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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    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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Bailey, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before this trip we were last at the Island House in 2010. We returned this summer in July. This was our 4th stay here...but sadly, maybe our last. I always loved this hotel so much! We always loved the small more intimate size and the historic feel and stellar service of this hotel...but it did look a bit more rundown... More

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Marion, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed her for 2 nights, and were pleased as always with this grand old dame. The hotel itself is in a great location, the staff is friendly and helpful, but the decor needs to be upgraded. The carpeting in the room was old and worn. the wallpaper and the lampshades were stained and the wallpaper was... More

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Vista, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is very old and our room was on the small side, but the ambiance is spectacular. The huge front porch with rockers looks over the main street and the marina. There is a large 'front yard' with wicker furniture and chimineas where you can make smores supplied by the hotel for $3.00. Walk a block to town with... More

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I spent a night here on a road trip to a Jeep Jamboree. The outside of the hotel is beautiful, with a spectacular view of the water, located very close to town, but not right in town (which is good). The room we had is pretty basic, charming more than functional, without much of a view. Still, very... More

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Grand Haven
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Island House. Have been to many hotels on Mackinac Island and the Island House seems to be the most family friendly. The breakfast is the best on the island! Love the charm and history of this hotel. Very close to downtown. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a trip to Mackinac Island and we stayed at the Island House. It was ok but not great. The rooms are old and the wallpaper is worn and pulling apart in places. Bathroom was clean and the shower was nice and strong with hot water. Beds were very comfortable. Problem is the walls are thin and you... More

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in room 217. This room is a front room which gives you a great view of the water and main street, but it is located right above the front lobby and next to stairs to the second floor. It took 2 nights to determine the noise we were hearing throughout the night , that we thought... More

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Walton, Kentucky
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a 4 day Homemakers trip to Mackinac Island. The Arnold Ferry dropped us off at the dock right across the street from the hotel. We were greeted by one of the Hotel Coordinators who was very friendly and funny. She explained everything about our visit package, told us where to go for dinner and breakfast and assured... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is ideally located on the island, away from the congested areas further down Main St. It offers a great view of the harbor area. However, the hotel seems to cater to large groups and tour groups versus families. The large tour groups overran the facility, making it difficult for smaller groups and families to enjoy the amenities, such... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled to Mackinac Island for an anniversary event With our daughters and their families . When we arrived, our daughters had selected identical room choices based on Internet information. One of the rooms was upgrade, without consultation , by the Manager. When asked to upgrade the other room, or receive a rate reduction, which the Manager refused. On our... 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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