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Mackinac Island Hotels: 25 Favorite Places to Stay (MAP)

Horse walking on Mackinac island in from on Mackinac island hotel

Our TOP 25 Favorite Spots to Stay on Mackinac Island (with MAP)

Mackinac Island Hotels

Visiting the Island? You’re going to want to find a Mackinac Island hotel and stay overnight. Mackinac is America’s summer place: a mix of Victorian charm; sweet chocolate fudge; rich history and pure northern Michigan magic.

This historic seaside resort is the crown jewel of Michigan tourism – and one of the most uniquely charming spots in the United States, in our well-traveled opinion.

Mackinac Island sits quite majestically at the tip of the Michigan “Mitten,” on Lake Huron in the Straits of Mackinac.

The island draws visitors from around the world: approximately one million (!) annually, and with good reason.

We’ve lived in Michigan out entire lives, and can honestly say that the season isn’t complete without at least one visit to Mackinac Island.

Read on to discover WHY staying on Mackinac Island is such a special treat…and where we love to stay when we visit. Scroll though to the bottom for the Mackinac Island Lodging Map.

Mackinac island hotels on main street

Staying on the Island

There’s nothing quite like a trip to Mackinac Island for making lasting memories.

A trip to Mackinac Island is a little like a fairy tale come to life, and visitors to the island can’t help but be awed by the island’s beauty and overwhelmed by the comforting feeling of stepping back in time.

From the moment you step aboard a Mackinac Island ferry to the moment the pretty island comes into view as it rises above Lake Huron, you know you’re in for special treat.

You’ll want to spend every moment making sure your visit to Mackinac Island is special, and you’re not missing anything.

Be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Mackinac Island and our posts on the top things do do once you get on the Island, “Mind-blowing Mackinac Adventures: 11 Top Things to do on Mackinac Island.

Mackinac island hotels in the fall

Where to Stay on Mackinac Island

Spring, Summer, or Fall, Mackinac Island is a vacation destination for travelers from across the world, this national historic landmark is a must on your vacation bucket list for a day-trip; weekend getaway or extended vacation.

If you’re looking for a hotel in Mackinac Island that will provide you with a lifetime of memories, we’ll help you start planning your getaway now.

We love sharing the magic of the Island with you, and hope to help you find the best place to stay during your visit.

hotels on Mackinac Island near the docks

Planning Your Visit to Mackinac Island

It’s important to know that Mackinac Island tourism starts ramping up in early spring, way before the ferry docks begin filling with visitors on their way over from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.

Lodgings in Mackinac Island are limited, and it’s important to know where to stay as you plan your Mackinac Island travel.

Note that price per night varies; as does type of lodging on Michigan’s Mackinac.

You’ll find a range of options, including family hotels, popular hotels and some off-the-beaten-path, lakefront hotels and resorts in Mackinac Island.

You can also use the map below to discover the our favorite places to stay on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Mackinac island hotels overlooking the lake

Mackinac Island Lodging

We’ve stayed at just about every spot on Mackinac Island, from hotels to inns; cottages to Bed and Breakfasts; and even some Airbnb’s and private rentals.

We’re sharing some of our favorite places to stay as well as some of the other lovely lodging spots on the island.

Sift through them and find YOUR favorite place to stay on Mackinac Island.


Mackinac Island Lodging Map

map of Mackinac island hotels
map of Mackinac island hotels
woman looking or at Lake Huron on mackinac island

More of Our Top 25 Places to Stay on Mackinac Island

In addition to the places we’ve shared, lodging choices abound for visitors to Mackinac Island at a wide variety of price points: fine hotels, resorts, inns, Bed and Breakfasts, private rentals…the possibilities are endless.

Please read on to explore these additional options for lodging on Mackinac Island.

Hotels on Mackinac Island

  • Bicycle Street Inn & Waterfront Collection
  • The Chippewa Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • The Inn at Stonecliffe
  • The Inn on Mackinac
  • Island House Hotel
  • Lake View Hotel
  • Lilac Tree Suites and Spa
  • Mackinac House
  • Mission Point Resort
  • Murray Hotel
  • The Pontiac Lodge
  • Windermere Hotel

Mackinac Island Bed and Breakfasts

Looking for friendly Bed an Breakfast Accommodations? Try these 13 Top Mackinac BnB’s:

  • Bay View on Mackinac Island
  • Bogan Lane Inn
  • Cloghaun Inn
  • Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
  • Haan’s 1830 Inn
  • Hart’s Inn at French Lane
  • Jacob Wendell House Bed & Breakfast
  • Market Street Inn
  • Metivier Inn
  • Park Place Suites
  • Pine Cottage Bed and Breakfast
  • Small Point Bed and Breakfast
  • Voyageur Inn

Vacation Rentals and Cottages

Here are three Top Vacation Rentals on Mackinac Island:

  • Dreamcatcher Cottage
  • Mackinac Vacation Rentals
  • McGreevy Cottage

Condominium Rentals

Looking for Condominiums to rent on Mackinac Island? Try these 6 Top Condo Rentals on Mackinac:

Ultimate Guide to Mackinac Island

Explore Mackinac Island …

Everything you need to know about Michigan’s magical island gem is here, in our Ultimate Guide to Mackinac Island.