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The Townsend Hotel

100 Townsend Street | Birmingham, MI 48009 [SHOW ON MAP]
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Recommended


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  • Fitness Center

How it Ranks: The Townsend Hotel ranks #5 out of 24 Detroit Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews.

Our Take: This four-star hotel huddles in Birmingham, Mich. — a northern suburb of Detroit and just about a 30-minute drive away. Guests say The Townsend cultivates a classy atmosphere with its afternoon high tea and attentive service staff. Still, some recent guests say the aging hotel, especially its dated rooms, could use a facelift. Despite the antiquated room decor, recent guests do applaud the 300-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and the spacious marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs. Aside from the digs, Townsend also boasts several dining options including the well-regarded Rugby Grille, though guests report Birmingham offers a wide variety of restaurants worth tasting.

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 24 hotels in Detroit, 11 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Detroit. The 10 closest to The Townsend Hotel are shown on the map below. These include The Westin Southfield Detroit (5.0 miles) and The Royal Park Hotel (10.4 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

The Townsend Hotel is 14.9 miles from the #1 ranked Detroit attraction, Detroit Institute of the Arts. Of the five top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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Motown Historical Museum

Motown Historical Museum

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