Experience the wonder of the luxurious Grand Hotel Mackinac Island located in northern Michigan. We guarantee you’ll never the stunning views you’ll see from a rocking chair on the world’s longest porch.

The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island is a third-generation, family-owned resort rich in history. Here, time moves just as slowly as you’d like it to. Horse-drawn carriages ride by, guests peruse trails on bicycles, and afternoon tea remains an integral tradition. If you’re looking to experience a leisurely oasis away from the big city, this is your sweet escape. There are plenty of things to do in Mackinac Island.

The Hotel Spirit

Take a step away from the hustle and bustle. Unwind in a hotel of warm hospitality that has been charming guests ever since 1887. You’ll find exceptional accommodations. Each guest room is uniquely decorated by interior designer Carleton Varley of Dorothy Draper & Co. in New York City. The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island is distinguished as one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels and the Best Hotel in Michigan. It also received a place on Conde Nast’s Traveler’s Top 5 Midwest Resorts.

Let’s Talk Accommodations

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

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At Grand Hotel, all 393 guest rooms are individually decorated. Accommodations include a variety of options including a variety of Named Rooms and Suites. Some rooms are named after first ladies and other notable individuals, places, and eras. For those who need additional flexibility, one and two-bedroom options are available. As we previously mentioned, each guest room has been decorated by the hotel’s longtime interior designer, Carleton Varley of Dorothy Draper & Co. in New York City.

Two More Room Styles Are Coming

Furthermore, the hotel has announced the addition of two more Named Rooms for guests to enjoy this year: the Prentiss M. Brown Suite and the Lilac Suite. All guest rooms come with modern amenities including individually controlled air conditioning, minibar, in-room safe, cable TV, iron, and coffeemaker.

Additional Details

Every evening you return to your hotel, you are greeted by the sounds of the Grand Hotel Orchestra and offered a nightly turndown service. When you wake in the morning, you are offered Starbucks coffee or breakfast in the Audubon Bar on the Parlor Level beginning at 6:30 AM. A morning edition of the New York Times digest is slid under your door. Everywhere you turn, the hotel staff go above and beyond to make sure your experience is memorable.

Rates

All social rates are based on our Full American Plan (FAP) which includes a full breakfast, Grand Luncheon Buffet, and dinner daily in our Main Dining Room (does not apply for all packages).

Children 9 and under stay free at Grand Hotel. Ages 10-17: $65.00 per night. Ages 18 and over: $149.00 per night after the first two adults in a room. Children’s rates include the same meal plan as accompanying adults. Afternoon and dinner children’s programs are available daily and are complimentary for guests staying on the Modified American Plan.

Guest Rooms

The historic nature of the Grand Hotel allows for a wide variety of sizes and styles throughout the hotel. All rates are based on the Full American Plan. This includes a full breakfast, Grand Luncheon Buffet, and dinner daily. Room options include the Category I, II, and III.

Children 9 and under stay free at Grand Hotel. Ages 10-17: $65.00 per night. Ages 18 and over: $149.00 per night. Children’s rates include the same meal plan as an accompanying adult.

Afternoon and dinner children’s programs are available daily and are complimentary for guests staying on the Modified American Plan.

Named Rooms & Suites

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island rooms

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Of all the rooms in the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, some of its most exceptional accommodations are located in the 40 Named Rooms. These unique guest rooms reflect the lives of U.S. Presidents and First Ladies, various historical periods, decorating styles, and several prominent figures and events. As we mentioned previously, there are two new Named Rooms introduced this year. Let’s take a look at each new room and see what they have to offer.

Prentiss M. Brown Suite

This room gets its name from Michigan’s former United States Representative and U.S. Senator. Brown also served as the Chairman of the Mackinac Bridge Authority which oversaw construction of the Mackinac Bridge. The new suite will be located on the third floor overlooking the tea garden and Mackinac Bridge.

Important to note, Mr. Brown was also the grandfather to Marlee Brown, wife of Grand Hotel President Dan Musser III. Carleton Varney decorated the suite with a scholarly style, including a rolltop desk and a wing chair from Senator Brown’s library. Personal details such as family memorabilia and photographs are included as well.

