Parkview Rooms

Located on the lodge’s main floor, within the footprint of one of the El Moore’s original residences, our four unique Parkview rooms allow guests to experience just how comfortable a sustainably renovated, 19th century building can be. Each room features 9 foot ceilings and original hardwood floors, as well as an abundance of natural light through large, historic windows. Parkview rooms are appointed with ample storage space and en-suite bathrooms.

Meanwhile, hidden from view are some of the El Moore’s thoughtful sustainability features. A super insulated envelope and geothermal wells for heating and cooling ensure an unsurpassed level of comfort no matter the season, while the air handling systems supply our rooms with constant fresh air.

Most importantly, these rooms are adjacent to our beautiful, historically restored parlor, the heart of the El Moore. The parlor is a space where guests can relax, take refreshments, and connect with the El Moore’s resident community.

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Interior view of Varney Gardenview room at the El Moore Lodge in Midtown area of Detroit, MichiganThe Varney

The Varney is our largest Parkview room, approximately 30% larger than the others. It boasts historic hardwood floors, a decorative fireplace and queen sized bed. Large windows offer views onto the historic neighborhood and the El Moore gardens. It is located adjacent to our parlor for relaxation and conversation. This room is named after A. C. Varney, the prominent Detroit architect of the El Moore. More


Interior view of Benedict Gardenview room at the El Moore Lodge in Midtown area of Detroit, MichiganThe Kasem

The Kasem offers historic hardwood floors, private bath, historic window, and queen sized bed. The room is named after radio legend Casey Kasem whose childhood home was located on the El Moore property, to the west of the historic building where our greenhouse is now located. More


Benedict-BedThe Benedict

The Benedict offers historic hardwood floors, private bath, expansive historic window and a queen sized bed. The Benedict is ADA compliant, including a large barrier-free shower. It is named after the many St. Benedict medals that were placed on each of the historic windows to protect the building over the decades.  More


Interior view of the Cass Gardenview room at the El Moore Lodge in Midtown area of Detroit, MichiganThe Cass

The Cass offers historic hardwood floors, private bath, two historic windows and a full sized bed. It is conveniently located at the end of a long corridor from the Parlor. It is named after the Cass Corridor arts and activist neighborhood in which the El Moore resides. More


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Other Accommodation Types

Standard Amenities

  • Queen / Full size beds with Naturepedic mattresses
  • Large bathrooms with tub and/or shower
  • Historic hardwood floors
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Designed to provide ample natural light
  • Entry closet
  • TV
  • Continental breakfast
  • Secured, gated parking


Sustainable Features

  • Geothermal heating and cooling…using the earth’s renewable energy.
  • Super-insulated building envelope … providing comfort and energy savings.
  • Energy Recovery Ventilator … proving continuous flow of tempered fresh air.
  • Occupancy controlled LED lighting … efficient lighting only when and where it’s needed.
  • Water saving fixtures … selected for effectiveness and water efficiency
  • Rain water harvesting … for Michigan native plant gardens.
  • 42 Solar PV Panels … meeting our low energy demands with renewable energy
  • Low waste systems … supporting building-wide recycling and composting


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