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... about their travels. A couple from Germany was parked behind us last night. They had their RV shipped over and have been traveling for 16 months. In a few weeks they will ship it back to Germany and fly home. Our tentative plan is to arrive at Niagra FallsThursday or Friday. We have all been before but none of us has taken the boat ride into the falls, so now we will. Then on through New York onto Vermont, etc. Love to all! Miss everyone! Life Is ...
... 5 miles long and connects the Upper Peninsula to Lower Michigan. Amazing suspension bridge. Will be taking a ferry to Mackinac Island tomorrow or next day. No cars allowed on the island. Transportation is limited to horse and carriage, bicycling or walking. Several sites to see there including the Grand Hotel where movie "A Place In Time " was filmed. More tomorrow. Life is ...
... the sunlight shimmer on the surface during the day, the moon doing the same thing at night. The array of stars can be breathtaking. Sunrises and sunsets seem to take place ever so gradually, much slower than they do observing them on land. And when a colorful spinnaker or other sail is hoisted, bursting with the wind and driving the boat forward, it is a thrill nearly unmatched. Then there is the sound, only ...
Drove to Mackinaw City to take the Sheplers Ferry to Mackinaw Island. Ted wore his bracelets and did not get sea sick. Once there, we rented bikes and rode around enjoying the views. Dodging horses, horse poop and other bikes, we made it up to the Grand Hotel where we ate lunch at the The Jockey Club with views of the golf course. We were not permitted to even walk the grounds of the hotel without paying a fee, so we left and rode to the Butterfly and Insect Museum. It was small ...
... the same back then as now. Sigh. Next, I went in search of THE rooms (#117 and #416 to be exact) and guess what? They no longer exist! The rooms have been renumbered to exclude 117 and 416 - again, it must be so silly tourists don't go knocking on those doors in hopes of gaining entry for a look-see. Dang! By this time, I was starting to run out of time (imagining my hubby tapping toes), so headed outdoors in search of the bench where the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mission Point Resort Mackinac Island
Dirty, the pool is a joke, the rooms are dark and smell like old shoes. The place is falling apart. Would not recommend to anyone...ever...
Mission Point Resort, HUGE disappointment!
My husband surprised me for my 30th birthday in August 2003 with a trip to Mackinac Island. It was a wonderful weekend EXCEPT our hotel room at Mission Point. After searching several options, my husband thought he was getting me a really fabulous lakeview room. Mission Point is the biggest rip-off on the Island. There's no air-conditioning, the rooms are tiny, the fan cord was split and taped back together, the paint was peeling off the windows, the door knob was falling off, and one pillow was ripped with the stuffing coming out. Also, lakeview? Yes, you could see the lake in the distance, in between trees, but our actual view was of rooftops and fences. The room was very small and the bedding was worn and frayed. Certainly not what I expected for $365. We checked around and found that for less money we could have had a standard room at the Grand Hotel or a brand-new large suite with unobstructed lakeview at the Chippewa Hotel. I will say that the restaurants were good, the grounds were beautiful (except the hotel room section which looks like a dump), the lobby area is impressive, and the staff was great. After expressing my disappointment, the desk clerk did only charge me for a standard room versus a lakeview room, but that's still way too much for the quality of room.I can't wait to return to Mackinac Island, but we won't be returning to Mission Point.
Stay in Mackinaw City & Day Trip Mackinaw Island!!
We spent the last two days visiting Mackinac Island and stayed at the Mission Point Resort. Like all other hotels and inns on the island, this is a very old hotel and its age is showing!! We had reserved a room at Mission Point and for the price we paid, we thought we would be getting something equivalent to the top Hyatt or Marriott-type accomodations. Were we wrong!! No air conditioning, an extremely small bathroom, and 2 window fans to give us a little fresh air. Very disappointing. I would strongly recommend staying at the Holiday Inn Express and taking one of the ferry services between the island and Makinaw City. You will save a ton of money and at least have an air conditioned room!!
Nice...but a bit pricey
Being relatively new residents to Michigan, we decided to go "Up North" for a week of vacation. The last three days were spent on Mackinac Island. Friends had recommended MPR as a good fit for families. After doing some research, I quickly found that peak season rates anywhere on the island are high. Since we knew we would be returning in early fall to stay at the Grand, we felt positive about our choice.
A quick scan of reviews will testify to the fact that they are mixed. I would give our overall experience a "B". The weather was nice, and our room did not face the sun. We had selected a Forest Suite, which is a good choice for a small family. It is pleasant but not large. The staff is international, which makes one's stay very interesting. Some of the amenities are wonderful -we found the restaurants good for our needs.
The lobby is special...and during the summer they have a wonderful Magic Show. The pool is sub-standard for a facility like this. The staff consists of many interns in the hospitality industry. Our service and room were fine...but heard of stories to the contrary. We enjoyed our time - but please weigh your choices wisely.
