The votes are there! Whether you prefer to frequent chic hotel bars with handcrafted cocktails or savor a delicious chef-prepared breakfast at a cozy B&B, Northern Michigan has it all. Here are the best Red Hot Best hotels in each area of Northern Michigan.
A record 16,000 people voted for MyNorth’s 2021 Red Hot Best Awards, honoring winners from seven regions and 46 different categories in northern Michigan. Categories include everything from healthcare and frontline workers to take out and hiking trails. This is how we celebrate northern Michigan!
Looking for the full list of winners? Here are the Red Hot Best Winners 2021: The Best of Northern Michigan.
Winner of the hotel above the bridge
Iroquois Hotel, Mackinac Island
This charming boutique hotel has been a fan favorite of the island for years. With its panoramic views of Lake Huron and its bright and colorful floral designs inside, the Iroquois Hotel is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a family trip. Not to mention his Red-Hot Restaurant-Best Winner just downstairs.
Check out the full list of Above the Bridge Red Hot Best winners to find the best wineries, beaches, and more.
The winning hotel from Benzie & Leelanau
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville
Whatever the season, Crystal Mountain Resort has something for everyone. Whether your calling is skiing, golfing, swimming, a day at the spa, or down an alpine slide, Crystal Mountain has it all just steps away on its property. With great accommodations and fun activities for everyone, Crystal Mountain was a shoo-in for the Red Hot Best Gold.
Check out the full list of Benzie and Leelanau Red Hot Best winners to find the best breweries, events and more.
Winner of the Cadillac, Manistee and Ludington hotels
The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast, Ludington
Located just one mile from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and just a few blocks from downtown Ludington, this historic B&B could add the relaxing charm you are looking for on your vacation. Stay in this amazing 1894 Queen Anne Victorian House and enjoy breakfast served on a patio overlooking beautiful gardens, or sip your morning coffee in a cozy gazebo.
Find the best wineries, golf courses and more for your stay by viewing the full list of Cadillac, Manistee and Ludington Red Hot Best winners.
Best place to stay in Charlevoix and the chain of lakes
Bed & Breakfast Bellaire
Enjoy a relaxing stay at this charming Bed & Breakfast centrally located in Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Charlevoix and Torch Lake. With friendly hosts (read more about Innkeeper Holly here), historic charm and delicious food – what more could you ask for in your next B&B?
For more information during your stay, check out the full list of Red Hot Best Charlevoix and Chain of Lakes winners.
Best hotel in Gaylord, Kalkaska and Graylings
Treetops Resort, Gaylord
Looking for Michigan’s best ski and golf resort? Look no further! This cozy northern Michigan resort is suitable for almost any outdoor activity you can imagine! There is no shortage of outdoor adventures at Gaylord; sign up to go dog sledding, fat tire biking, or extreme tubing during your stay.
Check out the full list of Gaylord, Kalkaska and Grayling Red Hot Best winners to find the best golf courses, events and more.
Golf course at Treetops Resort & Spa in Gaylord.
Best hotel in Petoskey, Harbor Springs and the Straits
Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey
Welcoming travelers since 1899, this historic hotel is ready to welcome you on your next trip. Enjoy a free breakfast with a view of Little Traverse Bay before venturing out to explore Petoskey, with the town center just steps away, and enjoy handcrafted cocktails on the porch in the evening.
Looking for the best beaches, wineries and more? Check out the full list of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and The Straits Red Hot Best winners.
The best hotel in Traverse City voted by you
Indigo Hotel, Traverse City
If you’ve crossed beautiful Grand Traverse Bay through downtown Traverse City, you’ve probably passed the Indigo Hotel. Unsuspecting on the outside, Hotel Indigo is located in the waterfront Warehouse District of TC. The interior of the Indigo Hotel pays a modern homage to the logging history of its location, with a sawmill-inspired rooftop bar overlooking the bay with local craft beers and wine.
Looking for more of Traverse City’s best beaches, breweries and more? Check out the full list of Traverse City Red Hot Best winners.
Find the full list of Red Hot Best in the June 2021 issue of Traverse, the magazine for northern Michigan; or subscribe and get to cross delivered to your door every month.