Stayed here Memorial Day Weekend(just like the partiers in the previous review) although we weren't there for a music festival. But it didn't matter because i felt as though i was part of the party too, since, the air conditioning was broken(we were informed this after we checked in, even thogh David, the manager blatantly lied to Booking.com, and said we were informed BEFORE we checked in, and also it wouldn't have mattered anyway, because Detroit was pretty much sold out everywhere anyway, due to the previously mentioned music festival, and also that "there are no more fans available) we had to sleep with our windows open. Which meant all the noise, both Saturday and Sunday nigh,t kept us up til 4am or so, despite calls to the front desk.
I travel alot. and i definitely try to find locally owned places to stay. I'm from Detroit, so i gave this place a second chance(our first experience was sub par, but we just let it go) and was pretty disappointed. Yes, the hotel itself is a neat, historical building. The location is good because it is off the beaten path, but not too far from anything you might wanna do in Detroit. However, the prices are the same as the Doubletree, but the management is that of a motel or motorlodge, type of place. The rooms ARE big, but both times we stayed here, they weren't clean. I mean, mildew in the shower, candy and other bits all over the floor. No "no room service" door hanger, no info on the area, like restarants and such( i dont need it, being from there, but it sure would be helpful to those who do) in the rooms, like most 150$ a night hotels. These all seem like small things, but they add up, especially after a weekend in one of their hot, humid rooms, with no fan, because the manager wasn't motivated enough to actually go purchase some.
Go somewhere else. Detroit is a cool city. There are some really neat things to see. It's true, you could get robbed while out sightseeing. But don't get robbed by this hotel. Its not necessary for the "Detroit experience", really.
Go to the Doubletree.
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