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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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  • Castle in the Country Allegan, Michigan 10 rooms from £74

    Romantic Break  -  Treat your loved one with a special romantic package including a side-by-side couple’s massage and in-room breakfast tray daily
    Active Holiday  -  With trails, ski resorts, golf courses and kayaking on the private lake, the opportunites are endless
    Spa  -  Indulge in massages, luxurious facials, pedicures and manicures
    Great walks  -  In winter explore the three miles worth of trails on snowshoes
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    A romantic, luxury B&B set on a lush 65-acre estate with a private lake. Rooms are stylish and spacious with antique furniture, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Borrow a kayak or paddleboard and explore the lake or indulge with an in-room massage. A fabulous rural getaway. See More

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  • Sonder at Gabriel Richard Detroit (Downtown) 123 rooms from £93

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located, it's walking distance to the city's many restaurants, shops, casinos, cultural sites and river-view parks
    Groups  -  With the exception of studios, all units can fit up to four. Two-bedroom suite is an ideal solution for friends or families
    Great walks  -  Campus Martius Park is located just down the road. Stretch your legs or enjoy al fresco dining at the many restaurants
    Sights nearby  -  Detroit is ideal for sport's lovers; head to nearby Joe Louis Arena and Comerica Park
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    Modern self-catering apartments housed in a historic neoclassical building with a shared gym. Studios plus one and two-bedroom apartments boast original architectural features; think statement windows with cityscape views and sixties-inspired furniture. Loft-style living, perfect for longer stays. See More

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  • The Landmark Inn Michigan 66 rooms from £101

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located close to all the action in downtown Marquette; access theatres, galleries, restaurants, and museums on foot
    Historic  -  A historic hotel which has been running for over 100-years and has housed many glamorous guests
    Views  -  Rooftop North Star Lounge is the place to come for city skyline and Lake Superior views
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and scenic surrounding grounds
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    A historic hotel that has been running for over 100 years, perfectly located in downtown Marquette. The interiors are awash with character. Expect heavy set antiques, original features and muted tones. Two restaurants, one elegant and the other more casual, and rooftop lounge. A glamorous city stay. See More

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  • Sonder - The Randolph Detroit (Downtown) 5 rooms from £104

    Families  -  Two-bedroom apartments with open-plan living areas are the ideal choice for families and friends travelling together
    Local exploring  -  Home-away-from-home in the city centre. Feel like a local as you explore the city's many sites
    Great walks  -  Take in river views as your workout or stretch your legs along the city's West RiverWalk
    Minimum Stay  -  There is a three night minimum stay
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    Contemporary, stylish & spacious self-catered deluxe studios & apartments with views over the city skyline. Mid-century furnishings and on-trend interiors give an effortless cool yet homely feel to all spaces. Enjoy downtime with every convenience in the heart of the downtown. Ideal for long stays. See More

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  • Graduate East Lansing Michigan 200 rooms from £105

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly placed in Grand River Avenue (the heart of downtown) surrounded by restaurants, bars, and galleries
    City Style  -  The Graduate has a stand-out style mixing old-school college design with cool modern comforts
    Sights nearby  -  Watch a Spartans game at Spartan Stadium
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    A sophisticated hotel located in the heart of downtown and just a stroll from Michigan State University. Stylish rooms feature bright modern art, plush tartan bed heads, and indulgent bathrooms with exposed copper piping. Expect casual dining, a happening bar, and friendly staff. A hip choice. See More

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  • 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.
    Boutique
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
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    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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  • Kara's Kottages MI, Michigan 3 rooms from £116

    Families  -  Choose one of the two bed cottages (the largest sleeps 5) for an independent family crashpad
    Self catering  -  Independent cottages with fully stocked kitchens, coffee makers, Netflix, and large lounges
    Great walks  -  Wander along scenic nature trails in Al Sabo Nature Preserve
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    Three cottages offering the best of both worlds - the privacy of a self-catered stay and the thoughtful details of an owner-managed B&B. Cottages range in size making them ideal for families or couples. With fully-equipped kitchens, homely design, snug lounges (with Netflix), these are cosy bases. See More

