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Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
P.O. Box 250
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

T: 906.847.3341
F: 906.847.6416
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Guest Comments

10-20-13
Corner, Greenville MI
We love the Chippewa and have been staying there for over 20 years. Way back when it was the "old" rooms, no air, no TV, etc. It never disappoints. We love Mackinac Island's atmosphere, people and the hotel. Always clean and friendly! Keep on keeping on with what you do!
10-20-13
Brzezniak, Ypsilanti MI
The staff at the Chippewa was extremely friendly as soon as I arrived with my three sons. We were treated like family the entire stay. Our room was lovely with sailboat theme and I loved the Lilac Tree Spa toiletries. It was a weekend of sheer bliss! Thank you to the wonderful staff for making our stay so pleasant.
10-16-13
Bushong, Crest Hill IL
We found Chippewa by going online to find a hotel on the island to stay for our 25th Anniversary. We had the best time ever! It was very cozy and we felt like we were at home not a hotel! The food at the Pink Pony was delicious. After dinner we spent a few hours at the very friendly bar. It was very relaxing. We were not disappointed with our stay here. Most definitely would stay here again. The price was good too! We would recommend staying here to our family and friends!
10-15-13
Slater, Williamston MI
The Chippewa is a 'great' place to stay in every respect. 'Great' staff, clean, comfortable rooms. The Pink Pony has 'great' food, a top notch attentive staff and we've had a 'great' time each time we've been there. For what more could you ask?
10-15-13
Oertel, Enumclaw WA
We ended a two week road trip through WI and MI at your hotel. It was the highlight of the trip. The Chippewa is beautiful. The food and drink are outstanding. The staff is kind, courteous and helpful. We hope to return some day. Next time we will reserve a room on the 3rd or 4th floor as to avoid some of the night time street noise. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
10-14-13
Steckel, Sylvania OH
My wife and I have been coming here for years and as usual it was a wonderful time. We just love the "Chip" and are already planning for next years visit.
10-11-13
Esqueda, Iron River MI
We had the 3rd floor suite at the end adjacent to the marina. What a great room overlooking beautiful Haldimand Bay. The best was the awesome Chip staff - the front desk personnel, dock porters, and Pony bartenders are the best. The front desk mgr is incredibly nice, personable, and helpful. We stayed twice at the Chip this yr. Will always return!
10-01-13
Idema, Lowell MI
Seven of my friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Chippewa Hotel on Mackinac Island. We take a trip together for a few days annually. This vacation was right up there with our CA and NY trips. The staff and our room at the Chippewa were just perfect. Thank you.
10-01-13
Miller, Frankenmuth, Mi AL
This was our 3rd stay at the "Chip" and it was great. We would not stay at any other hotel. Everyone is helpful and friendly. Thank you so much.
09-30-13
Lanam, Pinckney MI
Rooms were clean, Large and well kept. Service staff were very friendly and professional. Had Breakfast at the restaurant and the meals were fine. Prices weren't all that low, but one of the lowest on the Island.
09-25-13
Spencer, Indianapolis IN
Fabulous! The rooms are well appointed and the beds super comfy. I love sitting on the balcony watching the sun rise and drinking Mackinac Island Fudge Coffee-it doesn't get better than this!!
09-25-13
Vermeulen, Gimli, Manitoba AL
We stayed at the end of Sep. for 3 nights and this was truly the highlight of our roadtrip. This was a "girl's getaway" for 2 of us that had not been up to Mackinac for a "few" decades. Let me start with the staff, Nicole at the front desk is a gem, Joel, the waitress in the dining room is a treasure, both of these young ladies went out of their way to answer questions, and give island tips. I would hire either of them for any job in a minute. Our suite #402 has to have the best view on island...waking up to the clip-clop of horse hooves on the street below was magical, yet the quietness at night was wonderful. I would not stay anywhere else in the future. The Pink Pony restaurant has wonderful food and views...I cannot wait to return...Many thanks again to the staff and hotel for making our trip truly perfect.
09-23-13
Okrzesik, Georgetown IN
We were celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary and had never been to Mackinac Island. The Chippewa made our stay extra special. We ate two meals at the Pink Pony and the food was great. Thank you for all you did to make this special trip a wonderful memory. I would highly recommend staying at the Chippewa!
