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West Michigan Lodging Guide -- Where to Stay

Here, in our West Michigan Lodging Guide, we provide you with a directory of hotels, motels, resorts, cottages, and bed & breakfasts from which to choose. Some are just right for families, and others are perfect for a romantic getaway.

Where you stay for the night can make or break your vacation, and even though you may not spend a lot of time in your room, you still want a good night’s sleep. The businesses included in our West Michigan Lodging Guide are promised to be clean, comfortable, and affordable.

Hotels & Motels

Hotels and motels are available in towns throughout West Michigan. Wherever you travel, hotels and motels are convenient, and many offer guest perks and travel discounts! Hotels and motels offer extra amenities, such as complimentary coffee or breakfast, swimming pools, air conditioning, and very comfortable beds!  

View our Hotels & Motels Directory.

Bed & Breakfasts

When you stay at a charming bed and breakfast, it will likely be in a lovely turn-of-the-century home. Bed and Breakfast innkeepers will give you special attention and make you feel at home. Delicious breakfasts and one-of-a-kind bedrooms will make your stay memorable, and  some rooms include private baths, and fireplaces for an extra-comfortable and cozy experience. 

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Resorts, Cottages, and Vacation Rentals

When you stay in a cottage or vacation rental, you’ll enjoy amenities including full kitchens. Having a place all to yourself is a relaxing vacation. Choose from cabins, cottages, apartments, condominiums, and home rentals, all completely furnished to make your stay comfortable, carefree, and budget friendly. 

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There’s nothing like a night under the stars for gathering around the campfire with family and friends. If you like the great outdoors and being close to nature, you’re in luck, because some of the best campgrounds in the nation are right here in West Michigan! If you want to sleep in a camper, tent, or RV, you’ll find your camping destination here.

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Wedding & Special Occasion Lodging

West Michigan has a variety of lodging options to make your wedding guests comfortable. These hotels, motels, resorts, vacations rentals, and bed and breakfasts will meet your needs for special occasions.

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TRAVEL TIP — Be sure to reserve your vacation rental early, especially if you plan to travel in the peak summer season, or you may find limited availability for the type of lodging you prefer, in the town you plan to visit. 

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Upper level, 3 bedroom rental home. View sunrise over Pere Marquette Lake and sunset over Lake Michigan from the sprawling wrap-around deck.

Photo by Todd and Brad Reed Photography

Ludington Pier House Motel has a reputation for friendliness, clean, comfortable rooms and the best location- across from Lake Michigan!

Located within the Manistee National Forest, Cabin Fever Round Lake Resort specializes in relaxing vacations and great camping experiences.

The Vista Villa Motel is just a short walk from downtown Ludington for shopping, dining, and the city's waterfront!

Enjoy clean, affordable cottages at Willow by the Lake Resort on Hamlin Lake in West Michigan. Located just north of Ludington.

Lodging and Camping Destinations...

Discover places to stay by selecting from the towns, counties, lakes, or rivers in West Michigan.

Grand Traverse County's lodging facilities provide all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable and keep you coming back. A variety of motels and hotels welcome you with clean rooms and impeccable service. Perhaps you're looking for a romantic inn with a whirlpool or fireplace, a rustic cabin, or a furnished rental home- the choices in Grand Traverse County are endless.

Leelanau County's lodging facilities provide all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable and keep you coming back. A variety of motels and hotels welcome you with clean rooms and impeccable service. Perhaps you're looking for a romantic inn with a whirlpool or fireplace, a rustic cabin, or a furnished rental home- the choices in Leelanau County are endless.

Benzie County's lodging facilities provide all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable and keep you coming back.

Want to spend a night or more in and near Baldwin, Michigan? Campgrounds, inns, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts... this area has it all.

After a day spent canoeing the scenic Pere Marquette River or fishing for that trophy steelhead, a good night’s sleep is essential. The various lodging facilities near the Pere Marquette River provide all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable and keep you coming back. There’s a variety of motels and hotels, cabins, furnished rental homes… the choices here are endless.

If your idea of the perfect vacation is on the lake, Hamlin Lake is the perfect place for you. There are a variety of friendly resorts along the lake, private cottage rentals also provide a more intimate lodging experience. There are also clean and comfortable campgrounds for those who prefer to pitch a tent or park their big rig RV’s.

