This Mackinac Island hotel was placed on Travel + Leisure’s Best Hotels in the World in both 2008 and 2009. It is a landmark on this “no cars” island in the Mackinac Straits. Built in 1887, the Grand Hotel has 385 rooms decorated by New York designer Carleton Varney, no two of which are the same. A 660 foot front porch that is the world’s largest. In 1980 the movie “Somewhere in Time” was filmed on location at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Breakfast and dinner are included daily in most guest room rates. All children under 11 years old and younger stay and eat free. The Grand Hotel experience includes dressing for dinner. Evening wear is required in all areas of the hotel: coat and tie for gentlemen, and dresses or pantsuits for ladies. The Grand Hotel has views of the Mackinac Bridge and sits close to Fort Mackinac, carriage tours, bicycling and other Mackinac Island attractions.
NEW FOR 2016: This iconic Victorian-era resort perched on a bluff overlooking the Straits of Mackinac sets an elegant backdrop for memorable meetings. The two-story, 16,000-square-foot Woodfill Conference Center has space for up to 800 attendees, with smaller rooms nearby for breakout sessions or smaller groups. New for 2016: Sushi Grand, a made-to-order sushi restaurant next to the hotel’s Gate House; an upgraded business center with state-of-the-art facilities; 400 new meeting-room chairs for more comfortable conferences, and more. After-work activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, bicycle trips, and golf at the Grand’s 18-hole Jewel course, with nine holes near the water and nine in the woods.
- 18-hole golf course
- Clay tennis courts
- Heated, Esther Williams swimming pool
- Fitness Center
- Children’s Programs
- Grand Hotel Spa