Since I first stayed here about two years ago (I reviewed it back then), I've regularly made this my hotel of choice when in metropolitan Detroit for business. This is in part because of its excellent location and more importantly its low prices that are regularly available through Priceline. In the 20 nights I have stayed here (about once every six weeks), I've never paid more than $60 a night.
For anything under $90, this is an exceptional value. Above $90, you can probably find better.
This is an older hotel. There's no ifs, ands or buts about that. With that said, it's fairly clean and well maintained. On my most recent stay, everything in my king bed room ($55) was perfect and totally clean. On another stay, my room was poorly cleaned. Most of the staff are friendly, though some of the newer people aren't as courteous.
As others have said, the hotel can be noisy due to older walls and obsolete connecting doors. The room lighting is dark because there's no overhead lighting; it's all lamps, outside of the bathroom.
The decor isn't as bad as some have suggested and is generally comparable with a Marriott. Some of the room is dated -- the cheap art, as an example. Some of the furniture is also a bit old, as many of the desks, dressers and such have more dings than normal. The TV is excellent, as is the selection of channels. The internet is reliable, however, it should be free instead of the $10 a charge. One of the little things that irks me is the bathrobe that is provided. While I travel alone, it seems odd that only one is provided, even in rooms with double beds.
Breakfast isn't worth buying. The fitness room is nice, but the pool and hot tub could be updated. It would also be nice to have a sauna.
While the Sheraton may not have the corporate traffic it might have had years ago, it seems to do a fairly decent business off of Priceline, traveling sports teams and conventions. In 20-plus nights of staying here, it's more common to run into these sorts of guests than other business travelers.
All in all, this is a decent hotel with a great location. Corporate and/or management would be advised to spend some money upgrading the hotel, improving room lighting and reducing noise. It would also seem to be in need of major marketing, as it has a lot of assets but doesn't seem to be getting the business that it should be getting.
If you don't want to stay here, the Westin in Southfield (15 minutes to the east) or the Marriott in Livonia (10 minutes to the south) are worth considering.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Detroit's affluent Novi suburb, Sheraton Detroit Novi is just minutes from downtown Detroit attractions and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Our hotel features diverse meeting space, a grand ballroom, indoor pool, fitness center and on-site dining. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel Novi
- Sheraton Novi
- Novi Sheraton