The Best Hotels to Book in Michigan, USA

The Shinola Hotel offers a glam stay in Detroit
The Shinola Hotel offers a glam stay in Detroit | Courtesy of Shinola Hotel / Expedia
Photo of Matt Charlton
11 October 2021

Michigan offers everything – from the fall leaves and starry skies of the sweeping countryside to the urban post-industrial chic of Detroit. It’s as close as you’re going to get to an inland island – with lakes Michigan, Erie, Huron and Superior bordering parts of the state. To help plan your trip, here’s our pick of the best hotels in the Great Lakes State – bookable on Culture Trip.

Shinola Hotel

A contemporary guest room at Shinola Hotel, with one bed, streamlined furniture and a dark blue L-shaped sofa
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Right in the center of Motor City, this high-end, chic hotel honors the pasts of the five buildings that house it – without compromising on the luxurious touches. Once the Singer Building and a department store, the hotel oozes character. The beautiful and tasteful rooms – reminiscent of a Soho House – mix mid-century modern with art deco flourishes. Amenities include a fantastic Italian restaurant, a bougie cocktail bar and an on-site artisan shopping center offering tempting luxury goods.

Detroit Foundation Hotel

The swanky bar and restaurant at Detroit Foundation Hotel, with plush seating, marble accents and Edison bulb lighting
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This pick really sums up a city very much on the upswing. Ever fancied staying in an old fire station? You’ve got it. This stylish boutique hotel is filled with excellent design, sumptuous eats and just the right amount of gritty hipster edge. The accommodation is full of rich colors, high ceilings and luxurious finishings – fusing historic and modern elements that tell the story of this remarkable city. It’s the local touches that make it great here, drawing on the city’s rich creative streak.

Osceola Grand Hotel

Osceola Grand Hotel
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Near downtown Evart – and a short drive from the County Fairgrounds – this family-run hotel gives you a true taste of Michigan. Set yourself up with the complimentary breakfast before a swim in the indoor pool or a quick soak in the hot tub, and then explore the surrounding area, which offers biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing and boating. The rooms are traditional here, and the welcome is very warm indeed.

Trumbull and Porter Hotel

A sleek, white guest room at Trumbull and Porter Hotel, with a clothing rack and one bed set against a padded headboard
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This former Holiday Inn has undergone an impressive refurbishment, transforming into the “first artisan boutique hotel” in Detroit. Proud to be continuing the history – and symbolizing the resurgence of the city – nearly all the work and supplies for this $11m project came from Michigan. The well-appointed rooms are quirky yet tasteful, and there’s even a Rolling Stones suite.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
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An impressive skyscraper towering over the famed General Motors headquarters, this sleek and modern hotel lies downtown along the International RiverWalk – near the TCF Center, Ford Field, Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park and other notable attractions. The modern, polished and airy rooms have all the facilities you need, along with floor-to-ceiling windows with impressive views. In addition, the hotel offers a Starbucks, an all-American restaurant and a more informal pantry option. There’s also a fitness center on hand.

The Siren

A luxurious sitting area at the Siren Hotel, with rich colors, bold design and potted plants
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The Siren sits inside the once-abandoned Wurlitzer Building, but the renovation is something quite special. A glamorous lobby beckons you in, and the accommodation – tasteful yet surprisingly restrained – is super comfortable and features hand-loomed blankets, Italian linens and walk-in showers. The cafe and flamingo-pink bar look as if they were designed by Wes Anderson, and there’s also Karl’s – a fantastic all-day American restaurant.

Mission Point Resort

Mission Point Resort
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A 10-minute walk from the Star Line Ferry dock, this family-run resort is an incredibly picturesque and super-relaxing option. On Mackinac Island’s sunrise side, Mission Point spans 18 acres (7ha) of waterfront property on Lake Huron. The casual rooms provide an excellent night’s sleep, but you’ll want to get out onto the grounds. Here, you’ll find a health club, a croquet lawn, a tennis court, a movie theater, a putting course – and even flower pressing.

The Inn at St John’s

The Inn at St. John's
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Set within beautiful grounds, the Inn at St John’s is 2mi (3km) from downtown Plymouth and 21mi (34km) from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The rooms are high-end, with an old-school air of luxury. And there are many amenities, including a steakhouse and an indoor pool featuring a waterfall. Also, there’s a 27-hole golf course to indulge in here.

These recommendations were updated on October 11, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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