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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   286 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 286, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love historic hotels and spent a week here in May 2014 for a week of "Vintage Dance". I was fortunate to share a spacious lake view room with 2 friends. The grand scope and setting of the aptly named place is magical. And the dining experience spectacular in food, ambiance, and service. Some of the best "bang for buck"... More

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ottawa, ontario
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family travelled to Mackinac Island for the 4th of July week last year and were so happy that we did. It was a perfect family vacation with activities to keep every member of our family entertained. The hotel itself is stunning and designer Carleton Varney has succeeded is preserving the historical appeal of the hotel while at the same... More

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

Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear how different generations come together to enjoy Grand Hotel events. We hope to see you and your family back again soon. More

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My husband & I have visited the Grand a couple times now. Every experience has been one of pure luxury & perfection! Staff was so friendly & accommodating, and the grounds are beautiful. We will be back!!!

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Thank you for your review. We do hope to see you back again soon! More

Tallahassee
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

What a magical place! From the grand entrance steps, to the fabulous artwork in common areas, to each uniquely and opulently decorated room, our stay here was wonderful and definitely worth the cost. Don't miss the happy hour music, with drinks and snacks--a treat! We ate breakfasts and dinners at the hotel,and all were expertly prepared and served. Although the... More

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

Thank you for your review. Your words and advice describe the Grand Hotel experience perfectly. More

West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A few years ago, while on Mackinaw Island (but in a different hotel) we met friends who told us that was their 13th summer vacation at the Grand Hotel, starting when their kids were toddlers. Intrigued, we decided to try it for a long summer weekend (including 4th of July) two years ago; we returned last year and plan to... More

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Thank you for your review. It sounds like a family tradition has begun, and we hope to see you and the entire family for many years to come. More

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We go to the Grand every fourth of July weekend as a family with the grandparents. It's always an enchanted experience that includes elegant rooms, daily family dinners in the enormous banquet hall with tremendous staff, activities for everyone including the tandem bikes and horses, and the overall feeling that you've left the hustle and bustle and jumped back in... More

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West Allis, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Our first trip here was the Somewhere In Time weekend. We didn't know what to expect. We loved every minute of it! The hotel is stunning, the food delicious, and the staff is warm and welcoming. We met so many people from around the country, and the world. From the nightly turn-down service, to the daily activity sheet, you feel... More

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michigan
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I have lived in Michigan my entire life and have traveled to Mackinac Island many times. I always wanted to stay at the Grand and this last October my husband finally agreed to stay at the Grand. WE LOVED IT!!!! The room, staff and dining were fantastic. We were lucky enough to book at a special rate of $126.00 PP/night.... More

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We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with our Celebrate Michigan special, and look forward to seeing you again in May! More

Chicago, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We love the Grand hotel...my husband and I were engaged on their 'porch' 21 years ago and we now take our teenage children there every fourth of July...our kids love it and we love it too...we have traveled all over the world and keep on coming back year after year.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I've been staying at the Grand for decades. The newly renovated rooms are lovely, albiet still a little loud. It's an old hotel, if you want the Victorian charm, you have to put up with a mall degree of Victorian inconvenience. Fortunately the service at the Grand more than makes up for it. Sadies is an excellent addition! We love... More

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  • Front porch(10)
  • Jockey Club(10)
  • Cupola Bar(9)
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  • Carriage ride(5)
  • Cruise ship(4)
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel

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
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Mackinaw Island Michigan
Grand Hotel Mackinac Island
Grand Hotel Mackinac Island Michigan
Grand Hotel Island Mackinaw
Grand Mackinac Island

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