Carlos Quirarte

Shinola Hotel

with Carlos Quirarte
  • Where:Detroit, Michigan

  • Why:The new Shinola Hotel is so great who could resist a visit to Detroit in February?

  • When:February 2019

  • Who:Me, my wife and daughter.

Highs & Lows

  • Location - right in the heart of downtown Detroit, the hotel is perfectly situated to encourage you to explore the city’s rich history. Ask the staff for suggestions - I found them to be very welcoming!

  • Art - upon entering, you will find a collection of art on the walls of the Living Room of the hotel. Whether you choose to pass through or sit and grab a drink in the space, the art will leave you energized and inspired.

  • Design - Shinola Hotel offers a unique experience - it feels residential, yet luxurious and it all takes place in two historical buildings. Shinola Hotel is a uniquely Detroit experience, so if you’ve never been to the Motor City, this is to the place to stay!

    The Barometer

    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Plastic Free

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    Total: 50/50

    Important Bits

    • Type

      A mid-century modern paradise that combines a legacy of craftsmanship and timeless design with the true spirit of Detroit and hospitable service all curated in a luxury, boutique hotel.

    • Vibe

      Cozy and modern chic meets timeless elegance.

    • Location

      The location is central, nestled in the heart of historic downtown Detroit. By walking a few feet outside, I am met with specially-curated shopping options at Parker’s Alley, a retail alley introducing a mix of global and homegrown businesses.

    • Rooms

      129, with 50 different room configurations providing a unique sense of place with loft-style windows for views of the city and natural light accompanied by thoughtful modern design.

    • Year Opened

      2019

    • Designed By

      Shinola Hotel is the result of a partnership between Shinola and Bedrock, designed by Gachot Studios and Kraemer Design Group. Bedrock, is a local real estate firm specializing in the development of urban cores. The group has a strong presence in downtown Detroit with work that varies from residential to retail spaces to revitalize the city.

    • Pool/Gym

      Gym

    • Restaurant

      Visit San Morello for savory, southern Italian dishes. Treat yourself with a divine Osso Bucco or legendary lamb meatballs. Chef Andrew Carmellini outdid himself here!

    • Bar

      Choose between the Evening Bar, a cozy cocktail lounge or the Living Room for a classic cocktail surrounded by modern art.

    • Minibar

      Yes! Shinola Cola, Great Lakes Chips, Vernor’s Ginger Ale (a Detroit classic), and local craft beers.

    • Wifi

      Complimentary WiFi.

    • Children

      Bring the whole family, including the dog!

    • Price

      Luxury, but the experience is well worth it!

    The Belt is an alley, lined with art on its walls, widely visited for its nightlife offerings. You’ll find plenty of bars and dining options on this strip, as well as a crowd of Detroiters!

    The Belt

    The BELT, The Belt, Detroit, MI, USA

    The Belt is an alley, lined with art on its walls, widely visited for its nightlife offerings. You’ll find plenty of bars and dining options on this strip, as well as a crowd of Detroiters!

    The Shinola Hotel is connected to an alley you can stroll through where you will be met with a mix of shops and homegrown businesses. Don’t forget to visit the Shinola store!

    Parker’s Alley

    Parkers Alley, Detroit, MI, USA

    The Shinola Hotel is connected to an alley you can stroll through where you will be met with a mix of shops and homegrown businesses. Don’t forget to visit the Shinola store!

    Here you will find groundbreaking and contemporary exhibitions on display. You will be inspired by work that pushes the boundaries and contributes to Detroit’s creative presence. Do not leave Detroit without stopping by!

    Library Street Collective

    Library Street Collective, Library Street, Detroit, MI, USA

    Here you will find groundbreaking and contemporary exhibitions on display. You will be inspired by work that pushes the boundaries and contributes to Detroit’s creative presence. Do not leave Detroit without stopping by!

    Shinola Hotel

    Shinola Hotel, Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, USA

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