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“Welcoming, comfortable, laid-back atmosphere in a lovely old building”
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Haan's 1830 Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 13, 2012

We spent two nights here recently and very much enjoyed our stay. Our party had multiple rooms that included some in the older part of the inn, and some in the newer addition off the back. The rooms in the older part of the hotel were smaller and perhaps a bit cramped, but nice. The rooms (suites) in the newer addition were very spacious. The only negative on the suites is that there is little soundproofing between floors. On the first floor you can hear almost every step taken in the room above, so either get the upstairs suite or hope your neighbors tread lightly!

The location, right next to St. Anne's, was just about perfect for us: away from the hustle and bustle of the main drag, but only about a ten minute walk from downtown. If your luggage is light you can easily walk from any of the ferry docks, but consider a cab if your bags are heavy. The front porches on the inn are great for sitting between excursions. Just put your feet up and watch the world go by.

The innkeeprs were very hospitable and helpful. Made us feel right at home. Arranged a carriage tour for us, made recommendations on other activities.

Breakfasts were light, continental fare (cereals, coffee cake, muffins, fruit, hard boiled eggs, bagels, yogurt). We shared the big breakfast table with the other guests and had some wonderful conversations.

One (slight) negative is that the Inn runs on a cash/check basis only; no credit cards. With profit margins being what they are, I can't blame them wanting to avoid credit card fees. Just be prepared and bring a check.

Also, be aware that the inn is definately bed-and-breakfast style, not hotel-style. Don't expect TV, concierge, etc. Expect a welcoming, comfortable, laid-back atmosphere in a lovely old building.

Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Near downstairs front porch or upper level suite in back.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank maa-maa
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We were looking for a time of rest and calm and we found that at the Haan 1830. We were away from the very busy part of Main st. and took a little nap on the porch each day. Loved the quiet for a change of our busy life. Enjoyed visiting with other vacationer's at breakfast. The Inn Keeper's were so friendly and told us points on the Island to walk to. I would stay at the Hann 1830 again. It was good to step back in time for a couple of day's.

Room Tip: Our room on the second floor was great. we did not need the a/c.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Skip and Rita R
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

The Haan family members are wonderful Inn keepers. Their hospitality is relaxed, friendly and casual. We arrived early and were welcomed to the living room where we could leave our bags, grab a fresh, home made muffin, coffee, and head out for the afternoon. There is no public bathroom in the house, but the Catholic church next door had a clean public bathroom where we could quickly change. We felt that staying away from Main St was a big advantage. We did walk our bags, but being Chicagoans, a couple blocks with a bag wasn't a big deal. For the return I paid $10 to get a cab ride to the ferry (Star line). Total worth it for the fun experience anyway.

The Jamaican worship service next door went until midnight, but somehow it fit the island's peaceful charm. The bed was super comfy. I don't remember the last time I slept so soundly. My alarm was the clippety clop of a horse drawn carriage going by and the sound of a lake breeze. I loved the claw footed bathtub/shower and the roomy bathroom. We stayed in the Pere Marquette and Rev William Ferry. These rooms are not for guests looking for total privacy since they are right over the front entry of the house and the bathroom is right at the top of the stairs by the front door. With 3 comfy beds it was perfect for us. Their antique decor all adds to the Mackinac Island feeling of staying a vacation in a movie set. We LOVED it!

Not a 5 star hotel, but most definitely a 5 star experience!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank rosielovestravel
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

The Inn was very nice, the rooms were well decorated and clean. I was told that it was near the ferry dock, but make sure you take the Arnold Ferry, we took the Shepler's ferry, and it was too far to walk with our luggage and we had to take a horse taxi ($18).

There is no tv, which was a big problem for my sports obsessed family. We probably would not have stayed there, if we had known that ahead of time. But if you like relaxing and reading and don't care about the NBA playoffs, then it is a lovely place. It is located on the far end of the main street, so it is quiet at night.

Also note that some rooms require having to go up a lot of stairs, which can be tricky if you are elderly or not a fan of stairs.

Breakfast was basic, just coffee cake, muffins, hard boiled eggs, plain bagels, canned tropical fruit cocktail and some boxes of cereal and milk.

Room Tip: There is one room that has a kitchen, which is terrific for cooking a lunch or dinner and saving mon...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank Jennie30
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Most everything has been said by other reviewers. We very much enjoyed our stay. The Inn is well located and very nice. The managers were very friendly and breakfast was good both mornings. No tvs or radios-- so maybe bring a speaker for your ipod if you don't like silence. Also, our room had only a shower-- and it was really very small. Not much to be done about it though as this is an old house and you have to make things work. You'll survive! I would certainly recommend to friends.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with more than just the stand up shower. (I believe that ours was the only room w...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank DCTerry
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

My husband and I visited for our Honeymoon. The Haans was perfect! The Inn was a delightful stroll away from the busy part of the town. It was located right next to a historic church, and in a quieter section of town. Everything was easy to get to from where we were staying. The Inn keepers were very knowledgeable and friendly about everything on the island. They went out of their way to make us comfortable. Our room was beautiful, and affordable. Lovely stay.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed December 7, 2011

My husband and I spent 4 nights at the Inn. The breakfast every morning was amazing, and the owners are really friendly. I would recomend this place to all of my friends and family! I cannot wait to go back for our one year anniversary! Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful experience!!!

Room Tip: John Jacob Astor room was really nice.
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank MPetty_11
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Additional Information about Haan's 1830 Inn

Address: 6806 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinac Island
Price Range: $99 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Haan's 1830 Inn is your Mackinac Island bed and breakfast home. The stately Greek Revival house--built on the foundations of an American Revolution era trader cabin--served as the private residence of Colonel Preston, a Fort Mackinac officer and first mayor of the island. The Inn has been completely restored and now operates as a Mackinac Island B&B to share the grace of history, the warmth of family, and the wonders of Mackinac Island weather. The guestrooms are freshly decorated and furnished with period antiques and quality mattresses. Your host, Nick Haan, invites you to be at home, relax on the wicker-furnished porches, and listen to the cadence of horses as carriage tours pass by on Huron Street. ... more   less 
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