Hotels for Kids in Michigan

Michigan is a Midwestern state that is a great place to visit for a family vacation. From nature centers and indoor water parks to amusement parks, children's museums and zoological gardens, there is no shortage of fun things for kids to see and do during their stay. It is a smart idea to research some of the finest children-friendly hotel options in the state, as well.
Stagecoach Stops Cowboy Creek Lodge

The Stagecoach Stops Cowboy Creek Lodge is in Onsted, Michigan, and is a western-themed resort hotel, combined with an entertainment center. Kids stay for free at the Stagecoach Stops Cowboy Creek Lodge. The hotel restaurant has an extensive children's menu. There are babysitting services available. Some of the kid-friendly hotel amenities include a gaming room, miniature golf course, board games, toys, and both indoor and outdoor playground areas.

Stagecoach Stops Cowboy Creek Lodge
7203 US Route 12
Onsted, MI 49265
(517) 467-2300

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge

The Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth is a family-friendly hotel with a warm ambiance. If you want to experience authentic, traditional German atmosphere, this is the place to stay while in Michigan. Children stay for free at this lodge, and the restaurants serve children's meals. Some of the child-oriented amenities at the lodge include five indoor swimming pools, an indoor playground, miniature golf and an arcade.

Bavarian Inn Lodge
One Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(989) 652-7200

Great Wolf Lodge

The Great Wolf Lodge is in Traverse City, Michigan and is a charming child-friendly hotel. Kids will have a blast at the Great Wolf Lodge due its massive outdoor and indoor water park adventures. The four-story indoor playground will be a dream come true for traveling kids. With eight water slides at Bear Track Landing, five swimming pools, more than 100 video games and a snack bar, kids will be kept occupied and entertained for hours. Children under the age of three are permitted to stay at the hotel free of charge.

Great Wolf Lodge
3575 North US Highway 31 South
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 941-3600

Double JJ Ranch and Golf Resort

The Double JJ Ranch and Golf Resort is in Rothbury, and is jam-packed with fun and activities for both children and adults. This hotel has a supervised kids program for youth between the ages of seven and 17. The activities include arts and crafts, horseback riding, archery, sports and more. The resort has a kiddie swimming pool, beach, games center, petting zoo, kids' theater, water slide and miniature beach.

Double JJ Ranch and Golf Resort
5900 Water Rd.
PO Box 94
Rothbury, MI 49452
(800) DOUBLE JJ

Holiday Inn and Conference Center

The Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Holland, Michigan is a convenient and comfortable place for children to stay. Kids under the age of 18 can stay free at this hotel, which has features, such as a restaurant with an extensive children's menu, games room (with a pool table and ping pong), indoor playground, board games, toys, video games in the guest rooms and babysitting services. There is an indoor recreation center in the hotel. Kids eat free of charge at this hotel.

Holiday Inn and Conference Center
650 E. 24th St.
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 394-0111

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