Michigan’s Best: 4 Voted Top 10 Resorts in the Midwest for Unforgettable Getaways
Michigan is the hotspot for travelers, from our extensive lakes to our stunning shoreline to our immense historical sites. With all of that, unique hotels and resorts are abundant just waiting to greet guests worldwide.
Recently the popular global travel site Travel + Leisure took the time to enjoy some of the most infamous resorts throughout the Midwest for its 'World's Best Awards". Each year T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe and then share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more.
"Nearly 165,000 T+L readers completed the 2023 survey, an increase of nearly 25 percent over pre-pandemic voting levels. A total of more than 685,000 votes were cast across over 8,500 unique properties (hotels, cities, cruise lines, etc.", T+L said.
Each location was rated on the following criteria:
As if having one location in Michigan was enough, our state found four fabulous properties making the list of the "Favorite Resorts in the Midwest" with one taking the top spot at #1.
What's the Top Resort in the Midwest?
Landing at the very top of the list this year is Hotel Walloon in Walloon Lake, Michigan. Always a bridesmaid and never the bride, the hotel has quietly waited for the top prize after popping up on the list in the past and finishing at #2 last year behind the Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, Illinois.
"Lake Walloon’s crystal blue waters have drawn visitors for over a century, making this 32-room property, built in 2015, a relative newcomer. Hotel Walloon combines vintage elements that nod to the area's history with design and amenities designed to appeal to discerning travelers", T+L wrote. "Another draw for visitors is the array of outdoor activities that the hotel can help arrange, from hiking to horseback riding. For those wanting to spend more time indoors, the location of the hotel makes it easy for guests to visit nearby museums, wineries, and even a local chocolate factory".
The amazing hotel isn't alone on the list being joined by three other incredible Michigan inns that are just as worth checking out. Also representing the state in a big way are;
4. Hotel Iroquois: Mackinac Island, Michigan
6. Island House Hotel: Mackinac Island, Michigan
9. Grand Hotel: Mackinac Island, Michigan
The Midwest has so much to offer for those looking for a great weekend away or a special summer vacation. It's nice to see Michigan getting the love it deserves.
You can view the full list of the "10 Favorite Resorts in the Midwest of 2023" here.