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Grand Hotel – Mackinac Island

Grand Hotel is situated on the southwestern bluff of Mackinac Island overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and – in the distance – the Mackinac Bridge. From the front porch – the world’s largest at 660 feet – guests can look down at the well-kept gardens and relax and enjoy the ambiance of “somewhere in time”. It is no wonder that hollywood has chosen to come here more than once. Indeed, like a classic movie, Grand Hotel is larger that life. The Victorian elegance has been kept intact. Each room at Grand Hotel has been tastefully decorated by New York designer Carleton Varney with its own special character and style. Breakfast and dinner daily are included in the Grand Hotel room rate, and are served in the Main Dining Room. Visit their website and familiarize yourself with the elegance and the history of this magnificent hotel. A stay on Mackinac Island at Grand Hotel is a unique experience and guests inevitably depart to the mainland with memories that last a lifetime.

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Front Porch of Grand Hotel

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Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
1-800-33-GRAND

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SOME COMMENTS FROM THE MACKINAC ISLAND PAGE ON FACEBOOK – 6/17/10

Just this past May, taking advantage of the Pure Michigan special at the Grand and expecting a room overlooking the stables. Instead got a room overlooking the Lake with 2 comfy chairs in front of a picture window. I would have been happy to stay in that room in front of that window with THAT VIEW the whole vacation!

My husband and I visited the Grand two Labor Days ago. The buffet on Sunday was “out of this world”. But the best part was we took a carriage ride there, and crossed the porch into the hotel. Once in the hotel, I asked an empoyee about paying to be on the porch. She graciously told me, “You are here now” not once, but twice, before I got the message. Thank you for the Grand staff for being SO grand!

My favorite memory happened several years ago. I was having high tea in the lobby of the Grand Hotel in my evening gown with the musicians playing the theme from “Somewhere in Time.” I remember thinking “Pinch me! I must be dreaming!”

My favorite memory: My family joined me in the spring of 2007 – 08 during the policy conference. I taught the sunrise yoga program for the conference attendees on the porch of the Grand Hotel. The gorgeous view, immaculate landscaping, and the sound of morning birds provided a peaceful backdrop for our annual practice.

I worked at the Grand Hotel as a lifeguard and lived in the poolhouse during the summer of 1998. It was one of the best summers of my life. I met my husband at the Grand – he worked on the greens crew. And now we live happily ever after, watching Somewhere in Time on each wedding anniversary.

SOME MORE COMMENTS FROM THE MACKINAC ISLAND PAGE ON FACEBOOK – 5/19/09

One of the best vacations we had. We had a suite which was fantastic over looking the bridge, pool, and garden. Want to go back soon.

Spent Mother’s Day weekend there and we will be back in 2 weeks. I love the High Tea, breakfast, friendly staff, beautiful view and seeing familar faces year after year in the shops, salon, staff. I also love eating at the Woods and Gate House. Best whitefish!!! and love their new menu.

Stayed there for the Win Some Women conference. We got to sleep in the Somewhere in Time suite! Super awesome and great food there!!

My three-day stay last week was wonderful… the stress of life melts away like ice sculptures in the sun.

A stay at Grand Hotel is always the highlight of the summer. It’s wonderful. Mackinac Island is such a magical place.

Love it. Stayed there well over a dozen times. Never been disappointed. The ambiance that surrounds the grand, is simply GRAND. Dressing up for dinner is what makes it so unique (and for those of you who do not know, it is the only time you have to be dressed up). Most of us simple folks don’t do that often enough. And believe it or not, most … people who stay at the grand are simple folks. Not stuffy or stuck up. Just looking for an “old” and “unique” place to get away. It’s not the only great place on the island as we have stayed at several other B&B’s, we even rented a home there last summer for a month. It’s all good. The island has so many great places to explore. But the grand always lives up to it’s name, GRAND.

Horseback riding, swimming, tennis, bike riding, movie watching, cards, dancing, dining, drinking, sitting on the worlds most beautiful porch, sight seeing at the fort, carriage ride, golf, duck pin bowling, ping pong, etc, etc, etc, one of the most beautiful places on earth!

My parents and I use to spend each summer month at the Grand Hotel. During the filming of Somewhere In Time, I was given a handful of quarters, and strict instructions to meet my parents at the dinner hall on time. The elevators took forever, so I decided to take the stairs down to the lower lobby to the game room. When I was descending the stairs at full speed, I came around a corner and BOOM! I ran smack dab into a man. As I was apologizing, he helped me pick up my quarters that had scattered everywhere. I stood up to thank the man, and I was thanking Christopher Reeve himself.

