Downtown Detroit is unrecognizable from just a few years ago. This comeback city’s once neglected buildings are now home to boutique hotels and up-and-coming restaurants. Public transportation is readily available, making it a breeze to explore downtown Detroit’s different neighborhoods, like Greektown, Rivertown and Eastern Market.
Budgeters should know that most downtown rooms come with a hefty price tag. That said, we’ve selected those that offer the most bang for your buck. We’ve included a mid-range, boutique and several luxury options that are sure to delight.
From $220/ night
The historic David Whitney building is now the home of Aloft Hotel, a mid-range hotel in a prime location. This building has been renovated and its guestrooms feature modern comforts like pillowtop mattresses, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. It’s the closest hotel to Comerica Park and you’ll be connected to most other attractions via the indoor People Mover station. Many dining and entertainment options are right outside the front door.
From $285/ night
Detroit Foundation Hotel is one of the newest options in the downtown area. They have converted the former Fire Department headquarters into a 100-room boutique hotel. Each room has special touches from local artisans, like door handles from Smith Shop and wallpaper from the Detroit Wallpaper Co. Enjoy the in-room fully stocked, locally curated bar or head down to the Apparatus Room for a cocktail crafted by an accomplished mixologist. Cruise the town with a complimentary Detroit Bikes rental.
From $190/ night
Whether you’re in town for just one night or for a long weekend, DoubleTree’s all-suite hotel will make you feel right at home. The historic property has many modern amenities, including a business center, fitness center and free WiFi. You won’t have to go far to sample Detroit’s local flavor – the on-site Motor City Kitchen and Round Bar serves seafood and steaks. Parking is on the pricy side so consider other transportation options.
From $234/ night
Built in 1924, the Westin Book Cadillac is a modern, luxury hotel with historic charm. Rooms are well appointed with a Westin Heavenly Bed, a Heavenly Bath and premium toiletries. There’s an indoor pool and hot tub, as well as a fitness center. Treat yourself with a service at the salon and spa. On-site restaurant Michael Symon’s ROAST was named one of the top happy hour destinations in Detroit. Couples in particular loved their stay at this hotel.
From $190/ night
The Hilton Garden Inn impresses guests with its many amenities, plus the added bonus of a top location in Downtown Detroit. The hotel is right in the Entertainment District so the Michigan Opera House, the Music Hall and Comerica Park are just a few blocks away. Business travelers will find that many corporate offices are also nearby. Rooms comfortably sleep 2-4 people. The Chrome Bar & Grille serves American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.