My three sisters and I took our mom to Mackinac Island for a weekend in August. We stayed Friday and Saturday nights at the Inn on Mackinac, and we all loved it. They gave us a great deal -- the total for five of us was just over $400 for the weekend.
Room - spacious room with large, bay windows, overlooking the street and part of the marina. Two queen beds, couple tables, large closet and bathroom. Plenty of outlets throughout the room (a necessity with 5 women!); shower was nice and warm; plenty of extra blankets and pillows, which we asked for; room was cleaned early every day. Decor is old Victorian, and was the perfect accompaniment when we watched our DVD of "Somewhere In Time" the first night we all arrived.
Breakfast - very good breakfast pizzas, both veggie and w/ meat; the cherry one was pretty tasty too; also provided hot oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, fresh apples & oranges, assortment of juices, toast, and most importantly, good coffee! Breakfast was served promptly every morning and there was plenty of it, despite having a lot of people there.
Cleanliness - pretty darn clean. Had someone come in around 10am each morning. We noticed that much of the cleaning staff speak English as a second language (if at all), so if we needed anything, we just contacted the front desk. No problems with replenishing fresh towels. Bedding was very clean as well. No complaints here.
Staff - very accommodating; took the time to help us with the essentials (finding the elevator, ice machine), and got us extra blankets when we asked for them; helped us book a carriage ride, and were always giving out samples of fudge, cheese & crackers, and other little goodies throughout the day (the fresh baked cookies were the best -- and they always made sure to leave 5 of them each night).
We really enjoyed our stay and would book this Inn again. Other things we enjoyed: the patio out front (good for people watching and enjoying the lake breeze); ability to store our luggage at the hotel well past our check-out time - basically, as long as we needed until we caught the ferry back to the mainland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The year was 1867, an era of horse-drawn carriages and ladies in bustles. Blacksmiths were crafting horse shoes in glowing forges. During this height of Victorian culture, the Inn on Mackinac was built. Known then as Chateau Beaumont in memory of the famous Army surgeon at Fort Mackinac, the Inn on Mackinac has retained its quaint, old fashioned charm. The Inn’s facilities have been updated to meet the needs of the modern traveler while preserving its colorful history. Today, completely remodeled and redecorated, this beautiful Victorian Inn opens its doors, where the very special charm of our family-run Inn awaits you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn On Mackinac Hotel Mackinac Island
- Hotel On Mackinac Island
- Mackinac Bed Breakfast Island