Experience the tradition of Grand Hotel, located on northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island. You will never forget the spectacular views from a rocking chair overlooking the Straits of Mackinac from the world’s longest porch. Third-generation, family-owned by the Musser family, Grand Hotel is rich in history, a place where time moves at the pace of horse-drawn carriages and bicycles. Here, meals are an event and traditions such as Afternoon Tea in the Parlor and nightly dancing remain a noteworthy part of the guest experience. Take a step away from it all and unwind in the warm hospitality that has been charming guests since 1887.
Grand Hotel offers exceptional accommodations, with each guest room uniquely decorated by interior designer Carleton Varney of Dorothy Draper & Co. in New York City. Grand Hotel is recognized as Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels and the Best Hotel in Michigan, and Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 5 Midwest Resorts.
Interesting Facts About Grand Hotel
- Built in 1887
- 393 guest rooms with no two room decorated the same
- At 660 feet, Grand Hotel's Front Porch is the world's longest
- It takes 500,000 gallons of water to fill Grand Hotel's swimming pool, named for actress Esther Williams, who starred in the 1949 movie This Time for Keeps, filmed at Grand Hotel.
- Somewhere in Time, starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer, was filmed at Grand Hotel in 1979.
- The Somewhere in Time fan club hosts a weekend each October at Grand Hotel.
- The Mackinac Bridge, visible from the hotel, was opened in 1957 and joins Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. At 8,614 feet, it is the longest suspension bridge in North America.
- Five U.S. Presidents have visited Grand Hotel: Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
- More than 50,000 Grand Pecan Balls, the hotel's most popular dessert, are served each season.
- The Grand Hotel's Front Porch flowers include 2,500 geraniums in 260 planting boxes.
- One ton of bulbs are planted in the fall, including 25,000 tulips and 15,000 daffodils.
- More than 125,000 bedding plants (annuals) are used to create the gardens throughout the hotel grounds.
- On-site dining and 6 off-site restaurants
- Most stays include breakfast and five-course dinner daily
- 393 guest rooms with one and two bedroom suite options
- Children 9 and under are complimentary
- Children's programs Memorial Day through Labor Day
- Woodfill Conference Center with 6 meeting rooms
- Outdoor heated swimming pool
- 18 hole golf course where golfers are taken between nines via horse-drawn carriage
- Tea Garden activities including Bocci ball and Croquet
- Tennis and Pickleball
- Vita Course
- Grand Stables
- Cable TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Water views
- Exercise room
- Smoke free hotel
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