Ratings based on 536 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great historical hotel

Posted Aug 26, 2015
Loved it! The hotel was in a great location and nice to have the history!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Michigan

Nice hotel

Posted Aug 24, 2015
Pros: Nice location, excellent dining, nice pool
Cons: Rooms are a bit antiquated; pull-out bed was impossible to sleep on.
Location: Perfect location.
Nicely located, a bit away from the hubbub of the boat docks. Rooms could use a refurbishing, but the pool is great. Excellent dining.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Louisville

Hotel within walking distance from ferry station

Posted Aug 17, 2015
Pros: It's on the main strip and close to everything. I like the attitude of the staff (except the lady I the hotel restaurant).
Cons: attitude of the lady running the hotel restaurant.
Location: Beautiful Island!
Beautiful and historic hotel from the outside. Inside needs some updating. The room was comfortable, but very small and not worth the rate that's charged. No modern amenities in the room, like a mini fridge etc and most things that you expect to already be there you have to ask the front desk for (i.e. iron, ice bucket etc). The walls are paper thin. The staff is very willing to do anything that you ask, but they are never at the front desk or the bell stand. I got better results to call them on the phone.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Qatar

Vintage hotel with an awesome view

Posted Aug 13, 2015
The hotel is quaint and charming. It is away from rhe bustle of the shops. The staff in the restaurant and housekeeping are very friendly. Coupons for 'free' bike rental are deceiving. Only 1 hour free if you rent for 3 hours. Bike rental across the street had much better service. Breakfast was great. Seattle's best coffee and Belgian waffles hit the spot. There are a lot of stairs and inclines to get into the hotel. Bathrooms are tiny. Not good for those in wheel hair or walker. Loved sitting on the porch. Would definitely stay here again.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Michigan

Looks beautiful on the outside only

Posted Aug 4, 2015
The lady at the reception was very unfriendly, I almost had the impression I should excuse myself to make her work.The room was very small, the window opened into the fire escape, so we left the blinds down. The bathroom was tiny, you could hardly turn around,there was no sink in the bathroom only in the bedroom.No closet space, only a few hangers in the corner. The breakfast was included, but only one entrée and one beverage,for anything else you had to pay extra.There was a long line to get into the breakfast room, because you had to show your room key or some other identification before they let you enter, I think they could ask your room number after you sit down. I vacationed on Mackinaw Island several times and stayed in other hotels. I was very disappointed because I had walked by this hotel before and it looks very beautiful on the outside. We paid 244 Dollars for this tiny room with breakfast and that was supposed to be o good deal ! It was certainly not worth the money and I will certainly avoid this hotel in the future.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good location. Close to town, but quiet.

Posted Aug 3, 2015
Pros: Location. Ice House. Breakfast was included and one of the best.
Cons: Lawn chairs were in need of repair. Could have used more chairs near the fire pits.
Location: Excellent
Wish we could have stayed an additional night, but the budget didn't allow it. Staff were friendly and very accommodating.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from St. Louis

Charming with character

Posted Jul 27, 2015
Pros: its character; the breakfast; the view; the porches and lawn; the smell of a wood burning fire in the evening;
Location: Fort Mackinac, horse drawn carriages, Arch Rock, British Landing beach
Classic resort hotel experience. Great location on Main street -- an easy walk to Fort Mackinac and downtown. a great select-from-full-menu breakfast included in our room rate. Fantastic porches and front lawn to to enjoy the view, the evening air, and sip on a cool beverage. It does show some of its age, having been built in 1852, but is well maintained. Scraping and painting of exterior was underway during our recent visit. We liked the large black and white historical photos that can be found all over the hotel. The pink walls in the halls to the rooms were a bit much, but I assumed the color scheme was biased by some long standing traditional influence. Our room on the 4th floor was small, on the side towards the back and had limited headroom due to the roof line. We had only booked it about 30 days in advance of our stay. It was quiet and comfortable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful view of the lake!

Posted Jul 27, 2015
Pros: We liked the fact that you employed American workers.
Location: We liked the short walk to down town, also being right across the street from the marina.
Breakfast and Dinner were very pleasant with Molly and Amy waiting on us! They were very friendly and made us feel at home. The front desk staff were helpful. We would come diffently come again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Indianapolis

Beautiful hotel on the lake

Posted Jul 26, 2015
We loved the Island House hotel. It was an older building with history and character. The free breakfast was dry good, and we love the location, quietness, pool and rocking chairs on the front porch. We might book a larger room next time. My husband said the wireless network did not work all the time, and this was a problem since he had to work online and call into a meeting. That is the only area for improvement. We loved Mackinaw Island and plan to return to this quaint place near the lake!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Lake Orion, MI

Wonderful Victorian Era Hotel Experience

Posted Jul 20, 2015
Pros: Location, front porch and outdoor seating areas, hotel staff and service, Victorian era feel, amazing breakfast
Location: Fort Mackinac, Horse drawn carriage tours, downtown area, Mackinac Island State Park, Arch Rock, restaurants, fudge shops, walking tours.
The hotel is not located right in the downtown area, it is a few blocks to the east, past Marquette Park, next to the Mackinaw Island Yacht club. The location is perfect if you like to put a little distance between you and the hustle and bustle of the downtown area - which we did. It is a very quiet spot, but you can get downtown after a quick two minute walk. The hotel is was built in the 1852 and is a registered historical site. Awesome vintage feeling to it. The hotel staff was super friendly and very helpful. Since this is an older hotel the rooms are on the smaller side when compared to today's standards, but they are still a decent size, very clean and well kept. There are several areas on the hotel property where you can sit and relax and look out at the beautiful Straits of Mackinac. We found our favorite was out on the wraparound front porch. It offered an amazing view of the water, and is a place where you can sit, relax and enjoy a meal or a cool drink and watch the horses and bicyclists go by on the road below. At nighttime, the staff got a couple of fire pits going outside the front of the hotel and we sat and relaxed on the outdoor chairs and sofas and enjoyed the warmth of the fire in the cool night air. In the morning, do yourself a favor and have breakfast in the 1852 Grill Room inside of the hotel before you take the ferry home. The food was delicious and the service provided by the waitstaff rivaled that of some five star restaurants I have dined at.