Michigan is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It borders four of the Great Lakes and is the only state to possess two peninsulas. These peninsulas make Michigan a wise choice when it comes to planning a vacation for all — from family escapes to girlfriends’ getaways! Matching the variety found in Michigan’s sights and sounds are the best boutique hotels around. No matter the city, regardless of what’s on the agenda, there is a hotel designed to make the most distinguished visitor feel at home. We invite travelers to discover Hipmunk’s great boutique hotels of Michigan.
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Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan — Wolverine fans unite — and a host of must-see attractions. Downtown, the tiniest of doors, known as the Fairy Doors, are not to be missed (but they really are tiny enough to pass by). Shopping, entertainment and food are all waiting for you in the sixth largest city in Michigan that’s quaint enough be a favorite home-spun town. Nestled near the University of Michigan is a boutique hotel located five-minutes away from everything! Known as “The Best Travel Value in Town,” the Lamp Post Inn is a super-affordable hotel with amenities usually found in the higher-priced chains.
2. Grand Rapids
It is the birthplace of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford, and known as the furniture capital of the world. Grand Rapids has earned its name! Located on the Grand River and a half-hour from the beach, Grand Rapids is a must during Michigan getaways. Grand Rapids is home to the state’s largest tropical conservatory and a 24-foot bronze horse designed by none other than Leonardo da Vinci. Ready for a grand-sized time? Stay at a boutique property situated on the river! The Gerald Ford Museum and DeltaPlex Arena are only minutes away.
3. Traverse City
The Land of Four Seasons, Traverse City welcomes visitors all year long. The Northern Michigan flagship is known for its lighthouses, beaches and…cherries? It’s true! Traverse City is the largest tart cherry producer in the U.S. Looking for a sweet treat? Taste all Traverse City has to offer with a stay at the Riverfront Hotel, Grand Rapids, with apartment-style living, perfect for that extended vacation we all could use!
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Enjoy Christmas 365 days a year in Frankenmuth, home of Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store! Take in the Bavarian scenery, which includes restaurants and monuments designed to make anyone forget they are still in the United States. Keep that feeling alive with a stay at the Marv Herzog Hotel, located near all the finest brews one can stand, including the famous Frankenmuth Brewery!
5. Mackinac Island
Michigan’s best kept secret is an island! Located on Lake Huron, Mackinac Island is the perfect escape for tourists who desire a waterfront vacation without the sweltering heat found in the South. Guests enjoy sight-seeing on a ferry, shopping and fudge-making! A well-deserved break from the rest of Michigan is enough to make any visitor run — or swim — to Mackinac Island. Find refuge during the island escape. Located in the center of Mackinac, the Hotel Iroquois is near the scariest attraction on the island: Haunted Theatre! With only 46 guest rooms, this Victorian-style hotel makes for the quintessential escape.
Clearly, it’s easy to find great boutique hotels in great state of Michigan.
Tyjuana Wilson is a freelance writer, copywriter and budget travel whisperer. Her hotel choices for the travel site Hipmunk are usually found here. More importantly, she also watches her 18-year-old princess, Tyra, grow before her eyes.