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Murray Hotel
Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Just across the street from the ferry and an easy walk to all the shops, we couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay. It had the modern convenieces with the quaint feeling you'd expect for Mackinaw Island. The food and the staff were enjoyable. Be sure to get some of their fudge....it was the best.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is a historical hotel right in downtown, Mackinac Island. We stayed for three nights in the deluxe King room and it was spacious and tastefully decorated. The hotel staff was friendly,outgoing, and very helpful. They are willing to cater to your every need. Our only issue was that WiFi was available in the lobby only but since we weren't there on business, it was no big deal. Would recommend the King room again. I know I wouldn't be comfortable in one of the smaller rooms so would not stay again if that was all that was available.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

My boyfriend and I originally wanted to stay at Main Street Inn, but it was booked up for the weekend so when we decided here I was a little worried. The staff was very friendly and I found it cool that they were from around the world. The room we stayed in was a queen bed with a standard view. The view as to be expected was nothing special as it was of the building next door, but when you're on a budget and a view isn't the biggest of your worries who cares? The room itself was a little on the small side, but we didn't spend much time in there anyway, and it had a big enough and comfortable enough bed for us to sleep in comfortably so we didn't really care on the size of the room. The room was very clean and there were cookies for us every night. The fudge was delicious, but skip the breakfast buffet. It was decent but at an extra 6 bucks per person I don't feel it was worth it, food was luke warm, not hot as I would like, but I feel that's to be expected with a buffet. All in all I was very happy with the hotel and the price we paid compared to other places on the island.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

For perspective, life is about expectations - so background for the new traveller, the Island is a historical site; ALL buildings were built in the 1800's if not before. Heavy British influence given it was a British fort for many years. so with that in mind, know that you are staying in historical properties. There are NO chain hotels ( Best Westerns, Hiltons, etc.).

The Murry meets expectations, it is family owned, the staff is friendly and helpful. A porter will meet your ferry, I recommend the Arnold line since it is dircectly across the street. Upon arrival, we were promptly assigned a room in advance of the customary 3 pm checkin.

Room was clean, albeit showing signs of the age of hotel, maintenance is good. Our room was one of the "front", street side--- try to avoid if able since late night (post midnight) over- served employees of other establishments carry on. Remember the summer staff on the Island are college students, so they are night owl's. Not a hotel defect, just avoid a street exposure. Obviously there is no "traffic".

For a family or voracious teenagers, the breakfast buffet is a bargain, for 2 people I suggest venturing out. However the property is not really geared toward entaining children (IE the pool is not something for the kids).

Rooms are all English influence, IE on the smaller size, but that is a reflection of the history of the island. For the price/value, this a good property worthy of your consideration.

BTW, I'm writing this review on the Murray's front porch, using the free avail WI-FI, they will give
you the code at check-in. ( avail in the lobby area and whatever leaks into the pool/patio area).

So as long as you keep your expectations consistent with Island, and historical properties, you will be completely satisfied.

Room Tip: Front rooms are on the street
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

This hotel is an OK place to stay on the island. The hotel is clean, but could use some major remodeling. The rooms are fairly small and the breakfast was not that great. On the plus side, the staff was very friendly and it is a great location.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cate F
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Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here in August for two nights and were happy with the stay. We chose a patio view room which was small and we were told that upon booking. No secrets were kept on the size so we knew what we were getting into. The only problem we had with the room was the darkness due to the window view. We had a corner room with a window looking directly into the corner. Not a big deal as we spent the $ for a cheaper room and didn't expect a view. Room was clean and we did receive cookies each night. They also have the days doughnuts for the taking sitting on the reception counter ( no free fudge though:( ). We did not try any meals there at the dining facilities although it appeared good.

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

This was my 2nd stay at the Murray. The hotel is very clean and manager was very friendly and accommodating. The spa pool was great in the evening. The location is great. I wouldn't recommend the breakfast, but it was certainly cheap enough. They are one of the few places that don't require a 2 night stay, and they have air conditioning.

Room Tip: The queen rooms are very small. The main street is noisy on weekend nights, so staying in the front...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Jamie W
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Address: 7260 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range: $165 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Murray Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 69
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