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  • Stone Chalet Inn Ann Arbor (Michigan) 10 rooms from £132

    Weddings  -  Event space, leafy gardens and homely multi-building estate make this a fab spot for intimate weddings or family celebrations
    Families  -  College students stay for free when booked alongside visiting parents. There are good multi-room options
    Local exploring  -  Ideal base for relaxed sightseeing; visiting museums, university campus or surrounding countryside
    Sights nearby  -  On sunny days visit Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum
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    Historic suburban compound walking distance from Ann Arbor. The plot is made up of a remarkable stone chalet, parsonage & carriage house with shared gardens and breakfast room. Genteel decor in traditional style gives an established and homely feel. On-site event space can host meetings & concerts. 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.
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    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 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
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    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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  • Graduate Ann Arbor Ann Arbor 204 rooms from £160

    Business meetings  -  Indoor and outdoor event spaces and ballroom can host meetings, conferences and weddings for up to 170 people
    Local exploring  -  Located in the buzziest part of town with restaurants, bars, theatres, sites and events mere minutes away
    City Style  -  The coolest place to stay in town; think trendy student digs meets upmarket cozy club
    Learning  -  The hotel faces the University of Michigan Campus; students enjoy special rates
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    Trendy boutique-style hotel with a prime central location. Playful decor recreates a university feel with vintage touches; think schoolhouse furniture, chalkboards and sociable communal dining in glossy well-appointed public areas. Plush rooms, restaurants, gym & function spaces tick all the boxes. See More

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  • The House on the Hill Ellsworth, Michigan 8 rooms from £164

    Active Holiday  -  For outdoor enthusiasts there is plenty to do locally, including SUP right from the property or skiing in the winter
    Groups  -  Rent out the entire property for a special event or family gathering
    Restrictions on children  -  If the whole house is booked then children are welcomed
    Fishing  -  The Chain of Lakes is a popular spot for anglers
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    A charming adult-only B&B located on the picturesque Saint Clair Lake. Traditionally styled rooms are spacious yet cosy; expect antiques, hardwood floors, and fireplaces. A large garden leads down onto a private lakeside beach where a range of watersports are on offer. A tranquil rural break. See More

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  • The Inn at 97 Winder Detroit (Downtown) 10 rooms from £166

    Local exploring  -  Perfect for those who want to explore Detroit's downtown on foot; it's especially well located for theatre, opera and the arts
    City Style  -  The ideal choice for those looking for the intimacy of an owner-run inn located in the heart of the Detroit downtown
    Weddings  -  Book out the entire the mansion for a wedding venue steeped in history; it feels more like a smart home than a hotel
    Value chic  -  With a great location, beautiful rooms and massage services, this is a steal in the heart of the city
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    Exclusive private mansion turned stylish upscale city-centre B&B. The building's Second Empire style continues through to its rich interiors; expect fine art, beautiful antiques and opulent touches. Contemporary furnishings and bathrooms add a deluxe modern feel. Downtown boutique bolthole. See More

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  • The Dearborn Inn Detroit (Dearborn) 229 rooms from £168

    Business meetings  -  With 16 break out and 12 event rooms, conference facilities and seating for up to 850 people, this is a great venue for business
    Families  -  The seven stand-alone Colonial homes and lodges are ideal for families and groups with kitchens, dining areas and outdoor space
    Weddings  -  The place for classic country-club style weddings with immaculate lawns, romantic pavilions and grand ballrooms
    Historic  -  The property was built in 1931 on the former grounds of the Ford Motor Company
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    Luxury resort-style property spread over 23 acres of landscaped grounds. Built in colonial style, pillared public spaces feature chandeliers, mock antiques and grand fireplaces. Enjoy two restaurants, bar, outdoor pool, gym and meeting spaces from your room, suite, private home or stand-alone lodge. See More

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  • Bell Tower Hotel Ann Arbor 66 rooms from £170

