Named Rooms Commemorate People, Places

Of Grand Hotel’s 397 guest rooms, some of its most exceptional accommodations are the more than 40 Named Rooms. These unique guest rooms reflect the lives of several U.S. Presidents and First Ladies, various historical time periods, decorating styles, and prominent historical figures and events. Like all Grand Hotel accommodations, each of the Named Rooms has been decorated by interior designer Carleton Varney and features an individual thematic design, furnishings and ambiance.

New Cupola Suites

Prior to the opening of the 2019 season, Grand Hotel completed four new Cupola Suites featuring remarkable interior design by Carleton Varney of Dorothy Draper & Co.. These unique accommodations offer flexibility with One-Bedroom or Two-Bedroom options with a Parlor, ideal for families or anyone needing extra space. This completes the five-year Cupola Suites project which restores Grand Hotel’s roofline to the original look from the late 1800s. Click through the gallery below to see photos of the new Cupola Suites.

Prentiss M. Brown & Lilac Suites

In 2018, Grand Hotel added two new Named Rooms: the Prentiss M. Brown Suite and the Lilac Suite.

The Prentiss M. Brown Suite is named after Michigan’s former United States Representative and United States Senator who served as the first Chairman of the Mackinac Bridge Authority and oversaw the construction of the Mackinac Bridge. Mr. Brown was also the grandfather to Marlee Brown, wife of Grand Hotel Chairman, Dan Musser, III.

The Lilac Suite is also located on the third floor with picturesque views of the Straits of Mackinac and Grand Hotel Tea Garden, which features many lilac trees. Guests will find themselves surrounded by a garden filled with lilacs and other Mackinac blooms. Mackinac Island is home to 130-year-old lilac trees and all 23 species.

Prentiss M. Brown Suite
Lilac Suite

Named Rooms

Some of our most popular rooms at Grand Hotel are the First Lady Suites, designed in collaboration with the First Lady and Carleton Varney. Each room reflects their personality with colors, décor, and memorabilia.

First Lady Suites

  • Barbara Bush Suite
  • Laura Bush Suite 360 icon
  • Rosalynn Carter Suite
  • Betty Ford Suite
  • Lady Bird Johnson Suite 360 icon
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Suite
  • Nancy Reagan Suite

Additional Named Rooms available featuring their own thematic design, furnishings and ambiance:

  • China Suite
  • Commodore Suite
  • Dolly Madison Suite
  • Dorothy Draper Suite
  • Eisenhower Suite
  • Esther Williams Suite
  • Founders Suite
  • Garden Suite
  • Hollywood Suite
  • Huron Suite
  • Jane Seymour Suite
  • Jefferson Suite
  • Josephine Suite
  • Lady Astor Suite
  • Lilac Suite
  • Lincoln Suite
  • The Lodge of Teddy Roosevelt
  • Lord Astor Suite
  • Mackinac Suite 360 icon
  • Napoleon Suite
  • Prentiss M. Brown Suite
  • Royal Suite
  • Somewhere in Time Suite
  • Tiffany Suite
  • Vanderbilt Suite
  • Versailles Suite
  • Victorian Suite
  • Wicker Suite
  • Woodfill Suite


Named Room Rates

All social rates are based on our Full American Plan (FAP) which includes a full breakfast, Grand Luncheon Buffet and dinner daily in our Main Dining Room.

Named Rooms can be booked online or by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-33GRAND.

Weekday: Sunday-Thursday

Double: Starting at $535.00 per person, per night
Single: Starting at $995.00

Weekend: Friday-Saturday

Double: Starting at $580.00 per person, per night
Single: Starting at $1,085.00

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Lady Bird Johnson Suite
Laura Bush Suite


Children’s rates include the same meal plan as accompanying adult.

    • Children 9 and under stay free at Grand Hotel
    • Ages 10-17: $65.00 per night
    • Ages 18 and over: $149.00 per night


Children’s Programs

Afternoon and dinner children’s programs are available daily and are complimentary for guests staying on the Modified American Plan. Click here to learn more.

Additional Charges

      • 19.5% added hotel charge on the above rates
      • 3% Mackinac Island assessment on the above rates
      • 6% Michigan state sales tax is added to all rates, including the added hotel charge
      • $8.50 per person for the round trip-transfer of luggage from the Mackinac Island ferry docks to Grand Hotel when you arrive and back again upon check-out


No Tipping

Tipping is neither expected nor permitted within Grand Hotel except at Astor’s Salon & Spa. Tipping is expected at the following off-site locations: Woods Restaurant, The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand, Fort Mackinac Tea Room, The Gate House, Pool Grill and Sushi Grand.

Additional Information

Visiting for the day? An admissions pass is required for non-hotel guests:

      • $10.00 per adult
      • $5.00 for children ages 5-9
      • Children 4 and under are complimentary

Please know that that the cost of adult and children admissions are redeemable for the Grand Luncheon Buffet.

Taxi/carriage transportation on Mackinac Island is not included in the above rates. Many organizations conduct business meetings at Grand Hotel, so it is possible a group will also be guests in the hotel during your visit. For deposit and cancellation policies click here.

Dress Guide

For the hotel dress guide please click here.