View General Motors Renaissance Center, Comerica Park, LCA, and Ford Field from the penthouse in the Aurora, a historic Brush Park building. One bedroom apartment features mid-century modern decor, large bay windows, and original hardwood floors. Designed with luxury and comfort in mind. Plenty of seating, dining area, and workspace. Bedroom includes a queen bed, dresser, and large walk-in closet.
Welcome to the Aurora, a charming and historic building located in the heart of Brush Park, downtown Detroit. Originally built in 1908, the Aurora is a testament to the city's rich history, featuring original hardwood floors, tiled fireplaces, ornate woodwork, and unique lead glass windows.
Recently renovated, the Aurora now consists of six units that seamlessly blend modern amenities with the building's historic character. Each unit is designed with our guests in mind, offering a comfortable and inviting atmosphere whether you're here for a weekend getaway, mid-week stay, or extended visit.
Choose from one or multiple units depending on your travel needs. And if you're traveling with a group, you can even book the entire building for the ultimate Brush Park experience. Come stay at the Aurora and discover Detroit's fascinating past while enjoying all the comforts of modern living. Check out all our units in our profile.
Please note: Due to the historic nature of the building, there is no ramp or elevator access. Guests should be prepared to access their units using stairs.
This listing is for Apartment 6
The Aurora Building was originally built in 1908 and has been meticulously restored, preserving many of its original architectural features while also incorporating modern amenities.The penthouse apartment is located on the top floor of the building, offering stunning views of downtown Detroit through its large bay windows. Guests can take in the sights of iconic landmarks such as the GM Renaissance Center, Comerica Park, and Ford Field, all of which are just a short walk away.
The living area is designed for both comfort and style, featuring a large sectional sofa, armchairs, and a vintage mid-century modern bar cart. The 100 year old hardwood floors and original fireplace add to the historic feel. The dining area is perfect for hosting dinner parties, with seating for four.
The bedroom is a cozy retreat, complete with a pillow topped queen bed, large walk-in closet, dresser, and chair. The chaise lounge in the living area can also be used as an additional sleeping space, or guests can use the provided queen sized air mattress with provided bedding.
Freshen up in the bathroom after a long day. Complimentary toiletries, towels, and a hair dryer are available for your use.
The full kitchen is stocked with all the essentials for cooking and dining, including a full-size, stainless steel fridge, stove, microwave, blender, toaster, pots and pans, mixing bowls, cooking utensils, and basic spices. A stocked coffee and tea cart is also provided.
Please note: this unit is located up three flights of stairs. There are small step ups within the unit between the living spaces, bedroom, and kitchen. While there are no recording devices in the unit, we do use a noise monitoring device to limit excessive noise and discourage parties. Free street parking is available close to the building. Guests may also access the common areas including: front porch, stairway, and basement. The basement includes a washer and dryer available to all of the units.
There is free street parking on Erskine St. It is public parking, so it's first come, first serve. As in any major city, we suggest locking your car and keeping any valuables hidden or in your unit. We as hosts are not responsible for any damages or theft that occurs to vehicles parked on the street. There is additional street parking on surrounding residential streets and paid parking at the SOMA Parking Garage at 81 Erskine St.
There is so much to do and see right outside your door! The Aurora is located in a prime spot to experience everything that Detroit has to offer! Grab a coffee, cocktail, snack or other essentials at the Bodega Market just a few blocks away. Head down Erksine St. to explore all of the award winning bars, restaurants and shops that the Brush Park and Midtown neighborhoods have to offer. Walk over to Comerica Park, Ford Field, or Little Caesar’s Arena to catch a game or concert!
*Little Caesar’s Arena .5 miles
*Comerica Park. .5 miles
*Ford Field .5 miles
*Fox Theater .8 miles
*Masonic Temple .7 miles
*Eastern Market. .7 miles
*Midtown .3 miles
*DMC Hospital .6 miles
*Whole Foods .4 miles
*Detroit Institute of Arts. 1.1 miles
*Wayne State University .3 miles
*Campus Martius 1.2 miles
The booming Brush Park area is continuing to grow, so there will most likely be construction nearby; however, the construction noise is minimal from within the Aurora. We hope you’re excited as we are to see the area thrive!
