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The Atheneum

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1000 Brush St Greektown, Detroit, MI 48226-2906
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#15 of 38 hotels in Detroit
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Detroit, The Atheneum is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its charming environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Atheneum makes it easy to enjoy the best of Detroit.

Rooms at The Atheneum Hotel provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at The Atheneum guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. You can also enjoy a fitness center and a lounge. Need a place to park? Parking is available at Atheneum Suite Hotel.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Detroit, Atheneum Suite Hotel is located a short distance from Ford Field (0.4 mi) and Little Caesars Arena (0.8 mi).

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Green Dot Stables, Kid Rock's Made in Detroit, and Sweetwater Tavern, which are some pubs that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you’re looking for something to do, Detroit Downtown (0.3 mi), Detroit RiverFront (0.3 mi), and Greektown (0.1 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Atheneum Suite Hotel.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, The Atheneum is sure to make your visit to Detroit one worth remembering.

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ArielM1992 wrote a review Apr 12
Detroit, Michigan2 contributions2 helpful votes
Me and my boyfriend checked in Friday for a 2 night stay. We are locals and was having a staycation. Unfortunately I did not take pictures to back up my review but my bf as my witness this is how everything occurred. When we checked into the hotel we noticed valet parking was an option but for $28 a day. As we walked into the building the decor and staff was very welcoming however I couldn’t help but notice the customers that were staying in the hotel as well smh. Friday night we went to our room on the 7th floor and went inside this beautiful deluxe king suite. The first thing we did notice was the walls were pretty thin seeming there had to be a group next door to us. We literally could hear the conversations and music but it wasn’t a big deal to us. I was about to run some bath water to soak but noticed they didn’t have any bubble bath soap and the shampoo bottle was empty. Unfortunately as we went to go use the sink in the bathroom water came gushing out of the pipe onto the bathroom floor. We called down to front desk immediately and they sent 2 gentleman up to check it out. When the gentleman went into the bathroom and turned the sink on and realized we weren’t lying they immediately informed us to gather our things and placed us in a room on the 2nd floor. Now this room was just as nice but it definitely wasn’t a deluxe room. As we checked the room out I checked everything and noticed a long black strand of hair underneath one of the pillows. It was a big deal seeming neither one of us has long black hair however since COVID I try to give hotels the benefit of the doubt. The ice bucket, cups and coffee maker was all in the bathroom sitting on the sink. We thought that was odd but most importantly unsanitary. Overall the decor and the staff is very nice and professional but seeming the amenities weren’t included and we had a few mishaps I probably would make this hotel a last resort.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ariel, Thank you for taking the time to share such comprehensive feedback with us. We are glad to see that you enjoyed our modern Greek décor and warm service. However, we are disappointed to see that you experienced some uncharacteristic housekeeping service. We do appreciate you bringing this to our attention and we assure you that we will take your valuable feedback to improve for current and future guests. We hope to get a chance to host you again for a seamless staycation at our Greektown home. Sincerely, Starsky El Assadi General Manager
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nwgrrl wrote a review Apr 3
Seattle, WA20 contributions5 helpful votes
The staff WAS 4-star - very professional and very friendly, but the hotel was lacking. It had history of being grand, but is now shabby. No amenities - luckily had our own corkscrew, no luck with anything glass to drink out of. Definitely going back to the Westin Cadillac next time.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Dear nwgrrl, Thank you for taking the time to detail your experience with us. While we are delighted to have provided you with warm and welcoming service, we apologize that our accommodations fell short of expectations. Should you choose to give us another chance, we are confident of our team will deliver an exceptional experience from check-in to check-out. Sincerely, Starsky El Assadi General Manager
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Jodi wrote a review Mar 2021
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What an unexpected surprise the Atheneum was! My husband came across this hotel on Hotels.com and it deserves 5 stars from the beauty of the hotel to the cleanliness to the customer service and the amenities. Upon arrival, Megan checked us in and her friendliness immediately made us feel welcomed. We had a king suite that was just beautiful (I am sorry I forgot to take pictures!). The hotel is beautifully decorated and has an upscale feel. The hotel is located downtown and within walking distance to many great restaurants and bars. If you’re heading to Detroit, you won’t be disappointed with your stay at the Atheneum.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Jodi, Thank you for reviewing your wonderful stay with us. It is a pleasure to hear that our downtown location and exceptional hospitality made you feel right at home. We look forward to having you back for another incredible stay at our oasis in Greektown soon. Sincerely, Starsky El Assadi General Manager
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Megan C wrote a review Mar 2021
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I would not suggest this hotel. Yes it was nice but now I’m being accused of damage that I didn’t do. And they charged my card 3 different times for $500, $500, and $550. Me and my fiancé stayed one night and we were in the room very little as we explored the city. The hotel is stating that damage was done to the wall, tub and tv. We are both 110 pound females. I can assure you we didn’t put a hole in the tub. That’s insane. And they are not even working with me and I am trying to work with them. As I I did stay there but this damage is not mine. The TV in the front room didn’t work from the moment we walked in so to say that that damage was mine is uncalled for. I would not suggest this hotel to anybody unless they want all their money gone for damages they didn’t do.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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KellyK wrote a review Jan 2021
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The marble work throughout the hotel is stunning and the space is open, airy and luxurious looking. The clientele does not match the beauty and elegance of the hotel space, nor does the ever wafting smell of marijuana throughout. I felt as though I stepped inside a Greek fortress taken over by a house-party. My teenage daughter and I visited the Detroit area to honor the passing of a long time devoted public servant of Detroit. We stayed only 2 evenings, and on our last evening we were awoken at midnight by complete chaos, mass crowds of yelling and screaming coming from the lobby floor (we were on the 6th floor). I feared our building was on fire or an active shooting was about to erupt. I opened my suite door to peer out to see if there was smoke, and saw people yelling obscenities and throwing angry fists. I feared for my daughter and my life. Seven Detroit police vehicles pulled in from my bedroom view, with as many as 14 police officers swarming in. When I called the front desk to find out what was occurring I was told they just had a “security issue.” When we checked out the next morning I was told there was no manager available to talk, and when I called later that afternoon was told that the manager Leo was too busy to talk but would call me back. His lack of response 48 hours later was a complete disregard to our safety and is a reflection of concern and care for his hotel’s reputation and patronage. I do not recommend this establishment to any self respecting individual looking for a relaxing and upscale place to rest.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 7, 2021
Dear Kelly K, We greatly appreciate your feedback. Please accept our sincerest apologies about the events that occurred during your stay. We understand you were visiting for a somber occasion and the behavior of other guests detracted from your peace and comfort. Please trust that this type of occurrence is exceedingly rare and every effort was made to ensure our guests remained safe and sound. The disruption was nonetheless regrettable and we are disappointed to have left this impression. We aim to learn from this and do all we can to prevent a reoccurrence. Should we have the chance to accommodate you again, we have every confidence we can provide you with a proper Atheneum experience. Sincerely, Starsky El Assadi General Manager
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$160 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Atheneum
Which popular attractions are close to The Atheneum?
Nearby attractions include The HandleBar (0.09 miles), Escape the Room Detroit (0.05 miles), and Campus Martius Park (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Atheneum?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Atheneum?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Atheneum?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Atheneum?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Atheneum?
Conveniently located restaurants include Astoria Pastry Shop, Pizza Papalis, and Hudson Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Atheneum?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Atheneum?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Atheneum offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Atheneum?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant (2.7 miles), Motown Museum (3.1 miles), and Willistead Manor (1.9 miles).
Is The Atheneum accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.