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MotorCity Casino Hotel
Ranked #10 of 33 Hotels in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ruin Porn Oasis”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here during a recent devastation tour of Detroit. It was a welcome oasis - great rooms, excellent breakfast and buffet, sharp casino. Also saw a show at the in-house concert venue, Soundboard, which was top-notch. Highly recommended.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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MCCHDetroit_MI, Manager at MotorCity Casino Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Sounds like you had an awesome experience with us, we appreciate you taking the extra time to tell others about MotorCity Casino Hotel. Make sure to check out our website for future shows at Sound Board, new themed nights at Assembly Line Buffet, and updates on our ever evolving gaming floor. Don’t forget to check out D.Tour Spa next time to complete your trip. Oh, and there are many more great places to visit while in Detroit, take a peek at The Visit Detroit Blog for a whole bunch of “can’t miss” events and attractions :-).
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Stratford, Canada
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stay at this hotel on the top floor and it was great. We really enjoyed the thought off being able to walk inside to the casino. We got picked up from there bus to go to hockey game.we had a great time and the bus brought us back.
The security is very good also, when you go up elevator to your room you have to show a piece of identification saying you are staying there.
the parking was great, and you are parked inside so you do not have to go out doors at night.

Room Tip: higher floors are quieter because off Casino.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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MCCHDetroit_MI, Manager at MotorCity Casino Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Very happy to hear you enjoyed your time at MotorCity Casino Hotel! We really appreciate you taking the time to review us as well. Our shuttle is available to all of our Club Metro members as transportation to and from The Red Wings and Detroit Tiger’s home games. Your comments will be shared with our security staff members, all of us at MotorCity Casino Hotel continue to strive to provide a safe and enjoyable experience to all of our guest. We hope you have plans to stay again soon, playoffs!
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Redford, Michigan
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Very impressed with the improvements. I did not try any of the food but I plan to go back this Sunday. I still prefer MGM but this is a nice alternative. I walked out ahead along with a free room. They have a promotion going on " play an hour get a free room". I thought there would be gimmicks but it was very straight forward. I already made my free room reservations for next month. Also I was there on a Thursday night and bottle beer was only $3 where MGM always chargers $4 a beer. Oh forget to say the staff esp the desk where you receive your card were very friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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MCCHDetroit_MI, Manager at MotorCity Casino Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Sounds like lady luck was on your side! Winning on the gaming floor, hitting the bar specials and enjoying a free room just for coming and checking us out… congratulations! We are very proud of our Play and Hour Stay For Free promotion which has received rave reviews from our guests and national recognition from within the marketing and promotions industry! Your comments regarding service excellence received from our Club Metro team has been shared with them and we look forward to having you as our guest in the very near future, thanks for the review!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Motorcity Hotel/Casino was a great getaway for my friends and I. Our rooms were stocked robes, comfortable beds, and very attentive staff. The bathroom had a closed door toilet, shower, and bathtub and the overall style of the rooms were very modern.

The casino was exciting and almost everyone there was pleasant and in a great mood.

My only real problem was the complexity of the casino's layout. When I go on vacation I drink copious amounts of alcohol and after a few hours in the casino it became difficult to find my way out. It was always just a little easier to slip down into a seat next to a slot machine.

Well played casino, well played.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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MCCHDetroit_MI, Manager at MotorCity Casino Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for your review! Oh, and a special thanks for mentioning our ergonomic slot chairs, these alone can make anyone feel lost to the outside world! It’s another method we use to provide our guests a million mile escape, right down the street. We hope to see you again at MotorCity Casino Hotel very soon, rematch!
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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We usually stay at the Greektown casino when we head to Detroit for a game/ event/ or night out. This time, we went to a concert (Jimmy Buffett) with some friends and decided to stay at the Motorcity because it was substantially cheaper for everyone. ($200 vs $359) I was not dissapointed in the least.

Service: Top notch. Everyone was courtous and helpfull.

Rooms: Nicer than I thought. There were some reviews I read on here about smoking smell, but I didn't encounter that issue in the hotel. Didn't head to the casino, but I would imagine this may be an issue - as it is in most casinos.

Facilities: Can't comment. Just used the hotel for hanging out before the concert and crashing afterwards.

Location: Not good. You are taking a cab to where to want to go in Detroit, especially at night. This is the one advantage of the Greektown Casino/Hotel as it is right in the middle of a nicer area (Greektown) where you can walk a lot of bars'resturants/ stadiums and feel safer. the hotel itself has not safety concerns though.

All in all, I was pleasantly surprised. I would not hesitate to stay here again, if the price was less expensive than the Greektown. If they were the same.... I would definately stay there just for the location.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I have no complaints. Our room was very nicely furnished with a flatscreen tv, desk, ottoman, fridge and bar. The bathroom had a separate toilet, glass shower, jetted tub, granite and stylish sink. What I loved most that when I went to pay for our valet parking, I was informed that it was complimentary! We had no noise or temperature issues. The casino was downstairs and provided lots of entertainment.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saint Clair, Michigan
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2013

The rooms are amazing. The buffet is excellent. It's the best of the 3 casino hotels in Detroit. The bathroom in a standard room is excellent, with a huge tub, and large shower. The room was very comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: MotorCity Casino Hotel
Address: 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-2907
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Location: United States > Michigan > Detroit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Detroit
#10 Business Hotel in Detroit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — MotorCity Casino Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 400
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