Hillsdale County Michigan has a population of about 40,000 people. Some of the biggest employers include Hillsdale College and Hillsdale County Government. When these, or other businesses, have special events in the area that bring in a lot of people from out-of-town, there is a limit to the number of available short term lodging facilities in the entire county.
The largest hotels in Hillsdale County are the Days Inn (49) and the Dow Center (36). Together, they account for 85 moderate hotel rooms. Hillsdale Motel (25), America’s Best Value (23), and Motel Somerset (14) account for another 62 budget motel rooms. Munro House (7), Brickhouse of Somerset (5), Rose Corner Inn (4), and the Rocking Horse (4) are Bed and Breakfasts that offer a homelike setting and add 20 additional rooms. In total, there are just 9 facilities that are inspected, licensed, and approved in Hillsdale County with a total of 167 sleeping rooms.
Large events at Hillsdale College like Parents Weekend, Homecoming, Graduation, CCAs, and sporting events like the Gina Relays make it difficult for all of the attendees to find local overnight lodging. Two NASCAR races in nearby Lenawee County overflow their patrons into Hillsdale County as an alternative to camping at Michigan International Speedway. With just a handful of sell-out weekends each year, there is not enough demand for many additional rooms.
When the City of Hillsdale elected a High School student its mayor, national and international news crews booked nearly every room in the area. When an ice storm took out power for most of the county, the lodging facilities were some of the first businesses to regain their electricity and served as a respite site for local homeowners whose medical devices required electricity. Well-attended weddings and funerals create additional demand from time to time.
The hotels and motels are obvious choices for people coming to the area. When a moderate hotel is the best choice, a place like Munro House B&B might be overlooked. At the Munro House Bed and Breakfast in downtown Jonesville, a higher end lodging choice is available. Guests from every state and over 65 foreign countries have enjoyed small town American hospitality at the Munro House. Top notch mattresses and bedding, plus free wireless internet and HDTV with HBO are some of the amenities at Munro House. Complimentary snacks and beverages plus a full hot made-to-order breakfast are all part of the bed and breakfast package.
When traveling to Hillsdale County, the top choice for overnight accommodations, comfort, and hospitality is at the Munro House in Jonesville. People who arrive for business, pleasure, scholastics, and family have enjoyed their stay at Munro House.
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