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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Mackinaw Island, and after several years of trying different hotels, we have found the Windermere to be our favorite, having stayed there, now, on three different occasions. It's quaint, clean and "homey." The staff and other guests feel like a family. It has a great location on the edge of town with a beautiful view of the Straits...

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Cedar Park, United States
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you're looking for a modern Hilton, this is not it. It is a beautiful Victorian hotel in a perfect location on one edge of Main Street. Great view of the lake from the front porch. Clean and people are friendly. My only complaint would be the rock hard mattress.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Beautiful old hotel on the edge of town. Wonderful porch to watch ferries and ore carriers travel past. Neat older rooms with large windows. Rooms not large but of adequate size. Three floors, no elevator, and several steps up into the hotel. Not expensive for Mackinac Island. Many returning guests.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 October 2016

let me start by saying that this hotel is in an AMAZING location-it's across the street from the water, adjacent to the ferry line(s), and, essentially, in the downtown area. the hotel, itself is quite quaint. it is definitely older, but that is what gives it the charm it has. each room has its own bathroom and ours had two...

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Indiana
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great location. Saw a beautiful sunset and sunrise very close to the porch. Hospitable owner willing to share her life long knowledge of the Island. Our family room was very full with 3 beds and even had a partial view. We stored our bags in the entry after checkout and the location was again great to park bikes and drop...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband and I have stayed at the Windermere for many years and love it! The rooms are clean and comfortable and nicely decorated. We love sitting on the porch watching the freighters go by, looking at the lighthouses, and people watching. The sunroom is a great spot for playing cards or games in the evening. The hotel has a...

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Windermere is at the west end of Main St., about 76 steps to the Star Line Ferry entrance and probably about 150 steps to Shepplers Ferry. Arnold's Ferry is near the opposite end of Main St. From it's popular front porch, which seats about 18, one sees the hustle and bustle of horse drawn vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians about...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 13 September 2016

When we can spend a night or two on the island, we've always stayed at the Windermere. We've probably been staying here since the 1990's. Our Aug. 2016 was the 1st one with extended family. The Windermere's location is perfect for us: not in the middle of the hustle, but close enough for a quick shopping trip, an ice cream...

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Centerville, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Windermere has a nice front porch with a great view of the water and the light house. Location is great for the star line ferry and riding bikes. Rooms were basic without tvs and no air conditioning to speak of. Staff was very pleasant and helpful.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The very best thing about the Windermere is the front porch! It's right at the edge of town and overlooks the park so you have activity, but not the huge hustle and bustle of downtown. You can sit on the porch and rock away the day or participate fully in all the island has to offer. The rooms are comfortable...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Windermere Hotel

Address: Main St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-0538
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Price Range: €81 - €242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Windermere Hotel Mackinac Island
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“Get a room with a lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles G294OKmichaelm, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We love room b on the first floor! It is roomy and looks out on the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles H476NSmariel, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a east view of gardens and main street”
 of 5 bubbles 117douglask, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Front third floor corner room”
 of 5 bubbles krokro, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Second floor rooms overlooking the gardens were spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles ccmitchellusa, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
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