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“An anniversary dream vacation”
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Grand Hotel
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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“An anniversary dream vacation”
Reviewed January 4, 2005

A lover of Mackinac Island since childhood, my husband and I stay on the island each summer for a long weekend. We considerate it "our place". For our first anniversary, October of 2004, we stayed at the Grand Hotel for the "Somewhere In Time" weekend. Our room was most wonderful - overlooking the beautiful front porch with a view of the lake. The food was incredible - so much food and in such a gorgeous setting. The dining room was elegant; the service impeccable.
The parlour with High Tea was a throwback to an elegant, lovely time. We could not have been happier. Perfect for those who appreciate the history, elegance and sophistication of a truly grand place. I recommend you tour all floors of the hotel for the art and history. Venture to the top of the cupola for an outstanding view. Upper Michigan is truly a gorgeous place and we often don't appreciate that fact - in this setting you will. I can't wait to return to the Grand Hotel!!

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Reviewed November 21, 2004

When visiting the Grand Hotel, keep in mind that the setting is mid to late 1800s. Although the Grand has concented to putting phones and TVs in the room, the real pleasure is the ambience service and the dining. If you care involve yourself into the customs of the Grand, it is always fun to request your favorite waiter when dining. The wait staff actually takes pleasure in assisting you personally. Drinks on the veranda is always nice before dinner and watch the sun go down from the bar on the roof. I have a personal tradition of getting up early and taking a cup of coffee in the Audoboun Bar or sitting on the huge porch with a pair of binoculars, watching the ships pass in the straights.

I would recommend the Grand to any couple interested in ROMANCE as this is one THE most romantic places on the planet.

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Reviewed November 15, 2004

Our stays at the Grand Hotel have been just that - Grand. For the past four years, with plans for a fifth, we have consistenly found the staff to be courteous and helpful. We treasure the privilege of staying at an historically significant resort and appreciate the idiosyncracies that make a building original in 1887 function in 2004. We love exploring the unique landscape of the island. Meals at the Grand are gourmet and each dining experience is complete with exceptional food, gracious service and old world decorum.

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Reviewed October 31, 2004

What a marvelous, respectful place to seek out peace in this world. If those who have visited there and did not appreciate a small tv, then I suggest you visit a sports bar in an otherwise designation. Not only was respect, thoughtfulness, and consideration exhibited from the staff, but returned by many, including myself to the staff. What a peaceful, beautiful, respite to delegate one's self. I felt taken care of in every catagory needed. Thankyou for the birthing of what I had always had faith in that existed. You are what you state, and more!

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Property: Grand Hotel
Address: 286 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 286, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to America’s Summer Place. Every year since 1887, Grand Hotel has welcomed guests and families to Mackinac Island, where cars are not allowed and bikes and horse drawn carriages are the favored modes of transportation. As Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels and Conde Nast Traveler's Top 5 Midwest Resorts in 2012, Grand Hotel offers outstanding accommodations where no two guest rooms are alike. Enjoy spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac in a rocking chair on the world’s largest porch,complimentary children's programs, The Jewel golf course, swimming, tennis, lawn games, gardens, bicycling, carriage tours, shopping, Sadie's Ice Cream Parlor, and an experience you will never forget. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Mackinaw Island Michigan
Grand Hotel Mackinac Island Michigan
Grand Hotel Island Mackinaw
Grand Mackinac Island

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