We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Windermere Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Main Street, P.O.Box 538, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Mackinac Island
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Windermere Hotel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    33
    25
    6
    4
    4
See reviews for
28
23
6
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (72)
  • Mar-May only
    (10)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (51)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (9)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (2)
All months
Wyoming, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 The rooms are extremely outdated and we kept joking around that it was haunted.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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naperville, Illinois
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Windermere is just steps away from the Ferry on the main strip of town. The front porch is very large and has a wonderful shaded view of the bay and being on the end of the town strip, a view of the carriages and bikers without too much congestion. The rooms are immaculate and the continental breakfast was just... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife and I first stayed at the Windermere Hotel 20 years ago, and had the fortune to return this summer for the first time since then (bringing our kids). The family owned hotel had spacious rooms, and is located on main street idowntown, so it's a short walk to anything you're looking for on the Island. The hotel staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee WI
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Windermere is well described as a very nice hotel with an old time feel. The view from the front porch is just amazing, with the lighthouse, and it is also the main shipping lane with huge 600 ft. freighters to small sailboats going right by. It is right on the main drag with main street going right by in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rhodes, Greece
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Two night stay was memorable. Great accommodations, pleasant staff and the quiet end of Main Street with a nice view. Great place to relax. Wifi in lobby and on the porch. Continental breakfast is basic as others have said but it's a short walk to get a full breakfast.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leander, Texas
Level Contributor
249 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is kind of a throwback hotel versus the newer venues likely to be found on the mainland. No TV or phones in rooms, no elevator so if you get a 3rd floor room pack light (which we did for a one night stay).Our room was very nice overlooking the lake and park right on the main street. We opened... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
michigan
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have stayed at the Windermere dozens of times throughout the years. It is our favorite. It does not have TV's in the rooms and, we especially like that when we are on the island. We read on the porch that looks right at the water. Very calming. The rooms are extra clean. We can't wait to get back. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitehall, Michigan
Level Contributor
41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Stayed for two nights. Room overlooked the straights and park. Check-in was smooth and easy. Staff was very helpful. We had a party of 12 in six rooms and all were happy with the facility. Spent a lot of time on the large front porch that also overlooked the park and straights.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I just spent 7 of the best days of my life at the Windermere. After repeatedly experiencing bad service at the Grand Hotel, I decided to try a different place. I am so glad that I chose the Windermere. The hotel was picture-perfect, clean, ideally located and homey. Each member of the staff was welcoming, gracious and absolutely wonderful. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

49 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (49)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
0:45
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (24)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Mackinac Island hotels
0.2 mi away
Harbour View Inn
Harbour View Inn
#8 of 12 in Mackinac Island
4.5 of 5 stars 329 reviews
1.5 mi away
The Inn at Stonecliffe
The Inn at Stonecliffe
#9 of 12 in Mackinac Island
4.5 of 5 stars 334 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Iroquois
Hotel Iroquois
#2 of 12 in Mackinac Island
4.5 of 5 stars 407 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Murray Hotel
Murray Hotel
#11 of 12 in Mackinac Island
4.0 of 5 stars 155 reviews
0.1 mi away
Lilac Tree Suites & Spa
Lilac Tree Suites & Spa
#4 of 12 in Mackinac Island
4.5 of 5 stars 432 reviews
0.1 mi away
Island House Hotel
Island House Hotel
#12 of 12 in Mackinac Island
4.0 of 5 stars 424 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities