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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 #12 of 13 hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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534 reviews 534 reviews
180 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the Grand is out of your reach, this is the next best thing. It's well located, a decent walk down main street from the wharves and feels like a step back in time. The lobby is a gathering place with boardgames and cosy seating. There's also a restaurant with bar inside the hotel - the 1852 Grill Room. There's... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Old Mackinac charm! We are frequent visitors to M.I. but only just discovered the Island House. The porch is lovely, as are the fires and seating groups in the evening on the lawn. We were upgraded to a lakeview king room because it was our anniversary. They also had a happy anniversary message on the board in the foyer. We... More

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IHHotel, Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, besthamfam! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time at the Island House, and truly appreciate your business! We're delighted that you felt very special during your time with us - as touching the hearts and souls of each of our guests is our goal. We hope you'll stay with us in 2014 - you'll find... More

Farmington Hills, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

We had a groupon for two nights for a nice getaway for my husband and I. I loved this historical hotel overall. It is old and dated and quaint, but we liked it. We were a little surprised with how small our room was but it didn't bother us because the groupon was such a great deal. I would hope... More

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IHHotel, Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

roamfamily, thank you for your review of the Island House! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and on beautiful Mackinac Island. We agree that the Island House is in an ideal location, and are delighted that you had such a wonderful experience in the 1852 Grill Room for breakfast and dinner. Our Food & Beverage team... More

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed several days at the Island Hotel, and enjoyed it very much. We had never been to Mackinac before, so didn't know what to expect. This hotel is older and charming. We had a beatiful view of the water, and the main street. 1852 Grill, very good.

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IHHotel, Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Susan N! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Island House earlier this month. The views are indeed beautiful, and we're glad that you found the hotel to be charming. Mackinac Island is a truly special destination and we value your business and your feedback! Please come back to visit us again soon. More

Westland, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Hotel staff was excellent and the location was perfect. The view from the front was amazing. However, the room was outdated. Little things such as the broken towel rack, and old carpet made it seem cheap. The mattress was old and my husband and I kept "falling" into each other towards the middle of it at night. For the price... More

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IHHotel, Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Coehess - at the Island House, we value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we're doing. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the hotel's phenomenal location, and that you found our staff to be helpful and accommodating. Our views are indeed incredible - and our front porch and lawn... More

Parma, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I traveled of mackinac island for a "mini" honeymoon. We used a groupon deal and stayed at the island house hotel. It was both of our first times visiting the island. The hotel was great, in a good location near the restaurants and shopping. We had s'mores and sat out on the with the fire pits at... More

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IHHotel, Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

MollyDenny, thank you for your complimentary review of the Island House Hotel! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time here, and that you chose to stay with us on your romantic getaway to Mackinac Island. We agree that the Island House is in an absolutely ideal location - just steps from everything you'd want to experience on the island... More

Novi, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We used a Groupon for our stay-had 2 rooms. Because of a large group coming in we got upgraded to much better rooms. One of our rooms was a corner suite harbor view and the other was next to it was an upgrade over what we would have gotten. Both were really good rooms with an awesome view of downtown... More

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IHHotel, Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Shelbymann! We're so glad you chose to stay with us at the Island House Hotel, and appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we're doing. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your guestrooms, and the cuisine in the 1852 Grill Room. Chef Phil is incredibly talented and we're delighted that you were able... More

East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Island house is in a great location. Easy to get to the restaurants and shops on Main and Market streets. The Hotel is little run down. We have been staying at Island house for years. This summer we visited the island 3 times and each time stayed in different places. After staying in the 2 other hotels, we felt as... More

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IHHotel, Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Susan W, thank you for visiting the Island House Hotel and beautiful Mackinac Island. We value your feedback and we're delighted that you found the location of the hotel to be ideal. Situated just steps away from all of Mackinac Island's best dining and shopping, we have to agree that the Island House is in a great location! We're very... More

Kincardine, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed two nights. Loved this property. It is very old and historic so don't expect high tech plastic keys. Nope. You get an actual key! Staff was wonderful. Dining room overlooks the Lake. Great breakfast buffet. Easy walking to downtown, but not right in the heart of the busy main street. Bicycles for rent out front. Lovely wrap around... More

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IHHotel, Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review, Birder1535 - we're delighted that you found the Island House to be a lovely destination! Part of the appeal of Mackinac Island and the Island House, for many people, is the historic charm - and beautiful views. We're so glad that you chose to stay with us, and that you took advantage of the... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My husband and I had a great time at the Island House Hotel. This historic hotel has friendly, helpful staff and a great location near shopping and attractions on Mackinac Island. We really liked that they had arrangements in place to transfer our luggage between the ferry and the hotel. Our room was clean, fresh, and very comfortable. We enjoyed... More

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IHHotel, Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Debby R, thank you for your positive review of the Island House! We're very happy that you enjoyed your time here. It is our pleasure to ensure that your baggage transfers are taken care of, and we're thrilled that you found your guestroom to be clean and pleasant and our expansive front porch to be relaxing and enjoyable. The Island... More

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  • Breakfast buffet(12)
  • Beautiful views(6)
  • Main street(6)
  • Very good(5)
  • Front porch(4)

Additional Information about Island House Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 1410, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 13 hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Island House Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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