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Island House Hotel

6966 Main Street Across from the Marina, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-1410
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#6 of 13 hotels in Mackinac Island
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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4.0
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Experience unparalleled beauty and uncomplicated luxury at Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island. Enjoy stunning water views, an ideal location, and exceptional service. As custodians of this beloved landmark, our family has thoughtfully combined modern comforts with historic charm. Here, every moment becomes a cherished memory. Explore with our bicycle rentals, rejuvenate in the pool, or unwind in the hot tub. Take a leisurely lunch in the hideaway garden or relax on the porch, watching as bikes, boats, and horse-drawn buggies pass by. As the sun sets, the magic of a stay on Mackinac Island unfolds around you. Delectable cuisine, a live pianist, and impeccable service create an unforgettable evening in the elegant dining room. Cozy up by a chiminea to stargaze over the lake. At Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island, cherished memories are born against a backdrop of natural beauty and historic grandeur.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Baggage storage
Convenience store
24-hour check-in
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Patio
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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The Island House Hotel garners mixed feedback, with many guests praising its cleanliness, historic charm, and scenic location close to downtown. The front porch and cozy fires contribute to its welcoming atmosphere. However, concerns about value are notable, with some reviewers finding it overpriced. While the service receives acclaim for friendliness, issues with responsiveness surface occasionally. Although the hotel's amenities and views are appreciated, criticisms include noise disturbances, cramped rooms, and extra fees.
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Expensive
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Mixed
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Noisy
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Inconsistent
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Satisfactory
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Diane H wrote a review Jan 2024
Knoxville, United States5 contributions
Delightful place, as always. We were 4 couples from across the country. None had been to Michigan. They loved it. The beauty, the view, the hospitality, the restaurant. Our room was comfortable. The long porch with rocking chairs was very pleasant. Staff was friendly and inviting. The resort was clean. Nothing not to love....
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your delightful experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you and your group enjoyed the beauty, views, and hospitality that we are well known for. Your kind words about the comfortable rooms, inviting staff, and cleanliness mean a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful Mackinac moments.
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Peggy C wrote a review Sep 2023
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Beautiful place to stay and very convenient access to main areas of island life Well appointed rooms with bicycles and old world charm with modernized decor Food and service was very good with relaxing atmosphere and lots of comfortable features
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Sep 30, 2023
Thank you for sharing your recent experience. We're delighted you found our place beautiful and conveniently located for island exploration. Our well-appointed rooms are designed to provide a comfortable and relaxing experience, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed them. Your appreciation for our food, service, and ambiance is greatly valued. We look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you for being our guest!
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jenniferschreiber wrote a review Nov 2023
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The service is top notch and the food is excellent. The rooms are well appointed and very clean. We love rocking on the front porch and watching the flames in the Chiminea at night as we overlook the bay. The bike rental located on the front lawn had friendly staff and was reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Nov 13, 2023
Thank you for being our guests! We appreciate you letting us know how much you loved your stay. It is wonderful to hear that you were able to enjoy our clean and well appointed accommodations as well as a few of the amenities we have to offer. Please join us again. We look forward to hosting you the next time you are able to visit Mackinac Island.
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tbMichigan wrote a review Nov 2023
Kalamazoo, Michigan5 contributions
Every time we stay at Island House we meet interesting people, and this year's visit was no different. The location of the Island House is just out of reach of the bustle of Main Street, but close enough that you can walk to the store, bar and specialty shops. The room was nicely updated and super clean. The restaurant is superb. In fact, we had spent $120 per person at the Grand Hotel the night before and the meal and service at the Island House was exceedingly better. We went in October, so the air was crisp and perfect for sitting by the fire. Unfortunately, the fireplace and outdoor chimineas were not lit by 7pm as promised. We hope they make it 5pm for our next visit. The setting is fantastic on a chilly night. Hats off to Island House, a favorite that is getting better all the time.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Nov 3, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at Island House. We're delighted to hear that you continue to have enjoyable visits and that this year was no exception. We greatly appreciate your positive feedback regarding our location. We take pride in providing a tranquil atmosphere just a short walk away from the bustling Main Street, offering the perfect balance for our guests to enjoy both serenity and convenience. It's wonderful to know that you found your room to be updated and impeccably clean. We understand the importance of a comfortable and well-maintained space during your stay. We're thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional dining experience at our restaurant. Your comparison to a more expensive dining option is truly flattering, and it motivates our culinary team to continue delivering outstanding meals and service. We're dedicated to making each stay memorable and enjoyable, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Thank you for your continued support and for considering Island House as your favorite destination. Safe travels, and we'll be ready to provide you with another exceptional experience when you return.
