Luxury Hotels of the World: Hotel Walloon Interior Design
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Hotel Walloon

We absolutely loved our time at Hotel Walloon, one of Michigan‘s most beautiful places to visit, reconnect with loved ones, and get married. After experiencing the indisputable charm, luxury, and elegance of Hotel Walloon, my husband and I agreed that we wish it had been open when we got married because we would have rented the entire hotel for our wedding and guests (which is an option!) and spent a long weekend with our loved ones and out of town guests. Check out why Hotel Walloon is one of the most beautiful hotels in the Midwest and one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.

Luxury Hotels of the World: Hotel Walloon Interior Design

Hotel Walloon

Address: 4127 M-75, Walloon Lake, MI 49796
Awards: AAA 4 Diamond Award for Excellence
Rooms: 32 Rooms
Staff Helpfulness & Friendliness
: 5/5
Cleanliness: 5/5
Room size: 5/5
Room Amenities: 5/5
Room and Bed Comfort: 5/5
View from Room: 5/5
Internet Service Quality: 5/5
Spa/Pool Cleanliness, Aesthetics: 5/5
Gym Cleanliness, Variety, Aesthetics: 5/5
Proximity to Other Points of Interest: 3/5
Valet Parking: Yes, Complimentary Valet Parking

Luxury Hotels of the World: Hotel Walloon Walloon Lake, Michigan

The Hotel

Hotel Walloon felt like coming home after a long time away. The moment we stepped through the doors, we were welcomed by smiling staff and ushered in beside a warm, crackling fire while the staff quickly and efficiently checked us in. The entire hotel is decorated in a beautiful, nautical, and cozy style, reminiscent of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Every corner of Hotel Walloon is set up so families can spend time together, whether pouring over travel and photography books, enjoying drinks next to the fire, or playing on the private beach. The entire hotel is designed to bring people together.

Luxury Hotels of the World: Hotel Walloon Interior Design

Hotel Walloon owns and works with several wedding venues, making it a gorgeous place to get married. Had this hotel been open when my husband and I were looking for places, we would have selected Hotel Walloon because it’s so incredibly stunning; plus, couples can rent out the entire hotel! Keep an eye out for a list of reasons why Hotel Walloon is an incredible place to get married, and check out their website’s section on weddings in the meantime!

The Rooms

Our favorite part of the rooms was that it was absolutely silent in our room. Every one of the 32 rooms was utterly soundproof, meaning that we couldn’t hear anyone or anything outside of our room, and no one could listen to us, even if we played music or the TV loudly. We slept so peacefully and loved waking up refreshed and replenished after sleeping completely undisturbed each night. Each room also has an electronic “Do Not Disturb” system so that if you want peace or don’t need housekeeping, no one will disturb you, no questions asked.

Hotel Walloon One Bedroom Luxury Suite with Master Bathroom, King Bed, Kitchen, Private Balcony and Lake View

Hotel Walloon One Bedroom Luxury Suite with Master Bathroom, King Bed, Kitchen, Private Balcony and Lake View

This stunning one-bedroom suite had a kitchen (complete with a dishwasher, microwave, dishes, and cutlery, along with anything guests need to cook or warm up leftovers), a large bedroom with a king-size bed, a private balcony with a stunning view of Walloon Lake, a massive marble bathroom with a large glass shower, a beautiful living room, and plenty of room for up to four people to enjoy Hotel Walloon together. I couldn’t have designed a more beautiful lake/cottage room myself!

Hotel Walloon One Bedroom Luxury Suite with Master Bathroom, King Bed, Kitchen, Private Balcony and Lake View

The Amenities

Hotel Walloon has everything we need for a beautiful stay. There was everything from a luxurious, custom billiards table in a gorgeous game room and a fully stocked workout room to a Whirlpool spa with an incredible view of Walloon Lake and a private beach and docks for the sole use of hotel guests. I had never seen more in-room toiletries than we were given at Hotel Walloon. There were makeup remover wipes, locally made chapstick, moisturizers, mouthwash and dental care items, locally crafted chocolates, and much more.

