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We love Mackinaw Island, and after several years of trying different hotels, we have found the Windermere to be our favorite, having stayed there, now, on three different occasions. It's quaint, clean and "homey." The staff and other guests feel like a family. It has...More
If you're looking for a modern Hilton, this is not it. It is a beautiful Victorian hotel in a perfect location on one edge of Main Street. Great view of the lake from the front porch. Clean and people are friendly. My only complaint would...More
Beautiful old hotel on the edge of town. Wonderful porch to watch ferries and ore carriers travel past. Neat older rooms with large windows. Rooms not large but of adequate size. Three floors, no elevator, and several steps up into the hotel. Not expensive for...More
let me start by saying that this hotel is in an AMAZING location-it's across the street from the water, adjacent to the ferry line(s), and, essentially, in the downtown area. the hotel, itself is quite quaint. it is definitely older, but that is what gives...More
Great location. Saw a beautiful sunset and sunrise very close to the porch. Hospitable owner willing to share her life long knowledge of the Island. Our family room was very full with 3 beds and even had a partial view.
We stored our bags in...More
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The ferry trip time depends on which line you take. I usually take the Starline, and it is about a 10-15 minute ride. I am prone to seasickness but do just fine on the ferry, maybe because it is moving quickly. Sometimes... More
The ferry trip time depends on which line you take. I usually take the Starline, and it is about a 10-15 minute ride. I am prone to seasickness but do just fine on the ferry, maybe because it is moving quickly. Sometimes sitting on the top deck (as long as it isn't too rainy or cold) can help. I have been on many crowded ferried but have never seen anyone get ill.