Mission Point terrible disappointment
Our stay with Mission Point was the most misserable experience I had ever had with a resort. Upon arrival we were not escorted to our room, there were no signs directing us, and we were not offered help carrying the large amounts of heavy luggage weighing down our arms. Upon entering our room we were hit with unexpected phone charges of $1.00 for each call, no air conditioning, and loud guests below us who drank until wee hours of the night, not allowing us to leave our windows open. The shower tiles were falling from the walls, and there was not an indoor pool as expected, but instead a small outdoor pool. The night before checkout we phoned the front desk to request that someone come by to pick up our luggage the following morning at 7am so that it would be to the ferry at 8am. We were told that we should call back the next morning and someone would be there immediately. We did as requested, and phoned the next morning at 7am. By 7:20 no one has showed up and we placedanother cal to the front desk to inquire. We were told that someone was on their way. Fearing that we would miss the ferry we hauled all of our belongings out of our room, down three floors, and out in front of the hotel where we waited another 10 minutes until someone arrived to tag it. We then went to meet our family at the front lobby only to find out that the taxi had not waited for them, and had not picked up our luggage. We had numerous other family members already at the ferry docks waiting for us. Ferious, we tried to find our luggage so that we could haul it to the dock ourselves, only to be told by Mission Point staff that its location was unknown. We were then blamed by the bellhop manager for not having asked specifically for the bell hop stand when requesting that our luggage be picked up. I would like to point out that if this is the correct procedure it is not stated as being so in your the guest guide placed in the room, nor was it told to us by the front desk attedant when we called, all three times. Needless to say, we missed our ferry, which our other family members were on, were treated rudley, and then blamed for all of the poor service. Today I was going through our bank statements and noticed that we were charged for the remainder of our balance. This was to be applied to a different credit card, as directly stated, and signed for, by my father in law upon checkout ( a wedding gift gesture). I would also like to add that this was the weekend of our wedding, something we had waited our entire lives for, and it would have been flawless but for this.
Not Worth the $$$
Extensive Internet research listed MPR as a "family-friendly" resort. Having two small children, this sounded like a godsend and I didn't mind paying the $400+ per night. When we arrived, it was mix-up after mix-up. The clerk forgot to return my credit card and didn't tell the bellboys to bring our luggage up. There were only three in-hotel places to eat, one being a fancy seafood restaurant, and the kids' menus were expensive...thankfully, we had gotten one of those packages where the kids ate free.I admit I expected at least an indoor pool at a resort but there was none. Just a little outdoor pool that didn't look very inviting in early June. Also, as a part of our package, we received a free hayride. When we went to claim it the first night, it ended up being cancelled due to lack of participation. The second night it was cancelled due to rain. They did reimburse us, after some persistence. The rooms were OK, it was nice having a separate room with beds for the kids, but our room was tiny. Not much walking space between the TV and bed.It was a nice place, but not really worth the beaucoup dollars we shelled out for it. We enjoyed the island, but probably wouldn't stay here again.
Loved the bike ride around the island
We stayed at Mission Point on during the memorial day holiday. The weather was wonderful. I loved the ride around the island on bikes with my family. We used the pool but the hot tub was way over 104 degrees and I felt like my feet were scolded. The restaurant in the hotel was nice and the service was good too. I was upset however, to find my things out in the hallway and the staff was cleaning my room before I had checked out. My husband's wheelchair could have been taken and wouldn't have been easily replaced and the motorized wheelchair we had rented was out in the hallway unattended as well. I had a nice time and I'd go back though.
Wonderful Island Spot
I just returned from a conference on Mackinac Island and we stayed at Mission Point Resort. Friendly staff, Large, beautiful lobby, and very tasteful rooms. Beautiful views, short walk to all the shops and FUDGE. I would recommend the resort to any wanting to visit the Island. Can't wait to return!!!!
Mission Point was wonderful. My wife and I had never been to Mackinac Island. It is such a beautiful Island. We stayed in one of their Hot Tub Suites, you have your own private patio. A very romantic resort. We will definitely go back.
Not what expected
My family has been to the Island a few times and my wife and I decided to spend our 25th wedding anniversary on the island. We normally stay at 'above average' motels and thought the Mission Point would be the best on the island (Other than the Grand of course). We confirmed by phone there was TV's and AC in the rooms.We went in June. Hot. Mistake.Our room was the size of a college dorm room. The thermometer in the room said 87 deg. There is NO air conditioning-in any rooms. There was a ceiling fan, but it was broke.The TV was a 12" portable in the closet.Gee, all this for >$300/night.We canceled our 3 night reservation (NOT allowed, but we persisted) and high-tailed it back to the mainland and got and executive suite with a whirlpool and 4 beds for less money. We were thrilled.Talked with friend who stayed elsewhere on island (Iroqouis) and had better experiences so I say no for Mission Point. Sorry