Welcome to the Best Western Harbour Pointe Lakefront! Perfectly situated on 800 feet of Straits of Mackinac Shoreline with five separate buildings across eleven acres. Guests searching for a true getaway have found it at this resort style property with two heated pools and the best in hospitality are waiting.
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St. Ignace hotels are known for being the ultimate family getaway, but we raise the bar with a free hot breakfast featuring all of your favorite morning treats. With a convenient location to Mackinac Island, you'll be in the midst of the most beautiful region in Michigan. Mackinac hotels aren't just a great escape, but the perfect place for romance.
Visit the stunning Tahquamenon Falls or slip away to Mackinaw City and discover some of the best dining and shopping options in the region. Mackinac Island hotels are designed with your comfort in mind, whether you are looking for rejuvenation or adventure.
On our eleven-acre resort style property overlooking Mackinac Island, you'll experience the best of both worlds. Conveniently located close to the Mackinac Island ferries, restaurants, shopping and all northern Michigan attractions, you can spend the mornings antiquing and the afternoon strolling around the island. The friendliest staff members in town are always on hand to ensure your trip is the best it can be.
From luxurious bedding to spacious, comfortable rooms, you'll feel right at home when staying at our St. Ignace hotel. If you'd like some recommendations on places to go and dining, simply ask one of our helpful staff members. As local ambassadors, we're happy to share a local's perspective on just what makes the region so special.
Book a stay at the Best Western Harbour Pointe Lakefront today! Enjoy your stay.
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No pets allowed
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We stayed for our 2nd time this year, and as always extraordinary customer service! Ronn the manager is fabulous! The new "kid" Lucas was awesome, my son Kameron kept having Lucas give him high fives...
Fond du Lac, United States on 04-Jan-2020
The Lilac festival was great, must do it again. The carriage rides very well done, students colorful explanations and story telling was very informative, funny. Geat, hotel , beautiful, clean...
By Dale J
Newmarket, Canada on 01-Dec-2019
The building we stayed in had been recently updated and was very nice, staff was exceptional. Prices were a little high for the season, but other than that would highly recommend. Did not have...
By Nancy L
Grand Rapids, Michigan on 01-Nov-2019
Just spent one night but definitly will be back for future stays. Great staff, room, and view of the lake. I stay in many hotels each year for buisness and I don't always get to choose the hotel...
Beautiful, clean hotel. All hotels should have such professional, friendly employees. Breakfast was very good. Pool area was great. If you want a great hotel at a very good price stay at the Best...
Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice and coffee.
Playground Large children's playground area with climbing, slides and tunnels. Great fun!
Safe deposit box
Local shuttle, free to Kewadin and Mackinac Island Ferry, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Parking for the physically challenged
Hot tub located at both the indoor and outdoor pools.
Late check out, up to one additional hour without charge
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Exercise facility open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Weight lifting equipment
Universal gym, all new state of the art fitness center with multiple stations and cardio equipment.
Front Desk, 24 hours
Cable or satellite television HDTV in all guest rooms
Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Beachfront bonfire with marshmallow roast
Motorcoach parking available
Storage space, free
Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:
Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
Accessible clear floor space
Cable or satellite television, HDTV in all guest rooms
AM/FM alarm clock
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Long distance access, no fee
Iron, ironing board
Rollaway beds, available, nominal fee per night plus tax, not permitted in all rooms
Balcony available, private balconies
Adjoining rooms, available
High-speed wireless Internet access, free, available all rooms
Whirlpool suites located in the king whirlpool rooms and king whirlpool suites
Direct dial telephone
Sofabed available, located in the king whirlpool suites
View of the straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Island from most rooms
Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
An accessible lobby entrance door
Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
Accessible table in eating area
Accessible business center
Accessible fitness center
Accessible laundry room
Guest Room Communication Assist Features:
Visual notification devices for door knocks
Visual notification devices for telephones
Telephones have volume control
.5 mile(s) from Little Bear East Convention Center, for meetings, weddings, tradeshows and more
0.02 mile(s) from Shepler's Mackinac Ferry, the traditions of Shepler’s are clear and evident: give the best possible service with a smile, use modern equipment, and employ a well trained staff. From the early charter boat days to the present time, Shepler’s approach to transporting people to Mackinac Island has been one of class and value. The Island, rich in national history and natural beauty, is one area that provides guests a unique experience not found in other areas of the United States. Traditionally, half the fun of a Mackinac Island experience is a ride with Shepler’s.
