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Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

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7221-103 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chesterfield, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Chippewa Friday night this past weekend and Saturday at the Lilac Tree because The Chip was booked. The Lilac Tree was very nice but we love staying at The Chippewa. Our number one piece of advice is to put staying in a Harbor View Suite on your Bucket List! The rooms are spacious, the beds very comfortable,... More 

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Atlanta
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic alternative to the other large hotel on the island. The staff is over-the-top friendly, the 45 person hot tub is phenomenal, and the Pink Pony is THE hottest bar in town. Absolutely the best value on the island!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the less expensive rooms, overlooking the street rather than the water, which still on a weekend in August will cost you more than a decent place in NYC. The location is great, especially if you come over on the Arnold Line, but other than that, I wasn't impressed. Other than the issue mentioned in the... More 

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BaileyGM, General Manager at Chippewa Hotel Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of your stay at the Chippewa Hotel. I am very sorry that your Wi-Fi was not working. Unfortunately we are limited with the amount of bandwidth that comes over to the Island and on busy weekends it is limited throughout the Island. We have good news however, AT&T has fiber optic lines to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the 2 bedroom suite overlooking the water. The view from our balcony was spectacular. The Suite was nicely appointed but I did not like was the fact that there was only one air conditioner and it was only in the living room area. Our bedroom had absolutely no air conditioning or windows. The outside temp in August was... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chippewa Hotel is by far my most favorite hotel on Mackinac Island, and I have stayed at several. With this current stay, we actually got married at the Chippewa Hotel on the Pink Pony Patio. The stay itself was wonderful. We stayed for 5 nights, the room was nicely cleaned, quiet, and had everything we needed. For the wedding, 20... More 

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Macomb
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really do like this place and the BBQ Pulled Pork Chips on the appetizer menu is awesome! Great views and nice atmosphere. HOWEVER let me warn you that the grilled chicken is not grilled! It's boiled chicken with grill marks! I ordered a salad and had chicken added to it for an additional 4.95. The salad was great (apples,... More 

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BaileyGM, General Manager at Chippewa Hotel Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review of the Pink Pony. I am glad to hear that you liked most of your meal. I am very sorry that the chicken breast on the salad was flavorless and chewy. Please note that our chicken breasts are never boiled and are cooked on our grill. They are also marinated for 48 hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great suite facing the marina and top notch dinner at the Pink Pony. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Archie took care of all our luggage transportation from and back to the Arnold boat dock as well as delivery to the room. We could not have been treated nicer. The only negative was the WiFi that would not stay... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Chippewa was everything we could want in lodging. We were steps from the ferry. Our room was a corner suite, with plenty of room for 3 friends traveling together. We were waterfront so had a magnificent view of the harbor both for beauty and ambiance. All employees were cheerful and made us feel welcome. The rooms were very clean... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed one night at the Chippewa this past weekend. We enjoyed our stay! Our room was small, but it was clean. The staff was friendly and our bags were transported to the Ferry when we left. It is in a great location to enjoy all the shops and activities on the island and you can take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived on a Sunday before our room was ready and were told to leave our luggage in the lobby as there was no luggage room or secure place to store our bags. While we did end up leaving our bags there we did not feel comfortable doing so and was not what we expected for a top rated hotel.... More 

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