We stayed at the Downtown Detroit Holiday Inn Express on Sunday, March 30th and Monday, March 31st. Monday was Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers, which is a very huge deal in Motown. We reserved a king suite (has a kitchen). Specifically, our room was 730, which is at the end of the hallway and looks down upon the front entrance to the hotel. We found the room quiet enough, though it was only on the 7th floor.
The building was made into a Holiday Inn Express—it wasn’t built as one. The actual building (and it’s elevators) are much older. So I give a lot of leeway for slower elevators and smaller bathrooms. The building is right at the intersection of Washington and Michigan Avenue. The Book Cadillac is across the street; Lafayette (and/or) American Coney Island are about 150 yards away. The walk to Comerica Park is about 3/8ths of a mile. It is an easy walk and there are various routes you can take, each with its own points of interest.
We found the room to be clean and ready for us. Check-in was fast and easy. We paid a total of 411 dollars for the two nights. The outer room is spacious; the bathroom is small. The tub and shower surround was an insert and the escutcheon and spout hadn’t been sealed or caulked in any way.
The television is a flat screen. There wasn’t an HD signal to the set, just standard definition.
Breakfast was included in the price and commenced around 0630. The first day included bacon, the second included sausage patties. The breakfast area was clean and orderly. Instead of a waffle-maker (which are fun), they had an automatic pancake maker (which is nothing short of magical). It would roll out two pancakes in one minute.
All in all, our stay was pleasant and we may reserve rooms there again for the 2015 Opening Day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Downtown Detroit is a first class hotel that is ideal for travelers who are visiting for either business or leisure purposes. In addition to our finely appointed guest rooms, we offer fully equipped suites with full kitchens for extended stays. Some of our outstanding amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor heated pool, 24-hour business center, and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Don't forget to join us for breakfast at our newly updated Express Start Breakfast Bar. We now offer a selection of hot entrees! The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Downtown Detroit also offers valet parking for your convenience at fee of $27.00 per car per night, the lowest priced hotel parking in the downtown area. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is within walking distance of Cobo Convention Center, Joe Louis Arena (Detroit Red Wings) and the new MGM Grand Casino. The hotel is also positioned perfectly near the People Mover, Greektown Casino, Motor City Casino, Detroit Opera House, Fox Theatre, Hard Rock Cafe, Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers), and Ford Field (Detroit Lions). For the busy executive, the hotel is located only 1-2 blocks from Compuware World Headquarters, DTE Energy, and AT&T, just to name a few. The General Motors World Headquarters, famously known as the Renaissance Center, is located less than one mile from the hotel and is open to the public during weekdays for tours and shopping. Visitors can even venture off across the border into Canada by crossing the Ambassador Bridge or the tunnel into Windsor, Canada. For your next visit to Detroit, Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Downtown Detroit! ... more less
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