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Holiday Inn Express Detroit - Downtown

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1020 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Rockport, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breakfast buffet was very good. Room was nice. Facilities were well-maintained. Staff were friendly and helpful. The only down-side was someone decided to repaint the pool during our convention, so the pool was closed for 2 weeks in July! I walked a few blocks to Cobo Center everyday and walked several blocks around the hotel area in the evenings with... More

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Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel for 4 nights while we attended a convention at Cobo Center. The location was so convenient, we walked everywhere we wanted to go. Definitely stop in the Big City Grill right outside the hotel--good food, good service, decent beer selection and fun place to play a few games of pool. The hotel staff was friendly and... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were here for a convention. A moderate walk to Cobo Convention Center and a really easy walk to the People Mover station. Staff was wonderful, especially at the front desk. Shuttle was a real convenience. Took me to a CVS and waited while I picked up what I needed. The the next day we went to Institute of Arts. Shuttle... More

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Munising, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town once again for a Red Wings game. We have stayed at this hotel before and liked the location close to Cobo and the Joe Louis Arena. A block away from 2 great coney joints too. Room was clean and service was very good. Very good and friendly staff at breakfast. They kept the food and coffeee well stocked... More

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Emily D, Portfolio Reputation Manager at Holiday Inn Express Detroit - Downtown, responded to this review

Joseph, I am pleased that you were able to join us for the Red Wings game. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We strive to provide the best possible service and guest experiences every day, and it’s always great to hear from our guests on how we’re doing. I would appreciate some additional feedback about how... More

Brasilia, DF
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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here tending to a sick relative in a nearby hospital and the staff were terrific in allowing me to keep changing check out due to the situation. The desk staff were really helpful and creative. Also totally appreciated the car valet parking team - these kids (guys and girls) are the face of the hotel and were professional,... More

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Emily D, Portfolio Reputation Manager at Holiday Inn Express Detroit - Downtown, responded to this review

World Travel Guy, On behalf of our entire staff, thank you so much for your kind review. We certainly do strive to provide all of our guests with the level of service that you described you received during your stay and I will certainly make sure I acknowledge the entire staff for their efforts. We hope that you have an... More

New York, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From your first encounter with the surliest, most indifferent desk staff you've ever met, to the slamming doors, groaning service elevators that shake the walls of your room, to the 20 dollars/day enforced valet parking...this will definitely be one of the more unpleasant stays and worst nights of sleep you've had for a price bordering on extortion. Avoid.

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Emily D, Portfolio Reputation Manager at Holiday Inn Express Detroit - Downtown, responded to this review

Duggernaut, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your most recent stay. We truly value your input and very much rely on you to help us improve. We strive to exceed the expectations of every guest who stays with us, and regretfully in your case we failed to meet that criteria. Your willingness to... More

Ankeny, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kind of sucks to pay $20/night for parking when your car isn't even kept on the property. Checked out the pool but it's kind of awkward; top floor, small, and there's no hot tub. Room was fairly clean though, and breakfast was ok, so overall stay was fine.

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Emily D, Portfolio Reputation Manager at Holiday Inn Express Detroit - Downtown, responded to this review

Jbsmjs430, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your most recent stay. We truly value your input and very much rely on you to help us improve. Please know that our valet team works closely with local garages to provide secure parking to all of our guests, I hope that you found the retrieval... More

Boyne City, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were traveling with our 2 kids and two of their friends. We booked two rooms, a room with 2 double beds and a Suite with a "separate bedroom that has a door and be closed off from the sofa sleeper in the living room". However when we checked in, the suite we received was one large space without a... More

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Emily D, Portfolio Reputation Manager at Holiday Inn Express Detroit - Downtown, responded to this review

Snowwman, Thank you for choosing us as your hotel during your last visit. It was a pleasure to have you and your family at our hotel. Please accept my sincere apologies that the room you were provided did not meet the description that you had expected. I am disappointed that our team did not exhibit their usual high level of... More

Big Sky, Montana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have always stayed at Greektown in downtown D, but after staying at this hotel I will never stay anywhere else in Detroit. Great price, great valet parking (Walter rocked!), and great staff. The front desk staff and breakfast attendants were amazing! Can not give this hotel enough credit! Thanks for a great stay!

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Emily D, Portfolio Reputation Manager at Holiday Inn Express Detroit - Downtown, responded to this review

Anna, Thank you for choosing us as your hotel during your last visit. We certainly do strive to provide all of our guests with the level of service that you described you received during your stay and I will certainly make sure I acknowledge the entire staff for their efforts. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Enjoy... More

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Address: 1020 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
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Location: United States > Michigan > Detroit
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Detroit - Downtown 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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 $20.00 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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