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Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, United States

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Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

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Excellent boutique hotel. Great rooms in excellent location. Great pool.

Every year since 1887, Grand Hotel has welcomed guests to Mackinac Island. Mackinac Island is located between the upper and lower peninsula of Michigan, and the hotel sits on a bluff overlooking Lake Huron. Grand Hotel has always embraced its rich history, but kept up with the times. Today, guests enjoy modern amenities while the hotel's original architecture and charm have been preserved. Contributing to the hotel’s ambiance is the relaxed atmosphere of Mackinac Island, where cars are not allowed and the horse and carriage and bicycle are favored modes of transportation.

The historic nature of Grand Hotel allows for a wide variety of guest room sizes and locations within the hotel. At Grand Hotel, no two of the 390 guest rooms are alike. More than three dozen themed Named Rooms and Suites–from the Lincoln Suite to the Hollywood Suite–make for unique accommodations throughout. Each guest room has been decorated in its own special character and style, complete with amenities including individually controlled AC, mini bar, in-room safe, cable TV, iron, and coffee maker. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and resort grounds.

Throughout the history of Grand Hotel, dining has been one of the highlights of the guest experience, and every meal is truly special, thanks to exceptional food, service, and ambiance. A number of dining options are available, from the formal Main Dining Room—which overlooks the Straits of Mackinac—to the more casual The Gate House, The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand, Cawthorne's Village Inn, and Carleton's Tea Store.

A variety of activities both at Grand Hotel and throughout Mackinac Island await guest of all ages. Golf, tennis, swimming, children's programs, spa, horseback riding, bicycling, island carriage tours, garden tours, Fort Mackinac, and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum are just a few fun things to do on the island. Guests can also enjoy spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac in a rocking chair on the hotel's porch, which is the world's longest.

Please Note: This hotel property may offer both all-inclusive and room-only rates. Please read the rate description information carefully and contact us if you have any questions about what’s included in the room rate.
Hotel Address:
  • Grand Hotel Mackinac Island
  • Mackinac Island
  • Mackinac Island, MI 49757
  • United States

Location Summary
Mackinac Island is located between the upper and lower peninsula of Michigan. Mackinac Island became one of the nation’s favored summer resort destinations during the Victorian era. One of the most noticeable differences on Mackinac Island (which is accessible only by boat and plane) is the absence of automobiles. Visitors and residents travel by foot, bicycle, or horse-drawn carriage.

Directions to Hotel
By Car: Ferries to Mackinac Island can be accessed by driving to Mackinaw City (on Michigan's lower peninsula) or St. Ignace (upper peninsula).

Ferry Service to Mackinac Island: Passage to Mackinac Island is provided by several ferry boat lines. All ferry boat lines provide service from May to November. The boats operate from early morning until early evening, with frequent crossings throughout the day. All ferry boat lines operate from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, Michigan. Luggage transfer is simple and convenient, with assistance provided on both the mainland and on Mackinac Island.

Taxis: It's a short walk from the ferry docks to Grand Hotel. Horse-drawn taxi service is also available for a nominal fee. Taxis greet all ferry boats arriving at Mackinac Island.

By Air Mackinac Island Airport (MCD): Mackinac Island Airport’s 3,500-foot lighted, paved runway is capable of accommodating private and charter aircraft. The airport is one mile from Grand Hotel. Horse-drawn taxi service is available from the airport to Grand Hotel.
Note Bene
At 660 feet, Grand Hotel's Front Porch is the world's largest, and is visible from the Straits of Mackinac.
Child Programs
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, hotel guests five years of age or older can participate in Grand Hotel's children's group programs. Activities include outdoor Quidditch matches, butterfly house visits, duck pin bowling, arts and crafts, Grand Hotel horse stable tours, croquet and bocce ball, rock collecting on the beach, playground games, and scavenger hunts.
Pool Outdoor
The 220 -foot-long, serpentine-shaped heated Esther Williams Swimming Pool is named after the actress and competitive swimmer who starred in the 1947 movie This Time for Keeps, filmed at Grand Hotel.
Spa Facility
Astor's Salon and Spa, a full service Aveda Salon. Facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and other rejuvenating, nurturing, and relaxing services are on offer.
Tennis Courts On Site
Four Har Tru based clay courts overlook the Straits of Mackinac. Rental equipment, lessons, and a pro shop are also available.
The Jewel is one of the most unique courses in the United States. The Grand nine is located across the street from the hotel, with views of Lake Huron and Round Island. The Woods nine is set in the interior of Mackinac Island, with views of the Mackinac Bridge and the Upper Peninsula.
Horseback Riding
Saddle horses are a great way to explore Mackinac Island's 40 miles of bridle paths. Group and private horse-drawn carriage rides are also available.
Jogging Running
The Vita Course is a half-mile outdoor exercise course on the hotel grounds.
The shops at Grand Hotel.
Theatre Museums
Fort Mackinac and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.
Recommended Rooms
The four-bedroom Masco Cottage provides an intimate, spacious setting for families, couples, or small groups who want the atmosphere of a summer cottage on Mackinac Island with all the amenities of a luxury resort. The Cottage is connected to the east end of Grand Hotel by a private walkway and is decorated in summer hues. The suite features two downstairs bedrooms with private bathrooms, and a kitchen, living, and dining room area. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a media parlor. There's also a private outdoor hot tub.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums

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