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The Atheneum
Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Detroit
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

My fiance and i were having a night on the town and gave this hotel a try. The value is great! Our room was huge and had a great jacuzzi tub, excellent price. The best part is you can walk right into fishbones through the lobby and have dinner, drinks, and see live entertainment. A fantastic time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

Despite its being in Detroit, the Atheneum was fine. A bit expensive, but conveniently located. Housekeeping was good and responsive. Fishbones downstairs is a good place to have nearby.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

The Atheneum is a good choice in a city that really does not have many decent hotels. Rooms are big and have decent beds. Lobby is a little dated, and the staff is a little indifferent, but the hotel overall is pretty good. Location is convenient to some restaurants in Greektown, and sports stadiums are very close by. The People Mover is a block away which makes a circle around downtown Detroit. For the price you probably get the biggest room in the City. Good choice for families who want to put their kids to sleep and close the door.

Room Tip: Get a room not facing the main street in Greektown.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

We actually cancelled our reservations at another hotel to stay an extra night in the Atheneum. The suite had a refreshing floor plan, the service was extremely friendly, and the complimentary shuttle bus and valet service was very useful for anything not in walking distance. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The couch was a little small and uncomfortable but the bed far from made up for that!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

Went to Detroit for a concert at the Filmore. This hotel has a free shuttle to take you where you want to go. Great feature since it was raining/sleeting. It is really ornate in an acient Greece way, but why not, it is in Greektown (-: Suite was really large and modern. Two Flat screen TVs. Couch was a little plastic. Bathroom was unbeliavable large. Fishbones restaurant just outside was a good place for cocktails and snacks. Greektown Casino and many other great places to eat withing steps. Staff was friendly. At the time we stayed, it was the least expenisve in the area, and I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

Stayed here over the weekend. Check in was under 5 minutes. No line, there are multiple desks to check you in. Staff was very helpful answering a few questions. We were in a hurry to get to a show but were starving so I called room service to see what the wait time was on some food. They said about 25-35 minutes but it was at our door in about 10. The shuttle was available right when we went downstairs and it got us to the theater in about 5 minutes. When I called the hotel to have the shuttle pick us up I was pleased to hear that it was already waiting for us at the entrace. Yes, it was noisy when we sat in the living area but when we headed to the beds we didn't hear anyting. Not sure what everyone who complains about the noise is expecting. Since there are other people in the hotel you will hear them when sitting next to the hallway. Everything was clean in the room. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and suggest it to anyone staying in Detroit.

Room Tip: If you are disabled or elderly ask for an accessible room. The shower/tub edge is really high. I a...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Atheneum
Address: 1000 Brush St, Greektown, Detroit, MI 48226-2906
Location: United States > Michigan > Detroit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Detroit
#7 Family Hotel in Detroit
#10 Romantic Hotel in Detroit
#11 Business Hotel in Detroit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Atheneum 4*
Number of rooms: 174
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