Allison Reiber DiLiegro

The Siren Hotel

with Allison Reiber DiLiegro
  • Where:Detroit, Michigan

  • Why:Scouting galleries, cocktail bars and noodle shops for Opla, my travel newsletter with Ling Luke.

  • When:June 2019

  • Who:Me and my co-explorer, Ling.

Highs & Lows

  • The lobby is one of the most stylish (and yes, Instagrammable) that we’ve ever seen.

  • We couldn’t resist stopping in the expertly-curated shop every time we passed by.

  • With open WiFi, a communal table and Populace Coffee, the lobby is a popular place for cool locals to work.

  • Candy Bar is a surefire way to elevate your nightcap.

  • The smaller rooms have limited storage, so you might find yourself stepping over your suitcase if you don’t pack light.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Plastic Free

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A romantic revival of one of Detroit’s most iconic buildings.

  • Vibe

    Lush and romantic Hollywood throwback.

  • Location

    In the heart of downtown Detroit, just a couple blocks from the Shinola Hotel.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    A vibey Spotify playlist worth asking for (but we forgot).

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By


  • Pool/Gym

    No, but there’s a yoga studio nearby and a great running path a short jog away.

  • Restaurant

    No restaurant yet, but there is an outpost of Populace Coffee, a Michigan favorite, in the lobby. The restaurant – a fresh take on a classic American greasy spoon – is set to open this year.

  • Bar

    Is there ever. Candy Bar is a beautiful jewel box of a cocktail bar, with pink velvet banquettes, a disco ball and a 1,500-pound Murano glass chandelier.

  • Minibar

    There’s no fridge but rooms are stocked with snacks, including a Marou chocolate bar that didn’t make it out alive.

  • Wifi

    Yes, in the room and the lobby.

  • Children

    We saw a few kids coming and going, but The Siren Hotel is a playground for adults.

  • Price

    Reasonable for all that style.

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Must Bring

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