The Townsend Hotel

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100 Townsend Street Birmingham, MI 48009

Need dates

  • 07/22/202407/24/2024
  • 08/07/202408/11/2024
  • 08/18/202408/20/2024


Forbes Travel Guide


Forbes Four Star 2022,2021-2013 -AAA Four Diamond for 33 years running Including 2022 Trip Advisor -Travelers Choice Award 2022 -Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence 2022-2014 Forbes Travel -Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® AAA 2022 Inspector's Best Housekeeping Award Wine Spectator "Best of Award or Excellence 2022 2020 Conde Nast Travelers Readers Choice Award -Rugby Grille Restaurant-Only Forbes rated restaurant in Michigan "2021 - 2012-2019 Rugby Grille 2021 - AAA's Four Diamond Rating -WIne Spectator Award for Rugby Grille 2021, 20, 19, 2013-2018 -Wine Spectator “Two-Glass Award” 2021 -6 years running since 2016 -2017 “Best Hotel in Michigan” by TRAVEL AND LEISURE Magazine -2017 - user reviews-Purewow names The Townsend Hotel Best Hotel in Michigan -2016 " The Townsend Hotel: Travel + Leisure names us Best Hotel in Michigan -2017 Open Table - Diners Choice Award -2015 "500 The World's Best Hotel Awards" by TRAVEL + LEISURE Magazine -Conde Nast Traveler: Best in the World 2012, 13, 14, -Conde Nast -2015 Top 15 Hotels in the Midwest

Venue Highlights


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (local)
  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (garden)
  • Voicemail box


  • Extended stay
  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Pet friendly
  • Rental car service
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

AV capabilities

  • AV equipment
  • High speed internet
  • Onsite AV staff

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Spa or salon

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Piano
  • Portable heaters
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Getting Here

DIRECTIONS TO THE TOWNSEND HOTEL FROM DETROIT METROPOLITAN AIRPORT(DTW): -Take I-94 East to the Southfield Freeway (M-39) North (5.7 mi) -Follow Southfield Freeway until it turns into Southfield Rd. (14.9 mi) -Head north on Southfield Rd. until it dead-ends at Maple (5.9 mi) -Turn Right on Maple (0.3 mi) -Follow 4 blocks to Pierce and turn Right (0.2 mi) -Follow 3 blocks to Townsend St. and turn right. The hotel will be directly on the right hand side (0.1 mi)


  • Paid parking
  • Valet parking
  • Street parking
  • Bus parking

Distance from airport

  • 28 mi. from venue

The Townsend Hotel Meeting Space

Total meeting space15,906 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms15
Largest room4,920 sq. ft.
Second largest room3,695 sq. ft.
Space (Private)8,758 sq. ft.
Space (Semi-private)4,500 sq. ft.

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms150
Single (1 bed)83
Double (2 beds)12
Tax rate6%
Occupancy rate3.5%

Local Attractions

Birmingham, Michigan

0 mi. away
The Townsend Hotel is located in the City of Birmingham, just north of downtown Detroit, a vibrant and prosperous upscale community. The village is charming with tree-lined neighborhoods, shopping and dining infused with a thriving business district. A small town as well as an affluent urban area, Birmingham has a lively, pedestrian-friendly downtown that offers one of the midwest's premiere shopping districts. Comprised of nearly 300 retailers, downtown Birmingham offers a wonderfully diverse assortment of fashion boutiques, restaurants, gift stores, jewelers, salons, spas, antique shops, and art galleries. Movie theatres and a centrally located park complete the city center. Located along Woodward Avenue, Michigan’s Main Street, Birmingham is centrally located within Oakland County and Metro Detroit.
Birmingham, MI, US 48009

Comerica Park

19 mi. away
This stadium is home to the MLB Detroit Tigers.
2100 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI, US

Birmingham Dining, Shopping, Recreation

Our city appreciates art and culture in its many forms. Visitors to Birmingham can spend a summer evening listening to a concert in the park, attend one of our many festivals or music concerts, take a Sunday morning stroll at the Farmers' Market, browse our galleries, or take in the latest movies at one of our two theatres. Our recreational amenities are plentiful, with over 20 parks offering passive and active recreational opportunities. Tennis courts, two municipal golf courses, baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, playground equipment and picnic areas await you in Birmingham. A wooded trail system, urban bike paths and the Rouge River all wind their way through the heart of the City. There truly is a lot to explore and do in Birmingham, come experience us today!
100 Townsend Street
Birmingham, MI, US 48009

DTE Energy Music Theatre (Pine Knob)

19 mi. away
Concerts and family shows featuring top entertainers are hosted at this outdoor amphitheater. Capacity of 15,274.
7774 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI, US 48348

