For something cool and unusual in Detroit, look no further than this “nest.” Perched on top of a 35-foot (10.6-meter) Quonset Hut, this cozy but stylish studio apartment is airy and light, perfect for a relaxing stay. You can also enjoy the atmosphere of True North Detroit, the live/work community the hut is in, and easy access to Midtown.
Cost per night: $125
Think luxury loft, and you probably think of exposed brick walls and timber beams, hardwood floors, and concrete work surfaces. This 2,000-square-foot unit, complete with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, has it all. It’s also brilliantly placed to explore Eastern Market, one of Detroit’s must-visit attractions.
Cost per night: $450
For sky-high views and an ideal downtown location, Airbnbs don’t get much better than this. The luxury, two-story penthouse sits at the top of a 21-story building and comes with its own private rooftop terrace. It can sleep 12, so it’s also perfect for that downtown party you deserve.
Cost per night: $319
This quirky house in an up-and-coming neighborhood is described as a treasure chest, and it certainly is if you like local art and vintage knickknacks. Well placed for exploring the whole city, it’s also a bargain for a large group, with five bedrooms, plenty of room for entertaining, and a ping-pong table, all for just over $100 a night.
Cost per night: $103
If the minimalist luxury of the loft wasn’t enough on its own, just climb the stairs out onto your own private rooftop deck. Views of the surrounding Lafayette Park area and the wider city are a delightful bonus, on top of the high-end kitchen, bathroom, and bed in this open plan, two-floor gem.
Cost per night: $100
Up in walkable Ferndale, “the first village outside of Detroit,” this unique house is made of stone and was built in 1928 (check out the Historical Society marker). It features an eclectic mix of modern and antique art and furniture owing to the hosts being artists, while they also offer extensive tours of the city.
Cost per night: $158
Speaking of historical buildings, this second-floor apartment is in a house that dates back to 1884. Located in the Woodbridge Farms Historic District, it’s near the Wayne State University campus and its various attractions, including the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and the Michigan Science Center. The space even underwent a renovation by the hosts, who are a contractor and interior designer.
Cost per night: $100
This urban and stylish apartment features vintage brick walls and decorations offset by sleek and modern fittings. Previous guests have loved its proximity to coffee shops, Whole Foods, and public transport facilities, as well as being within walking distance of the DIA and other attractions.
Cost per night: $148
Steps away from a stop on the newly installed QLINE in New Center, this is another beautiful and open modern loft. Set in a renovated 1926 building by famed-Detroit architect Albert Kahn, it features concrete floors, exposed brick, and mushroom columns. The building also has an Art Deco façade and a fancy lobby.
Cost per night: $115
A stay in this “Bohemian Bungalow” promises an experience of living like a local. Tucked in between North End and New Center and not far from Woodward Ave, it has easy access to the rest of the city, though a car is recommended. The neighborhood is typical Detroit, with empty lots and vacant houses, but there’s plenty of charm to find too.
Cost per night: $154