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Island House Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 1410, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Ranked #13 of 13 hotels in Mackinac Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
6 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The views are stellar, and probably worth the stay. On balance, I'd say the staff were above average in the hotel and restaurant, with the exception of the front desk, which was hit or miss throughout our short stay. The rooms are very tired. Very tired. If you care to watch TV (we didn't, but I can't not warn those... More

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Richmond, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 2 nights in July 2014 at the Island House. What a great place to stay. We had a package (Wounded Warriors) that was for 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner, Round Trip Ferry, and 1 hour bike rental. The hotel is located about 2 blocks from Main Street, which is perfect. Main Street is extremely... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has stayed at the Island House for many years on Mackinac Island, and has always had a good stay. The location is great, there are nice rooms in the hotel itself, and also suites that overlook the harbor. I would give this hotel 4 stars, but cannot this year due to the poor staffing in the dining room.... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour with Trans Bridge Tours had us booked in the Island House for two nights, and I wish we had been there longer. The room was clean and had everything we needed, but then we mostly needed the room just for bathroom facilities, a chance to change clothing, and to sleep. When on Mackinac Island, there is no need... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights at the Island House and was pleased with the accomodations. The room was small, but quaint. The common areas are just beautiful and the from porch is perfect to sit on in the mornings and evenings. However, was disapointed on the second eveing when we were told that we could not sit on the from... More

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Sherwood, Arkansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location was good. Beds sloped in the middle . Bath tub drained slow. Never got wi-fi connection. Food was ok. When I come back to Mackinac will stay elsewhere .If you like a small bed and breakfast feel you might enjoy it.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Island House has a wonderful staff, wonderful food, wonderful view, wonderful atmosphere, wonderful grounds, numerous amenities. Yes, it's old, but that is what gives it character. The location is wonderful, close enough to town to easily walk and yet far enough away from the busyness of downtown. Their staff is wonderful. They have their own bike rental so very convenient... More

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Morton, Illinois
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked this hotel months in advance. My wife and I were planning our 29th wedding anniversary. We had looked forward to dinner in the 1852 grill dinning room with views of the harbor. We had talked about how nice it was going to be to just sit on the front porch of the hotel and watch the people,... More

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Sylvania, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given the limited choices on Mackinac Island for under $300, I guess you could do worse than the Island House. Close enough to downtown without being downtown and the valet from Shepler's was a plus. The porch and lobby go well with the island's theme and the bike rental out front was convenient as well. They give you a coupon... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the room clean and comfy. The bed was reasonably comfortable with nice linens. Rooms are cutely decorated. We did not like hat they put us in the back of the e building by the garbage and loading dock. This was loud. Transfers from Sheplers ferry was seamless and professional. Desk clerk at check in did not tell us... More

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Address: P.O. Box 1410, 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:2.5 star — Island House Hotel 2.5*
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With over 150 years of experience offering exquisite hospitality, the Island House Hotel welcomes visitors and guests to this State of Michigan Historic Landmark. Overlooking the shores of beautiful Lake Huron, the Island House Hotel offers guests comfortable and modern accommodations. Recommended by AAA, Island House is the only hotel on Mackinac Island that is located within the pristine boundaries of the Mackinac Island State Park. All of our rooms have air-conditioning available. ... more   less 
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