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Get an overview of this hotelSuburban 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.

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.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

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


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 )


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

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

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.


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.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 


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

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Payment types


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


Hotel Name

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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