Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney

Detroit, USA

The hotel

In Downtown Detroit stands the historic David Whitney Building, and inside, the Aloft Detroit. Representing America's Golden Age, the landmark building underwent a two-year renovation to be restored back to its former glory, but of course adding in modern elements along the way including the w xyz bar and a state-of-the-art fitness centre for Aloft guests to enjoy. With easy access to transport links, you'll be in the ideal spot to explore the 'Motor City'.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In Downtown Detroit, next to the Grand Circus Park and with easy access to the Detroit People Mover and Q-Line. Within walking distance to local restaurants and bars. Transfer time from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

136 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, TV, alarm clock, complimentary bottled water, tea/coffee making facilities, iron and board, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer and microwave. Standard Rooms are 316–429 sq ft and have either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Standard Room City View are 423–465 sq ft and have views of Downtown Detroit, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Standard Room Atrium View are 349–465 sq ft and are located on higher floors, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Suite City View are 554 sq ft and have a separate living area and views of Detroit, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

w xyz bar (snack menu and full drinks menu, including cocktails). re:Fuel (grab-and-go food). Local restaurant dinner delivery service*. Convenience store. 24-hour fitness centre. Woodhouse Day Spa*. Yoga classes*. Concierge. Valet/dry cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking $30 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location! Beautiful lobby.

Jul 30, 2021 Harris F Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The lobby is stunning. Cannot beat this location. Next block is Buddys. Ten minute walk to Greektown. Near Tigers and Lions venues. Safe area. Room was very spacious, and had an extra area with a pull out for our son. Breakfast choices are good. Staff was very friendly. Valet parking.
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Jul 11, 2021 H1135MWmonicac Chula Vista, California

Beautiful building, friendly staff. We were upgraded to a city view room which was greatly appreciated after our long travel day. The room was clean, nice space for three of us. Within walking distance to many restaurants, Greek town, just across from the baseball stadium. Highly recommended.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best place for a drink

Jul 1, 2021 rtrowbridge

After a long week of staying at a family brand property, we found this gem on our last night. We had two amazing bartenders Jessica & Dina! The atmosphere, food and drinks were great, but having staff that knows how to treat and take care of people is priceless. Next trip we are requesting this hotel and never again the other! Give it a shot,… Read more
After a long week of staying at a family brand property, we found this gem on our last night. We had two amazing bartenders Jessica & Dina! The atmosphere, food and drinks were great, but having staff that knows how to treat and take care of people is priceless. Next trip we are requesting this hotel and never again the other! Give it a shot, you won’t be disappointed. These ladies are an asset and deserve to know and be recognized. Read less
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Jun 29, 2021 alantC2210MP

Was in the Downtown Detroit area and decided to get out of the rain at the WXYZ bar inside Aloft and had the best time with the bartender, Jessica! She took care of us and made sure the drinks stayed cold and served them with a smile! Make sure if you’re in the area or staying at Aloft, you go and see her!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel and great location

Jun 29, 2021 Cubsfan_1974 Aurora, IL

We recently stayed at the David Whitney for four nights, and it's a beautiful old building. The lobby is gorgeous and there are many beautiful old details throughout the hotel. Our King room was spacious and clean. The rooms are very modern and sparsely decorated, but with a few nice touches (like the old clock). There are soap and shampoo… Read more
We recently stayed at the David Whitney for four nights, and it's a beautiful old building. The lobby is gorgeous and there are many beautiful old details throughout the hotel. Our King room was spacious and clean. The rooms are very modern and sparsely decorated, but with a few nice touches (like the old clock). There are soap and shampoo dispensers in the shower, and the bathroom is a separated shower/toilet and sink area. There is a coffee maker in the room, of course, but the hotel also has free coffee (reg and decaf) and tea in the lobby every morning. They also offer some other breakfast options that you can purchase. The staff was so nice and friendly every day. We did valet for our car and at $34/night, we thought that was a great price for a downtown area. The valet service is also rather fast. The hotel has a nice lounge/bar, too. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Detroit just a few blocks from Comerica Park and Ford Field. Also easy walking to Campus Martius Park and the riverfront (which is a beautiful walk that I'd highly recommend... make sure you go to the nature reserve part!). Many great restaurants and shops nearby, too. Most importantly, the hotel is quiet, even in the heart of downtown. We were on the 4th floor, and we barely heard any outside noise. The hotel is connected to a People Mover station, but it was closed during our stay. Maybe due to Covid? Not sure. At under $200/night, I thought it was a great deal for a great hotel. Read less