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Belle Isle Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Belle Isle hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Belle Isle trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

Top Belle Isle Flight + Hotel Deals

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Courtyard By Marriott Detroit Downtown
The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Detroit Marriott Southfield
Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit - Livonia/Novi

2021 Belle Isle vacation deals

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Courtyard By Marriott Detroit Downtown
The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
The Townsend Hotel
Detroit Marriott Southfield

Top Hotels in Belle Isle

MotorCity Casino Hotel
MotorCity Casino Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI
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4.4/5Excellent! (4,804 reviews)

"Some areas closed due to the COVID 19. Not much to do other than gambling and nothing outside of the casino or hotel."…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

MotorCity Casino Hotel
Atheneum Suite Hotel
Atheneum Suite Hotel
4 out of 5
1000 Brush Avenue, Detroit, MI
The price is $175 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,217 reviews)

"Okay the room was very nice and very clean , there wasn’t any loud music or anything very peaceful"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Atheneum Suite Hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Detroit Metro Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Detroit Metro Airport
3 out of 5
30847 Flynn Drive, Romulus, MI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $67 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.1/5Very Good! (1,055 reviews)

"Very clean room. The room has very good vantilation (it seems the air condition is independent for each room). Safe for trip!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Detroit Metro Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Belle Isle

Belle Isle

This immense island park not far from downtown has impressive architecture, outstanding views of the Detroit skyline and lots of green space for relaxing. Detroit’s Belle Isle is a beautiful natural space in the middle of the Detroit River. It offers a range of public facilities including sporting fields, a beach and conservatory. The 982-acre (397-hectare) park was designed by Frederick Olmsted, a renowned American landscape designer who also worked on Boston’s “Emerald Necklace.”

Take in Olmsted’s design with a jog or stroll through the grounds. There are three lakes and a lagoon, as well as plenty of space for picnics and facilities for barbecues. Kids will love the playground with tunnels and swings, and it won’t take them long to hunt down the park’s giant slide. They’ll also enjoy the waterslide at the Belle Isle beach, the only beach along the Detroit River.

Sports fans can get their fix over by the old Field House, where there are volleyball courts, and baseball, rugby and soccer fields. Golfers can tee off on the full-length driving range or practice on the putting and chipping greens. See fallow deer, several species of turtle and all kinds of amphibians at the Belle Isle Nature Zoo. There’s also a butterfly garden and a nature trail around Blue Herron Lagoon.

Visit the Gothic-style aquarium to admire the architecture and fish native to the Great Lakes area. Wander over to the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory to see the orchid collection, fernery and rose garden. Boat enthusiasts will be rapt with the hands-on exhibits and one of the world’s largest collections of scale models at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

Walking around the park you’ll notice landmarks like the James Scott Memorial Fountain and two cannons captured from the British in 1812.

Belle Isle is open every day of the week. Operating hours for facilities vary, so call ahead or check the website for details. By car, the park is about 15 minutes from downtown. Public transportation doesn’t go onto the island.