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#11 of 13 hotels in Mackinac Island
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.4
Value
3.9
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Welcome to America’s Summer Place. Every year since 1887, Grand Hotel has welcomed guests and families to Mackinac Island, where cars are not allowed and bikes and horse-drawn carriages are the favored modes of transportation. As Travel + Leisure’s Top 10 Resort Hotels in the Midwest and Conde Nast Traveler's Top 10 Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Resorts in 2021, Grand Hotel offers outstanding accommodations where no two guest rooms are alike. Enjoy spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac in a rocking chair on the world’s largest porch, complimentary children's programs, The Jewel golf course, swimming, tennis, lawn games, gardens, bicycling, carriage tours, shopping, Sadie's Ice Cream Parlor, and an experience you will never forget.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Hiking
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Waterslide
Kids pool
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Hand massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Park View
Languages Spoken
English
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4.5 of 5 bubbles5,429 reviews
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The Grand Hotel captivates guests with its nostalgic elegance and historical charm, complemented by live music and a picturesque location deemed convenient by many. Travelers commend the range of amenities, including a new pool and various dining options. However, opinions on service are divided, with staff receiving both accolades and criticism. Cleanliness is generally celebrated, though some guests suggest improvements are needed. Room dissatisfaction is frequent, as guests cite issues with size, noise, and upkeep. Additionally, the hotel's value is questioned by numerous guests, who feel the high rates do not match their experience.
Location
Convenient
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Nostalgic
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Cramped
Value
Expensive
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Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Pampering
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Mysunnyvacation wrote a review Yesterday
Wisconsin50 contributions
Our sons treated us to a two night stay for our 50th anniversary gift. It was such a wonderful experience We have been to Mackinac Island many many times and have always loved the Grand Hotel. It was basically a dream come true! We felt very special staying there and our room was spectacular to say the least! We were very spoiled indeed! Our sons also included breakfast during our stay which was an added treat. Sure hope to return someday again.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Jani S wrote a review Feb 2024
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Very careful staff! Rooms are incredibly clean! The prices are just fine for what you get ! View is amazing as well! I am definitely coming back here again! To the staff- great job to Nataly! Thanks for everything. :))) ++++++++++++++++++++
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Janis, Our goal is to impress everyone who stays at Grand Hotel, so we're happy to hear we succeeded with you! It's great to know that our clean, welcoming accommodations and beautiful views helped make your visit memorable. Thank you for your kind words. Please come see us again soon.
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letsgo12 wrote a review Feb 2024
Kansas City, Missouri248 contributions
I can’t give 5 stars because I didn’t stay the night and didn’t see a room. We paid $$ to get inside. Had ice cream. Walked around. I got a coffee. Sat on the porch. I wish we had splurged and stayed there. Just to go to the pool. It looked fancy. And to relax. If we have to go back, I would spend the extra money to stay. Very pretty. High class.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your compliments on our beautiful property. We're glad you enjoyed exploring it, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Gail A wrote a review Nov 2023
Chicago, Illinois, United States4 contributions
Mackinac Island is truly unique, and there's no better way to experience it than staying at the Grand. The grounds are magnificent, the hotel is exquisitely maintained, and it's a pleasure just strolling through the entrance and lounges, browsing at the shops, and relaxing on the front porch. Each room has its own special character; ours was slightly larger and elegantly decorated with a lovely view of the lake. Dressing for dinner makes it feel like a special occasion, and breakfasts in the grand dining room were accompanied by interesting menus and attentive service. Our service for dinner the first night was terribly slow, but the following nights made up for it. Try to make time for high tea and at least one of the historic lectures or tours; their historian is entertaining and a wealth of knowledge, and the harpist (and other musicians), first class. Staying at the Grand won't be your least expensive option, but it will certainly be your most memorable.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Nov 27, 2023
Dear Gail, Thank you for your compliments on our amazing property and unique rooms. We're glad you enjoyed the formal dining and beautiful views. Please come stay at Grand Hotel again during your next trip.
