During a recent trip back my home town from overseas, I found myself stranded overnight at Detroit-Metro. Rather than be shuttled to an off-airport hotel property, I elected to get a room at the Detroit Airport Westin. Even though I made a last minute reservation upon clearing customs at approximately 8pm, I was able to get a room at an affordable price. While I had never stayed at this particular Westin property before, I usually find the Westin chain to be consistent when it comes to quality and cleanliness. This particular Westin stay did not disappoint. The hotel's entrance is conveniently located in the terminal adjacent to Delta's check-in counters. Upon entering, it was apparent that this was no ordinary hotel in an airport. Rather, it had the feel of an upscale business hotel that you might find anywhere around the globe. As I find with most Westin's, the hotel atmosphere was modern and chic. After an efficient check-in, I proceeded to my room to drop off my luggage before heading to the Westin's bar for a late night bite. As a Starwood preferred member, I was given a room on one of the floors allocated for Starwood preferred members. The room, like the lobby, was modern and comfortable. With a full size bed, a couch, reading chair, desk, and very large flat screen TV, I had all the amenities I needed and more for a brief overnight stay. What I really appreciated was the well laid out work desk area which was well lit, had plenty of easily accessible electrical outlets (yeah, I did not have to crawl on my hands and knees to plug in my pc), and a comfortable desk chair much like one would find in any high end office environment. The bathroom, while relatively small, was more than adequate and was spotlessly clean. The waterfall shower was a nice and unexpected touch. The restaurant in the lobby was open only until 10pm (on a Saturday night, would have thought they might have been open a bit later), but thankfully the adjacent bar was open until Midnight and offered a menu with quite a bit of variety ranging from sandwiches to a range of entrees include meat and seafood. The bar had a number of wide screen televisions so I was able to watch the NCAA tournament while enjoying my dinner with co-workers. And while the service was a bit slower than one would expect, the server was friendly and the food was tasty. In the morning, checkout was efficient and friendly. Delta check-in kiosks adjacent to the hotel desk proved useful as I had to grab a new boarding pass after selecting a seat on-line earlier the night before. One feature of the hotel that I was unable to take advantage of because of the early time of my flight the next AM was a dedicated security check point in to the air-side of the terminal that is located off the lobby within feet of check-in. Sadly, this TSA checkpoint does not open to the public until 745 AM though I noticed that airline aircrew staying at the hotel were able to use it at 630 AM when I was checking out. Overall, a great experience and a great hotel. Westin once again proved themselves in tune with the needs --- and desire --- of this international business traveler.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport, located in the new world-class McNamara Terminal, offers a private security entrance, latest technology and Detroit's most stylish & comfortable surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel Detroit
- Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
- Detroit Westin