El Moore Lodge
sustainable urban lodging
Located in Midtown, Detroit and nestled within the vibrant Cass Corridor neighborhood, the El Moore Lodge offers overnight accommodations in a sustainably-renovated 1898 building shared with long-term residents. Guests will delight in the mix of historic and reclaimed features, such as original hardwood floors, ash paneling, and reclaimed subway tile. Sustainable technologies like geothermal heating and cooling, photovoltaic solar panels, and a super-insulated building envelope help us meet our comfort and conservation goals. Whether you’re traveling from afar or seeking a one-of-a-kind staycation, we look forward to welcoming you to Detroit and offering you a place to call home while you’re here.
A distinctly modern take on the rustic cabin. Built high atop the El Moore, our four Rooftop Urban Cabins boast kitchenettes, private balconies, and spectacular views of Midtown, downtown Detroit, and beyond. With many reclaimed, reused, and sustainably-designed features and furnishings, they’re the perfect getaway in the heart of the city. Starting at $210
Located on the Lodge’s main floor, our four Parkview rooms feature an abundance of natural light, historic hardwood floors, and unique furnishings. They are adjacent to the El Moore’s beautifully restored parlor, where guests can relax, take refreshments, and connect with the El Moore’s resident community. Starting at $135
Located on the lower level of the El Moore, our two Garden Level rooms feature cozy twin bunk beds, perfect for solo travelers or those traveling with a companion. The Holly and Hawthorn rooms have plenty of natural light and dedicated bathrooms. They include all the amenities of the El Moore Lodge, at a budget-friendly rate. Starting at $85
(3 night minimum)
Tucked away for maximum privacy on the Lodge’s main floor is our residence suite. With its full kitchen, spacious washroom, and abundance of natural light, the suite is a superb option for guests needing longer stays. Starting at $170 with discounts for extended stays
Give someone special the gift of an unforgettable experience. We offer two eGift Certificate options — a custom dollar amount OR a one night stay in a Rooftop Urban Cabin. Our eGift Certificates can be purchased online and are delivered by email.
complimentary continental breakfast
Check-in is 3pm to 7pm. Due to our small size, we do not have staff on-site after 8pm. If your travel plans will not allow you to arrive during these hours, please contact us prior to making a reservation so that we can discuss the possibility of a late check-in.
Check-out is at 11am. Please help us ensure that incoming guests can check into their accommodations without delay by checking out on time. At the moment, we cannot accommodate late check-outs.
We ask that a deposit in the amount of 50% of the total reservation be made at booking. The remainder is due at check-in.
A small lodge such as ours is greatly affected by cancellations and we ask for your understanding and consideration of our policy. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact us as soon as possible. Please be aware that if you cancel with:
7 days notice or more: 100% of your booking deposit will be refunded to you.
Fewer than 7 days notice: Your booking deposit will be retained, but the balance will not be charged.
Fewer than 2 days notice: Your booking deposit will be retained and the balance for the reservation will be charged.
Guests are highly encouraged to purchase traveler’s insurance to help mitigate losses in the event of an emergency cancellation.
** Please contact us to reschedule your stay if you need to cancel due to Covid-19. We are happy to work with you on moving your reservation.
The El Moore Lodge has secure, gated parking available for guests. Parking is complimentary during your stay.
The El Moore Lodge is a non-smoking property. We reserve the right to charge a flat-rate cleaning fee of $180 if there is smoking in the room.
While we love animals, we unfortunately cannot accommodate any pets at the Lodge, with the exception of service animals. We are very lucky to have a wonderful dog daycare, Canine to Five, within a few blocks of our Lodge. They may be a great option for you if you are traveling with a pet.
All kids are of course welcome. However, they must be accompanied by an adult 18 years old and over on the property and inside the Lodge at all times. We regret that we are unable to provide rollaway beds or cribs at this time.
Here at the El Moore we follow a triple-bottom line approach, striving for environmental stewardship, community well-being, and economic resilience in each of our actions. From highly efficient energy systems to extensive material reuse to responsible water management, the El Moore is designed to minimize our impact on the planet.
Our goal is to use 80% less energy and produce 80% less waste than a typical hotel. We also care about a healthy and diverse community of guests, residents, team members, and neighbors. At the Lodge, we prioritize hiring Detroiters and pay our employees a living wage.
Whether you call it Cass Farms, the Cass Corridor, or Midtown, our neighborhood is a thriving, vibrant community of residents and small businesses as well as some of Michigan’s most cherished and storied institutions.
Known for its walkability, Midtown Detroit is home to internationally renowned jewels like the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Detroit Public Library, as well as distinguished learning and research institutions such as Wayne State University, The College for Creative Studies, and the Detroit Medical Center. Visitors to the El Moore Lodge will be just steps away from a large and growing number of shops, cafes, restaurants and grocery stores in a walkable, historic district that is at the forefront of Detroit’s ongoing revitalization.