Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel Nominated For 4 Awards in Latest 10Best Reader’s Choice Polls
If there’s one consistent thing with each round of Reader’s Choice polls on 10best.com, it’s that at least one Michigan attraction seems to make an appearance. We currently are waiting to see if Platte River Campground will be named the Best Campground in America or if Wilderness State Park will be named the Best Campground for RVers, and past Michigan winners have been Marquette for Best Small Town for Adventure and Grand Rapids for Best Beer City. The latest round of Reader’s Choice polls focuses on hotels and resorts as they look to name winners of Best Pet Friendly Hotel, Best Hotel Spa, Best Historic Hotel, Best Family Resort, Best Wellness Retreat, Best Waterfront Hotel, Best Romantic Hotel, Best All-Inclusive Resort, Best Eco-Friendly Hotel, Best Destination Resort, Best Hotel Restaurant, Best Hotel Pool, Best Hotel Bar, Best Luxury Hotel, and Best Budget-Friendly Hotel Brand. Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel is a finalist in not just one, but FOUR of these contests! Let’s take a look at the case for this Michigan landmark in each of the categories:
Best Historic Hotel – The Grand Hotel getting included on this list was no surprise. The hotel has hosted many famous people over the years and was the main setting of the movie Somewhere in Time, starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. From 10best: “Guests at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island might find themselves on rocking chairs on the world’s longest porch overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. This historic hotel opened in 1887 to cater to summer vacationers from Chicago Montreal and Detroit. In 1895, Mark Twain gave lectures in the Grand Hotel Casino for $1 a ticket.” The Grand Hotel is currently in 2nd place among the 20 finalists. Cast your vote at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-historic-hotel-2021/grand-hotel-mackinac-island-mich/.
Best Family Resort – Michigan families have been enjoying their stays at the Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island for decades. From 10best: “Guests at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island might find themselves on rocking chairs on the world’s longest porch overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. There’s a lot for families to love as well: a 220-foot heated swimming pool, biking and horseback riding, lawn games in the gardens and Family Added Value Days in the summer months with additional activities and savings.” The Grand Hotel is currently in 8th place out of 20 finalists. Cast your vote at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-family-resort-2021/grand-hotel-mackinac-island-mich/.
Best All-Inclusive Resort – You get much more than just a room when you book a stay at the Grand Hotel. From 10best: “Guests at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island might find themselves on rocking chairs on the world’s longest porch overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. This historic hotel opened in 1887 to cater to summer vacationers from Chicago, Montreal, and Detroit. Room rates are inclusive of three daily meals.” Currently sitting in 6th place out of 20 finalists, you can cast your vote for the Grand Hotel at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-all-inclusive-resort-2021/grand-hotel/.
Best Hotel Restaurant – Many Mackinac Island restaurants have developed amazing reputations over the years. The Woods Restaurant is tucked away on the island’s west side, and through the Grand Hotel it offers some amazing dining options. From 10best: “Guests can take a horse-drawn carriage from the Grand Hotel to the Woods Restaurant further inland. Housed in a Tudor-style mansion, the restaurant serves a Bavarian-inspired menu – the Austrian steak soup is a guest favorite.” The Woods Restaurant is currently sixth out of 20 finalists, cast a vote at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-hotel-restaurant-2021/woods-restaurant-grand-hotel-mackinac-island-mich/.
Will the Grand Hotel bring home some awards this time around? These four contests are open through August 16th at noon, and you can vote once per day in each category! Winners will be announced on August 27th.