    Local exploring  -  Prime central location, walking distance from university campus, local sites, shops, museums, theatres and restaurants
    Families  -  The large Atrium Suite features two bedrooms, three bathrooms and dining room making it ideal for families of all ages
    Learning  -  University of Michigan campus is located opposite from the hotel and gives the town a warm collegiate atmosphere
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
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    Classic hotel in the heart of Ann Arbor. Recently refurbished rooms and suites feature modern colour schemes, comfortable work areas and fab in-room technology; some come with balconies. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, 24-hour gym, numerous meeting facilities and restaurants mere steps away. 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
    Romantic Break  -  Enjoy quality time with your loved one; lake-view sunsets with a glass of wine, romantic beach walks & blissful days outdoors
    Back to Nature  -  A real nature enthusiasts' paradise with hiking, birding, kayaking, skiing & miles of scenic routes through untouched forests
    Lakeside  -  The property has direct access to the Lake Huron sandy beach with its wooden jetties and refreshing water for swimming
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    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 Detroit Club Detroit (Downtown) 21 rooms from £184

    Local exploring  -  A luxurious base from which to explore Detroit's cultural scene; walk to museums, theatres, parks and the Detroit River
    City Style  -  Perfect for those looking to experience a slice of the city's rich history while not sacrificing contemporary comforts
    Spa  -  The pretty spa offers an impressive full range of services including body treatments, beauty, facials, massages and grooming
    Swimming Pool  -  The small indoor plunge pool is the perfect place to soak after a spoiling treatment
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    Private members club turned intimate downtown boutique hotel. Stunning period building and original architectural features combine with classy interiors to create an authentic luxury feel. Plus there's the Cigar Lounge, fine dining restaurant, cocktail bar, indoor pool and spa. A chic urban retreat. See More

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  • The Inn at Bay Harbor Petoskey, Michigan 113 rooms from £186

    Honeymoons  -  Wide range of spoiling facilities and experiences - all with stuning lake views and sunsets - results in one-of-a-kind honeymoon
    Golf  -  Four different courses are considered amongst the best in the country. Enjoy special door-to-door golf club delivery service
    Families  -  Three-bedroom cottages, Kid's Club, babysitting and activities for all the family mean this is a great success for all ages
    Beach Life  -  Enjoy days on the private pebble beach, sea-front lawn or private yacht charters and sailing excursions to sandy beaches
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    Sprawling luxury resort on banks of Lake Michigan. Boasting world-class sunsets enjoyed from private beach, pool, lawns or balcony, the property offers impressive amenities and facilities, whatever holiday you're after. Classic rooms, suites and cottages provide a wide range of deluxe accommodation. See More

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  • Inn at Black Star Farms Suttons Bay, Michigan 10 rooms from £187

    Foodies  -  Explore the endless wine trails surrounding the inn on the 160-acre winery estate and enjoy local-seasonal dishes
    Great walks  -  The state national parks have endless hiking trails to explore
    Restrictions on children  -  Only children over the age of 12
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    A charming farmhouse set on a unique 160-acre winery destination in the heart of the Traverse Wine Coast. Rooms are contemporary and comfortable with stand-lone spa tubs and luxury robes. Complimentary wine is offered while the seasonal restaurant is a real treat. Perfect for foodies or couples. See More

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  • Martha's Vineyard B&B South Haven, Michigan 12 rooms from £195

    Romantic Break  -  Choose one of the romantic Guesthouse rooms complete with whirlpool tubs large enough for two and working fireplaces
    Active Holiday  -  This is an area that has something for everyone including hiking, golf, kayaking, sailing, and wine tasting
    Kayaking  -  The Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail offers 21 miles of canoeing and kayaking on the Black River
    Restrictions on children  -  Under certain circumastances older children may be allowed on prior arrangement
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    A charming historic inn offering an adult-only stay just minutes from the beach. Cosy rooms are traditionally dressed with antiques and warm hues. The best have porches, working fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. With hearty breakfasts, warm hosts, and a snug lounge — this is a very welcoming base. See More

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  • Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Detroit 110 rooms from £196

