Our stay at The Island House was okay. We stayed early this May not long after the hotel opened for the season so I'm sure some bugs needed to be worked out. The room was nice, the view of the lake from our room was beautiful. We were celebrating our anniversary and they had our names on the hotel lobby bulletin announcing it which was very thoughtful. The Friday night Managers Welcome Reception was pretty good with assorted cheeses, fruits and great brushetta, along with your choice of beer, wine, or soft drinks. We had dinner at the 1852 Grill Room, which is the main restaurant at the hotel. Dinner was average, however, their breakfast buffet each morning was fabulous. Service was always good and everyone we encountered was friendly. Our only problem, and it wasn't really a problem, it was more a temporary annoyance. There are many elementary school groups that visit the Island weekends during May and into the first week of June before the tourist season really takes off. We found this out after we had arrived. Our room was right next to the stairway and there must have been 50 or more kids there. In the evening they were up and down the stairs constantly running and yelling. I have children and I know kids will be kids and it's exciting to them to stay at a hotel. But we thought they (hotel) could have tried to control it better, or at least geographically arranged their guests in the hotel a little better. It stopped at about 11 p.m. so we still ended up with a restful night. Had it not stoppd by then we were going to request a move. We stayed for two nights and we only had this problem the first night. Overall we had a lovely time. The Island was beautiful. We cannot wait to return to Mackinac Island.
- 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