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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 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything expected and more. You sure get what you pay for. Very friendly staff. Great menu followed by great food. The amenities are wonderful. The grounds beautiful. Pictures of the grounds are for framing. Looking forward to returning.

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Woodhaven, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there for Mothers Day with our family. It was incredible. The service and food was awesome. The hotel is an experience. Each room is decorated differently and they are all just beautiful. Felt like we were stepping back in time. We are going back again in September.

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Okemos, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely time at the Grand Hotel. I loved the over-the-top decor and service, and it really made an impression on my children. I will say that in the dining room, the server made a sort of obnoxious comment about the fact that my husband and I don't drink alcohol in front of our three kids. It left... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ahhh... Sitting on the veranda with a cocktail, overlooking the water with the flags flying, in a lovely rocking chair... Worth every penny. We had 2 adjoining rooms with patios overlooking the water and they were very nicely appointed. The staff was accommodating and friendly. A highlight for my grandchildren was high tea. Quite an experience. The golf is good,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have gone to the Grand Hotel two times in a row and plan on returning next year with friends. The moment you arrive you feel like you are returning home. The staff is excellent and really stop to talk to you and listen to what you have to say. The resident manager Peter Badour is the most gracious and... More

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hard to believe the hotel was built in the late 1800's. It's sheer size overwhelms you as you approach it. The service is 5 star and extremely well maintained. Everyone was extremely helpful and professional at all times. My one criticism would be the quality of the food. Often times sauces and seasonings were a bit overdone and quality a... More

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New Boston, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are a family of five and loved that they did not make us purchase a suite or extra room! Staying here was like being on a cruise without the sea sickness! Food, service and kid program were great!!

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Thank you for your review. We are happy your family had a wonderful time and the kids got to take advantage of our Children's Program. More

Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a bus tour from St Louis and spent two nights at the Grand. I am a less formal person than is required there (sport coats and ties for men and "dress" for women, after 6pm in all areas of the property; It keeps the ambience. The personnel were at your beck and call, the rooms were clean, stocked... More

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Thank you for your review. We are happy that you had the opportunity to experience the Labyrinth and enjoyed your time with us. More

Hilton Head, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

unbelieveable experience. The hotel, the town, everything!!!!! We will return and have family with us. The views are fantastic, the food was more than you needed. The other guests were a delight, a trip to remember!!!!!

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Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear you had a very enjoyable time with us on Mackinac and we hope to see you back again soon! 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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