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Sunfield, Michigan
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Beautiful historic building with a wonderful view. We had a delightful time playing by day and resting in our charming room by night. Enjoyed the restaurants. Superb food and excellent service. We will be back!

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Thank you for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Manhattan, Kansas
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stayed 3 nights at the Island House over 4th of July. Even though our room was small it was very comfortable quiet and clean. Staff was very friendly. Whether it was sitting on the porch watching people and the boats, making smores by the fire, or sightseeing it was very relaxing. I will definitely go again and stay longer.

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The hotel was built in 1852 during a simpler time when smaller rooms met the needs of travelers. Make no mistake, what we lack in size we make up in old world charm. We appreciate that you have taken the time to see past the room size to find the many other reasons that make Island House special. We look...

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My husband and I have stayed at the Island House Hotel twice. Once on our honeymoon and again on our 30 year anniversary. Love the location, the view, the restaurant. We have recommended this hotel to others and they were not disappointed.

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Friendly, courteous and proficient staff. Older facility but comfortable and functional. Banquet dinner was excellent. On the main drive and close to downtown. Across from public marina and docks for private boaters and sailers.

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Linden, Michigan
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Very clean room and bathroom. Decor was dated, but could be overlooked because of the cleanliness. The staff was helpful, courteous and friendly. Breakfast was delicious. You can rent bikes right out front to tour the island.

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Middlebury
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had a wonderful time staying at Island House Hotel. The staff was very kind and helpful at all times. Our room was very nice with a lovely view of the lake. We spent one evening sitting around a fire roasting marshmallows and making smores. We will definitely will return!

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Iron Mountain, Michigan
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My sister and I attended a CMU Reunion at the Island House! We had a wonderful time! We both highly recommend staying here and also had fabulous food! Beautiful Fall weekend! The staff was fantastic! You won't be disappointed!

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Shawnee, Oklahoma
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Had one of the best vacations here and loved the hotel! Clean and very attractive. Rooms are small because it is an old hotel which is part of its charm. Food was absolutely delicious and staff was wonderful. I would and hope to, go back. You have a wonderful feeling of being "somewhere in time".

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San Angelo, Texas
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Great location, very clean rooms and breakfast is amazing! We love going for walks along the harbor. Don't miss Fort Mackinaw and all the Civil War reenactments. Great fudge. I will return again this summer.

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Coldwater, Michigan
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Enjoyed the historical beauty of the hotel, great location and beautiful view of the water. The restaurant was great! Enjoyed breakfast and dinner with excellent food and service. I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1852, guests at the historic Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan have enjoyed the escape to a simpler time. Disembarking on the island is truly like stepping back in time. Motor traffic is prohibited on the island, making walking, biking, and horse-drawn carriages the preferred modes of transportation. This family owned National Historic Landmark offers modern conveniences within a historic setting. Open from May through October, there are several packages available to help you plan your perfect island getaway. The island has a long and storied history, beginning with the Native Americans who populated the Straits region, followed by French fur trading. Abundant natural resources made Mackinac Island an important post in the lucrative fur trade and a hub of fishing activity. In the 19th century, tourism became the island’s main industry and today, new generations discover the charms of this quaint resort community. The Island House Hotel has the distinction of being the only hotel located within the boundaries of the pristine Mackinac Island State Park. We look forward to welcoming you to the breathtaking beauty of Mackinac Island, one of Michigan's most photographed and talked about travel destinations. Located between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas, the Island offers you unforgettable natural and historical treasures surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the Great Lakes. With an eight-mile circumference, Mackinac Island offers an abundance of attractions for adventurers of all ages. Parasailing, historic tours, hiking trails, narrated carriage tours, horseback riding, drive yourself horse & buggies, shopping, dining and watching world famous Mackinac Island fudge being made. Hotel amenities include: indoor heated swimming pool, air conditioning, evening bonfire for roasting smores, concierge service, onsite bike rentals, as well as excellent in-house fine & family dining at 1852 Grill Room or Ice House Bar & Grill. Today, with our beautifully renovated guest rooms and breathtaking views of the marina and Mackinac harbor, the Island House offers you a timeless escape from everything that's ordinary. From our veranda, discover for yourself why this extraordinary island has beckoned visitors world-wide for over three centuries. In addition to stunning waterfront views, guests choose the Island House Hotel for its convenient location. Far enough from the downtown hustle to enjoy the sounds of horseshoes on the pavement and gentle breezes off the water yet just a short walk to the Mackinac Island’s most popular attractions and shopping. Whether relaxing on the porch or enjoying drinks with friends in the garden, the Island House Hotel delivers the complete Island experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island House Hotel

Address: 6966 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-1410
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Price Range: $439 - $502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Island House Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 95
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“Rooms are small but efficient. ”
melodyscott, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not impressed anymore with the breakfast/meal plan they offer :(”
maryfV8007LP, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I have stayed in a number of rooms and the Deluxe and Premium rooms usually get you a nice view.”
TomS393, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We faced the back and had no issues with noise. ”
kristens679, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure when you take advantage of a package, check to see if it is per night, or per reservation. I stayed multiple nights, as the offer was per night. When I arrived, they didn't want to honor it. I was fortunate enough to have printed off the offer and reservation and brought it with me. ”
Gompers1, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
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