Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island has 393 unique guest rooms each individually decorated by Carleton Varney. Themes have been based on historical figures, locations, and United States First Ladies. Guests can choose from interior or lake view, and from one-bedroom or suites to the private Masco Cottage. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, cable TVs, coffeemakers, and a minibar. There is free WiFi throughout the hotel and extending onto the resort grounds.
Guests at Grand Hotel can stay active outdoors with activities such as 18-holes of golf on The Jewel, nine-holes of foot golf, tennis, swimming in the 220-foot-long serpentine-shaped pool, or lawn games in the Tea Garden. There are also opportunities for bicycling, horseback riding, Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, and shopping.
The gardens of Grand Hotel are legendary for a good reason. Guests are invited to take a stroll and enjoy the century-old lilacs, white cedar, and maple trees. They will be delighted with over 150 varieties of flowers that include roses, geraniums, lilies, daisies, and begonias.
For over 100 years Grand Hotel has been serving Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s parlor. Guests can enjoy tea, sherry or champagne while snacking on finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones or several other types of pastry while listening to a live music recital.
Dining at Grand Hotel is historic and traditional. So much so that guests in the Main Dining Room are asked to wear a coat and tie for gentlemen and a dress or pantsuit for ladies. Chef Hans Burtscher provides dishes created with fresh ingredients that complement the beautiful views of Mackinac Island. For a more casual eating experience, The Gate House is a short walk from Grand Hill and serves appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts on an outdoor patio or next to a warm fireplace.
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|Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM|
|Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.|
The Grand Hotel organizes a range of afternoon and evening activities that children over 5 years of age can participate in. Afternoon activities are on offer from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm and include arts and crafts sessions such as kite decorating and rock painting afternoons, or tours of different attractions such as the Butterfly House and Fort Mackinac. Evening programs are scheduled between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm and typically involve a themed dinner with games. Kids under 5 years of age can participate if accompanied by a parent or a babysitter.
If you are visiting the hotel for a special occasion, consider booking one of the Romance Packages to make your stay even more exceptional. There are 5 packages available, all offering a bottle of champagne with a combination of a flower arrangement, fresh fruits or cheese and crackers, but if you want a real treat you can book the Ultimate Touch of Romance Package which includes a bottle of champagne, a dozen roses, chocolate covered strawberries and Grand Hotel robes.
The Grand Hotel has a horse and carriage transfer service that can transport guests between the docks and the hotel. This service is on a first come first serve basis and a one-way fare costs $5.50 per person. The hotel will also take care of your luggage which will be transported from the ferry straight to your room and back upon departure, for a fee of $8.50 per person for the round trip. Make sure you keep the luggage tag you are given as you board the ferry as you will need to present it while checking in to your accommodation.
The Grand Hotel is well equipped to hold any kind of business events, from smaller meetings to workshops and large conventions. Audio visual equipment is available free of charge when you book an event at the hotel, and catering is available for an extra fee which depends on the number of guests and the style of menu you are after. If you want to add an extra activity, there are a variety of options from tours to sports activities and movie viewings.
You will find a large number of stores at the hotel, a lot of them selling souvenirs that you can bring back home such as Cagney’s which sells the hotel’s branded men’s clothing range, or Carleton’s Tea Store where you will find the Grand Hotel’s homemade fudge and wine. If you love the furniture of the hotel, you can get any item you like customized with Kindel furniture, and for long lasting memories of your stay, book a photography session with the hotel’s onsite photographers and you can choose to bring back the photos in print or on canvas.(Prices checked 29/05/19).
Grand Hotel is located at 286 Grand Avenue, 0.2 miles from the center of Mackinac Island. Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory is the closest landmark to Grand Hotel.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Grand Hotel.
Yes, Grand Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
Grand Hotel is 20.8 miles from Pellston Emmet County. Grand Hotel is 28.7 miles from Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa County.
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