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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 July 5, 2009
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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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36 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

For $260 a night, what we got was a comfortable but squeaky bed in a tiny albeit well-appointed room with a cramped bathroom and with the only sink and mirror out in the main room next to the bed. No water view for this price; we got a view of trees in the back of the hotel. Smallest TV I've... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

We stayed two nights June 11 and 12th 2009 at Island House Hotel. We were not sure what to expect for this was our first trip to Mackinac Island so our expectations were not real high. What we found was a great hotel (small rooms but expected when built in early 1900) The service was great, restaurant was the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2009

After a great time last June we decided to take advantage of a special rate we saw on the Island House’s Twitter page. It was a spur of the moment decision and we are so glad we decided to make the trip. The veranda is still our favorite place to sit and catch up on some reading and the breakfast... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

The location is right at the edge of town so it is very easy to walk around once on the island. Also, when you take the shuttle over from the mainland porters handle your luggage for you to and from your room to the ferry. The rooms are cute; however, the bathrooms are small and Wi-Fi doesn't work too well.... More

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Schaumburg, IL
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2008

Our room was so cozy and updated. It had charming decor. It was clean and spotless. We had a pretty good view of the Lake. The weather was so perfect. We were lucky to hit the 'Colors" at their peak. We slept with the window open and in the morning we were awaken by the click-clocks of the horse pushing... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2008

I knew what to expect before we arrived. I knew this was a quaint, older hotel on Mackinaw. GOOD: *Friendly staff *Indoor pool and spa! *GREAT front porch *Good breakfast *Excellent location BAD: *The rooms are small, but typical for the island *The rooms need some maintenance / updating, but typical for the island *Some of the rooms in the... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2008

I brought my entire 4th grade class and their parents for an overnight stay at the Island House. Carol did and outstanding job organizing all of the activities and the rooms. The kids and the parents loved it. In Michigan we studied Michigan. Mackinac Island is an excellent opportunity for the students to experience Michigan's rich history. Also the price... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2008

First of all, I think all the negative reviews I have read are from people who haven't experienced many overnight stays on Mackinac Island. I have been staying on the Island for over twenty years and have stayed at the Grand, Iroquois, Lilac and Island House (twice.) I was going to stay in the cheapest room I could find this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

We just returned from a two night stay at the Island House.(8/2008) We purchased the summer special package with ferry service, breakfast buffet, & 1 dinner for each at the 1852 Grill Room restaurant. Our luggage was delivered to our room when we arrived at the hotel. It was delivered straight from the ferry. We had a room on the... More

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St. Louis, MO
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2008

First, we thought are room was going to be much larger than it was and have a pull out couch. For a family of five it was extremely crowded. We should have been encouraged to rent two rooms. We found the rooms to be very dated and in need of some serious attention. They failed to inform us that breakfast... 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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