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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the Island House. It is away from the main bustle of the island, which gave us some peace and quiet. The pool and hot tub were refreshing. Nice porch to sit in a rocker and drink a coffee. The room was decent and the staff were accommodating.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is our 3rd year in a row staying at the Island House as part of our yearly family escapade on Mackinaw Island. We are stuck with staying with the Island House as our hotel of choice since it offers the location (not too close, not too far from downtown), amenities and Old Victorian Charm we enjoy, but not at...

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Tucson,AZ
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Stayed three nights as a single as part of a group visit. The location is excellent, across the road from the harbor but away from the frenzied downtown. The public areas are comfortable, particularly the front porch which offers several rocking chairs and an area with tables and chairs for picnicking. I ate several meals in the hotel dinning room...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I stayed here for one night and that was enough. The room smelt musty and the wallpaper was peeling. The room itself was quite small and the prices are outrageous (think $300+). The amenities that were offered in the room would not even equal what you would get in a 2 star motel. Breakfast was not included - while it...

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Park City, Utah
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Traveled with my sister and a friend. The 1st floor room was great,very spacious for three people. The breakfast was good but the Gin and Tonic that I enjoyed while sitting on the porch and enjoying the view is most memorable. Would stay here again. It was close enough and far enough from the center of town.

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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in a room with 2 queen beds so storage space was not an issue. The bathroom was very small but got the job done. The a/c unit was nice to have and cooled great however it was very noisy. The included breakfast is really good and if you are lucky enough to be seated at the...

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Weaverville, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Loved our stay at the Island House Hotel. Yes it is an old hotel and our room was small but very clean. Did not need a view from our room with the amazing views of the harbor from the front porch and lawn. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They held our luggage until our room was ready since we...

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Indiana
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This is an old hotel and it still looks old in and out. But, is was very clean. Much cleaner than many new hotels. I had always considered myself a bit of a hotel snob. But I realized this week that I just like a really clean hotel. This fit the bill. Some of the old look is also charming...

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Lake St. Louis
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I enjoyed our stay at the Island House. Our first morning at breakfast we enjoyed someone playing on the grand piano in the hotel's restaurant. Breakfast was good and served promptly, not a buffet. Rooms are decorated in an old-fashioned style that wasn't very appealing, but we did enjoy the old photographs of the hotel and island that decorated the...

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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Great location just down from the strip overlooking the harbor. Fire on the lawn at night, rocking chairs on the porch, families just hanging out. The room was clean, nice for an old hotel. Well updated. We traveled with an infant, the halls were noisy at night until about 12pm, the hotel should put people with small children in lower...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1852, guests at the historic Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan have enjoyed the escape to a simpler time. Disembarking on the island is truly like stepping back in time. Motor traffic is prohibited on the island, making walking, biking, and horse-drawn carriages the preferred modes of transportation. This family owned National Historic Landmark offers modern conveniences within a historic setting. Open from May through October, there are several packages available to help you plan your perfect island getaway. The island has a long and storied history, beginning with the Native Americans who populated the Straits region, followed by French fur trading. Abundant natural resources made Mackinac Island an important post in the lucrative fur trade and a hub of fishing activity. In the 19th century, tourism became the island’s main industry and today, new generations discover the charms of this quaint resort community. The Island House Hotel has the distinction of being the only hotel located within the boundaries of the pristine Mackinac Island State Park. We look forward to welcoming you 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. With an eight-mile circumference, Mackinac Island offers an abundance of attractions for adventurers of all ages. Parasailing, historic tours, hiking trails, narrated carriage tours, horseback riding, drive yourself horse & buggies, shopping, dining and watching world famous Mackinac Island fudge being made. Hotel amenities include: indoor heated swimming pool, air conditioning, evening bonfire for roasting smores, concierge service, onsite bike rentals, as well as excellent in-house fine & family dining at 1852 Grill Room or Ice House Bar & Grill. Today, with our beautifully renovated guest rooms and breathtaking views of the marina and Mackinac harbor, the Island House offers you a timeless escape from everything that's ordinary. From our veranda, discover for yourself why this extraordinary island has beckoned visitors world-wide for over three centuries. In addition to stunning waterfront views, guests choose the Island House Hotel for its convenient location. Far enough from the downtown hustle to enjoy the sounds of horseshoes on the pavement and gentle breezes off the water yet just a short walk to the Mackinac Island’s most popular attractions and shopping. Whether relaxing on the porch or enjoying drinks with friends in the garden, the Island House Hotel delivers the complete Island experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island House Hotel

Address: 6966 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-1410
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Price Range: RM619 - RM842 (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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“We faced the back and had no issues with noise. ”
 of 5 bubbles kristens679, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure when you take advantage of a package, check to see if it is per night, or per reservation. I stayed multiple nights, as the offer was per night. When I arrived, they didn't want to honor it. I was fortunate enough to have printed off the offer and reservation and brought it with me. ”
 of 5 bubbles Gompers1, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Depends on your needs and budget”
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“Our rooms were small but provided all the amenities needed for our short stay. ”
 of 5 bubbles Beepa1942, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you have enough room that you are not cramped. ”
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