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A truly lovely place to stay. The team behind the El Moore have poured so much love and caring into the building and the amenities. The rooms were exceedingly comfortable, the continental breakfast spectacular, and the building itself remarkable. We couldn't have asked for a better stay.

Have been wanting to stay here for quite sometime and finally did. It did not disappoint, was fabulous, did not want to leave and can’t wait to go back. Loved everything about it, location, design details and the view was great from the Twilight room

I loved it here. A beautiful renovation on this great old building, continental breakfast in the parlor and so quiet. Micheal was a great “host” two of the mornings we were there and has a lot of knowledge about the area and the new Detroit. Can’t think of a thing I’d change. I’d say it was even prettier than the pictures. Oh yes, the WiFi was weak in our room but I expect that’s a problem that has been solved. Would gladly return.

We spent three nights at the El Moore Lodge and really enjoyed out stay. The renovations that were done here are first class. You can feel the love for Detroit it how this lodge has been renovated. We stayed in one of the fifth floor cabins that have wonderful views of Detroit. The neighborhood is very interesting and we felt safe walking to the various restaurants in the area. The breakfast is simple but very good and the staff is fantastic. There are many good restaurants within walking distance. There is also a lovely park attached to the lodge that is open to the public during the day. I would definitely recommend this lodge to anyone visiting Detroit. I hope I have an opportunity to return someday.

My husband and I stayed in the city to celebrate a birthday. We had the most amazing weather, which really made the rooftop balcony a special experience, but it was the sense of history, and joy at seeing an area being renewed that really was felt during our visit. Everyone we met was helpful and we enjoyed a gracious hospitality. We bumped into Jason in the gardens, and he answered questions about the building, about the plants, about the history....his passion for the area was contagious. I could tell you the same about the room and amenities as you have seen from other reviews, all true. We stayed in the Sunrise cabin, it was very well appointed and extremely clean, but feeling the pulse of the city was really the reason we will return soon!

My wife and I have stayed at various inns and bed and breakfasts throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe for over thirty years and the El Moore Lodge is one of the best. It offers a unique lodging experience in the heart of Detroit. Its location allows a person to walk to the Detroit Institute of Art, the Detroit Historical Museum, the campus of Wayne State University, . . . It is also close to many interesting restaurants. The staff was extremely friendly and professional and after staying five nights I felt like I was saying good-bye to family.

My wife and I stayed at the El Moore at the end of a 10 day swing through Madison, WI, Chicago, Cleveland, and finishing up in Detroit. The front desk staff was extremely pleasant (all four we interacted with over the course of 3 days) and wanted to be helpful (explained the different amenities like the library, breakfast, and such) plus were very knowledgeable about the residence, its history, the local area, and Detroit as a whole. For those that worry about Detroit's safety they have a secure parking lot with coded gates that allow entry and exit whenever needed. There are multiple levels of secure access to get to the residence section of the lodge (elevators are key access as well as the rooms). There is the best selection of teas I have seen at any place I have stayed (I tried seven different teas and didn't even drink half of the variety). We were able to walk to local restaurants (within two blocks) and Comerica Park with ease. It is also located just a few driving miles from other attractions like Belle Isle. It was renovated to be sustainable and efficient but it doesn't lack comfort and visual appeal too. During breakfast we spoke with very friendly residents and I explained granola to a gentleman from Holland. There was no tv in our room (which my wife and I liked and didn't miss as we don't have tv at home) but free wi-fi is included. It was our favorite place to stay of the whole trip and will stay here again when we are back in the area to visit family. At the risk of making it harder to find a room when I need one I recommend highly that you stay here if you are in the area.

We are from Lansing, MI and recently stayed at The El Moore with my son and daughter-in-law from Brooklyn, NY. We had two of the rooftop lodge cabins. What a wonderful urban space in midtown. It is close to many wonderful restaurants and is in a very walkable neighborhood. They have a beautiful garden area with benches and tables if you want to relax and read a book or have a glass of wine. Michel, the manager, was so helpful as I was planning our stay and is incredibly knowledgeable about the area. He is a wonderful ambassador for the city. The entire staff is very welcoming. We started each morning with a delicious continental breakfast in the parlor with locally roasted coffee and freshly made baked goods or quiche. A great way to begin a day of being tourists. It was the perfect place to stay for our Detroit adventure. We will definitely be back.

We visited Detroit with another couple and stayed in two of the rooftop cabins. They are beautifully designed with plenty of space. We enjoyed drinks on our balcony before walking around the corner to Selden Standard for dinner. We also liked walking around (and looking out on) the El Moore’s garden. There is plenty of secure parking in the lot. Coffee, tea and continental breakfast in the lobby. Front desk staff are really nice and helpful. My husband was pleasantly surprised when he saw our bill at check-out, as the property feels much more expensive than what we paid.

I messed up my reservation at another hotel and needed a place for a night. I'm glad I chose the El Moore. The property is a real delight and staff were a pleasure. I had one of the lower level bunk rooms. Clean, comfortable, and a good deal. It was close to several restaurants and the museums. Parking was ample and secure. I only wish I'd have stayed for my whole time in Detroit. Next time.

W Alexandrine St Detroit MI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Masonic Temple and Wayne State University
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

El Moore Detroit places you in Midtown, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Masonic Temple and Wayne State University. This 11-room bed & breakfast welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 11 soundproofed rooms feature refrigerators, ironing boards, and desks. 42-inch Smart TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding.

Property features

Guests staying at El Moore Detroit enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a garden. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Penthouse, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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Total of 102 reviews

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