A selection of the best and unique hotels in Michigan, USA. A selection by Laura Becker
The Spring Lighthouse B&B, tucked away in Elk Rapids, is a cozy and picturesque Bed and Breakfast. It’s a mere few steps from the Elk Rapids Sandbar Beach and 1.5 km from Dam Beach. The B&B offers guests free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden, a shared lounge, and a private beach area with a terrace. Enjoy an American, vegetarian, or vegan breakfast at the property. Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College is 26 km away, while Clinch Park is 29 km away. The nearest airport, Cherry Capital Airport, is 24 km from the accommodation.
Experience luxurious living in the heart of Traverse City! Enjoy the gorgeous surroundings of Elegant 2 King Bedrooms Apartment, with its two king-size bedrooms and air-conditioned accommodation. Relax on the terrace or take a dip in the heated indoor pool with diving board. Experience all the modern amenities, from the kitchenette with microwave and toaster, to the 60-inch flat-screen TV, seating area, and hot tub bathroom. Plus, have hours of fun on the air hockey table! For added convenience, there’s free private parking and a continental breakfast served daily. With the Hickory Hills Ski Area just 8 km away and Cherry Capital Airport just 13 km away, you can enjoy this delightful property for a minimum of two nights.
Experience the romance and luxury of Leonard at Logan House, one of Michigan’s most unique bed and breakfast hotels. Located in Grand Rapids, it is within 2.2 km of Van Andel Arena and 2.5 km of Grand Valley State University – Pew Campus. The hotel offers free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden, and a terrace. Relax in the seating area with a flat-screen TV, and enjoy the private bathroom with free toiletries, a hairdryer, and shower. Start your morning with a delicious à la carte breakfast or an English/Irish breakfast, and explore the area with ease – Devos Hall and Grand Rapids Art Museum are both within 2.6 km. Gerald R. Ford International Airport is 19 km away. With its great bar and romantic atmosphere, Leonard at Logan House is the perfect place to stay during your Michigan getaway.
Experience a charming stay at Saravilla Bed & Breakfast! Located in Alma, just two blocks away from Alma College, this 3 story Dutch Colonial home provides period woodwork and furnishings with modern amenities. Enjoy free WiFi access in the comfort of your spacious guestroom, complete with flat-screen TV, bed linens, a desk, and ironing facilities. Relax in the garden and terrace, or take advantage of the shared lounge, games room, and vending machine. With free parking and entertainment at Soaring Eagle Casino only 32 km away, you can explore the area’s shops, restaurants, and fun activities just 20 minutes away.
Experience the best of Michigan hospitality at Inn at the Park Bed and Breakfast. Located in South Haven, just one block from Lake Michigan, this unique hotel offers well-appointed suites with fireplaces and garden views. Enjoy complimentary WiFi, and a gourmet breakfast of Quiche Florentine or French toast. Explore the nearby Maritime Museum, or the Michigan Theatre, both located within a few minutes’ walk. Whether you’re here for the views or the history, you’ll feel right at home at this charming bed and breakfast.
Rooms: 9 Stars: 4
Experience the hip motel life at Bear Cove Inn in Saint Ignace. Our superbly designed rooms are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a coffee maker, a hairdryer, a microwave, and a mini-fridge. We’re conveniently located near Mackinac Island Ferry Boats and Kewadin Casino in St. Ignace, and provide free shuttle service to both. Enjoy the ultimate staycation and book your room at Bear Cove Inn today!
Rooms: 9 Stars: 3
Relax in the grandeur of Crooked River Lodge, one of Michigan’s most unique hotels. Nestled in Alanson, 15 minutes from Petoskey, this luxurious retreat offers a range of amenities, from a barbecue and river views to flat-screen TVs with cable channels and a coffee maker in each room. Enjoy a private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hair dryer for added convenience. Take advantage of the lodge’s 24-hour front desk and explore the area’s fishing and hiking opportunities. Charlevoix is 33 km away and Mackinaw City is 42 km away.
Rooms: 42 Stars: 3
Stay in luxurious style at Stafford’s Bay View Inn, a boutique hotel situated 12 km from Andrew J. Blackbird Museum. Offering 3-star accommodation, this charming property boasts great views and provides an à la carte, Full English/Irish or American breakfast. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with free WiFi, a private bathroom, wardrobe and CD player, while the hotel also offers a shared lounge, business centre, free private parking and a 24-hour front desk. Enjoy nearby activities such as hiking and cycling, or explore the area and visit Monument Golf Course, 34 km away. Pellston Regional Airport is 29 km away.
Rooms: 31 Stars: 3
Monroe Manor Inn, an elegant Bed and Breakfast set in South Haven, is the ideal getaway. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden, a shared lounge, and a terrace. Accommodations are air conditioned and offer a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Start your morning off with an à la carte or American breakfast. If you’d like to explore the area, take a bike ride and explore the surroundings. Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport is just 74 km away. Treat yourself to a stay at Monroe Manor Inn for an unforgettable experience.
Stay comfortably and conveniently at The Inn at Union Pier, a bed and breakfast located less than 3 minutes’ walk from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. Offering unique furnishings and free Wi-Fi, each air-conditioned room features a private bathroom, including some with antique Swedish wood-burning fireplaces and porches or balconies with views of the landscaped grounds. Guests can relax in the hot tub or sauna on site and free bike rentals are available. Enjoy a hot breakfast each morning with a menu that changes with the seasons, highlighting the local bounty and produce. In the evenings, savor wines from local vineyards and popcorn. Warren Dunes State Park is a 12-minute drive away, and local attractions such as Round Barn Winery, Chikaming Country Club, and St. Julian Winery are within 2 miles of the property.
Rooms: 16 Stars: 4
Best areas to find hotels in Michigan, USA
Michigan is a great place to find a hotel. With its diverse landscape, vibrant cities, and numerous attractions, Michigan offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront getaway, a ski resort, or a downtown city stay, you’ll find plenty of options in Michigan.
The Upper Peninsula is a great place to start your search. Home to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the Tahquamenon Falls, this area is known for its stunning natural beauty. You’ll find plenty of hotels in Marquette, Escanaba, and St. Ignace, as well as smaller towns and villages.
If you’re looking for a beach getaway, head to the Lower Peninsula. Traverse City and Saugatuck are popular beach towns in the southwestern part of the state, while Grand Haven and South Haven are great choices for a family vacation. You’ll find plenty of hotels along the shores of Lake Michigan, as well as inland.
If you’re looking for a ski resort, the Upper Peninsula is home to several great options. The Porcupine Mountains, Mount Bohemia, and Indianhead Mountain all offer ski slopes and trails for all levels of skiers. You’ll find plenty of hotels in the surrounding towns and villages.
For a unique city experience, head to Detroit. This city is home to a vibrant art and music scene, as well as plenty of attractions, like the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Motown Museum. You’ll find plenty of hotels throughout the city, with options ranging from budget-friendly to luxury.
If you’re looking for a more rural experience, head to the Northern Lower Peninsula. Here, you’ll find small towns and villages, as well as vast stretches of forests and lakes. You’ll find plenty of hotels throughout the area, with options ranging from rustic cabins to modern resorts.
No matter where you choose to stay in Michigan, you’ll find plenty of options. From beachfront getaways to downtown city stays, Michigan has something for everyone. Start your search today to find the perfect hotel for your next Michigan vacation.