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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning in every way! GORGEOUS! Breathtaking views! The gardens around the hotel are lush, colorful and inviting. The sounds of the comings and goings of the horse drawn carriages is something you just have to hear to understand. You will feel teleported back in time. The hotel itself will dwarf what you're seeing in your imagination right now. A must-see...

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for your appreciation of our architecture and all the work our Grounds staff puts in to keep everything beautiful.

Grinnell, Iowa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my fourth trip to the Grand. With the deeply discounted prices tor the "Close the Grand" event, I can't complain about having an inside room for the first time. The whole two-day stay was simply fantastic. Wonderful service (always enjoy kibitzing with the Jamaican wait staff), excellent food, fun events (history lecture and carrying in porch furniture), and...

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your repeat patronage, we especially appreciate you sharing your experiences with others. We do hope to be a part of your special celebration in 2018!

Southern CA
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Despite the hype the Grand Hotel is merely an impersonal group tourism venue. The quaint old lady of a building is interesting though it is tarted up with somewhat garish colors.... that's OK and it is probably useful to combat the gray days of early and late season. Our main complaints relate to service and dining experiences in the Lobby...

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Angola, Indiana
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Such a charming step-back in time when quality and good service were the norm. There for second year to "close the Grand". Room was charming, food was great and staff ..... even at the end of a long season was still on it's toes ready to serve. Bob Tagatz, the concierge, once more delivered a wonderful summary of the year...

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoy the Close the Grand experience, and hope you come back again in 2017 to celebrate another season with us.

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Can not write enough wonderful words about our experience. This is the perfect place to take your parents for an anniversary celebration. My mother said "it was magical", my father said "it was the best weekend of his life". It is worth every penny to stay here!! The flower shop even ordered special flowers to mimic my mother's bridal bouquet...

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Thank you for making Grand Hotel a part of your family memories! We do love knowing everyone had a good time, and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you all back again in the future.

Ada, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 2 November 2016

What a very beautiful experience from not touching our luggage from the ferry docks until they reached our room to the turn down service in the evening with the chocolates on the pillows! All the staff were very friendly. The grounds and interior were immaculate. The five-course dinner was very nice (loved the desserts!) and the breakfast buffet was unlike...

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Thank you for your review, we appreciate you sharing your comments.

Grosse Ile
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We attended WinSome Women retreat conference and were treated like queens in every way from meals, rooms, helpful staff. What a quaint Old Lady of a hotel.The variety and quality of the food was beautiful and outstanding and service superb. Would love to see in the kitchen how they do it all.

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We are glad you enjoyed the WinSome Women Fall retreat, and that your stay went well. We do hope to see you again. Maybe for the Spring retreat?

Shelby Township, Michigan
Reviewed 2 November 2016

They push the check-in time to 3:00 - 4:00, If only they were honest and tell you that instead of encouraging you to keep checking back...Wasted 4 valuable hours of my time.. I've also experianced friendlier employees at War-Mart..

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

We apologize if check-in time was not properly conveyed to you, and if staff were less than friendly. We appreciate your input.

Rochester Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We have been planning a visit to Mackinaw Island for some time and decided to incorporate it into a 25th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed! Our room was incredible, overlooking the water and Mackinaw Bridge. We were able to watch the sunset on our porch. The food and service were everything we expected, 5 STAR. It was a beautiful...

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Thank you for choosing Grand Hotel to celebrate your special anniversary! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and hope to have the opportunity to celebrate with you again in the future.

Lansing MI
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were there for the "Close the Grand" event this past Sunday and Monday. This was our 7th stay here but the first time for this event. What a wonderful two days filled with fun and laughter. Carrying the rockers in from the porch was a highlight. Casual dining with wonderful food for dinner and breakfast the following morning. Can't...

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Thank you! Close the Grand is a pretty special event for us, and we are glad you had the opportunity to experience it with us this season. We look forward to seeing you in 2017.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to America’s Summer Place. Every year since 1887, Grand Hotel has welcomed guests and families to Mackinac Island, where cars are not allowed and bikes and horse drawn carriages are the favored modes of transportation. As Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels and Conde Nast Traveler's Top 5 Midwest Resorts in 2012, Grand Hotel offers outstanding accommodations where no two guest rooms are alike. Enjoy spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac in a rocking chair on the world’s largest porch,complimentary children's programs, The Jewel golf course, swimming, tennis, lawn games, gardens, bicycling, carriage tours, shopping, Sadie's Ice Cream Parlor, and an experience you will never forget. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel

Address: 286 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 286, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Price Range: $495 - $1,177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 390
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Mackinaw Island Michigan
Grand Hotel Mackinac Island Michigan
Grand Hotel Island Mackinaw
Grand Mackinac Island
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