Downtown Detroit is bursting with activity. Its casinos bring gamblers from afar, while its theaters provide entertainment from around the world nightly. Sports fans come downtown for baseball, football, and hockey at nearby Comerica Park, Ford Field, and Joe Louis Arena. All these visitors need a place to stay, and Detroit offers a great variety of hotels.
Here are our choices for the most stylish hotels in Detroit:
MGM Grand Detroit
Whether guests are there to gamble or not, the MGM Grand Detroit treats them like high-rolling winners. The staff receives rave reviews and the hotel offers the finest modern luxury accommodations in Detroit. A full-service spa and health club help keep you fit and healthy. Five restaurants and a coffee shop on site mean that even the pickiest eater will find something to love.
Westin Book Cadillac
The Neo-Classical The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit is the grand dame of Detroit hotels. Its ornate lobby and ballrooms offer guests a classic welcome to the historic property, which was the tallest hotel in the world when it opened in 1924. A recent $200 million renovation provided world-class upgrades to the hotel, making it one of downtown Detroit’s best addresses. Guests rave about the comfortable beds, the attentive staff, and the large showers. Try to book a room with a view of the river or the city.
Inn on Ferry Street
For a different hotel experience, The Inn on Ferry Street offers Victorian style in midtown. The inn consists of 40 rooms in four adjacent mansions and carriage houses near the Detroit Institute of the Arts. The original Victorian detail has undergone preservation and restoration, with modern amenities added to ensure a comfortable experience for guests. There are no elevators, so request a lower floor room if you have trouble with stairs. Lower floor rooms also offer more period detail in the rooms, including high ceilings. Rooms facing the rear of the building may be quieter.
Large rooms, an attentive staff, and a location next to the Greektown Casino make this Greek-themed hotel a perennial favorite. All the rooms are suites, with a sunken sleeping area separate from the living area. The marble bathroom’s distinctive glass brick wall and jetted tub let guests relax in style. Choose an upper floor room away from the People Mover station and the casino to minimize noise. Don’t miss the two-story mural featuring figures from Greek mythology in the hotel’s lobby.
Motor City Casino Hotel
A literal bright spot in Detroit’s skyline, the MotorCity Casino Hotel is lit with 4,800 LED lights on the exterior, which change color according to the season and local events. The hotel’s interior is among the city’s most luxurious, offering guests large bathrooms, king beds, stunning city views, and a pillow menu to choose their preferred headrest. A 13,000 square foot spa offers saunas, pools, and various treatments.
Detroit has always had a great sense of style, and its hotels reflect this history, while offering world-class modern amenities for the most discerning traveler.