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Ramada Waterfront Hotel
The Ramada Waterfront is a full service hotel, located on the waterfront near the Lift Bridge. The hotel is two-story, and has 51 rooms. The Waterfront Ramada also has an indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub. The rooms contain a coffee maker, refrigerator, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cable TV, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Besides the standard rooms, you can select rooms with lake views, microwaves, or hot tubs. Although they advertise quite rooms, it is located right next to the Portage Lift Bridge (see photo 2), which is noisy, even at night. Since I have only visited this hotel, and have never stayed over night, I cannot guarantee that you will not hear bridge noise. Pets are not permitted.
Unique Qualities: Every room at the Waterfront Ramada has free wireless Internet access. A free continental breakfast is served each morning, and coffee is available 24 hours a day. There is a restaurant that offers lunch and dinner, and a lounge with a view of the waterway. The Ramada also has conference rooms available for meetings and workshops. In the summer you can enjoy outside seating and boat docks. The hotel is located on a snowmobile trail, if you visit in the winter.
Address: 99 Navy St., Hancock, MI 49930
Comparison: about average
Directions: The Ramada Inn is located in Hancock, directly across the Houghton Lift Bridge from Houghton.
Other Contact: phone 1-877-482-8400 toll free
McLain State Park Campground
In McLain State Park you have the choice of staying in the campground, or in one of the small cabins.
The Campground has 103 campsites with electrical service. Hot shower are available in the restroom building. It is recommended that you make reservations during July and August.
You will also find Mini-Cabins at McLain State Park. These cabins will sleep four people and have bunks and mattresses. You must bring your own bedding. The cabins have electric lights, heaters, a hot plate, a table and chairs, plus a picnic table outside and a fire circle. You should call ahead and make reservations if you wish to stay in one of these cabins, as there are only six available. If you travel with a family pet, no pets are allowed in the cabins.
For reservations in either the campground or one of the cabins called 1-800-447-2757
Unique Qualities: In the mid-19th century when the copper mining industry had developed in the U.P. a canal was dug along a Native American Indian portage route, completing the Keweenaw Waterway, which cuts through the entire peninsula. McLain State Park is located on Lake Superior at the north entry of this Keweenaw Waterway. This 417 acre park is located north along M-203 about 12 miles from Houghton between Calumet and Hancock. In the park you will find picnicking, hiking and bicycles trails, two miles of sand beach, playground equipment, and a boat ramp. If you have a Michigan fishing license you may fish from the seawall. If you are lucky, and know what you are looking for, you may find agates along the beach.
The second picture shows a map of the park.
Address: 18350 Highway M 203, Hancock, MI 49930
Comparison: least expensive
Directions: About 12 miles north of Houghton along M-203, between Calumet and Hancock.
Budget Host Motel
For friendly hometown hospitality and reasonable rates stay at the Budget Host Inn. This older, yet clean, motel offers continental breakfast and an outdoor pool for hot summer days. Budget Host is located two miles SE on US 41. The photo is from the Budget Host Inn Web page, used with written permission.
Unique Qualities: The outdoor pool is a comfortable way to cool off on a hot summer day.
Address: 46995 US Hwy 41, 2 miles SE of Houghton
Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Leaving Houghton drive SE on Hwy 41. The motel is on the right side of the hwy. about 2 miles from Houghton.
Other Contact: toll free call 1-800-BUDHOST
City of Houghton RV Park, Located Near the Beach
City of Houghton RV Park is a small campground located at West Lake Shore Drive along the Keweenaw Waterway about one half mile from downtown Houghton. This campground is for hard sided campers only. You will find 24 paved, closely spaced sites, full hookups, plus cable TV, picnic tables, and fire rings. The campground is open from May 15 through October 1.
Unique Qualities: This campground is located near the small Houghton swimming beach, chutes and ladders playground, and a boat launch.
Address: West Lake Shore Drive
Comparison: least expensive
Directions: One half mile west of the lift bridge.
Other Contact: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a variety of other hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, public and privately operated cabin rentals, and campgrounds throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula. Contact the Keweenaw Tourism Council,
800-338-7982 for information.
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