Hotels & Casinos in Michigan

by Tricia Chaves
Michigan offers a wealth of casino resorts.

Michigan offers a wealth of casino resorts.

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Michigan offers some of the nation’s top destinations for gamblers. According to the American Gaming Association, the state’s casinos drew $1.339 in revenue in 2009. Aside from gaming, the casino hotels across the state offer top-notch dining and shows combined with deluxe accommodations and amenities to optimize your relaxation and entertainment.

New Buffalo

Leather-wrapped headboards and designer gold-tone pillows dress the Serta beds at the luxurious Four Winds Casino Resort. Families traveling with children from six weeks to 12 years can take advantage of supervised entertainment and activities at the resort’s Kid Quest facility. A gourmet buffet and steakhouse are among the five restaurants. The casino has a World Poker Tour poker room and 3,000 slot games.


Greektown Casino Hotel has 2,500 slots and a 13-table poker room. You can enjoy live entertainment on weekends at Eclipz Lounge, one of the four restaurants on-site. Accommodations in the 30-story hotel feature contemporary décor in vibrant color palettes, ranging from queen single rooms to three-bedroom suites. The Fodor’s Four Star-rated MGM Grand has guestrooms and suites with the space and style of a modern designer home. Eat at one of three restaurants or enjoy in-room meals from Wolfgang Puck Grille. Private cabanas surround the tranquil indoor pool situated near the full-service spa. You can enjoy a night out on the town without ever leaving the casino at five lounges and nightclubs. The casino has more than 90 table games and 4,000 slot machines. The guestrooms and suites at the AAA Four Diamond-rated MotorCity Casino Hotel have sleek, modern furniture and picturesque city views. The deluxe full-service spa has same-sex lounges and 10 private treatment rooms. You can choose from six eateries and buffets. Casino highlights include 57 table games, slots and video poker.

Mount Pleasant

The entertainment at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort consists of big-name headliners. At the spa, indulge with time at an oxygen bar or a Peditini package with foot treatments and cocktails. The AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel has a 2,400-square-foot free-form pool adorned with a half-million Italian glass tiles. Guest suite bonuses include pedestal bathtubs and striking stone fireplaces. Gaming options include bingo, slots and 70 card tables. Food is available at three restaurants and five dining carts.

Northern Michigan

You can visit three Indian-operated casino hotels within an hour’s distance of one another by beginning in the city of Petoskey in Northern Michigan, passing through St. Ignace and arriving in Sault Ste. Marie near the Canadian border. The Odawa Casino in Petoskey was voted the state’s best casino in 2009 by “Michigan Meeting & Events” magazine. The resort has a lounge, a nightclub and a 1,000-seat venue for concerts and comedy events. The AAA Three Diamond-rated hotel offers stay-and-play packages for gamers enjoying the 50,000 square foot casino. The Kewadin family of casinos offers standard, suite and whirlpool suite lodging in St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie. Amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center and game room. Craps, roulette and Let It Ride are among the Las Vegas-style game offerings.

About the Author

Tricia Chaves began her writing career after working in advertising and promotions for entertainment publisher "The New Times." In 2005, she earned her real-estate salesperson license from the state of Ohio and certification for leasing and property management from the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association. She was certified as a life and weight-loss coach and master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming in 2011.

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