If there’s anything that makes a travel experience more memorable, it’s a unique place to spend the night! And this is exactly why USA Today’s 10Best, put together a list of the “coolest” boutique hotel around the country.
Their ranking focused on several factors like novelty, ambiance, innovation, history, and of course, comfort, which led them to narrow down a list of 10 unique boutique hotels around the country that were developed from rebranded historical buildings, converted accommodations, or refurbished roadside stops.
The exciting part is that one of Detroit’s local spots, The Detroit Foundation Hotel, was ranked at the #7 “coolest” boutique hotel in the country. Considering its notable presence in Detroit’s financial district, there’s a good chance that you’d walked past it or stumbled upon it while out for a bite to eat. The striking structure which features an interesting curbside silhouette, was built in 1929 and was originally two separate buildings; a fire station in one and a large wine cellar in the other. Since being established, Detroit Foundation Hotel has leaned into its historical past maintaining the original outer facade and incorporating details that denote Detroit’s history as “Motor City” with custom items like repurposed car hoods and one-of-a-kind wallpaper patterns.
The hotel first opened back in May of 2017 and with its 100 total rooms has seen a seemingly countless number of visitors comfortably pass through or stay in Downtown Detroit! In addition to its charming lodging amenities, the Detroit Foundation Hotel is also the home to one of Detroit’s more chic eateries, The Apparatus Room. So even if you are a local and looking for an excuse to get inside and see what makes the Detroit Foundation Hotel so special, you don’t need to book a room to catch a glimpse!