Travel Tips for The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan
The Grand Hotel on
Mackinac Island, Michigan is a rarity among hotels -- it's a destination in itself.
Rather than merely providing upscale accommodations for visitors to Mackinac
Island, the Grand Hotel itself is the focal point of many Mackinac visitors.
The hotel has become so well known (and almost revered) that the magnificent
island where it is located would not be the same without it. We have
even included the hotel as a separate destination in our
travel directory. Please
see our separate pages on Mackinac Island for travel tips to the island.
This, of course, is the famous Grand Hotel from
the movie "Somewhere in Time" starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.
The hotel is also the grand old lady of the late 1800's who has weathered turbulent
times and significant changes in our society, to emerge as a refined and elegant
example of what great hotels once were, and still could be. Her name is
appropriate. In recent years, the Grand Hotel has been named as one of the
500 greatest hotels in the world by Travel and Leisure magazine, and is on the Gold
List for Conde Nast Traveler as one of the world's best places to stay.
A complete list of the hotel's awards are on its
If you are a fan of "Somewhere in Time," you can
immerse yourself in the surroundings from the movie, from the hotel to the
island. In addition, in October, 2010, the hotel will host a special "Somewhere in
Time" weekend, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film.
We spent three nights at the Grand Hotel in July,
2010. We had booked a Category III room (see the hotel's website for a
description of the categories) and were
assigned a lake view room with a balcony. We were very impressed by the Grand Hotel,
and highly recommend it. Our travel tips
Reserving a Room
at the Grand Hotel
Getting to The Grand Hotel
Photos of the