The Lilac Suite

The Lilac Suite will also be located on the third floor of the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island. From your window, you will see picturesque views of the Straits of Mackinac and Grand Hotel Tea Garden filled with lilac trees. As the name suggests, the room is styled with lilac purple hues throughout. Mackinac Island is home to 130-year-old lilac trees and all 23 species. Rates and additional information can be found on the hotel website.

First Lady Suites:

  • Barbara Bush Suite
  • Laura Bush Suite
  • Rosalynn Carter Suite
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    Betty Ford Suite
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    Lady Bird Johnson Suite
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    Jacqueline Kennedy Suite
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    Nancy Reagan Suite

Children 9 and under stay free at Grand Hotel. Ages 10-17: $65.00 per night. Ages 18 and over: $149.00 per night. Children’s rates include the same meal plan as an accompanying adult. Afternoon and dinner children’s programs are available daily and are complimentary for guests staying on the Modified American Plan.

Let’s Talk Dining

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island Dining

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At the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, every meal is an event and every event, a tradition. Throughout the hotel’s history, dining has been a chief highlight of the guest experience. Every meal is truly special thanks to the exceptional Chef Hans Burtscher, the service team, and ambiance of the main dining room. Following 6:30 p.m. in the main areas of the hotel and the Main Dining Room, gentlemen are required to wear a coat, tie, and slacks and women in a dress, skirt or pantsuit. No denim or shorts please.

Looking For More Casual Dining?

For more casual dining, try The Gate House, The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand, Woods Restaurant, Sushi Grand, and Carleton’s Tea Store located in Grand Hotel serving lunch only. Don’t miss Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor any time of the day located outside our east entrance.

Let’s Talk Amenities and Activities

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island activities

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A grand vacation begins with a grand experience. Considering all the things to do at Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, there are plenty of activities for guests of all ages and interests. Make your plans to experience everything offered. Get outdoors and experience the scenic beauty of Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel grounds.

Activities offered at Grand Hotel Mackinac Island include:

  • 18 holes of golf on The Jewel
  • 9 holes of FootGolf
  • Tennis and Pickleball
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    Swimming
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    Lawn games in the Tea Garden
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    Bicycling
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    Horseback riding
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    A visit to the Grand Stables
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    Mackinac Island Carriage Tours
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    Fort Mackinac
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    Shopping

What Travelers Are Saying About the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

Besides being a resort, the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island is a tourist destination itself. Built in 1887, this big white building hosts some 390 rooms. Guests love that there is plenty to do besides shop and eat at the property. The 220-foot swimming pool is a hit. In addition, there are two nine-hole golf courses, tennis and pickleball, lawn games at the Tea Garden, Fort Mackinac, horseback riding, and more!

One of the Biggest Draws...

Furthermore, one of the biggest draws is the five-course dinner in the hotel’s main Dining Room. The hotel puts on a number of themed show weekends, complete with ridiculously-detailed period costumes. Travelers absolutely love it.

Our Take On the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

If you’re looking for an old-timey leisure resort to escape the city, you won’t get any better than the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island. We’re in awe of the detail, craftsmanship, and care that goes into each guest room. Guest’s stay isn’t any different.

From the myriad of activities to do to luxury amenities and scrumptious meals, this hotel truly has earned its accolades. We highly recommend the Grand Hotel as one of the best places to stay on the east coast. Come and explore Mackinac Island, one of the top places to visit this summer

Questions, Comments, and More...

Do you have any questions or comments for us? Perhaps you’ve stayed at the Grand Hotel before and have some information to share. Whatever it is, please feel free to leave us a message below. We love hearing from you and will be sure to get back with you soon. 

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Danielle Dougall is a photographer, avid writer, and traveler. Hailing from the rainy city of Seattle, WA she now lives in southern California where she enjoys longboarding, hiking, coffee shop hopping, and dreaming up destinations for her next international trip.

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