We stayed in the Mackinac Suite on the third floor which worked well for our family of four since the couch is a pull-out. It was nice and private, a good spaced suite and the air conditioning in July was awesome (we were there in July 2011 but TA isn't giving me that month as an option to select from). The breakfast served was always good and the daily sweet treats the owners placed out was a welcome taste after exploring the island.
When my eldest bent his bike tire rim after an accident with an elderly island resident (yes, she was okay but we did get to see the only ambulance on the island!) the owners were very helpful in recommending which bike shop to go to for the repair.
Our only problem was the lack of security. A nice touch would be key fobs that would open the door or allow access to the various rooms and floors. There was some drunk guy that made his way into the Inn during the wee hours of the night one night and he climbed the stairs all the way to our room and was banging on our door thinking he was in the right place. In addition, he'd smeared feces on the wall of the stairwell (which we brought to the owner's attention and they took care of). Paying as much as you do to stay a night that kind of problem could be (and should've been) avoided.
But other than that, we really enjoyed our room, the service, the beds, the food and the sounds of the horses clip-clopping past us down on the street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island is a beautiful inn built with Victorian style and charm. The Cottage Inn was built in 2001 and we are proud to be the most modern B&B on Mackinac Island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cottage Inn Of Mackinac Island Hotel Mackinac Island