Classically sophisticated and intimate, Hotel Iroquois on Michigan's breathtaking Mackinac Island is a treasured family getaway for generations of longtime guests.
About Hotel Iroquois
Visiting year-after-year, longtime guests confirm their reservation in January and rarely stray from their “Mackinac moment.” While it would be easy to think they come for the spectacular views, the impeccable cuisine or the chance to – once again - sample the hotel’s legendary hot fudge, it really boils down to the McIntire family’s brand of hospitality. For 60 years, they’ve welcomed guests who share their passion for this island anchored in a bygone time, where simple pleasures inspire a slower, more leisurely pace.
The hotel’s 45 inviting suites and guest rooms are beautifully appointed, each individually conceived in crisp florals and sunny-splashed hues, with French doors, plantation shutters and beautifully upholstered furnishings giving each room a relaxed, residential atmosphere.
Hotel Iroquois History
Hotel Iroquois was originally built as a home by island blacksmith Robert Benjamin in 1900. In 1904, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Poole purchased the home and transformed the Benjamin House into the Hotel Iroquois. Mr. Poole named the hotel after the Iroquois Hotel in Chicago, in which he survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. After Mr. Poole’s death, his daughter, Alicia, managed the Iroquois until 1954 when Sam and Margaret McIntire purchased the property.
Since then the McIntire family has personally managed the acclaimed 45-room hotel and Carriage House Dining Room, winning awards and accolades for their dedication to hospitality. The hotel