09-18-13
Ferrebee, White Pigeon MI
My daughter & I came for her birthday. Our room was upgraded & we were thrilled! The view was beautiful, the food fantastic & the staff made you feel so welcome & comfortable. We will always stay at the Chippewa whenever we visit. Thank you, thank you for making our stay a very comfortable & memorable one. We will be back soon!
09-18-13
Piliouras, Rochester MI
We've stayed at the Chippewa for 10 years in a row. This summer we enjoyed a week and just came back again this Sept. Chippewa is the best place I've travelled to in the US. Thanks to Brian, Nikki, Brie and the entire staff for making us feel welcome and going above and beyond always! See you again soon!
09-17-13
Campbell, Sarasota FL
This was our first visit to Mackinac Island. The Chippewa Hotel was such a wonderful experience. We were close to everything. Our room was clean and comfortable. We had breakfast and dinner in the diningroom with such a beautiful view. The Pink Pony Bar was so much fun. We hope we can get back soon.
09-13-13
Jones, Oshkosh AL
Our stay the weekend of 9-13-13 was excellent. Our room was neat and clean, comfortable beds and the turn down service is a nice touch. Thanks to the courteous staff we had a very nice time.
09-04-13
Hunt, Oshkosh WI
We stayed for two nights at the Chippewa and are glad we did. The great view, the location made for a great vacation. The only drawback was the staf on the patio. We tried to go out and enjoy a drink on the patio and were told the patio was closed. It was 4:15pm and 85 outside, but the staf said after Labor day they can stop seating after 4pm. Well we took our buisness elswhere.
09-03-13
Democh, Chino Hills CA
I left my phone charger and inquired if there were any previous guests left. Think Kevin, on duty at night, didn't find any but was kind enough to charge both my phone and tablet with his personal charger. Kudos for above and beyond. Great customer service! Maria Democh
09-02-13
Marcin-Prutsman, Tinley Park IL
We stayed 2 nights and loved Chippewa. The people were very nice and accessible. The room was spacious and super clean. The Pink Pony was fun and the food was so good that we ate dinner there both nights of our stay on Mackinac Island.
09-01-13
Weinkauf, South Bend IN
Excellent staff, nice room. Our second time staying here, was very nice!
08-25-13
Moreland, Swartz Creek MI
My husband and I just celebrated our 45th. anniversary on Mackinac Island and stayed at your lovely hotel. The Chippewa was the perfect place to stay--near the pier, shops, restaurants, the park. Our waterfront suite with balcony was beautiful with a great view and plenty of room. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
08-20-13
German, Bloomfield Hills MI
Soooo wonderful! This hotel is lovely, comfortable and accommodating. My sister and I have limited physical abilities, so the location was perfect!
08-11-13
Dunnigan, Montgomery IN
Everything was wonderful during our stay. The staff couldn't be more helpful & courteous. Josh, one of your porters went above and beyond to help us with our luggage. We will stay with you again for sure!! One of our best hotel experiences ever!! Thank You!!
08-10-13
Clark, Farmington Hills MI
We really enjoyed our stay! The room was great! We used the hot tub many times and enjoyed the Pink Pony experience. One suggestion... time to upgrade the in room coffee service. Other comparable hotels provide this and it is a plus. Please consider!
07-27-13
Krajniak, Gaylord MI
Thank you Chippewa Hotel! Each July my husband and I stay at the Chip and each year it just gets better! We are welcomed by the friendly staff who always greet you with sincere kindness and we love the new renovations. Our stay was fabulous and as always we are looking forward to our next trip to the island!
07-26-13
Burkhardt, Grand Rapids MI
This was the first time we stayed at the Chippewa. We had a beautiful suite overlooking the bay. The room was clean, nicely decorated, and very spacious. We would definitely stay here again.
10-25-12
Fisher, Carson city MI
We had a wonderful time at the chippewa, It was our 30th annv.and we couldnt have picked abetter place. The staff was great,rooms were clean cookies and milk were a great treat in the evening . At the front desk they were ready to asnwer guestions and always very nice even when they were busy. They also have a great bar and 2 places to dine. Great time we will be back next year.
10-25-12
MIller, Eureka IL
Lovely place! The rooms are SO accommodating and spacious. Gorgeous view and to top it off milk and cookies and chocolates brought to your door every night! We have never been in a hotel that does that! :) We will be back!
