I had stayed at the Chippewa the year before (September 2002) and was not impressed with the hotel. The staff was not very friendly, our room was hot and the food in the restaurant was under par! We vowed never to return. However, I came up with some girlfriends for a weekend retreat (August 2004) and the only room we could find was at the Chippewa. Wow!
What a change! Our room was beautiful and spacious. The staff, although still busy as ever, had undergone a drastic attitude adjustment. The supervisor at the front desk was an outstanding young lady who kept herself and her staff smiling and pleasant both days we were there. She knew our names and even pulled for us to get better seats in a restaurant we saw her in later that evening (I work in the tourism industry and that's impressive.) I learned from a handsome and charming bartender in the Pink Pony that the hotel had come under new management since the previous summer and if that's the case then KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!I was made a liar to my friends with my prior opinion of the Chippewa Hotel on Mackinac Island. I am glad I gave it a second chance!!! See you next summer!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our turn of the century hotel, built in 1902, has all of its original victorian charm combined with all the modern amenities that resort travelers expect. With our prime downtown, waterfront location, the Chippewa Hotel is definitely the place to stay. All water-view rooms are large suites with spacious balconies. All suites have been recently updated and feature separate living rooms, two flatscreen televisions, King or Queen pillowtop beds, and wetbar. The waterfront patio features a 25-person jacuzzi hot tub. We are home to the famous Pink Pony which has four different dining and drinking experiences. Our sister hotel, the Lilac Tree Suites & Spa features the Lilac Tree Spa for your relaxing enjoyment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chippewa Hotel Mackinac Island