When it comes to finding a place to stay that will not break the bank, it can take a bit of research, but these five locations routinely come out on top for both prices and amenities in the Detroit area. From a quaint inn on the St. Clair River to modern, yet historic accommodations in downtown Detroit, the best rates are just around the corner.
The Dearborn Inn
20301 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Price: from $129 for a single room to $249 for a two-bath cottage
At first thought the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn may not come to mind as a budget hotel, but on weekends, the room prices drop drastically. Originally built in 1931, the Inn sits on 28-acres covered in greenery and offers accommodations ranging from single rooms to stand-alone cottages. It sits across from the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village, and offers packages including area tours, fine dining and spa/romance options.
In the small town of St. Clair sits the nationally registered historic St. Clair Inn. First built in 1926, this has been a getaway for families and couples for more than 75 years. Situated on the St. Clair River, half of the rooms offer a view of the waterway while the remaining accommodations overlook the historic town.The River Watch Restaurant, along with the north and south veranda eateries, promise enclosed porches overlooking the river. Dine there, or relax in the lounge with live entertainment. Rates at this historic inn are lower on the weekdays than weekends.
Bishop’s Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Price: from $98 to $125
If you are looking for a place to relax with a bit of history, then head to the Bishop’s Cottage Bed and Breakfast on Grosse Ile. Built in 1886 as a summer home for an Episcopal reverend, the building has been restored to its original beauty, offering the cottage feel of days gone by. Hosts Vern and Katherine Brockmiller have established this as one of the most unique B&Bs in southeastern Michigan by offering not only relaxing accommodations but beautify maintained gardens. Its Garden Café, which offers open air dining on the porch, features a light menu from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. Guests are treated to a fresh continental breakfast each morning and the chance to walk and explore the small community of Grosse Ile or to relax in the stunning gardens that surround this historic home.
Roberts Riverwalk Hotel & Residence Detroit
1000 River Place
Detroit, MI, 48207
Prices: from $129
If you are looking for a room with a fantastic view along one of the most interesting sections of the New Detroit, then it is time to check into Roberts Riverwalk Hotel & Residence. Located along the newly constructed River Walk, the hotel offers 106 European-style guest rooms, 12-foot ceilings and a view of the Detroit River and Windsor, Ontario on the far shore. Guests will find a full-service hotel with valet parking, the Roberts Riverwalk Bistro and Lounge, a full workout facility on the penthouse level, and transportation services to area attractions.
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The Inn On Ferry Street
84 E. Ferry St.
Detroit, MI 48202
Prices: from $149 for a single room
Finding a reasonable and unique place to stay in any downtown area can be difficult, but with the Inn On Ferry Street, visitors will find a boutique hotel that offers a level of comfort hard to find anywhere else. In fact, it offers a level of comfort and charm that has routinely placed The Inn on lists rating it as one of the best urban hotels in the nation. Located in the East Ferry Street Historic District of Midtown Detroit, it is only a short distance from major museums, Wayne State University, and other cultural and sporting events. It boasts six historic buildings from the late 1800s, offering a sophisticated luxury unique to this area. Amenities include a full breakfast buffet, room service, transportation services around the downtown area and high-speed wireless Internet across the entire property.
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