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Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Suburban Detroit European-style hotel in Birmingham

Small-town charm

With 150 rooms, the Townsend Hotel Birmingham/Detroit fits neatly into the suburban Detroit small-town setting of Birmingham, a quaint home to a variety of shops, restaurants, galleries, and theaters, just 19 miles from Detroit.

Fine food, fitness

Townsend Hotel Birmingham/Detroit's Rugby Grille maintains a reputation as one of Michigan's great restaurants, serving American-Continental cuisine; a 24-hour fitness center offers individual headsets with TV monitors.

Comfortable Elegance

300-thread-count Egyptian-cotton linens with down duvets and pillows establish a sense of elegant comfort. Bathrooms include terry-cloth bathrobes, marble soaking tubs, and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The suburban Townsend Hotel Birmingham/Detroit is 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from Detroit Zoological Park and 8 miles (13.7 kilometers) from Detroit Institute of Arts.

In addition to the highly-regarded Rugby Grille, the Townsend also offers The Corner, a New York-inspired lounge with light fare; the Townsend Bakery, serving European-style pastries; and afternoon tea in the lobby. Additionally, selections from the Rugby Grille's menu are available through 24-hour room service.

15,000 square feet (1,393 square meters) of flexible meeting space is available, including a ballroom that can accommodate up to 360 people. Banquet or leather boardroom chairs furnish 8 meeting rooms, which are decorated with crystal chandeliers and cherry wood paneling. The concierge is available 24 hours a day to advise guests on local entertainment options.

In the business center, high-speed Internet access is complimentary, as well as 3 computer workstations, copying, and scanning machines. Complimentary newspapers are provided in the lobby.

This is a smoke-free property. Fines apply for violations.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM/banking
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business center
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Computer station
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 15,000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1394
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness facilities
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting rooms 4
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Total number of rooms - 150
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Year Built 1988
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 9.95 USD per day ), Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 9.95 USD per day )

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cable TV service
  • Climate control
  • Free newspaper
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • LCD TV
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Pay movies
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
  • WiFi (surcharge)
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Where to Eat

Rugby Grille- Gourmet dining room decorated with cherry wood paneling and marble fireplace. Adjacent full bar. Offers American-Continental cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Lighter fare available late afternoons and late evenings. Weekend brunch.

The Corner- New York-inspired urban-style bar. Modern décor with mahogany, mosaics and mirrors. Small-plate, Asian-inspired light fare. Open late afternoon to late night. The Corner is closed Sunday-Tuesday, but remains available for private functions.

The Tea Lobby- Afternoon tea served in the hotel's elegant lobby Tuesdays through Saturdays. Fare includes finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, lemon curd, a selection of fine teas. Reservations required.

The Townsend Bakery- European-style breads, tortes, and pastries. Primarily for take-out, but a few seats and tables provided. Open Tuesday-Saturday early morning to early afternoon.

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Nearby Things to Do

Open 24 hours, the hotel's 1,100 square foot, mirror-walled fitness center offers recumbent bikes, elliptical cross-trainers, weight machines, treadmills, free weights, and step machines.

The Pine Trace Golf Club is located 6.5 miles from the hotel. Designed by Arthur Hills, the 18-hole course covers 193 wooded acres.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

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Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

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Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 24.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 150.00 per accommodation, per stay plus USD 5.00 one-time cleaning fee
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 20.00 per stay
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 10.00 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD $20.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
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