Welcome to the Best Western Okemos/East Lansing Hotel & Suites! We invite you to come experience our fully renovated hotel and delight in our beautiful salt chlorinated indoor pool with retractable roof. Our state of the art fitness room includes two treadmills, an elliptical, several strength training options including weight machines and dumbbells. Our complimentary deluxe hot breakfast features over 30 items and will certainly wake you up to all that greater Lansing has to offer. We are located right off I-96 and Exit 110, so travelers to Lansing and East Lansing will find themselves just minutes away from popular destinations like the Capital and Michigan State University. We are less than ten minutes from MSU's campus and guests will find something for everyone to love, from shows at the Wharton Center to games at the Breslin Center, Munn Ice Arena, and Spartan Stadium. Our hotel is near campus activities such as a visit to the MSU Museum, Broad Art Museum or Abrams Planetarium. Families visiting students at MSU will love our location and the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere of our hotel. Fans coming to support their team at Suburban Ice or Hope Sports Complex will love our comfortable queen beds and the short drive to bring home the gold and then come back for a dip in our pool! Travelers with an afternoon to fill may wish to go antiquing in Williamston, visit the MSU Pavilion (just around the corner), or join the fun at the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason, all within reach! Business travelers will love our free high-speed Wi-Fi and fitness facility. There is truly something at our hotel for everyone!
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Pets may be accepted. Please contact the hotel directly for full details.
Hotel location and the surrounding area
100% smoke-free hotel
Complimentary full breakfast with over 30 hot and cold items
Indoor pool Heated retractable roof
Exercise facility, 24 Hour
Weight lifting equipment
24-hour front desk
Cable or satellite television
Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless internet access
Business center, staffed, 24 hours, free
Computer modem hookups
Photocopy, nominal fee
Audio/visual equipment and services
Wedding services, Okemos Conference Center
Sunbathing, pool has a roof that opens
Parking for the physically challenged 24 hours, free
Cold weather hook-ups, outlets in every parking lot light fixture
Free parking, 24 hours
Truck/RV parking, 24 hours, free
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Cable or satellite television, CNN® or other 24 hour news station
DVD player available
AM/FM alarm clock
AM/FM radio stereo
Iron, ironing board
High-speed Internet access
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Adjoining rooms available
Rollaway beds, available
Keurig® coffee maker
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 11
Bathtub seat available
Rails in bathroom available
Raised toilet with grab bars available
Visual alarm available
Knock lights available
Safety bar in shower available
Walk-in shower available
.2 mile(s) from Jackson® National Life Insurance Company
5 mile(s) from Dart® Container
10 mile(s) from IBM
1 mile(s) from Michigan State University
6 mile(s) from Spartan Stadium, there are few things to match the excitement of a Big Ten athletic contest at MSU. When it comes to seeing a football game, every seat in the 75,005-person capacity Spartan Stadium provides a great view. When the Spartans aren't contending for a Big Ten title in football, you can catch them battling for supremacy in hockey, basketball and other sports.
6 mile(s) from Munn Ice Arena, named in honor of Biggie Munn, the late Spartan football coach and athletic director, the 6470-seater Munn Ice Arena is a state-of-the-art hockey facility devoted mainly to MSU Hockey. However, when the Spartans are not playing, the Arena is free to the public for open hockey, public and freestyle skating and hosts youth hockey games, skating and hockey lessons. The Arena includes luxury boxes, club seating, training and weight rooms, a study room and players lounge. Notice the beautiful landscape surrounding the Munn as it is a teaching and demonstration area for University botany and horticulture students. Call ahead for details.
10 mile(s) from State Capitol Building, step back into the Victorian era with a visit to Michigan's award-winning Capitol Building. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, one of the foremost architects of public bildings during the Gilded Age, 1865-1914, construction of the Capitol Building took six years and contains over nine acres of hand-painted surfaces. The building was dedicated to the citizens of Michigan in 1879. Tours of the public areas and the House and Senate galleries are available every half hour.
