Hey RLW, I'm a Jobbie, been doing the jobbienooner since 92, and if you guys want to come here you could stay at one of a hundred places, I cant think of any hotels that are on the water though. There are a few in downtown Mt Clemens that are 3-4 miles down the road to the launch, not the nicest place to stay, but to me that's just a spot to sleep anyway when I'm out having fun out of town. The night life there is definitely out of hand, which is a good thing, but there are 15 cool bars within walking distance from the hotel. It's like a holiday in or something but I've never been in it, but there are so many places to stay and so many variables to the equasion, I know you could just come out here, find a place when you get here that you like and just be sure to get to the ramp by 7:30-8:00am friday morning. I left at 8:00 last year and pulled up to the island at 10 after and almost all the good spots were already taken. I can provide alot of usefull info on the area though, and the waters around the island, where you want to park for the party, launches, cool spots to hang out at on the water, places to avoid in the lake. Let me know if your going to make it or not, it's a blast, just keep an eye on the jobbie nooner posts and make sure the local auth. dont try disbanding it from the island, but even if they do it will just move over to muscamoot bay which would be even better to me, and it's so close to gull island it's barely worth getting on plane for that trip.