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The Grand Hotel

About the resort

History & Architecture

The Grand Hotel is America’s largest Summer Hotel, featuring 390 uniquely decorated rooms, 7 restaurants, shopping, pool, golf and tennis, on a uniquely historic island.

Experience the tradition of Grand Hotel, located on northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island. You will never forget the spectacular views overlooking the Straits of Mackinac from the world’s longest porch.

Rating: 7.93
3 Interesting facts:
  • No cars available: the only ways to get around Mackinac Island are by horse carriages, bikes, or walking.
  • Each room is different: each room in the resort has a unique size, layout, and colour scheme.
  • It's only available for half the year: The Grand Hotel closes between October-May of each year.

The Grand Hotel is located on northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island.

Participants will fly to Detroit Airport.

On your free time:

If you've got a day off, you can entertain yourself with many different activities. :

  • Carriage Tours: Take a narrated group carriage tour, starting downtown and stopping along the way at points of interest. The Concierge Desk can help you design a personalized route, including parts of the island unseen by many.

  • Island Bike Rides: With over 70 miles of natural and paved trails, Mackinac Island is the perfect place to get outdoors. Explore the interior of the island or the island’s eight-mile perimeter on picturesque (and paved) Lake Shore Boulevard (M-185). Biking around the island is relatively flat, and generally takes 1-1½ hours.

  • Fort Mackinac: Just a short stroll or ride away, Fort Mackinac is a National Historic Landmark and the sentinel of the Straits of Mackinac. With guides dressed in period costumes, witness cannon and rifle firing demonstrations, and explore the real history of Mackinac in 14 original buildings.

Positions available:

The Grand Hotel hires for a variety of roles. The 3 most popular jobs at this resort are:

  • Front Desk Greet, register, check-out and ultimately serve guests through-out their stay, according to Service Expectations.
  • Housekeeper Responsible for maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in each guest room
  • F&B Attendant Our staffing needs are for resort workers who would fulfill a variety of roles: bussing and/or waiting tables, working a back waiter, or host around F&B outlets.



Gellert B. / Hungary

★★★★★ Sep 2017

This summer was so amazing, it's not even fair to other summers.! I've met so many incredible people there, made lots of friends, and memories! : ) The island itself was breathtaking, riding around it with bycicle was my favourite thing to do after work. Honestly, I don't think if I will ever have half as good summer as I had this year. That island marked me..

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island