We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Detroit as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
“New independent hotels have played a vital part in Detroit’s regeneration. Though none embraces the city’s past, present and future as holistically as Shinola. It uses contemporary elements to highlight the city’s history.”
Featured in CN Traveler’s Best New Hotels of 2019.
“For views of the Detroit River and the city, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is awe-inspiring. The 70-story hotel occupies the central tower of the complex, which serves as the headquarters of the General Motors Company. An inviting five-story Wintergarden overlooks Windsor, Canada.”
Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Detroit, Michigan.
“The Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney, a 136-room hotel located beside the Grand Circus Park, seamlessly combines the past and present. Situated within the ornate David Whitney Building, which opened in 1915, the structure is defined by a stunning lobby rotunda. Several rooms have a view of Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers.”
Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Detroit, Michigan.
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Detroit is a city in the Midwestern U.S. state of Michigan with an area of 370 sq. km. and a population of 673,000 people, making the largest city in the state. It is home to some largest auto makers in the world that gives it the nickname “Motor City”.
Some of the best neighborhoods of Detroit are:
Corktown is the oldest neighborhood of Detroit and is renowned for its great places to dine and relax such as Astro Coffee and Slows Bar BQ. The neighborhood derived its name after several Irish immigrants came to the place in the mid of the 19th century.
Downtown is a neighborhood that has many things to provide starting from nightlife, culture, sports, retail music, art, architecture, and history.
Eastern Market is a diverse and lively neighborhood that is the home to one of the largest and oldest markets in the US. The area has a plethora of restaurants, bars, and dining options as well as it has a robust artistic reputation. The area is well connected with Hamtramck to the north and Dequindre Cut greenway to the south.
New Center is a neighborhood that is replete with dining, retail and entertainment options. Before 1990s, it was home to General Motors and now it houses Henry Ford Medical Center, Cadillac Place and Fisher Building.
Mexicantown is a neighborhood that is home to the city’s biggest Mexican community. The area is replete with authentic Mexican restaurants such as Los Altos and Taqueria El Rey and bakieries such as La Gloria and MexicanTown Bakery.
Also check out our city guide about the best areas to stay in Detroit.
If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Detroit, then book Hotel Courtyard Downtown. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.
You like some luxury but don't like the famous chain hotels. If you're looking for the best boutique hotel in Detroit, you should check out Foundation Hotel. It's a very cool hotel that has been highly recommended by travelers and experts.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Detroit, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.
If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Detroit, then go for Shinola Hotel. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.
Looking for a good and affordable private room or cozy dorm in Detroit? Check out Hostel Detroit. The hostel has been highly rated by backpackers. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Detroit.
Try The Inn on Ferry Street if you're looking for a delicious breakfast. The Detroit hotel has excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.
For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $200 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $230 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Detroit hotel then you can expect to pay around $300 per night.
If you're looking for a room with a view, then try Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center, it offers some amazing views of Detroit.
If you're looking for a romantic Detroit hotel for couples then try Foundation Hotel. The hotel has excellent customer review ratings by couples.
If you're planning a night out in the casino and want to stay in that area, then try Foundation Hotel, it has one of the best customer review ratings for that area.
Detroit's Rise Fall and Renewal. See why this city that's officially filed for bankruptcy is still one of America's greatest underdog stories on a tour that showcases the rise, fall and renewal of Detroit. Price: $29.
Downtown Detroit Walking Tour with a Local. See the real Detroit on this downtown adventure with a local guide. Ride on the elevated People Mover train, see landmarks like Comerica Park, Fox Theater, and the Guardian Building, and sample a Detroit-style Coney dog and baklava in lively Greektown. Price: $29.
Explore undiscovered beauty of Detroit. Whether you are a visitor, or someone who lives in the Detroit Metropolitan area, you will be amazed at the wonderful things Detroit has to offer: history, great architecture, gorgeous places like the Guardian and Fisher building and etc. Price: $97.
More things to do in Detroit
Detroit is the most populous city in the state of Michigan and holds the distinction of being the largest city on the United States – Canada border. The metropolitan area known as Metro Detroit is the second largest in the Midwest. The city is a major port on the Detroit River and is one of the most important hubs in the country.
Detroit is best known as the center of the US automobile industry with the headquarters of the “Big Three” auto manufacturers located in the city; General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler.
Detroit has a diverse culture that has both local and international implications especially in music with the city giving rise to music genres such as Motown and techno. The city also plays an important role in the development of other genres such as jazz, hip-hop, punk and even rock. This makes it one of the most musically inclined cities in the US.
Detroit is home to a number of architectural monuments, entertainment venues, high-rise buildings, and historic places. The city is becoming increasingly popular among tourists with almost 20 million tourists visiting the city yearly.