Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Detroit, Michigan (2023 Updated)

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Top LGBTQ-friendly cities in Michigan: Detroit, Ann Arbor, E. Lansing, Ferndale. Ann Arbor, Detroit, East Lansing and Ferndale are the most LGBTQ friendly communities in Michigan, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in the U.S. state of Michigan may face legal challenges not faced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Michigan, as is same-sex marriage
Detroit has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Menjo’s Hayloft Saloon & Woodward Cocktail Bar are the most famous gay friendly bars in Detroit, MI
Detroit is the largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname “Motor City.” Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history is on display at their original headquarters, Hitsville U.S.A.

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 1. Inn at 97 Winder 2* – Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit

Inn at 97 Winder
Inn at 97 Winder

Set in Detroit, Michigan, 1,300 feet from The Fillmore Detroit, Inn at 97 Winder features a sun terrace and views of the city. Free WiFi is available and private parking is available on site.

Every room comes with a flat-screen TV. All rooms include a seating area where you can relax and a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

This ornate B&B in an 1880s downtown mansion is an 8-minute walk from Grand Circus Park and 6 minutes’ walk from Ford Field stadium.

Featuring high ceilings, elegant, individually decorated rooms offer en suite bathrooms and Wi-Fi. Some also have Jacuzzi tubs and/or stadium views.

Breakfast is served in the informal dining room, while complimentary snacks and hot drinks are available. There’s also secured parking.

The Inn at 97 Winder is a Second Empire 10-room mansion, combining the splendor of Detroit’s glamorous past with every modern comfort and convenience to create a one-of-a-kind boutique inn. Guests enjoy such luxurious amenities as antique furnishings and art curated from across the globe, spa-quality bath products and high-thread-count linens. A peaceful massage room and well-equipped business center are also available. The Inn at 97 Winder is centrally located in historic Brush Park, across the street from Little Caesars Arena and Comerica Park, three blocks from Ford Field, a short walk from the Fox Theatre and only minutes from many other popular Detroit attractions.
A wonderful retreat for a weekend getaway. Romantic weekend in a beautifully restored Victorian mansion within walking distance of downtown/midtown Detroit attractions. Complementary evening brandy service was a plus, and it was nice to have a diverse clientele and staff.

The property is an old mansion with about twelve rooms which is within walking distance of downtown and pretty much next door to the baseball, American football and ice hockey stadium. It’s also close to the Q Line and various bus routes. First impression reminded me of the Chateau Tivoli in San Francisco.

Check in was friendly and straightforward. You’re given a key and a fob that gets you into the building through the rear, after hours.

My room was on the first floor and overlooked the quiet road out front. As it’s an old building and the windows in the room were quite small and also heavily draped, so even during the middle of the day, you needed to turn on a light. The room was a little dark. The room was a good size and the bathroom was very large. There was ample storage space and the furnishings were sympathetic to the age of the building. There was a smart TV which could allow you to use Netflix if you’ve an account.

Wifi was complimentary and decent speed. Toiletries were pleasant and plentiful.

This B&B is unusual in its approach to hospitality. You have complete access to the kitchen where you can help yourself to tea, coffee, bagels, use the fridge, microwave at anytime of day or night. Reviewers have mentioned the breakfast.

My experience was for the Saturday and Sunday there was bacon and waffles, after that Monday to Wednesday was oatmeal, cereal or bagels. I enjoyed the vibe though, of being treated as though I lived there rather than was just visiting. I could mooch about the kitchen, make a coffee, toast a bagel and flop on a chaise longue out in the beautifully furnished common areas and read my book.

Housekeeping seemed to only happen if you asked for it, or perhaps they were just careful not to disturb me. I couldn’t really tell. The air conditioning was controlled centrally and seemed to fluctuate between too warm and too cold. Bit it wasn’t unbearable.

This is not a chain hotel and it has it’s idiosyncrasies. It has its own charm and the staff all do their best to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable but ultimately, at over $200 a night, it’s not representing really good value for money. I’d recommend it if you want to stay in a boutique hotel that is beautiful, with intimate service and is close to downtown and you aren’t on a budget. Stay away if you prefer a place with 24 hour room service, buffet breakfast and a modern room in a big property.

Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit
Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit

How much does a room costs at Inn at 97 Winder  ?

Prices start 192$/night for Deluxe Suite. The Deluxe Queen Suite  is  259$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room includes a small refrigerator and a coffee maker. Microwaves are available upon request.

