My wife and I took the contrarian vacation to Detroit and stayed at the Atheneum. Most of the previous reviews were not that far off. The sound does seem travel between the walls and sometimes you can hear some outside noise. The hotel is clean and is very well situated to the ballpark and Greektown which was nice. Also the complimentary business center was useful in printing the game tickets. Don't expect a huge spread for the complimentary breakfast. Just some fruit and a few wrapped pastries. The good thing is that IS Detroit and breakfast will not set you back that much. If you need a good barber, you definitely have to see Pete the Barber downstairs in the hotel. Great haircut and great stories about his meeting with Bill Clinton, and his philosophy on living (he's 72 and still cutting hair) for only $12.00.
Tracking down a taxi was tough as the 3 valets and nobody could seem to locate a cab. One of the valets said her cell phone could not get service at the hotel to call a taxi. She should switch to another plan...
The only Starbuck's in Detroit is at the GM building 2nd floor. Nobody in town seems to know where it is. It is packed.
For the price, this hotel is not that bad.