8 mile(s) from Ingham County Fairgrounds, newly carpeted 5,000 sq. ft. banquet hall seating 350; kitchen available. The 36,000 sq. ft. arena building is newly heated and insulated, and there is plenty of free parking. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6.5 mile(s) from Breslin Student Events Center, the 15,000-seat Breslin Student Events Center is located on the picturesque campus of Michigan State University. Home of the MSU men's and women's Spartan basketball teams, the Center is available to host concerts, family shows, athletic events, conferences, trade shows, conventions, and more! State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems are available. Five private meeting rooms are available for more intimate events. Over 2,000 parking spaces are located within two blocks, with easy access to Lansing's Capital City Airport and major highways.
5 mile(s) from Wharton Center for Performing Arts, is Michigan's largest performing arts venue with four unique stages (Cobb Great Hall, Pasant Theatre, MSU Concert Auditorium and Fairchild Theatre). Wharton Center also promotes non-athletic events at Breslin Center. Wharton Center is proud to bring the best Broadway shows, the finest classical musicians, unrivaled dance companies and an A-list of high profile performers to mid-Michigan. Hours of Operation: Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. noon-6 p.m. On show nights the Box Office windows will stay open 1/2 hour past show start time.
7 mile(s) from Beaumont Tower, marks the site of Old College Hall-the first building in America erected for instruction in scientific agriculture. A gift from John W. Beaumont (class of 1882), the tower was dedicated in 1929 and renovated in 1996, making possible weekly carillon concerts throughout the year. Beneath the clock is a crisp Art Deco relief, "The Sower," by sculptor Lee Lawrie. Beaumont Tower is open during the semester each Tuesday noon-12:30 p.m. You are welcome to come in and climb the 73 stairs to the playing cabin, which is behind the clocks. There you may observe the University carillonneur, Dr. Ray McLellan, play the 49-bell carillon. Several current and former carillon students assist in playing and schedule special tours. Each July the Muelder Carillon Series brings guest carillonneurs from around the world for a recital on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
5.5 mile(s) from Michigan State University Tennis Center, is open to the public and the greater Michigan State University community. We offer a unique "pay as you play" opportunity, meaning we do not charge an initiation fee or carry monthly dues. The center is home to the MSU men's and women's tennis team and serves as a teaching center for the Department of Kinesiology. The Tennis Center houses eight indoor courts with permanent seating for 1,200. We offer a wide range of classes, leagues, permanent court time and have travel teams for all ages and skill levels. The Spartan Spirit Shop inside the center is the only place to find the latest and greatest in MSU-branded tennis apparel as well as all your equipment needs.
5 mile(s) from Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, a new Zaha Hadid-designed contemporary art museum at MSU, is dedicated to exploring global contemporary culture and ideas through art. The museum presents groundbreaking, international contemporary art across all media, and thematic exhibitions that investigate contemporary works within a historical context.
5.5 mile(s) from Hope Sports Complex, located in South Lansing, Hope Sports Complex is Michigan's top rated outdoor sports facility. With the only lit artificial turf multi-sports field, patrons can enjoy watching soccer, lacrosse and football games in the stadium seating with holds 1200 spectators. The new Cleats Bar and Grille opened in 2016 and has hosted many team dinners, corporate events and sports tournaments. Cleats has a full service menu with gourmet pub food, craft beer and wine and signature Sangria.
10 mile(s) from Impression 5 Science Center, is a dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science. Our mission is to facilitate learners in scientific exploration through hands-on exhibits and participatory educational programming.The hands-on learning environment of Impression 5 opened in 1972 and has served nearly 3 million visitors over the past 40 years. Since 1982, Impression 5 has been located on Museum Drive in downtown Lansing.“Impression 5” still refers to the five senses and the way that each sense is engaged during a visit to the Science Center.
13.5 mile(s) from The Summit Sports and Ice Complex, conveniently located off 1-96 and I-69, The Summit Sports and Ice Complex is a 177, 000 sq. ft. sports facility that offers two state of the art ice rinks, five premium basketball courts, two indoor turf fields, and is home to the world renowned Twistars' Gymnastics Organization. Hockey, skating, lacrosse, soccer, flag football, basketball, and volleyball are some of the many sports that we offer at The Summit Sports and Ice Complex. The Summit Sports and Ice Complex plays host to The Capital Centre Pride Youth Hockey Organization. The Summit Sports and Ice Complex also offers leagues and player development camps and clinics in hockey, lacrosse, flag football, and soccer.