Where to book online – Inn at 97 Winder  – Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit MI  – you can find the best hotels deals in Detroit during Movement Electronic Music Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Detroit on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit Michigan

Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney
Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney

Located in the David Whitney building in downtown Detroit, this hotel features a bar and lounge for guests to relax, a fitness centre and free high speed WiFi. The hotel is less than 310.7 miles from The Fillmore, Fox Theatre and General Motors Headquarters.

A 42 inch flat-screen TV and beds with pillowtop mattresses are included in every room at the Aloft Detroit at David Whitney. Amenities like a coffee maker, refrigerator and desk are provided for guests’ convenience.

Guest services include a business centre, 24-hour front desk and concierge services. Guests can play billiards on-site or play a round of golf at a nearby golf course.

A quick bite at re:fuel by Aloft is available for guests’ hunger needs at any hour. The on-site w xyz bar offers cocktails, wine and snacks late into the night as well.

Overlooking Grand Circus Park, this chic hotel is a 2-minute walk from Detroit Opera House and 1.4 miles from the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Contemporary rooms have flat-screen TVs with plug-and-play hubs, free WiFi and desks with ergonomic chairs. They also include coffee makers and mini fridges, while bathrooms feature walk-in showers and designer toiletries.

There’s an airy lobby lounge with billiards, a trendy cocktail bar serving snacks, and a 24/7 gym. A business center and 8 meeting rooms are available. Parking and breakfast are extra.

Come stay with us in the beautifully restored David Whitney Building, in stylish accommodations at Aloft Detroit at The Whitney. Featuring a 4 story atrium, and rooms with views inside of Comerica Park, our hotel in Detroit, Michigan provides a springboard for you to explore our beloved downtown Detroit and surrounding areas.
The building is the closest hotel to Comerica Park, we have the only indoor People Mover station and countless dining and entertainment options are all within walking distance. Whether you’re coming for business or pleasure, we have you covered!
Wonderful old building turned into a hotel and residential space. Beautiful marble throughout! Front desk was very informative. About a 10-15 minute walk to Greektown. We were able to see Tiger stadium from our room.
The Aloft David Whitney is in the perfect location downtown. It seems to be centrally located between everything downtown. I think that the cost is because of the location. I walked everywhere during my entire stay. The hotel staff as well as the valet were great. My corner suite had excellent views of Tiger Stadium.
Great hotel in the heart of Detroit. Close to restaurants and Tiger Stadium. Beds were comfortable, room was spacious and staff very friendly. Bar located in the hotel was a bonus. The only negative was the extra fee for parking, but this is typical in most large cities.
 The lobby areas are very clean, spacious, and comfortable – from check in, to the gallery, to the bar, I felt safe throughout. My room was lovely, with a great view of Comerica park and convenient to shopping and outdoor dining.

Fantastic little center in the lobby (consistent with Aloft) that includes fresh food options along with packaged items to go. Coffee is unlimited, free, and fresh. I love that they have healthy, vegan options.

Fitness Center is pretty great. Larger than expected, and includes “2” Peloton bikes, which I was thrilled to see. Many of the higher-end hotels now include them, and I was really excited to see they had them. That alone would cause me to choose this property.

They upgraded my room to a Suite, which was beautifully appointed, with the vibrant, colorful decor you’d expect from this brand. Clean and spacious.

Very comfortable beds. I had an excellent night’s sleep, despite the proximity to the People Mover, rooms are quiet.

Great location if you are seeing a concert or sports event, literally a few blocks away.

Love this hotel, and will assuredly return when staying in Detroit.

Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit MI
Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit MI

How much does a room costs at Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney  ?

Prices start 217$/night for Guest Room, 1 King. The  Guest room, 2 Queen, Atrium view, High floor  is  227$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features air conditioning.

Where to book online – Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney  – Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit MI  – you can find the best hotels deals in Detroit during Movement Electronic Music Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Detroit on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Atheneum Suite Hotel 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Detroit

Atheneum Suite Hotel
Atheneum Suite Hotel

This Detroit hotel is located in the Greektown District, next to the Greektown Casino. The all-suite hotel offers free WiFi, free area shuttle service and an on-site restaurant & bar.

Atheneum Suite Hotel features 42-inch flat-screen TV and MP3 docking station in every spacious suiteSeparate sitting areas and room service during select hours are also available. A refrigerated mini-bar and in-room safe are available in all rooms.

A fitness center and concierge services are available at the Atheneum Suite Hotel, as well as a 24-hours business center and front desk. Banquet and meeting facilities are also features at this hotel.

Adjacent to a People Mover light rail station in Downtown, this modern all-suite hotel is 1 block from Greektown Casino and an 8-minute walk from the Ford Field stadium.

