The Coolest Airbnbs in Detroit, Michigan

For your next great place to stay, Michigan's largest city Detroit has a host of neighborhood gems available to book on Airbnb
For your next great place to stay, Michigan's largest city Detroit has a host of neighborhood gems available to book on Airbnb | © Cindy Hopkins / Alamy Stock Photoa
Photo of Tim Marklew
25 October 2020

More people are visiting Michigan State’s largest city, Detroit, and finding that Airbnbs are the best way to go for style and budget. With some great local knowledge to draw on, and the opportunity to experience a friendly neighborhood vibe in Ferndale, the Eastern Market, or North End, here are the coolest Airbnbs currently available to book in the Midwestern city.

Luxury Loft in Eastern Market

Apartment, Short-term Rental
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When you conjure up the idea of a luxury loft, you probably think of exposed brick walls, timber beams, and hardwood floors bathed in natural light. This 2,000sqft (185sqm) apartment, complete with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, has it all. It’s ideally placed to explore Detroit’s Eastern Market district, one of the city’s must-visit attractions, as well as Comerica Park, Ford Field, and numerous buzzing bars and restaurants.

Cost per night: $475

Treasure Chest in North End

Guesthouse, Short-term Rental
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This quirky house in an up-and-coming northern neighborhood of Detroit describes itself as a “treasure chest”, and it certainly is if you like local art and vintage knickknacks. Well-placed for exploring the city, it’s also a bargain for a large group, with four bedrooms and plenty of room for entertaining. The ping-pong table, and live-in art gallery are an added bonus – all for little more than $100 a night.

Cost per night: $143

Historic Stone House in Ferndale

Guesthouse, Short-term Rental
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Up in progressive Ferndale, “the first village outside of Detroit,” this unique house made of stone was built in 1928 (check out the plaque on the front of the house). It features an eclectic mix of modern and antique art and furniture owing to its artist hosts, who also offer extensive tours of the city. Tipped as a magical getaway and fairy house, you’ll see why with one look at the ornate rocky porch. Live like a hobbit for a weekend.

Cost per night: $172

About this place:

City, Great Location, Stylish, Traditional, Hidden Gem

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  • Sun-filled Woodbridge Apartment

    Apartment, Short-term Rental
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    Courtesy of Zac and Renee / Airbnb

    This luxuriously light and airy 2nd-floor apartment (in a house that dates back to 1884) is in the leafy Woodbridge district, near the Wayne State University campus and its various attractions. Within walking distance is the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and the Michigan Science Center. The apartment recently underwent a renovation by the hosts, a contractor and interior designer by profession, and the attention to detail shows in the open spaces, wooden veneers and decorative tiling.

    Cost per night: $90

    About this place:

    City, Traditional, Stylish, Great Location

    Deluxe Flat in Midtown

    Apartment, Short-term Rental
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    This stylish, urban apartment features vintage brick walls and decorations offset by sleek and modern fittings. Along with previous guests you’ll love its proximity to coffee shops, Whole Foods outlets, and public transport links, as well as the fact it’s within easy walking distance of many of the city’s best attractions.

    Cost per night: $160

    About this place:

    Stylish, Modern, City, Great Location

    Bohemian Bungalow

    Short-term Rental, Guesthouse
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    Courtesy of Jacob / Airbnb

    A stay at this Bohemian Bungalow promises you’ll live like a local. Tucked between North End and New Center and not far from Woodward Avenue, it has easy access to the whole of the city, though a car is recommended. This is typical Detroit, with empty lots and vacant houses, but there’s plenty of charm to it too – and you’ll find the neighborhood community-focused and welcoming.

    Cost per night: $130

    About this place:

    City, Stylish, Traditional, Great Location
    These recommendations were updated on October 25, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.