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“Old-fashioned ambience at a great price” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boardwalk Inn
Ranked #3 of 9 Saint Ignace B&B and Inns
SW Michigan
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“Old-fashioned ambience at a great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2007

We just spent two nights at the Boardwalk Inn in St. Ignace, MI. I believe it is the oldest still operating inn in St. Ignace. It dates back to the 1920s, and is decorated appropriately. It was wonderful! The lobby was quaint and comfotrable. There were beautiful antiques scattered throughout the house. Our party took up three rooms. My sister will write her own review, I'm sure, of The St. Anthony Suite which was a two-room suite. The other two rooms we used were The Heartland Room and The Homestead Room. Each room has its own window air conditioner, although we certainly didn't need it. The period decorating was very charming. I never met Jim but Kayla was certainly very nice and helpful. I would love to go back and stay longer there. It is within walking distance to the boat docks to catch a ferry to Mackinac Island, and right on the main road for walking and souvenier shopping. Kayla gave us recommendations for restaurants, and I loved having the wi-fi hookup for my laptop. I just can't recommend it high enough. For anyone who likes old-fashioned, laid-back atmosphere, this is for them.

  • Liked — The decor.
  • Disliked — The Pepsi machine was broken. That was the only negative I found.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2005

My husband and I love the Boardwalk Inn. We first stayed here several years ago when it was under different ownership, and have returned three times under the current ownership - Jim and Kayla.

It is a lovely alternative to the cookie-cutter chain motels in the Mackinac area, with an excellent value for your money and none of the attitude you might find at some of the other area hotels.

The rooms are individually decorated and spacious, the hosts as friendly as you could ask for, the resident dog - T-bone - is a sweetie, and the continental breakfasts get your day started right.

Their prices are excellent, both in- and off- season, and it is the only place we stay when we're in the Straits area.

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Property: Boardwalk Inn
Address: 316 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1425
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Ignace
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Number of rooms: 12
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