Ratings based on 751 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Amazing Breakfast!

Posted Oct 9, 2017
Great place to stay on the Island! You MUST include the fact that their breakfast is included when looking at the price, as it is a great value, a great variety and great tasting!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 9, 2017 by Island House Hotel, Hotel Management
We're very glad you enjoyed the breakfast in our 1852 Grill Room! We hope all of our guests take advantage of it when they stay with us like you did.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from colorado

Gteat hotel!

Posted Oct 9, 2017
Great place to stay. Room was nice and clean and very close to eveything. We will most definetly stay here again
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 9, 2017 by Island House Hotel, Hotel Management
Josh, thank you for writing a few words about our hotel. We appreciate your time. We look forward to seeing you in the future!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 9, 2017
It’s close to downtown and beautiful landscaping.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 9, 2017 by Island House Hotel, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write a few words about our hotel. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you back soon!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from chicago

Old hotel that needs a lot of updating

Posted Oct 5, 2017
Disappointed in this hotel. Understand it is old but needs a lot of updating. The three of us were put in a room on the 4th floor which was basically the attic. Hit our heads due to the ceiling being awkward. We expect more when we pay $200 a night. Room was very outdated. Cannot eat breakfast till 8:00 which is too late. Were turned away at 7:30 even if a tour group was eating. Location was great and the Ice House food was good. Other than that I would not stay here again. Disappointing!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 7, 2017 by Island House Hotel, Hotel Management
Thank you for your candid review. Because we are a historic hotel some of our rooms can reflect that, however we make up for that with our incredible location and insight into the history of Mackinac Island. We host many tour groups throughout the year and often provide breakfast early, so as to not overwhelm the dining room and provide less than perfect service. The Ice House is a local favorite and we are glad you got the chance to enjoy it!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Mount Brydges Ontario

Pleasant walk from the ferry terminal.

Posted Sep 30, 2017
Beautiful old hotel which has been updated keeping its original charm. We had an excellent dinner and breakfast in the 1852 Grill. We also enjoyed sitting in the comfortable rocking chairs on the large front veranda overlooking the water. We stayed only one night but plan to come back next year for a longer time.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 3, 2017 by Island House Hotel, Hotel Management
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meals in the 1852 Grill Room and were able to spend time on the veranda. We look forward to your visit next year!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from fishers, IN

AMAZING experience

Posted Sep 28, 2017
From the moment we checked in to checking out the staff was awesome
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 29, 2017 by Island House Hotel, Hotel Management
We're glad you enjoyed your stay!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 27, 2017
Waterfront view. Nice location and friendly staff. Highly recommend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 29, 2017 by Island House Hotel, Hotel Management
It's good to hear you enjoyed the view and received good service from the staff. Thank you for recommending us.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Novi Mi

Ideal get-away

Posted Sep 26, 2017
Pros: Everything...not a single complaint whatsoever! Complimentary coffee available on main floor and delicious pieces of fudge available every night!
Cons: Add small refrigerator in the room. and/or small hot pots for tea drinkers.. Can get cups of hot water from reception desk.
Location: It is off of Main Street yet within each walking distance to unique shops, the fort, and surrounding neighborhoods. Carriage ride is a must!
I and 2 childhood friends ( 2 of us from MI and 1 from Wisconsin) celebrated our 4th annual reunion on Mackinac Island and stayed at the charming Island House Hotel. It was my second stay there and their first. They fell in love with it too! From the Reception Desk to the bell boys to the wait staff to the fabulous breakfast with the scenic views and our comfortable room, all was perfect! Ultimately, it is their absolutely charming veranda which really won all 3 of us over! We could just leisurely rock in the comfortable chairs taking in the "magical" views and /or in the evening sit with a cup of tea (or any other beverage of choice) and see the lights come on throughout the town; brightly lit freighters pass thru and/or see the majestic Mackinac Bridge sparkle against the night sky. The word "amazing" was often used as we savored all the sights and sounds of the island..
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 29, 2017 by Island House Hotel, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us, it's such an honor to have hosted such a special reunion! We are happy to hear you received good service from our staff, enjoyed the coffee and fudge, and were able to spend time on the veranda taking in Mackinac Island. Thank you for your feedback, we are always looking for ways to make our guests' experience the best one possible. We hope to see you back with us soon!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Jose, CA

A elegant hotel with nice view

Posted Sep 25, 2017
This historical hotel has a beautiful architecture. The view from the The Grill Room is fantastic. The hotel staff is warm welcoming.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 25, 2017 by Island House Hotel, Hotel Management
We're glad you appreciate our historic charm. We appreciate your visit to the Island House and are glad you enjoyed your stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Indiana

Lovely property and gardens.

Posted Sep 24, 2017
Perfect spot overlooking the bay for a visit to this famous island. Hotel atmosphere is pleasant and inviting. Restaurant staff were super congenial. Front porch with rockers provides a place to lounge, watch the boats and seagulls, or have a glass of wine.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 1, 2017 by Island House Hotel, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to have you back soon!