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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
Brian B Taylor, Michigan, United States
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Taylor, Michigan, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It costs $10 to enter the grounds of the Grand Hotel. We were able to apply the $10 towards the $45 lunch buffet. Gratuities and basic ice tea and lemonade are included. Since we got there early we got a great window seat table for two. The food was above average, nicely presented, and had great ambiance of a gone... More

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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family of four recently made our sixth trip to Grand Hotel. We had an excellent weekend vacation - the best yet. The Hotel seemed to be in great shape. Our room (a Class II room) had a nice view of the Lake and Bridge and was freshly painted and very clean. Service throughout our stay was excellent. For new... More

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want a landlocked, over priced, outdated, weathered and snooty cruise experience go to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac, MI. This destination has been a long held aspiration of my husband. Unfortunately his romanticized notions of the experience were devastated. He felt lucky to snag a room over the Labor Day weekend, booked directly with the hotel, so we... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've stayed at the Grand Hotel a number of times over the years, both before kids and with the family. This trip was a whole family trip to celebrate our oldest graduating from HS this year. For those who don't know, the Grand Hotel room includes breakfast and dinner in the cost. Over a hundred years old, the Grand has... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Grand has been on my wife's bucket list since she first saw it more than 50 years ago. There were things about it that were wonderful - we had a splendid view of the Mackinac Bridge; the rooms are very nice (overdecorated, but that's what it's known for); No tipping policy (God knows we paid enough already). The history... More

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Pleasanton, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent 4 wonderful days at this beautiful and elegant hotel. Grounds were spectacular and the hotel was a joy to see as it was a museum of days past. Service was average...nothing outstanding except for the main dining room where service was exceptional. Great place to get away as there are no motorized vehicles on the island - just bikes... More

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North Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not quite sure where to put this tea review so I'm including it here. We were a group of 4 – 2 girls (11 & 13) and two moms. The tea was pricey but we enjoyed it. You have options for the kids – they can split a tea or you can get a tea for yourself and then... More

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Overland Park
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting the Grand Hotel has been on my bucket list for more than 30 years. Although we did not stay on the property, my sister and I celebrated my birthday in the Grand Dining Room. We paid the $10 entrance fee to meander through the lobby, porch and various halls within the hotel. Well worth the "gate charge." We spoke... More

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Holland, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this "old world" charming, elegant hotel where every single room is uniquely decorated. If you're looking for contemporary/modern surroundings, go elsewhere. This hotel is historical elegance at its best! Experience a bye gone era of dressing for dinner, live music, magical surroundings unlike any other place on earth. Can't wait to return!

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Norwalk, Iowa, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After years of listening to iconic stories about this destination we finally got there. By and large it was excellent. The staff is impeccable, the setting is beautiful and the building, itself, is breathtaking. The actual experience is, for better and worse, very much like being on a land-based cruise ship. All your needs are met, but it is all... 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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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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