With tourism becoming a vibrant source of energy for the city, Detroits Midtown’s hotels, inns and bed and breakfast spots are experiencing a boom. Surrounded by cultural and social activities, the area is an ideal destination. Here are some of the best and most unique places to stay near Midtown Detroit.
Originally established in the 1870s, 97 Winder offers a Victorian mansion aesthetic to each of its guests. With each room designed and restored to late 19th century perfection, the Inn offers a variety of stays. One room consists of two-stories, with a spiral staircase leading to the top floor. Another room contains vintage furniture that uses a widely colorful palette of fuschia, baby blue and deep blue vouloir. The Inn at 97 has restored and maintained the lavish elegance that the manor possessed over a century and a half ago. Available for weddings and other events.
The Westin Book Cadillac is an upscale hotel that occupies a 1924 high-rise building. This historic hotel has been restored to the original glamour that once was the Book Cadillac Hotel. The outside architecture from this century-old city high-rise is fitting for Midtown’s urban scheme. It blends in with the surrounding high-rises, giving the Westin Book Cadillac a city-life allure. The hotel is also tenant to one of Midtown’s best restaurants, Roast.
Located in historic Corktown, about three miles away from Midtown, this highly recommended hotel is a must-stay. Surrounded by friendly restaurants and neighbors, the location is ideal for any vacation. Designer Meghan McEwen, however, envisioned the space. After renovating the abandoned building that now is Honor & Folly, McEwen and family began a successful inn-keeping business. The two-room inn was intentionally designed to creatively stir the guests. With brick walls and carefully placed trinkets, Honor & Folly’s design will undoubtedly make any guest feel complete at home.
Renovating four mansions and two carriage houses, the Inn on Ferry Street was designed and restored to Victorian elegance. Guests can decide which of the four mansions they would like to stay in, and the Inn accommodates if space allows. Each of the rooms are individually designed, and most of them include a jacuzzi. The hotel is in walking distance of the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Motown Museum, this B&B is in the midst of Midtown culture. Ferry Street serves a full breakfast each day and offers a free shuttle.
Originally, 234 Winder was a late 19th century home for the Schloss family. Now, over a century later, 234 Winder is a quaint bed & breakfast on the edge of an upscale boom. This inn offers the comfort of a home over the sometimes impersonal hotel room. With each room differing from the other, 234 Winder Street creates a time machine, taking their guests back to the 19th century with the Victorian design. 234 Winder Street has been officially declared one of Detroit’s historic sites, making a stay here historically profound. There are also year-round tours available of the Inn.
Completely renovated, Detroit’s MotorCity Hotel lives up to its name with automobile décor immersed in the design. The outside architecture – all glass windows with a massive cursive ‘MotorCity’ sign – makes this hotel famous. A grand casino, multiple music venues and bars, and a fitness and spa center are all included within the hotel’s perimeter. The rooms all follow a chic and contemporary design; however, comfort and relaxation is at the forefront of the furniture. MotorCity Hotel is a minute drive from Comerica Park and the Motown Historical Museum – giving options for daytime activities.
The MGM Grand Detroit, located on Third Street in Midtown, offers (and encourages) a nightlife vacation. With its sleek rooms and modernly suave architecture, MGM is the destination for nights of exploring their casinos while also venturing to the surrounding towns. Located near Midtown, MGM is minutes away from daytime cultural hubs. With a close approximation to downtown, however, MGM Grand’s nightlife activities are endless. The hotel’s accommodations include fitness room and spa, steam rooms, casino, and multiple restaurants and venues.
After just recently being built, Aloft Detroit is located in the David Whitney high-rise building in the epicenter of the cultural and nightlife duality of Detroit. With its contemporary design, Aloft Detroit’s rooms include flat-screen TVs, colorfully modern furniture, and ergonomic desk chairs. Across the street from Comerica Park and the Fox Theatre, this hotel offers great local activities. Minutes away, however, are the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Aloft Detroit offers a balanced selection of activities – and it’s dog friendly!
The Hotel St. Regis, located near Detroit’s historic Fisher Building, is a casual yet stylish hotel in a location surrounded by theatre and music. This hotel is on the border between Midtown and New Center, two up-and-coming locations in the Detroit area. Being between these two towns, Hotel St. Regis is a prime location for seeing the best of both, including performances at the Fisher Theater or the highly regarded art exhibitions at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Hotel St. Regis also includes a restaurant, fitness center and shuttle service.