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1400 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-2002
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#14 of 39 hotels in Detroit
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The world’s first Shinola Hotel is Detroit’s new living room. Located in the heart of the city’s historic Woodward shopping district, this 129-room boutique hotel offers a completely original hospitality experience. Shinola Hotel’s accommodations are thoughtfully designed with varied layouts—featuring handcrafted mill-work, custom mattresses, and wallpaper inspired by patterns found during the renovation process. The property marries two restored buildings—the old T.B. Rayl & Co. sporting goods and hardware store and a former Singer sewing-machine store—with three brand new buildings modeled after downtown Detroit’s historic architecture. Indulge in a diverse array of culinary experiences at Shinola Hotel, featuring some of the best new restaurants in Detroit. Grab a classic cocktail in the Living Room or Evening Bar, taste the authentic Southern Italian dishes at San Morello, or try the brews and Detroit-style fried chicken at The Brakeman and Penny Red's.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Janet L wrote a review Oct 20
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When I stay at hotels, I always call ahead to request a room that is not cleaned with fragrances before my arrival as I cannot abide those odors. I asked the reservations clerk at Shinola if fragranced products were used and I was told no. When I showed up at my room, it smelled as though it had just been cleaned, and with very fragranced products. I should have gone to request a room change, but I didn't think any of the rooms would be any different, so I didn't request a change. I took a washcloth, wet it down, and went over the floors and surfaces to try to remove the smell. I was surprised that the washcloth picked up a lot of dirt and dust. So it was not well cleaned, but it was cleaned with toxic fragrances. I left with a headache and nasal congestion. The reservations clerk should know the correct answers to questions and such an expensive hotel, and accommodations should be made for guests who request them. Better yet, Shinola should not be cleaning with toxic, fragranced products. There is not need for synthetic smells in order for a place to be clean.
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Date of stay: October 2021
missritan wrote a review Nov 2020
34 contributions13 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We had an excellent 3 night stay. Needless to say, the hotel is gorgeous. Location was excellent, and hotel did a great job making us feel safe. Location: The best location! We walked everywhere downtown. Ice skating rink and Christmas tree, legendary Detroit pizza @ Buddy’s Pizza, deserts @ Canelle, Fox Theater and Riverwalk were all just a few blocks away. COVID Safety: Temperature check by computer upon check in. Mask reminders everywhere, and all staff and guests were wearing masks. Wellness kit, including mask, wipes, gloves and emergen-C, were a nice, thoughtful touch in the room. Room: I believe all of the rooms are slightly different. We requested a room on Woodward Ave side, so we could have the view and also avoid the alley and the construction on the other sides. We had a Den King and stayed in Room 404. It was next to a small rooftop patio with grass for pets, so it’s perfect for guests traveling with pets. Overall, good size and very clean and comfortable!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mark O'Brien, General Manager at The Shinola Hotel
Responded Nov 24, 2020
Thank you for the kind words missritan. We appreciate you and so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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PandM0 wrote a review Sep 2021
Seattle, Washington118 contributions171 helpful votes
Loved the mid-century modern décor. Stayed in a Gallery Suite which was terrific. Lots of large windows, auto blinds, great views. Excellent service, and good location. Although the block next door is under construction, wasn’t a problem for us. Room well insulated,so weren’t bothered by noise (except for motorcycles at night). Ford Museum 30 min drive away and should not be missed, especially the Rouge Factory tour, and racetrack simulator.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Get a suite-worth the price
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tracy c wrote a review Sep 2021
San Francisco, California4 contributions
5 stars for ambience, decor, service, good stuff in the (expensive - 6 dollars for a 30c La Croix, but whatever) mini bar. Very nice restaurants downstairs. Points off for the room - it was TINY so not great for a business traveler. No desk. Hard to work sitting on the bed. There was a chair, but no table. Ugh. Also no bathtub which is a new hotel trend which makes me nuts. Not sure what was going on, but there was a strange lack of towels. No towels when I got there, had to ask. The second day, they removed the used towels and didn't replace them. So, maybe a one off issue with housekeeping, but annoying.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a bigger room - or you'll get a teeny one. Unless you don't care.
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csinger79 wrote a review Aug 2021
New York City, New York2 contributions
My husband and I booked for three nights at the Shinola Hotel in a Den King room through Hotels.com. We understand each room is unique at the hotel. However, based on Hotels.com site and the Shinola hotel site, we did not get what we paid for. The booking stated a room with a separate sitting area and a desk- and the pictures on Hotels.com matched this description. There were also similar pictures on the hotel website. Unfortunately when we got to the room these features were not there. There was stains on the carpet and a hole in one of our towels. The hotel said that all rooms are unique and they could not do anything to give us a room with the features we referenced until the third night of our stay. They comped our parking, which was nice, and upgraded our room the last night. Unfortunately we were not able to get much of the benefit of enjoying time in the room by that point. When we checked out they did not comp our parking on the bill and we had to go back to rectify things. I understand if there are no rooms then there are no rooms. It was frustrating because it was misleading advertising on Hotels.com and on the Shinola site. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant San Morello and drinks at the hotel bar called Evening Bar. Ideally the hotel could have given us something knowing we were patronizing these establishments. These are treated as separate businesses. We also had room service our last night and bought things at the Shinola store. The restaurant, bar, room service, and store were nice experiences. The management left us with a bad feeling over this visit and room situation.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: request a corner room is possible
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shinola Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Shinola Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The HandleBar (0.2 miles), Escape the Room Detroit (0.2 miles), and Trapped in a Room with a Zombie (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Shinola Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Shinola Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Shinola Hotel?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Shinola Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dime Store, Wright & Company, and Lafayette Coney Island.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Shinola Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Shinola Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Detroit.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Shinola Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Shinola Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Shinola Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Shinola Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant (2.5 miles), Motown Museum (2.9 miles), and Willistead Manor (2.2 miles).