The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Jackson, Michigan

Jackson Harbor is a delightful spot for a summer day out
Jackson Harbor is a delightful spot for a summer day out | © Dan Leeth / Alamy Stock Photo
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9 December 2021

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.

Holiday Inn Jackson Northwest Airport Road, an IHG Hotel, for airport access

Holiday Inn Jackson Northwest Airport Road facade with drive and plants
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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).

Courtyard by Marriott Jackson, for the modern explorer

Twin room at Marriott Jackson with headboards and pattern curtains
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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.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson, an IHG Hotel, for city-center carousing

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson facade with carpark and blue light details
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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 Jackson, for Gen Y fun with no age limit

Tru by Hilton Jackson facade with US flag, sign and colourful entrance
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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.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Jackson, for long-term stays

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Jackson facade with entrance and carpark at night
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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.

Hampton Inn Jackson, for those who love dessert for breakfast

Hampton Inn Jackson interior of a double room with desk, chair, flatscreen and forest views
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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, for home comforts

Comfort Inn & Suites Jackson exterior with entrance and car park sunny day
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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.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Jackson, for tasting the rainbow

Fairfield Inn & Suites Jackson facade with lawn out front on sunny day
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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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