Located on Northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island, Grand Hotel beckons you to a bygone era of old-world hospitality and charm. It’s a destination that runs on an island place; where cars are not allowed and everything is a bike or carriage ride away. We’ve been welcoming guests since 1887, and continue to embrace our rich history with cherished traditions and new surprises to discover. It is a different kind of place that is unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
Esther Williams Swimming Pool
Experience the iconic Esther Williams Swimming pool. The newly renovated, family-friendly area features a water jet play area and water slide, reservable cabanas, a pool bar offering food and beverages, and an adults-only infinity pool with panoramic views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge.
Grand Dining Experiences
Grand Hotel offers eight distinct dining experiences for every occasion. Whether it’s fine dining at our elegant Main Dining Room, taking in some of the best island and lake views from our Fort Mackinac Tea Room or taking an enchanting carriage ride through the woods to get to our highly acclaimed Woods Restaurant, there is something different to discover at each.
A Dream Wedding Destination
For over 130 years, Grand Hotel has been the premier wedding destination offering unforgettable spaces for events ranging from intimate weddings on our majestic front porch to celebrations for up to 400 guests. Grand Hotel is the picture-perfect setting for memorable occasions.
The Jewel Golf Course
Selected for the 2021 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Historic Golf Courses, The Jewel is one of the most unique courses in Northern Michigan and the United States. As the only course in the country with horse-drawn carriage rides between nines, it truly is a Grand golf experience.
A Car-Free Island
From a horse drawn taxi to a historical carriage tour, horses reign supreme on Mackinac Island with more than 500 horses calling the island their home. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the island and all transportation is provided by horse and carriage or bicycle.
We approach our business with an owner’s mentality and financial cunning, yet we embody hospitality with deep reverence to our craft. Boasting some of the most talented and well-respected talent in hospitality, Davidson consistently delivers value to our team members and owners through highly specialized and innovative service.