golf and pool during your visit. We wanted to let you know that the cart fee is included, and not extra with the Tea for Two package, and that the charge to use the pool is only for non-guests of the hotel.... More

Andover, Kansas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for 2 nights (but if I was doing this trip again, I'd stay a minimum of 3 nights). I have trouble with my back so walking is a challenge. The hotel staff was accommodating with getting us a hotel room on the main floor so I didn't have to walk up steps (there is a very small... More

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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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