The Siren Hotel
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Reinterpreted Italian Renaissance-style building steeped in local history, emblematic of downtown Detroit’s recent revival
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
I loved the Siren! It's clean, comfortable and the staff is extremely friendly. The Siren is in walking distance to Comerica and to amazing restaurants/coffee shops. Take an Uber to Corktown or the Eastern Market.
My only wish, I hope they become pet friendly. My fur babies would love it.
My wife and I recently stayed at the Siren Hotel. We booked and paid for we thought was the Parlor Suite with a king bed seven weeks prior to our arrival. Our decision was based on photos on their website and our desire to splurge. When we arrived we were informed our room was available. On getting to our ‘suite’ it was far from what was pictured on the website having a queen bed, no place for suitcases except the floor, a tiny ‘sofa’ to sit on, and was just sterile and uncomfortable. On asking about the room we informed that the suite we had booked had been removed from use for repairs two weeks prior. We had not been informed of this either prior to our stay or upon arriving. Natalie at the front desk did resolve our problems to our satisfaction. Don’t be misled by the photos on the website. They did not reflect what our room actually looked like. Would not recommend this hotel.
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 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!
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.