With tourism adding a vibrant boost of energy to the city, Detroit’s Midtown hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts are experiencing a boom. Surrounded by Motor City’s cultural and nightlife hubs, the area is an ideal destination. Here are some of the best and most unique places to stay near Midtown Detroit.
Originally built in the 1870s, the Inn at 97 Winder offers its guests a Victorian mansion aesthetic. With each room designed and restored to late 19th-century perfection, the Inn offers a variety of room options. 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 fuchsia, baby blue and deep blue velour. The Inn at 97 has restored and maintained the lavish elegance that the manor possessed a century and a half ago. It’s also available for weddings and other events.
The Westin Book Cadillac is an upscale hotel that occupies a 1924 high-rise. This historic hotel has been restored to the original glamour that once was the Book Cadillac Hotel. The architecture of this century-old city building is fitting for Midtown’s urban scheme. It blends in with the surrounding high-rises, giving the Westin Book Cadillac a cosmopolitan allure. The hotel is also home to one of Midtown’s best restaurants, Roast.
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 is 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, and it 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 and breakfast on the edge of an upscale boom. This inn offers the comfort of a home, instead of the sometimes impersonal hotel room. With each room differing from the other, 234 Winder Street creates a time machine, taking its guests back to the 19th century with its Victorian design. It 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 decor embedded into the design. The exterior architecture – all glass windows with a massive cursive MotorCity sign – makes this hotel an icon. A grand casino, multiple music venues and bars, and a fitness center and spa are all included within the hotel’s perimeter. The rooms all follow a chic and contemporary design, without sacrificing comfort and relaxation. MotorCity Hotel is a minute’s drive from Comerica Park and the Motown 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 modern-chic architecture, MGM is the destination for nights of exploring its casinos while also venturing to the surrounding neighborhoods. MGM is minutes away from daytime cultural hubs, and with its close proximity to downtown, the nightlife activities are endless. The hotel’s amenities include a fitness room and spa, steam rooms, and multiple restaurants.
Recently built, Aloft Detroit is located in the David Whitney high-rise building in the epicenter of the cultural and nightlife hubs in 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 access to local activities. The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Arts are also just minutes away. Aloft Detroit is also 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 districts, Hotel St. Regis is in 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.
Located in historic Corktown, about three miles (5km) 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 envisioned the space, and 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 inspire guests. With brick walls and carefully placed trinkets, Honor & Folly’s design will undoubtedly make any guest feel completely at home.