I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in November 2011 with my young son. We were in Detroit for a football game and this hotel was within walking distance of Ford Field. The hotel is very nice, the rooms were clean, and the staff was friendly. The worst part of the stay, and of our trip, were the nights at the hotel. Our room was directly across from a nightclub that blasted its music so loud that it felt like it was in the next room. We could hear the DJ talking, word for word. The first night I called down to the front desk and was told the music would stop at 2am. However, it was 2:30am before it stopped, then it was a half hour of honking horns and drunk people partying. Soundproofing within the hotel wasn't good either; we heard the conversation of the people directly below us until approximately 3am. So we didn't get much sleep that night which is annoying when you pay $140 for the room. The next morning I asked to switch rooms so that we didn't have the same problem. The girl at the desk said that since it was a Sunday night, there wouldn't be any noise. I foolishly believed her. The music stopped that night at 2am. By the end of the trip, we were exhausted (especially my son) and it put a real damper on the things we were in Detroit to do. I'm not sure what the hotel can do to fix this, other than give families rooms far away from that side of the hotel. Or at least tell you when you book your room that you will be basically staying in a disco until 3am!!!!!
The breakfast buffet at Fishbones was HORRIBLE. It cost us $30 (no drinks) and this is the selection we had: 3 types of fruit sliced up; 1 type of egg (scrambled); soggy toast; good bacon; stale croissants; and overcooked potatoes/hash browns. Many people came in, looked at the selection, and left. We heard waitresses in the kitchen asking "whose idea was it to do the buffet, it's awful". If we hadn't been so tired from our sleepless night, we would have gone somewhere else.
On the upside, the free shuttle was excellent. It took us where we wanted to go and brought us back promptly. Shaq, our driver, was very helpful and friendly. He and his shuttle were the best part of our stay.
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- Also Known As:
- The Atheneum Hotel Detroit
- Atheneum Hotel Detroit
- Atheneum Detroit
- Atheneum Suite Hotel