The Townsend Hotel

100 Townsend St | Birmingham, MI 48009-6068  [SEE MAP]Birmingham, MI  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Well-appointed guest rooms, friendly staff and tasty cuisine
While standard Wi-Fi is free, there is a daily fee for premium Wi-Fi access
Located in Birmingham, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit, The Townsend Hotel impresses guests with its classy atmosphere, afternoon high tea service and attentive staff. Recent guests compliment the newly renovated rooms that feature 300-thread-count Frette sheets, 49-inch TVs, Bose radios, white noise machines and spacious marble bathrooms. Aside from the digs, The Townsend also boasts the well-regarded Rugby Grille Restaurant, a fitness center with Peloton bikes and in-room spa treatments. Recent guests also appreciated the pet-friendly rooms. The only downside, according to past visitors, is the fee for premium in-room Wi-Fi access.
Birmingham, MI
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 150 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Opulent
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families, Solo travelers


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards



The luxury hotel, built in 1988, boasts 150 rooms and suites with marble bathrooms, banquet facilities adorned with glittering chandeliers, an afternoon tea and a delicious restaurant featuring American-Continental cuisine, The Rugby Grille. The hotel is dog-friendly, so no need to leave your four-legged friend at home.

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Stately and sophisticated brick hotel with European-style interiors, in a posh Detroit suburb that's convenient to the city.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1121 have reviewed the The Townsend Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1121 reviews 4.5 (based on 1121 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at The Townsend Hotel are decorated with luxurious amenities, including a full marble bathroom with deep soaking tub, goose-down pillows, Frette sheets and custom Italian duvet covers. Other in-room amenities include large flat-screen TVs, a Bose Wave radio and spacious work desks.
  • Standard Wi-Fi is free, and premium Wi-Fi access is available for a daily fee of $6

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Townsend Hotel is located in Birmingham, Michigan, which is located about 20 miles north of Detroit. The hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Birmingham, close to many shops, restaurants and entertainment options. Birmingham is a quaint, quiet area, and the hotel is surrounded by businesses and homes.
  • About 29 miles north of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
  • Shuttle transportation is available for an additional fee that can be added to your final hotel bill
  • 24-hour valet parking ($28)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Rugby Grille Restaurant at The Townsend Hotel offers European cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in an upscale environment. There is also an on-site bakery and a daily afternoon tea, which requires a reservation.

    Number of restaurants1

    Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast


    While there is no on-site spa, this hotel does offer in-room spa treatments from Spa Mariana. Services include a variety of massages, aromatherapy and Thai bodywork.

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna


      Complimentary cribs are available; rollaway beds are available in some rooms for a daily fee of $20.
      • Childrens menus available
      • Babysitting services can be arranged through the concierge
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs


      The 24-hour fitness center is equipped with cardio and weight-training equipment. If you forget your workout attire, you can purchase some from Level Multisport of Birmingham, available through the concierge.
      • Individually controlled televisions are installed within cardio machines
      • Towels provided
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      There are two boardrooms at The Townsend Hotel that are ideal for business meetings. Additional business and event spaces are available, including a ballroom, party room and convertible event space that can be divided into nine different areas.
      • There is a 24-business center with complimentary internet access
      • On-site catering provided for meetings and events

      Number of meeting rooms8

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available