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Melanie K wrote a review Nov 2023
Taylor, Michigan13 contributions
The Grand is opulence at its finest. You have to stay at least once in your life. The Grand is an experience that you will never forget. It is luxury and you are treated with luxury. The best of the best.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded Nov 26, 2023
Dear Melanie, Thank you for your glowing review of Grand Hotel! We're delighted to hear that your stay was an unforgettable experience of opulence and luxury. Our team takes great pride in providing the best of the best, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another exceptional visit.
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JURIS T wrote a review Nov 2023
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The staff its very friendly we came here 5 times . The food its 10 stars. The guest relations teams is very very help full . Thank you suma for all the information. You are amazing girl very helpful girl. We will come again lovely ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 22, 2023
Dear Juris, Thank you so much for continuously choosing to stay with us at Grand Hotel. Our goal is to provide every guest with exceptional service, so we're thrilled that was the case for you. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments! It's also great to read you were able to enjoy a delicious meal. The pleasure was all ours, and we can't wait to welcome you back.
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shopgal65 wrote a review Nov 2023
Syracuse, New York56 contributions
We have been staying at the Grand Hotel every year since 2005 (except 2020), and every year we are treated to a beautiful, relaxing vacation. This year we stayed in a room on the first floor. It was so convenient. Getting to the porch, and dining room was quick and easy. Our room did not have a great view, but was roomy for my husband, teenage son and myself. Housekeeping did a great job! Our room was very clean. I do wish they would replace the soaps at a minimum every other day. The new soaps that are in the rooms are lovely. They smell great and are soft on the skin, however, they melt away and get mushy. We stayed 4 nights and our soap was never replenished and by the 4th day it was a pile of mush. The pool is beautiful and the service was good. It can be hard to find a chair during peak, afternoon swim times. Sadies is always a nice treat and the ice cream is so good! We had breakfast in the dining room. It was ok. In the past, guests were treated to a basket of baked goods and coffee as soon as they sat down. This time, coffee was slow and we had to ask for the pastries. Buffet was not always available. We had dinner in the dining room on prime rib night. The dinner was good. (We miss the crackers that used to be on the tables.). Service was good. We were able to get a table with a view of the porch/lake side which was very nice. I think the new on sight (at Hotel) tipping policy is confusing. When and where to tip. I like the previous policy of no tipping and having the extra included in the package prices. I wish there were more waiters/waitresses on the porch. They were working so hard but it took forever to get a drink because there was only one or two servers for the entire porch. We miss the little glass snack cups that would be sent out with the drinks. We always enjoyed a drink or two on the porch after a long day, with some snack mix before going to get ready for dinner. Would love to see this brought back. My son is older now but I will say, we miss the old fashioned game room. We would always stop in after dinner for a quick air hockey game. I bet a lot of parents miss the kids club. We loved it when our son was younger. He loved pizza and movie night and enjoyed it while we had a date night dinner. It was nice that there was a kids room. We had a great time but do miss some of the things the Grand Hotel always did to go above and beyond.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded Nov 21, 2023
Wow! Thank you so much for the high rating and for the amazing review! We are delighted to know that you had an amazing experience with us overall and that you enjoyed everything, from our clean accommodations to our wonderful amenities. Your other comments will be kept in mind for the future, as we're always looking for ways to improve. Please consider coming back to join us again soon.
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Chris M wrote a review Nov 2023
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Fantastic service the staff hotel uts very professional specially guest relations its very friendly thank you Suma. Also the cleaning Ayla always smiling. The food great. The drinks wooow. Everything for free all inclusive. Thank you we will come back in 2024 .
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 18, 2023
Dear Chris, Our goal is to impress everyone who stays at Grand Hotel, so we're happy to hear we succeeded with you! It's great to know that our amazing staff and delicious food helped make your visit memorable. Should you be in the area again, please come back to see us.
