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Hotel Iroquois
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7485 Main Street, PO Box 456, Mackinac Island, MI 49757   |  
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Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Mackinac Island
Rochester, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Always a wonderful stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We've stayed at the Iroquois at least 7 times through the years and have never been disappointed. It's an exquisite facility, with an unsurpassed location on the water. Each room is charmingly decorated and immaculately clean. An added bonus is the Iroquois' dining room; best food on the island. The hotel is a bit pricey in mid season, but worth it. Look for special early season and late season specials.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Alpena, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This was the first time my husband and I stayed on Mackinac Island. We chose the Hotel Iroquois on the recommendation of a friend. We were not disappointed. Generally a quite pricey Hotel, we found a Fall special so it wasn't any more expensive then the national chains. We had a Garden Room with a private porch. The room was very clean and a maid even turned our bed down at night. It was quiet. The staff were very welcoming and very helpful...the porters, the desk clerks, the cleaning staff, and the owner, who we met briefly. There were games and movies available for a rainy night. We will probably visit again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

From the time you get on the ferry to the island there is something really quite magical about Mackinac Island and the Hotel Iroquois fits right in with that theme: magical! I Have now stayed here twice now and can't get over how impeccably clean and well designed this hotel is. It's IMMACULATE! It should be noted that this is a VERY OLD hotel, yet it's cleaner and nicer than some of the top rated hotels I have stayed in across the US and Europe.

The SERVICE is first rate, feels like you have butler service like you are at a St. Regis but it's not, it's just island small hotel fantastic hospitality. You need ice, they will get it for you, you need silverware, no problem, oh champagne glasses, coming right up, AND FAST! this is the kind of service that goes a long way and is what you want in a relaxing hotel stay. I will not forget the service. I don't know that the service is the same in the high season as both times I have stayed here have been in the fall, but I can say the hotel was completely full the second time I stayed here and the service was EXCELLENT!

The indoor porches are absolutely majestic, I could lose an entire day sitting in the cozy chairs drinking coffee (which they have out all day!) and watching the horses and carriage go by. It's such a great atmosphere. They offer coffee, tea and a very light continental breakfast in the morning which is a nice touch. The baked in house muffins were a delight!

The prices are high in the peak season but well worth it as this is such a fabulous hotel with a great location, fantastic design and immaculate rooms! I will say the rooms are on the small side but that's to be expected in an antique property.

The interior design of this hotel along with the attention to detail in all that they do here CANNOT go unmentioned. It feels a little like Vera Bradley meets the beach in a wonderfully refreshing and serene way. If you enjoy history the hotel has old photos of the hotel from years past that are so interesting, they are displayed in the hallways which adds to the whole experience. What a great touch!

Staying here is a little like going back in time when service and hospitality mattered, yet with today's updates.

Almost forgot to mention the views, which are so amazing! If you crack the windows you can hear the waves of lake Michigan calling you out to play, swim or bike around the island.

Room Tip: Get a lake view room and the higher the floor the better, it's well worth the higher price!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson Hole Wy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

There is nothing more beautiful than sitting on the patio overlooking the straits of Mackinac and enjoying a great meal at the Iroquois. The accomodations at the hotel were also spectacular, with breaktaking views in all directions! If you want a view of the water, this is the absolute best dining location on the Island!

Room Tip: Any room with a view will be great!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

My wife and I, plus our friends, spent two nights at the Iroquois this week. While we have eaten in their restaurant in the past, this is our first stay at the property. What can I say... Beautiful room overlooking the harbor and a gracious and helpful staff made this a delightful experience. Our reservation came with a simple (but delicious) continental breakfast served in a room off the lobby. We also ordered a pot of coffee delivered to our room so we could sit in two comfy chairs by the windows and watch the sun rise over the harbor. We've stayed at two other properties on the island, including the Grand, and this is the best!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the harbor!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Liberty, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were so excited when the ferry pulled up to the dock and our hotel was right there. Couldn't be more convenient. Nice room. Fabulous location within walking distance to the Grand Hotel etc. Everyone was friendly when we checked in and when we left but in between we might as well have been invisible. We weren't acknowledge when we walked by the reception desk (which you have to do when you enter and leave the hotel). Housekeeping was good except I had to leave them a note to change a light bulb above the bed.

Room Tip: We had a Garden room on the second floor. From the balcony we had views of the lake and main street...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was our 3rd time staying here at the Iroquois. First time was 25 years ago on our honeymoon. We booked the same room we had back then, which was a 3rd floor tower suite overlooking the straights of Mackinac and the light houses. The view is incredible with all the windows in the tower sitting room. Bathroom is updated and very nice. Staff was very helpful and accommodating as I was planning a surprise renewal of vows for my wife. Being right down on the main street is handy to all the shops but the Iroquois Hotel is at the end of the shopping area, so it is pretty quite...until the ferrys blow their horn when they start running in the morning but one can say that is part of the charm. We have stayed in another smaller room in years past and still very much enjoyed it. We left two days before our departure to the mainland to stay at the Grand Hotel but we were very sad to leave the Iroquois. Not to take anything away from the Grand Hotel, which it nostalgic in its own way, for the money and the view, it is very had to beat Hotel Iroquois!

Room Tip: Plan ahead and book one of the tower suites foe special occasions.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7485 Main Street, PO Box 456, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Iroquois 3*
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