Head north to find Michigan's top hotel or resort, according to popular travel site

If you were thinking it'd be Mackinac's Grand Hotel, you're spot on

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What would you consider to be Michigan's best hotel or resort?

There's the new and buzzworthy Shinola Hotel in Detroit, along with the always-stunning Detroit Foundation Hotel, for those thinking the answer must be downtown. The Grand Rapids area boasts quite a few options, as well, from the J.W. Marriott to the Amway Grand.

But according to Conde Nast Traveler, the very best our state has to offer is up north -- or, more specifically, on Mackinac Island.

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Of course, we're referring to the Grand Hotel.

Is this a surprising pick by CNT because it's completely obvious? Or would you have picked somewhere else? Somewhere a little newer, or a spot that's been sliding under the radar? (You'll have to let us know in the comments below!)

Here's what the website wrote about the Grand:

"For more than a century, Grand Hotel has stood as a landmark accommodation on Michigan’s Mackinac Island. Its front porch — at 660 feet — is the longest in the world, and can be seen as you approach the island by ferry."

A bit brief, especially compared to some of the other states' write-ups, but we'll admit, the porch is exceptional. The whole place is exceptional, who are we kidding?

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