I visit the Island once or twice each season, so I’m no longer a tourist. I know the Island better than my own town. I have stayed at the Chippewa probably more than any other hotel. There are many to boast about on the Island, but the Chippewa is always on my list to look at, and the reason it often gets my reservation is that it consistently checks all my boxes. Its clean, the rooms are lovely, the location is good, it has an elevator and the staff is friendly. Now that can be said about most of the Island hotels, so usually my deciding factor is price. If you are comparing accommodations and can get the same for a better rate, why not. Yes the Island is enchanting, but the practical side of me wins when I’m booking my room.