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Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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“Excellent Everything!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

The Staff, the Room, the location! Outstanding Views! Will come here again!!

Rooms are decorated in a beautiful nautical theme with quality Stanley Furniture. Suite offers spacious Living area for relaxing.

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Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

From the room decor, beautiful lobby, to the outdoor patio/hot tub area, our stay was delightful. The bed was comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location right on the water had great views and was convenient to everything.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

With only 2 days to spare, my husband and I made a totally last minute decision to head to Mackinac Island on Labor Day weekend. We were planning to take along our 6 yr. old grandson, so needed some extra wiggle room. Luck was on our side, when I called the Chippewa Hotel to see if they happened to have anything available...and they had just gotten a cancellation! Yeah!

We had eaten at the Pink Pony (hotel restaurant) on our last visit to the island, but didn't know what to expect with the rooms, at such a busy location. Ended up being a lovely room, very clean. Especially love the way they handle the luggage to and from the island on the ferry. Makes things easy, when also bringing along our bikes.

Having Celiac Disease, I would love it it the restaurant offered more Gluten Free food options, especially at breakfast. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to our family and friends, and will stay here again if the opportunity arises.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Haslett, Michigan, USA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed at the Chippewa for 2 nights as some friends were running the annual run around the island. We were on the 4th floor with a great view overlooking the water. Breakfast at the hotel with the gorgeous view of the lake was a relaxing way to start the day. Having a suite, offered enough space to relax and have a quazi cocktail party before we went out for the afternoon. The staff was very accomidating; when we had a problem with the TV they were there to fix it within minutes. They do an excellent job collecting your bags from the boat to your room and back again as well. Never used the hot tub, but would recommend a bloody mary at the outdoor bar.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We loved the location, only ate in the bar for lunch but had a nice meal, went back later for the "best entertainment on the island" (I hope not). We were able to check in early and I love the way they handle the bags on the island, the only time we had to carry them was from the ferry to our car. Room was large and clean with a great end table made from an old sled. Can't think of anything I would complain about.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Holland, Michigan, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed at the Chippewa for 2 nights. We enjoyed out time here. Rooms were clean, beds were okay for a few nights, bathroom was a little cramped, lot of noise in the halls, but management took care of it. We were right by the elevator and people seemed to be loud as they got off the elevator. The rooms (we had two) were a little banged up, but it was the end of Summer weekend, so probably a lot of Summer activity. Enjoyed the Pink Pony Restaurant and Bar. Really had a great time,. Hotel staff was great!!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed in a waterfront suite on the third floor. the sitting room was very nice. the cover was nice when it rained. the balcony was over the hot tub, far enough up we were not disturbed by noise. a great breakfast was included. the waterfront bar was friendly. service at the restaurant was far below what we expected. the sailboats on the bedspreads were dated, but fit the theme of the island. we chose this hotel because the rooms have air conditioning, we were glad we did.

Room Tip: definitely get a waterfront room to enjoy the sunset. the suite is large enough for a family
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Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
Address: 7221-103 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chippewa Hotel Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our turn of the century hotel, built in 1902, has all of it's original victorian charm combined with all the modern amenities that resort travelors have come to expect. With it's prime downtown, waterfront location, the Chip is definitely the place to stay. All waterside rooms are large suites with spacious balconies. All suites have been recently updated and feature separate livingrooms, two flatscreen tvs, king or queen pillowtop beds, and wetbar. The lakeside patio features a 25 person jacuzzi hottub. It is home to the famous Pink Pony which has four different dining and drinking experiences. It's sister hotel, the Lilac Tree Suites & Spa features the Lilac Tree Spa for your relaxing enjoyment. ... more   less 
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