The beautiful beach community of Ludington offers many options for places to stay during your visit. From high end hotels, to less costly but quality motels, bed & breakfasts set in a Victorian setting to campsites to pitch a tent or park your RV, and cottage rentals to resorts with dozens of amenities, there's a comfortable place in Ludington for you.

The Victorian Port City of Manistee and the communities nearby have the perfect place for you to lay your head during your visit. From clean and comfortable hotels and motels to beautiful camping facilities, and bed & breakfasts to private cottage rentals, you’ll find great amenities that meet all your lodging needs and restful nights after days of play.

The quaint village of Pentwater and the surrounding communities offer many lodging facilities and campgrounds to make your stay enjoyable and keep you coming back. Many of these establishments offer numerous amenities that will make your stay not only restful but convenient and fun. Whatever your taste in places to stay, the Pentwater area has the perfect place for you.

When visiting Scottville, choose from a variety of places to stay in town or in a nearby community. There are hotels, motels, cabins, cottages, camping, resorts, apartments, or condominiums. Some are conveniently located near downtown regions, others offer waterfront views or access, and some surround you with nature. In Ludington, only 8 miles from Scottville, there are even more options.

After a day spent on the lake, beach or golf course in or near Silver Lake, a good night’s sleep is essential. When looking for a place to stay, lodging and camping options here provide all the amenities to make you feel right at home and keep you coming back and you'll certainly find the perfect place to lay your head.


Ludington Area Lodging — Ludington is the home port for the S.S. Badger car ferry, and a popular harbor town for vacations. Don’t miss seeing the Ludington State Park, voted best in the Midwest!

Hamlin Lake Area Lodging — If your idea of the perfect vacation is by the lake, be sure to visit Hamlin Lake, and enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and more!

Scottville Area Lodging — Scottville is a small, rural town along the Pere Marquette River, and is best known for the Scottville Clown Band, and the West Michigan Old Engine Club events.

Pere Marquette River Area Lodging — After canoeing the scenic Pere Marquette River, or fishing for a trophy steelhead, find rest at a place to stay along the river.


Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Lodging — The Silver Lake Sand Dunes is a favorite vacation spot for dune rides, watersports, and more!

Pentwater Area Lodging — While visiting the quaint village of Pentwater along Lake Michigan, be sure to stay awhile at a nice little spot in town, or find more lodging options nearby.


Manistee Area Lodging — Manistee is a unique Victorian Port City located along the Manistee River. Be sure to enjoy the riverwalk, and an abundance of natural areas to visit.

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Looking for a new car or RV, or need repairs on your vehicle? Find mechanics, body shops, friendly car/RV dealers, and RV specialists here.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the help of West Michigan bakeries or stop by a local ice cream parlor or sweet shop.

Enjoy a cocktail, beer, wine, entertainment, and more at one of the many bars, pubs, and taverns in West Michigan.

West Michigan's bed & breakfasts offer amenities like delicious breakfasts, jacuzzi's, and more, often in Victorian homes.

West Michigan has many inland lakes, rivers and Lake Michigan to go boating or fishing on. Rent pontoons, fishing boats, canoes, and more.

Clean campgrounds, forests, or parks with great amenities and plenty of space can be found in West Michigan.

Stop into a West Michigan party or convenience to store to get your beverages, ice, snacks, lotto tickets, gas, and more.

There are many unique restaurants in West Michigan including fine dining, cafes, pubs, coffee shops and old fashioned family restaurants.

From preschool to art classes, guitar lessons to continued learning opportunities; West Michigan classes offer many new things to learn.

West Michigan offers many golf courses to challenge or relax you, and offer wonderful scenic views, some lakeside.

West Michigan offers massage therapists, yoga and fitness classes, physical therapy, herbal and holistic health, and more for your wellness.

There are many options for hotels and motels in the West Michigan area. Most offer extensive amenities. Many are near West Michigan Beaches.

West Michigan has beautiful and inclusive resorts and vacation rentals. Many are on Hamlin Lake in Ludington.

Find the goods and services you need by visiting the friendly and reliable businesses in throughout the communities in West Michigan.

Find clothing, souvenirs, sports equipment, home decor or and more at one of many friendly West Michigan shops and stores.

Boating, fishing, swimming, live music, theater, casino gambling, and more. Tour lighthouses, museums, or stroll the beaches.

West Michigan Chambers of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureaus serve to help travelers plan their vacations.