Detroit is the largest city in Michigan. It was once home to three of the biggest car companies —Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford. Which is why it has since been known as the Motor City. Also, it is the birthplace of Motown Records, one of the most beloved record labels in the world.
You can explore Downtown Detroit on foot. An ironic yet convenient thing to do in Motor City. RiverWalk is the best walk you can have in Detroit. You’ll like walking past various scenic parks. If you are not a fan of walks, a rented bike should also do.
The art scene in Detroit is impressive. The Detroit Institute of Arts is the best and largest museum in the city. The Heidelberg Project is another interesting piece of art in Detroit. This outdoor art project was created in 1986 by an artist in a bid to breathe life into his troubled locality.
Celebrated artists like Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson were on the Motown record label. Motown Museum takes you through its proud history and is a must-visit in Detroit. The Detroit Historical Museum takes you into the glorious past of the city.
There are two memorial museums in Dearborn, a suburb around 11 miles from the city center. The Henry Ford Museum showcases the technological progress that has occurred in Detroit since historic times. Close to the Henry Ford Museum is the Greenfield Village, an open-air museum. It features about 100 ancient buildings from the US.
The North American International Auto Show is the only good reason to visit Detroit in the winter. Car enthusiasts love this festival. Electronic Music lovers will want to attend the Movement Electronic Music Festival.
The Eastern Market is the largest historic public market in the US. It also has several bars and restaurants. The street art here is impressive.
Here’s our list of the 10 most luxurious hotels in Detroit:
- MGM Grand Detroit
1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
The designs by Tony Chi take inspiration from the elements of the Earth. While all the 400 guest rooms provide great views of the city, one can even see the Ambassador Bridge that connects the US to Canada. You get to experience the excellence of Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck at Wolfgang Puck Steak, and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina. All in all, MGM Grand Detroit is a mini Las Vegas in downtown Detroit.
- The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
2501 Worldgateway Pl, Detroit, MI 48242, United States
All 404 guest rooms come with the Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath experiences. You can revitalize yourself at the indoor pool and with the spa and massage treatments. The Dema Restaurant and Dema Bar serve contemporary cuisine with an Asian touch. The airport location and a 25,000 square-feet meeting space make this an ideal hotel for business meetings.
- The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
The Westin Book Cadillac was the premier hotel of Detroit when it was built in 1924. Just like the city, the Westin Book Cadillac struggled in the ‘80s. Its resurgence in the late 2000s was synchronous with that of Detroit. The heavily decorated marble staircases take you back to the early ‘20s. The hotel’s three bars and restaurants are sufficient to keep you satiated. Unlike the rest of the hotel, the Roast restaurant is more comfort than grandeur.
- The Townsend Hotel
100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009, United States
About 20 miles from downtown Detroit, The Townsend Hotel is a proper luxury. All 150 rooms of this grand hotel come with marble bathrooms. Got the urge to splurge? Go for the Presidential Suite or the Penthouse Suite. Your taste buds will be elated with the American-Continental cuisine served at the Ruby Grille. The Townsend Bakery is a treat for those with a sweet tooth.
- The Detroit Club Hotel
712 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
All 10 rooms of this club hotel come equipped with minibars and coffee makers. Guests can enjoy pleasant views of the city from all the rooms. The Grille Restaurant offers French-inspired American cuisine and also has a large wine list to choose from. You can unwind at the on-site spa that comes with a salt-water jacuzzi, and body, skin and nail treatments. Solo travelers seem to like this place a lot.
- The Atheneum Suite Hotel
1000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
All 174 suites of this hotel offer majestic views of the city’s skyline. Oversized marble bathrooms come with deep soaking tubs. You can have delicious food at the onsite restaurant, Fishbones Rhythm Kitchen. In case you wish to explore the neighborhood, the free area shuttle comes in handy. Business travelers can make use of the 24/7 business center.
- Detroit Foundation Hotel
250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
The Foundation Hotel is a picture of Detroit’s artistic history. The Apparatus Room, unlike its name, is a restaurant. Its design full of ornate interiors will take you to a yesteryear deluxe diner. Apart from the restaurant and the gift shop, the Foundation Hotel is an art gallery. Works by Detroit-based artists are spread all across the hotel. Detroit Bikes has partnered with the hotel to welcome its guests for city tours.
- The Inn at 97 Winder
97 Winder St, Detroit, MI 48201, United States
The Inn at 97 Winder was built during the Victorian England era. And the Persian rugs, chandeliers, and Winchester rifles in the interior have retained its Victorian England roots. The three parlors and a lounge make the experience even richer. You feel like a VIP because of the limousine service offered.
- Trumbull & Porter
1331 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48216, United States
The Trumbull & Porter was constructed using material sourced locally. Thus, it properly embodies the sentiment of “Made in Detroit”. You can enjoy local music while having craft beer in the Pump Room. The food here impresses. The Steak Room is a delight for all meat lovers. Red Dunn Kitchen and Burroughs Lounge serve American cuisine using seasonal produce.
- The Siren Hotel
1509 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
Antique lavishness oozes out of the pale yellow-green Milanese flooring of this 106-room hotel. Rooms ranging from bunk-bed rooms to rich penthouses are available. You should start your day with the Populace Coffee. The piano karaoke bar is fun.
Top Attractions of Detroit (Michigan):
- Detroit Institute of Arts.
- Motown Museum.
- The Heidelberg Project.
- Comerica Park.
- The Guardian Building.
- Belle Isle.
- Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
- The Henry Ford Museum.
- Third Man Records.
- GM Renaissance Center.
- Riverwalk Park.
- Dequindre Cut Park.
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
- Cliff Bell’s Jazz Club.
- Edsel & Eleanor Ford House.
- Detroit Historical Museum.
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