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jeobrienobrien wrote a review Nov 2023
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My husband and I loved The Island House. Breakfast was wonderful, great views of the harbor, easy bike rental to see the island. Very clean room and convenient location to walk to town. Highly recommend!
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Responded Nov 3, 2023
Thank you for letting us know of your wonderful experience! It is so nice to hear that you loved our hotel and enjoyed the great view of the harbor and easy bike rental. We take pride in having a clean and comfortable setting for all our guests and appreciate that you mentioned that. Thank you again for being our guest. We appreciate your high recommendation and look forward to hosting you again.
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kimberly p wrote a review Oct 2023
Cincinnati, Ohio40 contributions
This hotel is my favorite. Everyone is always pleasant and it has an old feel to it. Perfectly situated with a beautiful view , tub and pool. We did the suite this time and it was amazing. Easy access to bicycles. Easy check out and wonderful restaurant inside.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 31, 2023
Thank you for letting us know of your excellent experience! We are thrilled to hear that our team treated you well and that you enjoyed some of our many amenities during your visit. We look forward to hosting you again when you make it back to Mackinac!
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braleydebs wrote a review Oct 2023
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Fabulous stay at the Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island. Accommodations were quaint, clean and comfortable. Staff were very knowledgeable and promptly attended to our every need. Spectacular stay. We look forward to returning again next year.
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Responded Oct 30, 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fabulous stay with us here and found our accommodations quaint, clean, and comfortable. It's heartwarming to know that our staff's knowledge and prompt attention to your needs enhanced your experience. We're already looking forward to welcoming you back next year for another spectacular stay. Your kind words are greatly appreciated, and we can't wait to see you again!
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pmrossman wrote a review Oct 2023
Findlay, Ohio1 contribution
Great visit, clean, comfortable room. Close to walk downtown and attractions. Breakfast was excellent and the views were awesome. The luggage handlers were very helpful and accommodating will definitely come again.
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Responded Oct 27, 2023
Thank you for your fantastic review! We're delighted to hear that you had a great visit and found your room clean and comfortable. It's wonderful to know that our proximity to downtown and attractions met your expectations, and that you enjoyed our excellent breakfast and awesome views. Our luggage porters appreciate your kind words, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay in the future.
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Vacation687297 wrote a review Oct 2023
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This hotel is beautiful. Everything was very clean and the staff were all very friendly. The large front porch and rocking chairs were very nice. Enjoyed sitting on the porch watching everything going on down on the street and in the water. Best location to stay on the island.
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Responded Oct 26, 2023
Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you found our hotel beautiful and appreciated the cleanliness and friendliness of our staff. It sounds like you made great use of our large front porch and rocking chairs, enjoying the picturesque view of the street and the water below. We're delighted that you consider our location the best on the island. Your kind words are truly appreciated, and we hope to welcome you back for another wonderful stay in the future.
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lmmiller059 wrote a review Oct 2023
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This hotel is beautiful but needs a sprucing up and a new cleaning staff. The front desk and restaurant staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. This historic hotel needs to make better improvements and finish, unfinished jobs.
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Responded Oct 25, 2023
Thank you for taking a moment to let us know of your experience. While we are happy to see that you enjoyed your experience overall, know that we will communicate your comments to the appropriate leaders here. Please join us again should your travels bring you back to Mackinac Island.
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PRICE RANGE
$312 - $564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
island hotel mackinac
LOCATION
United StatesMichiganUpper PeninsulaMackinac CountyMackinac Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
94
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Island House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Threads of Mackinac (0.2 miles), Fort Mackinac (0.2 miles), and St Anne's Catholic Church (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Island House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Island House 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 Island House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Island House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include JoAnn's Fudge, Chuck Wagon of Mackinac, and Original Murdick's Fudge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Island House Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Island House Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Mackinac Island.
Are there any historical sites close to Island House Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Mackinac (0.2 miles), Fort Holmes (0.5 miles), and Biddle House (0.3 miles).
Does Island House Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.