The Best Hotels to Book in Detroit, Michigan, for Every Traveler

Find everything youre looking for and more with our guide to the best hotels in Detroit
Find everything you're looking for and more with our guide to the best hotels in Detroit | © Amoniak / Alamy Stock Photo
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The best places to stay in Detroit, Michigan, have embraced the musical heritage of the city. And how could they not? It’s the birthplace of Motown and the former home of Eminem, Aretha Franklin, and Aaliyah, to name but a few. That means you can stay where the Rolling Stones once shacked up, or in a former record store. Alternative hotels are available for the less musically inclined, including the one-time tallest hotel in the world.

1. Trumbull And Porter Hotel – Detroit Downtown


Two twin beds in a simple room with white walls, colorful geometric-patterned carpets, a desk and a flat screen TV at Trumbull and Porter Hotel
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The reinvention of Detroit as a hip city break destination is echoed in this trendy boutique residence in the gentrified Corktown neighborhood. Music is a big theme here – stay in the Rolling Stones suite for the full rock star experience (the legendary band once stayed here). Urban art adorns the walls and chic cocktails are mixed in the bar. The relaxed warehouse-style Red Dunn Kitchen focuses on social dining, while Burroughs Lounge has an espresso bar.

2. Detroit Foundation Hotel

Boutique Hotel

A large double bed against a wide, sea-blue acrylic and dark wood headboard in an industrial-chic room with a velvet couch and metal light installations at Detroit Foundation Hotel
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Collaborating with community builders, makers, and crafters, this hotel has a hyper-local ethos and a unique style. Dotted throughout the halls are works by local artists, while the bartenders’ denim vests were created by a Detroiter. The Apparatus Room, a historical dining area, serves New American cuisine created from Midwestern produce. But perhaps the greatest USP is the on-site Foundation Studio, a podcast recording space with a prolific output.

3. The Siren Hotel


A double bed with a navy frame in a dusky-pink themed room at the Siren Hotel with cream walls, hardwood floors, a marble table and pink chairs
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Once home to one of the largest music stores in the world, the art deco Wurlitzer Building has been reimagined as a glamorous mid-century hotel. It houses a gourmet restaurant with an eight-seat chef’s counter, a pink-ceilinged speakeasy bar topped by a Parisian glitter ball, and a barbershop. Plush rooms are filled with on-trend antique pieces; alternatively, you can choose to stay in a more basic bunk room.

4. The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit


A large double bed with a dark geometric headboard in a suite with light green walls next to a set of white french doors leading into a seating area at Westin Book Cadillac
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Now a Marriott property, the Book Cadillac was built in 1924 in a Renaissance revival architectural style. At the time, the 33 floors made it the tallest hotel in the world. It now features rooms with signature beds and baths, a Starbucks stocking prime beans, a steakhouse, and a fitness studio. You’ll also find a heated indoor pool and a hot tub on the first floor.

5. Aloft Detroit at David Whitney


A large double bed in a colorful room with a blue, white and gray patterned carpet, colorful pillows on a brown window seat, a flat screen TV and views of Ford Field at Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney
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This pet-friendly hotel places travelers at the heart of downtown, with convenient access to the transport of the Detroit People Mover and QLine. It overlooks Grand Circus Park and is just a mile (1.6km) from the Detroit Princess Riverboat. Rooms come with walk-in rainfall showers, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, goodie bags for children, and beds for four-legged guests. There’s also a 24-hour fitness center plus W XYZ, a comfortable bar with a pool table.

6. The Inn at 97 Winder


A wrought iron four-poster bed in a room with mustard walls, pink and orange patterned curtains, paisley-patterned maroon armchairs, a red Persian carpet and a dark wooden wardrobe at Inn at 97 Winder
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Fewer than 80 steps from Little Caesars Arena – home to basketball with the Pistons and ice hockey with the Red Wings – this mansion was created by famed architect John V Smith. The 10 individually designed bedrooms have high ceilings, antiques and art, spa-quality bath products, and high thread count linens. The boutique hotel also has three shared parlor lounges, a massage area, a European-style landscaped garden, and daily gourmet continental breakfasts.

7. Shinola Hotel


A double bed and a nacy armchair in an airy bedroom at Shinola Hotel with a tall ceiling, black framed full springlined windows, and city views at Shinola Hotel
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The upscale Shinola brand (better known for deluxe watches and accessories), brings its first hotel to Detroit. The result is a sleek mid-century retreat. Food and beverages come from award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini at San Morello, plus there’s the Evening Bar for cocktails, the Brakeman for beers, and Penny Red’s for buckets of fine fried chicken. Dogs are welcome to stay, and there’s Parker’s Alley, a mini-mall, for some Shinola retail therapy.

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