If you are used to Motel 6 or the Clarion (Comfort Inn) hotels, this will probably suit you fine. If you are an upscale traveler who stays at Embassy Suites, Courtyard, Doubletree, or anything higher end, this is NOT the place for you. AVOID.
When the Auto Show happens and your hotel has rooms available, there is a reason:
1) Your hotel is on the "wrong" side of town. If you are a woman traveling by yourself, I wouldn't be outside this hotel at night (in fact I drove my client to/from here just for safety). The area around it is very deserted. There's no way you'll get a cab here. No taxis wait here like at major hotels on the other side of town.
2) It's just a lower-class hotel (2-star?). While they seem to have tried by putting in new wallpaper and maybe carpet, there are still low-class things that this hotel does that make it very un-friendly: No artwork at all on the walls in rooms. Yeah, like a jail cell. What? Are we going to trash the place? Old 4:3 tv's. Of course, all the major chains have updated by now. Two plastic-wrapped plastic cups... no glasses. Seriously? You have a restaurant downstairs. Order 1000 glasses and start stocking rooms. No mini-bar and IF they have a fridge available, it'll cost you $10/night.
3) No clock in the room. While I travel with my phone and use that alarm, how cheap is this place to not even have a standard clock in each room?
4) No independent temperature controls. I checked into my room and it was over 80-degrees inside. Woah! So, I turned on the A/C... and it blew hotter air into the room. A call to the front desk confirmed that only heat was available, so I should just turn it off... and what? Open the window? Which I did. And it helped the heat, but also let in bugs because there are no screens on the windows!
This is one of those hotels that I will never return to, nor ever recommend you stay at. If I get booked for the Auto Show late again, I'll either stay out at the airport or another town just to be in a bigger chain place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel St. Regis, the most inviting landmark hotel near downtown Detroit. Among Detroit Hotels, the Hotel St Regis stands alone with its original stately elegance yet with a modern, more casual style. Delivering an extraordinary level of comfort and convenience is what we promise each of our guests. Few Detroit hotels can rightfully boast of a history as rich as ours. The Hotel St. Regis has played host to such diverse and notable travelers as Martin Luther King and Mick Jagger.Located in Detroit's New Center area, the hotel is next door to Wayne State University, the world class health facility - Henry Ford Hospital, Fisher Theatre and Cadillac Place, home of the state of Michigan Government offices. And our unique location is minutes from Detroit's major venues.Guests of the Hotel St. Regis will enjoy relaxing in comfort in one of the 124 stylish guestrooms and suites located on five floors. Each room has been newly redesigned featuring an inviting color scheme, guest bedroom & bath with marble vanities & superior bedding.Enjoy live Jazz every Thursday night from 6-9PM in our attached restaurant/lounge La Musique. ... more less
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