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Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Ranked #13 of 33 Hotels in Detroit
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We were very impressed with the Detroit Marriott. We were unable to confirm a 2 double bed room when we booked-very busy due to a skating event and the Detroit Marathon. However an email to the hotel the week before got a quick response confirming our request. We also got a refrigerator for $25 total for the 3 nights we stayed. We drove directly up to the hotel entrance and got cheerful assistance unloading our stuff. We had the option of using valet, $25, or self-parking directly across from the hotel. $20 per night, with in-out privileges and maybe a cheaper rate if you checked with the manager. We didn't notice the sign until we were leaving. No need to drag luggage across the street as another poster indicated. Checkin was quick and easy and we were upgraded to a high floor river view room. Very clean and nice.

We had a minor problem one day, with only enough towels for 2 when there were 3 in the room. Within 15 minutes of calling the front desk, we got 2 sets of extra towels, with a purple ribbon tied around the washcloths! Another day we got only decaf coffee and missing shampoo. Front desk gave us an ample supply of both.

The peoplemover was easy to locate within the Renaissance Center, not confusing as some have indicated. It was also an easy 15-20 minute walk to the Joe Louis Arena, with Cobo Center and a park with impressive sculptures a bit closer.

Only downside was lack of casual restaurants in the immediate area. The food court in the Ren Center was easy to locate but only had a few places open, the local Greek food being the best. Subway was ok but with surly staff who got our take-out order wrong and I had to go back to get missing food items. Also a McDonalds and Starbucks open but generally hours seem to be focused on office workers, with early closings. Volt restaurant and bar in the hotel was nice but noisy and not conducive to a family group. Small portions for sharing were very good.

Room Tip: request high floor river view-definitely check with hotel itself to confirm any special request. My...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Palatine, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We just came from our son's wedding week-end. The hotel staff was terrific and the service was great. The views from the hotel were spectacular. We hosted 2 meals at the Volt - food and service were great. The hotel is going to have some remodeling but it's still in great shape and spotless!! We can't thank the Volt staff enough for their hospitality for our family!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

I had a great room on the 44th floor overlooking the River with direct views across to Windsor, Canada. This hotel is part of a huge multi-building complex with easy access to the people mover to get around downtown. However, the bed was so sloppily made, dirty carpet, really dusty bathroom, it was just a disappointment. Someone needs to be doing room inspections. They have the basics, but housekeeping is an area that can't fail.

Room Tip: would request a high floor and a river view
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I stayed here on the night of my brother's wedding (the actual event was at a different location) with the rest of the wedding party. I had always wanted to stay here because I had heard so much about the beautiful panoramic views. Unfortunately, my stay was underwhelming.

We arrived at about 1:30 a.m. on a Saturday night and the place was pretty busy - lots of people in the lobby and at the check-in desk. Check-in was not a problem. Our room was on the 45th floor. The hallways leading to our room were kind of shoddy and had hideous carpeting.

Our room left much to be desired - it was drab, plain, and just struck me as unwelcoming. The king bed was all right, but not the best. The bathroom was way too small and did not have a fan. However, the nighttime view of the Detroit skyline and Windsor (Canada) across the river were unparalleled - as good as expected. It was just as beautiful in the morning when the sun was out. This somewhat compensated for the disappointing decor.

We only stayed here for a quick overnight stay. Check out the following morning was uneventful and the employee at the check-out desk was very pleasant. The common areas of the hotel are nicer and more impressive than the individual rooms. Parking was quite expensive (I think $25, but I don't remember for sure because the bride and groom covered parking for their guests), which is expensive. We did not eat breakfast at the hotel, but my brother later told me that the breakfast at Volt was not very good on top of being expensive.

My final comment on this hotel: the Renaissance Center is the cornerstone of the Detroit skyline. It is one of the city's most revered buildings, in a fantastic, scenic, and convenient location. The Marriott really needs to take better advantage of its awesome, privileged location and make this hotel more impressive. It's not horrible or anything, just needs an update. Coupled with the fantastic views, a beautiful hotel in this location could be the gem of Downtown Detroit.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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University Heights, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Welcome to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, the tallest hotel-only occupied building in North America. The focal point of a 7 building skyscraper complex, the Marriott at the RenCen is the most significant image in the Detroit Skyline.

