Taking a trip to one of the five great lakes is a common trend among travelers these days. The scenic waters attract people from all over the world, so it is no wonder that there is an abundance of hotels to choose from. For some help with your decision on where to stay, check out these boutique hotels near the Great Lakes.

The Inn on Ferry Street (Detroit, Michigan)

Located near downtown Detroit, The Inn on Ferry Street is a charming option for people who are not interested in staying in a traditional hotel. When you book a room here, you’ll actually be staying in your very own newly renewed and restored Victorian-style mansion or house. Step outside the inn’s grounds and you’ll be nearby to the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Artist’s Market.

Viking Motel Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)

What will you find at Viking Motel Detroit in downtown Detroit? You’ll certainly find budget-friendly rooms that offer amenities that anyone might want or need. Though simple, the accommodations at the Viking will get the job done. You’ll be within a short distance of many attractions in Detroit, such as Motor City Casino and PJ’s Lager House. You might even be able to catch a Red Wing’s hockey game at Joe Louis Arena.

Sterling Inn Banquet & Conference Center (Sterling Heights, Michigan)

With room styles that cater to individuals, couples, families, large groups, and business travelers, Sterling Inn Banquet & Conference Center is a great option for those visiting Sterling Heights, Michigan. This hotel is particularly appealing to kids of all ages – inside you’ll find a 32,000 square foot water park and a video game arcade. Adults will have a blast as well at the poolside bar, sauna, and fitness center, or even just in the comforts of the spacious rooms offered at Sterling Inn.

Tan-Tar-A Resort (Osage Beach, Missouri)

For such low rates, you might expect Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach to be lacking in something. But this is not the case. With a golf club, indoor water park, marina, luxurious rooms, three pools, five restaurants, friendly staff, and local attractions galore, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime. For nature lovers, there are tons of activities offered in Osage Beach, like horseback riding, cave touring, and bird watching. Also keep in mind that Mansfield Forest State Wildlife Preserve is within walking distance of the resort.

The Suites at Fall Creek (Branson, Missouri)

If you’re taking a trip to Branson, The Suites at Fall Creek is a great option for families or those traveling in groups. Each suite offers either a mini or full kitchen and living space, and some even have a porch or patio. The property has indoor and outdoor pools, a spa tub, sports courts, and miniature golf. If you are looking for things to do in the surrounding area, you’ll find Table Rock State Park, White Water Water Park, and the Titanic Museum.

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