The Most Romantic Hotels to Book in Detroit

Chic decor and stylish spaces combine for a romantic getaway in Detroit at these hotels
Chic decor and stylish spaces combine for a romantic getaway in Detroit at these hotels | Courtesy of Shinola Hotel / Expedia
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7 December 2021
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Once a gritty midwestern industrial hub, the largest city in Michigan has been reborn as a cool cultural destination, making it a great choice for couples in search of a memorable city break. A diverse creative community – including a new generation of Motown musicians – a thriving craft beer scene and an influx of new restaurants add to a strong collection of museums and theaters to provide all the ingredients for a hip and wholesome getaway in Detroit. Here we reveal some of the city’s most romantic hotels, which will make the prospect of a break even more seductive – bookable with Culture Trip.

Detroit Foundation Hotel

Detroit Foundation Hotel
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Reconnect with each other as you wander around Downtown gathering place Campus Martius, where you can try snacks from local food trucks or catch an al fresco gig. The campus is one of many attractions that surround this stylish, 100-bedroom hotel in the city’s former 1920s Fire Department HQ. The industrial heritage of Detroit is reflected in details such as the iron-welded door handles, while dark wood interiors and deco-style velvet couches create a salubrious atmosphere.

Atheneum Suite Hotel

Atheneum Suite Hotel
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From the whirlpool marble baths to the wide-angle views of the Detroit skyline, booking a suite at the Greek-inspired Atheneum practically guarantees a visit from Eros. Start the day with room service french toast and strawberries, before heading out to browse a neighborhood packed with cool music stores – including Jack White’s original branch of Third Man Records – stylish design stores such as City Bird, and fashion boutiques such as the Detroit Denim Company.

The Cochrane House Luxury Historic Inn

The Cochrane House Luxury Historic Inn
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This 18th-century mansion-turned-boutique-B&B is smack bang in the heart of Downtown’s historic Brush Park, but don’t plan on doing too much sightseeing. Once you’ve checked into one of its luxurious suites, you may not want to leave. Beyond the hotel’s Italianate exterior, chic rooms with double-size showers and private balconies offer a decadent spot to unwind. Marking an anniversary or other special occasion? Win boundless brownie points and get into the vacation swing of things by booking the in-room spa package.

The Siren Hotel

The Siren Hotel
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If Wes Anderson’s Margot Tenenbaum was in town with a lover, you can bet your last black eyeliner they’d be holing up in this super-cool hotel. Located in the old Wurlitzer building on Broadway Street, its terrazzo bathroom suites, giant palms and vintage fringed lamps will send your Instagram feed crazy. Sip cocktails beneath a Murano glass chandelier in the deep pink Candy Bar before heading out to one of the best clubs in Downtown. Then wake up to pastries, coffee and the sound of a jukebox – a Wurlitzer, of course – in Karl’s restaurant.

Shinola Hotel

Shinola Hotel
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Sleek lines, high ceilings and fine art – style courses through the corridors of this hotel by Detroit-based luxury goods brand Shinola. A block of five buildings on historic Woodward Avenue, including a former department store and sewing machine factory, house a collection of 129 desirable rooms. Gaze at art curated by city gallery Library Street Collective on your way to dinner. You’ll find everything from grilled sea bass to octopus mafaldine at southern Italian restaurant San Morello – bellissimo.

Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney

Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney
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Take your relationship to new heights by booking an apartment at this 19-story Detroit landmark. An ambitious restoration has returned the 1915 skyscraper to its former glory, with the pillared four-story retail atrium now an imposing lobby lit by a newly uncovered skylight and adorned with marble and gold leaf. Airy, modern rooms offer platform beds and rainfall showers – the ideal foundation for days spent exploring the nearby boutiques and restaurants of the entertainment district.

Element Detroit at the Metropolitan

Element Detroit at the Metropolitan
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Whether you want to pop the question via kiss-cam at Little Caesars Arena or wow your amour with tickets to Hamilton at the Fisher Theatre, this well-appointed Marriott hotel is an ideal base. Spacious, modern rooms and home-from-home apartments equipped with full kitchens – including dishwashers – offer all the amenities you could require, while the crisp pastries and fresh orange juice at breakfast are even better for being entirely complimentary.

Trumbull and Porter Hotel

Trumbull and Porter Hotel
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Spend the night together in a suite once occupied by the Rolling Stones. A Holiday Inn back in 1964 when Mick Jagger and company checked into room 132, this Trumbull Street building later reopened as the first boutique hotel in Detroit, helping turn Corktown into one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods. The mural-covered exterior sets the scene for an arty hangout packed with cozy leather-clad booths to enjoy a locally brewed beer or coffee.

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