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What We Love

  • Great Lakes-themed cuisine at the eight-seat restaurant, Albena
  • Limited edition photographs by the “dean of Detroit photography” Bill Rauhauser in the hotel gift shop
  • Custom blankets by Maine Heritage Weavers (the oldest loom in America) in each of the guest rooms
  • The sparkling disco ball, sourced from a Parisian nightclub, at the hotel’s cocktail lounge

What To Know

  • The property’s original contractor’s grandson was enlisted to refurbish the travertine floors
  • On a clear day, the rooftop bar sports views as far as Canada
  • The hotel’s narrow shape led designers to incorporate a mix of room types, from smaller bunk bed rooms to sprawling penthouse suites

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Concierge
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Reinterpreted Italian Renaissance-style building steeped in local history, emblematic of downtown Detroit’s recent revival

The Lowdown

Thanks to a newly added streetcar line, a splashy sports arena, and a proposed skyscraper that’s poised to overshadow the Renaissance Center (currently the city’s tallest building), Detroit’s downtown is in the throes of a much-needed overhaul. The latest to join that wave of inventive redevelopment is The Siren, a 106-room hotel inside the abandoned Wurlitzer—a 1920s-era musical instrument warehouse turned office building that was in desperate need of resuscitating. The hotly anticipated makeover helmed by the Brooklyn-based ASH NYC does not disappoint. While the building’s vintage razzle-dazzle remains in the form of travertine floors, terra cotta signs and original plaster detailing, rooms (there are nine categories to choose from, such as the diminutive Hideout, which sport bunk-beds, and an all-out penthouse) splashed in pistachio green automotive paint are stylish contrasts. Decidedly of-the-moment features include a mural on the south façade—British mixed-media artist Quentin Jones gets first dibs, though a rotating door of other painters will follow—and locally-sourced vintage furniture in the lobby. To that, add an opulent cocktail lounge and a piano karaoke bar, and its not surprising to see that like its Greek mythology namesake, this seductive boutique hotel is calling people back to Motor City.

In the Area

Detroit’s trademark underdog spirit is most detectable downtown. Points of interest around The Siren include the Fox Theater, once a derelict performing arts center that was resplendently restored to include a six-storied reception and a vibrant LED light display (recently featured acts here include the Rockettes and Sesame Street Live). Street art fanatics should head to the maze of murals that line Eastern Market, which hosts an array of cheese, spice and produce vendors every Saturday; there’s a paired-down version of the market on weekdays. Save one evening for soul food at Baker’s, Detroit’s oldest operating jazz club, where the bar is styled to resemble piano keys.

How to Get There

The Siren Hotel
1509 Broadway Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 368 Reviews
Excellent Details
Reviewed 1 day ago

Lovely space with wonderful details and great service. Really enjoyed Candy Bar and was the perfect place to have a small business meeting at happy hour time - quiet and good for conversation. The valet and security staff are so friendly and helpful.

The best adventure hotel in the city!
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Siren Hotel is one of the most beautiful and diverse hotels in the city. It's like stepping into a movie. The staff is very accommodating and have become a hot spot for tourists visiting Detroit. We love The Siren Hotel!

Great Downtown Stay
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I stayed here on the way back from a concert. Very nice and clean hotel. We didn't get to go to the lobby bar but we did go to the lobby coffee shop in the morning, excellent coffee and pastries. We we go back, the beds were comfortable and there are lots of things to do close by.

Intimate, homey stay at this urban treasure
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at The Siren while in town to see a Tigers game. We spent two nights here. We loved its history (Wurlitzer headquarters for many years!) and the cozy, unique decor of the lobby, as well as the excellent coffee bar in the morning. The handwritten notes waiting for us welcomed us, and the beds were so comfortable. We slept really well. Staff was awesome at every turn. We stayed here with our two children (aged 13 and 14), and they loved it, too. We closed one evening with a drink at the Candy Room, which had a fun atmosphere and a great cocktail list (try the homemade candy bar, too!). Everything downtown is super walkable from here, and we tried several area restaurants, too. For everything that the Siren offered, we found the price quite reasonable as well.

Charming hotel in a great location with friendly staff
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for two nights on a work trip and I feel like I found a gem of a hotel. From the lobby to the rooms, the decor is really well done. Everything felt very cozy and welcoming. The staff was excellent--very friendly and easy to talk to. I got some dinner recommendations from one of them which took me a little further out of downtown than I probably would have ventured otherwise, but it was well worth it--really great restaurants. The location of the hotel itself was perfect for exploring downtown and very close to Q-Line and People Mover stations for getting around. I will definitely be staying here again!