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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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  • 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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Mackinaw City, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Family and friends stayed at the Island House for our daughter's wedding. Our experience was wonderful in every way. We met with the wedding coordinator several times during the summer to plan the events. She was always helpful and took care of more wedding details than we ever dreamed possible! Many of the guests were from out of state and... More

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Lake Orion, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got a 2 bedroom suite for our daughters' wedding. It seemed like a ridiculous amount of money beforehand but once we were there it was awesome. This review is the information I couldn't find online. The bedrooms, bathrooms and jacuzzi are large. Kitchenette is a small fridge, microwave, and bar sink. The living area has a full couch (seats... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found this hotel absolutely delightful! Potential guests should remember that hotels on the island are not intended to be the same as big-city, modern hotels. Many of the nicer hotels are designed for charm and to represent the history of Mackinac. Also, hotels on Mackinac Island are pricey. If you keep these two things in mind, I think you... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here before and loved it. The last time was a vacation and to decide if we wanted to get married here. We had such a nice time we decided to book it. The hotel is quaint with charm. The rooms are older but we are ok with that, it added to the ambiance. The first time we really... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good: The bed had clean linens and was quite comfortable. The restaurant was exceptional in service, food, and views. We are accustom to staying in historic hotels, so staying in an older facility you can expect the walls to be thin, the bathrooms to be small, and not-so-new furniture. The not so good: We were not expecting a shabby... More

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Houston, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
6 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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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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