Best Hotels to Stay at in Michigan

Michigan Hotels


There are several benefits to staying at a motel. They are. Of course, a budget alternative to a hotel that can save you money, but they are usually conveniently placed near highways and generally have parking spots. Saving money on your accommodation will provide more cash for spending on having fun. We have put together a list of our favorite motels in Michigan.

Sunset Lodge Escanaba (two-star)

6386 N. 11th St. Wells, Escanaba, MI 49829 

The Sunset Lodge is situated in Escabana, Michigan, convenient for the US2-41, and the M35. The motel has 24 units that are reasonably priced and come fitted with …

1. Direct-dial telephones

2. Cable TV

3. Air conditioning

4. Refrigerator

5. Microwave

6. High-speed Internet

They offer several extras …

1. Non-Smoking rooms

2. Family rooms

3. Free morning coffee and doughnuts

4. The ability to park at your door

5. Pet friendly

6. Adjacent restaurant

Do not be put off by the parking lot which is a bit shabby, the rooms are completely the opposite, cozy, and extremely clean. The rooms are quiet considering there is a high traffic road outside, most visitors have no problem with noise, but potentially the traffic could be an issue if you are a light sleeper.

It is not long since the restaurant next door purchased the motel and there will likely be further integration of services. The food in the family restaurant is highly praised and very enjoyable. You get better views from the upper floor.

Best Western River Terrace (two-star)

847 S Main St, Cheboygan, MI 49721-2219 

The motel is situated alongside the beautiful Cheboygan River. The motel is very convenient for visiting the Cheboygan State Park. The place is quiet and ideal for a nice walk along the side of the river. You can park right in front of your room, which is very convenient. The rooms are very clean and the staff very accommodating.

1. Cable satellite television

2. high-speed Internet access.

3. Coffee/Tea Maker

4. Microwave

5. Whirlpool Bathtub

6. Free, High-Speed internet

They also offer several extras …

1. Complimentary continental breakfast

2. Heated indoor swimming pool

3. Hot tub,

4. Exercise facility,

5. Boat docking

6. Business services.

The exterior of the property could be described as needing some maintenance, however, the interior is just fine. Clean rooms and good facilities. If heading to Mackinaw, it is only a fifteen minutes drive. Adjacent to the motel is a “Big Boy” restaurant, which was very handy, and opposite the motel is a Walmart, if you need anything during your stay. Overall it is a pleasant place to stay.

Sunset Motel on the Bay (Two.five stars)

1315 Bay St, Munising, MI 49862-1511 

All rooms at the Sunset Motel on the Bay have stupendous views of Lake Superior. There are units with one, two, or three bedrooms, and all of them are just steps away from Lake Superior. It is a beachfront motel within easy reach of Hiawatha National Forest, and a great place for a vacation. Incidentally, they do also offer holiday homes.

The views of the sunset from the hotel are stunning, hence the name of the motel. Some rooms have a balcony overlooking the lake, and the motel will supply chairs for sitting next to the water.

1. Free High-Speed Internet

2. WiFi

3. Per friendly rooms

4. Non-Smoking hotel

5. Air conditioning

6. Kitchenette

7. Microwave

8. Refrigerator

9. Flatscreen TV

The motel also has some extra features …

1. Picnic area adjacent to the Lake

2. Grills available

3. Chairs available for sitting by the water

4. Picnic tables are available

5. Vacation homes available

Most people just love the proximity of the motel to the lake. It is a peaceful place to relax and chill. While service and facilities were all very good, the motel décor is very dated and very much in need of renovation. The breakfast could also use an upgrade, perhaps add yogurt? In the evening the sunsets are so delightful that quite a few people gather to watch. Conclusion: Despite the magnificent sunsets and location of the motel, it may be regarded as slightly overpriced.


Are you looking for a hotel with more facilities? Then we have three great hotels for you. Check out our selection to get a taste of comfort and great customer service.

Harbour View Inn (three-stars)

6860 Main Street PO Box 1207, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 

This hotel is located very close to the best attractions on Mackinac Island yet still manages to seem secluded from all of the traffic which can plague the island downtown. The hotel is a relaxing contrast to the bustle of the attractions. The Hotel does not allow pets and you are requested to leave them at home. The hotel also features the “HarbourQ, a BBQ place on Main Street.

Probably the most memorable thing about the hotel is its location. For visitors to the attractions, it could not be placed in a better position. They are particularly helpful with luggage, storing it before check-in and after check-out. They will also deliver luggage to the ferry should you so require.

The hotel is around half a mile from the city center on Mackinac Island. Fort holmes are about a third of a mile away, and Fort Holmes just over half a mile. The harbor view is particularly enjoyable. The hotel is wheelchair accessible.

1. Free High-Speed Internet

2. WiFi

3. Non-Smoking hotel

4. Fireplace in room

5. Private Balcony

6. Outdoor Furniture

7. Hairdryer in room

8. TV

The Stor Line Ferry Docks are just ten minutes away from the hotel. The hotel can arrange for a valet to pick up your bags from the docks and take them to the hotel. The chairs on the balcony make it an excellent place to sit and relax in privacy. The hotel has four separate buildings with a small courtyard between them. The hotel also has a bike rental service that allows guests to explore further afield.

The hotel has a few problems like no coffee maker in the rooms, and not all rooms have air conditioning. Lack of elevator access makes some rooms difficult, until they hire crane companies in Michigan to have them installed, but this is matched by excellent service, a perfect location, and a pleasant ambiance.