10-13-12
LeMense, Fond du lac WI
We have been to Mackinac Island 3 times this year,and stayed on the Island for 1st time in Oct. The weather was awful due to the rain, but our hotel made up for it. Friendly desk service, clean room, great views. We will definitely stay here again!
10-12-12
Girdley, Rapid City MI
We have stayed at the Chippewa several times.Always have a good time and have always gotten great service. Loved our room this year.
10-07-12
Johnson, Clinton Township MI
What a terrific stay! Our first overnight on Mackinac Island and we are already planning our return to the Chippewa Hotel. Thank you so much for such a warm and comfortable stay! The Pink Pony as well served up yummy food and drinks. A+++
10-07-12
MANSELL, STRONGSVILLE OH
Great Stay - We loved it there! Rooms were excellent, staff was friendly. We'll be back.
09-29-12
King, davison MI
The room was fantastic!!! As always service was wonderful.....food fantastic.....Hope to be back next year.
09-28-12
Handy, Muskegon, Mi. AL
We loved our time with you. It's been over 20years since I last stayed overnight on Mac, but it seemed like coming home to be at the Chippewa again! Such wonderful changes!, but no change in your warm & friendly welcome and kindnesses. Thanks!
09-26-12
Tyler, Traverse City MI
Our top floor corner suite was beautiful with wonderful views of the harbor and fort. The staff was friendly and helpful. This was a beautiful time to visit the Island. We look forward to visiting again in the fall.
09-26-12
Malmstrom, Brampton, Canada OK
As a first time visitor to Mackinac Island, I was very happy to stay at your hotel. I definately recommend the island and especially the Chippewa Hotel for anyone planning a future trip. Thanks again
09-18-12
Durance, Davison MI
The Chippewa was the first place we stayed on the island a couple years ago and we haven't tried any others. We like the convienent location downtown. Management and staff are all very friendly, which makes a big difference when you enter a hotel. The rooms are clean and neat and feel comfortable. We like the street side because it is fun to watch all the activity from "above". In the fall months the island is so tranquil and beautiful. We will return to the Chippewa next fall.
09-18-12
Pierczynski, Hinsdale IL
we enjoyed our stay on your property!The staff was courteous and friendly! The meals that we had in your restaurant and room service were seriously the best on the island! We hope to return next Fall and will request our same room! Thank you for everything!
09-17-12
Terry, Okemos MI
I have stayed on Mackinac Island many times but this was our first time at the Lilac Tree. We had a beautiful suite looking onto Main Street with a nice balcony Everyone was very helpful, our room was clean and very pretty. Staff was wonderful!Breakfast at the Chippewa was very good! Thank you
09-16-12
Terhune, Mount Prospect IL
My husband and I just celebrated our 45th anniversary with you and couldn't have been more pleased. You have a great staff (especially the front desk), our room was lovely, the restaurant was very good and overall it was a wonderful stay. I must especailly thank Brie (who answers the phone and ...?) I left my very favorite visor in our room in our haste to catch the ferry. On calling when we returned home 3 days later, Brie searched the "Lost & Found", found the visor and sent it back to me. It took only 5 days for it to arrive. I'm still amazed that she - and your hotel -would go to the trouble to return it. It seems stupid to be attached so strongly to something like that, but I am, and she could tell and did her best to reunite us. A thousand thanks for everything and we will HIGHLY recommend the Chippewa Hotel.
09-15-12
Baird, Muskegon MI
This was our 10th visit to the island, our 4th time staying on the island, and our first time staying at The Chippewa Waterfront Hotel. We have never been disappointed staying on the island and this visit was no exception. We found plenty of reasons to fully appreciate our time spent at the Chippewa from the moment we arrived to the easy, friendly no fuss-no muss check out process. Staff, including front desk, bartenders, waiters, and housekeepers, were all pleasant and helpful. Also, compliments to the chef... we enjoyed 3 meals at the Chippewa/Pink Pony & were very pleased with the selection, and bottom line - it was just really good! Fish tacos (A+), Whitefish dip (amazing), and breakfast was perfect. Well done. With so many choices in one property - bars & dining inside and out - it made our stay so easy and relaxing. The corner room/suite view was unbeatable, however, the rooms, although spacious & nicely furnished were a little worn - spotty wall paper, chipped paint, fan cover fell off, and overall just starting to show its age or maybe just a long season, but we could easily overlook these details because the room & patio were very clean, bed was super comfy, we had plenty of room, and once again, the view was spectacular. Also, it's the perfect location in terms of truly having it "all" close by & convenient - Doud's Grocery across the street, Fort, museum, shops, and Arnold's Ferry is right next door. We are considering booking again for next season. Thanks for attributing to yet another memorable & amazing time on the island.
