Get To Know Grand Hotel
Since 1887, Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, has delighted guests from all over the world with its old-world hospitality and charm. Here are five reasons to fall in love with Grand Hotel.
It’s Where Historic Charm Meets Modern Amenities
A stay at Grand Hotel is like stepping back into a bygone era. A National Historic Landmark, it retains every inch of its historic ambiance, from traditional Afternoon Tea in the Parlor to the tastefully preserved original architecture. It’s the kind of place where you can easily imagine legendary figures like Mark Twain and President Harry S. Truman strolling the halls — and in fact, they did! The time-traveling feel of Grand Hotel is further amplified by the fact that cars aren’t allowed on Mackinac Island. Horse and carriage and bicycle are favored modes of transportation. Of course, all the other modern amenities today’s travelers expect are available at Grand Hotel.
Every Meal Is An Event At Grand Hotel
Throughout the history of the property, dining has been one of the highlights of every guest experience. Every meal is truly special, thanks to exceptional food, service and ambiance of the Main Dining Room overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. For more casual dining, try The Gate House, The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand, Woods, and the new Grand Coffee & Provisions, offering grab-n-go breakfast and lunch items (picnic in the Secret Garden, anyone?). Don’t miss Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor any time of the day.
It’s The Ideal Place To Celebrate
Whether you’re planning a wedding, a family reunion, an anniversary or anything else, Grand Hotel is perfect for celebrations of all shapes and sizes. Grand Hotel’s culinary team can create a menu to satisfy every attendee’s taste. The Grand Hotel Orchestra will keep guests dancing the night away. Able to host celebrations big and small, the hotel’s expert staff prides itself on being able to make every event, big or small, unforgettable.
An Unparalleled Location
Only accessible by ferry or plane, Mackinac Island is like no place on earth. We already mentioned its lack of cars, which creates a supremely relaxing environment. The island (pronounced MACK-in-awe) has been a vacation destination since the Victorian era. The summer weather is cool, the natural scenery is spectacular, and there’s no shortage of fun things to do. Hike the trails, paddle a kayak or ride a bike all the way around the island. Take a ferry under the mighty Mackinac Bridge, enjoy world-famous fudge or relax in a horse-drawn carriage. Trust us, you’re not going to want to leave.
Deep Attention To Detail
You could come to Grand Hotel every summer of your life and never have the same guest room experience twice. That’s because each of the hotel’s 397 guest rooms feature their own unique style and theme. Take a virtual tour! The accommodations are just the beginning of Grand Hotel’s attention to detail; it may be “America’s Summer Place,” but it may well be the little things that linger longest.