We stayed here over Labor Day weekend and booked a traditional 4th floor room, which required an elevator ride up to the third floor and a a flight of stairs up to the forth, which was not a problem for us. In fact, we felt like we must have stayed at the cutest room in the hotel, very cosy with the flowery decor and the additional tiny round turret room where we would sit and eat fudge while looking out over the water. Very romantic....in fact, perhaps a little TOO romantic - we are expecting our first baby at the end of May (now THAT's a souvenir!!!) :)
The decor out in the halls felt just a little worn, but to us this just added to the charm; this is, after all, a historical old hotel. It was very pleasant dining down in the 1852 Grill room for breakfast and for the one dinner we had included in our package. Food was nice and the staff were extremely curteous. During one warm evening the staff served us food and drinks out on the porch, which was one of our favourite places to be, sitting out on the rocking chairs looking over the water and sipping wine. So relaxing.
Walking around the island we checked out some of the other hotels and felt very pleased that we had chosen the Island House. The old world charm gives the perfect experience of Mackinac Island and is just a little more out of the way from the bustle of Main Street, while still being very accessible, a perfect location.
Can't wait to visit again (next time with our Island House baby!!!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island House Hotels offers modern conveniences within a historic setting. This family owned property is Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, a registered Historic Hotel of America and an official State of Michigan landmark. Guests return time & again for our stunning waterfront views, historic charm & the ideal location. Whether relaxing on the porch or enjoying drinks with friends in the garden, Island House Hotel delivers the complete Island experience. All guestrooms have air-conditioning, private bathrooms & cable television. Hotel amenities include: indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, dry sauna, evening bonfire, gift shop, concierge service, onsite bike rentals, as well as two restaurants, 1852 Grill Room & Ice House BBQ. Discover the charm of a Mackinac Island stay at the Island House Hotel - where fine service, warm hospitality and memorable vacations have been a Mackinac Island tradition...since 1852. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Island Hotel Mackinac