09-15-12
Fenwick, Grand Rapids MI
My parents, boyfriend, and I stayed at the Chippewa to celebrate my birthday and my parent's anniversary. It was a wonderful way to celebrate and the hotel was gorgeous, clean, and the staff was more than friendly. We can't wait to come back again!
09-13-12
Cooper-Piver, Beachwood NJ
We had a wonderful 1st time visit to the island. Your hotel was great in every way. The location and staff were wonderful.We loved our 3 meals at Pink Pony. Can't wait to return in the near future.
09-10-12
Franz, Chicago IL
We LOVED our stay at the Chippewa. Of course, everyone talks about staying at the Grand but we wanted something ON the water and could accommodate 5 people comfortably. We LOVED the room, the servic, the view and the Pink Pony. Anytime we visit again, we will always stay with you. I'm also going to let the folks at Trip Advisor know! Thank you for everything!
09-04-12
Feyes, Lowell IN
The Chippewa is our favorite place to stay while on Mackinac Island. Didn't get there last year as you were booked during the week we had off, so we made sure to book early this year. Had a wonderful time again. The hotel is really beautiful, and kept so nice. The Pink Pony Lounge is fun, and what a treat to see Myk Rise entertaining!!! We've seen him there several times, and truly enjoy his singing and playing. Makes our stay! Looking forward to next time.
09-03-12
Ingle, Greenwood IN
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Chippewa Hotel. We had a suite, 3rd floor and last room on the left overlooking the harbor. Not that we needed much, but the staff were also great. To tip it all off we got cookies and milk right before going to bed. Perfect!
08-31-12
Killian, Flint MI
What a wonderful 2 queen room overlooking Main St. The staff, servers, & bartenders were a pleasure to deal with; and some of the best food on the island. We'll be back.
08-29-12
Baldwin, Howell MI
Our 12th annual trip to the island was superb! The Chippewa was exactly where we needed to be. The view and the room were awesome. Centrally located to everything we wanted to do! The island is still amazing after all these years! Thank you!
08-28-12
Siesser, Kalamazoo MI
This is now our favorite place to stay. The room was Great and the view of the bay amazing. We will be back.
08-28-12
kindlesparger, ellisville MO
This was our fifth visit to Mackinac Island and our first of many stays at Chippewa. It exceeded our expectations, the staff,room, dining and view could not have been better. See you on our next visit.
08-27-12
Baker, Mattawan MI
Best Hotel on the Island! We are committed each year for a visit. Very convenient to Ferry and town, great accommodations and service, and the Pink Pony is always the place to be.
08-26-12
Wilson, Schererville IN
Just got back from a 3 nite stay in celebration of Mom's birthday. The room was great. The location was terrific. The view was fabulous. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I will be back.
08-21-12
Weise , Pittsburgh PA
This was our first trip to Mackinaw island. We had no idea where to stay but we liked the idea of being on the water so we chose the Chippewa. IT was the perfect pick. We walked the island and checked out the other spots and none really compared to the Chippewa. Location, room size, decks on the water all verified we made the right choice. Everyone was very kind and well trained. Thanks for a great vacation Joe
08-20-12
Bates, Novi MI
Loved the hotel. We slept comfortably and enjoyed our turn down snacks. Appreciated our room it was very accessible for my handicapped mother.
08-19-12
Wakefield, White Lake MI
My wife and I have been coming up to Mackinac Island every year for over 30 years. The Chip and The Pony are always the preferred lodging and dining location. The Chip's continued improvements have shown their committment to the island and its customer base.
