The Best Spa Hotels and Retreats to Book in Michigan

Enjoy some R&R, and soothing city views, on your trip to Michigan when you stay at a spa hotel
Enjoy some R&R, and soothing city views, on your trip to Michigan when you stay at a spa hotel | © Amway Grand Plaza / Expedia
Nick Dauk

The Mitten State will leave you smitten for more reasons than one, but when you need a break from the amazing golf, fascinating museums and pure waterfront bliss, Michigan’s spa hotels will work wonders on your mind, body and soul. These wellness retreats prioritize your health inside and out, getting your skin and muscles back up to par. Discover another reason to be grateful for the Great Lakes State when you stay at these Michigan spa hotels, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Grand Traverse Resort and Spa


Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
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The ladies will love everything about the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa’s treatment menu, from the aromatherapy massages to the NovaLash eyelash extension treatments. Don’t think Grand Traverse has forgotten about the gentlemen in the group – this spa hotel in Michigan has a separate spa menu for them. Deep tissue massages will work away hours of backbreaking labor, while targeted hand and foot maintenance via pedicures and manicures keeps you all squared away. Finally, a facial will repair razor burn and restore your skin to leading-man levels.

2. Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection


Inn at Bay Harbor
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If a luxury spa in Michigan is what you desire, head north on Lake Michigan and don’t stop until you reach the Inn at Bay Harbor. Body scrubs, foot baths, paraffin hand treatments, waxing, massages – you name it, the spa is ready to make it happen. A few tranquility tips to remember after your spa visit: the hotel’s wine bar requires no designated driver and the hotel’s outdoor hot tub is open all year long.

3. Boyne Mountain Resort


Boyne Mountain Resort
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We’ll admit that there aren’t many things that’ll keep us off of the slopes at Boyne Mountain Resort, but the spa sure will. This haven for heavenly me-time invites you to snuggle up in a plush robe and sip wine by the fire. When you’re ready to experience everything this wellness retreat in Michigan has to offer, we recommend trying their new Bemer therapy sessions, which pro athletes use to improve circulation in under 10 minutes. Or just grab a standard sports massage – there’s a reason why the classics are classics, right?

4. The Inn at 97 Winder


The Inn at 97 Winder
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The Inn at 97 Winder is the original John Harvey Mansion, so there’s no reason not to embrace the grandeur and indulge in a massage during your stay. The spa is ready to deliver a magnificent massage for your muscles, whether that be a traditional Swedish for eliminating stress, a deep tissue for pain relief, a calming inner balance full-body restoration, or an hour of working the kinks out from between your toes after a day of sightseeing.

5. Mission Point Resort


Mission Point Resort
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If you don’t know a thing about lakeside lifestyle in Michigan, Mission Point Resort has a surprise in store for you. A spa hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island, it’s the island’s only full-service wellness retreat. They use basalt stones straight from the Great Lakes for every hot stone massage, de-stressing your body so you can enjoy the resort worry-free. Walk on air back to your suite and sink into your full-size canopied hot tub.

6. The Inn At Harbor Shores


The Inn At Harbor Shores
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Walk into the Inn at Harbor Shores and float out in bliss after an afternoon at their day spa. This Michigan wellness retreat offers more than the standard massages. Unique perks like an infrared sauna and medical injectables treatments pair well with their signature treatments like the Smooth Lake Michigan Sailor facial and the Harbor Shores Custom Massage. You’ll feel so relaxed that, dare we say, you’ll skip your tee time so as to not disrupt your feelings of sublime serenity.

7. Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center

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Radison Plaza Hotel
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What’s the only thing better than spending days in the Blush spa at the Kalamazoo Radisson? Turning this trip into a Michigan yoga retreat. Yoga classes are available at their state-of-the-art Kalamazoo Athletic Club so you can find your zen after a masseuse finds that knot deep in your shoulder blade. Our vote would be to do yoga before the spa, as your post-treatment snacks will refuel the mind, body and spirit after a day of oming and ohing.

8. MGM Grand Detroit


MGM Grand Detroit
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MGM Grand in Motor City wants you to take your foot off of the gas pedal and put it into the capable hands of their massage therapists and pedicurists. This award-winning spa retreat in Michigan will delight you with seasonal-inspired services like pumpkin pampering in the autumn. Of course, a classic athlete massage or hydrafacial is never regretful no matter the time of the year. Just make sure you peruse the specialty treatments so you leave every pore pampered.

9. Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton


Amway Grand Plaza
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It’s the Amway Grand Plaza, on the Grand River, in the city of Grand Rapids – can you guess the word we use to describe their spa? This Hilton hotel with a spa in Michigan knows that simply being “good” isn’t great enough, so they’re dressed to impress in their on-site spa. The only way to make it more of a grand experience is to book the King Tower Luxury Suite, complete with its own private spa-inspired bathroom.

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