We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Management photos
Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

907 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
See the most recent reviews
Showing 904: English reviews
Tecumseh, Michigan
Reviewed 16 May 2016

My wife and I have stayed at this hotel on Mackinac Island many times. It is our preferred place for a clean, cozy room with a very comfortable King Size bed. The hotel staff is great and very helpful. They are efficient all through the check in process and always willing to help. In fact the Kuerig coffee maker in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KeiP51
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We recently stayed overnight at the Chippewa. There were 10 in our group and we reserved 5 rooms. The staff did a fantastic job coordinating our arrival and departure in regards to baggage and ferry schedule. They are masterful at taking care of logistics for novice travelers to the island, such as us.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mukwonago1
Chippewa Falls
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The staff was wonderful. Housekeeping came stopped by in the evening to offer cookies and milk, what a sweet touch. Beautiful room. Loved our breakfast and dinner, but the breakfast buffet was not hot and fair. Music in the pink pony was an added bonus as the evening was cool and rainy.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank NlfChippewaFalls
Sterling, Virginia
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Pros: location was phenomenal, room layout was superb, price was good for location, offered some good package stays. Cons: floors creaked...a lot so as the hotel gets more visitors it will be noisy, the hotel staff is fairly disorganized right now. I think that will improve as they get into the swing of the season, but right now, they don't...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Imzpickle
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip to the island and thanks to all the staff at the Chippewa, it was a memorable one. We had a Harbor View suite on the 3rd floor which was much more than I expected when we booked it the same day! We had 2 queen beds, a suite w/ comfortable stuffed chairs, a pullout Sofia,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank akaCliff
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Chippewa is a sister hotel to the Lilac Tree, just down the road toward the ferry lending. Rooms are clean, well appointed and comfortable. Try to get a balcony. Service is great, people friendly and a stop at the pink pony lounge for a pre-dinner cocktail before dining on the lakeside patio leads to good conversation and good times.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Daniel M
Princeton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Felt this was a little high priced for the value of the room, I feel the Chippewa is in need of updating some of the accommodations. We would rather stay on land next time and just visit the island for the day it is more cost effective and cleaner hotels.

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Rochelle F
ChippewaHotel, Front Office Manager at Chippewa Hotel Waterfront, responded to this review

Hi Rochelle, Thank you for your review during your stay in August. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms and the friendliness of our staff. You will find lower rates in Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, but you won't experience the charm of staying at a Victorian Style Hotel overnight on Mackinac Island. Also, our rates our seasonal....

Big Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Brought the whole family (My wife and I, 3 kids, grandma and grandpa) and stayed in the very spacious harbor view two bedroom suite on the 3rd floor. Even with 7 of us in the room it never felt cramped. The view was awesome, and we all enjoyed siting on the balcony and watching the boats come and go, the...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank SkolVikings
Indialantic, Florida
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Nice old hotel with lots of rustic items. It looks old, but, after all, it is old. People were friendly, both patrons and employees. We enjoyed our time there and hope to go again someday. The island is beautiful.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Einstein4
Tecumseh, Michigan
Reviewed 13 January 2016

My family stayed in a large 2-room suite upstairs. There were 2 beds in the bedroom and a huge living room with sofa sleeper and kitchenette, dining table, etc. We needed an extra sleeping option so we ordered a cot prior to arrival and it was already in the living room when we arrived. During the day we closed up...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Tracy H

420 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (367)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (92)
Viewed
View from Room (74)
Viewed
Room/Suite (65)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
5:19
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (111)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (53)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (19)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (17)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Mackinac Island hotels
0.7 km away
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel
#5 of 12 in Mackinac Island
2,380 reviews
0.3 km away
Lake View Hotel
Lake View Hotel
#8 of 12 in Mackinac Island
816 reviews
0.2 km away
Lilac Tree Suites & Spa
Lilac Tree Suites & Spa
#3 of 12 in Mackinac Island
654 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Murray Hotel
Murray Hotel
#12 of 12 in Mackinac Island
233 reviews
0.4 km away
Harbour View Inn
Harbour View Inn
#7 of 12 in Mackinac Island
665 reviews
0.3 km away
Island House Hotel
Island House Hotel
#6 of 12 in Mackinac Island
679 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our turn of the century hotel, built in 1902, has all of it's original victorian charm combined with all the modern amenities that resort travelors have come to expect. With it's prime downtown, waterfront location, the Chip is definitely the place to stay. All waterside rooms are large suites with spacious balconies. All suites have been recently updated and feature separate livingrooms, two flatscreen tvs, king or queen pillowtop beds, and wetbar. The lakeside patio features a 25 person jacuzzi hottub. It is home to the famous Pink Pony which has four different dining and drinking experiences. It's sister hotel, the Lilac Tree Suites & Spa features the Lilac Tree Spa for your relaxing enjoyment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

Address: 7221-103 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Price Range: ₹ 9,686 - ₹ 30,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chippewa Hotel Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity so you can book your Chippewa Hotel Waterfront reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Chippewa Hotel Mackinac Island
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Chippewa Hotel Waterfront staff and other travellers.
14 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from Chippewa Hotel Waterfront staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“2 Queen Beds”
 of 5 bubbles bonnieb169, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“View of the harbor was worth the ~$250 suite price”
 of 5 bubbles wolijam7, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles FutureGTmom, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose the budget rooms...they're quite small. Our room was large and overlooked the street.”
 of 5 bubbles 245muffy68, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Bay side suites away from the restaurant are quieter and huge.”
  • Sunrise from room
 of 5 bubbles 74kirks, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5