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Awards

“One of the best all-inclusive resorts in the U.S.”
“The most beautiful hotel in Michigan.”
AAA Four Diamond Rating for 26 consecutive years.

These are just a few of the countless accolades Grand Hotel has received from the industry’s leading publications and organizations. Here is a curated selection of awards and recognitions we are honored to have recently won.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2020 2019 Certificate of Excellence USA TODAY Readers' Choice 2021

2021 Awards & Recognitions

Grand Hotel listed as #7 in Conde Nast Traveler  reader’s choice list of the Top 10 Resorts in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest October 2021

Travel+Leisure ranks Grand Hotel #5 on the list of the Top 10 Resort Hotels in the Midwest – September 2021

The Jewel Golf Course was selected for the 2021 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Historic Golf Courses – August 2021

The Woods Restaurant is voted #9 in the 2021 USA Today Readers’ Choice, Best Hotel Restaurant – August 2021

Grand Hotel  is voted as #8 in the  2021 USA Today Readers’ Choice, Best Family Resort – August 2021

Grand Hotel  is voted as #8 in the  2021 USA Today Readers’ Choice, Best All-Inclusive Resort – August 2021

Grand Hotel  is voted as #6 in the  2021 USA Today Readers’ Choice, Best Historic Hotel – August 2021

Detroit Free Press ranks Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel as one of the 10th best Michigan Golf Destination and Resort.

Grand Hotel is recognized as one of the top 500 Hotels in the US by Travel and Leisure  – March 2021

Grand Hotel named best Historic Hotel by Midwest Living’s Best of the Midwest  – February 2021

US News and World Report names Grand Hotel as #2  of the 25 Best Hotels in Michigan – February 2021

Grand Hotel is listed as one of the 35 Most Charming Romantic Getaways in Michigan by Grand Rapids Kids – January 2021

Grand Hotel is chosen as one of The Knot Best of Weddings for 2021 – January 2021

2020 Awards & Recognitions

Grand Hotel listed as #16 in Conde Nast Traveler  reader’s choice list of the top 40 resorts in the Midwest and West October 2020

Grand Hotel  is voted as #4 in the  2020 USA Today Readers Choice, Best Family Resort – August 2020

Grand Hotel  is voted as #5 in the  2020 USA Today Readers Choice, Best All Inclusive Resort – August 2020

Grand Hotel  is voted as #7 in the  2020 USA Today Readers Choice, Best Historic Hotel – August 2020

Woods Restaurant is voted as #7 in the 2020 USA Today Readers Choice, Best Hotel Restaurant – August 2020

Grand Hotel is honored in Forbes list of the world’s most resplendent hotel gardens  – July 2020

Parents Magazine lists Grand Hotel as a place for families to social distance with kids during the summer of COVID-19 – June 2020

Islands Magazine names the Trapper Burger at The Gate House one of the best burgers at a resort or restaurant – May 2020

Grand Hotel’s gardens named among Historic Hotels of America’s Top 25 Most Magnificent Gardens for the 3rd consecutive year – April 2020

Margaret’s Garden awarded 2020 Retailer of the Year by Great Lakes Floral – February 2020

Grand Hotel named the #1 hotel in Michigan according to U.S. News & World Report – February 2020

Grand Hotel’s named one of the  13 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S. 2020  – January 2020

Chosen by couples as a WeddingWire 2020 Couples’ Choice Awards winner – January 2020

2019 Awards & Recognitions

Grand Hotel selected as the most glamorous hotel in Michigan by MSN – December 2019

Grand Hotel named the top resort in the Midwest in the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards – October 2019

Grand Hotel recognized by Jetset Magazine as one of 5 Luxury Hotels With A Kid-Friendly Vibe – August 2019

Grand Hotel, along with five onsite restaurants, were recognized with the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – August 2019

Named the Best All-Inclusive Resort in the country and one of the Top 10 Best Historic Hotels by the readers of USA Today in the 2019 10Best Awards – August 2019

Voted one of the Best Boutique/Historic Hotels for groups by the readers of Groups Today – July 2019

Named one of the 13 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States by Reader’s Digest – July 2019

Named #2 on the list of the Top 5 Best Resort Hotels in the Midwest by Travel + Leisure – July 2019

Meet the horses of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel – July 2019

Recognized as the most historic hotel in Michigan by MSN – July 2019

Grand Hotel’s Salle à Manger given Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for the third consecutive year – July 2019

Recognized as the Chamber’s June 2019 Member of the Month and host of the Mackinac Policy Conference for 39 consecutive years – July 2019

Grand Hotel receives a Best of Award from Meetings Today, which honors properties with outstanding meeting space, guests rooms, services, and amenities – June 2019

Chosen as one of the best hotels for families in the USA by travelmamas.com – June 2019

Named to the list of Top 25 Most Magnificent Gardens for the second consecutive year – April 2019

Recognized by Family Vacation Critic as one of the 10 Best All-American Summer Vacation Resorts – February 2019

Named as one of the 10 Best Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States by Trips to Discover – February 2019

Grand Hotel scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the United States earning the Gold Badge – February 2019

Named one of the Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts in the USA and one of the Best Hotels in Michigan – February 2019

Ken Hayward, Grand Hotel’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director, details the keys to creating a successful meeting – February 2019

Grand Hotel recognized as one of the 12 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States – February 2019

Named the Best Hotel in Michigan by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in their 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards – January 2019

Grand Hotel awarded The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” and WeddingWire’s “Couples’ Choice Award” for 2019 – January 2019

2018 Awards & Recognitions

Woods Restaurant recognized by Historic Hotels of America as the 2018 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence “Best Historic Restaurant” – November 2018

Grand Hotel recognized with the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, along with five onsite restaurants – November 2018

Named the #2 Resort in Texas and the Midwest in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 – October 2018

Meet Annie Farrell, Grand Hotel’s Director of Sales, and learn about her Grand career – October 2018

Selected as a 2018 Platinum Choice Awards winner by meetings industry professionals and the readers of Smart Meetings Magazine – September 2018

Grand Hotel named one of the best historic hotels in the country in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards – August 2018

Voted one of the Best Boutique Hotels for Groups by the readers of Groups Today in the Readers’ Choice Awards – July 2018


Tiny princesses, superheroes get the royal treatment
; read a recap of Grand Hotel’s first-ever Princess & Superhero event – July 2018

Named a Top 5 Resort Hotel in the Midwest in the Travel + Leisure 2018 World’s Best Awards – July 2018

Recognized as the Most Historic Hotel in Michigan for a Timeless Getaway – July 2018

Mackinac Island listed as one of 13 Places to Visit in August for Every Type of Traveler – July 2018

Salle à Manger awarded the 2018 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for its outstanding wine program, marking the second consecutive year that Grand Hotel has been recognized by the publication – July 2018

Q&A with Emma Jay Byfield, great-granddaughter of iconic decorator Dorothy Draper

Named one of the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the USA by trekbible.com – June 2018

Voted “Best Renovation” in the Best of 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards – May 2018

Grand Hotel gardens named to the list of Top 25 Most Magnificent Gardens – May 2018

Grand Hotel named one of America’s Best All-Inclusive Hotels by Travel + Leisure – May 2018

Grand Hotel recognized as the one hotel you cannot miss in Michigan – May 2018

Recognized as the Most Historical Hotel in Michigan by Reader’s Digest– April 2018

Named Best Hotel in Michigan – February 2018

Selected as one of the 10 Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in the U.S. for 2018 by Family Vacation Critic – January 2018

Recognized as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Places We Visited in 2017 – January 2018

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