    City Style  -  Recently refurbished lounge and lobby areas take your breath away with their historic details and well-appointed interiors
    Business meetings  -  Three event spaces, over almost 3,000 sq ft, seat up to 130 for meetings with city views, top tech and healthy catering
    Sights nearby  -  Local attractions include Belle Isle Aquarium, Campus Martius Park and GM Renaissance Center
    Swimming Pool  -  Guests have access to local YMCA with pool
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    Luxurious downtown hotel that blends monumental historic architecture with sleek contemporary interiors. Relaxed and spacious rooms, suites and studios with city views feature wooden floors, blonde furnishings and feature walls. Walk to restaurants, nearby pool and sites. Perfect mix of old and new. See More

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  • The Henry Detroit (Dearborn) 308 rooms from £199

    Artworks  -  The hotel displays pieces by Picasso, Rembrandt and Renoir, as well as modern artists. Visit the gallery to see those for sale
    Weddings  -  Dedicated team will organise a grand and glamorous celebration in the hotel's Presidential Ballroom, Plaza Ballroom or Gallery
    Business meetings  -  Conference facilites include 25,000 sq ft of event space, banquet rooms, boardrooms and ballrooms which fit up to 1,200 guests
    Sights nearby  -  Head into Detroit to visit Automotive Hall of Fame, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Michigan Science Center and MGM Grand Casino
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    Elegant hotel in Detroit's Dearborn suburb. A grand lobby features an impressive art collection & luxurious lounges. There's also an American restaurant, bar, indoor pool & free shuttle. Colourful rooms come with every convenience. A luxury stay just twenty minutes from the centre of the city. 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
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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  • Wickwood Inn Saugatuck 11 rooms from £258

    Foodies  -  Run by Julee Rosso, co-founder of The Silver Palate Gourmet Takeout in NYC and best-selling cookery author - expect good things
    Local exploring  -  Saugatuck offers wonderful array of activities from boating, walks and riverside beaches to shopping, theatre & art exhibitions
    Back to Nature  -  Enjoy surrounding nature with birdwatching, dune rides, kayaking, sailing, fishing, cross-country skiing and sunset boat rides
    Romantic Break  -  Rooms are romantic havens with four-poster beds, fireplaces, cashmere robes and cosy seating areas - especially Christy Suite
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    Upscale and elegant owner-run B&B in downtown Saugatuck with a homely and inviting feel. Everything has been done to the highest spec; expect effortlessly chic interiors, art and antique-filled rooms, fresh flowers, gourmet food and luxurious rooms decorated in unique styles. Ideal romantic getaway. See More

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  • Island House Hotel Michigan 94 rooms from £278

    Active Holiday  -  With numerous activities both on land and sea, there is something to keep everyone entertained on the island
    Back to Nature  -  This is the only hotel located within the boundaries of the pristine Mackinac Island State Park
    Great walks  -  Hike to natural wonders including Arch Rock, Skull Cave, Sunset Rock, or Devil’s Kitchen
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
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    A historic landmark building and the only hotel within Mackinac Island State Park. Chic rooms, decorated in pastel hues, are light and airy and many have epic sea views. Well equipped, there are a choice of two restaurants and bars, an indoor pool, and hot tubs. An idyllic coastal escape. See More

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  • The Cochrane House Detroit (Downtown) 3 rooms from £297

    City Style  -  Wonderful combination of historic exterior and original features with modern (hugely comfortable) and convenient interiors
    Groups  -  Book out the entire home on an exclusive use basis. Spacious open-plan living and dining area is ideal for groups
    Local exploring  -  All of Detroit's main sites are located within a 2 mile radius; the vast majority can be easily accessed on foot
    Adult Only  -  Only guests aged 21 and above are able to stay at the inn
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    Stand-alone 1870s private home converted into a fresh, contemporary and intimate owner-run B&B. A large shared living & dining area creates a warm & welcoming heart of the property. Cosy, light-filled deluxe rooms decorated in trendy soft colour palettes come with patios, city views & steam showers. See More

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