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“Surprisingly Good” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Gateway International Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9191 Wickham Road, Romulus, MI 48174-1904   |  
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Ranked #20 of 25 hotels in Romulus
Washington, DC
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“Surprisingly Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

A recent layover in Detroit turned into an overnight after my onward flight was canceled. The airline offered a service that provided a discount booking at the Best Western near to the airport. The discount made it reasonably priced. The hotel offered a shuttle that picked me up (and later dropped me off) at the airport.

Check-in was smooth. The room was clean, surprisingly so (which was a relief). The rooms face a large covered lobby area that includes a pool, gym and restaurant. My room was directly across from the pool, so it had quite a bit of noise from kids screaming in the early evening. But it stopped by 10 pm.

A continental breakfast was included in the price of the room. For a continental breakfast it was pretty substantial, including eggs and sausage.

If in a pinch and need to stay near to the Detroit hotel, this wouldn't be a bad place to lodge.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Toledo. Oh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We have stayed at this Best Western several times before leaving on vacation thru Detroit Metro Airport. It is a great deal! The room rate for the night - which includes parking for the week is less than what you would pay to park your car in one of those part and ride lots for the week. We always have a very early flight and it is nice to go up the night before and not have the hour plus drive before flying. My room has always been clean and the customer service has always been top notch. It is not the Ritz, but when all you are looking for is a good nights sleep before a flight it is great. I will continue to use this hotel.

Room Tip: I always ask for a room away from the pool and hot tub area as it can be quite noisy these in the ev...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Golden, CO
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel in February of 2013 and will not be back. This hotel is old and on the verge of run down. My room was dirty and I couldn't wait to leave. The halls were being repainted and much of the hotel smelled of paint. The only pluses are its location near the airport and it was pretty quiet.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I was looking for a decent hotel for a solo stay the night before my flight was to leave. From driving by other hotels and looking at a few, Best Western seemed a tad more comfortable. The room was off the pool area, and anyone making noise in that area echoes throughout the entire place, making it very annoying when you want to relax. There is a sliding door instead of a window facing this area, and when I got into the room, it wasn't closed tight. The curtains placed over this also don't completely block out the light either. The bed was comfortable but smelled like cologne, as if the bedding hadn't been completely washed from the previous guest. As others said too, the bathroom seemed tiny. I'm 5 feet tall, but the sink only went up to maybe my thighs. The water pressure was insanely loud. There were also gaps in the door.

I ordered food from the restaurant, and it was only okay. Nothing fancy. The shuttle to the airport was quick and convenient. I would possibly stay again if I had an early flight but probably not if I had a longer stay.

Room Tip: Try to get a room not facing the pool area.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Advertised 100% non-smoking. Had to be moved from 1st room due to being VERY smoky. Extremely dated decor, tiny bathroom, noisy, breeze under door. Good valet parking service for DTW. Sad, older hotel.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Monroe, Michigan, Usa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I have stayed at other Best western hotels. This particular one, located by the airport however, I cannot rave about it. Now, the room was very clean, staff was good, the meal we ordered from the restaurant, was excellent. The poolside room was terrible, there were teenagers and kids running up and down the halls all night, the hot tub had way too many people in it, spilling the water over. I was able to get in only once. My daughter could swim only once, the water she said was cold. We had went on a leisure trip, for valentines week, to swim and have fun. I was irritated the entire time, and kept us in our room. I checked out early at about 9:30 when we still had time, because i was so disappointed. Will not stay here again, unless it improved. I did notify this hotel about my disappointments, and they did listen and document it, and apologized.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 9191 Wickham Road, Romulus, MI 48174-1904
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Location: United States > Michigan > Romulus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #20 of 25 hotels in Romulus
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Gateway International Hotel 3*
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