We stayed two nights at the Main Street Inn & Suites on a trip through Michigan and Wisconsin in September. This is a terrific place to stay, and a great value. The rooms are very nice, well appointed and very quiet. It is almost directly across the street from the ferry dock, and especially convenient if taking the Shepler's ferry. The hotel bellman can pick up your luggage at the dock, and deliver it to your room without a problem. The hotel is also across the street from a bicycle rental shop, and a bike trip around the island is a "must-do" regardless of your age. We had two meals at nearby Seabiscuit's Restaurant, and enjoyed both.
If you are thinking of staying at the Grand Hotel but are put off at the high cost for what you get, consider doing as we did. Stay at the Main Street Inn, and have the buffet lunch at the Grand Hotel. It was worth the cost to enjoy that unique experience, along with a tour of the hotel. But we found that there is much more to Mackinac Island than the Grand Hotel. So the buffet lunch satisfied that "need" and we were able to spend the money saved on other enjoyable things the island had to offer.
- 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