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All 16 Mackinac Island B&Bs / inns

Windermere Hotel

Main Street, P.O.Box 538, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights, booking it relatively last minute and finding it one of the only places with which we could do so. The reviews, we found, were pretty much spot on. We had a room facing the harbor and it was wonderful to wake up to the sound of horses walking on the street... More

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The hotel is in a prime position with great views. We were rather taken aback by the gruff reception we received on check in and unfortunately this set the scene for further contact with staff at the hotel during our stay. On checking out our money was taken without any thanks for our custom. Our room was lovely with a... More

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Kokomo, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Quaint hotel that resembles a Bed & Breakfast minus the kitchen. Front desk staff is very friendly & is willing to go the extra mile for you. Very clean rooms. Beautiful courtyard. The best front porch view on the island. No TV's in the rooms & I count that as a blessing. I was in 3 different rooms and they... More

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Manassas, VA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We only planned to stay on the island for one night and most properties required a minimum of two nights. That was one of the reasons we ended up a Windemere. Awesome location with a large front porch with a great view. Continental breakfast was not special. No TV or internet in the rooms. Wireless was available on the porch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

We were just there and the hotel and staff were absolutely wonderful!! The hotel is in a great location, clean, accommodating .., just a gem! We plan to come again soon! Thanks for making our stay so pleasant! ~ The Bakers

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Carlsbad, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Glen is the best! Front desk was friendly our last morning and helped try to make a carriage ride reservation. Excellent view! Room overlooked the dog house, lighthouse and waterfront. Bed was a little soft and the bathroom decoration needed a little remodel. Continental breakfast was minimal: cold store bought muffins, donuts, pastries, apples and mediocre coffee. Wish we had... More

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Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We have stayed here quite a few times over the years. The Windermere is what the Island is all about. From the minute you get off the ferry Glen is there to meet you and take your luggage. Glen and the rest of the staff are what makes this place stand out. Sitting on the porch is like being in... More

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south lyon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Stayed in b12 with 2 queens, small table and 4 side chairs. Nice size room and freshly painted. Bathroom seemed brand new. No a/c but a fan in the closet. No phone but can use cell. 3rd floor quite a climb but ok for us. Location just at end of town so looks out over a grassy area (the dog... More

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Canton, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I stayed at the Windermere a few years ago in October (my third trip to the Island). The staff behind the desk barely spoke to us, offered no hospitality at all. And, most times when we went into the lobby, there was no one behind the desk. When we did ask a question, we were given a very short, uninterested... More

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lafayette, ca
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I would avoid Windermere. Very overpriced and a nasty older lady behind the front desk hiding in her office, unhelpful and always talking on her phone about personal problems. She gave an unattractive scowl at the guests, no smiles here. Other negatives are: A very poor continental breakfast, a few rolls and coffee, no plates or fruit. No internet in... More

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Additional Information about Windermere Hotel

Also Known As:
Windermere Hotel Mackinac Island
Address: Main Street, P.O.Box 538, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
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Ranked #11 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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