Island House Hotel

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Island House Hotel

3.5 star property
Lakefront hotel with 2 restaurants, near Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum

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Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
6966 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI, 49757
Main amenities
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Indoor pool and 2 spa tubs
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Vending machine
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Picnic area
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a state park
  • Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau - 1 min drive
  • Lake Huron - 1 min drive
  • Mackinaw City Ferry Terminal - 51 min drive
  • Headlands International Dark Sky Park - 54 min drive

Getting around

  • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 76 min drive
  • Mackinac Island, MI (MCD) - 1.3 miles/2.1 km
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU-Chippewa County Intl.) - 28.9 miles/46.5 km

About this property

Island House Hotel

Island House Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Mackinac Island. The indoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at 1852 Grill Room, one of 2 restaurants, which serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Other highlights at this historic hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers love the restaurant and central location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 94 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property for discounted ferry transportation tickets from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace docks to Mackinac Island.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1852
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • An indoor pool
  • 2 spa tubs


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features


1852 Grill Room - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.
Ice House BBQ - This poolside restaurant specializes in barbecue and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 for adults and USD 20 for children (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between October 11 and May 6.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Island House Hotel
Island House Hotel Mackinac Island
Island House Mackinac Island
Island Hotel Mackinac
Island House Hotel Hotel
Island House Hotel Mackinac Island
Island House Hotel Hotel Mackinac Island

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Overall score and ratings

10/10 Exceptional

Classic Mackinac
Classic Mackinac Island hotel with excellent view, restaurant, and tons of history.
Kim, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Staff was very good. Great location and views. Minimal hot water pressure for shower and very large hard pillows with no alternatives in the room
James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mark, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location, not so great coffee.
A beautiful hotel and a great location. The service was excellent. Now the negatives - coffee totally inadequate, cheap Motel 6 in room quality coffee. Restaurant didn't open until 8am, only other coffee available is at Starbucks two blocks away and they do not open until 7am. So if you rise early and like coffee "beware". Second negative is the room is extremely small and the bathroom as well. I mean really small, as I walked the hallways and glanced at the rooms being cleaned they all looked small. Overall we enjoyed out stay at the Island House.
David, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charles, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel but do not eat there
The rooms were small but clean and ample. The lobby is nice, as was the porch. It is an easy, short walk into town. Staff was great. As for the onsite restaurants: Do not do breakfast at the restaurat and for a bbq restaurant, the worst meal at the Ice House was the bbq! There are better, less expensive restaurants.
Jill, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel on Mackinac
Excellent location close to the ferry, extremely clean, and modernly updated. Staff gave us a special welcome snack tray since it was our honeymoon. Excellent view and very clean rooms!
Aaron, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A nice time
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mackinac Island Romance!
Wonderful location and friendly staff! Gracie was a delightful front desk clerk!
Merritt, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pamela, 3-night trip
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