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Malta, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, we love Mackinac Island and come back year after year. Of all the hotels we have stayed at on the island, this was our least favorite. Just because something is old and historic, doesn't mean mildew in the shower and peeling wallpaper are acceptable. We rented bikes at 5:15pm for what turned out to be a 2... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Island House for a couple of times now, and just love it. It is such a nice, clean, charming, historic hotel. Both times, we got a room on the top floor with the turret. It overlooks the marina and is just so cute! Although for just two adults, there is no real need for the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I guess if you want to stay on mackinac island, you have to agree to pay a ridiculous price for your room. The outside grounds and dining areas were nice, and the dining room was especially elegant, but the room we stayed in was tiny, on the 4th floor with a sloped low ceiling that I hit my head on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed at several of the historic hotels on Mackinac Island over the years and Island House is by far a favorite. Sure, its old and the rooms are quite quirky but that is what the charm of the island is all about! Staff attentive, grounds beautiful and an awesome view of both the fort and the harbor from... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just because a building is historic does not mean it is good. This property is nice looking on the outside but that is where our good stops. Check in and employees are horrible. Attitude, arrogance and literally no help our entire stay. The rooms and baths are small. We could deal with that but the room was tattered and just... More 

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have come to Mackinac for 30 years and know the Island well. The Island House is in a perfect location - close enough to walk to town, but just far enough to avoid the loudness of Downtown's evenings. General Manager Al Sehoyan is ever eager to make sure your stay is wonderful (the most available hotel manager I have... More 

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alansehoyan, General Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Island House Hotel. I am pleased you choose our hotel for family vacation while visiting Mackinac Island. With it's historic charm and many amenities, the Island House is the perfect vacation destination for those seeking a historic hotel experience. My staff and I will tend to your every need and help to make... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were surprised when we first went to our room. Due to the building having been added on to, we had to maneuver several staircases to get to our room. Reviews said rooms were small, and they were. Fortunately, the room was very clean. The grounds are beautiful, and the location was very convenient to all of the local activities.... More 

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alansehoyan, General Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the historic Island House Hotel. As in most hotels on Mackinac island, some of our gests rooms tend to be a little smaller than a traveler might experience in a new hotel. However, we do have larger deluxe rooms and suites if you require larger accommodations. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was a bit small but we booked last minute. It was sufficient for just the 2 of us. Best Recommendation: Grab a beer from Douds Market and sit on the front porch and watch the world go buy. Also they have Smores every night in the summer starting at 7pm. Nice touch!

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alansehoyan, General Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank for your review of the Island House Hotel, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Our expansive porch is one of the highlights of this beautiful historic hotel, ideal for spending time watching the world go by or reading a good book. More 

Bradenton, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My best friend and I have been coming to Mackinac Island almost every summer for several years. We stay at Island House each time! The location is perfect; on Main Street but away from the crowds and within walking distance to everything. Our favorite part is sitting on the rocking chairs on the large wrap-around porch or laying on the... More 

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alansehoyan, General Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Island House Hotel. It warms our hearts to hear from returning guests. We are truly glad that you have enjoyed all of your experiences with us. Thank you for your many visits and we can not wait for your return. More 

Golden, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been visiting the island for years but had never stayed at Island House until this past week. While some of the staff were professional and friendly, many were not and there were numerous instances where I just shook my head at hour badly we were treated. They lost our luggage ... I asked housekeeping for an extra blanket and... More 

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alansehoyan, General Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for you review of the Island House Hotel, I apologize your stay did not meet your expectations. Firstly, there was no report or record of your luggage being lost. Regarding the blanket issue: I apologize that you had an issue with receiving an additional blanket. Our front desk was not aware of your request, or that you had... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With over 150 years of experience offering exquisite hospitality, the Island House Hotel welcomes visitors and guests to this State of Michigan Historic Landmark. Overlooking the shores of beautiful Lake Huron, the Island House Hotel offers guests comfortable and modern accommodations. Recommended by AAA, Island House is the only hotel on Mackinac Island that is located within the pristine boundaries of the Mackinac Island State Park. All of our rooms have air-conditioning available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island House Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 1410, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-1410
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Price Range: $201 - $473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Island House Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 95
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