The St Clair Inn decades ago.

Our Story

Built on stories from the past – like the one about Jimmy Hoffa and the North Tower or the one about the treasure chest at the bottom of the river just off the boardwalk – the St. Clair Inn is more than what you see. Our curious visitors can go back in time to a speakeasy, celebrate a milestone with friends and family, or relax in the land of blue water. Every stay’s a story…create yours today.

Our History

When the original Inn opened in 1926 it was born out of need and a partnership between St. Clair’s wealthiest residents and the local Rotary Club. It became a destination for the city’s residents and for vacationers hosting celebrities, secret parties at the height of Prohibition, and, once, 12 weddings in a single weekend. Every stay has a story. We look forward to adding your story to our history.
Boats on the water
Divers jumping into the sea


Fully renovated in 2019, the St. Clair Inn’s 106 guest rooms and three private cottages, with kitchen, patio, and stunning views of the St. Clair river, combine the best in modern comforts with the elegance of the past. Make your stay a story you’ll remember.
Double bedroom.

Restaurants & Bars

Featuring the best of Michigan-sourced, organic ingredients, artfully crafted dishes and our signature cocktails, you’re sure to find the perfect dining experience in one of our seven food & beverage outlets. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner in our flagship restaurant, 1926. Take a step back in time in our speakeasy, Prohibition, or sample a selection of local beers as you enjoy spectacular views of the St. Clair River from The Dive. Enjoy a more experimental menu while watching the cargo ships pass by from the balcony at SkyBar or join us for afternoon tea in the Sapphire Room. Whatever your mood, we have a story for you.
Dinner plate with food

Weddings at The St. Clair Inn

The joining of two lives together is the story of a lifetime. Whether you want an intimate gathering for a few or a large celebration with many, let us help you start your new story with the perfect memories.