The suites offer sophisticated decor, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers, plus marble bathrooms with soaking tubs (some whirlpool). Upgraded suites feature kitchenettes with wet bars and dining areas.

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Detroit, The Atheneum is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its charming environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Atheneum makes it easy to enjoy the best of Detroit.

Rooms at The Atheneum Hotel provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at The Atheneum guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. You can also enjoy a fitness center and a lounge. Need a place to park? Parking is available at Atheneum Suite Hotel.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Detroit, Atheneum Suite Hotel is located a short distance from Ford Field (0.4 mi) and Little Caesars Arena (0.8 mi).

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Green Dot Stables, Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit, and Sweetwater Tavern, which are some pubs that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you’re looking for something to do, Detroit Downtown (0.3 mi), Detroit RiverFront (0.3 mi), and Greektown (0.1 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Atheneum Suite Hotel.

he rooms are at the hotel or some of the largest I have found anywhere. The staff at the hotel was very helpful and a nice feature is that they have a free shuttle that will take you anywhere within a 5 mile radius from the hotel. The shuttle is under utilized and therefore it’s always available and the drivers are very nice and helpful. The lobby is very large with impressive Greek reproduction paintings on the walls.

They have complimentary coffee, bagels, and pastries every morning as well as several newspapers at the Lobby. My room again was very spacious, impeccably clean, with comfortable beds. It had two LCD 42 inch televisions, one in the living room and another one on the bedroom. The bedroom had two queen size beds and very comfortable with expensive sheets and pillows. The Wifi connection with average but accessible anywhere in the hotel. Overall this was a very good stay.

The Atheneum is in a great location close to bars, restaurants and the People Mover. There is a complimentary shuttle that takes you within a 5 mile radius of the hotel as well. Staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. There isn’t a spa at this hotel which is a downside but for the value it’s hard to beat.

The Atheneum is located in a prime district, with a 10 minute walk to the Riverfront, a five minute walk to the metro station, and numerous restaurants nearby. The rooms are luxurious and comfortable, the bathrooms amazing. The pillows fluffy and comfy.

The van service was terrific, Captain Tony and Mr. Kirk were great help guiding me about the area, and dropping me off, picking me up. The area is fairly safe with lots of police patrol. It’s an interesting area with a mixture of old churches and new sky rises. There are a few “adult” clubs and other things that can be seen from the window, so not family friendly. In addition, the hotel itself is adult themed- with a larger than life depiction of Adam and Eve (?) with a fig leaf of sorts, in the entrance. There is no play area for kids, and breakfast is at a bar, and it’s a continental breakfast.

A unique layout in a grand hotelLarge rooms- a living space, separated bedroom space. Large spacious bathroom with lots of counter space. There are steps down to the bedroom. Quiet. What makes this hotel stand out is their superb service.

Everyone from the front desk to housekeeping to the doormen, yes, doorman/valet are friendly and there to make your stay the best possible. Everyone is knowledgeable and helpful. There is valet parking for which you pay a parking fee of $25 but they will discount to $15 per night. There is a restaurant attached- Fishbones.

There are several electrical outlets scattered around, though not always where you’d like them, e.g., not near the living room chair. The furnishings were not new, and there were small nicks and dings here and there, but the room was clean, which is more important. Some reviewers have commented about noise. Our room was near the elevator, and we could hear the bell when the elevator arrived on our floor, but only in the living room, and it didn’t bother us. The bedroom overlooked the People Mover monorail, but to us the noise was a soft hum that wasn’t annoying. (We’re from New York City, and we know real noise.)

A continental breakfast is included Monday through Friday. Pretty minimal: bagels, packaged muffins and pastries, cold cereal, instant oatmeal, apples, juice, coffee and tea. It’s served in the bar area, and the bartender (breakfast tender?) was very friendly and helpful. In fact, all the staff were super friendly and helpful.

A nice perk is the complimentary shuttle for trips up to five miles. We used it to go to the Detroit Institute of Art and return to the hotel, and I overheard someone scheduling it for a business meeting.

Valet parking cost $28 a day, in the garage across the street from the hotel. I think it was $3 less to park there all day individually, but the valet parking provided in-and-out privileges, and it was certainly convenient in the rain.

Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit Michigan
Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit Michigan

How much does a room costs at Atheneum Suite Hotel  ?

Prices start 235$/night for King Suite. The Queen Suite with Two Queen Beds is  335$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring skyline views, this suite includes a large marble bathroom with a deep soaking bathtub.

Where to book online – Atheneum Suite Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotels Detroit MI  – you can find the best hotels deals in Detroit during Movement Electronic Music Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Detroit on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.