0.02 mile(s) from Star Line Ferry, board the barrier free main decks of a Star Line Hydro-Jet ferry and enjoy a panoramic view of the Straits that includes the Mackinac Bridge. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the area's scenic beauty, from the comfort of our glass enclosed cabins or our open air observation decks. Watch as Star Line's Hydro-Jets produce their distinctive 35 foot roostertail spray. Star Line also offers a Monday night Sunset Cruise under the Mackinac Bridge from St. Ignace and Thursday Evenings from our Mackinaw City Dock, all of July and the first two weeks of August. Please call (800) 638-9892 for details and reservations. Vehicular traffic replaced by horse-drawn carriages, Victorian architecture, incredible rock formations, majestic views and historic ambiance combine to make Mackinac Island a destination unlike any other.
0.50 mile(s) from Museum of Ojibwa Culture, the city-operated museum and park uncovers the vivid history of life during the 1670s when the Ojibwa, Huron and French lifestyles met in St Ignace. Museum exhibits show Ojibwa culture and traditions, the first contact with the French, and the site's archaeological past. We provide both indoor and outdoor exhibits which allow you a glimpse into Ojibwa culture, the lifestyle of the Huron and the French Jesuit Mission where Father Marquette resided. This is the final resting place for Father Jacques Marquette.
0.80 mile(s) from Fort De Buade, for over three centuries, the Straits of Mackinac has been the center for commercial and military activity. Fort de Buade was built in 1683 by Olivier Morel de La Durantaye for the purpose of demonstrating to the Native Americans the power of France and to check the westward expansion of the British into the rich fur regions of the Great Lakes. The fort was named for Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac, the governor of New France from 1672 to 1682, and then again from 1689 until his death in 1698. For de Buade was the most important French outpost in northern Michigan west of Montreal. Known as Fort Michilimackinac, it was the first of three forts to bear this name and make up the triangle of history in the straits region. With nearly 3,500 artifacts, Fort de Buade Museum specializes in Native American objects of the pre-contact period, through the eras of the French, British and Americans of the area.
0.60 mile(s) from Huron Board Walk, downtown waterfront connecting shopping and restaurants with open air historical exhibits.
3.20 mile(s) from Mackinac Bridge View Park, this beautiful park, created by the Mackinac Bridge Authority, affords a dramatic view up at the Mackinac Bridge and across the Straits to the recreated Fort Michillimackinac. A telescope permits close-up views of bridge details. Inside the enclosed pavilion, a display and three video monitors convey the scale and excitement of the Mackinac Bridge project, using Herman Ellis's outstanding still photos and movies of the construction process. Older historic images shed more perspective on the transportation challenges posed by the Straits of Mackinac's fast currents and strong winds. Covered picnic shelters with grills are by the pavilion. Restrooms are inside. From U.S. 2 just west of the Bridge, take Boulevard Drive straight down to the lakeside park. OR take the southbound I-75 bridge approach, watch for sign. Open daily from mid-April thru Nov., 7 am to 9 pm (summer) or daylight hours. Wheelchair-accessible.
6.90 mile(s) from The Deer Ranch, welcome to the Deer Ranch in St. Ignace, Michigan, known as the oldest live whitetail exhibit in North America. We feature dozens of native Michigan Whitetail Deer and fawns including white deer all in a natural setting which you can photograph and feed while walking along a nature trail. Our unique gift shop features many deer skin products, including one of the largest moccasin inventories in the north!
7.20 mile(s) from Mystery Spot, in the early 1950’s, 3 surveyors named Clarence, Fred and McCray came from California to explore the Upper Peninsula. They stumbled across an area of land where their surveying equipment didn’t seem to work properly. For instance, no matter how many times they tried to level their tripod, through the use of a plum-bob or level, the plum-bob would always be drawn far to the east, even as the level was reading level. As they continued their research of this land, they noticed a constant feeling of being light-headed. Later, realizing their queasiness and problems with the surveying equipment only occurred in an area about 300 feet in diameter, they felt they had discovered a “Mystery Spot”.