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Jesse H wrote a review Nov 2023
Ontario, Canada7 contributions
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The Grand Hotel is a great throwback to comfortable living with complementary elegant decor. You will be tasked not to find something you and your family would enjoy doing. Whether this be whether this be playing 18 holes, enjoying the fantastic Landscaping, catching rays by the exceptional pool, or walking through the hallways, and taking in the history that the property has to offer. The only complaint we had was we only spent one day that this fantastic property!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Grand Hotel
Responded Nov 11, 2023
Dear Jesse, Thank you for your excellent review. We're delighted you and your family thoroughly enjoyed our range of activities and elegant decor. It's also great that you appreciated the history and ambiance of our property. We regret that your stay was only for a day, but we eagerly look forward to welcoming you back for a more extended visit to experience all the joys and comforts offered at Grand Hotel.
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Brenda B wrote a review Nov 2023
Graham, Texas106 contributions
Like so many people who love the 1980 movie, Somewhere in Time, the experience was a desire for me for a long time after I randomly discovered the movie. Treating my sister to accompany me as my guest made it extra wonderful. She was feeling ill with a cold the whole time, the staff at The Grand Hotel were so kind to her, helped her to get was she needed to ease her discomfort. We skipped breakfast to sleep in, enjoyed 2 of the charts, delicious, high-quality dinners on the hotel grounds. Our luggage did arrive later than we had hoped. We still had over 1/2 hour to get ready. We went to the tail end of the cocktail hour, then went through to dinner in the main dining room. The staff was seriously hustling to please the guests which had to be very tricky on such a "Grand" scale. The only suggestion I would make is to have a place for ladies to place their items in the main dining room or wider dining tables. My handbags are expensive, I NEVER place them on the floor. The plated dishes were works of edible art, tasted even better if that's possible! We watched the movie in our room for my dear sister's comfort. She loved it! The geranium scented soaps, lotions, shower gels etc. were so unique, so pleasant scented, neither strong nor weak, the scensationals are just right. Unique to the hotel, I think. Our last night was the very best! We decided to go to The Jockey club to try something different. It's a quaint, more intimate dining experience with around 4 - 6 tables, around 6 booths. There is also plenty of outdoor seating. The light fixtures were charming jockey peakless hats aka a jockey skull cap. As it was the end of the season, the comedy ensued when the restaurant was out of so many things! It takes so much more than that to ruffle my countenance. As my sister & I tried to order only to find they were out of what we tried to order, taking it in stride, we began laughing so hard! Finally, we asked the server to tell us what they did have. The side dishes such as salads, soups, appetizers, were so unique, artfully presented, so yummy! My sister ordered the grilled lamb, I ordered the shrimp grits. To me, shrimp grits sounded awful. It was absolutely delicious! The servers were so entertaining! At one of the few occupied seating arrangements, was a whole table of Taylor Swift, fan girls & who seemed to be their moms? Aunts? Chaperones? The girls were playing Taylor Swift music on their phones, singing, laughing, it was so delightful! I mean this sincerely. The servers were in such light hearted moods. They were very attentive, courteous, professional. They did dance tastefully for the girls which was such a hoot! Loved it! The desserts were just as flavor filled as the salads & main courses. There were only 2 to choose from. The laughter & comedy continued. We could have been snitty, disappointed, make ourselves unhappy, so glad we didn't! The last night was the one we loved the most. Since I have lived my dream of going to the Somewhere in Time Weekend, I will definitely go back to The Grand Hotel for a regular vacation. Though, it so luxuriously far from regular, it's extraordinary!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Nov 9, 2023
Dear Brenda, Thank you for choosing Grand Hotel and for your wonderful review. We are thrilled you had a delightful time and that our friendly team and delicious food were highlights of your visit. Again, thanks for your comments, and on behalf of our team, we want to welcome you back for any time!
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PRICE RANGE
$428 - $906 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
grand hotel mackinaw island michigan, grand hotel mackinac island michigan, grand hotel island mackinaw, grand mackinac island
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United StatesMichiganUpper PeninsulaMackinac CountyMackinac Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
388
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Threads of Mackinac (0.4 miles), Fort Mackinac (0.4 miles), and St Anne's Catholic Church (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include JoAnn's Fudge, Chuck Wagon of Mackinac, and Original Murdick's Fudge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Grand Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Mackinac Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Grand Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Grand Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Mackinac (0.4 miles), Fort Holmes (0.7 miles), and Biddle House (0.4 miles).
Does Grand Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.