Shaped like an elongated cylinder, the tower rises 727 feet above the Detroit River and offers breathtaking views of the Detroit area, Windsor, Canada, Belle Isle and Lake St Clair. As a result of the shape of the building, the rooms can best be described as "wedges."

As for the comforts of the room, the bedding and the furniture are typical of the high quality that Marriott is known for. That being said, the rooms are slightly dated (although improvements are slated for next year). Large, flat-screen TV's are easily visible from the bed. The bathrooms are not particularly large.

The windows run floor-to-ceiling to enhance the incredible views. This, as well as the width of the perimeter of the room on the outward facing side, make the rooms appear larger than they actually are. Space is somewhat of a premium. A work desk is standard, but refrigerators are not (plus a $12.95 charge exists for Wi-Fi). The hallways themselves are rounded and rather short.

Amenities are at a premium. For instance, there is no swimming pool on site and standard high-end restaurants are somewhat limited. There is a full-service CVS located on site (hours are shorter than a standard location). As far as eating is concerned, there is a food court located on the bottom floor of the development. McDonalds, Burger King, etc. provide an inexpensive option for breakfast.

The RenCen itself is a, well, complex complex. Mesmerizing in its engineering and beautiful in its all-encompassing presentation, the RenCen can be quite a maze. Getting from one level to another can prove challenging. The time spent getting lost within can be well worth it just to fully realize what a marvel this truly is.

Parking is also limited. One idea, if traveling light, is to park at Greektown (Casino). The garage there is free, and the People Mover ($.75 fare) will drop you off at the RenCen on the second stop.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ishpeming
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

My 12 year old grandson asked me if I would take him to this hotel for a weekend as his birthday gift. "Ask for a high floor Grammy!" We had an absolutely wonderful time. The G.M. car display on the ground floor, "Gravity" at the movie theater, lunch outside at Andiamo, room service breakfast watching the boats on the river. Going to sleep at night with the city lights twinkling, riding the People Mover, the chef serving chocolate covered strawberries at the guest room elevator. The clean rooms, comfortable beds, smiling and friendly staff. So I was "super Grammy" for the weekend. It's a wonderful idea for any grandparents who love to spoil their grandkids, and themselves at the same time!

Room Tip: Kids love a high room. The views from this hotel are fantastic.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Buffalo
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

THE VIEW FROM THE ROOMS IS AMAZING!!!!. Most of our rooms had either a lake view or city view. The skyline is simply beautiful. Windows are floor to ceiling. Feel free to keep curtains opened, you will want to take it all in. Rooms are "okay", a little outdated for the price. There are however notices in elevators advising of a "soon to be" renovation of all rooms. I must mention two individuals who helped us tremendously during our stay ...Gabriel (front desk) & Arielle (event Planner) What an asset to the hotel! Thanks so much. The only downside is that there is not much activity to the adjacent Renaissance Center itself on the weekend. They advertise a "food court" however, only three restaurants were opened limited times during our stay, McDonald, Burger King & Subway. Most boutiques and stores were closed. No tours of the center itself on the weekend either. Also, trying to navigate through the center itself is complex and challenging. You can get lost trying to find your way. Valet parking is also available. All in all, not a bad stay. I would love to see the rooms again when renovated. Great place to stay if you love great views!

Room Tip: The higher up the floor the more beautiful the view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Address: 400 Renaissance Ctr, Detroit, MI 48243-1502
Region: United States > Michigan > Detroit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Detroit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1298
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soaring 73 floors above the Detroit River, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is ideally located in downtown Detroit, situated on the RiverWalk and next to Hart Plaza. The hotel is within the GM Renaissance Center, which provides convenient access to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The Detroit "People Mover" public transportation system enables guests to visit top attractions that surround the hotel. Floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic views highlight our hotel rooms, while a reinvented lobby boasts functional seating and business friendly amenities in a trendy setting. Delight in the stylishly urban ambiance of Volt, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening cocktails. ... more   less 
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Detroit Marriott At The Renaissance Hotel Detroit
Detroit Renaissance At Center
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