10 mile(s) from Forest Akers Golf Course, redesigned by renowned golf course architect and MSU alumnus Arthur Hills, the West Course is the home of the Michigan State Spartans golf programs and both the East and West golf courses have been rated by Zagat as one of the top golf courses in America. The golf practice facility has been on the list of the top 100 practice facilities in America since opening in 1997. Golf Digest has given the West Course 4.5 out of five stars, and it is recognized as one of the best collegiate golf courses by GolfWeek. Two 18-hole courses: East-Par 72, 6,559 yards; West-Par 72, 7,013 yards.
2.5 mile(s) from College Fields Golf Club, the most recent championship golf club built in Mid Michigan, College Fields offers a traditional golf club of the past with all the modern challenges of today's golf. With a "Links" style on the front nine and a "Northern" style on the back, golfers will enjoy the unique challenges on each hole. Known for its abundant wildlife while still being close to Michigan State University, College Fields will impress golfers of all skill levels.
8.5 mile(s) from Old Nation Brewing Company, is the culmination of years of hard work for brewer Travis Fritts. He spent time in Germany honing his craft under the best brewers in the world and returned to the States with master brewing credentials. He wanted to return to the place he grew up to spread his knowledge and love of great beer. And Williamston is the perfect fit. And don't worry, the food will be taken just as seriously as the beer, because a good pub should be a fusion of incredible beer, food, and people. Hours of Operation: Open Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-midnight, Sat. 9 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
7.5 mile(s) from BAD Brewing Company, is a small microbrewery located in downtown Mason, that offers up to 24 beers and ciders year round with most on a rotating basis. Our recent renovation has doubled our indoor space in addition to an outdoor beer garden with a gas fire pit. We've teamed up with Good Bites Food Truck to be able to offer you food, however you are still able to bring your own food in to enjoy as well. Check their website for the most current menu and schedule. Cheers! Hours of Operation: Open Mon.-Thu. 3-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-midnight, Sun. noon-10 p.m.
4.5 mile(s) from Ellison Brewery & Spirits, is micro-brewery, micro-distiller and winery located between East Lansing and Okemos in a converted industrial warehouse. Our tasting room puts you in the middle of the action to give each customer the sights, smells and sounds of the production process. Come enjoy a pint of our Brewmaster's award winning recipes, sip on an artisan cocktail or relax with a glass of wine. Whatever you like, Ellison Brewery and Spirits will have something to satisfy. Cheers. Hours of Operation: Open Wed.-Fri. noon-10 p.m., Sat. noon-12 a.m., Sun. noon-8 p.m.
12 mile(s) from East Lansing Family Aquatic Center, a fun and exciting family water park with a 200-foot tube slide, 120-foot body slide, 15-foot drop slide, diving board, zero-depth leisure pool with youth frog slide and interactive water play structures, wet/dry sand play area, sunbathing deck, changing rooms, concession and picnic area. Experience the new 3,000 square foot splash pad. Hours of Operation: Open daily at 11 a.m. from beginning of June through Labor Day, weather permitting.
4.5 mile(s) from Suburban Ice - East Lansing, is the coolest spot in town. Offering programs for everybody, Learn to Skate, FUNdamentals of Hockey, figure skating, public skating and many different adult leagues. Home of the Lansing Skating Club and Greater Lansing Amateur Hockey Association. Also stop by Perani's for the latest in hockey apparel.
10 mile(s) from Lansing Lugnuts Professional Baseball, we await your arrival at Cooley Law School Stadium! Enjoy good times with good friends as Lansing's minor league baseball team--the Lansing Lugnuts--celebrates another season in Michigan's capital city. It's family fun at an affordable price, so don't miss out on the action and your chance to "GO NUTS" in Cooley Law School Stadium. Plus, throughout the year enjoy other exciting events including community concerts and nighttime movies.
