Named after President Andrew Jackson and with roots as a rail town, the modern-day city of Jackson, Michigan, is a hub for music, art, dining, and exploration of the great outdoors. Come for the Midwest charm and stay for the deep history — it’s the birthplace of the Republican Party, and the site of several Underground Railroad landmarks. Here are the best cheap hotels in Jackson for a stay that’s both affordable and memorable – bookable with Culture Trip.
Recently refreshed, Holiday Inn Jackson Northwest Airport Road is one of the only hotels in Jackson offering full-service accommodation. Just off I-94, it offers great proximity to Jackson County Airport, which is less than two miles away. Enjoy the ease and unfussiness that the Holiday Inn brand is known for, including the Kids Stay and Eat Free policy and guest rooms with the A-Z of essentials (including a kitchenette and a pillow menu).
At the intersection of I-94 and US 127, known as the Crossroads of Southern Michigan, Courtyard Jackson is ideal for road trippers on a fly-through visit. Road trippers with style, that is – this hotel feels fresh, sleek and modern. From the glossy port cochère out front to the monochrome look of its public spaces — with deep grays and dark wood tones, and the calming, neutral tones in its simple but elegant rooms and suites, it’s surprisingly chic.
Into the thick of it! Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Downtown – Coliseum sets you in the center of the city at a great price. The Mississippi Coliseum & Fairgrounds is right next door whilst the Downtown Business District is a few blocks away. In short, all the sightseeing, shopping, dining, and nightlife you can want is nearby. Had your fill of hubbub? Head 15 minutes north to LeFleur’s Bluff State Park for a quiet respite.
Tru by Hilton’s tech-minded, design-savvy, and budget-friendly brand markets itself to those with a “millennial mindset” but if you don’t fall into that category, don’t be put off. You’ll love the hotel’s colorful interiors, indoor pool, fitness center, and foosball table. Free hot breakfast with plenty of healthy options seals the deal, along with the convenient grab-and-go store for avid sightseers. Petrolheads will love how close it is to Michigan International Speedway, just 35 minutes away.
Although TownePlace Suites Jackson is set up to meet the needs of extended-stay travelers, it’s also a great home base for a short visit. Each of the hotel’s studio and one-bedroom suites feature kitchenettes with all the bells and whistles you’ll need to unleash your inner iron chef, meaning you’ll enjoy the hot complimentary breakfast even more. Overdone it on the waffles? Hit the fitness center and indoor pool for some calorie-shedding exercise.
Talking of waffles, we’ll admit it: we’re a bit obsessed with the Hampton Inn brand’s famed waffle bar. So we’ll absolutely understand it if that’s the principal reason for booking this hotel just north of I-94 – although you should know, it’s not the only thing it has going for it. Along with feeding your need for sugar and carbs, there’s also a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a business center. Still got energy to burn? Hit up the area’s golf courses, lakes, parks, trails, or historical landmarks.
Comfort Inn & Suites Jackson wants to be your home away from home, with well-priced suites equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, and flatscreen TVs with a collection of movies. Some rooms also feature sofa beds, room dividers, work areas, and even two-person hot tubs (ooh-la-la, leave the kids at home). Free breakfast, a fitness center, business traveler amenities, an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, and on-site laundry elevate the experience.
Who says cheap hotels in Jackson should be boring? Fairfield Inn & Suites Jackson’s lively guestrooms feature the same eye-popping shades of turquoise and orange that greet you in the lobby and dining area. Even the indoor pool is in on the act, with cheery yellow chairs that play off the aquamarine hues. Start your journey in Jackson with a free grab-and-go breakfast or items from the hotel’s Corner Market convenience store, then head to some of the area’s local breweries and wineries.
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