Sugar Beach Resort Hotel (three-stars)

1773 US 31 North, Traverse City, MI 49686 

This beach hotel covers 300 feet of Sugar Sand Beach, East Grand Traverse Bay, alongside the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan. The hotel was completely renovated in 2017 and has wonderful views of the bay. The hotel has a heated hot tub and indoor swimming pool to enjoy after a day’s activity. For those seeking exercise, the hotel has a fitness center for guest use.

The hotel is two miles from the airport and is one of many along Traverse Bay. It is a pleasant hotel but a bit of a misnomer to call it a resort as it lacks many of the amenities you would normally find at a resort. The hotel is not cheap but it is pretty well in line with other hotels in the area.

1. Free High-Speed Internet

2. Air Conditioning

3. Interconnected rooms are available

4. Coffee/Tea maker

5. Cable/Satellite TV

6. Sofa Bed

7. Walk-in shower

This “Resort” Hotel offers the following features

1. Free Parking

2. Fitness Center/Gym

3. Beach

4. Games Room

5. Children’s activities

6. Hot Tub

7. Indoor pool

8. Heated Pool

9. Rental for Water Sports

10. Sun Umbrellas

Many of the rooms are very spacious, although the number of electrical outlets was lacking. Rooms are typically very clean. The beach is not huge and each property along the beach has its own private beach and so walking along the beach is not practical. The beach, however, would be a nice place to sit and chill out, It is clean and very well maintained, perhaps enjoy a picnic, overlooking the lovely clear water. There is plenty of seating and tables to allow this, and it certainly works out a lot cheaper than high-priced restaurant bills.

AmericInn by Wyndham Wetmore Munising (two-star)

9926 M-28 East, Wetmore, MI 49895 

The Americinn Lodge & Suites in Munising, Michigan is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan, a few miles from the shores of Lake Superior and the famous Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The hotel rooms are very comfortable and the hotel features a 100ft Waterslide.

The Jacuzzi rooms feature a private jacuzzi in the room, which many guests find a boon after sightseeing all day. The rooms are very clean and the beds comfortable. Cozy is the word that comes to mind when describing this hotel and its ambiance.

1. High-Speed Internet

2. Pets allowed

3. Air conditioning

4. Microwave

5. Refrigerator

6. Flatscreen TV

The hotel also offers recreational facilities …

1. Pool

2. Sauna

3. Water Park

4. Children’s activities

The staff was very helpful in directing us to places to visit and eat. Hot coffee was available 24hours a day, and children were cleared from the pool area at 10 pm, which remained open till midnight. There is a water slide (100 ft) but it is closed during COVID restrictions. If guests need it there is also a useful laundry room. We included this in our top hotels mainly because of the helpful staff. This outweighed a few minor faults like limited hot water at peak time in the morning (it could sometimes take a few minutes for the water to warm up). The responsive, helpful staff goes a long way.

Bed & Breakfasts

If you are looking for a more welcoming and laid back place to stay, you really should consider a Bed & Breakfast. Both of the Bed and Breakfasts we feature have a wonderful reputation for offering a great welcome and first-rate customer service.

Ludington House Bed And Breakfast (two. five stars)

501 E Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431-2220 

Dating back to 1878, This Queen Ann Victorian home was converted into a Bed & Breakfast. It has a total of eight guest rooms and a parlor to relax in. They serve a two-course breakfast and there are always coffee, tea, and delicious cookies available. There is off-road parking available for guests.

The Bed & Breakfast is located just four blocks from the center of the town, and a mile from the beach, which adjoins Lake Michigan. Travel just seven miles and you will reach the fabulous Ludington State Park.

1. High-Speed Internet

2. WiFi

3. Board Games and Puzzles

4. Air conditioning

5. Free Breakfast

Bob & Ellen offer a true welcome to their guests and are very knowledgeable about surrounding places to visit and restaurants in the area. The rooms are very clean and nicely decorated. They are very responsive to the dietary needs of guests and will go out of their way to accommodate requirements. It is the perfect place to visit for a relaxing weekend. The breakfasts were delicious and the hosts will give guests just the right amount of privacy.

Martha’s Vineyard Bed & Breakfast (three. five stars)

473 Blue Star Hwy, South Haven, MI 49090-8623 

Located in South Haven along the banks of Lake Michigan, this Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to come for some peace. Martha’s Vineyard features 12 guest rooms that have an ambiance of refinement and elegance. The whole place is very relaxing.

Many of the bedrooms are fitted with two-person whirlpool tubs and each room has a fireplace. Comfortable is the best way of describing these rooms, and welcoming is the best way to describe your hosts at this Bed & Breakfast.

1. Free High-Speed Internet

2. WiFi

3. Hot tub

4. Air Conditioning

5. Flatscreen TV

6. Non-Smoking rooms

The Bed & Breakfast also features

1. Free Breakfast

2. Meeting Rooms

3. Concierge

The Bed & Breakfast has both the main house and an adjoining guest house. A nice touch is the hammocks strung between trees, so guests can chill out in the gardens. There is also a fire pit where on chill evenings guests can sit and relax in the serene grounds.

Bed & Breakfast establishments frequently offer a much more welcoming environment and Martha’s Vineyard certainly does that.

I hope that you enjoy your trip to Michigan and take advantage of our recommendations.

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