Detroit has some great lodging options for your visit there. Our 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 newly opened Aloft, located at 1 Park Ave., in the historic David Whitney Building. It has a sleek, contemporary design in a beautifully restored building.
Also just read about Honor and Folly in the WSJ. You migh check out this unique, two-room Inn in Corktown. It is decorated with items made by Detroit and Midwest-based designers and artisans. 2132 Michigan Ave.
Two new hot new destinations include The Siren Hotel in downtown with a number of room types. It has a classic, vintage design with contemporary accents. It has Karl’s Diner, Populace Coffee, a cocktail lounge called the Candy Bar and the upscale, eight seat, Albena helmed by James Beard nominee Chef, Garrett Lipar with a tasting menu.
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. Amenities include San Morello, an urban Italian neighborhood restaurant, Evening Bar, The Brakeman beer hall featuring Midwest craft beers and the casual Penny Red’s for fried chicken. 1400 Woodward Ave.
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.