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    The Story of Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

Welcome to the World’s Largest Summer Hotel

Grand Hotel first opened its doors in 1887 as a summer retreat for vacationers who traveled to Michigan by train, and came to Mackinac Island via steamer and boat. Throughout its tenure as America’s Summer Place, one family nurtured and guided the hotel’s growth to a highly acclaimed and much-beloved getaway.

Today, this National Historic Landmark continues to beguile guests with old-world hospitality and charm, inspired enhancements, and a heritage to be preserved for generations to come.

About Mackinac Island

Here are just a few of Mackinac Island’s countless accolades:

#1 Top U.S. Summer DestinationTripAdvisor
Top U.S. Islands AwardCondé Nast Traveler
#1 World’s Friendliest IslandTravel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

Find out how this “Jewel of the Great Lakes” has been enchanting visitors for over a century.

Our Story

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Get to know Grand Hotel through virtual tours, videos, and photos. Then, get ready to experience it for yourself.

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Getting Here & Around

Arrive by ferry. Travel around via bike and horse-drawn carriage. Here, journeys are just as charming as the destination.

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