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“Be prepared to pay....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Doubletree by Hilton Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby

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Doubletree by Hilton Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby
Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Detroit
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7 reviews
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“Be prepared to pay....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Went to Detroit to see One Direction concert. Stay was great. Rate of room went up because of this special event (as rates usually do). Base price went from $189 to $259 after taxes, fees and valet parking were all added to the cost. The hotel does not offer a restaurant. There is a small "to go" area that is only open during the day with limited hours. So if you want something small like a pop or chips, you have to leave and walk somewhere in Detroit. The street lights were all out when we were there, as all the street lights in that surrounding area were all out. I would not advise walking out at night unless you are with someone. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. Free shuttle that took us to Ford Field for the concert. Free cookie upon check-in. Clean hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Not many people go to downtown Detroit and would expect a luxury hotel at a reasonable cost. The staff was wonderful. The valets were friendly. Access to Comerica Park was perfect. Walking distance to some really neat places and restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Friendly and helpful front desk. Rooms are beautifully decorated and clean. Especially liked the coffee maker in the morning-easy to use and the coffee was excellent with real cream provided. 10-15 minute walk to centre of downtown.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

I've stayed here for work for the past two days. Everyone is right on the rooms - the suites are huge! A very nice living room, comfortable bed, and a great shower. Wi-Fi seemed to work well in all areas of the hotel. Staff were very friendly, and the rooms/common areas were very clean. The fitness center does have dumbbells, a number of treadmills, ellipticals, and a nice area to stretch/workout in. The location is very convenient to everything in downtown Detroit, and the coffee shop downstairs actually makes good coffee. Overall, I would recommend this hotel for anyone staying in downtown Detroit.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Holland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Stayed here while my daughter went to a concert at Ford Field. We were close enough that they walked back to the hotel. Felt safe enough that the girls (17 yrs old) could meet us about 1/2 way (Greektown). Really nice service at front desk. Wish I could remember the gentleman's name. Our room was very spacious and a good size bathroom. All very clean. We did call down for sheets and blankets for pull-out and they were very quick. Pull-out had nice foam mattress on top. The only issue I had was the room temperature. Read 76 so I turned it to 69 with fan on all night. Never went down, but not sure how much of that was my fault or thermostat. Wish I had checked earlier in the day, then could have had someone help us. It was a warm night. Check out easy. There is only valet, which is a bummer at $25, but not unexpected. Would absolutely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Littleton, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

This hotel is a very nice property with very clean, large suites and friendly service. We also liked the location, close to the Detroit people mover. Unfortunately, our visit was marred by two odd experiences. When we checked in, our room safe would not open. The Friday night engineer could not open it and his boss had to open it on Saturday. Worse was the 4:30 am fire alarm that emptied the hotel's customers onto the street. We exited through a wet exit stairway. After about a half hour, we were allowed back in but the alarm sounded intermittently for the next hour or so. Management responded nicely by comping that night's stay but it was a jarring experience that keeps me from rating this facility higher.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand haven Mi.
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

All my guest enjoyed their stay accept the morning we were leaving. After a late evening all 4 of our rooms had a knock on the door at 9:am the next morning asking when we were checking out. We found this uncalled for as some were still sleeping. Checkout is not at 9:00am. We payed for a relaxing stay not to be push out.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Doubletree by Hilton Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby
Address: 525 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-3122
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Region: United States > Michigan > Detroit
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Detroit
#4 Business Hotel in Detroit
#5 Romantic Hotel in Detroit
#9 Family Hotel in Detroit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree by Hilton Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby 3.5*
Number of rooms: 203
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wonderful historic hotel in the heart of downtown Detroit. Enjoy our all suite hotel rooms. Just one block from the people mover. ... more   less 
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