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“If you are trapped in Detroit, might as well be trapped here.” 3 of 5 stars
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Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   400 Renaissance Dr, Detroit, MI 48243   |  
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Ranked #15 of 34 Hotels in Detroit
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34 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“If you are trapped in Detroit, might as well be trapped here.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This place is fine. Not excellent, not terrible. Fine. Nice views across the river into Canada make up for weird, 70's style, cement, space-aged building complex. It is also a major convention center, so the bar was swarming with conventioneers. They say business travel is not glamorous. They are right.

Room Tip: Get a view of the river, it's really quite pretty. Second choice: a view of Detroit proper.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Southfield, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I stayed at the Marriott November 13, 2012. The hotel itself is centrally located in the heart of downtown Detroit. It is a bit pricey but worth the price if you want to stay in the center of the action and enjoy the river scenery.
The hotel offers all of the usual amenities. Unfortunately there is no pool or hot tub but they do have a sauna. The exercise facilities are top notch. There are multiple dining choices for every budget on this property. It houses a people mover station which will get you all around downtown for a few of dollars.
The Coach Insignia Restaurant and a Joe Muer's eatery are located on the property if you want fine dining. The food court has a number of fast food choices. There is an excellent breakfast buffet available at Forty two Degrees North. Shopping is very limited but there are a few shops.
The attitude of the staff of the hotel is excellent. Everyone I met was extremely nice.
The room was comfortable but somewhat drab as far as decor.
This hotel is a great choice for sight seeing in Detroit because it is near all of the best attractions.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

All Marriott employees were very accommodating, polite and congenial. I was disappointed in the room because it was lacking in iPod connectivity, poor Internet connection, no refrigerator, difficulty adjusting thermometer, and the decor left much to be desired. There was NO hot tub or swimming pool in the fitness area. The view was great, but lacking in campus retail. Enjoyed the Volt Bar and the Breakfast buffet at 42 North. In my opinion, Motor City, MGM, and Greektown hotels have better amenities in their rooms.

Management would serve the city better if they invested in upgrading this hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here in October. I've stayed at the Renaissance several times and they continue to do very well. Room very comfortable and clean. Check in was very smooth. I do wish the parking was a little more "user-friendly". But we will stay again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boynton Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I was here October 21-26 for a business conference. The hotel is located in a large complex of offices, restaurants and shops. The meeting rooms are located in pods with bridges to each entrance which makes it much easier to control noise. The lodging room was big and the view from my window was breathtaking of the river and I could see Canada's casinos and Detroit's downtown clearly. There are 72 floors so it is quite an awesome property. I did not leave the hotel during the week due to concerns of safety in downtown Detroit. But those who did used the monorail which is easily accessed inside the hotel. There are great bars and restaurants and food courts inside the hotel proper. Best is the bar/restaurant on the 72nd floor with great views. You get there by taking a glass elevator - what a ride!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I will never even TRY to stay at this hotel again. This weekend is a convention that I and many of my friends look forward to every year and once again we were expecting to stay at the Detroit Marriott. We booked our room months in advance, planned very carefully and spent hundreds of dollars on this hotel.
Well, upon arriving, we were informed that throughout the entire weekend we were expected to wear ugly wristbands JUST TO GET ON THE ELEVATOR TO OUR ROOM. And better yet!? Only 4 wristbands per room. We had 8 people. But of COURSE they must have warned us ahead of time, right? You would think so, but we didn't find out until we were at the check in counter. Four of our friends that had spend hours driving in from out of state, were now without a room for the weekend and also out hundreds of dollars in travel expenses.
And it;s not even like they were decent wrist bands. I was told that I would have to keep mine on all weekend. How am I supposed to shower with it on? And the person put my band on FAR too tight.
I honestly feel like I am being treated like a criminal for booking at this hotel. the experience is degrading and very unprofessional. I will never give my business to this place again, and neither should you if you can avoid it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Warren, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Attended a wedding on October 27th, 2012 in which I booked my room with the block of rooms reserved for the wedding party back in July/August. Upon arrival at the hotel we tried to check in and they proceeded to tell us that they had no rooms available and they were overbooked! The staff at the front desk did nothing to resolve our problem and said there was nothing they could do. So all of the wedding party and myself had to call around and find rides home! All in all terrible way to end the night and would not recommend this hotel to anyone!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Address: 400 Renaissance Dr, Detroit, MI 48243
Location: United States > Michigan > Detroit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Detroit
#10 Business Hotel in Detroit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1298
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soaring 73 floors above the Detroit River, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is ideally located in downtown Detroit, situated on the RiverWalk and next to Hart Plaza. The hotel is within the GM Renaissance Center, which provides convenient access to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The Detroit "People Mover" public transportation system enables guests to visit top attractions that surround the hotel. Floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic views highlight our hotel rooms, while a reinvented lobby boasts functional seating and business friendly amenities in a trendy setting. Delight in the stylishly urban ambiance of Volt, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening cocktails. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Detroit Marriott At The Renaissance Hotel Detroit
Detroit Renaissance At Center
Marriott Detroit
Renaissance Detroit

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