My husband and I just returned from Mackinac Island, and had a pleasant stay at the Windermere. When I called to book, I selected a third floor room with a lake view, which was awesome! Our room was small - just enough space for a queen size bed, dresser, chair, and a private bathroom with shower stall - but we did not need much space because most of our time was spent exploring the island and relaxing on the front porch. This was my husband's first visit to the island, and he appreciated the location of the Windermere - it is right on Main Street, however, it is towards the end, so it's less crowded, and there is an empty lot across the street, which allows for a full view of Lake Huron.
At night, we did still hear noise from the street, even with the windows closed, so if this will bother you, I would recommend a room on the side or in the back. Even still, we also heard noise from the people in other guest rooms, so perhaps a little bit of noise should be expected. As with all hotels on Mackinac, this is an older property, but it is very well maintained.
Breakfast was very basic - coffee and orange juice (if you get there before the OJ runs out!) and some assorted packaged muffins and pastries.
Overall, this hotel is a GREAT value! My parents have been staying here almost every summer for quite a few years, and I will certainly consider staying here next time we come back! The hotel seems every bit as charming as some of the higher priced B&Bs - perhaps a bit more basic in decor and breakfast, but for tens or hundreds of dollars less in cost, it is well well worth it.
- Also Known As:
- Windermere Hotel Mackinac Island