Family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Michigan

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Take a stroll along the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, visit iconic attractions like the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, or explore the great outdoors with hikes and campfires in the lush forests of the Upper Peninsula. In the winter, hit the slopes for some skiing and snowboarding or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the charming town of Frankenmuth.

No matter what you choose to do, your family is sure to have a fantastic time in Michigan! To plan you plan your trip, we’ve rounded up the best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Michigan. Book your stay now!

Best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Michigan

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge is every kid’s dream come true. This family resort in Michigan with a large indoor water park in the heart of Michigan’s scenic countryside offers something for every generation.

Great Wolf Lodge offers a variety of kids’ activities, such as adrenaline-rushing slides, a kids’ club, magical adventure quests, character meetups, and much more!

While the little ones have a blast going down the kiddie slides, parents can lounge by the pool or simmer down in the adults-only hot tub. Book a themed room to surprise your kids with a wolf den-inspired room.

Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures or indoor entertainment, Great Wolf Lodge Traverse City has something for everyone.

Boyne Mountain Resort

Holidays at Boyne Mountain can be thrilling with all the perks of a resort. Kids can enjoy various activities, such as snow tubing, skiing, swimming, zip lines, and ice skating. There’s also a kids’ club, providing fun activities to keep the little ones entertained.

Mom and dad can indulge in full-body massages to fully relax their mind and body or take their whole family to the waterpark to make wonderful memories together. The picnic area is another perk to let the whole family enjoy al fresco dining.

Families looking for a memorable vacation can visit the Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park or Monument Golf Course.

If you are looking for a kid-friendly hotel in Michigan, check it out.

Hotels with water slides in Michigan


  • Which kid-friendly hotel in Michigan is the best?

    The Great Wolf Lodge is the best kid-friendly hotel in Michigan with many thrilling water slides, pools, kids entertainment options, a game room, and more.

  • Which family resort features an adults-only spa?

    Plenty of hotels on the list feature adult-only spa including Boyne Mountain, Crystal Mountain, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, and many others. 

  • Which family resort offers the best activities for kids?

    Great Wolf Lodge, Crystal Mountain, and Boyne Mountain are our top picks.

  • Which family resort has beach access?

    Parkshore Resort, Drummond Island Resort & Conference Center, Tawas Bay Beach Resort, Sugar Beach Resort Hotel, and Inn at Bay Harbor boast private beaches for hotel's guests.