We've stayed at the Inn on Mackinac many times. We like the location--close enough to town to walk but a little off the main drag. This stay was our least satisfying. It began when I attempted to book the stay through their website. I received no answer after 2 attempts and a direct email. Finally when I called and asked, I was told they didn't check their email every day. Not good business practice--don't offer it if you're not going to check it. Our room was large with a king bed and nice linens--but MINIMAL storage space--no night stand, the clock was on the only small round table across the room; a few hangers on a rod but no closet; and the bed was so close to the wall that I had to crawl out the other side. Two of the horizontal blind slats were missing, so we put a piece of tissue up for privacy. The bathroom had not been updated and only had a very small shower. Yes the evening cookies were great, but the breakfast pizza????? I've never heard of such a thing! Nor did it look at all appetizing. I must admit I didn't try it. The bagels were stale and were left over from at least the day before if not longer than that. Only oat bread was offered as an alternative to the bagels. No microwave--an antiquated "toaster" which just heated up the bagel somewhat. There were some hard boiled eggs, but I was afraid to try them knowing the bagels had been carried over from previous days. To top it off, as we were waiting to check out, we heard the person ahead of us say he'd received a cheaper "walk-in" rate. We may try this hotel again but we'll go for the "walk-in" rate and just not count on breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The year was 1867, an era of horse-drawn carriages and ladies in bustles. Blacksmiths were crafting horse shoes in glowing forges. During this height of Victorian culture, the Inn on Mackinac was built. Known then as Chateau Beaumont in memory of the famous Army surgeon at Fort Mackinac, the Inn on Mackinac has retained its quaint, old fashioned charm. The Inn’s facilities have been updated to meet the needs of the modern traveler while preserving its colorful history. Today, completely remodeled and redecorated, this beautiful Victorian Inn opens its doors, where the very special charm of our family-run Inn awaits you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn On Mackinac Hotel Mackinac Island
- Hotel On Mackinac Island
- Mackinac Bed Breakfast Island