Your host will be available via booking engine messaging and texting during your stay.
Guests access the building through a main entrance located in the front of the building. Each unit has a private entrance with the units 1 and 2 located on the first floor, units 3 and 4 on the second floor, and units 5 and 6 on the third floor. Guests will receive a unique smart lock code prior to check in. Please note that there is no elevator in the building and guests should be prepared to use the stairs.
The public transit options near the Aurora include the following:
Bus: The nearest bus stop is the Woodward & Watson stop, which is about a 5-minute walk away. Several bus routes, including Route 53, Route 450, and Route 460, stop at this location.
QLINE: The QLINE is a streetcar system that runs along Woodward Ave. The nearest QLINE station to the Aurora is the Ferry Street Station, which is approximately a 10-minute walk away.
MoGo: MoGo is a bike-sharing program in Detroit, with several bike stations located throughout the city. The nearest MoGo station is the Forest & Woodward station, which is approximately a 5-minute walk away.
Ride-sharing services: Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are also widely available in Detroit, and can be accessed from anywhere in the city.
Overall, there are several public transit options near the Aurora, making it easy to get around the city without a car.
For security purposes there are video recording cameras in the common areas of the building including the front porch, interior stairway, and on the building exterior. There are no recording devices within the apartment units.
There are many reasons why travelers should visit Detroit in the spring, including:
Outdoor events: As the weather starts to warm up, many outdoor events start taking place in Detroit. From outdoor concerts to festivals and art fairs, there is always something going on.
Sports: Detroit is a sports-loving city, and spring is the perfect time to catch a game. You can watch the Detroit Tigers play baseball at Comerica Park or catch a Red Wings hockey game at Little Caesars Arena.
Shows and performances: Detroit has a vibrant arts scene, and there are always shows and performances happening in the city. From Broadway musicals to local theater productions, there is something for everyone.
Spring festivals: Detroit hosts a variety of spring festivals that celebrate everything from music and culture to food and drink. The Movement Electronic Music Festival and the Motor City Comic Con are just a few examples of the many festivals that take place in Detroit in the spring.
Gardens and parks: Spring is the perfect time to visit Detroit's many parks and gardens. The Belle Isle Park and the Detroit Riverwalk are popular spots to enjoy the outdoors and take in the city's stunning views.
Overall, spring is a great time to visit Detroit, as there are many events and activities happening throughout the city that will keep travelers entertained and engaged.
We require a signed rental agreement prior to providing check in information. Refusal to sign will result in canceled booking.
Check in/Check out
Check in starts at 4pm. We offer a check in window (4pm-10pm). You will be sent a unique door code prior to your arrival. Check out is at 10am. There are no exceptions unless arrangements have been made at the time of the booking and are taken on a case by case basis. Additionally, there will be an additional $100/hr fee for every hour after checkout time.
The guest who booked the unit must be present at check in. The total number of guests in your reservation applies to anyone staying overnight. Reservations with more guests than what was booked for will either be charged for the additional number of guests at that time, or your booking will be canceled immediately without refund. All guests staying on the property must submit a copy of their photo ID prior to arrival.
While we want our guests to have a wonderful time during their stay in Detroit, we strongly enforce a “No Party” policy. Reservations that intend to have loud music, heavy drinking or excessive noise will not be allowed and will be canceled immediately without refund.
Quiet hours are from 11pm-8am. We appreciate you respecting neighboring guests. There are non-recording noise detectors within the unit that will alert the host if the set threshold is exceeded. If noise becomes an issue during your reservation, we will ask once for things to quiet down and will escalate to resolve the issue as necessary beyond that.
Smoking of any kind, including vaping, is not allowed in the unit. There will be a minimum $250 penalty fee if it is determined that there was smoking in your unit during your stay.
The minimum age of guests booking the unit is 21+ years.
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