If the traffic on I75 north from Florida to Michigan is too much; take a diversion by heading over to I65. Both routes will merge in Indianapolis, Indiana anyway. Some believe that I65 is shorter; but I am so in love with staying at the Cumberland Inn in Williamsburg, Kentucky that I generally stick with I75.
However, on I65, Louisville, Kentucky is a logical one third stopping place for me just before the last leg to Michigan; and I love the Candlewood Suites at Exit 5 in Clarksville, barely north of Louisville and scheduled with arrival and departure on Saturday or Sunday and during weekdays at off-peak travel times. I recommend this stop heading north so the Louisville traffic is heading south if departure time is in the morning.
I miss the Econolodge breakfast but the total no-smoking ban and the separate rooms not used by pet owners suits me well. For those traveling with pets, it is a pet friendly hotel also.
The room was exceptionally well laid out for anyone with mobility issues; I had a ground floor room. For a mere $79, the well-appointed room included a full kitchen with everything needed to prepare my own healthy dinner and breakfast.
The hotel is in the center of every shopping venue desired, so it's not like being stranded with four walls to look at. If you don't bring food, an affordable pantry has the basics. Next time I'll stop earlier so I have time to shop in the busy malls nearby.