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Inn on Mackinac
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario
1 review
“Charming”
Reviewed September 23, 2009

The Inn of Mackinac iis impeccably clean. The Manager and staff go out of their way to make sure that your stay is a memorable one. It's like visiting a relatives home and not having to do the work. There is cheese and crackers, lemonade, tea, hot chocolate, and coffee at your disposal. We love the front veranda, their are tables so if you want to play cards or a scrabble game you have the room, or just people watch. Every day they go around to the rooms and leave you a couple of fresh cookies on the night table when you return to your room. Their breakfast is in my opinion exceptional. I am a health person and they have FRESH cooked pot of oatmeal with a jar of raisins and peacans to sprinkle on top. Yoburt, bagels, hash browns, eggs, sausage, cold cereal, different fresh juices, fresh fruit and breakfast runs from eight to ten every morning.. We have been coming here for over twenty years and it's in my opinion, the best place to stay on the Island.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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Ripon, Wisconsin
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

We have been coming to Mackinac in September for 18 years. We've stayed at a few other places and always come back to the Inn on Mackinac. For a dozen years, we've taken three other couples with us and staying four nights -- and all of us love the Inn. --------- We always request Rm 409, which has its own balcony on the side of the building, and we almost always get it. We love the ambience, the service, and the view of the street and marina from the big front porch. Breakfast was good--scrambled eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, cereal, oatmeal, bagels, English muffins, juices, and coffee--and much improved this year after the hotel's unfortunate experiment with "breakfast pizza" last year. The staff has always been friendly and helpful with reservations, taxis, shuttles, and the like. The fresh chocolate cookies in the room are very tasty. Rooms and furnishings are not new but they are clean and tidy. We spend most of our time at the hotel on the front porch watching the horse, bicycle, and foot traffic (no motor vehicles allowed on the island). The second-floor parlor/library overlooks the front porch and offers a refuge on cooler or wetter days. ------------ We have stayed downtown a few times and found it noisy--the Inn is a 5 minute walk from the business district and much quieter. ------- This is not a 4-star hotel, but if you're looking for 19th-Century charm, friendly staff, clean rooms, a great location, and excellent value, the Inn on Mackinac is a wonderful place to stay. And it's hard to beat waking up next to your sweetie to the sound of horses clip-clopping by on the street.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Sakrison
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Indiana
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Reviewed September 7, 2009

We loved the Inn. The rooms were clean, the bathroom was spacious and spotless. All in all we were pleasantly surprised and the price was fantastic. We will definitely plan a return trip and stay at the Inn. It was fun to just sit on huge porch on the second floor with our morning coffee and watch the island wake up. Our friends loved the third floor spa pool which we will have to try on our next visit. The breakfast was delicious too and the muffins they gave us when we checked out was an added surprise.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank IndianaMay
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Northwest Ohio
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2 reviews
Reviewed September 3, 2009

Lets just say my wife is hard to please at times.
And I am all about location and value.
We where both happy.
The rooms where perfectly clean and amazingly my wife was completely happy with that.
The Inn is a historic building that is very well maintained on the main drag. Its just a 5 minute walk for the heart of all the action and the ferry docks.
Every person I dealt with at the hotel was smiling and helpful. What ever we asked for was taken care of with a smile. They provide baggage handling all the way to the ferry landing point.
This Victorian style building was impressive and full of interesting detail. Its large enough to have a full staff, but you can get around easily. You can find everything you need without wasting a lot of time. And the people at the front desk will remember you.
All I can say is you will be happy with your stay at the Inn. I know my wife will be happy to return.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Thank KayakerForrester
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Vassar, Michigan
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5 reviews
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Reviewed August 24, 2009

Inn provided excellent service. Helped in getting your luggage to and from the docks with great porters, so no worries on how you'll get it there and back! A room to store your luggage b/f and after checkout in case you are early or want to stay longer after checkout. Free cheese/crackers/lemonade most of the afternoon every day. Fresh chocolate chip cookies for each person in the room every evening. Breakfast was eggs, potatoes, toast, bagels, EXCELLENT oatmeal w/ fixin's, sausages, juices, variety of tea etc. Located in the Inn is also a fudge shop, pizza, and espresso cafe. Lots of seating. The spa could have been a LITTLE hotter but we were there when it was VERY cold out, so that could have been it. Nicole was the girl who checked us in and I've seen others mention her. She is wonderful and I liked her a ton. You aren't very far from town, not a great place to park bikes if you bring them like we did and be sure to bring LOCKS...the cops were looking over our bikes for stolen ones when we coming back the one day. They had a LONG list! The balcony is amazing and passersby point at it as you enjoy your view and relax. I liked reading there in the a.m. b/f the hustle really kicked in. I would definitely stay here again...clean, friendly, ran a great August 2 Queen bed special, saved us $ on B-fast cuz there's was so good, and we had an overall great first experience actually STAYING on the island! Kudos to the Inn!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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1 Thank Asombrosa
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Vicksburg, Michigan
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Reviewed July 16, 2009

Charming, beautiful, convenient location, clean, neat, historic, newly remodeled! Staff friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming, helpful and kind. The rooms have air conditioning and there is a lovely, clean, inviting spa area (both rare things on Machinac Island). Attention to detail was not missed. Free Coffee, tea and hot cocoa were always available. After our afternoon bike ride, we found free cheese, crackers and lemonade awaiting us in the lobby. Warm, melty, huge (and my favorite descriptor, FREE) chocolate chip cookies were delivered to our room in the early evening for our bedtime snack. (They didn't make it to bedtime!) Scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns and fresh perfectly homemade oatmeal (on real china dishes not paper plates!) were ready for our breakfast. How do they do this for the price?! We visit Machinac Island every summer and this is by far the best place we've ever stayed in. It's really the nicest we've stayed at anywhere in the US period.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Toledo, OH
1 review
Reviewed July 14, 2009

The Inn on Mackinac was great! It's only a quarter mile away from downtown and they provide porters to take your luggage from the ferry to your hotel. The rooms were clean, breakfast was good, and the staff was super friendly and helpful. There is a heated spa pool which felt great on the legs after a day of biking and walking! I highly recommend this hotel to anyone, but especially for college students like me who are on a budget!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Inn on Mackinac
Address: 6896 Main Street, PO Box 1716, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 44
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 
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