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Saint John
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We stayed here with another couple and our daughter and we all had a wonderful time. Close to everything yet not at the center of town. The pool/spa and breakfast buffet were an added bonus at this hotel.

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Evanston
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Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

We usually are from the motel 8 crowd. Nothing fancy. But we splurged for one night at the Island House and it didn't disappoint. We were on the fourth floor. The view was fabulous. We opened the windows and drifted off in a well appointed room to the sound of horses clip clopping down the street and the clanking of... More 

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Lehigh Valley
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

During a recent visit to Mackinac Island we stayed at the Island House Hotel. The rooms were clean and well taken care of. We happened to have traveled with a group so our breakfasts and dinners were included in our package. Many people raved about the whitefish so make sure you try it. The pool was clean, warm, and had... More 

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Michigan
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Our family has been coming to Mackinac Island every summer for yacht races for over 10 years, and this is the first time we've stayed at the Island House. What a pleasant surprise! Even with the piles of rowdy sailors in town, we found our 1st floor king suite to be quiet and nicely updated. Our room (#105) had a... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We were promised that we would not have to go up and down steps and there would be an elevator. there was an elevator but we had to go up and down steps to get to it. Our room was very small but comfortable bed. the hotel was very hot but our room was cool because we crnked down our... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Charming old hotel with large porch to sit outside on rocking chairs or large grassy area with fire chi mayo to warm you or roast marshmallows or just sit and have a cocktail, Beautiful view of the water and harbor boats. Rooms smaller because of age of hotel, clean. Breakfast buffet was included in their restaurant til 10 am (sharp!)... More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

The place is old but that's fine, we thought because of the price we would share a room with our long time friends but the beds were double beds and the rooms were tiny. The island kept us busy so we spent little time in the room, they do have fire pits out front on the lawn overlooking the bay... More 

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Downers Grove, IL
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

If you're the kind of person that must stay at a 'grand' hotel, then please do so and leave the Island House Hotel for the rest of us. This historic hotel fits perfectly into the Mackinac Island spirit, taking you back in time but keeping up to date with conveniences and service. Yes, the hotel is old and has a... More 

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Reviewed 26 June 2013

I couldn't find the 1852 Grill Room in the restaurant area so I am leaving this review on the hotel review area. Awful is an accurate review of the >$100 anniversary meal we had at this restaurant this month. We were told by the Mackinaw Island concierge that we would have a wonderful meal and it had the best herbed... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

I agree with the two recent reviews of this rundown hotel. We were SO disappointed, after so much planning for a friend's wedding. The hotel needs some very serious TLC....we originally were put in a room with wallpaper that was bubbled and peeling, the sink was right near the bed and no decent lights above it for makeup, washing, etc....the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With over 150 years of experience offering exquisite hospitality, the Island House Hotel welcomes visitors and guests to this State of Michigan Historic Landmark. Overlooking the shores of beautiful Lake Huron, the Island House Hotel offers guests comfortable and modern accommodations. Recommended by AAA, Island House is the only hotel on Mackinac Island that is located within the pristine boundaries of the Mackinac Island State Park. All of our rooms have air-conditioning available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island House Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 1410, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-1410
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Price Range: ₹ 9,507 - ₹ 12,927 (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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“Call ahead to make sure you get the room you think you booked...”
 of 5 bubbles JallyGal, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Front facing rooms have great views, but we had a suite in the back...larger, great for families.”
  • View of Mackinac Harbor from Fort Mackinac - beautiful, idyllic.
 of 5 bubbles nmtravelinggal, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Turret rooms seem to be the largest and have great views of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles BellaBenoni, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room had a view of the harbor....well worth the extra cost!”
 of 5 bubbles _gary_kilgard, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pick a premium room facing the water and pay more.”
 of 5 bubbles MarinaR768, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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