Detroit has some great lodging options for your visit there. My top recommendations include:
Inn on Ferry St.: Located at 84 E. Ferry St. in the Midtown area, this is a lovely inn/B&B consisting of four beautifully restored Victorian mansions and two coach houses that were built between 1886 and 1892. It is a two block walk to the Detroit Institute of Art. The rooms are lovely and well-appointed. There is free parking, free WiFi, a full breakfast buffet, access to the business center, complimentary cookies, coffee and tea plus use of Shinola bikes. My favorite was a free shuttle service within a five mile radius. I was able to take the shuttle to dinner and not have to fight parking!!
Aloft Hotel: Another good hotel option is the Aloft, located at 1 Park Ave., in the historic David Whitney Building. It has a sleek, contemporary design in a beautifully restored building.
Two popular destinations include The Siren Hotel in downtown with a number of room types. It has a classic, vintage design with contemporary accents. It has The Siren Cafe for coffee and pastries, a cocktail lounge called the Candy Bar, Sid Gold’s Request Room for piano and karaoke and the upscale, eight seat, Albena helmed by James Beard nominee Chef, Garrett Lipar with a tasting menu. It is part of the same hotel group as the The Dean Hotel in Providence, RI and The Hotel Peter & Paul in New Orleans, LA.
The other one is the Shinola Hotel which was opened downtown by Detroit-born Shinola brand. Shinola collaborate with local craftspeople to furnish and provide fixtures for the space and fort its 130 rooms. On my most recent trip, I opted to stay downtown and loved the Shinola experience. 1400 Woodward Ave.
Amenities include San Morello, an urban Italian neighborhood restaurant, Evening Bar for small bites and craft cocktails, The Brakeman beer hall featuring Midwest craft beers and the casual Penny Red’s for fried chicken. I enjoyed my two breakfasts at San Morello.
Other hotel recommendations include the Detroit Foundation Hotel, a 100 room hotel located in the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters. Two-starred Michelin chef (and Michigander) Thomas Lents returned to his home state to oversee the Foundation’s food and beverage functions. The Apparatus Room and The Chef’s Table are great dining experiences. The Apparatus Room specializes in New American cuisine rooted in Midwestern ingredients. Chef’s Table is a sixteen seat communal multi-course dining experience set above The Apparatus Room. The multi-course menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal ingredients. 250 W. Larned St.