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“TRAVELZOO” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Island House Hotel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“TRAVELZOO”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Iif you book with travel zoo be prepared to pay $75.00 per night for upgrade unless you don't mind sleeping in a closet.Spent first 2 hours at the hotel waiting for my baggage that got lost.Don't order french onion soup in the dining room for $8.00 it is just onion soup with no melted cheese on top.Village Inn is best place to eat for both price and quality of food.

Room Tip: no microwaves and couln't get on wireless in rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

First time at the Island House, but would return in the future. Everything was anticipated as far as service and views from our room on the bay. Everytning was excellent. Only tip, might have a iPhone docking station or recharging cords for client use for "absent minded" guests. Left ours in the car on the mainland. Great hotel! Larry & Linda Mayfield

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

we traveled by ferry to see the beautiful Mackinac Island on a Thursday afternoon in September. Few people aboard and beautiful weather made this seem like a private ride...so Weekdays after the holiday is the perfect time to visit..we arrived and had our luggage sent to the Island hotel by bike courrier...walking around downtown area is quaint and clean and lovely to smell fudge!!! . It is a very small town and easy to get to and from hotel. Stayed at the Island house hotel and it was lovely...just like the pictures we viewed on the website..again we were lucky...few people during the week stay..we got the beautiful room on the end of hotel with a fantastic view of water...had the breakfast buffet included with room and it was fantastic..dinner there was great. Sitting outside in the evening or playing cards by the fireplace in lobby made our stay fun! great staff...I would reccommend this hotel to anyone!

Room Tip: upper floor corner rooms have great views
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fairport, New York
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

This was our second trip to Mackinac and our second time staying at Island House. The location is wonderful because it is close to town, but away from the noise when the town is crowded.

Initially, I was disappointed when we made our reservations to discover that the only rooms available were the suites located behind the main hotel. We stayed in Suite C and could not have been happier! The location was quiet; the rooms were clean, comfortable and beautiful. The wrap around deck gave us the perfect spot to relax with coffee in the morning or drinks before dinner.

The restaurant at the hotel was also outstanding. The breakfast buffet included in the room rate is expansive and very good. We dined at the hotel one evening and were not disappointed with the entrees or atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Island House and would recommend it to everyone that might be visiting the Island. The breakfast buffet that was included in our package was outstanding, the view from the veranda was breathtaking, and anything that we needed or asked for was taken care of with a smile. It was our first time staying on the Island (but not our first trip there) and even though it rained the first day and night, the sun came out the second day and we had a great time. Many thanks to the staff there!

Room Tip: The rooms on the back of the hotel facing the pool house and Ice House were small, but very adequate...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank P K
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Howell, Michigan
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

The Island House made our first visit to Mackinac Island perfect despite the rainy weather! The room was huge and overlooked the water and lovely landscaped front lawn. We enjoyed the s'mores the first night there. The restaurant (and staff!) is top-notch. The included- in- our- package breakfast buffet would have been worth paying for it was so good! We loved our dinner there at the Grill ...BEST one we had on the island. We would definitely make a return trip to island house.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Island House Hotel
Address: 6966 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-1410
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Island House Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1852, guests at the historic Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan have enjoyed the escape to a simpler time. Disembarking on the island is truly like stepping back in time. Motor traffic is prohibited on the island, making walking, biking, and horse-drawn carriages the preferred modes of transportation. This family owned National Historic Landmark offers modern conveniences within a historic setting. Open from May through October, there are several packages available to help you plan your perfect island getaway. The island has a long and storied history, beginning with the Native Americans who populated the Straits region, followed by French fur trading. Abundant natural resources made Mackinac Island an important post in the lucrative fur trade and a hub of fishing activity. In the 19th century, tourism became the island’s main industry and today, new generations discover the charms of this quaint resort community. The Island House Hotel has the distinction of being the only hotel located within the boundaries of the pristine Mackinac Island State Park. We look forward to welcoming you to the breathtaking beauty of Mackinac Island, one of Michigan's most photographed and talked about travel destinations. Located between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas, the Island offers you unforgettable natural and historical treasures surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the Great Lakes. With an eight-mile circumference, Mackinac Island offers an abundance of attractions for adventurers of all ages. Parasailing, historic tours, hiking trails, narrated carriage tours, horseback riding, drive yourself horse & buggies, shopping, dining and watching world famous Mackinac Island fudge being made. Hotel amenities include: indoor heated swimming pool, air conditioning, evening bonfire for roasting smores, concierge service, onsite bike rentals, as well as excellent in-house fine & family dining at 1852 Grill Room or Ice House Bar & Grill. Today, with our beautifully renovated guest rooms and breathtaking views of the marina and Mackinac harbor, the Island House offers you a timeless escape from everything that's ordinary. From our veranda, discover for yourself why this extraordinary island has beckoned visitors world-wide for over three centuries. In addition to stunning waterfront views, guests choose the Island House Hotel for its convenient location. Far enough from the downtown hustle to enjoy the sounds of horseshoes on the pavement and gentle breezes off the water yet just a short walk to the Mackinac Island’s most popular attractions and shopping. Whether relaxing on the porch or enjoying drinks with friends in the garden, the Island House Hotel delivers the complete Island experience. ... more   less 
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