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“Some Good and Some Bad” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Inn at Stonecliffe

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The Inn at Stonecliffe
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
Texas
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105 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Some Good and Some Bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed at the Inn in August, 2013 on our first trip to Mackinac Island. First, the good. The view from the back of the Inn is beautiful with a great view of the Mackinaw Bridge. Our room was large and spacious with a comfortable bed.. Now, the bad. The Inn is not close to town and the ride on the horse drawn carriage takes 40 minutes. Even though you go to the Inn on the Inn's wagon, you still have to pay every time you go to or from town. Since it took so long to get to the Inn, we decided to forego the 40 minute ride back to town for our dinner reservations (and a 40 minute return) and instead eat at the hotel. When we walked into the hotel restaurant around 8 pm, we were told the restaurant was closed. A hotel restaurant that closes at 8 PM? We were sent across the lawn to the Woods Restaurant which is owned by the Grand Hotel. (A separate review)

A hot breakfast is included in the price of the room. The breakfast was perfectly fine although nothing special.
The final bad is that upon arrival, we asked that a bellman bring our bags to the room. We went to our room and waited for some time. Finally, i walked back to the front desk and our bags were still sitting there. We collected them and took them to our room ourselves.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Howard City, Michigan
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went to the Inn for our Anniversary. We stayed in the summer house off to the side of the main Inn. We love the room, included a seating area and 2 outside seating areas on decks. The room and Inn was spotless. All the staff were helpfull and very professional. We definitely would stay here again or recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was our first stay here and we could not of had a better experience. We stayed with our 3 children. The views are absolutely breathtaking. The property is next to the state park which has some of the best sunset views on the island. I've stayed at other places on the island but the Inn far exceeded the others. From the time we got there until the day we left, the staff were friendly and always willing to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The property is clean and the rooms are very comfortable. Dinner at the mansion was excellent. Best lobster bisque!

Overall, the Inn at Stonecliffe offers everything and more.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed at Stonecliffe for the very first time and were very impressed by the hotel's architectural beauty and the decor. The service was excellent and our room was lovely. We enjoyed walking through the hotel grounds and the woods. The breakfast was superb! The staff was helpful and kind. The bed we had was not comfortable (thus only 4 stars) and seemed to be old since it was sagging in the middle. There was also no bar of soap for hand washing nor for bathing. There was some shower gel, but it didn't work very well for the hands. The hotel was very clean and it was a charming place to stay.

Room Tip: Take a horse drawn carriage ($6.50 ea) to the hotel. It is too far away and too hilly to walk- espec...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Thank James E
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Great location away from downtown. Friendly and helpful employees. Loved the view from the summer house 2nd floor. The rooms are just gorgeous. Overall great experience and would choose thing over any other hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Frankenmuth, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Stayed one night and the staff, especially Danial Hall,were all very friendly. Great breakfast!!! Clean and quiet. The view was fantastic and the hotel had a pool, which is very rare for the island. The room was clean and quiet. The walk up was beautiful, but if you don't want to walk you can take a really cool horse and carraige ride, really fun for the kids.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Alpena
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

This was our 4th year for a 2 night stay. They seem to get better every year. Really good dining and an excellent breakfast is included with your room each morning. We'll return next year. Great place for couples or stay at their alternate lodgings across the yard for families.

Room Tip: Couples select bridge view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Inn at Stonecliffe
Address: 8593 Cudahy Cir, PO Box 338, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Stonecliffe 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Stonecliffe enjoys a storied place in Mackinac Island history. Built in 1904 as a family summer escape by industrialist Michael Cudahy, Stonecliffe has enchanted guests for nearly half a century. Situated high on the west bluff, Inn at Stonecliffe lodging comprises a classic Tudor-style mansion that offers 16 bed and breakfast style guest rooms, and the more modern Summer House Suites, with 31 richly appointed suites decorated in a classic summer cottage style with a light Victorian influence. Overnight visitors to Mackinac Island often observe that the best time to enjoy the island is in the early morning or late evening when the last ferry has carried the daily visitors back to the mainland. At The Inn at Stonecliffe, you’ll enjoy that feeling every moment of your stay. Anywhere you turn, tranquility and relaxation await, from the breathtaking bluff-top views of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge to the Inn’s lush, rolling lawns.Special Services and / or Features: • Breakfast Included• Air Conditioning• Onsite Dining and Cocktail Lounge• Weddings and Events• Kitchenettes• Bike Rentals • Cable Television• Outdoor Heated Pool• Private Baths• Telephones• Complimentary Wireless Internet• Non Smoking ... more   less 
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