Michigan offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States, as well as some of the nation’s best college football teams. Whether you’re in Ann Arbor to catch a University of Michigan game or in Grand Rapids near Lake Michigan and Manistee National Forest, there’s a hotel on this list for you.
Pick Bell Tower for Your Trip to University of Michigan
The Bell Tower Hotel is going for a very specific market: people visiting the University of Michigan. The hotel is situated on the one of the university’s main quads on the downtown Ann Arbor campus, and itt’s near the alumni center and Hill Auditorium. Beyond the university, the rest of the college town is at your fingertips.
The hotel is sure to be at the center of it all during the fall on game days, though prices tend to drift north of $200 on nights before and after home games. Guests can enjoy such amenities as free wireless internet and a New York Times at the door. Also, there’s a complimentary hot breakfast and turndown service at night, as well as complimentary valet parking.
Pick Weber’s Hotel for a Short Drive Downtown
Located about three miles from downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan’s campus, Weber’s Hotel & Restaurant offers modern decor at a price that won’t break the bank. Rooms are well-kept and accented by amenities like refrigerators and coffee makers. Bedding is high-quality, the internet is free, and newspapers are available weekday mornings.
The hotel, founded in 1937 and still owned by the original family, offers the mainstays of a good travel experience. Here you’ll find an indoor pool that’s available year round, 24-hour fitness and business centers, same-day dry cleaning, and valet parking. Those looking to get active can take a walk, jog, or bike along some of the trails adjacent to the hotel.
Pick Lamp Post Inn for an Affordable Trip
The Lamp Post Inn isn’t the most luxurious hotel in Ann Arbor, but it’s certainly among the cheapest. Rates range from $54 to $99 a night, and winter weekly specials are available in the $300 to $400 range. During special events, rates may increase.
All rooms include free wireless internet, and some have kitchenettes. The hotel offers guests free tea and coffee in the lobby every morning, as well as complimentary breakfast. The hotel is perfectly situated for game day, since it’s only two miles away from Michigan Stadium, home of University of Michigan’s Wolverines. Otherwise, the rest of Ann Arbor is only a short cab ride away.
Pick Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown for the Outdoor Access
Situated just a half block from the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown is surrounded by walkable riverfront. Enjoy the Grand Rapids Public Museum next door or the Gerald R. Ford Museum across the street. Nearby is the John Ball Zoo, and Grand Valley State University is at the hotel’s doorstep. The hotel is also convenient to the Pearl Street Bridge, which leads to The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck.
Amenities at the Holiday Inn include same-day dry cleaning, an indoor pool, and the Pool Street Grille. Rooms range in price from the low $100s to the low $200s.