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Grand Hotel On Facebook

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Thursday February 22nd, 2018 - 12:39 pm

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We would like to share this wonderful post by one of our valued guests Susan K. Young. " Looking forward to visiting again, but nothing can compare to our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration this past July with our family at the Grand Hotel. It was truly a Grand Memory and treasured forever!" Thank you Susan! ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to share this wonderful post by one of our valued guests Susan K. Young.  Looking forward to visiting again, but nothing can compare to our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration this past July with our family at the Grand Hotel. It was truly a Grand Memory and treasured forever! Thank you Susan!

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My husband and I are talking about hosting our 50th anniversary there also! I can't imagine going anywhere else 💕❤️💕

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 - 9:53 am

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Grand Hotel seen from the east bluff of Mackinac Island. ... See MoreSee Less

Grand Hotel seen from the east bluff of Mackinac Island.

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The grand hotel is a beautiful place from EVERY angle. ❤️

My wife and I honeymooned in the Grand Hotel more than a quarter of a century ago. We were treated like royalty. I just love the hotel and the island. Anyone wondering where would be a good place to vacation should consider the hotel and the island. You'll thank me later.

I spent years working on the island with the scouts. Always loved the views of The Grand...I hope to get up there this summer and have my kids and family see the island for the first time (as we live in Indiana now).

Our first visit last summer has left us wanting more of The Grand.

Thanks for posting! That is an angle of the Grand Lady that we don't often see! 🙂

Wow! Sharing

Beautiful sight! Can't wait to come back again! 😊

I love any and all photos of Grand Hotel... Thanks for another view 😍❤️😍

I love this! I will have to try for the same shot!

This photograph is outstanding.

Can’t wait for our visit. My Carleton tea is getting low.🌺

That’s awesome

Majestic

Just beautiful

Robin Graff Reed

Beautiful!

Gorgeous view.

beautiful place

Love this

Stunning!

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Monday February 19th, 2018 - 10:09 am

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Happy Presidents' Day! Did you know 5 U.S. Presidents have visited us at Grand Hotel? ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Presidents Day! Did you know 5 U.S. Presidents have visited us at Grand Hotel?

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Pls tell us which ones! Thank you 😊

The Grand Hotel is a wonderful historical treasure​. Please let us know the presidents who have been a guest at the Grand. Do all have a room/suite named in their honor?

I have had the pleasure of staying at the Grand Hotel two separate times, but then I lived on the East Coast and both times we made road trips to get there from Georgia. I long to visit again, I am so ready!

I have a question. I know I asked it last year too. Are you planning on getting a Pandora charm of the Grand? Maybe a geramin, or horse and carriage. Something!

Definitely a historical treasure in Michigan. So incredibly fortunate to have my honeymoon there in '15.

Would love to stay in this room!

My Husband & I stayed in the Vanderbilt suite for our anniversary last Summer, it has a Lake view and is gorgeous!

The Lady Bird Johnson suite is a beautiful suite on the top floor beside the owner’s suite. It overlooks the bridge and the lighthouse....has a nice balcony. The room is very cheerful....we enjoyed staying in this room!

Thank you! I have had the joy of staying in some of the President’s suites, even the President’s suite...and the First Lady suites...they are all Grand!

Got invited into "The Apartment of the President of the United States" you have there." Very impressive.

And how many future presidents?!

Love this suite and all of the First ladies suites. And I love that the First ladies had a say in the decorations of each of their rooms . They are elegant and beautiful, I love them all ❤️😍❤️

Denny Hall Luke Stapleton MacKenzie Ciganick good mems

Did they all stay in the Presidential Suite? 🙂

Hi Grand didn't JFK come to the hotel when he was running for president in 1960 , I hope so . please post more soon. Happy Week.

I love this suite! So beautiful and very comfortable.

Our favorite hotel in the world!

My favorite room in the hotel!

Evocative of another era - love it 😍

Yasmin Bryce Morgan Cambs so glad I still get these updates 👍🏻

Five U.S. Presidents — Clinton, Bush, Ford, Kennedy, and Truman — have visited Grand Hotel.

I have stayed in the Lincoln Suite! Winsome Women Retreat 2008*

I have stayed in this room, truly beautiful and historical

Beautiful rooms at the Grand Hotel.

So, when do you tell us?

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Saturday February 17th, 2018 - 11:30 am

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NEW BLOG>> Today we welcome Michigan State University’s Accafellas, MSU Accafellas to the Grand Hotel Blog! Grand Hotel Arts Weekend Presents An Evening with the Accafellas! They last graced Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel with their gift of song back in 2013 and are thrilled to be back for 2018 Arts Weekend. ow.ly/fZqf30irRPy ... See MoreSee Less

NEW BLOG>>  Today we welcome Michigan State University’s Accafellas, MSU Accafellas to the Grand Hotel Blog! Grand Hotel Arts Weekend Presents An Evening with the Accafellas! They last graced Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel with their gift of song back in 2013 and are thrilled to be back for 2018 Arts Weekend. http://ow.ly/fZqf30irRPy

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Love all the shirt colors.

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Grand Hotel – Photos via Instagram

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