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About Michigan

For a great example of the globally under-appreciated gems of American tourism, look no further than the Great Lakes State of Michigan. A geographical rarity in US terms – the state consists of two peninsulas, almost touching each other at 90 degrees - in terms of attractions, Michigan is first and foremost a boat-lover’s paradise. Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior lap its shores, and its coasts are dotted by thousands of little harbours, many of them highly picturesque and all of them welcoming to the boat-borne visitors who rank this fresh-water environment, with its lighthouses, jetties and stunning beaches the Wolverine State, on a par with the East Coast playgrounds of Martha’s Vineyard or the Florida Keys. The best places to stay in Michigan cater to all, whether you want to see the sights or enjoy the great outdoors.

While the lower peninsula is of course heavily urbanised in parts – Detroit was the capital of the US car industry after all – it still contains many beauty spots. The heavily forested upper peninsula, with its many crossing points to the Canadian state of Ontario, is a gorgeous wilderness ideal for hunting and fishing.

So the best places to stay in Michigan are a short step to the state’s cultural riches – including around 100 high-quality museums – or a launch pad for your outdoors adventure.

For central Detroit

  • The Inn on Ferry Street enjoys a prime location in the city's historical district so is ideal for a city break. Elegant rooms are classic in style and many feature four posters.

For luxury

  • The Townsend Hotel is perfect for those who don't want to be downtown yet want a luxury stay. Rooms feature Frette Linen bedding, luxury smellies and deep bath tubs. Plus there's award winning dining at the Rugby Grille.

Still undecided? Browse through our list of the best places to stay in Michigan, or contact a friendly guru for advice.

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Best Hotels in Michigan

  • The Inn on Ferry Street Detroit 40 rooms from £113

    Sights nearby  -  Visit nearby Downtown Detroit, Comerica Park, Fox Theatre, Detroit Institute of Arts, and Motown Historical Museum
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Traditional

    Four restored Victorian mansions providing sophisticated luxury. Charming rooms with romantic four poster beds and traditional furnishings. Located in the city's historic district, just steps from some of the finest museums, theatres, and historical sites. See More

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  • Trumbull and Porter Detroit 144 rooms from £133

    City Style  -  A sleek hotel complete with lively bar and fabulous restuarant.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A trendy hotel injecting some cool to an old Irish neighbourhood. Contemporary design throughout has an industrial conversion feel; think polished concrete floors, minimalist style and exposed piping. A lively bar and excellent restaurant will keep night revellers entertained. Superb. See More

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  • The Hotel Saugatuck Saugatuck, Michigan 12 rooms from £148

    Back to Nature  -  Spend days looking out over vast lake landscapes, breathe in fresh air and spend plenty of time on the water
    Total relaxation  -  It's tempting to sit on the porch Adirondack chairs or you baloncy and simply watch lakeside life go by
    Lakeside  -  The Kalamazoo Lake, leads to Lake Michigan, via the Kalamazoo River
    Sailing  -  Charter a boat on Lake Michigan or take a harbour tour

    Boutique B&B on the shores of Lake Kalamazoo, close to Lake Michigan. The former 19th-century lumbering mill has been tastefully renovated with colourful and contemporary rooms in the Main House and cottages. Think bold colours, lake-view porches & hot tubs. Perfect quiet weekend-away material. See More

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  • Huron House Oscoda, Michigan 14 rooms from £183

    Local exploring  -  The area offers plenty to see and do; historic lighthouses, paddle steamers, rare wildlife, museums and plenty of nature trails
    Back to Nature  -  A real nature enthusiasts' paradise with hiking, birding, kayaking, skiing & miles of scenic routes through untouched forests
    Romantic Break  -  Enjoy quality time with your loved one; lake-view sunsets with a glass of wine, romantic beach walks & blissful days outdoors
    Lakeside  -  The property has direct access to the Lake Huron sandy beach with its wooden jetties and refreshing water for swimming

    Idyllic adult-only B&B on the sandy scenic shores of Lake Huron. Will suit romantic couples who value peace and quiet. Rooms have lake views, outdoor space, fireplaces, spa baths, hot tubs & breakfast in bed; contemporary decor gives a fresh feel. A cosy nest with luxury comforts for outdoor lovers. See More

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  • The Siren Detroit 106 rooms from £204

    Families  -  The 'hideout' rooms are perfect for children, fitted with cosy bunk-beds - parents can sleep easy across the hall
    Local exploring  -  Set within walking distance of the city's main attractions, this hotel is the perfect base for local exploring
    City Style  -  With unique, vintage-style interiors and an unbeatable city location, book this hotel for local Detroit flair
    Local markets  -  Take a trip to The Eastern Market on the weekend, now home to vendors selling everything from tacos to colourful produce
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This stylish boutique hotel is nestled in a historic building in downtown Detroit. Guestrooms feature a blend of custom-made furniture and hand-selected vintage pieces in a palette of royal blue and dusky pinks - carried through in the velvet upholstery of the hotel's intimate Candy Bar. See More

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  • Shinola Hotel Detroit 129 rooms from £215

    Local exploring  -  Situated a stone's throw from the Detroit River, this hotel is perfectly placed for local exploring in the city
    City Style  -  Set in the heart of Detroit in a coverted industrial building, this hotel has reams of local city charm
    Romantic Break  -  With stylish suites an an exquisite cocktail bar, book this hotel for a romantic city break
    Great walks  -  Do the West RiverWalk, a riverside path in downtown Detroit that offers fantastic views and a great picnic spot
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This thoughtfully curated boutique hotel sits in downtown Detroit. Mid-century furniture and hardwood floors give the suites the feeling of a chic, post-industrial pied-à-terre, softened by a palette of rich green and brown. A beautiful, covered terrace cocktail bar completes this graceful hotel. See More

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  • Detroit Foundation Hotel Detroit (MI) 100 rooms from £244

    City Style  -  A former fire house turned luxury hotel in the heart of the downtown- a perfect embodiment of Detroit's trendy revival
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A wonderfully original and funky hotel in Detroit's old fire house. Suave rooms offer comfortable beds, dark wood tones and local artworks. A very city centric hotel, it celebrates Detroit's history and future while supporting local industry and people. Fabulous food and cocktails seal the deal! See More

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  • The Townsend Hotel Detroit (Michigan) 150 rooms from £258

    Sights nearby  -  Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This classic jewel in the sleepy suburbs of Detroit has first-class fitness and business facilities. Contemporary, luxurious rooms with marble bathrooms make a comfortable stay. The award winning Rugby Grille and classic cocktail bar add flavour to any evening. Explore Detroit with ease. See More

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