Little Caesars Arena

18 mi. away
Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI is the new home of The Detroit Red Wings NHL Hockey Team and The Detroit Pistons NBA Basketball Team. The following games, concerts and events are taking place.
2645 Woodward Ave
MI, US 48201

Ford Field

19 mi. away
This stadium is home to the NFL Detroit Lions.
200 Brush Street
Detroit, MI, US

M1 Concourse

7 mi. away
M1 Concourse is an 87-acre playground for auto enthusiasts that includes a secure community of 250+ Private Garages and a state-of-the-art 1.5-mile Performance Track with its own private Motorsports Club. M1 is a place where enthusiasts can keep, show and exercise their vehicles in the company of other enthusiasts and enjoy unforgettable experiences in a social setting unavailable to people who keep their cars at home or in a traditional storage facility. Plans for the development also include an open-air experiential walkable village of auto-focused retail businesses with year-round entertainment programming open to the public, including car shows, concerts, celebrity speakers, product demonstrations and more. In short, M1 Concourse will become the epicenter of all things automotive in metro Detroit and provide the largest concentration of auto enthusiasts in the world a venue to enjoy their passion with friends and family.
164 South Blvd W
Pontiac, MI, US 48341

GM Tech Center & National Historic Landmark

Business district
14 mi. away
GM (General Motors) Technical Center located in Warren, MI, is the pinnacle business center of engineering, design and advance technology. It is also home to the National Historic Landmark bestowed upon the GM Technical Center campus because it possesses national significance as one of the most important works of modernist architect , Eero Saarinen. When the GM Tech Center was dedicated in 1956, it was the pinnacle of engineering, design and advance technology, and marked Saarinen’s emergence onto the international stage as an architect, planner and designer of total environments. Directly behind the landmark is the Wall of Water Fountain, which pumps 6,000 gallons of water per minute to create a 115-foot wide, 55-foot high “wall of water.” And, the GM Design Center borders the lake on the south end of the footprint. General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. Global Headquarters located in Detroit, MI
30001 Van Dyke
Warren, MI, US 48093


The Townsend Hotel is a Forbes Four Star and AAA 4-Diamond hotel, as well as a perennial favorite on the Travel & Leisure "Top 500 Hotels" and "Best Hotels in Each State". Just read our abundance of guest comments like this one ~Best Hotel in the Midwest ~ "Townsend Hotel is by far the best is the Midwest. People from all over the world come and stay at the Townsend Hotel when visiting in the Greater Detroit Area. It is a must see, I stayed here for nine months and I know first hand". The Townsend Hotel offers group rates for blocks accommodating 6 to 100 rooms. The Townsend Hotel has a number of superior meeting and event facilities to accommodate gatherings from 5 to 500 people, including the Townsend Ballroom (4,900 sq.ft), which has been home to thousands of meetings and events. The brand new, Clancy Room adds intimate luxury event space, offering a multi-use setting for group dining, private meeting and intimate events. With an emphasis on exemplary customer service that exceeds visitor expectations at every turn, The Townsend’s modern luxury setting is home to everything from “brokering the deal” power breakfasts, to intimate special occasion meals, professional networking events, business conferences, personal life milestone celebrations, luxury vacations and staycations…and everything in between. Another guests writes ~ "Another wonderful stay" ~ "I am a frequent visitor to The Townsend Hotel. It is easily the best hotel in the area. The service, rooms and food are all excellent -- what you would expect from a 5 star hotel. It has a wonderful location with many nice restaurants nearby -- though I recommend eating breakfast in - great room service. My most recent stay particularly stood out due to the impressive service and thoughtfulness". A haven for the most discerning travelers, its splendid combination of amenities and service are well known in the Detroit Region near Troy, Auburn Hills, Rochester, Bloomfield Hills, Pontiac, Farmington, Southfield, Warren, Sterling Heights, Novi and Detroit's busiest business hubs. The Townsend Hotel is a gem of modern European elegance, tucked away amidst the pleasing parks, sophisticated designer shops, bistros with indoor and outdoor dining, and nationally acclaimed art galleries. Voted - T+L WORLDS BEST -The Best Hotel in Every State - "The Townsend Hotel in Michigan “A five-star hotel on the outskirts of Detroit that offers the best service, accommodations, restaurant, and surroundings in Michigan.” More concisely, another T+L reader called it “the best place to stay in Michigan, period!”


High season
Shoulder season
Low season
Jan 19 – Mar 31

Additional Information

Set in the beautiful setting of Birmingham, ranked 3rd in a new study listing the top ten cities to live in Michigan - The Townsend often hears the sentiment of this review "Great Experience staying at the Townsend Hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. They were always accommodating. Everything is very upscale. The rooms and facilities are all excellent. Another great thing about the hotel is it's location. It is located in Downtown Birmingham. This makes it only a short walk to numerous restaurants, bars, and specialty shops"