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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Haan`s 1830 Hotel Mackinac Island