O.K. - first the positives: 1) fantastic location - across the street from the Detroit Opera House, 2 blocks to Comerica Park, 3 blocks to Ford Field, a short walk to the Fox Theater and to Greek Town. 2) Nice lobby, particularly the stained glass window and the original tiled floors. The opposites of positive: well, first let me say we stayed here because many other hotels were booked for the date we needed. Moving along....uh, the hotel needs some work. Our room was at the end of the hall so it was large with a love seat, T.V., dresser & um...what some might consider a bed. We could see it was not in good shape but once we were in it, we could not stop laughing. Fortunately, we sleep next to each other anyway, but even if we didn't, we would not have had a choice. There was a crevice in the bed big enough to fall into & never get back out of; there was a lump which may have been the prior guest. I didn't want to pull back the somewhat thread-bare sheet to look. Laying on one's side wasn't possible as one simply sunk further into what was once a mattress. One pillow was about one inch thick; the other more luxurious at about two inches. The bathroom was small, which is not a big deal, but it was very dirty. It's been a while since the baseboards have seen a broom, a dustrag, or a mop. I politely declined to shower in the somewhat stained bathtub; my husband opted to shower but the water sort of came out in one big stream. He tried to fix it which caused it to spray more outside the shower than in it (didn't help the baseboards any). Some windows opened, others didn't. Some blinds worked, some didn't. Some curtains were hanging up, some weren't. We did not eat breakfast there, but the breakfast room was clean with standard continental fare. The staff were pleasant. The midnight-shift security guard was a big, brawny fellow. The morning security guard - not so much; phhft, a sloth could outrun him. As other reviewers mentioned, the hallways are hot. The A/C in our room was o.k. but keep in mind the air outside at the time was in the 70's. If it had been any warmer, the A/C would not have been able to keep up. The towels & washcloths were clean but very rough; no need to bring a loofah. So....if you need a place to stay & don't mind not sleeping well & not bathing in the morning, sure - stay here. It is convenient. Would I stay here again? Boy, the jury's out on that one! By the way, when we were leaving, a hotel employee was outside washing windows; I managed to not suggest he go up & clean the bathrooms. And speak of bathrooms, there are some off the lobby but they are locked. One more thing - the elevators are teeny-tiny and the one closest to the lobby is actually triangular. Kind of cute actually. If there are more than 3 of you & you have more than a 'carry-on', you'll need multiple trips or you'll need to take the stairs.
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