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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.

Grand Hotel – Children’s Programs
Grand Hotel – Esther Williams Swimming Pool
Front Porch of Grand Hotel

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Grand Hotel named one the World’s Best Resorts by Conde’ Nast Traveler
Readers of Conde’ Nast Traveler selected Grand Hotel as one of the World’s Best Mainland U.S. Resorts in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Travel Awards.

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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Monday July 22nd, 2019 - 11:08 am

Grand Hotel

Day 33: Watch the Boats for the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race cruise in to the finish line. ⛵️🙌☀️ Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race #94GrandSummerDays ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wow😊

Yep, done that.

Were in

Sunday July 21st, 2019 - 11:55 am

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Day 32: It’s National Ice Cream Day! Celebrate by going to Sadie’s and grabbing a scoop of your favorite Hudsonville Ice Cream flavor! 🍦🙌🍦 #94GrandSummerDays ... See MoreSee Less

Day 32: It’s National Ice Cream Day! Celebrate by going to Sadie’s and grabbing a scoop of your favorite Hudsonville Ice Cream flavor! 🍦🙌🍦 #94GrandSummerDays

 

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This was our lunch yesterday!

Jenna Mattison Bader

That’s what we did after our two hour carriage ride around Mackinac Island. Delicious ice cream 🍦!

Like icecream... LOVE the Grand Hotel❤ true

Aahhhhh....Sadie’s!!!:)

💚🧡💛

Double chocolate almond is Delicious 😋

Yummy can't wait till we come to the island and come for ice cream

😋Yummy

Yum!!

We'll see you soon! 🍦🍨

Where is the super man ice cream ???? <3

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Saturday July 20th, 2019 - 11:39 am

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Day 31: Check into 1 of 397 Uniquely Decorated Rooms at Grand Hotel! #94GrandSummerDays ... See MoreSee Less

Day 31: Check into 1 of 397 Uniquely Decorated Rooms at Grand Hotel! #94GrandSummerDays

 

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Will never make it with all of the walking involved...

I just love my Grand Hotel! I work hard to save for my downtime spent with my framily at The Grand. So worth making this a priority to enjoy a room like this and the service from those who truly understand what customer service really should be like.

Love the room and the Grand. I don’t care for people who go out of their way to post negative comments. If you can’t say something nice people don’t say it st all !

This room is not for me looks like carnival

I’m coming on Labor Day. Was so fortunate to stay in the lilac suite last year. How do I request an upgrade from my basic booking?

Would be like sleeping in a box of movie popcorn. 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿

Sue Szeliga Lindstrom...look at this room. Love the decor!!!

I don’t like that decor

All unique rooms are beautiful, but the Themed rooms are awesome!

I'm a 'less is more' person so I am not a fan.

I want this room!

I will always dream of being there. Have for more years than I can remember <3

That sure is bright!

🐢 love the Grand

On my bucket list for someday😍

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! Love this room!! Can’t wait to buy the book by the talented Carleton Varney depicting the rooms!! 💜💜💜 Brian love this room sweetie!

Love the pink!!!

Open the door to a wonderful surprise every time you stay at The Grand!!! Gorgeous room

Another stunning design! Private message me with room # so I can reserve for a future stay. Just beautiful!

Soon!

What room is this?

Do not care for this combo of colors

Oh Mr. Varney, you outdid yourself.

Does it have a view of the lake? Our last room didn't.

I love this room

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Friday July 19th, 2019 - 10:29 am

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It's Grand Family Fun Friday and Family Added Value Days at Grand Hotel! Share your family fun with hastag #grandfamilyfun and make the most of your summer stay! Book your Family Added Value Days Sponsored by Hudsonville Ice Cream online at - www.grandhotel.com/packages/family-added-value-days/ ... See MoreSee Less

Its Grand Family Fun Friday and Family Added Value Days at Grand Hotel! Share your family fun with hastag #grandfamilyfun and make the most of your summer stay! Book your Family Added Value Days Sponsored by Hudsonville Ice Cream online at - https://www.grandhotel.com/packages/family-added-value-days/Image attachment

 

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Earlier this spring, “secret garden”

🍀👍⭐️🇱🇷♥️🌻🎈🎼🎼🎼

BEAUTIFUL! <3 <3 <3

We were there for a short stay this week and it was Fantastic as usual!!! 17 years without missing a year staying at Grand Hotel.... And for the last 8-10 years I haven't missed a single month that they are open.... It all started about 50 years ago with my first visit to the island...I can't imagine life without Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel ❤️

What a great picture! (both of them)

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Grand Hotel – Photos via Instagram

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