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1400 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-2002
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#14 of 38 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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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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taylorbarry wrote a review Apr 11
New York City, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
We celebrated my birthday this past weekend with a staycation at the Shinola Hotel. The staff went above and beyond to make everything special. The rooms are beautiful and have so much charm. I strongly encourage you to make a reservation at San Morello while you’re here! You won’t regret it. Can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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taylorbarry, We are so happy that you enjoyed your staycation! We appreciate the kind words and look forward to welcoming you back soon. All my best,
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missritan wrote a review Nov 2020
33 contributions12 helpful votes
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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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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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karir621 wrote a review Feb 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
I had SUCH high hopes for this hotel and was SO looking forward to my stay and in the past48 hrs, I've been nothing but continually disappointed! The level of noise in this hotel is sub-par and just unacceptable considering what you pay per night. I was placed exactly overlooking the former Hudson's Dept store and I do not blame the hotel, whatsoever, for the loud construction noise beginning promptly each morning at 8:00. However, due to the hardwood floorin throughout, albeit lovely, makes for continual sleep disruption when you can hear your neighbors coming in and out with their luggage at all hours of the night. Each time you call downstairs, you get a different person answering at the front desk and it's a crap shoot as to their attitude and customer service - some very accomodating and others' seem annoyed that you're bothering to call them. The last most upsetting part is haivng a friend come to visit me, who just happened to be of arabic decent and when he tried to go back to the elevators where I was to meet him, he was immediately followed and stopped and sharply told "You need room keys to go back there!" I don't know what kind of logic this is that you're not permitted near an elevator without a room key, but is screams of prejudice and profiling to me. The decor and rooms are very cool and very well designed, it's just too bad the level of customer service and interest in a client's quiet stay is just so sloppy and disregarded.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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dvmharris wrote a review Dec 2020
Clarkston, Michigan126 contributions101 helpful votes
We've been scoping out The Shinola Hotel for awhile now and finally committed to a stay. This hotel is beautiful! Valet/Doormen/Bellmen...all that! The ambiance is exactly what you want. However, it misses on some CRITICAL details that just make it not worth it with so many other options available. The Cass room has a very dramatic entrance and is amazing upon entry. As you get acquainted, you see things are not where they should be. Two large TV's, neither of which you can watch without turning your body 90 degrees from where you're sitting. It's rather uncomfortable. Same thing in the bed. My wife and I love watching TV in bed and you had to crank your head around to see the TV. Very odd. If you're someone that TV doesn't matter then you would LOVE this room. Another thing I found interesting was the mattress. It was like 5" thick, we both woke up with stiff backs that continued for days. Lastly was the coffee. Seems silly right? But there is none! You seriously have to get dressed, leave the hotel, walk down the ally and pay $6 for a small coffee. There is no coffee inside the hotel. One of the most crazy things I've ever had to do while staying at a $400 a night hotel. And honestly, a deal-breaker. Who want's to do this? No one. Shinola! Please, please get a $30 coffee maker for your rooms so that your guests can wake up, brew a cup, crank their heads and watch some TV. This is honestly one of the more beautiful hotels I've ever stayed at. But they missed on some small, yet very important details.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded Dec 21, 2020
Thank You dvmharris, we appreciate the feedback and want you to LOVE Shinola Hotel too! Covid-19 protocols have eliminated our self service coffee service, but we have Nespresso coffee machines and room service available for our guests. I would welcome the chance to connect with you, review your stay and welcome you back. All my best,
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stingwicki wrote a review Nov 2020
Cleveland, Ohio2 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel valet is one of the first things to notice. There are guys waiting to park the car and hold the door while your luggage is brought up by the bellman. Front desk service was superb. Security room key, elevator is impressive. The room is clean and well decorated with excellent views of the city and a comfy king bed. The shower and toilet are separate rooms. The bar is well stocked but that is an addon. There are many restaurants to choose from within a short walking distance and they're all very good. The bellman is so so. Bit of an attitude. The hotel is quiet, relatively speaking even from the fifth floor. Here's where things get tricky. There's really not much difference between the Cass, the Den and the Study King. We were in room 515 and to be honest, the description for Cass fell short of our expectations. There's a big tv and wifi and chrome cast and apple TV. I can go to Country inn and suites and get that. The king bed is a plus but the room overall lacks amenities for the business traveler. The Cass King measures 20x12 plus the bathroom and vestibule. Theres no desk, the vanity is very small, and no tables to sit and eat at. There is no microwave or refrigerator except for the bar fridge which everything is ala cart and is expensive. Theres no coffee service, no morning paper. You're paying for the location and for that you will pay steeply to the tune of 342 dollars a night plus the valet service of 32 dollars. It's hard for me to justify ever staying here again as I'm just not that wowed by the accommodations. Book caddy has attached garage and is under a reputable management company as are several local hotels nearby.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 21, 2020
Appreciate the feedback stingwicki. We are happy you found our location, service, cleanliness and décor top notch. Shinola Hotel has many different room types and configurations. I'm confident we can assist you in finding you the perfect match. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards,
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$263 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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), Detroit Rolling Pub (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).