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Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

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7221-103 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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The Midwest
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A water-view suite is the way to go. Even though it was drizzly and cold during our stay, we didn't let it stop us from bundling up and sitting outside watching the ferries arrive and depart. The view is great and the larger room was comfortable. You can arrange for your bags to be taken to and from the ferry... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first stay at the Chippewa didn't disappoint! Upon arrival, we learned of our upgrade to a water-view suite. We were sad that we had a busy day/night/morning planned and didn't get to spend much time in the room, and on our patio overlooking the marina.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I return to Mackinac Island year after year to meet up with lifetime friends who all worked up on the island in college. Hands down, the Chippewa is my favorite place to study! Amazing views, large suites, great hospitality...and conveniently located to the Pink Pony and Main Street Mackinac. I've stayed many places over the years...this one now feels like... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mackinac Island is a perfect harmony of then and now! What a beautiful place to walk around, horse around, bike around or to simply be still and enjoy the straits of Mackinac. This is the best place to unplug and unwind. Chippewa Hotel was our home away from home. From the moment we embarked on the island a friendly chippewan... More

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Hebron, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting the Island since 1971 and the Chippewa has become our home. Great location, friendly staff ( dock porters, front desk, house keeping and management ). A great place to relax with a cup of coffee on your deck and watch the world go bye. Catch a ball game and dinner in the "Pink Pony". Life is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chippewa Hotel was a great family vacation experience. The location is right on the main road and the harbor on the back side of the hotel. The heated Jacuzzi pool was great for the kids after a day of biking and shopping. We'll be back.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to Mackinac Island, I expected an overpriced joint that barely qualified as a real hotel. Boy, was I wrong. The Chippewa rooms were very spacious and beautifully appointed. Everything about the hotel was nice. The front desk people were friendly and helpful, the restaurant was nice (not great) and of course, the atmosphere was what you expect of Mackinac... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had been looking at all of the available options on Mackinac Island and after much debate we decided on Chippewa for a few reasons, but the big one was proximity to downtown. This was our first time to Mackinac Island and we didn't want to be removed from all of the action. From the minute that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: centrally located, nice views Cons: spotty service. Pool was supposed to open at 8am, asked about it at 9:15, asked about it at front desk, told by person at front desk that he didn't know ( and he made no move to find out because it "wasn't his job"). Breakfast order completely messed up. For being in a service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted at the dock by out Chippewa porter, Josh, who swept up our luggage at promptly met us at the hotel. The check in was efficient and friendly. We felt right at home. Josh led us to our room which could not have been more amazing. Beautifully decorated and appointed. I was pleasantly surprised to see a well... More

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Address: 7221-103 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Chippewa Hotel Mackinac Island

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Our turn of the century hotel, built in 1902, has all of it's original victorian charm combined with all the modern amenities that resort travelors have come to expect. With it's prime downtown, waterfront location, the Chip is definitely the place to stay. All waterside rooms are large suites with spacious balconies. All suites have been recently updated and feature separate livingrooms, two flatscreen tvs, king or queen pillowtop beds, and wetbar. The lakeside patio features a 25 person jacuzzi hottub. It is home to the famous Pink Pony which has four different dining and drinking experiences. It's sister hotel, the Lilac Tree Suites & Spa features the Lilac Tree Spa for your relaxing enjoyment. ... more   less 
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