08-18-12
Pomerville, Brighton MI
As always, it is a great time to stay on the island with all the hosts at the Chippewa. No other hotel has the view, music on the deck and so much more than the Chippewa. 15 years so far and don't plan to quit anytime soon. See you sooner than later. Best regards, Curt Pomerville
08-14-12
Dufon, Free Soil MI
This is my new favorite hotel on the island. The staff is so friendly and always willing to help. The room was so inviting and so comfortable. We loved the Pink Pony Patio for it's beautiful views and great food. The hot tub is fabulous. We enjoyed the evening entertainment at the Pink Pony Bar. Thank you for a wonderful time. We will be back soon!
08-09-12
Russo, Rockford, MI AL
I just wanted to let the staff at the Chippewa know what a great time me and my family had on vacation. Everyone was friendly and efficient! Whatever we needed they were quick to respond. We stayed in the top floor suite over looking the waterfront, beautiful views and very clean! This is why we always stay at the chippewa when we vacation on the island!
07-11-12
Cecil, Mason MI
My husband and I just celebrated our 20th Anniversary at the Chippewa Hotel. We both love Mackinac Island and have stayed at a different hotel in the past. Our experience at the Chippewa was absolutely wonderful. Our room was lovely and overlooked the street. It was quiet and the air-condo was very nice especially since it was hot out. The staff at the front desk was very pleasant as was our server at the Pink Pony. We had lunch on the patio and a terrific view of the water. The food was delicious as well. When we come back to Mackinac again, the Chippewa will be the only place we will stay! Thank you helping to make our anniversary more special!
06-26-12
Setser, Lapeer MI
What a beautiful hotel, Great location in the center of everything. We are already planning our next trip and we WIL be staying at the Chippewa hotel again.
06-26-12
Kwapis, Gaylord MI
This was our second year staying at The Chippewa for our anniversary trip. The Chippewa has the best staff of any of the hotels we have stayed at on the island. The manager Julie, went above & beyond when we stayed in 2011 & because of her great service, we returned again to The Chippewa this year. We like that the staff has lots of friendly faces that we recognize from last year. The suites are very nice & affordable, making it perfect for bringing our young daughter with us on our trips. We love The Chippewa & will continue to stay there. Thank you! See you soon!
06-23-12
Underwood, Rockwall TX
The room was wonderful, the service was great and the desk staff was very helpful
06-22-12
Fink, Westphalia MI
Your hotel is awesome. Your staff is very friendly and accommodating. We had a perfect vacation. Our room was overlooking the harbor and we enjoyed our deck very much. Thank you for making that possible. We will be back
06-21-12
Kelly, New Baltimore MI
We came for our nephews wedding and everything was perfect. The complete Staff was wonderful and made it very easy for our whole family to have a great experience at the Chippewa Hotel. Again, Thank You!
06-21-12
Karagianis, Waterford WI
Love the Chippewa!! We come up with a group of people from Milwaukee. This is our 2nd time here and it won't be our last. Love the yellow sunny rooms and the "clip clop" of the horses at night while your sleeping. I like the location of the shops, the outdoor patio and of course the hot tub. The food and entertainment are great, rooms are so clean, beds are comfy. What more can you ask for? We plan on coming back every year Would love it if you would offer a Fall package. We can't wait to come back I didn't want to leave!!
06-16-12
Darga, Kalkaska, MI MI
We've been coming to the island since 1997. All but 2 of those years, we've stayed at Chippewa. No other place compares with the spacious suites, the wonderful views, great atmosphere, great food and drink, the nice patio with a place for a quick drink or lunch. However, when enjoying the patio it is never a quick visit. The nice breezes, the music and the nice hot tub is all an experience within itself. It's convienient to everything. And yes, we keep our windows open to hear the clippety clop of the horses and the sound of the cannon, taps and revely (sp). As I said, no other place compares. We'll be visiting again in September. We look forward to each visit the minute we leave the island. We'll be going back again and again!
06-02-12
bourassa, mackinaw mich MI
THIS IS OUR SECOND YEAR AT THE CHIPPEWA .WE LOVED IT! EVERYONE IS SO NICE AND HELPFUL! THE ROOMS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND CLEAN! RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING. LOVE IT AND WOULDN'T STAY ANYWHERE ELSE!
05-31-12
Kulhanek, Taylor MI
We spent two nights at the Chippewa Hotel for my son's wedding. Everything was wonderful, the room, dining room, Pink Pony Bar. The food was exceptional for the wedding reception, lunches, breakfasts,etc. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay again at the Chippewa Hotel.