Rooftop Urban Cabins

Built high atop the El Moore, our four rooftop urban cabins are the perfect getaway in the heart of the city. They are a favorite among guests looking for a unique staycation in Detroit. The cabins feature many reclaimed materials original to our 1898 building, as well as some of the El Moore’s 21st century innovations. Guests will enjoy beds custom made by a Detroit furniture maker, poured concrete countertops and stunning views of Midtown and Downtown Detroit from private balconies. Each of our Cabins is appointed with either queen or king sized beds, kitchenettes, plenty of storage, and boast an abundance of natural light from multiple windows. In addition, the Cabins are key to our sustainability practices – their sloped roofs are the perfect home for our photovoltaic solar panels and direct rainwater into a 4500 gallon cistern to water our native landscaping.

Queen Cabins



The Moonbeam and Sunrise Cabins offer stunning views of downtown Detroit that guests will enjoy from panoramic windows and oversized private decks. The Queen size bed – custom made from materials reclaimed from the building renovation – accommodates up to two guests. With a walk-in shower, a kitchenette, and ample storage, the cabins are the perfect getaway in the heart of the city.
Starting at $210/night

King Cabins



Our largest rooms, the Starlight and Twilight Cabins offer panoramic views of Midtown and New Center as well as private balconies. Custom made from materials reclaimed from the building renovation, the King size bed accommodates up to two guests. An optional Queen pullout sofa allows for up to two additional guests (w/ an additional nightly fee). With a walk-in shower, kitchenette, seating area, and ample storage, the cabins are the perfect getaway in the heart of the city.
Starting at $225/night


Sustainable Features

Solar Panels Front

Helpful Details

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.