9.5 mile(s) from Potter Park Zoo, the beautifully landscaped 100-acre park, gardens and zoo are situated in an old oak forest along the Red Cedar River. Located in the heart of the Capital City, Potter Park Zoo exhibits more than 400 animals from around the world. A zoo for all seasons, Potter Park is open all year. The Exploration and Discovery Center for Education provides classes and hands-on learning as well as a Safari Room available to rent for parties, meetings and receptions. The park surrounds the zoo, offering picnicking, exercise area and a playground. Camel and pony rides, a petting zoo, food concessions and a unique Zoovenir Gift Shop are open seasonally. Hours of Operation: Open daily Apr.–Labor Day 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Labor Day - Oct. 31 weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,weekends 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov.–Mar. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
10.5 mile(s) from Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center, a museum-style gallery filled with exhibits, hands-on activities and computer programs to help demystify the judicial branch of state government. Free 1 hour tours; groups need a reservation. Open M-F 9-4, closed state holidays.Hours of Operation: Open Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-midnight, Sat. 9 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Across the street from Stillwater Grill®, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
Across the street from Lucky's, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner
Across the street from Cracker Barrel®, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Across the street from Persis Indian Grill, Full Service, Indian, Open for: lunch, dinner
1 mile(s) from Michigan State University
1 mile(s) from Okemos Public Schools, less than a mile from Okemos High School and 1 mile to Okemos Middle School
10 mile(s) from Lansing Community College
15 mile(s) from Cooley Law School
8 mile(s) from Mason Public Schools
10 mile(s) from Holt Public Schools
7 mile(s) from Williamston Public Schools
8 mile(s) from Haslett Public Schools
2 mile(s) from East Lansing
10 mile(s) from Downtown Lansing
10 mile(s) from Holt
10 mile(s) from Mason
10 mile(s) from Williamston
10 mile(s) from Haslett
3.8 mile(s) from Harris Nature Center, surrounded by forests, meadows, over five miles of nature trails and a .75-mile paved loop, this nature center is set on the banks of the Red Cedar River. View the river from an overlook deck or watch the hawk exhibit and play in the Nature Exploration Area. Inside the building are displays and live turtles. Programs for adults, children and families are available year round.
9.3 mile(s) from Lansing River Trail, among the largest in the country, Lansing's River Trail traces the banks of the Grand and Red Cedar rivers connecting comfortable parks, historic sites and urban activity centers for over 13 miles through Lansing and East Lansing.
8.7 mile(s) from W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, founded in 1873, is the oldest continuously operated garden of this type in the United States. It includes over 5,000 species organized in economic, systematic, landscape and ecological groupings.
6 mile(s) from MSU Dairy Store, learn first hand how cheese, ice cream and other dairy products are made, then sample the freshest ice cream you'll ever taste.
6.1 mile(s) from MSU Union, featuring One Union Square food court with a wide variety of fresh, innovative options including: Serrano’s, Union Deli, Biggby Coffee, Union Pizzeria and MSU Dairy Store. Also find Sparty’s C Store for a large selection of snacks and beverages and the Spartan Spirit Shop featuring the latest in MSU apparel and logo items. Located on MSU’s north campus.
9 mile(s) from MSU Museum
10.4 mile(s) from Michigan History Center and Archives of Michigan
5.9 mile(s) from MSU Bug House
4.6 mile(s) from Nokomis Learning Center
21.7 mile(s) from Country Mill Farms
23.2 mile(s) from The Ledges in Grand Ledge and Fitzgerald Park
6.9 mile(s) from E. Lansing Hannah Community Center
31.9 mile(s) from Steam Railroading Institute
11.5 mile(s) from The Michigan Princess
4.7 mile(s) from Meridian Historical Village
4 mile(s) from Meridian Mall, is a super-regional shopping mall located in Okemos, Meridian Township, a suburb of Lansing, Michigan. The mall is near Michigan State University. It opened in 1969, the same year that its main competitor, Lansing Mall, opened on the other end of the Lansing metropolitan area. Meridian Mall features about 125 stores plus a food court. Anchor stores include JCPenney, Macy's, and two Younkers stores.
10 mile(s) from Eastwood Towne Center, is an open-air shopping mall and lifestyle center located in Lansing Charter Township, Michigan at the northwest corner of the intersection of Lake Lansing Road and U.S. 127. Its anchor stores include NCG Cinemas, Dick's Sporting Goods, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Schuler Books & Music, and Pottery Barn.
80 mile(s) from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
15 mile(s) from Capital City Airport
75 mile(s) from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
7 mile(s) from Amtrak East Lansing, hotel shuttle will pick up at this location. Please call ahead to schedule.
5 mile(s) from East Lansing, shuttle travels all of the Michigan State University campus
Free local shuttle, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., 7 mile radius. Covers all of Michigan State University. Shuttle is based on driver availability. Wedding shuttles available- must speak with management to secure. Please schedule times with the front desk. Contact hotel with any questions.