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Esther Williams Swimming Pool

For something different, something cool, visit our iconic Esther Williams Swimming Pool — named after the actress and competitive swimmer who starred in the 1947 movie, This Time for Keeps, filmed at Grand Hotel.

The Pool offers poolside cabanas, a family-friendly area complete with a zero-depth beach entry, water-jet play area and water slide, large heated whirlpool, and private adults-only area featuring a separate infinity-edge pool and magnificent views.

In need of a midday bite? The Esther Williams Pool Bar offers your favorite lunch menu items served up fresh to order from our outdoor grill.

Dive into Our Pool’s History

Tom Daldin from PBS’s Under The Radar Michigan visits the Esther Williams Swimming Pool. Hear the pool’s origin story, as Tom speaks with Grand Hotel Historian Bob Tagatz.


Swimming Club Membership

Become an Esther Williams Swimming Club member and receive membership benefits like savings on cabana rentals and full access to the swimming pool and fitness center.

Pool Experiences

Cabana & Bubbles

Relax in poolside luxury and style with our exclusive Cabana & Bubbles experience, as you lounge in the sun or retreat to your furnished, shaded oasis. All cabanas can be rented for a full day or half day, accommodating up to six guests, with a dedicated Grand Hotel team member providing service to your cabana.

• One bottle of chilled sparkling Veuve Clicquot
• Unlimited premium water
• Summertime spa amenity
• Fruit & snack basket

$325 per package
Pricing does not include Cabana Rental

Cabana Rentals

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

Monday – Thursday Friday – Sunday
May 27 – June 23 $200 $300
June 24 – September 5 $350 $450
July 1 – July 4 Premium Rates Apply


Chasing Summer Sale

Have a new kind of old-fashioned getaway at Grand Hotel. Stay longer and save to explore all that Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel have to offer. Get away to get together on Mackinac Island, recently named the Best Summer Travel Destination in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice awards.

Book today through May 31 and enjoy 25% off Grand Rooms, Lake View Rooms and Lake View Balcony Rooms and 35% off Suites for select dates in June.