Affordable Accommodations on Mackinac Island

I know you’re probably here looking for budget hotels on Mackinac Island – the truth is, there aren’t any. I’ll tell you exactly why.

A night on the island is absolutely amazing. Every hotel is unique in its own way and many summer nights every room on the entire island is booked. It’s like love at first sight, the first time you come to Mackinac Island to stay the night.

If you’re traveling to Mackinac Island and working with a budget, try one of these affordable accommodations. Also, if you’re looking for other ways to save on Mackinac Island or how to plan a cheap day trip, I covered it too.

On Main Street

Windemere Hotel mackinac island

Windemere Hotel

  • Rates start at $150.
  • Includes:  Air conditioning
  • Continental breakfast
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Spectacular porch seating with comfortable wicker furniture
  • Smoke-free rooms
  • Hair dryers
  • WIFI access available in all rooms
  • Snacks, catering and light meals at our Doghouse on Windermere Point
  • Private baths
  • Luggage storage for early arrivals and late departures
  • Small meeting rooms
  • Guest lectures on Mackinac Island topics
  • A truly local flavor staffed by Mackinac Islanders
  • Convenient location close to boat docks, Grand Hotel and shopping
  • Outdoor bike storage

Lake View Hotel

  • Rates start at $149.
  • Includes: Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Round Trip Ferry Ride Discounts
  • 10% off Dinner Entrees in Goodfellow’s
  • Preferred Guest Value Card
  • Indoor Heated Pool, Spa, Sauna
  • Free Baggage Handling/Luggage Transfer
  • You can save 10% on Regular Rates (5% in July and August) by social media sharing.

Inn on Mackinac

  • Rates start at $99
  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • All Private Bathrooms
  • Award Winning Friendly Staff
  • Spacious Front Porch
  • Children, 12 & Under, Stay & have Breakfast for Free!
  • Located in the Historic Marina District, just outside the heart of downtown Mackinac Island
  • Cozy Parlor
  • Heated Spa Pool with Waterfall
  • Smoke Free Environment
  • Daily Home Baked Bedtime Cookies
Inn on Mackinac island michigan

Murray Hotel

  • Rates start at $99
  • Fully air-conditioned rooms
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Spacious sun deck and spa pool
  • Located in the heart of downtown
  • Elevator access to each floor
  • Whirlpool baths in the more luxurious suites
  • Amigo Burrito Café & Mama LaRosa’s Pizza Buffet
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Mackinac Art Gallery
  • Murray Hotel Fudge Company
  • Complimentary Luggage Service
  • Meeting and Banquet Rooms
Hot tub Murray Hotel mackinac island


Bogan Lane Inn

  • Rates start at $110
  • Continental breakfast served in our family dining room.
  • Hot mugs of coffee or tea
  • Freshly baked pastries and ice cold juice provide a delicious beginning to your day.
  • Open year-round!

Pontiac Lodge

  • Rates start at $100
  • Air conditioning
  • Private, full sized bathrooms
  • Large flat screen televisions
  • Microwave
  • Small refrigerator
  • Wet bar (in most rooms)Jacuzzi tubs (king rooms)
  • In room coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hair dryers
  • Telephones – iPod compatible
  • Clock radio alarms
  • Complementary wireless internet access
  • Concierge service
  • Open year-round!

Claughan Bed and Breakfast

  • Rates start at $89
  • Deluxe continental breakfast
  • Afternoon tea
  • Library on site
  • Luggage storage

Metevier Inn

  • Rates start at $180
  • Charming guest rooms decorated in a blend of English and French country style
  • Wireless internet access (DSL)
  • Air conditioning
  • Private baths
  • Microfiber blankets
  • Triple sheets
  • Special in-room toiletries
  • Delicious HOT breakfast buffet
  • Afternoon coffee and tea
  • Luggage storage for early arrivals and late departures.
Metevier Inn mackinac island michigan

East End of Downtown

Mission Point Resort

  • Rates start at $128
  • Free WiFi Internet Access
  • Free access to the Fitness Center
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-room Coffeemaker with Coffee
  • Cable TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Spa Bath Amenities
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • In-Room Dining Available via “Boxwood Delivered”
  • In-Room Refrigerator Available Upon Request (surcharge may apply)
  • Available Cribs, Rollaways(surcharge may apply)
  • Pet friendly in Straits Lodge only
Mission Point Resort mackinac island michigan

Small Point B&B

  • Rates start at $150
  • Continental Breakfast is included
  • Roll-a-ways and cribs Rates
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Parlor
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Discounted Bike Rentals

Up the Hill

Sunset Condominiums

  • Rates start at $110
  • Secluded on the west end of the island at Stonecliffe, away from the bustling downtown area.
  • Offer outdoor grills & picnic areas,
  • Full kitchens
  • Fireplaces
  • Balconies
  • Free WIFI 
  • Shuttle to and from the downtown area
  • Accommodate any size party – can sleep 2 to 12 people.
  • Ideal for families, friends, wedding parties and reunions. 
  • Each condo is individually owned and decorated. 

Grand Hotel

  • Rates start at $144 per person
  • AC
  • Minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Cable TV
  • Iron
  • Coffeemaker
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Nightly dancing to the sounds of the Grand Hotel Orchestra
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Starbucks coffee in your room or in the Audubon Bar on the Parlor level beginning at 6:30 a.m.
  • Morning edition of the New York Times Digest under your door
grand hotel mackinac island michigan

For more ways to save on Mackinac Island, visit my other blogs.

Mackinac Island’s Best Kept Secrets

As soon as you arrive to Mackinac Island, a map will be your best friend. They’re easy to find at the Visitors Center, Tourism Bureau, your hotel front desk/concierge, stores and restaurants. Unless you’ve lived on the island your whole life, you’re going to be lost without a map. I highly recommend getting one before you head out.

Mackinac Island on a Budget – 22 Ways to Save

To really get the biggest bang for my buck, I like to travel on a budget. I like to save a little where we can and really have a great experience. Here are 22 tips for saving money when visiting Mackinac Island. 

1. Weekdays – Hotel rates during the week, Monday-Thursday are usually

A Visit to Mackinac Island in the Winter

Did you know you can visit Mackinac Island in the winter too? It is everything you love about Mackinac Island, plus so much more. Imagine downtown without the crowds, no bicycles, just peaceful and quiet.

Morning ferry on Mackinac Island

How to Plan a Mackinac Island Day Trip on a Budget

Mackinac Island is as incredible as everyone says, but it can be pricey to visit. Between food, accommodation and transportation, the costs can add up quickly.  It doesn’t have to break your bank to visit Mackinac Island.

Here are some tips to stay within a budget and see this amazing island!

Stay Off Island

Unless it is your dying desire to stay 1 night on the island, it’s going to save you a lot of money to stay on “the mainland.” The two cities that connect to Mackinac Island by ferry boat are Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, Michigan. Both cities have hundreds of hotels to choose from and several campground options. Accommodations on the mainland are…

4 thoughts on “Affordable Accommodations on Mackinac Island

  1. Sherrie Feavel says:

    Pine Cottage bnb is nice.
    Off season starting at $109/night.
    Friendly managers, clean rooms, will return.
    Just quiet enough to be restful.


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