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Doubletree by Hilton Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby
Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We took a girls roadtrip to Toronto and Detroit this week and stayed for 3 nights in Detroit at this hotel. Reasonable rates. Clean hotel and clean room. The room was rather large(suite). Not very far from downtown at all, up the street from the MGM. Close to the expressway. The parking is not included in the room rate($23 a night) but totally worth having it valet parked because the cars are parked on site in an enclosed/locked area. There is nothing fancy about this hotel, again a very good value. I felt safe there.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

This hotel exceeded my expectations. I would recommend it over the other over priced hotels for numerous reasons and will only stay here in the future! It was conveninet to catch the people mover just a couple of blocks away. The bed and amount of pillows was like sleeping in a cloud. The rooms were absolutely huge and the cookies were to die for!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kimberly S
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

My husband and I decided to attend a Baseball game at Comerica on the way through to New York City. I did a little research and found this gem nearby the stadium within walking distance, but they also had a free shuttle available to the park. The valet for parking our car was a bit (something like $35), but it made it simpler for us than having to find parking nearby. They helped us get our ridiculously heavy bags out of the car, and we got checked in very quickly. The area is not the greatest, but I felt safe in and around the hotel. The bar and restaurant attached looked great, but we were there for such a short time we didn't partake. The shuttle driver was very nice and chatted with us to and from the park. The room was very clean, and it was so incredibly nice to be able to control our own temperature in the room or the sitting area. They had two computers available in the business center. One Mac and one windows based computer and an all in one to print. This was great as I purchased Tigers tickets on my mobile that day and needed to print the tickets before we left. I used the fitness center in the morning, and it was quite nice. The machines were all new and everything worked. TV's on some machines and on the wall. For a small little fitness center it did the trick. The coffee bar in the morning was good to have. We had a long drive ahead of us, so we grabbed coffees and snacks and headed out. I would suggest giving valet your ticket and then ordering coffee as we stood around waiting for coffee and then stood around while the 2 guys ran around trying to get everyone's cars parked or brought up. Really comfortable hotel, really nice staff and great amenities. And I'm pretty sure that was the best night's sleep we had the entire vacation.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bethany R
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

This DoubleTree has awesome rooms. However, the surrounding environment left a lot to be desired. The lobby was not impressive at all. Moreover, being a solo traveler, I like sitting at the bar which had no bar stools only cosy enclaves.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Deneice M
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

The staff at the front desk was very helpful and professional- cookies were good too! The valets were most helpful a nd the shuttle drivers pointed out places to see....some of the nicest hotel staff we have encountered! It was a bit far to walk to Comerica park, but there is a shuttle and taxis are frequent... The breakfast nook in the lobby is plentiful...for the money, this is a good choice...I would stay here again!

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank cathi r
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This hotel is quite a gem! The suites are sweet! The design of the furniture and carpeting is clean-lined and contemporary. It's "eye candy" for the saavy (or weary) traveler! The towel hook just outside of the beautifully framed shower doors and the double-sided recepticle for trash and recyclables are just 2 of the little things that added to the charm of this restored, "classical revival Georgian Eclectic" style building. It's worth a visit whether you know someone in Detroit or not!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Others have recommended this, and I concur. Good location. Definitely a 3 or 3.5 star rating. One bedroom suite almost as big as some one-bedroom apartments. Staff were wonderful. Rooms clean and bright.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Address: 525 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-3122
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Location: United States > Michigan > Detroit
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Detroit
#5 Family Hotel in Detroit
#5 Romantic Hotel in Detroit
Price Range: $152 - $418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree by Hilton Detroit Downtown - Fort Shelby 3.5*
Number of rooms: 203
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wonderful historic hotel in the heart of downtown Detroit. Enjoy our all suite hotel rooms. Just one block from the people mover. ... more   less 
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