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Windermere Hotel

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Main Street, P.O.Box 538, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Mason, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Start your morning sitting on the front porch. White cushioned wicker chairs. Sunrise. Warm. Mackinac bridge. The lake. A hot cup of black coffee with a little Bailey's. Catch up on your email. It is wonderful. Then watch the horses and freighters. Relax. My favorite island lodging.

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Cadillac, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

To celebrate my sister's recovery from breast cancer, my husband and I decided to take her and her husband, my younger sister, and her husband to Mackinaw Island. We have stayed at the Windemere Hotel a few times and love the quaint style, which takes me back in time of relaxation and downtime. What a wonderful place where we talked,... More 

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Thank Rita M
Strongsville, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a great first visit to this beautiful island. The Windermere Hotel is very relaxing. We had a perfect water view from our bedroom windows as well as from the large front porch. It's very close to town and the ferry dock, but far enough away to maintain the quiet ambiance. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A stay on Mackinac Island is really difficult thing to dislike. One would have to be a really hard hearted cynic not to be just a little beguiled by the place. That is why we were so pleased by our choice of the Windermere hotel to experience the island singular atmosphere. The exterior of the Windermere could not possibly be... More 

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Thank krokro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

The Windermere provides the best value for money on Mackinaw. One of the best views on the island is from the front porch of the Inn. The rooms are bright and clean. The Inn is just 100 steps from one of the ferry terminals. Making reservations was easy.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Our family has been staying yearly at the Windermere for several years now. We love how it is situated on Main Street just far enough away to avoid the massive crowds. The porch is also a must-sit, with a spectacular view of the Huron. Our rooms are always clean and the housekeeping staff is very friendly. The porter is always... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Planned a trip to Mackinac Island and our prefered B&B was booked. So after a few calls found Windermere with a room open. It is a charming, quaint hotel and is very clean. Our room was comfortable but being on the ground floor made it impossible to sleep in past 6:30am. Although the Hotel is old and I understand the... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We loved this hotel and if we ever go back to Mackinac Island this is the place I would stay. First of all the location is perfect. You can sit on the front porch and look across the small park at the water and watch the ferries and boats going by all day. There were even a couple of freighters... More 

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Wyoming, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

You know you've come home from the first step on the porch, to the greeting at the front desk, and the step into your spacious and beautiful room. But, the at-home feeling continues with new friends and neighbors at continental breakfast in the sun room or on the front porch watching everyone stroll by. If you love flower gardens you'll... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is very conveniently located and is bright yellow so you can't miss it! It has a large front porch which was very relaxing to sit on during the day. We only stayed for one night what was enough. The rooms are extremely outdated and we kept joking around that it was haunted. The staff was very friendly and... More 

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