We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Guardian Building

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 500 Griswold Street, Detroit, MI 48224
Phone Number: +1 (313) 963-4567
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 234 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 181
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A Detroit gem!

I've been to the Guardian building several times and I never tire of seeing it. Anytime I have out of town visitors come, I make sure to take them here. As one Detroit tour guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Kathleen S
,
Clinton Township, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tilburg
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It start allready on the outside the builiding is maintained great. awsome interieur, great koffie corner and a good Detroit souvenir shop.. till next time!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clinton Township, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I've been to the Guardian building several times and I never tire of seeing it. Anytime I have out of town visitors come, I make sure to take them here. As one Detroit tour guide I had put it, you should be fired as a tour guide if you don't include the Guardian Building in your tour. This building is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I am always in awe everytime I get the chance to visit this building. Lots of detail and character and I love the open mezzanine with the cafe and shops. This is a MUST-SEE for any visitor to downtown Detroit that appreciates architecture, design, culture, art....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Guardian Building is in what some call the "Detroit-style" of skyscraper - brick art deco. The exterior is a feast alone but go into the vaulted first floor with its tile work, mosaics and art deco metal work. It's worth the stop!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amherstburg, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This building is a true beauty and great for a photo opt. If you love architect this is one to check out. I think if you go during the day the cafe (coffee) is open as well as a store that sells detroit made items.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A true Detroit Classic building !! if you are downtown stop in and view this magnifacent building and its works of art in the Artrium! The gift shoppe has some very cool and Detroit only products

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michigan
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful on its own, but there are free tours on select Saturdays that provide interesting history and point out features I never would've noticed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very beautiful building, which contains nice art deco in the main lobby. Absolutely recommended to visit. Unfortunately the bar was closed when we came in, because there are nice mosaiks inside. We could see them through a gate.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milford, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I worked in this building several times as a construction worker and was astounded by the beauty of the building. Make a journey to visit Detroit's Jewels and make sure you include this one at the top of your list!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Even If you only have 10 mins, just pop in. The architecture is amazing and colours stunning. They don't build buildings like this anymore.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Guardian Building also viewed

 

Been to Guardian Building? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Guardian Building

Address: 500 Griswold Street, Detroit, MI 48224
Phone Number: +1 (313) 963-4567
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Guardian Building and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Guardian Building staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?