Boutique Hotels in the Great Lake State
Probably best known for its role in the American auto industry, there is more to Michigan State then building cars. Bordered by four of the Great Lakes, Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the U.S. It’s no surprise that Michigan is considered a top destination for water sports. Whatever your reason for visiting Michigan, there are lots of accommodations to choose from. The following is a list of five options to help you find the perfect hotel for your visit to the Great Lake State.
1. Hotel St. Regis
The 124-room Hotel St. Regis offers a comfortable stay in Detroit’s downtown area. Each room includes a TV, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea, and a personal work space. Enjoy access to a 24-hour business center as well as meeting rooms and event space. The casually elegant La Mustique restaurant offers contemporary American cuisine. There you will find you’re not far from many downtown attractions including Ford Field, casinos, a convention center, museums, and the international border crossing to Windsor, Ontario.
2. Mission Point Resort
Enjoy a little lakefront paradise at Mission Point Resort. Every room offers beautiful views of the water or garden and includes coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, and cable TV. Choose from four on-site restaurants; you can visit the health club to work up an appetite. Guests can enjoy a wide range of activities including a movie theater, spa/salon, kids’ club, arcade, bike rentals, and bocce ball courts.
3. Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square
Each room at the Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn features a coffee maker, Wi-Fi access, and cable TV. Enjoy some classic American fare at the on-site Shelden Grill & Franklin Square Tap. Take a little “me time” with a visit to the hotel’s fitness center, sauna, and pool. Located in the center of Houghton, several popular tourist attractions are nearby, including Mont Ripley ski area and Dee Stadium.
4. The Kensington Court
Conveniently located just across the street from the Ann Arbor Briarwood Shopping Mall and minutes from the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, each room at The Kensington Court offers guests a choice of a single king bed or two doubles. High-speed Interest and flat-screen TVs are also in every room. Take a dip in the indoor pool before taking advantage of the complimentary lobby coffee bar. Guests also enjoy access to a fully equipped fitness center and hot tub. On-site dining is available all day at Graham’s Restaurant.
5. Bell Tower Hotel
Located on the University of Michigan campus, the Bell Tower Hotel is perfect for guests looking for an on-campus stay or easy access to other Ann Arbor attractions such as the Briarwood Mall and Mary Beth Doyle Park. Standard rooms include a king bed or two doubles. Free Wi-Fi and copies of the New York Times help keep you connected. Start your day with complimentary hot breakfast and end it with the hotel’s turn-down service. Business guests can make use of the conference and board rooms and have access to mail, fax, and copy services. Don’t worry if you are driving — the hotel offers free valet parking.
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