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624 W Alexandrine St, Detroit, MI 48201-1680
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Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 06/17/2020.
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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
The El Moore Lodge offers a beautifully appointed spectrum of accommodations and allows guests to enjoy a sustainably renovated 1898 building in Midtown, Detroit. From urban rooftop cabins to Victorian-era inn rooms we can accommodate many travel styles and budgets. Guests will enjoy the complimentary coffee bar and continental breakfast in the homey Parlor.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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I just loved my stay here for 5 nights. It was such a refreshing change after many souless hotels. The staff and local community are a fountain of knowledge on the local area and are more than willing to help. The Palour room was a great opportunity to enjoy conversations and coffee! I hope I can return.
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Response from Welcome D, Host at The El Moore Lodge
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Melissa, We hope your trip home was uneventful and we are so pleased and thankful that you chose to make the El Moore your home in Detroit and that you took the time out to write such kind words about your stay. The neighborhood misses you already! The staff at the El Moore Lodge
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Great location for visiting Detroit Institute of the Arts, lots of good nearby restaurants. A lovely spot for a weekend break (or work trip to Wayne State University). Clean, quiet, comfortable, friendly, beautiful and sustainable!
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Response from Welcome D, Host at The El Moore Lodge
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Hello Karen, Thanks so much for all the kind words! We are so pleased you stayed with us and were willing to share your experience. We hope you make the El Moore your Detroit home-away-from-home the next time you visit! The staff at the El Moore
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From the minute we pulled in the driveway, we knew we had made a great choice to stay here! We were warmly welcomed and encouraged to enjoy the parlor, complete with coffee and tea (all day), anytime we wanted. The room we stayed in, The Kasem, was perfect - comfy bed, nicely decorated and a great view of the El Moore Gardens. We did enjoy the parlor, reading and coffee, before our walk to dinner. Lots of restaurants in walking distance. We called an Uber to get us to/from Little Caesars Arena - easy, quick trip. The parlor at the El Moore has a very calming feel to it - easy listening music playing softly in the background, comfy chairs and good lighting. The owners have thought of everything in terms of attempting to be environmentally responsible - you see it, but understand it more when you read the website. The whole place is full of history, Detroit history. What the El Moore offers is beautiful....offering community to their residences, guests and the public (with their events in the Gardens). When we checked out Sunday AM, we were once again greeted by a very friendly employee. We hope to stay at the El Moore this summer when we go to Detroit again.
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Response from Welcome D, Host at The El Moore Lodge
Responded Feb 2, 2020
Hello Kimberly, Thanks so much for making the El Moore your home away from home and for sharing a review of your experience here. We look forward to your return! On behalf of the team at the El Moore
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We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience at a reasonable price. There is so much positive, I don't know where to start. The lodge is located in Midtown that is undergoing a renaissance with many restaurants and bars and a bowling alley near Wayne State University. We had the Moore Suite and our son and daughter in law had a cozy garden level bunk bed room. The suite was not huge but roomy with a kitchen. The full size bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was roomy with an excellent shower. Dispensers of soap, shampoo and lotion were supplied that were very nicely scented. The bunk room was for younger, adventurous people. Kids would love it. Your private bathroom is separate from the bunk room. We got a tour of the rooftop cabins. Wow!! They are a modern addition placed on top of the building. They have wood slat walls and glass walls on two sides giving a panoramic view of the city. The organic continental breakfast had no protein on one day and a quiche another day, but it was delicious. The cherry coffee cake and granola with dried cherries is out if this world. Even the whole wheat English muffins were great. Coffee, juice, and fresh fruit were all tasty. The hostesses at the front desk were amazing. Harriet and Myeea were super friendly and helpful. We met a couple of residents too that were warm and welcoming. We had long and fun talks with the staff and guests. The lobby is comfortable and stocked with interesting books about Detroit. Speaking of Detroit, Midtown and Downtown are undergoing a renaissance. A modern tram is a short walk from the El Moore. For $2 you can ride it straight downtown. Buses also run along the tram line lane. Once downtown there is an elevated people mover that gives you a ride over downtown for 75¢. Downtown is unrecognizable from 10 years ago. It is modern and lively with bars, restaurants and historic buildings. We had a great time at the El Moore and in Detroit.
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Response from Welcome D, Host at The El Moore Lodge
Responded Jan 7, 2020
Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed account of your stay -- we're so happy you enjoyed our neighborhood and your stay at the Lodge! We truly hope you think of us the next time you'll stay in Detroit--consider us your home away from home! The staff at the El Moore
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Enjoyed my stay here at the El Moore, the building was renovated beautifully and the stay felt very personalized. We stayed in the cabins on the top floor and we loved it. We will 100% be staying here again!
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Response from Welcome D, Host at The El Moore Lodge
Responded Dec 22, 2019
Thanks Miranda! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you took the time to share your experience. We do hope you come for another visit! The El Moore Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about The El Moore Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The El Moore Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Shinola Bicycles (0.1 miles), Third Man Records Cass Corridor (0.2 miles), and Willis Show Bar (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The El Moore Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The El Moore Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The El Moore Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The El Moore Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The El Moore Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Selden Standard, La Feria Detroit, and Jolly Pumpkin.
Is The El Moore Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Detroit.
Are there any historical sites close to The El Moore Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant (1.4 miles), Motown Museum (1.6 miles), and Willistead Manor (3.5 miles).
Is The El Moore Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.