Grand Hotel Mackinaw Island
Grand Hotel Mackinaw Island is a common misspelling for this northern Michigan island. The correct spelling is with “ac” at the end rather than the English spelling of “aw” making the correct spelling being Grand Hotel Mackinac Island. What is more confusing is that the small town on Michigan's Mainland is spelled
rather than Mackinac City. Are you confused?
It really doesn't matter whether you spell it
Grand Hotel Mackinac Island or Grand Hotel Mackinaw Island
you will be vacationing at one of the most celebrated historic hotels in the United States. They have terrific special packages with one of their most famous being their
Somewhere In Time
The other mistake many tourists do is how they pronounce Mackinac. The French spelled Mackinac with a “c”, but they pronounced it silently as if it ends in “w”.
When the English explorers came to this area they spelled it with a “w” and pronounced it that way too. Both Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island are pronounced “Mackinaw”. This is a good thing to know when you visit the Island! You will definitely be known as a “tourist” if an Islander hears you say “Mack-i-nack” with a hard "k" at the end of the word.
Mackinac Island has a rich
history with the French and English explorers
and a deep spiritual beginning with the
Ojibway Indians being its First People as they call themselves.
So, enjoy your Mackinac Island vacation at the Grand Hotel or read Marcia's and Kathy's other suggestions for
Mackinac Island Hotels
and the many intimate
Bed & Breakfasts
in and around this magical place we call Mackinac!
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