We just got back from our second stay at the Chippewa Hotel for 3 nights. It has a great mix of old-world charm and modern amenities. The rooms are always clean and fresh, and the housekeeping staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The luggage transfer is awesome, and the individuals that work this system are very fast and personable.
Although we were directly over the bar on the second floor, the live music wasn't too loud. As a matter of fact, since we were on the second floor, my wife and I decided to enjoy the live music one night as the kids slept in the room (we had a baby monitor just in case).
The hotel is ideally located for families, since it's kitty corner from the big lawn in front of the fort. The kids love to play on the stairs at the statue of Père Jacques Marquette, and the little playground east of the lawn. Also, it's right across the street from the grocery store and Alford's convenience store, so anything you'd need for your stay is right there.
The Pink Pony restaurant beneath the hotel has excellent food and great live music at night. We got the breakfast vouchers for each day we stayed. Their breakfast is excellent. We also got their spa package, which my wife thoroughly enjoyed. The spa is located in their sister hotel, the Lilac Tree Hotel & Spa.
Really, our only complaint was that the bathtub drain didn't work, but we improvised.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Chippewa Hotel Mackinac Island