My wife, five-year old son and I spent a very pleasant night at Haan’s in the Colonel William Preston Suite on August 25, 2008. Bud and Judy took good care of us, welcoming us to the Inn and holding our bags while our room was made ready so we could go and explore the island.
The Inn is located just a few blocks from the main strip, a short five-minute walk. We found it to be very conveniently located; close enough so you could enjoy town and far enough that you didn’t get all the crowds.
The suite was nice, with plenty of room to spread out and a full kitchen included. It’s up a flight of stairs, so if you have mobility issues, you might consider staying in a different room. They put a roll-away bed in the room for our son and he was pleased with that.
We would have been pleased to stay in that room for a few days as it had many of the conveniences of home. As I mentioned, the kitchen was nice and had a sink, dishware and silverware, a refrigerator/freezer, microwave and a kitchen table for four. One of the little windows in the kitchen looked out on Main Street, so you could watch people go by.
The bathroom had a tub/shower combo and was well lit. Water pressure was fine and there was plenty of hot water.
The sleeping area was separated from the kitchen and bathroom area by the stair well. It was quiet and comfortable after a long day exploring the island.
The grounds around the Inn are well kept and there are nice places to sit and enjoy the sunshine or just watch the world go by. A bike rack is included so you don’t need to worry about parking any rented bikes.
Breakfast was nice, with coffee, juice, fruit cocktail, bagels, cereals, muffins and coffee cake. The best part of breakfast was sitting down at the long table and chatting with the other guests as well as Bud and Judy.
We will definitely stay at Haan’s again in the future. It offers a very good value for Mackinac Island, where many things tend to be on the pricey side.
- 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