2.20 mile(s) from Castle Rock, is considered to be one of the oldest lookout points near the city of St. Ignace, and was known as "Pontiac's Lookout" by the Ojibwa Tribe. Clarence Eby opened Castle Rock for tourists in 1929, and it has remained a popular tourist destination ever since. Castle Rock rises an astonishing 195 feet above water level and about 183 feet above I-75. The summit of Castle Rock offers a scenic and inspiring view for up to 20 miles, featuring Mackinac Island, Lake Huron, downtown St. Ignace, and wildlife habitat. The lookout point is equipped with viewing binoculars for a truly spectacular view of the area. This is one attraction that is family friendly, pet safe* and, and not be missed.
27.70 mile(s) from Cut River Bridge, a rest stop or picnic at the State Roadside Park provides a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and the mouth of the Cut River Gorge. The real beauty of this site, however, lies hidden among the rolling, forested dunes of the Lake Superior State Forest and within the forested river valley below. Hike the Cut River trails in May to view spring wildflowers such as trout lily, trilliums, and Dutchman’s breeches. Spring, especially in the month of May, is also a good time to view migrating warblers and other songbirds that follow the Lake Michigan shore and concentrate at the mouth and along the gorge due to the rich insect life emerging from the river. Hawks and owls also follow the coastline as they head to their northern breeding grounds in late April and early May. A diversity of forest songbirds use the forested gorge in the spring and summer as breeding habitat and offer good viewing opportunities along the trails. Interpretive markers help visitors identify plants and trees along the
72.00 mile(s) from Tahquamenon Falls, this beautiful falls in Tahquamenon Falls State Park is hidden in the forest along the Tahquamenon River and is easily accessible for those seeking the quiet and solitude of the Upper Peninsula wilderness.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 52,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. Centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over its precipice.
72.70 mile(s) from Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point is located at the extreme southeastern end of Lake Superior. It is a critical turning point for all vessel traffic entering and leaving this largest of all the Great Lakes. The Whitefish Point Light Station was established by Congress in 1849; since then, a life-saving beacon has illuminated these dangerous waters for mariners continuously. Today, the Whitefish Point Light is the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior. The present light tower was constructed in 1861 during Abraham Lincoln’s administration.
80.50 mile(s) from Oswald’s Bear Ranch, this complex is the Largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States! We are found only in the Wild Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Rescued cubs are brought here every year and they are always a joy to see! Area youth enter contests yearly to name these newborn creatures. People love to see them grow, play and become adult bears!
50.00 mile(s) from Soo Locks Boat Tour, the Soo Locks have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and it is still the largest waterway traffic system on earth. Your boat will travel along the international shoreline of the lower harbor letting you experience all the sights, sounds, and excitement of Michigan's oldest city, Sault Ste Marie. Soo Locks Boat Tours is one of Michigan's top attractions, and is recognized by AAA as a GEM® Attraction. Many departure times are available.
55.00 mile(s) from Agawa Canyon Tour Train, welcome aboard one of the most popular train tours in North America. This one-day wilderness excursion will transport you 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, over towering trestles, alongside pristine northern lakes and rivers and through the awesome granite rock formations and vast mixed forests of the Canadian Shield. Algoma Country is ablaze with colour during autumn and for decades the Canyon Tour has been a favourite way for fall ‘leaf peepers’ to experience some of the most spectacular fall colour in North America. Though peak colour varies each season, typically the last two weeks of September and the first week of October can offer the best colour and should be considered when planning your excursion. Please note that due to popularity, the Railway recommends making your ‘fall colour’ booking early.
8.70 mile(s) from Colonial Michilimackinac, treasures from the past come to life at this 18th-century fort and fur trading village. Reconstructed based on historic maps and more than 50 years of archaeological excavations that continue today, Colonial Michilimackinac offers a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts.
12.90 mile(s) from Mill Creek Discovery Park, visitors can witness the power of the creek harnessed to cut timber into lumber at one of the oldest industrial sites on the Upper Great Lakes and soar like an eagle on the zip line during the Adventure Tour.
8.90 mile(s) from Old Mackinac Lighthouse, a point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigate through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. There’s just as much to see from the top of the tower as inside the original buildings. Authentically restored quarters and exhibits, including the original lens and an audiovisual program, Shipwrecks of the Straits, make this “Castle of the Straits” a true gem of the Great Lakes.
0.20 mile(s) from Driftwood Sports Bar, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, has been proud to serve the community and visitors alike for 25 years. Whether you are craving fine dining in a relaxing atmosphere, looking for a good time with friends, sports and spirits, the Driftwood is definitely the place for you.
