The last grand hotel was the best… The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The island is accessible only by ferry and no motorized vehicles are allowed. Transportation is by horse carriage or you can rent horses or bicycles.
The Grand opened in 1887 and is listed in Travel+Leisure magazine as one of the “Top 100 Hotels in the World.” Each of its almost 300 rooms have at least one unique aspect. The 700-foot long front porch, longest in the world, overlooks a tea garden and Lake Huron. (If you are not a guest, there is a $10 charge to visit the hotel.)
The grandest part of The Grand is its interior.