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Discover the charm of a Mackinac Island stay.

Mackinac's Oldest Hotel

With over 150 years of experience offering exquisite hospitality, this Historic Hotel of America and State of Michigan Landmark welcome visitors and guests to the beautiful shores of Lake Huron.

Stunning Harbor Views

Create some 'Island magic' with us at the Island House Hotel- with our two on-site restaurants (1852 Grill Room and Ice House Bar & Grill), heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and veranda with harbor views.

92 Guest Rooms & 3 Suites

An elevator services the first three floors of the hotel, and we offer both handicap accessible facilities and barrier free handicap rooms. All of our rooms are air-conditioned.

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Create some “Island Magic” with us at the Island House Hotel - where fine service, warm hospitality and memorable vacations have been a Mackinac tradition...since 1852. Discover the charm of a Mackinac Island stay. Welcome 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. Today, with its beautifully renovated guest rooms and breathtaking views of the marina and Mackinac harbor, the Island House still offers you the best of all possible worlds– past and present, and a timeless escape from everything that’s ordinary. From our veranda, you’re free to discover for yourself why this extraordinary island has beckoned visitors for over three centuries.

With over 150 years of experience offering exquisite hospitality...Island House Hotel welcomes visitors and guests to this State of Michigan Historic Landmark. 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, 1700 square acres of the best that Michigan’s natural resources have to offer. Overlooking the beautiful shores of Lake Huron, three two-bedroom suites

and 92 tastefully decorated guest rooms await your stay. Each is appointed with cable television, down quilts, hair dryer

and make-up mirror. An elevator services the first three floors of the hotel, and we offer both handicap accessible facilities and barrier free handicap rooms. All of our rooms are air-conditioned. Other Island House benefits include group discounts, private conference room, free hotel-wide wireless internet access and our

lobby business center, all designed to make your stay more pleasant and, for business trips, more productive.

  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Bar/lounge
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Elevator/lift
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Total number of rooms - 95
  • Number of floors - 4
  • Year Built 1852
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 24-hour business center
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free property
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

In your room

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV service
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Air conditioning
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Free Wi-Fi

Eat and drink

1852 Grill Room: Take in all the harbor activity from our water view dining room, while enjoying our delicious epicurean delights. The 1852 Grill Room welcomes you for breakfast and dinner with new outdoor terrace dining and offers the 1852 Lounge for your relaxation and enjoyment in a completely smoke-free environment.

Ice House Bar & Grill: Located next to the pool house, this picturesque spot is open for cocktails, lunch and dinner. We

offer quiet, garden-side outdoor seating, making it the perfect “hide-out” for people who want to escape to a secluded spot. Featuring creative daily specials.

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Bicycle rental is located on the front lawn of the hotel with horseback riding and other Island activities located conveniently nearby.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Accessible path of travel
  • In-room accessibility

The fine print for Island House Hotel

When you arrive

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is 11 AM

How you can pay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

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We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
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