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Island House Hotel
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great place to stay on the island! Full view of the harbor from the front porch. No place on the island is inexpensive but if one books the top floor (ceilings are contoured with the roof), its one of the best deals on the island. There are often deals in the spring if you are on the hotels mailing list. A great breakfast is served on the main floor and while it is pricey, we treat ourselves to it at least once during our stay. On the cheaper side, guests get discounts on bike rentals and fudge.

Stayed: June 2017
1  Thank Judy H
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for the great review, Judy! Booking the 4th floor queen room is a great deal. The TR4Q is on the floor floor and due to our historic nature the elevator can only service floors one through three, requiring stairs to the fourth floor. Many love the peaceful, cozy rooms with dormered ceilings. When guests sign up for our 906 Rewards Club they are eligible to receive our exclusive Island discounts while on the island as well as notifications about our specials via email throughout the year. We appreciate your sharing your love of Island House Hotel and look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Island House Hotel is a wonderful place to stay. Room was clean and spacious. Although Mackinac Island is set for ‘back in time’, IH has updated rooms with all the conveniences of modern day. I had a view of the marina, well worth it! A beautiful view day and night.

The restaurants on the property are convenient and serve great food! My favorite was the Ice House, located behind the property.

Be sure to sign up for the 906 Rewards Club!

Stayed: August 2017
1  Thank sandw2011feb
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for the great review!

We pride ourselves in providing modern conveniences without compromising our historic charm. Waking up to a view of the water is a fantastic way to start your Mackinac Island day.

Chef Phil creates the menus for the 1852 Grill Room & Ice House BBQ. He has a loyal following of locals and visitors who enjoy his creative and flavor filled creations.

The 906 Rewards Club is new and a great way to make your vacation dollars go further. The program offers spend like cash rewards on lodging & dining purchases.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We had stayed at a lot of hotels on the island, but decided to check out the Island House. Now we wish we had found it sooner. It’s the perfect location, and has so much to offer. Great restaurants with outdoor seating available, a pool, hot tub and bike rental. A 5 minute walk to the grocery store, park or Main Street, but not in the middle of all the hustle and bustle, We loved sitting on the porch or on the great furniture they have set up on the lawn, to just relax and enjoy the perfect water view. Just made our reservation for this summer and can hardly wait for another relaxing, enjoyable visit.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for the great review! Our great location just outside of the downtown business but just a short walk to the best dining, shopping, attractions and nightly and our many amenities make for the perfect Mackinac Island experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again this summer.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We stayed here for our 20th anniversary. Island House matched an online price which included breakfast and then upgraded our room to a harbor view at no extra charge. The breakfast buffet was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the rocking chairs on the porch in the afternoon and warming ourselves by the outdoor bonfires in the evening. The Island House is perfect for relaxing and enjoying all things Mackinac Island.

Room Tip: It was wonderful to have a harbor view. We had a king bed and requested a fridge and they were able to deliver one to us.
Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

We are honored to have been a part of your special celebration. You will always get a better price and have a higher chance of complimentary upgrade when booking with any hotel direct. When you spend time rocking on the porch or toasting marshmallows on the veranda you just know in your heart that Island House Hotel really is the quintessential Mackinac Island experience. We are grateful you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return for many anniversaries to come.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Island House is a historical hotel. Service is very nice. Room is small, but it is clean. Decoration is very beautiful. My family and I love the dinning room and their breakfast. If you can find a table right beside of the window, you will have a very nice breakfast with wonderful lake view.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Island House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

We're glad to hear that you appreciated our cleanliness, decor and dining, and we are also so very happy that you enjoyed the view from our 1852 Grill Room while you had breakfast with us.

On behalf of our hotel and restaurant staff, thank you for taking the time to send us these kind words and we hope to see you again soon.

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