.7 mile(s) from Galley, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, whether you are having our native Whitefish or Lake Trout, our tender charbroiled steaks or juicy roast prime rib, a bowl of our homemade soup, or any other finely prepared item from our extensive menu, we know you will enjoy our casual lakeside restaurant. Years ago, this location was a fishery, providing fish to area residents. It is our goal to continue the tradition by preparing and serving fresh locally caught Whitefish and Lake Trout. Family-owned and operated since 1976.
1.3 mile(s) from Mackinac Grille, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, overlooking Lake Huron, Wawatam Lighthouse & Mackinac Island. Beverages, happy hour, fireplace. In a railroad station inspired decor with an authentic caboose room. Enjoy our Sunday brunch buffet, and dinner and lunch specials. Patio bar dining with spectacular waterfront and marina views! Catering available.
1.3 mile(s) from Village Inn, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, conveniently located to serve St. Ignace and Mackinac Island visitors, auto and truck show revelers, outdoor sports enthusiasts and local patrons alike, the Village Inn of St. Ignace offers a friendly atmosphere for you to relax and enjoy your time here in Michigan's beautiful and historic Upper Peninsula! Offering great dining, drinking and meeting with your friends, family and colleagues, our restaurant serves a wide variety of regional cuisine.
3.5 mile(s) from Timmy Lee’s Pub, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, if looking for good comfort food while in the St. Ignace area, stop by and give us a try. Maybe you just want to relax and catch a sporting event. Between our dining and bar area, there are ten flat screen televisions for watching all the action. We offer free shuttle service* 5:00 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.
Daily happy hour Wednesday through Saturday! 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
.3 mile(s) from Java Joe's, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, is a tuned in, turned on, psychedelic greasy spoon with great coffee, excellent food. With traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes, to more unique entrees such as Oreo cookie pancakes, and lobster pizza as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, Java Joe’s is definitely worth stopping by on your visit to St Ignace, Michigan. Java Joe’s has also been ranked by the Detroit Free Press as one of the top ten places in Michigan for breakfast.
.8 mile(s) from Jose’s Cantina, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, we are the only Mexican restaurant in the area, serving daily 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tamales, fajitas, open faced, grilled or traditional tacos. Enjoy a Margarita or one of our many Mexican beers or the soft drink of your choice with your dinner while enjoying our beautiful lake view, overlooking Lake Huron and Mackinac Island. Bright, lively South-of-the-Border decor. Parking at the back.
.8 mile(s) from Bentley's Cafe, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, downtown St. Ignace. Breakfast and daily specials. Homemade chili, soups, cakes and pies. Hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes, malts and shakes.
1.7 mile(s) from Northern Lights, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, family dining.
0.15 mile(s) from Pizza Builders, fast food, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, wings, salads, pizza, grinders, wraps, Mexican. Take out and free delivery.
.7 mile(s) from B.C. Pizza, fast food, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, reputation as the “Best Choice” for pizza was built by using only the freshest, top-quality ingredients and the brothers’ secret recipes for homemade pizza sauce and crust. Customers continue to be impressed by the one-on-one friendly service and the community support that each B.C. Pizza franchise exhibits in their local area.
.2 mile(s) from Mackinac Island
5 mile(s) from Mackinaw City
20 mile(s) from Pellston
20 mile(s) from Cheboygan
40 mile(s) from Petoskey-Bay Harbor
47 mile(s) from Newberry
48 mile(s) from Sault Ste Marie
49 mile(s) from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
50 mile(s) from Paradise
290 mile(s) from Detroit
.1 mile(s) from sun tanning facilities
.2 mile(s) from fishing
.2 mile(s) from horseback riding
.6 mile(s) from exercise room/gym
1 mile(s) from Veteran's Memorial Park, a waterfront park with magnificent playgrounds, picnic tables, volleyball, horseshoes and more
2 mile(s) from Mackinac Bridge View Park, an observation building with picnic pavilion overlooking Mackinac Bridge
2 mile(s) from golf, both traditional and frisbee
5 mile(s) from Fort Mackinac, Colonial Michilimackinac and Mill Creek costumed reenactments - fun for all ages
5 mile(s) from jet skiing
5 mile(s) from sightseeing tours
8 mile(s) from North Country Trail, hiking/walking trails
.2 mile(s) from Mackinac Island Ferries
20 mile(s) from Pellston Regional Airport
30 mile(s) from Chippewa County International Airport