When you book a stay at a Westin, you generally know what you can expect. This Westin was much like the others in their brand. The hotel itself is very well taken care of and was very well staffed for this busy week. My wife and I stayed here for two nights as part of a wedding party. We were weary when we checked in as the hotel was amazingly busy because of the Auto Show going on that weekend.
The hotel is quite large and is a one stop shop...it has a coffee shop, Spa, restaurant, and bar all inside the premises. We arrived on the Washington Blvd side (there is also an entrance on Michigan Ave) and valet parked the car. The valet parking will run you $25.00/night, but you'd be silly to try and park your car on your own anywhere in Detroit...Detroit is a dump and unless you want your car stripped for anything with value (to include coin change) then I'd recommend ponying up the money for the valet. We left our car parked and took a cab anywhere that we needed to go since there were plenty of cabs in the city outside of the hotel. The hotel is located on a decent road, but be careful if you travel out of the immediate are of the hotel.
The rooms are nice and ours was very well taken care of. Kudos to the hotel on the shower head and the amenities in the bathroom. There was plenty of hot water in the bathroom and it was quite large. The rooms were moderately well sound proofed, we could hear doors being slammed during the middle of the evening, but it didn't ruin our sleep. The room that we were in was also facing towards the inside of the building (sort of like your traditional old time city buildings...in other words, your room window will be facing a bunch of other room windows). The room was clean and the housekeeping did a great job, except for forgetting to clean our ice bucket after the first night.
Internet in the room will run you $7.95/day + tax and that is not advertised well. It would appear as though it's free; but we asked the front desk before we clicked the easy access buttons. Breakfast was not included in the price of the room and will run you about $20/ per person plus tip. We went to breakfast in a city just north of Detroit called Troy, and we spent $15 plus tip for an AWESOME breakfast at a hole in the wall place.
Overall, I gave this hotel a 5 out of 5, but if a 4.5 out of 5 was an option, I'd probably do that. We paid the wedding reserved $132/night plus tax (which is insane in Detroit) plus parking. If we didn't have the wedding rate, we would have paid about $325/night plus tax and parking. There are a bunch of options downtown and many of them are fairly priced; so do your research before jumping on the Westin bandwagon.
- Also Known As:
- The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Hotel
- The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Hotel Detroit
- Westin Detroit
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Upon completion of a $180 million renovation, the historic Westin Book Cadillac Hotel will be restored and rejuvenated to its original splendor as Detroit's premier lodging and social destination. ... more less
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