Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island celebrates 130th birthday

Posted at 5:29 AM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 08:47:34-04

An iconic destination in Michigan and in the United States is celebrating a major milestone on Monday.

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is turning 130 years old. The famous hotel opened on July 10, 1887 and was built in the post-Civil War guilded age.

At the time of the opening, rates ranged from $3 to $5 a night. Now, a category I guest room for a double will cost $319 per person, per night on Sunday-Thursday.

The hotel's world-famous porch is the longest in the world at 660 feet and is visible from the Straits of Mackinac.

According to the hotel, more than 130,000 guests stay at the Grand Hotel each season, and the 5,000,000th guest checked in on June 26, 2006.

Also, the hotel says five U.S. Presidents have stayed at the hotel: Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush.

For more information on the hotel, visit