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“My food and drink paradise of the Mackinac Island!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Inn at Stonecliffe
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8593 Cudahy Circle, PO Box 338, Mackinac Island, MI 49757   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Mackinac Island
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“My food and drink paradise of the Mackinac Island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I have dined many places around the world.
But having a drinks created by bartender Jonathan,
and a quiet exquisite gourmet meal of potato encrusted white fish with risotto, (suggested by Garren)will be my go to for island dining.
The whitefish was light and flaky, the risotto was cooked to perfection.
Dining prices avg.$25-45 and up of course
No need to get gussied up.
Dress jeans for this affair fits the bill, for gourmet dinning!
Don't have a favorite drink?
Try a signature drink or let Jonathan create one for you.I
started out with a Blackberry Martini, ended up with a Blackberry Mint Julep,
(Kentucky Derby early)!
Had me whining for more!
Oops, bar closes at 10 PM.
What a exceptional birthday dinner!
This restaurant is located up the great Mackinac Hill!
Go to the first 4 corners and turn left.
Watch your step if you are walking!
But take a taxi, then 'No Worries'.
The back porch over looks,the great Mackinac Bridge. The view is gorgeous and very romantic!!
The restaurant, the also friendly people there, will make your trip worth the visit!!
Yes reservations are needed as there may be a wedding taking place.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Frankenmuth, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The Inn at Stonecliffe was wonderful. The beautiful lawn and serene location made for a relaxing place to unwind after a busy day downtown Mackinac. Sunset Point looks out over the water to the Mackinac Bridge on the west side of the island and is just a short hike off the veranda at the Inn. Dinner at the Inn was fantastic! The dining atmosphere was relaxed and casual, but the cuisine was 5 star all the way. My compliments to the chef! The entire staff was friendly, welcoming and accomodating. Especially Spencer who took care of all our small groups' needs over the weekend with efficiency and a smile. Thank you to the whole staff for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Very enjoyable stay! After checking in we were ready to eat. The maitre d' was very gracious and accommodating to us. Especially with our indecisive start to dinner! Our stay encountered terrible weather, which is to say it was very hot and humid without a whisper of wind, unusual for the island. Well we first thought of eating on the patio, but as mentioned the weather was less than ideal, so we asked the maitre d' if we could move inside. He graciously accommodated us, we chose the bar area where the Detroit Tiger game was on which suited our eight year old baseball crazy son just fine. However a couple of other gentlemen arrived and their talk was a little loud and we again asked to move. Without a second thought, the maitre d' moved the fussiest family at the Inn to the main dining room which was quieter and actually near a portable air conditioner!
And let's not forget about my son! The most awesome bartender on the island came running into the dining room and gave him scoring updates from the Tiger game as they happened!

Do stay in the summer house for the air conditioned rooms!

Room Tip: Get a room with air conditioning in the summer house. It can get hot and humid on the island!
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The Inn at Stonecliffe is the gem of the island. The staff is wonderful and our room was so spacious and quiet. We've learned to take our bikes for the trip from downtown to Stonecliffe, but they have bikes to rent as well. It's worth the ride up to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. We even rode downtown for some night life and had no problem biking back up in the wee hours. You're going to need lights on your bike. You can take the "taxi", but it's faster to bike it. The horses do take breaks, but that's the same with all of them. Regarding the porters, well we've had them bring our bags to the room. There's a lot of guests coming at once so if you have to wait a little bit, be patient. They will get there. We've never had a problem and don't forget to tip them well. The bartender, Johnathan, is well versed in providing the drink you want and even the one you can't imagine. The food is better than what you would pay for at the Grand or the nearby Woods. I found the front desk staff to be so helpful and friendly while checking in. They even allowed us to check in early since our room was ready. I love the Inn at Stonecliffe because whether you are there in a sports jacket or jeans and a t-shirt, you will get the best service from people who seem like they love their job. If you haven't stayed there you're missing out on a spectacular place.

Room Tip: Why would you need a fitness center when you have trails to bike or walk. Just being on the island i...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Timbuktu, Mali
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Secluded - Summer House very clean with newer rooms and mansion is stylish. Good continental breakfast and restaurant next door is very good. Great location, nice grounds, great view. Biking trails nearby. Beats the crowds downtown.

Room Tip: Second floor of the Summer house has water/bridge views from the deck.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Though Mackinac is only 8 miles across, there is still so much more to the island than the downtown area and the Grand Hotel. The Inn at Stonecliffe is nestled about two miles out from the downtown area, overlooking the gorgeous water and in a private, magical setting all its own. You have the serenity of being away from the hustle and bustle of the hot spot of the island, yet you're still close enough to get into "town" by a 15 minute bike ride, or a brisk walk through the trees. Stonecliffe is a hidden gem on the island, with a personality all its own! The staff is upbeat, friendly, and just as happy to be in this dream of a place as its guests. We loved it and will always stay here for our Mackinac Island trips!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Fenton, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This Inn has everything: an excellent helpful staff, beautiful property, stunning sunsets, and amazing food! We stayed in the summer house with a wonderful view of the water.The staff at the Stonecliffe went out of their way to make sure our stay was fantastic! For me, this is the perfect place to stay on the island. You can take a quick ride downtown when you are in the mood for shopping or a night out, or you can get away from it all and roam through the expansive gardens which surround the property.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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: 8593 Cudahy Circle, PO Box 338, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Stonecliffe 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Stonecliffe enjoys a storied place in Mackinac Island history. Built in 1904 as a family summer escape by industrialist Michael Cudahy, Stonecliffe has enchanted guests for nearly half a century. Situated high on the west bluff, Inn at Stonecliffe lodging comprises a classic Tudor-style mansion that offers 16 bed and breakfast style guest rooms, and the more modern Summer House Suites, with 31 richly appointed suites decorated in a classic summer cottage style with a light Victorian influence. Overnight visitors to Mackinac Island often observe that the best time to enjoy the island is in the early morning or late evening when the last ferry has carried the daily visitors back to the mainland. At The Inn at Stonecliffe, you’ll enjoy that feeling every moment of your stay. Anywhere you turn, tranquility and relaxation await, from the breathtaking bluff-top views of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge to the Inn’s lush, rolling lawns.Special Services and / or Features: • Breakfast Included• Air Conditioning• Onsite Dining and Cocktail Lounge• Weddings and Events• Kitchenettes• Bike Rentals • Cable Television• Outdoor Heated Pool• Private Baths• Telephones• Complimentary Wireless Internet• Non Smoking ... more   less 
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