Unique Amenities Offered by Local Hotels

Whether you’re planning a trip to Michigan or a local looking for a staycation, these hotels in Metro Detroit offer a unique experience.
Photograph courtesy of Shinola Hotel and The Brakeman

Looking to spend a night, weekend, or full-fledged vacation in the Motor City? You’re going to need a hotel that provides all the comfort of home with some special ways to enjoy your stay. While there are tons of quality hotels to stay at in Detroit and the surrounding area, these five offer a little something extra to talk about when you get home.

Shinola Hotel

Located in the Woodward Shopping District, the Shinola Hotel offers a luxurious and calming atmosphere for their guests. The rooms were designed to age like fine wine and provide breathtaking views of the city. Shinola also has many unique dining venues, including The Brakeman. The Brakeman is a beer hall that has rotating drafts of Midwestern craft beers, along with an alleyway that’s open year-round where guests can play foosball, shuffleboard, and ping-pong. Not into drinking? Hop over to the neighboring Penny Red’s for some fried chicken. Shinola Hotel, 1400 Woodward Ave., Detroit; shinolahotel.com.

Detroit Foundation Hotel

Thanks to its local collaborations, the Detroit Foundation Hotel is filled with a feeling of community and comfort. Located in Detroit, this hotel has some unique amenities including Netflix-equipped TVs, pet-friendly spaces, and even podcast studios. Another thing that draws attention to the hotel is its restaurant, The Apparatus Room, which combines both new and old cooking styles to create a new American cuisine that’s rooted in Midwestern ingredients. Visitors can also try an assortment of different cocktails made by their mixologists. Detroit Foundation Hotel, 250 W Larned St., Detroit; detroitfoundationhotel.com.

Weber’s Boutique Hotel

Weber’s Boutique Hotel lives up to its name with their newly renovated hot tub hotel rooms. These unique rooms allow guests to take a dip into their own jetted tub located in the bathroom. Weber’s also has poolside suites that make for a quick trip to the indoor saltwater pool, sauna, and hot tub. If guests want to take a break from the water, they can also enjoy some healthy competition at the pinball arcade. Follow up a day of relaxation and fun with a night full of delicious live Maine lobster, classic cocktails, prime rib, and house-made deserts at Weber’s Restaurant. Weber’s Boutique Hotel, 3050 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor;webersannarbor.com.

Saint John’s Resort

Saint John’s is the perfect place to forget about all your worries as you wrap up in their Egyptian cotton bedding. Five Steakhouse is located on site for visitors to dine at and a driving range is open year-round for golf lovers. If a guest and their special someone are looking to get pampered, Saint John’s also offers a Relax & Renew special that includes a spa treatment for two done by registered therapists in one of the luxurious suites. A group of four can get a two-hour spa treatment in one of the suites as well by getting the Group Spa Retreat special. Saint John’s Resort, 44045 Five Mile Rd., Plymouth; saintjohnresort.com.

The Detroit Club

Right in the heart of the city, The Detroit Club is perfect for those looking for a classic place to stay at — and the interior is stunning. The club itself was founded in 1882 and its contemporary rooms were crafted to honor Wilson Eyre’s architecture from 1891. Their restaurant Bohemia offers a selection of fine foods that are paired with a vast wine list. The Detroit club also has a cigar bar for their guest’s enjoyment. They invite you to sit back and relax while enjoying a beverage and a cigar from their handpicked selection. The Detroit Club, 712 Cass Ave., Detroit; thedetroitclub.com.

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