Glenn, the hotel porter, met us promptly at the Starline dock. Use the Starline if you can, it's practicly accross the street from the Windermere. Glenn was very charming, and loved to play with our two kids. Be sure to give him a nice tip for carrying your bags. He places everything in the room for you, even if you check in early and the room isn't quite ready. Check in was smooth and efficient with Virginia, an absolute lovely woman. Our room had two beds, a queen and a twin, and was spottless, with a partial view of the water. The continental breakfast was served from 7am-10am, and consisted of tasty doughnut holes and muffins, as well as danish. Orange juice and wonderful coffee were also served. If you need coffee earlier like me, go down mainstreet to Marc's Double Oven, he was open at 530am, maybe even earlier...not much opens before 7am, even Starbucks. This hotel has a beautiful lobby, and wonderful front porch which many of the guests enjoy in the morning and evening. Some previous comments stated that the owner Ms. Doud wasn't very friendly, but I disagree. Sure, she may not be a bubbly 20 year old working the counter of a Holiday Inn, but she was very professional, and more than willing to help in anyway. I felt she fit right in with the elegance and charm of the Windermere.
- Also Known As:
- Windermere Hotel Mackinac Island