Dreamy Wedding Venues at Hotel Walloon Walloon Lake Village Northern Michigan Beach weddings

One of my favorite parts of the hotel was the library and game room just to the right of the main entryway because it has a wide selection of new and classic board games, as well as a carefully curated selection of all of the best novels and coffee table books about everything subject imaginable. Every day, we saw families spending time together, laughing and playing board games or reading books together. Seeing so much joy and love in the hotel warmed my heart more than the constantly roaring fire in the fireplace could. Hotel Walloon is an incredible place to reconnect with your loved ones, and we were so grateful for our time spent here.

Luxury Hotels of the World: Hotel Walloon Interior Design

The Food

Hotel Walloon, not to be outdone by the likes of the Ritz Carleton or Waldorf Astorias of the world, ensures that guests always have something delectable and unique to snack on at all hours of the day. In addition to the leather-wrapped bar available on the ground floor in the Hearth Room, available only to hotel guests from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Hotel Walloon staff set out food, drinks, and snacks for guests at no extra charge as follows:

Breakfast 7:00am – 11:00 am
Cookies 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mid-Day Snacks 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hors D’oeuvres 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Desserts 8:00 – 11:00 pm

Breakfast included fruit, yogurt, pastries, muffins, coffee, tea, and a selection of breakfast items. Hors D’oeuvres included chicken satay, rice, grape leaves with yogurt, asparagus, croissants, and many more. Desserts were complex, like miniature cheesecakes, miniature cakes, donuts, chocolate-covered almonds, a variety of candies, and just about anything imaginable. The food was delicious, and the incredible staff kept everything fresh, fully stocked, and full of options.

Luxury Hotels of the World: Hotel Walloon Where to Eat

Our favorite place to eat in the area right next to Hotel Walloon is Barrel Back Restaurant. Click here to read all about the delicious food that they offer.

The View

The view from Hotel Walloon is stunning, and many rooms have a view of Walloon Lake. Waking up every morning and watching the sun rise over Lake Walloon was one of the highlights of our stay. The fresh, cool air from Walloon Lake blew across the shore and into our room, making opening the door onto our balcony a refreshing part of our routine each morning.

Luxury Hotels of the World: Hotel Walloon Walloon Lake, Michigan

The lake was lined with beautiful little cottages, docked sailboats, and trees, just beginning to change colors, and looking at it each evening as the sun went down quickly became something we looked forward to every day.

Luxury Hotels of the World: Hotel Walloon Interior Design

The Staff

My husband and I have stayed in dozens of hotels worldwide, and I can honestly say the staff of Hotel Walloon were some of the friendliest, kindest, most accommodating staff we’ve encountered at any hotel. Anything we needed was only a quick request away, and we were greeted each morning by smiles and staff who quickly learned our names. During our entire stay, we and the other guests were treated like family. I am already looking forward to visiting again someday, and I can’t recommend Hotel Walloon enough!

Day Trips from Hotel Walloon

Bay Harbor
Charlevoix
Harbor Springs
Mackinac Island
Petoskey
Tahquamonenon Falls
Traverse City

Hall of Mirrors inside Hotel Walloon, Walloon Lake, Michigan

Safe travels!
@AnnieFairfax

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12 Comments

  1. This looks like such a pretty place to stay! I’ve never been to Michigan, I’ll have to add it to my bucket list!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  2. I love the old world feel of the hotel..and that view! Looks like a gorgeous place to stay.

    xx, Danielle

  3. I love that you had an amazing experience! And the hotel looks so cute!

  4. What a beautiful place to stay! I have family there so I’ll keep this in mind for the next time we visit!

  5. roxyturtle says:

    This place looks beautiful! I love all the rocking chairs on the porch. The food looks delicious. My fiancé and I are planning a huge trip around the USA by van, and we’ll totally want to check this place out when we hit Michigan.

  6. Wow! I had never heard of this hotel – but now it’s DEFINITELY on my bucket list! It looks absolutely magical!! I love the do not disturb system – and the food sounds amazing!

  7. Oh wow sounds like an amazing trip! The hotel looks incredible!

  8. Whitney | Whit Wanders says:

    Wow this place looks amazing! The food sounds delicious!

  9. This looks like such a gorgeous property! Dying over all the details.

  10. Booked a stay here solely based on your recommendation, and I couldn’t have been happier with the time my wife and I spent here. It was as peaceful, relaxing, and romantic as you described. It helped me score some major husband points, so I wanted to come back and thank you. We are new to the area and didn’t know of many other places to go, so this guide was just what we needed. Your work is very much appreciated.