The hotel itself was ok but the location is a few blocks from the city center, surrounded by abandoned buildings and shops.
Pros - The breakfast was excellent and well staffed. The shuttle kept running after a Tigers game, even though it was to have stopped at 9:45. Staff is very helpful and the valets were great. We ate at Big City Grill, which is attached, and the food was good. Each room has a mini fridge.
Cons - Rooms are quite small and outdated. Ours was to be non smoking, but someone before us had obviously been smoking in the bathroom. We were on a road trip and I tried to do laundry. One of the washers was broken, as was the vending machine in the laundry room. The pool wasn't clean at all.
The price was quite low for a downtown hotel, but if I have need to stay in Detroit again I probably would pick somewhere closer to the city center.
- 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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