My wife and I are seniors. We chose Main Street Inn not only because of its rave reviews but because it was so close to the Shepler Ferries; my wife needs to use her walker and she can't walk very far with her COPD. We chose to go the Island with close friends, another senior couple. We stayed there on October 10th and 11th.The Main Street Inn advertises a 2-bedroom suite and that is what we booked so that each couple would have their own bedroom. We elected, before arriving at the hotel, to let our friends take the King bedroom and we'd take the 2-Queen bedroom. When we got there we quickly saw that there were no two BEDROOMS! Our friends had privacy in their King bedroom, we had NO privacy in our "room" - for them to get to the living room, bathroom, or even exit the suite - they had to walk past our bed(s)! This suite is a 1-bedroom suite with and adjoining, walk-through room with 2- queen beds. I'm glad that we are comfortable with our close friends as this was not the sleeping arrangement that we sought. This suite would be a great option for a young family - Dad and Mom in the King bedroom and the younger kids just outside of their bedroom. And as wonderful as the Staff were, we had issues with a noisy ceiling fan (turned out that some screws were loose and they tightened them; glad it didn't fall from the ceiling!) + a 77-degree room temp in the suite and that temp would not come down no matter how much we played with the Honeywell thermostat (the maintenance man changed the filter to seek improvement but it didn't help at all). And one thing else happened that has never happened to me before in a hotel stay: on the morning of our checkout; the first sunny day in our stay. I went out on our balcony to look over the Street and just as I grabbed the railing to lean over to watch the people below, water came falling over the balcony from above. I had just taken a shower and changed in to clean clothes for the day; luckily I was able to clean myself off and not have to change - some changes definitely need to be made to the housekeeping routine - no one should be dumping dirty water out on any porch. Despite these flaws we would return to the Main Street Inn as it is a lovely "boutique" hotel but next time to a room more appropriate to our needs. So be forewarned: don't expect two bedrooms in a two bedroom suite.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newest accommodations on Mackinac Island offer the feeling of an intimate Inn with the conveniences of a modern Hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Main Street Hotel Mackinac Island
- Hotel Main Street