When looking for accommodations in Racine
Wisconsin it pays to do some research on the nearby towns and cities (Kenosha
is just a few minutes away, and Milwaukee
is only 20 miles away) and out in the surrounding countryside. Since the outlying
parks and the Root River provide so many outdoor activities like fishing
and river sports, there
are excellent campgrounds, cabins
and Racine motels in these countryside areas, and many Racine hotels in nearby
Camping and cabin rental, in fact, could be your best source for cheap Racine lodging if you like the outdoors. Cliffside Park to the north on the shores of Lake Michigan has sites for primitive camping as well as hook ups for recreational vehicles. South of the city, Saunders Park has primitive camping also located on the lake. A number of Racine motels also do provide campsites, and sometimes cabins for rent.
If you're on a budget and don't need a full service deluxe hotel or resorts, Racine motels provide some excellent opportunities. In addition to chains like Super 8, there are some very nice small, family-run motels. These offer basic rooms that are clean, comfortable, and safe, and have great access to the area attractions and all the things to do in the area.
A beautiful alternative for cheap Racine lodging is to look at the bed and breakfast inns. These often have ties to the region's history, and allow you more intimate contact with the local people. The Hughes House is a delightful and historic home built in 1896, and right across Main Street from the Frank Lloyd Wright house. This gracious home has only three rooms, views of Lake Michigan, and full, home-cooked breakfasts. Also in the historic downtown area and near all the things to do in town, is the truly beautiful East Park Inn built in 1893. There are several other similar properties in town, and all of them can assist you with booking fishing charters and other activities. These little inns provide wonderful accommodations in Racine Wisconsin at very attractive rates.
For true five-star accommodations, you really need to look north for properties in the direction of Milwaukee, but you will still find plenty of good Racine hotels right in town. The Radisson Harbourwalk is one of the finest, and is also one of the resorts in the region. It overlooks the marina and harbor, and has all the amenities you'd expect of a fine hotel, including a very nice indoor swimming pool and a fitness center. There are also kitchenette suites that allow you to save on your dining out expenses, but there are two restaurants onsite. Like most of the accommodations in Racine Wisconsin, the Radisson can assist you with fishing charters, rentals for biking, and other activities.
Another of the excellent deluxe Racine hotels is the Marriott. Centrally located in town and with 216 deluxe rooms and suites, ample meeting and conference space also makes it a good choice for special events. It's also near all the city attractions, including only two miles from the nearest golfing venues. This is not the best cheap Racine lodging but if you investigate vacation packages offered by the hotel itself, you can find some really good bargains.